Stacy Oliver, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
DBT • Solution Focused • Art Therapy
A Little Bit About Stacy...
I grew up on the South Shore in a home surrounded by hard rock music, animals, and constantly being outdoors. I've danced my whole life and trained formally in several styles. Most days, at some point, I'll be choreographing my own dance routine in my room!
I am someone who really appreciates being out in nature and could forever be happy by a firepit with a blanket. I spent my years during my undergraduate studies in Worcester at Assumption College and relished in the luxury of having a surplus of delicious restaurants nearby. I knew I was destined for a calmer, suburban lifestyle, so I went to Bridgewater State University and completed my Masters of Education in 2011. The weekends you’ll find me hiking or traveling to the nearest mountain, hunting down the best place to find a steak and cheese calzone or finding a local band. In my free time, I will have a paintbrush in hand creating whatever comes to mind, writing or making crafts. One day I envision myself living down south where I don’t have to worry if my jacket will be warm enough for the snowy weather!
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
For myself, it was never a decision that I wanted to become a mental health therapist. Becoming a therapist was my only option. Early on I became the “go-to” for all of my friends and family for challenging life events, breakups, grief, life transitions; someone to nonjudgmentally listen and guide them in the most appropriate direction. I see myself as being completely authentic, professional, very direct at times and 100% all in with my clients. No issue is “too small” or doesn’t deserve validation. If it causes you pain, let’s work as a team to find a solution. Throughout my career I’ve had a wealth of experience working with trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, addressing behavioral modifications to not only help the individual but the whole family unit. I want my clients to not just survive their most challenging times, but confidently live and thrive every day moving forward.
LMHC in Massachusetts NPI # 1083973515
DBT Training through Behavioral Tech
Masters in Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.) from Bridgewater State University 2011
Undergraduate Studies at Assumption College 2009
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
In Home Behavioral Therapist at BayCoast Behavioral (Fall River & Braintree)
In Home Therapist at BayCoast Behavioral (Fall River & Braintree)
Outpatient Mental Health Therapist in DCS Mental Health Inc. (Raynham)
Diagnostic Clinician at DCS Mental Health Inc. (Raynham)
Behavioral Consultant at Peoples Inc.(Fall River & New Bedford)
Prevention Coordinator at A New Day -Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault population (Brockton)
Medical Advocate at A New Day (MA Hospitals)
SafePlan (209A) Advocate Family District Court (Worcester)
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
Ziplining and white water rafting are my favorite forms of adrenaline
I’m an avid remote camper- all I need is a tent, sleeping bag, food cooked over a fire and my old island and I’m set!
I hiked over 35 miles in direct heat with 35 lbs on my back to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon and slept between waterfalls. It was the best trip I’ve ever taken to date!
I am a terrible swimmer!
Sons of Anarchy is my all time favorite show.
I was a contracted model/actress for years.
I love thunder and lightning storms.
I can cross one eye at a time. It's creepy!
One of my favorite places is the Scituate Lighthouse.
Constantly growing personally and professionally. If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. Listen, observe and value all forms of mentorship in others, you are never above taking guidance from others.
Waking up at least an hour before anyone in my home for the sense of quiet and always writing or drawing one thing a day.
Best Reason to be Happy:
The chance and drive for more.
Wanting to save all the animals in the entire world.
Having the ability during a session for a client to self reflect and say “I can get through this. I’m worth it.”
All positive and negative experiences in your life mold who you are and provide you with the ability to be better, be stronger and be more than you are capable of. Never question your self worth and ability to crawl out of dark times in your life and stand up stronger than you ever thought possible.
Don’t live to be content- live to feel euphoric, appreciated, valued, memorized with each day.
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
Be aware of your surroundings, stop thinking so much and actively listen. Be honest with yourself about who and what is helping you be a better person and what has the potential to taint your mind and goals.