Dr. Mageary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts, an experienced educator, an active musician, and a proud Lesley alum. Prior to his appointment as Division Director he served as the Director of Field Training for Counseling and Psychology. Dr. Mageary 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 utilized his LMHC and Lesley education in inpatient, outpatient, and community-based clinical roles. Throughout his career, Dr. Mageary’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.
Dr. Mageary holds a certificate from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma’s Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery program and is currently 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.
Dr. Mageary 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. Dr. Mageary 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. Mageary is a nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), a licensed School Adjustment Counselor and Special Education Administrator in the state of Massachusetts, a level one- and two trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician, and a member of both the American Counseling Association (Massachusetts and Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Division) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association.