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

Luisa is a licensed mental health counselor who has over 8 years in providing therapy to individuals ages 3-18 years old along with their parents and caregivers. She believes in a child-centered approach and her practice and values are based on the belief that mental health treatment needs to be normalized just like a routine doctor’s visit or dental cleaning. She believes that mental health is health and firmly believes that it is imperative to our overall functioning and well-being.

Luisa strives to give her clients a supportive and judgement free environment, with the understanding and cultural awareness that every person and family comes from a unique background and history. She will collaborate with individuals and families to identify goals and overcome barriers which will lead towards meaningful change and personal growth.


Luisa has over 8 years of experience working with individuals and groups in clinical and educational settings. She has worked as an outpatient therapist, school-based therapist, behavioral therapist as well as helped start a trauma focused program for transitional aged youth (18-23). She uses a variety of clinical approaches to meet the needs of each individual client and family.


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

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

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

I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and open to creating a safe space for sessions via Telehealth or in person. If interested, please reach out to me so we can start doing the work together!