"I’ve observed that we all feel alone during difficult times. Neither income bracket, career success, physical prowess nor good looks minimize this sense of isolation. Unique conditions exist today, which exacerbate our loneliness. Problems are a normal part of living, and my approach is solution-focused and considers the whole person."
About Maud Purcell
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.
Maud Purcell Success Stories
The Pieces of "Me"
Women starting over
“I don’t even know where to begin! What has happened to me this past year is amazing and seems like a miracle. None of what I have accomplished would have been possible without your continuing support, guidance, sympathy, and caring concern. You’ve always had faith in me where I had none in myself. I’ve been broken for so long and now that I’ve begun to put the pieces of “me” back together, you continue to help me believe that this new “me” is the real me. I’m not yet comfortable being “me” but with your help I know I’ll be able to figure out the next chapter in my life.”
Strength & Progress Through Depression
Women with mental illness
“You are such an amazing person, Maud, and I am so grateful that you are in my life. You have helped me in so many ways and I am not exaggerating when I say I wouldn’t be here without you. Looking at my life now I realize that every positive step I have taken over the last five years is a result of your intelligent, kind, and supportive guidance. I know I have a long way to go but all my progress is because of you.”
One Social Worker Inspiring Another
Women dealing with work related stress
“Thank you for spending time listening to my plans to shape my passion into something meaningful… and it all started with a courageous social worker (you) who demonstrated to this aspiring social worker what it looks like to stand up for what you believe in… no small task! I can’t wait to keep you posted on my adventure.”
You Changed My Life and Goals
Women dealing with work related stress
“I love talking with you and spending time together. I have enjoyed this process of designing and planning my work with you and greatly appreciate all your time, energy, and devotion. I am very excited, and any anxiety I may have, you have gently brushed aside. Thank you. Meeting you and working with you has changed my life and my goals.”