Liam  Lattrell

Liam Lattrell

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend appointments in Arlington practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Harm reduction
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Liam Lattrell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, MA who specializes in mindfulness, depression, anxiety, relationships, substance use, and addiction.

Liam offers compassionate relational based therapy. His approach is to listen, understand, and build a connection that fosters growth within clients. While psychodynamic in nature, he utilizes behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and appropriate humor to help a person feel heard and continue to grow. When working with individuals with depression and/or anxiety, he focuses on their connections with others and spends time helping them get to the root causes. For example, if someone comes in with underlying causes of low self-worth, he helps them explore how this might be related to past and/or current relationships. He utilizes a strengths-based approach to help clients embrace and tap into their own inner resources that will help them cope and take on life’s challenges.

When working with clients with substance use issues, Liam works from a harm-reduction stance. He meets his clients where they are at and incorporates elements of Motivational Interviewing to explore how their use is impacting their relationships, career, and/or familial functioning. He helps his clients establish connection in their lives and form positive relationships.

Liam's expertise in behavioral challenges also extends to children. He is especially interested in helping children and parents learn to better manage screentime and the role of electronics in the home.

Liam believes everyone has the power to heal and grow, and he is there to support clients on this journey. For over eight years, he worked in case management and individual psychotherapy settings helping adults and adolescents find purpose and meaning in their lives. He received his MSW from Smith College. He looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Life can be difficult—sometimes, unnecessarily hard. Everyone suffers but not everyone reaches out for help. People cope in a variety of ways to deal with what life throws at them, but sometimes these strategies are unhealthy and act as a barrier to a meaningful life. I can help you better understand yourself and develop effective ways to improve your response to unpleasant feelings and relationship patterns.

I believe that asking for help is a courageous first step that shows a willingness to embark on a journey of progress and healing. I meet people where they are at—no matter how far along they are on the healing continuum. I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin to work on your healing process together. I now offer weekend and evening sessions.


Specialties

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Harm reduction - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $50

Therapist's note

Liam can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Arlington practice

315 Massachusetts Avenue

Arlington, MA 02474

Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

Work and Education

Ellenhorn, 2019 - Present
CHD, 2018 -  2019
DMH, 2016 - 2018
Servicenet, 2014 - 2016

Smith College, MSW, 2014


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Liam  Lattrell
Teens and their Screens: mindfully reducing adolescent screen time

This weekly group incorporates mindfulness practices and psycho-education to help reduce screen time and increase overall mental health in adolescents.

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