Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, is a skilled and seasoned psychotherapist. Her approach is short-term and solution-focused. She recognizes that most dilemmas have straightforward, common-sense solutions, and weaves a unique blend of warmth and humor into her work. She works extensively with adults, couples and teens.
Maud started The Life Solution Center of Darien in 2009 to address patients needs on a comprehensive, holistic basis, by bringing together a variety of independent practitioners under one roof. The breadth of services offered at The Life Solution Center of Darien creates a "one-stop shop" for people going through significant changes or even those just hoping to better their day-to-day lives. Learn more about The Life Solution Center by visiting www.thelifesolutioncenter.net
The center is also one of 2 locations in Connecticut that offers the cutting edge treatment Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(TMS). TMS is a ground-breaking, non-medication approach to the treatment of depression. It is the only scientifically proven cure for depression, and ongoing studies also support its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of other brain related disorders including, but not limited to, chronic pain, migraine headache, Parkinson’s Disease and autistic-spectrum disorders.
As a trained Coach and Corporate Consultant, Maud has has worked with numerous corporations including Hewlett-Packard, Duracell, James River and Times Mirror, Inc. She has coached individuals from almost every walk of life, and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal for her work with officers returning from Iraq (9/16/03).
Maud has written a weekly column for the medical web-site drkoop.com. She has made repeat appearances on the Discovery Health Channel with award-winning news anchor Juju Chang, and with News Channel 12 in Connecticut. She is frequently interviewed by the media (both nationally and internationally) about relationships, family, career and work-life balance. She has participated in an Expert Roundtable for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
Maud works with emergency service personnel including police, fire and medical professionals. Her training and experience in both Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) make her an invaluable resource following traumatic incidents. She currently serves as a member of the Human Services Planning Council and is the Co-Chair of the Darien Domestic Abuse Task Force.
Currently Maud writes a column for The Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, CT Post, and Danbury News-Times Newspapers. Most recently she has begun writing for the Women’s Conference website, www.womensconference.org, created by First Lady of California Maria Shriver. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College (Hartford, CT). She completed her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina (Summa cum Laude), where she was selected Outstanding Micro Practice Student and was inducted into Alpha Delta Mu, the National Honor Society for her discipline.