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Welcome

Thanks for stopping by! Point Allerton Therapy provides virtual therapy services in Vermont and Massachusetts and clinical supervision in Massachusetts. We offer group, relationship and individual therapy to adults.

Picture of the therapist and business owner. White middle aged female with green cat eye glasses

October:
Point Allerton Therapy is currently accepting new clients.

We have two sliding scale or equity spots open for marginalized and oppressed people.

The available appointment slots are weekday afternoons. We have a few coveted 4 PM slots open!

Improv for Isolation: An Antidote is our newest group offering. Details on the Group Therapy page.

We have two spaces open in our Chronic Health Issues group and two spaces open in our Fat Liberation group.

We are accepting therapists into our Clinical Supervision group.
 

ABOUT

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

 

  • WHO - Adults, primarily 20 - 65

  • WHAT - Group, Relationship (also previously known as couples therapy) and individual therapy

  • Therapists - Clinical Supervision

Issues and challenges I support
and
Things I offer

  • Human relationships / relationship challenges / ethical non monogamy / open relationships / couples, throuples, and polycules

  • Anxiety in most forms (Not OCD)

  • People in larger bodies / HAES (Health at Every Size) | Fat Liberation | No weight loss work

  • LGBTQIA+

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

    • Relationship and Individual therapy

  • Creatives

  • Higher education

  • Activists and social change makers

  • Affirming of neurodivergence / its not a specialty / many of my clients are neurodiverse as am I

Therapy Groups

  • Currently running three therapy groups

    • Fat Liberation

    • Chronic Health Issues

    • Clinical Supervision

    • Fall 2023: New group! Improv for Isolation

    • Coming soon: Relationships Group and Anticapitalism Group

EXPERIENCE

 

 

I have over eight 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, group private practice, and community health.

 

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

My practice has been open for two years.

 

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

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

E-MAIL

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