JOE DEANGELIS, MA, MSW, LICSW, CGP
109 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
I was introduced to the power of group therapy many years ago as a young professional when I co-led a men's sexual addiction group. I was impressed with how this gathering of 'fellow sufferers' would speak honestly about themselves and honestly with each other. This first allowed them to realize that they were not alone with their problems – that there were others who wrestled with the same situations and similar feelings. And secondly, this honesty helped them to transform their difficulties, and, in time, live with new found energy and vitality.
For 20 years I've been involved with the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP), which is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). I've participated in multiple training programs over the years, and I attend their annual conference; all of which keeps my group practice vital. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist (a certification granted by AGPA) and I currently serve on NSGP's Board of Directors.
I've earned Masters degrees in Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Social Work from Boston College (1995). In addition to leading groups, I see individuals, couples and families. I'm a graduate of the four-year Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). I resonate with the contemporary Relational schools of thought, which emphasize that the analyst is a fellow human being who brings their 'own stuff' into each meeting with their patients. I don't present a blank screen, but take an active role in our conversations together.
Parking: There is free parking on the street.
Location: Arlington-Lexington line on Massachusetts Ave.