Gary Dauer, LICSW
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over forty-five years experience assisting individuals and groups find their strength to live a healthier, more fulfilled quality of life. For much of that time, those efforts were with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. It has also been with Catholic Charities, the Veterans Administration, and most recently as a Franklin based outpatient clinician. My passion is helping adults, particularly those over age 50, who are having difficulty with depression and anxiety, marital and family concerns, retirement, grief and loss, as well as worry about their health and finances.
The challenges that occur during life transitions often bring the greatest satisfactions, as well as difficulty, anxiety and loss. I create a safe place to explore both life’s pleasures and hurdles. Specialties include support around changes with marriage and starting a family, separation and divorce, job loss and retirement, disability, aging, and grief and loss. I believe that an empathic counseling relationship in which your worth recognized and validated, where your strengths are emphasized, and resiliencies explored, can lead you to greater enjoyment of your life and better connections to those around you.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, as well as study with the Kantor Family Institute and the Rutgers Summer Institute of Alcohol and Addiction Studies. I also have blogged on the process and challenges of retirement.
I work out of the Franklin office location on Tuesdays and out of the Norfolk office location on Wednesdays. Please go to our “Request an Appointment” Page to schedule with me!
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