Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty-five years of experience. Her specialties include life transitions, loss of meaning and purpose, identity questions, multicultural counseling, depression, anxiety, loss and grief and trauma. She enjoys working with meditators and artists and brings her own experience with meditation and creativity to her work. She has deep expertise working with college and graduate students, international students and young adults and welcomes the multiplicity of identities across the lifespan.
Lindsay's therapeutic lens is psychodynamic and integrates mindfulness practices and compassion orientated therapy in her work. She has a life long interest in Buddhist psychology and sees much of the human condition and healing from this perspective. Her practice is collaborative, holistic and flexible, creating space to explore the emotional, somatic, intersectional, relational, cultural, spiritual and creative influences on well-being. She is an advocate for social justice and on the life long journey of cultivating and expanding her understanding of allyship.
Lindsay received a BA in Art History from McGill University and worked in the arts for ten years. During this time she was interested in understating the human experience through artistic expression, intimately linked to her study of art history and her creative pursuits in street scene photography and the book arts. Her creative explorations grew into an interest in healing and pursued a Masters of Social Work from Simmons University. She completed post graduate fellowships at Princeton and Harvard in student mental health and was a psychotherapist at Wheaton College and Brown CAPS as well as in community mental health and hospital settings before starting her private practice in 2004.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Cultural Adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student
Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Meditation/mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Artist mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Multicultural counseling - Multicultural therapy considers the role cultural, ethnic, and racial identities have in the unique experience of the client and the therapeutic process of healing. A multicultural therapist brings a diverse cultural knowledge and curiosity as well as a sensitivity to the history of oppression and the politics of power. The therapist offers an empathetic space to explore cultural identity and how this relates to the client’s process of healing and wellbeing.
International students - Working with international students
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Brown University Psychological Services, Providence, RI, Psychotherapist, 2004 - 2005
Adams Farley Counseling Center, East Providence, RI, Psychotherapist, 2001 - 2003
Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, MA, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1999 - 2000
Wheaton College Counseling Center, Norton, MA, Psychotherapist, 1999 - 1999
Princeton University Counseling Center, Princeton, NJ, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1997 - 1998
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Plainville, MA, Clinical Social Work Intern, 1996 - 1997
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, Clinical Social Work Intern, 1995 - 1996
McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, Mental Health Specialist, 1995 - 1995
McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, Community Residence Counselor, 1994 - 1995
Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy , Certificate Program, 2017
Simmons University School of Social Work, MSW, 1997
McGill University, BA, Art History, 1985
"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 • October 2016
"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 • June 2016
"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 • June 2016
"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 at Festival Ballet • June 2016