Jillian M. Alfeo, LMHC
72 East Concord Street
Robinson Suite B-212
Boston, MA 02118
I would describe my theoretical approach to counseling as eclectic in that I incorporate different theories and techniques into my practice that support my value that each individual couple, or family that I work with is unique and that no one is like the other. I work to create a person-centered and relational environment that encourages trust while considering the biological, psychological, and social characteristics of each person. I believe that there is no one way to approach a given problem and that each individual is the driver as we together travel their distinctive treatment path.
My teaching philosophy very much mirrors my counseling philosophy. In the beginning of each semester, I take time to get to know and understand each student’s unique learning style and hold myself responsible to meet each student where they are at throughout the semester. My experience in experiential learning and therapeutic recreation has instilled within me the ability to incorporate tools into the classroom that encourage individual and group reflection through meaningful activities and practice. It is in the act of doing that we increase our chances of retaining knowledge, and when we take a moment to reflect on those experiences we increase that retention greatly.
Q: Why did you choose to be Course Educator in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program?
I can attest to what an amazing experience being a part of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program is as a student having graduated from the program in 2007. It was without hesitation that I made the decision to remain a part of this program that supports students to grow in both personal ways and professionally as counselors.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program?
What I enjoy most about teaching in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program is the honor that I have in being a witness to the development of a new generation of counselors and to know the impact they will each have on the many lives they encounter in their practice.
- Practicum Supervision
- Internship Supervision
- Basic Mental Health Assessment