Cari Chapderlane-Cox - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Cari Chapderlane-Cox, LICSW

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(413) 779-8217 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Cari is dedicated to increasing the functioning, self-determination, and stability of youth, adults, and families struggling with disabilities and complex mental health needs.

  • A solid background working with children and young adults but has also worked with individuals of all ages.
  • A history of and passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families supporting them.
  • Committed to therapeutic practice that fosters diversity and inclusion.
  • Worked closely to advocate for LGBTQ rights and has comprehensive knowledge regarding the clinical needs of LGBTQ individuals.

She is committed to fostering strong therapeutic relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and honesty. She will work collaboratively with you to identify your goals, assisting in finding ways in which you can improve your current situation and live the life you deserve. Change is difficult and can be challenging and uncomfortable at times. If you are ready to take that step she will offer you the skills to support and empower you.


Cari has worked in school social work, community mental health outreach, and mild/intensive therapeutic programming. She has assisted individuals experiencing a wide range of behavioral health symptoms, including but not limited to, processing through severe and complex behaviors related to trauma to dealing with adjustment issues related to life stage transitions.

Cari has built strong clinical skills in working with individuals experiencing many different mental health needs varying from mild to chronic. Some of these include:


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Divorce/Custody Disputes
  • Adoption/Foster care
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disorder
  • Conduct Disorders
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Play Therapy

Authored Articles & Interviews

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Symptoms, Interventions, and Support

March 27, 2022

The Link Between Women’s Hormonal Health and Mental Health

October 3, 2022

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3 Tips for Managing Stress From Mental Health Professionals in Massachusetts

November 2, 2022

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Supporting Your Loved One With Alcohol Use Disorder

May 5, 2023

Mental Health Tips for College Students

August 24, 2023