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Last updated: 3/28/2019

Leslie Donovan Shakespeare, LICSW (617) 732-3921
Last Updated: 3/28/2019
LICENSED INDEPENDENT CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 23

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
MA - LICSW [1030393]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

I enjoy helping individuals and couples (ages 18 and up) overcome whatever is preventing them from experiencing greater health, emotional well-being and fulfillment in their lives.  For nearly 20 years, as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I have provided counseling to clients dealing with a variety of issues: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, life transitions and loss, recovery issues, career change, as well as creative blocks. 

Our work begins with creating a safe, collaborative relationship in which you can identify your goals and we discuss the best ways to achieve them.  We will examine any patterns of thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors that may block you from experiencing the powerful and creative resources within you.  As we become aware of these habitual responses, and understand the role they may have played, we can heal and choose more effective ways to live in the present.

Therapy is always tailored to your specific needs and preferences.  Our work will integrate many therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, solutions-focused, meditation, and coaching.  Along with my training and expertise, I bring warmth, compassion and humor to each session, as well as a deep respect for my clients’ strengths and life experiences.

I would be happy to talk with you to explore how we can work together to help you achieve your goals.  

Office and Contact Information
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Leslie Donovan Shakespeare
390 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474  
www.lesliedonovanshakespeare.com
(617) 732-3921

Contact: Ms. Donovan Shakespeare

Office Hours:
Mon: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue: By appointment
Wed: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thu: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Substance
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Eating Disorders
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Grief/Loss
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Behavioral
Body Centered Psychotherapy
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Contemplative
Crisis Intervention
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Existential Psychotherapy
Feminist
Gestalt
Gottman Method
Holistic
Humanistic
Hypnosis
Imago Relationship Therapy
Information and Referral
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative Therapy
Parent Guidance
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychodynamic
Relational
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support
Spiritual Counseling
Systemic
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Individual
Peer Support
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Biracial
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Diabetes
Disabled
Gifted
Grandparents
Interracial Families/Couples
Learning Disability
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Obese or Overweight
Step Families
Twins
Unemployed

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Hindu Muslim
Christian Jewish Pagan

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Haitian Irish
Arabic Hispanic Italian
Asian Indian Portuguese
Brazilian

Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: $110
Group: N/A
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Insurance:
AllWays Health Partners Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO Blue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (HMO Blue) Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Blue Cross Major Medical
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island HMO Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity MIT Health Plan