I am a licensed social worker and certified sex therapist for individuals, couples and families that are dealing with issues that inhibit future growth and happiness. As the founder of Insight Brookline, I am committed to ensuring all clients have a positive and affirming experience. My specialties include infertility, Surrogacy/Adoption/Foster Care, family formation, life transitions/personal growth, men’s issues, military, and GLBTQQIA issues. I also work with people who are dealing with anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment/mood disorders and other concerns. My approach is solution focused, varied and includes a strength based perspective. Narrative therapy, CBT and interpersonal methods are often used.

After earning an MSW from Simmons College and spending time working in intense foster care/adoption and inpatient pediatrics, I worked internationally focused on gestational surrogacy and egg donation for gay men and women, and heterosexual couples/singles facing infertility. Having worked with individuals, couples and families around the world, I bring my International cultural experience to my private practice. I also hold an MS in Communications to support my work in relationship communications. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. My new book, Couples by Intention: Creating and Cultivating Intimacy is due to be released in Fall 2017.
— Elliott

Credentials

  • Master of Social Work, Simmons College

  • Master of Communications Management, Simmons College

  • Massachusetts LICSW license #116543

  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

  • Member, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, (AASECT)

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Mental Health Subgroup, Gender/Sexuality 

  • Faculty member, Wheelock College School of Social Work

  • 4-D Integrated Practitioner

  • Certified Strengths Deployment Inventory Facilitator

  • US Army veteran

Presentations/Speeches

  • Surviving Miscarriage: Living Through Devastation, AASECT Las Vegas. June 2017

  • Couples by Intention: Communicating for Connection (more info...)

  • Professionals Radio Network. Psychotherapy. Listen Here:

  • Surrogacy from Different Perspectives. Resolve New England. November 2016

  • Creating the Language of Intimacy, Phoenix World Burn Congress. October 2016

  • Extraordinary Sex Therapy: Innovative Approaches, Practical Applications, Webinar: November 2015

  • International Association of Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Couples with Intention: Leading group therapy with intact couples, March, 2015

  • Gay Men: Coming Out of Straight Marriages, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, November 2014

  • Coming Out of A Straight Marriage, NASWMA Symposium, April 2014

  • Gestational Surrogacy: When Adoption Isn't Your Option, NASWMA Symposium, March 2012; NASWMA Symposium, April 2014

  • Look Who's Coming Out Now, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, October 2013

  • Gay Parenting, Massachusetts General Hospital, May 2012

  • Talking about Families!,  Tufts University, March, 2012

  • Hispanic/Black Gay Coalition: Creating Families, Panelist, November, 2011

  • Welcome to the Gayby Boom, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, October 2011

  • International Surrogacy, Family Equality Council/RFamily, Florida, July 2011

  • Understanding International Gestational Surrogacy, offered in Belgium, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

  • Understanding Gestational Surrogacy, offered in New York, Texas, Georgia

  • Coming Out Lounge Radio Show, Nurturing relations with Intention  Listen here:  http://bit.ly/1H45kJI

  • Coming Out Lounge Radio Show: Mommy & Mommy, Daddy & Daddy!  Adoption and Surrogacy...here we come! Listen here:  http://bit.ly/1H45kJI

  • Healthy You! Radio Show with Dr Keesha Ewers: UnderstandingIntimacy and Connection! Listen here and here!

Media/Publications

Payment Accepted

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Tufts

  • United Behavioral Health

  • United HealthCare

  • Self Pay (I do have a sliding scale for those who are financially challenged)

  • Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Discover