Bridget Aureli, LPC

Bridget Aureli, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Thank you for taking the time to improve your mental health! Whether you are feeling a bit “off” or are in dire need of someone to talk to about deep pain, I honor your journey. As your therapist, I help you to regain peace and regulate your big emotions. We are all on a journey, and taking steps to find the right person to accompany you and be your advocate takes courage and patience.

Approaches to therapy:

Individuals over age 13:

First, I listen to your story without any judgment and only then offer perspectives on how to help you meet your chosen goals. Any issue in your life that affects your emotions is important to our work together. Your whole person informs how you feel. We can talk about your family, physical health, financial woes, relationships, career decisions, cultural background, sexual identity, and anything else that is on your mind. My approach is always centered on which strategy or coping skill addresses your needs. In the jargon of the field, these approaches are labeled Eclectic, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Holistic, CBT, DBT, IFS, among others. That means I match what you want to accomplish in therapy to the hundreds of ways to get there.

Couples and Families:

I love the challenges and joys of helping people in relationships to understand how to do better for themselves and each other. I welcome couples with varying identities, stages of commitment, styles of affection, and goals for counseling. Goals for loving relationships are not limited to having a happy marriage. Couples who are thinking about committing long term, or who are in the middle of a family breakup, or anywhere in between, can benefit from an objective perspective on how to best relate to one another.  Lifespan and Systems theories are important to all counseling, particularly the work with couples and families. I also use Gottman principles when seeing couples.

What I specialize in:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Bipolar and other complex mood diagnoses
  • Grief
  • Conflict
  • Relationship and career changes
  • Trauma

My Background:

Change has defined my life since I was a military kid. This is my fifth career, and the one I love the most! My past experience includes education, recruiting, career advising, and academic advising. I have adult and teenage children who have taught me more about life than all the continuing education hours clocked to date. I went to school in an urban setting with ideals to treat the whole person.

Experience with:

  • Medical trauma (practitioners and patients)
  • Couples and families
  • Intensive Outpatient setting for hospitalization after-care and cancer patients
  • DBT, mothers of adult children, and addiction recovery groups
  • Unhoused, jail inmates, and temporarily sheltered populations
  • Veterans and military-connected
  • LGBTQ+
  • Spiritual trauma

In my free time, I do yoga, spoil my grandbaby, walk my dog, do yoga and swim. Even though I am a “pink hat” (fan when it’s fun), I am a sports good luck charm. Since I moved to Texas y’all have won two World Series and my new hometown gave the world a Super Bowl QB. I like to think my spending 30 years in Massachusetts helped the Pats, Sox, C’s and B’s win their trophies.