Practice Information

I believe that change and growth depend on the interactive, mutual commitment of both therapist and client. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. Good therapy depends, in equal measure, on the therapistís training and talent, on the commitment of both participants, and, importantly, on the willingness and ability to negotiate, and then constantly renegotiate, a therapeutic relationship that is uniquely tailored to the clientís needs.

  • All meaningful solutions are deeply personal and hard-earned.
  • Personal growth requires commitment over time.
  • All meaningful change requires confronting parts of oneís own self that will resist the very changes one intends to make.
  • All change comes with a price (you have to give something up in order to get something new).
  • The changes we make in our personalities tend to be small: we are, by and large, who we are.
  • At the same time, even the smallest changes in our selves can lead to life-altering differences in our lives.

Therapy is a remarkably powerful opportunity. It is also a deeply personal endeavor. I consider myself privileged to be part of the lives of the people with whom I work.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Boston University
  • Graduate, Internship and fellowship in clinical psychology, Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard University
  • Graduate, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital
  • Licensed in Clinical Psychology, State of Massachusetts
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Certified in Adult Psychoanalysis, American Psychoanalytic Association

Fees and Other Guidelines

As of January 1, 2014 my fee is 350.00 for a 45 minute session. Often with couples it can be preferable to meet for 60 minutes, and when this is the case I prorate my fee to 450.

Out of Town Consultation

I do intensive, day-long consultations for individuals or couples who live outside the Boston Area. These can take place at my own office, but I am also willing to travel, and to meet with people in their own environments. I do have a different fee structure for these consultations. If you are interested please contact me, either by phone or email, and details can be discussed.

Availability and Referral Services

Please contact me by email at markoconnell99@gmail.com or phone at 617 630 8303