Brian Lucier, Psy.D.
Brian W. Lucier, Psy.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Lucier is a clinical psychologist and practice partner/owner at The Center for Psychological Wellness, LLC. Established in 2012, “The Center” is where Dr. Lucier continues to provide diverse psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing services to children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Dr. Lucier earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, MA (currently William James College). He has trained and worked in the college counseling setting, large group practice, and has always felt his prior clinical work at a community mental health service system in Rhode Island, remains a highly revered training environment regarding very complex human struggles.
Now, as a psychologist in private practice, Dr. Lucier continues to apply the principles of mutual respect, genuine curiosity, and collaboration with the patients he currently treats. His areas of clinical interests and expertise remain focused on the multimodal treatment of AD/HD, emerging adulthood and the challenges associated with launching well, anxiety, depression, loss/grief, and matters of death & dying associated with aging. His approach is informed by a diverse set of methodologies or approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, and values the inclusion of integrative/holistic therapy approaches. However, he implements these approaches from his fundamentally humanistic approach which assumes the patient has the capacity for improved rational choices, insight/awareness, and enjoys helping identify the barriers keeping one from reaching their greater potential.
Finally, Dr. Lucier also finds the utility of psychological assessment to be an invaluable tool to help identify and make treatment recommendations for diverse psychological and neurocognitive deficits or disorders for many. Primarily, the psychological and neuropsychological test measures used by Dr. Lucier help to evaluate important areas of functioning including cognitive/intellectual skills, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, academic/achievement, motivation, mood, emotion, personality styles, and adaptive life skills. The areas addressed are determined by the referral question often asked by an individual’s primary care physician, teachers, parents, or a self-referred adult. Results often assist medication prescribers with certainty regarding a differential diagnosis, helps inform special education departments develop classroom accommodation plans for students with learning-related needs, or serves as a guide to developing a psychotherapy plan for any social-emotional/mood disorders determined.
Leticia Burman, Psy.D.
Dr. Burman completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Letician Burman is an owner of the Center for Psychological Wellness and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression as well as life transitions, grief/loss, and self-esteem. Dr. Burman also specializes in psychological evaluations (for age 6 through adulthood) to obtain diagnostics and develop informative school, work, and treatment recommendations (such as 504 Plans and Individualize Education Plans). Areas of interest include (but not limited to) ADHD, learning disorders, and anxiety, and depression. Dr. Burman often uses psychological evaluations in psychotherapy to develop a comprehensive understanding of an individual and to develop interventions that will promote symptom reduction and positive outcomes.
While her treatment approach is eclectic; she utilizes a variety of modalities depending on the needs of the individual. She is trained in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and integrates a psychodynamic, client-centered, narrative, and positive psychology to her work. She also incorporates stress-reduction and mindfulness to provide patients with practical skills to manage their everyday lives and challenges. Her approach encourages her patients to explore thoughts, feelings, and problems on a more internal and psychological level. She recognizes that each individual is unique and works to understand the needs of each patient.
Dr. Burman earned her Doctor of Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now known as William James College).
Julie Lucier, Psy.D.
Dr. Julie Lucier is a clinical psychologist who received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Julie Lucier is an owner of The Center for Psychological Wellness and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Another area of specialization includes psychological assessment from school age into adulthood. She received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now known as William James College). Dr. Lucier has an extensive background doing individual and family therapy in private practice, inpatient settings, college counseling centers, and residential placements. In addition, she previously worked as a graduate instructor at Assumption College.
As part of a comprehensive treatment approach targeting overall wellness, Dr. Lucier offers several different types of services depending on an individual’s specific treatment needs. Her practice focuses on individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in which she specializes in treating anxiety disorders and depression as well as grief/loss, stress management, and overall wellness. She often utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, behavioral, as well as insight-oriented therapeutic approaches. When working with children and families, Dr. Lucier uses a family-systems approach to understand the entire family as one emotional unit. She has additional training and expertise in the utilization of play therapy in order to better assist children in expressing their thoughts and emotions.
Finally, Dr. Lucier offers comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults that include psychological and neuropsychological instruments. These evaluations help with difficult clinical presentations, obtaining academic support, and determining diagnostic clarity and can provide a broad description of a patient’s intellectual, neuro-cognitive, and psychological functioning. Educational evaluations can be supplemented as needed when specific academic interventions are warranted for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Daisy joined The Center for Psychological Wellness, LLC in 2020, as a therapy dog in training.
Daisy is a wirehaired fox terrier mix breed, who joined The Center for Psychological Wellness, LLC in 2020, as a therapy dog in training. She easily passed her AKC S.T.A.R puppy test and completed her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training. Daisy loves to be with people and is constantly learning the best way to support you as you make your way through the therapeutic process.
Animal-assisted therapy has been proven to help with positive physiological changes (i.e. decreases blood pressure, improves immune function, and regulates heart rate) as well as emotional benefits (i.e. provides comfort, decreases loneliness and stress, improves mood, encourages communication, reduces anxiety, and increases prosocial behaviors). Animal-assisted therapy is not right for everyone, but maybe Daisy will be right for you.