We are accepting new clients!
We have space in the Fat Liberation group on Tuesdays.
There are spaces for relationship and individual therapy; all sliding scale spots are full. Our openings are weekday afternoons only.
We do not accept insurance (but can provide superbills).
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What My Clients Say
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.
WHO - Adults, 18 - 65
WHAT - Group, Relationship (also previously known as couples therapy) and individual therapy
Therapists - Clinical Supervision
What issues and challenges I support
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 |
GAS: Informed Consent model letters in two sessions as a stand alone service
Relationship and Individual therapy
College students and higher education
Activists and social change makers
Currently running three therapy (not support) groups
Chronic Health Issues (not chronic pain although a few folks do deal with pain)
Planned for Winter 2023: Relationships Group
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, group private practice, and community health.
I have provided group and individual clinical supervision for social workers in addictions, group therapy, and mental health.
Ambassador for NTI (Narrative Therapy Initiative)
Member of Boston Liberation Health
Registered HAES (Health at Every Size) provider
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW
Sarah Lawrence College, BA
Please contact me to schedule your free consultation to see if we are a good fit!
Virtual Only Practice in Massachusetts