Maxine W. Swajian is a licensed psychotherapist based in Rhode Island where she owns and operates her solo private practice. She opened her first practice in Manhattan in 2012. She has devoted her career to working with men, the issues they more typically face and how they work through these concerns in therapy. Her clients tend to be high-functioning individuals working in fields such as business, technology, marketing, finance and law.
She approaches counseling eclectically, utilizing an array of therapeutic orientations and techniques to tailor treatment to the unique needs of the client. She places an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral methods which challenge negative, irrational or maladaptive thinking thereby improving mood and decreasing unfavorable behaviors.
Ms. Swajian holds a B.A. in psychology from Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society and received several awards. She then attended Columbia University where she obtained an M.A. and M.Ed in psychological counseling. She is licensed by the New York State Education Department, Rhode Island Department of Health and Virginia Department of Health Professions.
Over the years, she has extensively worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of clinical (inpatient/outpatient), career and educational settings, including but not limited to, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York University's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine, Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center, The Kent Center for Human and Organizational Development, Young Adult Internship Program/Career Connections and Brown University.
Ms. Swajian has also presented workshops on topics such as strengthening communication skills for the workplace, interview preparation, workplace sexual harassment, time management, learning styles and healthy relationships. She served as an adjunct professor at Bryant University in the psychology department.
To ensure an evidence-based and relevant counseling experience, Ms. Swajian continually keeps updated on new research, advances, and changes in psychology, medicine, current events and popular culture.