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Jean-Paul Des Pres, MSW, LICSW, ABD

Office: 29 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Couples Therapy
PTSD Therapy
Practice Description: At my core, I am a humanist. What this means is that my treatment approach is grounded in my belief (based on both science and experience) that each one of us possesses an innate life push toward mental health and emotional well-being. Psychological symptoms and emotional suffering result when that innate push toward health and well-being is interrupted, stifled, broken by trauma, or chronically stalled by harmful relationships.

While many people may share certain symptoms or seem to have similar problems, no two people are alike. I specialize in understanding how you came to struggle with your particular problems and in developing a working relationship that will be effective for you. I do that with each and every client.

You'll find that I am sincere, empathic, active, compassionate, steady, interested, and informed.

My training is broad and deep and in the end, I specialize in "personalization"; in helping you overcome the challenges that have prevented you from being the non-depressed, non-anxious, successful, emotionally fulfilled person you want to be.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Child Abuse
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Impaired Professionals
Impulse Control Disorders
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Opiate Abuse
Family of Origin Issues
Young Adult Issues
Attachment Issues
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Control Mastery
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Trauma Informed Psychotherapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Jewish
Native American
Education: BA psychology, BA sociology
Brandeis University, 1984

MSW, Simons College School of Social Work, 1992

Ph.D anticipated
Smith College School for Social Work, 2016
License #: 113591
License State: Massachusetts
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certificate: Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers
Fee Schedule: $200.00 per 50 minute session. Billing arrangements to be agreed upon.
Limited sliding scale.
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I accept payments from insurance plans that offer out of network benefits. I will submit claims to insurance companies.
Driving Directions: Corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Berkley streets.
"T" accessible. Walk from Charles St. red line. Walk from Park St. or Arlington St. green line

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Additional Comments: Mixed feelings about starting therapy? Call me. I'll be happy to discuss your thoughts and feelings with absolutely no pressure to schedule an appointment.

Jean-Paul Des Pres, MSW, LICSW, ABD, Therapist in Boston

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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