Frances Mathieu, LCSW
English, Haitian Creole
Clinical Population Served:
My Approach to Therapy:
"I incorporate the Afrocentric approach to my work."
"The character and effectiveness of medicine for the mind and the body always and everywhere depend on the culture in which the medicine is practiced. In the West, healing is often considered to be a private matter between patient and therapist. In Africa, healing is an integral part of society and religion, a matter in which the whole community is involved. To understand African psychiatry and psychotherapy one must understand African thought and its social roots (Lambo 1974). For the African, the original concept of nature includes simultaneously the physical world and the social environment of both the living and the dead, together with the metaphysical forces of the universe."
- Felix Attah Johnson
301 Broadway St., Chelsea, MA, 02159
Accepting New Clients:
• Depression • Disability Evaluations • People with Disabilities