Susan Gallagher 



A Little Bit About Susan...

I grew up in the Midcoast area of Maine.  I loved growing up in a small coastal village where the mountains and the sea meet.  The scenery and summers were majestic but the winters were cold.  I was fortunate to grow up in a time and place where we could play outside safely all day long and I could visit my nearby relatives and friends easily by riding my bike or walking.   Now, I love living on the South Shore of Massachusetts with my husband and raising a 10 year old daughter, and an 8 year old son.  We treat our animals including: a Great Pyrenees dog, a black cat, a fluffy bunny, and 5 chickens; like members of our family.  



To be a helper.  Since I was a small child, I knew I wanted to be part of a helping profession whether it be a doctor, nurse, or therapist.  As I grew older, I became more and more interested in how our physical and mental health are interconnected.  I have always had a passion for “fighting for the underdog.”  Hence, I pursued graduate degrees in social work and public health.  I have had various professional experiences within this field and have found my work as a therapist to be the most rewarding.


  • DBT Training through Behavioral Tech

  • LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) in Massachusetts #112152

  • Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health from Boston University


  • Site Director at Arbour Counseling Services in Norwell

  • Private Practice in Hingham

  • Clinical Director at South Shore Behavioral Health Clinic

  • Program Director at the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston

  • Program Director at Victory Programs in Boston

  • Coordinator for AIDS Program/Boston Public Health Commission in Boston


Best Goal:  

To help make the world a better place


Best Habit: 

Waking up around 5 am so I can drink my coffee and peruse social media in peace


Best Reason to be Happy: 

I have a family that loves me unconditionally


Best Legal Route to Joy: 

Spending time outside with family and/or friends


Best Flaw: 

My crooked smile


Best Accomplishment: 

Hearing that I have helped people change or improve their lives


Best Motto:

Work hard and have fun


Best Under-Appreciated Skill:   

I am a Connect Four Champion

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720 Washington Street

Hanover, MA 02339



Tel: 781-924-7171

Fax: 855-230-5758

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