I believe therapy is a joint venture. It takes both of us to create expertise about your unique psychology, soul, spirit…to tune in to your self-knowledge, and explore how that voice calls you.
I make use of 40 years’ experience in the various specialties listed below, and I also work with people who “just don’t feel right,” people who have that existential empty feeling, and a longing or a seeking for meaning. I also explore the sexuality/spirituality split which so many of us have suffered from; and finally, psychotherapy with writers, artists and musicians.
Credentials, Associations, and Ethics
40 years experience practicing Clinical Psychology and Counseling in Independent Practice
Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist #2009, granted 1978, with Clinical Psychology specialty
Member: American Psychological Association
Member: Massachusetts Psychological Association
Listed in good standing: National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
As a member of the American and Massachusetts Psychological Associations, I adhere to the Ethical Standards for the Practice of Psychology as published and promulgated by those professional organizations. In 40 years, the Massachusetts Psychology Board has received no complaints about my practice (nor has any other professional body).
In addition, I seek to practice in good faith according to my own conscience and good will, and the best interests of the patient. If you have any concerns about anything you experience in treatment with me, please bring them up with me right away.
"Those of us who have PTSD from sexual trauma are afraid to be in our bodies, and in our selves."
(Patient of Dr. Pearne's)
Psychotherapy often spirals down to recovering the courage to love.