Endeavor Psychology Practice
Endeavor Psychology is a private clinical psychology practice located in the Back Bay area of Boston, specializing in general mental health and health psychology. The practice helps adults, older adolescents, and couples:
- Navigate life transitions, challenges and relationships
- Address anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other mental health needs
- Manage chronic health issues including diabetes, chronic pain, cardiac disease, stress-based illnesses and other conditions
- Implement healthy lifestyle changes and preventative health behaviors including stress management, weight loss, diabetes prevention, and smoking cessation
- Adjust to and cope with challenges of injury, illness and caregiving
Where Mental and Physical Health Connect
The Endeavor psychology practice leverages a holistic understanding of the individual, recognizing the intricate relationships between body and mind, to help clients advance mental and physical health. Therapy takes into account not just what clients are experiencing emotionally and physically, but also how their support networks, social and work relationships, and communities shape their experiences and impact their mental and physical health goals.
Brad Spickard, PhD Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist
Brad Spickard is Director of the Endeavor Psychology practice. Dr. Spickard received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Ohio University and further developed his specialization in health psychology through extensive training at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Nova Scotia. Since then he worked at Newton-Wellesley Psychiatry before becoming the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Derry Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire.
Dr. Spickard began his career working in acute inpatient and outpatient physical therapy hospitals as an exercise physiologist, developing a deep appreciation of the connections between physical and mental health and the challenges facing patients and their families. Over the last decade, Dr. Spickard has worked extensively with general mental health and medical populations in diverse settings including hospitals, primary care facilities, college counseling centers, and private practice.
As a psychotherapist Dr. Spickard utilizes an integrative model of psychotherapy that includes a patient-focused and interactive therapeutic approach with primary emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He leverages the strengths of individuals and their support networks in order to provide effective therapeutic interventions and facilitate change.
The Endeavor Psychology practice is located at 29 Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay area of Boston, steps from the Public Garden and Arlington T station.