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Hello, and thanks for visiting willsimmonstherapy.com, where you can find information on individual therapeutic and counseling services provided by Will Simmons, LICSW, in Salem, MA.  Additionally, consultation is offered nationwide for organizations and institutions looking to improve employee well-being and longevity.

Since 2012, experience includes inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient mental health services, as well as crisis evaluation for adults, adolescents, and children.  As a result, I have experience with depression, anxiety, issues of personal growth, stress, grief/loss, major mental illness, and extensive work with victims of abuse, trauma, and abandonment.

In addition to this previous experience and current adult private practice, consultation services are provided to companies and organizations whose members or employees may be exposed to primary or secondary trauma, and/or may be experiencing heightened stress as a result of their ongoing work in the community.  This may be addressed in a number of workshop based or individual formats.  As an LICSW, supervision is available on a case by case basis to those clinicians who may be in need of their supervisory hours in the state of Massachusetts.  If you are looking for any of these services, please see my contact page.

As a colleague and mentor of mine noted, the job is to “put myself out of a job”.  As such, the content of this site will continue to be a work in progress, so that service to the community may continue to be improved, and folk might get to know what it is that we do.  Please look around, hopefully you find the information useful in some way.

 

About Will

Consulting Therapist                                                                                                Will Scotland

I provide individual adult therapeutic services and workshop based consulting to various private parties and companies. These have mainly focused on mitigating the effects of secondary trauma in the workplace, maintaining work/life balance, and developing toolsets for the improved function of clients.

Crisis Clinician/Triage Supervisor-Eliot CHS            2013-2017

Completed assessment, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for clients struggling with mental health and dual diagnosis acute crises, in settings which often included community, police, emergency room, school, and court environments.  Liaised with outpatient, emergency room, police and school personnel for the purpose of determining the most client-centered, effective, and ethical crisis resolution.  As triage supervisor, supervised 4-7 clinicians per shift in above roles, conducting case consultation, diagnosis and treatment recommendation, case assignment, dispatching, and resolution of professional difficulties in a quickly changing dynamic environment.  Worked with ESP administration and community, police and hospital staff for the purpose of conflict resolution and improvement of ESP service delivery.  Supervision, training, and evaluation of MSW level university students during their year-long intern rotations. 

Intern                                                                                                                 2012-2013 Edith Nourse Rogers VAMC-Suicide Prevention Team-Bedford, MA

 Completed daily assessments and safety planning with veterans on the locked inpatient unit, working to determine if high-risk flagging for SDV (self-directed violence) is warranted.   Provided weekly psychotherapy for veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidality, and other mental health issues in both ongoing outpatient and 90 day dual diagnosis formats.   Managed emerging crises and needs in caseload of high-risk flagged outpatient veterans.   Completion of full assessments for veterans presenting to the VA walk-in clinic.  IRB approved VA exploratory project. 

Intern                                                                                                                         2012           Mass. Mental DBT Partial for Suicide-Boston, MA

 Led and co-led up to four daily groups for clients living and struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.  Modalities centered on DBT curriculum including consultation group, as well as SMART recovery, Anger Management, and Meta-Cognitive Therapy.  Provided weekly individual psychotherapy to clients in support of DBT curriculum.  Responsible for restructuring of agency anger management curriculum including production of attendant interim practice manual.                              

Intern                                                                                                                 2011-2012  Edinburg Center Developmental Disabilities Clinical Team-Lexington, MA

Undertook multiple clinical and case management roles as a member of the clinical team.   Developed skill building treatment plans including socialization and behavioral training for clients with Developmental Disability and Mental Health diagnoses, as well as worked with clients as a Therapeutic Mentor under CBHI.  This includes those presenting alternately and simultaneously with PTSD, Bi-Polar, BPD, and others.

Services

Therapy/Counseling

I currently offer individual psychotherapy and counseling in Salem, MA., addressing issues of stress, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, personal development, as well as co-dependency, abuse, abandonment and trauma.  Beginning can often be daunting, so please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your questions and goals for these services.  We will arrange a time for phone introduction and interview that will allow us both to determine how best to meet your needs.

Consultation

I offer consultation and workshop/psycho-education services nationwide to those companies and organizations whose members may be exposed to secondary trauma through their interactions with clients or customers.  This may take the form of single or multi-day workshops, or that of retained individual employee consultation in person or over the phone.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and inquiries about scheduling.

Colleagues

Should you ever need individual therapy, counseling, addiction, or consulting services on the west coast, I would encourage contacting my colleague Petar Sardelich LMFT/PT/MAC at: April30th.org

 

Contact

You can reach me here with any questions or scheduling needs: