ABOUT

My name is Aaron Carter and I work as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I began working with individuals, couples, & families when I moved to NYC, in Spring 2001, and continued when I returned to MA, six years later, while attending Boston College and earning my masters in social work degree.

Prior to being in full-time private practice, I was employed for 17 years within public and private therapeutic and community organizations, which allowed me to work with people from different parts of the world and a range of socioeconomic backgrounds. I have a history of working with people on various points of emotional, physical, spiritual, and substance use continuum - while meeting with them during significant challenges, working to get their lives back on track, and focusing on maintaining stability. Iā€™m mindful that pacing and movement take time, and see my role in creating a space that allows for self-expression and the release of stressors to support self-reflection, relationship growth, and collaborating on hopeful next steps in life. 

There are many ways and options that we can go about this together and it is often a unique and personalized approach. My influences range from many models and approaches such as, open dialogue, narrative, spiritual & meditation, mindfulness, relational, family/network, cbt, craft,
harm reduction, exposure, art & music, and exercise. 

Whether the meetings are for therapy, Open Dialogue, clinical supervision or consultation, the location is optional. I offer a traditional office setting, or non-traditional options, such as a person/family's home, near work or school, or other community based options. In addition, I offer video, phone, and text communication. Wherever we agree to meet I do think a common thread in my work is supporting people with feeling less alone, while having a space to speak openly about their experiences and gaining deeper understanding and a stronger sense of direction.

Testimonial:
"Aaron made me feel incredibly comfortable and that is something families notice about him.....Aaron's attunement allows him to ask the most important questions at just the right time - a true gift. I cannot recommend Aaron enough; he is a wonderful, thoughtful and highly skilled clinician."   
                                                                                                                   - Leah Constantz, LMHC