Susan Gallagher, MPH, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
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.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
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
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
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
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
To help make the world a better place
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
My crooked smile
Hearing that I have helped people change or improve their lives
Work hard and have fun
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
I am a Connect Four Champion