Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Acute stress management
- Relationship challenges
- Painful memories and traumas
- Life transitions
- Sound therapy
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Sports performance
Greg Carpenter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Seekonk, Massachusetts. He specializes in utilizing mind-body therapies to relieve acute stress and anxiety, heal stuck painful memories or past traumas, and navigate life transitions and relationships concerns.
Greg believes in healing through accessing and optimizing the structures of the brain, and clients can expect him to explain specific neurological processes and how they affect mood and behavior. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Greg is well-versed in alternative therapy techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as "tapping"), Sound Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other therapies targeting specific parts of the brain. He combines these to give clients the best possible outcome from their therapy experience.
Greg is dedicated to helping clients achieve immediate relief while also healing stuck painful memories. He does this through a three-step process: pain relief to reduce acute symptoms of anxiety; exploration of memories and how the client arrived at this painful situation; and finally, coaching to grow and transform.
Greg has a spiritual and theological background that aids in his sensitivity to the physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual dimensions of life. He enjoys working with students, athletes, young adults, couples, and adults in his private practice.
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, acute stress symptoms
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Trauma – Healing stuck painful memories or traumas from the past
Spirituality – Exploring the role that religion plays in daily life, including the relationship with a higher power, habits, and community; managing conflict and trauma in the context of faith
Sports performance – Optimizing personal and team performances; navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Greg is not in-network for any insurances.
Learn why seeing an out-of-network provider can be beneficial here.
Therapist's note: Greg can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"It is important to find the therapist that feels like the right fit. We come with different personalities, ideas and tools about how to be helpful. My passion for working as a counselor is to help you live life from your solid and centered self.
As I hear your story, we identify your gifts/resources, find obstacles that keep you stuck and work together to release them. Sometimes that means being focused on your outer world and environment. Other times, it means turning inward to discover and let go whatever is keeping you blocked.
I believe life is meant to be experienced, enjoyed and have purpose. You are a unique individual and deserve an approach that is customized to fit your needs (no one-size-fits all). We are all much more than any label or diagnosis. Guiding me in my work as a counselor is a passion for helping people to “find their voice,” to feel more awake, alive and empowered."
Treatment approachesEnergy Psychology
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
BrainspottingBrainspotting is a focused treatment method that analyzes the client's relevant eye position to identify, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based sources of pain, trauma, and dissociation. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1990-Present
Interfaith Counseling Center, Director of Clinical Services and Outreach, 2003-2007
Kent Pastoral Counseling Center, Staff Therapist, 1987-1995
Haven United Methodist Church, Senior Pastor, 1992-2004.
East Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Senior Pastor 1984-1992
Boston University Master of Divinity, Pastoral Psychology, 1980-1983
Boston University - The Albert V. Danielsen Institute for Psychotherapy, Clinical Internship - 1982-1983
Wesley Medical Center, Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy Internship, 1982