I am a clinical social worker psychotherapist; I offer talking therapy to individuals
and couples. Over the years I have heard many things in my office and offer
practical directions in an open, relaxed way. I aim to expand the range of the
client’s options for behavior and for ways of feeling. Discussions include laughter,
tears, reflection, evaluation and change. I see myself as a facilitator of the client’s
expression of her Best Self. Factors that impede this expression can be situational
and/or internal. My office is a safe haven for my clients, a place where they will feel
accepted and cared about.
In the last several years I have offered bereavement counseling, in addition to my
I work in Clinton, MA. I would be happy to have you contact me
through this website (just press Contact ),
by telephone 978-733-1748
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About my Practice:
Here are some of the business parameters that govern my practice.
If you have questions about anything here, please ask me.
I welcome clients to my private office which has free, easy parking. However, it is not handicap accessible.
I am a fully licensed social worker, with a Masters in Social Science from Boston University School of Social Work and have maintained my Massachusetts license continually, fulfilling each year the necessary continuing education. LICSW stands for Licensed Independent Clinician
of Social Work.
I am also a BCD or Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, a national credential requiring education each year beyond the LICSW.
In addition, during the last ten years I have been a certified bereavement counselor.
I began my practice over thirty years ago.
My usual fee for a 45 minute session for individuals and couples is $90.00 and is expected at each session. Although I am fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I do not work directly with insurance companies. I regularly offer reduced fees and approve payment plans.
Confidentiality is an essential part of psychotherapy. I will not reveal your identity to anyone, including my casework consultant, without your written consent. The exceptions are spelled out in Massachusetts law under which I have a mandated duty-to-warn. The therapeutic relationship is a protected relationship and adheres to strict boundaries. I do not use the Internet to communicate about or to keep records. I will email for scheduling. My use of social media is for networking and not conducting therapy or friendships.
Who can be a psychotherapist?
A psychotherapist can be a social worker, a psychologist or a medical doctor. Social worker, psychologist, medical doctor refer to the graduate degree acquired, and in each case may be applied to any number of occupations, psychotherapy being one. A psychotherapist practices the art of psychotherapy.
Learn about Psychotherapy
If you are taking a mental health drug you should be in talking therapy. Here is an article to back me up that includes these quotes: