It takes two to speak the truth-one to speak and another to hear”- Thoreau
Like the local writer Henry David Thoreau, Peter believes in the importance of honest communication and of bearing witness to each other’s experiences and truths. Therapy, then, in Peter’s view, should be a place in which we can be heard and supported in our continual striving towards greater well-being.
Drawing on psychodynamic theory as well as insights and practices from cognitive behavioral therapy, systems theory, and narrative therapy, among other therapy and wellness traditions like mindfulness, Peter seeks to build a therapeutic alliance with his clients in order to promote and facilitate their safety and growth. He has years of experience as a clinician, group home manager, and teacher, and subsequently has expertise in working with marginalized and vulnerable populations, as well as treating schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety, among other disorders.
Peter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and earned his Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Education degree from Lesley University.