Our Team in Chelsea
Welcome! Transformational Choices is a community-based professional service that provides a full range of life enhancing services in a holistic, mindful, and supportive setting.
Our mission is to support mindful change within individuals, groups, and organizations. We are proud to offer a diverse array of services, including mental health counseling for individuals, groups, families, children. We work to address relationship issues between couples, within small groups, and in families. We offer life and wellness coaching and consultation, as well as organizational evaluation and consulting.
We are committed to providing the best professional services by working with our clients and developing and implementing the most effective and customized life enhancing change plans, through the promotion of learning and personal growth.
Transformational Choices uses a natural and organic mind / body approach to restoring healthy emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. The client and therapist are partners and work together to discover the choices necessary to reach new goals and break old patterns.
Our approach to the helping relationship is especially effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, emotional dysfunction, creative blocks, relationship concerns, and debilitating personality traits that interfere with love, work, and the knowledge to sustain health.
Louis Barry, LLMSW
I believe the first and most important step is to create a nonjudgmental space to process what is on your mind. I am here to empower you to become your own therapist in the end, by giving you tools for coping and by helping you learn and let go of what is not serving you. I will meet you where you’re at--you do not have to feel ‘prepared’ for therapy sessions. We will be able to genuinely explore your feelings and inner dialogue together, even if that’s not something you would normally consider.
Together, we can improve your current state of being, whether that involves strategies for making important decisions, or how to go through a change or loss, coping techniques for depression, feelings of hopelessness, struggles with PTSD, addictive behaviors, obsessive thoughts or actions, worry, insomnia, your relationship with food, your relationship with sex and others, concerns with relating to your family of origin or family of creation, or talks about your general wellbeing. I’m here for you, and I look forward to our first session together. Stay strong, as storms never last.
Dustin Flores, LLMSW
If the point of therapy is to remove obstacles to our growth, how do we determine what those obstacles are? If we’ve decided it’s time to change direction, how do we discern our new path?
On a daily basis, we are presented with opportunities for growth and transformation. Yet we often find it difficult to reconstruct our setbacks and disappointments into new strengths and deep insights on our own. Walking with a fellow traveler can be life-changing for many who seek to overcome obstacles and discern paths. My approach to the therapeutic alliance is to be a fellow traveler on the road to wisdom and wholeness. I have varied interests in psychodynamic, cognitive, and existential models of psychotherapy, among others. However, my goal is to utilize what I’ve learned from these different approaches to help my fellow travelers find their own route to fulfillment and deeper levels of connection and joy in their lives and relationships.
Emily Zimmer, LMSW
Sometimes it does take a village to raise a child and I am here to assist you on that journey. I have over 7 years of experience working in the child welfare system and have vast experience working with trauma related behaviors and emotions. Adolescents, teens and young adults quickly became one of my favorite populations to work with, but I also see adult clients individually. I take a person-centered approach with adolescents and teens and will work with the entire family, as needed, to meet the needs of clients.
You are the expert of your life. As a therapist, I am here to learn from you and to offer you an objective view of yourself, including your strengths, which we will build from. I believe in a very person-centered approach to therapy where we work together to identify goals and to formulate a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. I utilize treatment techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy including mindfulness, coping strategies, thought stopping, and anxiety reducing techniques.
Evening and Saturday hours also available.