Deena Traum - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Deena Traum, PsyD

For Telehealth/Online & Franklin Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Deena believes in creating a trusting relationship with children so that they view therapy as a safe place to share their feelings and experiences. Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Social Thinking, Deena believes that children can recognize their strengths, learn coping strategies, and be able to thrive at home and in school. Deena will also work closely with parents, through collaboration and consultation, in order to ensure the best possible outcome for their children.


Deena has a Doctorate in Child-Clinical/School Psychology. She has worked with children of all ages for her entire professional career. Deena has worked in early intervention, in clinical settings, and most recently, in a public elementary school.

Psychological Evaluations

In addition to counseling children of all ages, Deena also is accomplished in the area of psychological evaluations. Deena has extensive experience completing psycho-educational evaluation with children ages 3-18. Using a variety of assessment tools, Deena can help determine a child’s areas of strength and weakness. The evaluation can reveal if a child’s struggles are a result of a Specific Learning Disability, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, Depression, Anxiety or a combination of multiple factors.


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disorder
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Play Therapy

Authored Articles & Interviews

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Psychoeducational Evaluations

January 30, 2022

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Healing Through Play: What is Play Therapy and How Does Play Therapy Work?

March 27, 2022