Mr. Magee received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 1985. He completed an internship at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, MA. He worked for 6 years in various aspects of child protective services, working with children and families and specializing in permanency planning.
More recently, he spent over 23 years as a manager and psychotherapist at the local Community Mental Health Center. As Director of the Assessment and Brief Treatment Service, Mr. Magee managed the operations of the Adult Outpatient Department, as well as the process of entry into treatment.
He’s provided clinical supervision to both experienced and beginning therapists for many years. For 13 years he coordinated and co-lead the Nashua area's Batterer's Intervention Program - a psycho educational group program for men found to have perpetrated domestic violence. He is knowledgeable about abuse issues generally and, in particular, the dynamics involved in domestic violence.
Since joining the Counseling Center in 2009 Mr. Magee has had various management roles, most recently as Director of Patient and Provider Services. His approach as a therapist continues to incorporate flexibility and clinical competence with a diverse client population including many different diagnoses and presenting problems.
He is well versed in such evidenced-based practices as cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as interpersonal types of therapy, skill building, and insight-oriented approaches - depending upon client need. He has worked with trauma victims and individuals negatively impacted by experiences in their family of origin. Mr. Magee is able to work with those having significant mental health problems, as well as those having problems in living, and simply needing objective feedback on a particular issue or help exploring one aspect of a problem. He is comfortable working with couple's issues and relationship issues generally. In recent years working with couples has become more of a focus and specialization.
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