We are Humantold. We offer trusted and compassionate psychotherapy services to those seeking improved well-being.

As therapists, we are here to help guide you on your unique journey to personal growth. Every day, we see how human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better. We will help you address habits and emotions that are inhibiting your personal freedom and preventing you from living life as your fullest self.

We are Humantold

At Humantold, we believe that human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better.

From Our Clients

Farzad

My partner and I used Jasmine Sundri as our couples therapist between February - May 2019. I really cannot stress how much she has helped us grow as individuals and in our marriage during those months. Jasmine gave us concrete, cognitive based therapeutic solutions and exercises to work through some significant long-term issues we had been unable to resolve over our six year relationship. She mainly helped us start listening to each other again and our relationship is immensely better for it. I'd recommend her wholeheartedly to others in similar situations, thanks a lot Jasmine!

Maria

My family was lucky to find Christina Jeffrey, she was an integral part of our healing. We had many facets to the issues we were dealing with and she managed to separate and work on each one. She was reassuring, understanding, and most of all insightful. She made us feel comfortable enough to open up, especially for those of us that hadn't experienced therapy in the past and for those of us who had and were avoiding it. I could write a book describing all the ways she helped us, but in short we would never have gotten past our issues without her. I highly recommend her - she is truly a caring person and very knowledgeable in her field.

Don

I had the pleasure of working with Aaron. He's professional, patient, understanding, and helpful. He has quite a meditative, nonjudgmental approach to therapy - in the sense that not only is he nonjudgmental as a therapist, but he encourages you not to be judgmental with your own thoughts as you approach your challenges. Having him listen, and hearing his thoughts about my concerns have been instrumental in ensuring I'm living my best life. You're the man, Aaron.

Priscella

I have worked with Benjamin for around a year or more. And it's always great to go see him. I always have great therapy sessions and they have been helping me through life always.

Charlotte

It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am for Rachel Landman. She has helped me change my life for the better and continues to help me learn the tools I need to grow into the person I'd like to be. I can't recommend Rachel enough to anyone who is seeking a therapist who is kind, insightful, genuine, authentic, extremely intelligent, and truly just outstanding at their job. It shows that Rachel cares deeply for the betterment of her clients and goes above and beyond what I ever wanted in a therapist. My only regret is I didn't start going to her sooner.

Korey

I worked with Diana and from being her client I can certainly say she seems to genuinely care. She has helped me with issues and concerns I've been struggling with for some time and is always flexible and understanding. This was a big factor for me as rigidity in a clinician is something I don't tend to do well with. I've been in therapy before but I feel I've made much more progress here.

Simedar

I've bounced around from different therapists for years and am very pleased with my experience at Douglas Psychotherapy. Michelle Hong is amazing and so helpful and light! I look forward to our sessions every week and feel confident that she can help guide me through the toughest times.

James

I've been working with one of your wonderful therapists, Jordan Rands, for a couple months now. He has been a kind, thorough, and thoughtful presence as I start my therapy process - could not have asked for better.

JB

I am delighted to recommend Paige. I have had an exceptionally difficult time through a variety of security-related anxieties that these troubling times have brought. And she helped me become much more confident, independent and willing to ensure that I can become more resilient. I have no doubts she will have an amazing career and help so many people improve on what is one of the most important issues of today's times.

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Upcoming Workshops

Internalized Misogyny

Thursday Time: 6:00 pm Nandini Malhotra

This space is meant to recognize how our mental health is intrinsically enmeshed within
societal structures, and focuses on employing a liberation, anti-oppression psychology
approach as we process the ways in which internalized oppression manifests itself in our lives.

11/17/2022

Open

Session 1: Introduction, establishing community norms, defining terms, goal setting

11/24/2022

Open

Session 2: Reading and discourse

12/1/2022

Open

Session 3: Response, lived experiences, mental health

12/8/2022

Open

Session 4: Moving forward

Relationships/Dating Support Group

Tuesday Time: 6:00 pm Maria Angela Rodriguez

This support group aims to help individuals develop meaningful and healthy
romantic relationships. It provides a safe space to explore feelings, thoughts,
and behaviors within the context of relationships as well as increasing self-awareness to tackle different relational concerns. This group will assist you in
identifying maladaptive patterns, learning tools to resolve interpersonal
difficulties, and expressing and receiving love in a healthy way. This group is
open to both individuals in a relationship and single.

11/15/2022

Open

Week 1: What does your attachment style say about you?

11/22/2022

Open

Week 2: Are are you sabotaging your relationships?

11/29/2022

Open

Week 3: Are you honoring your wants vs needs? Let’s master
communication.

12/6/2022

Open

Week 4: What’s love for you? How are you showing and receiving it?

Mindfulness Techniques Workshop

saturday Time: 12:00 pm Christopher Felix

The workshop will not be a meditation class in which breathing exercises are done in
class. Rather it will be a workshop that teaches one or more mindfulness techniques
that one can do alongside meditating. Participants will be encouraged to engage in
mindfulness meditation adjacent to the course, but it will not be required. The main
objective will be to identify key moments in the participants life that could benefit with a greater sense of mindfulness.

Each class will teach a technique and it will be encouraged to practice and record ther
use of the technique between sessions. Participants will be encouraged to journal their
thoughts.

11/12/2022

Open

Week 1: Staying Grounding

11/19/2022

Open

Week 2: Internal Acknowledgment

11/26/2022

Open

Week 3: Garnering Awareness

12/3/2022

Open

Week 4: Developing Gratitude

Living in A Foreign Land

Sunday Time: 1:30 pm Yifan Jin

This group provides a safe space for foreign Asian nationals who immigrated to the United States. This group will allow all group members to share their far-from-home experiences, cultural differences, specific struggles, and what it means to be a foreign Asian in the United States. Furthermore, we will discuss how to direct our roles and identities in our current society.

11/13/2022

Open

Introduction, Relationship Building & Experience Sharing

11/20/2022

Open

Stigma, Cultural Shock, Struggle & Fear

11/27/2022

Open

Cultural Touchstone, & explore “What does being an Asian mean in the current society.”

12/4/2022

Open

Self Empowerment & Community Building

Working On Your Self Confidence

Monday Time: 7:00 pm Krystal Abreu

Research has shown that self-confidence is linked to almost everything we want in life: success at work, secure relationships, a positive sense of self, and happiness. But what is self-confidence? Why does it appear to be so mysterious? Why does it seem like other people have it and we don’t? The goal of this group is to define what your self confidence is, where it comes from, and how to set, work toward, and implement those goals into your daily life. This group will also discuss coping skills and mindfulness exercises that can aid in improving one’s anxiety surrounding trying new things.

10/10/2022

Open

Week 1: Understanding Self-Confidence and Setting Goals

10/17/2022

Open

Week 2: Practice Acceptance/Calm Your Body

10/24/2022

Open

Week 3: Mindfulness/Work with your thoughts/beliefs

10/31/2022

Open

Week 4: Face Your
Fears/Moving Forward

Black Women’s Support Group

Thursday Time: 7:30 pm Christina Williams

This group will serve as a supportive and safe talk space for Black Women. Topics of discussion will be based on racial identity, stereotypes, self-image, self-esteem, empowerment and community. The group will consist of a combination of interactive dialogues and journal prompts so participants can reflect and share their experiences. The only supplies needed for this workshop is a pen and paper.

10/13/2022

Open

- Introductions and What Does it Mean to be a Black Woman?

10/20/2022

Open

Debunking Stereotypes & Creating Your Own Narrative

10/27/2022

Open

Self- Image & Self- Esteem

11/3/2022

Open

Empowerment & Community

Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety Workshop

Tuesday Time: 6:30 pm Megan Wessler

As the global COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase and many of us return to in-person workplaces, classrooms, and social events, new levels of social anxiety are natural. In this four-week workshop, we’ll work together to gain a better understanding of social anxiety and anxious thought patterns. Additionally, we'll focus on social anxiety management through mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based skill development. We’ve designed this workshop to fit a variety of needs and welcome anyone hoping to learn more about social anxiety.

10/11/2022

Open

Week 1: Getting to Know Your Social Anxiety

10/18/2022

Open

Week 2: Exploring Anxious Thinking & Thought Patterns

10/25/2022

Open

Week 3: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Skill Building for Social Anxiety

11/1/2022

Open

Week 4: Mindfulness-Based Skill Building for Social Anxiety & Next Steps

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Monday Time: 6:00 pm Michael Bohuski

Most of us know how to be kind to a friend in need. But are we always a good friend to
ourselves? Self-compassion is the practice of meeting our own suffering with kindness. It asks, “What do I need?” Mindfulness, or nonjudgmental awareness, is the foundation for self-compassion practices.

This group will explore how mindfulness and self-compassion can help us to better cope with stress in different areas of our lives. Group members will have the opportunity to participate in formal meditation exercises, share their experiences and learn from others in informal group discussions, and develop a personalized set of self-compassion practices to incorporate into their daily lives.

Typical Structure: 5-10 minutes opening meditation exercise, 40-50 minutes open discussion, 5-10 minutes closing meditation exercise.

10/10/2022

Open

“How Do I Treat
a Friend?”
meditation (p. 12)

10/17/2022

Open

Labeling
emotions
meditation (p.
118)

10/24/2022

Open

“Giving and
Receiving
Compassion”
meditation (p.
111)

10/31/2022

Open

“Affectionate
Breathing”
meditation (p. 46)

Women's Issues Support Group

Thursday Time: 5:00 pm Juli Walchuk

Rooted in feminist therapy principles, this group will serve as a space for female/femme identifying people to connect and share experiences, both positive and negative, related to gender. Using a combination of open discussion and structured small activities, this group will explore how gender impacts our daily lives.

09/08/2022

Open

Introduction & Gender Role Socialization

09/15/2022

Open

Intersectionality & Identity

09/22/2022

Open

Navigating Relationships

09/29/2022

Open

Boundary Setting

10/06/2022

Open

Body-image & Self-esteem

10/13/2022

Open

Empowerment & Community Building

Men’s Mental Health Group

Wednesday Time: 7:00 pm Robert Lynch Michael Cruz

This group provides a space for men to explore their relationship to their gender and the roles society places on them. This group will explore what it means to be a man in today’s society, mental health and the unique struggles facing men. We will also explore how we learn to socialize manness and how to heal.

9/7/2022

Open

Introduction, Creating Space, and Addressing Stigma

9/14/2022

Open

Identifying Feelings and Emotions

9/21/2022

Open

Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use

9/28/2022

Open

Grief and Loss

10/5/2022

Open

Relationships (How We Connect)

10/12/2022

Open

Masculinity and Femininity

10/19/2022

Open

Coping Mechanisms and Mindfulness

10/26/2022

Open

Empowering Ourselves and Resources

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Thoughts From Humantold

The human mind and experience is worth exploring. On our blog, Humantold’s team shares their reflections around a wide array of psychotherapy topics and the human experience.

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A Message From Our Founder,
Peter Douglas

Therapy helps us understand ourselves, by becoming clearer about who we are, what we feel, what we want and what we might do next. All our therapists here at humantold, at their core, take pleasure in listening and engaging, embracing fully, the truth that we are all complex, and changing. With all your trepidation and anticipation, embraced, we welcome your next step in this (human) odyssey with us.

Sing to me of the person, muse, the person of twists and turns.

"Homer"

Teletherapy Offerings

We offer teletherapy services to individuals, couples, and families who are not able to meet us in our offices or are practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. In teletherapy sessions, our clients are offered the same high levels of patient-confidentiality and creative personable engagement that we do in-person. We use technology to ensure that their experience is impactful and convenient.