Glennis Muldoon, LMSW
“There’s music everywhere. You just have to learn to listen for it.” – TJ Klune
Boston College School of Social Work, 2022 / Clinical Concentration with a Mental Health Specialization
Currently accepting new clients on a case by case basis and for a waitlist.
What’s therapy with me like? My main clinical focuses include Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs, including hair pulling, skin picking, nail and cheek biting), anxiety disorders, and grief. My therapeutic style is eclectic. I use mindfulness-based techniques like Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), strengths-based approaches like Solution-Focused Therapy, and expressive arts in addition to other cognitive-behavioral modalities.
These modalities provide a good therapeutic structure and opportunities for skill building while also being flexible enough to meet my clients’ individual, unique needs. I believe clients are the experts of their own experiences and I prefer approaches that are person-centered.
How I’ve kept learning… Certificate programs, participation in conferences, reading books, and listening to mental health and social justice podcasts all help me grow as a social worker and person. I’m currently working on a certificate program through the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors’ Virtual Professional Training Institute and reading Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
Who do I work with? I have worked with clients across the life span and enjoy working with youth over 7, teenagers, and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages. I specialize in individual and family therapy.
My impacting identities are… I am a cis, heterosexual, white woman, identities that have inherent privileges I am continuously building awareness around. I have personal experience with BFRBs (hair pulling and nail biting), which have challenged me, and also helped me find compassion for myself and others. I have also been impacted by suicide, a loss that led me to social work and deepened my advocacy for neurodiversity.
I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… Neurodivergent populations (part of, knowledgeable), LGBTQIA+ (allied, knowledgeable), trauma survivors (knowledgeable).
I am the best fit for a client who… wants to explore themselves, their challenges, and their values in a supportive, open environment. I’m also a good fit for clients who like using humor and creativity during sessions.
I am not a good fit for clients who… doesn’t want to take an active role in their own healing process (or doesn’t want to be a part of their child’s therapeutic process).
What makes me unique? I’ve always loved making art and before going into social work, I studied neuroscience and worked in multiple research labs. I think my approachability, creativity, and analytical thinking skills make me a unique, well-rounded therapist.
The Practical Stuff
What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Evernorth (previously known as Cigna). I am accepting BCBS clients on a case-by-case basis but generally am scheduling about a month out for intakes.
Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? Both – I prioritize my in person sessions for kids and younger clients. I do not offer sessions on Tuesdays.
The Fun Stuff
Did you know…I also work part-time as a Teaching Artist at Art Works Now, a community-based art nonprofit where I develop and run courses and workshops for participants of all ages.
Any pets? I have a Venus flytrap named Nibbles.
What I’ve Learned Lately
- Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families; Michelle Berton, LMHC & Kristin Phelan, LICSW; February 2022
- ADHD & Executive Functioning: How it Develops Normally & Abnormally, and What Parents & Educators Can Do to Help; Jason Fogler, MA, PhD; March 2022
- In-Home Therapy Conference: Supporting Emerging Therapists in Community-Based Settings; New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy; April 2022
- Crossing the Bridge: Integrating Solution Focused Therapy into Clinical Practice; Susan Tohn & Jordan Oshlag; May 2022
- Helping Your Child with Sensory Regulation: Skills to Manage the Emotional and Behavioral Components of Your Child’s Sensory Processing Challenges; Suzanne Mouton-Odum PhD & Ruth Goldfinger Golomb LCPC; June 2022
- Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults; Relias Academy; July 2022
- Addressing Suicide in Adolescents and Transition Age Youth; Relias Academy; July 2022
- Yoga Immersion – 8 Limbs & Hatha Yoga; Asia Vianna Leak; September – November 2022
- Supporting Caregivers Through Treatment for OCD; NOCD Academy: Sara Conley, PhD, and Patrick B McGrath, PhD; January 2023
- Understanding and Healing Relational Trauma; Dr. Meg-John Barker, Conscious Life’s Trauma Super Conference; February 2023
- The Anxious Perfectionist: How to Manage Perfectionism-Driven Anxiety Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Clarissa W. Ong & Michael Twohig, PhD; July 2023
- “Pure O” OCD: Identification and Treatment; Nikki Rubin, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist; Simple Practice Learning; August 2023
- Community is Medicine: The population-level benefits of community-led initiatives to prevent and heal trauma from the climate crisis; Bob Doppelt, International Transformation Resilience Coalition (ITRC); September 2023
- Introduction to Contemporary Practices in the Treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors; Marla Deibler, PsyD, ABPP & Renae Reinardy, PsyD; September 2023
- The Emotions of ADHD: How to Understand and Manage Emotion Dysregulation, RSD, Anger, & Overwhelm; ADDitude Expert; November 2023
What I’ve Learned
- Beyond Focused and Automatic: Principal Components Analysis to Derive Functional Phenotypes in Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors; BFRB Con, Kimi Skokin; April 2021
- Assessment and Clinical Understanding Training; September 2021
- Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training; Jack Jordan, PhD; October 2021