I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a practice in Boston, Ma.
Therapy is both an art and a science. Establishing and maintaining a positive, trusting relationship between therapist and client is vital – to have a ‘good fit’. Mostly we’ll work on your present circumstances, although it is sometimes helpful to dive into the past. I will encourage you to understand yourself and how your perception and interactions affect your life – your mood, habits and motivation to change. My experience involves helping individuals and couples move from being in pain, being distressed, being generally unhappy – to a place of clarity and satisfaction. This is personal counseling to help you discover and resolve whatever is holding you back from living a more satisfying, fulfilling life.
I am Elaine Walker, licensed mental health counselor, lic. .# 3917, practicing in Malden Ma as well as through teletherapy (online or on phone).
I worked for 25 years as director of a Fountain House model clubhouse, helping adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses and retiring a few years ago.
I currently am a senior adjunct at Cambridge College, helping graduate students to develop the skills needed to become awesome therapists. In addition, I provide psychotherapy to individuals throughout the week.
I raised two wonderful daughters as a single mother, and as that role required less and less time and attention, I discovered that creating art, reading, and gardening required more. I think that my essential purpose in life is now to create a better world, by listening carefully to one client at a time.
As long as the weather is pleasant, we can meet in my private garden, just outside my office, sitting 6 – 8 feet apart without masks (or with, as it’s optional). This is assuming that we each have no Covid symptoms as I am quite serious about keeping myself, and my clients, safe.
Please contact me for a free consultation to see if we are able to work together productively.