Dr. Joe Mageary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts, an experienced educator, an active musician, and a proud Lesley alum.
He has served as the Department Chair and Director of Field Training of the Counseling and Psychology Department.
Joe has held a variety of positions in the field including Director of Emergency Services and Jail Diversion for an eighteen-town catchment area and Director of Clinical Services in a therapeutic high school setting. He has used his LMHC and Lesley education in inpatient, outpatient, and community-based clinical roles.
Throughout his career, Joe's clinical work has been rooted in efforts to decrease stigma associated with chronic mental illness through providing community-based, collaborative, and recovery-oriented services. His clinical approach is influenced by tenets of Narrative Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, critical psychology, and brief therapies as well as by transdisciplinary thinkers such as Gregory Bateson and Edgar Morin.
He holds a certificate from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma’s Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery program and is working with Voces Arts and Healing, a group of expressive therapists, clinicians and advocates supporting asylum seekers and their allies in the Juarez, Mexico/El Paso, Texas metropolitan area.
Joe has published and presented on topics ranging from the transformative potential of social justice-oriented hardcore punk rock culture to the role that technology plays in working with teens. He led a team that developed the Visual Reflection Team model: an arts-based version of the Reflecting Team technique used in Family Systems- and Narrative therapies.
In addition to having his LMHC, Dr. Joe Mageary is a:
- Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
- Licensed School Adjustment Counselor and Special Education Administrator in the state of Massachusetts
- Level one- and two-trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician
- Member of the American Counseling Association (Massachusetts and Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Division) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association