Aimee Dashiell, LICSW
Aimee values the unique perspectives and experiences each client brings with them through life. She utilizes an affirming and relational approach as she creates a supportive environment for each client. She has experience working across the lifespan, however, has a current focus on teens and young adults, as well as adults through mid-age struggling with different life transitions.
Background & Qualifications
Aimee Eaton has been working in the field of social work for ten years. She engages youth and adults with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions and/or parenting challenges. Aimee utilizes an Affirmative Therapy approach to validate and advocate for the needs of her clients. Her experience also includes working with clients struggling with issues related to identity development, including LGBTQIA+/CNM and adoption.
Aimee began her career as an In-Home Behavioral Specialist on the South Shore. In this position, she provided in-home and in-community services to children/transitional age youth and their caregivers to foster safety, positive communication, and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). Aimee also worked in the field of adoption, both as a case manager for the children in DCF custody with a goal of adoption, as well as training and evaluation of prospective Waiting Families. Aimee also gained critical experience as part of an Emergency Services Team conducting emergency safety, mental health and substance use evaluations in the community.
In 2019, Aimee moved to office-based outpatient therapy. In this position, Aimee gained experience working with clients managing a variety of mental health challenges, including work on LGBTQIA+/CNM and identity development. Aimee incorporates techniques from CBT, DBT and Collaborative Problem Solving to engage with clients to develop distraction and mindfulness skills, establish a more strengths-focused thinking pattern, develop resilience, and strengthen identity.
Aimee earned her MSW in clinical social work from Simmons College (now Simmons University). Prior to that she earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst.