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Greg Handel, PhD

For Telehealth/Online & Franklin Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability

“At some point in our lives, we all need support from others … .”

Counseling Style

Greg takes a grounded approach to counseling that is client centered. He believes each person is unique and wants to walk beside them as they set and obtain life goals. Everyone can achieve a sense of confidence and increased self-efficacy, and Greg is excited to walk down that path with you!

Greg is also an ordained minister who believes in treating the whole person, acknowledging that any individual is more than the sum of their parts. However, he respects each individual’s beliefs and sees having a complete understanding of an individual’s point of view as a necessary part of counseling.

He also believes that we all, at some point in our lives, experience periods of emotional suffering and brokenness. Therefore, at some point in our lives, we all need support from others. Greg often pulls from his own life experiences to identify with each individual and guide them through the healing process.


Greg has more than 35 years of experience providing positive life supports for individuals, couples and families. He has worked in several different environments including inpatient and outpatient mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, congregate residential settings and in private practice.


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disorder
  • Conduct Disorders
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Christian Counseling

Authored Articles & Interviews

Therapist Interview: Greg Handel, PhD

September 7, 2022

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Massachusetts

March 25, 2022

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Massachusetts

March 27, 2022


Our Practice At HBH

February 28, 2022

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Developmental Disability Therapy in Massachusetts

April 22, 2022

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November 2, 2022