Lindsay Daskalopoulos, LICSW

Lindsay Daskalopoulos
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

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    About Lindsay

  • Expertise in life transitions, existential challenges and crises, depression, anxiety, loss, and grief
  • Lindsay's therapeutic lens is psychodynamic and integrates mindfulness practices, meditation, breath work, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her approach
  • Enjoys working with college and graduate students, young adults, international students, meditators, dancers and artists
  • Has been in private practice since 2004

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 20 years. Her specialties include life transitions, existential challenges and crises, depression, anxiety, loss, and grief. She enjoys working with meditators and artists and brings her own direct experience with meditation and creativity to her work. She also enjoys working with college and graduate students, international students, young adults, adults, and parents. 

Lindsay's therapeutic lens is psychodynamic and integrates mindfulness practices, meditation, breath work, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her approach. Her practice is collaborative, holistic, and flexible, taking into account all aspects of wellbeing, the emotional, physical, spiritual, relational, and creative. 

Lindsay began working in the field in 1994 and received her MSW from Simmons College. She has worked for local universities such as Harvard and Brown, as well as in community mental health and hospital settings. She has been in private practice since 2004. 

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"Crisis often leads someone to consider therapy and though it can be very difficult to see the opportunity for healing and change, seeking help is a first step toward a new possibility.

I am dedicated to building a deep relationship with you and provide a private and safe space for you to explore your concerns. Through the process of self discovery many find greater equanimity, purpose, and compassion, and an expanded capacity for love."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Private practice, 2004-Present
Brown University Psychological Services, Psychotherapist, 2004-2005
Adams Farley Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2001-2003
Harvard University, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1999-2000
Wheaton College Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 1999
Princeton University, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1997-1998

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy Certificate Program, 2016-2017
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 1997
McGill University, BA, Art History, 1985

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

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
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Cultural adjustment – Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student
Family issues – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Graduate students  work/ life balance, coping with isolation, department challenges, advisors, ambivalence
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
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 – Dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (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)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Lindsay is an empathetic and extremely knowledgeable therapist. She is an asset to any client or treatment team. I have felt truly lucky to work with her in providing care to patients. I know her patients greatly benefit from her skilled, compassionate and excellent care.
— Laura Whitely, MD (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a seasoned, talented psychotherapist to whom I have had the pleasure of referring clients. Lindsay is also a generous, thoughtful colleague whose wisdom I can rely on for consultation.
— Ann Back Price, APRN, IAAP (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Lindsay Daskalopoulos has that necessary but unusual mix of being highly intelligent, quick and perceptive while at the same time being accepting, warm and generous that good therapists need. She makes a life-changing difference in her clients’ lives.
— Laurie Stein, LICSW (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Lindsay is an incredible resource for our students who are dealing with the intense demands of training in ballet. She is caring, informed, professional and passionate, and she presented the material about stress and anxiety in an accessible way that really resonated with our students. We, at Festival Ballet felt privileged to have collaborated with Lindsay and hope that we can continue to work together in the future.
— Marissa Parmenter, Artistic Assistant Director, Summer Dance Intensive (2016)