Peter McEntee, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with thirty years experience as a psychotherapist. He earned his MSW degree in 1982 from Simmons College. From 1991 to 2013, he was an integral part of the Behavioral Medicine Program at Cambridge Health Alliance, where he served in various roles, including Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Coordinator, and Administrative Director.
Originally trained in traditional, psychodynamic psychotherapy, early in his career he sought out additional training and study in cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and behavior therapy, eventually making these his primary approaches.
Mr. McEntee’s professional activities have included individual and group psychotherapy, public speaking, teaching and training, supervision, and consultation to mental health and medical professionals. He has been a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and has also served as a Clinical Instructor at both Simmons College School of Social Work and Smith College School of Social Work.
Mr. McEntee works with people aged 16 and older. He has an active and collaborative style, and it is his firm belief that the most important active ingredients in psychotherapy operate in between sessions, in the course of everyday life. For this reason, he often suggests a variety of take-home activities or experiments (“homework”) in order to maximize the opportunities for healing and growth.
Some of Mr. McEntee’s areas of interest include anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and various forms of social anxiety, such as fear of public speaking. He also can help with medical illnesses that are often influenced or aggravated by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, and chronic pain.