Our Practitioners

Carmen Dominguez, LMHC

Carmen has been a psychotherapist and consultant for the past 30 years. She draws on her innate intuitive abilities as well as her traditional training to bring guidance and transformation to her clients. She is able to integrate Toltec wisdom and ancient healing principles to understand how the mind gets programmed into performing self-defeating thinking patterns and behaviors, and guides clients on the path of self-mastery. She also works collaboratively at times with talented colleagues to enhance her client’s mental wellbeing. She understands that when the mind, body, and spirit are in harmony and alignment, her clients can reach their life goals. She has specialized in working with individuals, families, and couples who have experienced trauma, addictions, and an array other mental health issues. She perceives a person’s healing as a creative process that is best achieved when drawn from many modalities to support optimal wellness.

Carmen has been an adjunct professor at Lesley university since 1999. She developed and continues to teach Treating the Addictions. She also regularly teaches Clinical Skills, Culture & Identity, and Children and Adolescent Psychopathology. Carmen completed an intensive family therapy training at the former Cambridge Family Institute. She is well-versed in Post Induction Therapy where she was instructed at The Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ by Pia Mellody, author of Facing Codependency and other books. Carmen was a supervisor of a SAMSA research project for the prevention of adolescent substance abuse. She has presented adolescent harm reduction research at Harvard University. Throughout her years in practice, she has developed and facilitated substance abuse programs throughout the Boston area and Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

Carmen facilitates individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. She has studied with astrology scholars and authors, Heather Ensworth, Ph.D. and Joseph Crane, M.A., and she offers natal chart readings when appropriate and indicated for greater personal insight. Carmen is also trained in compassion mediation for couples. She is a yoga teacher, reiki master, and facilitator of Dr. Sue Morter's The Energy Codes.  She has facilitated Psychotherapeutic Reiki, Beyond 12 Step Recovery groups, and shamanic healing over the past several years. She combines ancient healing practices with contemporary research-based therapeutic techniques.

Carmen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, and Private Pay.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/carmen-dominguez-arlington-ma/727762

Amanda Britton, LMHC

Amanda offers integrative mind-body psychotherapy with various holistic modalities aligned with psychiatric clinical experience and education. Amanda received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University with a concentration in Holistic Studies. She has been an individual and group mental health counselor for the past 6 years. She has practiced in Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospitalization and outpatient counseling facilities throughout the Greater Boston Area. She received her Health Coaching certification in 2013 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her Reiki Master Teacher certification in 2015, and in 2019, she completed 500 hour Yoga Instructor training. Amanda has been trained in several esoteric healing traditions over the past ten years.

Amanda is an undergraduate adjunct professor at Lesley University. She teaches Holistic Approaches to Healing, Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga, Yoga for Mental and Emotional Health, Human Services Concepts and Skills, Mindfulness and Mental Health, and Yoga: Theory, Culture, and Practice. Amanda has a daily meditation practice that she depends on for clarity, insight, and presence for working optimally with clients. She facilitates guided meditation groups and professional development trainings.  She believes her craft to consist of bridging the clinical and the metaphysical.

 

Amanda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Private Pay. 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amanda-britton-arlington-ma/719172?gid=163535&p=1

Bryan Smith, LMHC

Bryan Smith, M.A., L.M.H.C. received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in fine art and psychology in 2011, and in 2014, received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, both from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. As a graduate student, he was Dr. Rick Veno’s research and teaching assistant for two years. Together, he and Dr. Veno co-created a new class on counseling interventions for veterans, which they co-taught in 2013 and 2014. While in graduate school, Bryan completed his practicum and first internship at Emerge, the country’s first certified counseling and education program to work with the perpetrators of domestic violence, where he trained with Dr. David Adams. He then completed his second internship at The North Charles Institute for Addictions at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. There, he was first introduced to existential, phenomenological and psychoanalytic theories and attended trainings with Dr. Edward Khanzian and Dr. Mark Albanese.

 

After graduating from his master’s program, Bryan began working at an outpatient mental health center in Malden, MA, where he eventually became the substance abuse team leader and was simultaneously the substance abuse assessment coordinator for the Malden Drug Court Probation Department.

Since 2015, Bryan has been teaching undergraduate courses in clinical skills, psychology capstone, theories, and philosophy at Lesley University, and from 2015 – 2017, he co-taught a graduate course on treating addictions with Carmen Dominguez, L.M.H.C. there as well. In 2016, he created and developed an undergraduate course called Understanding Addictions, which he now regularly teaches every fall at Lesley. Also in 2016, he founded and ran S.O.A.R., (Substance/Opiate Awareness and Recovery) a group for clients in early recovery for the Wakefield Substance Abuse Coalition. In 2017, he left his position in Malden to work as an outpatient psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at a group private practice in Peabody, MA. Also in 2017, he was invited by Dr. David Goodman to create a Sociology course on Drugs and Society for Boston College’s Woods College of Advanced Studies Department, where he now teaches as adjunct faculty.

In 2018, Bryan opened his own private practice in Medford where he primarily works with younger and middle-aged adults using modalities rooted in existentialism, phenomenology and psychoanalysis, for which he trained at Bob Fox’s Institute for Existential and Psychoanalytic Therapy from 2015-2019. Most recently, Bryan has become an active member of The New England Center for Existential Therapy and his private practice is now affiliated with The Mind-Body Collaborative in Arlington, MA.

Bryan accepts Private Pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim, and United Health Care. 

 

Bryan's primary office is located at

121 Auburn Street, Suite A

Medford, MA 02155

973-713-9217

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/bryan-smith-medford-ma/428770

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