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ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Hi. My name is T.Lee Shostack. You say my first name like TEElee. My pronouns are She | They | Zee. It's so wonderful to meet you! I'm looking forward to learning more about you.

I have been a therapist and social worker in training and practice since 2011.

My preferred ways of working with people on emotional growth and development is through the use of social therapeutics, narrative therapy, relational work, and liberation health.

 

Social therapy is a social and cultural approach that is a philosophically informed, practically oriented method in which human beings are creators of culture, and performers of our lives. This "psychology of becoming" incorporates play, performance and practical philosophy to inspire, primarily through therapy groups and creativity.

 

Liberation Health demonstrates that problems cannot be understood in isolation from the economic, political, cultural, and historical conditions in which they occur. This method helps people, families, and communities see the personal, cultural and institutional factors that contribute to and exacerbate problems. Acting to change these conditions as well as to liberate ourselves from both internal and external oppression and oppressors is key to transformation.

Narrative therapy focuses on how stories are the primary means that humans have invented to interpret or make meaning out of lived experiences, including understandings about ourselves, relationships, and “reality” in general. If we accept that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are shaped by our relationships with the stories available to us, then the importance of thinking about power dynamics becomes critical. People and problems are separate! Problems are Problems, and People are People. Problems result from the effects that emerge in the relationships between people and stories. In modern Western culture, where “self” and individualist world views dominate, thinking about problems in this way is frequently unfamiliar. This can leave people with little sense of their own participation in relationship with our stories.

These are some of the underpinnings I use in my empathetic, person centered, solution focused work.

SPECIALTIES

  • Adults, 18 - 65

  • Group, Relationship, and Family Therapy

  • Clinical Supervision

  • College Students

  • Ethical Non Monogamy / Open relationships

  • HAES (Health at Every Size) and Fat Liberation

  • LGBTQ+

    • GAS: Informed Consent model letters in two sessions as a stand alone service

  • Life transitions

EXPERIENCE

I have over 8 years of experience in community health, working with substance use, trauma, poverty, medical social work, group and individual therapy, severe and persistent mental health issues, depression, chronic health issues, anxiety, and how all these challenges intersect. Opening my own practice gives me the opportunity to focus on the work I love the most and find the most satisfying.

 

Previously I worked in outpatient, short term crisis stabilization for addiction treatment, intensive outpatient, and private practice, and community health.

 

I have provided group and individual clinical supervision for social workers in addictions, group therapy, and mental health.

AFFILIATIONS

Ambassador for NTI (Narrative Therapy Initiative)

https://www.narrativetherapyinitiative.org/ambassadors

Member of Boston Liberation Health

https://www.bostonliberationhealth.org/

Registered HAES (Health at Every Size) provider

https://haescommunity.com/

EDUCATION

  • Smith College School for Social Work, MSW

  • Sarah Lawrence College, BA

 

CONTACT ME

Please contact me to schedule your free consultation to see if we are a good fit!

PHONE

617.600.8533

ADDRESS

Virtual Only Practice in Massachusetts

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