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Susan Walters

Susan Walters

I received my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), with a specialization in School Adjustment and Community Counseling from Lesley University. I am also licensed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts as a School Social Work/School Adjustment Counselor. I offer an eclectic approach to individual therapy that is personally tailored to the treatment goals for school-aged children, adolescents and adults.

Prior to joining Dana Group Associates, I was a program director for an outpatient community-focused clinic that provided mental health, substance use disorder counseling and psychiatry for 8 years. I have familiarity with the juvenile and adult court-referral process for substance abuse treatment and providing substance abuse evaluations. Additionally, I work with children, adolescents and adults who have learning disabilities who benefit from learning strategies to succeed at school, work, and socially.

Areas of Special Interest

ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Aging, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Bipolar disorders, Caregivers, Chronic illness, Chronic pain / pain management, Cultural identity, Clients with medically complex challenges, DCF involvement, Depression, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Grief and loss, Learning disorders, LGBTQ+ children, LGBTQ+ ages 18+, Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Physical disabilities and/or limitations, Racial identity, Self-harming behaviors, Substance use disorders, Suicidal ideation, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation

Therapy Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), , Strengths-based, Positive psychology, Motivational interviewing, Play therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general), Psychodynamic