Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP

Executive Director, The Life Solution Center of Darien
Phone: 203-636-0080 – ext 576
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Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP is a skilled and seasoned Psychotherapist, and the Founder and Executive Director of The Life Solution Center of Darien, a one-of-a-kind consortium of independent businesses and practices designed to treat the whole person.

In her psychotherapy practice, Maud works extensively with adults, couples and teens to help them find straightforward, common-sense solutions to their problems, using a short-term, solution-focused, and integrative approach. Her clients are often driven and motivated individuals, struggling to balance the demands of success with their personal lives, who need therapeutic support in the form of a personalized plan to maximize their potential. Maud loves the challenge of tailor-fitting the treatment plan to meet the specific therapeutic needs of her clients and further, constructing a team of professionals to provide them with holistic, multi-dimensional solutions beyond what psychotherapy alone can provide. She weaves a unique blend of warmth and humor into her work.

Maud has also worked extensively with corporations (listed below) to improve their intrapersonal relationships and corporate cultures. Her training and experience in both Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) make her an invaluable resource following traumatic incidents, and inform her work with emergency service personnel including police, fire and medical professionals.

Maud holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College and completed her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina (Summa cum Laude), where she was selected as Outstanding Micro Practice Student and was inducted into Alpha Delta Mu, the National Honor Society for her discipline.

Maud is frequently interviewed by the media both nationally and internationally. Her professional advice and work have appeared, in most cases on a recurring basis, in or on:

  • The Discovery Health Channel
  • News Channel 12 CT
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Stamford Advocate
  • Greenwich Time
  • CT Post
  • Danbury News Times
  • Albany Times Union
  • The Women’s Conference website

Maud has provided extensive expertise as an Executive Coach and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional for the following corporations and organizations (including but not limited to):

  • GlaxoSmithKlein (Expert Roundtable)
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Duracell
  • James River
  • Learning International
  • Times Mirror, Inc.
  • Cummings & Lockwood

She has also served, or is serving, on the board of directors, or in an advisory role for the following organizations:

  • The Human Services Planning Council
  • Darien Domestic Abuse Partnership
  • Classes 4 Classes, Inc.

Blog Posts

  • Spring Renewal
    Have you noticed a new “spring” in your step?  Now that the Vernal Equinox is behind us spring has indeed sprung; daffodils are starting to sprout and birds have begun to sing.  In addition to the force of Mother Nature, brain physiology may play a role in our renewed vigor. In the winter our lack of ...
  • RAM Council Foundation Presents: The Power of Prevention: Success Stories and Strategies for Healthy Teen Years
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm New Canaan High School Wagner Room Student Presentations by NCHS 9th – 12th  Substance-Free Members Q & A with Prevention Panel Suggestion Donation: Adults $10; Students Free PANEL OF EXPERTS: Rob Mallozzi, New Canaan First Selectman Mark Davis, Headmaster St. Luke’s New Canaan, Family Story Joe Greenfield, Outreach, Turning Point, Personal Story Maud ...
  • Help Your Twenty Something Get Launched
  • A Panel for Parents: Got Resilience?
    Is your child prepared for their next step? Join us on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00pm in the Darien High School Auditorium as five local experts give parents tips on helping their kids build resilience as they transition to their next life stages. This panel is appropriate for parents of elementary, middle and high school ...
  • Holiday Gratitude Heals
      At holiday time most of us offer thanks to friends and loved ones, letting them know we’re happy that they are in our lives. We do this by way of emails and texts; with holiday cards and gifts; or at celebrations of the season. Many of us express our gratitude by reaching out to those ...

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