Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP is the Founder and Executive Director of The Life Solution Center of Darien, and one-of-a-kind consortium of independent businesses and practices designed to treat the whole person.
Maud is a skilled and seasoned Psychotherapist with a short-term, solution-focused approach. She recognizes that most dilemmas have straightforward, common-sense solutions and weaves a unique blend of warmth and humor into her work. She works extensively with adults, couples and teens.
As a trained Coach and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Maud has worked with numerous corporations including Hewlett-Packard, Duracell, James River and Times Mirror, Inc. She has coached individuals from almost every walk of life, and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal for her work with officers returning from Iraq.
Currently, Maud writes a column for The Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, CT Post, Danbury News Times and Albany Times Union. She has also written regular columns for The Women’s Conference website, , created by the former First Lady of California Maria Shriver, and for the medical web-site drkoop.com. She has made repeat appearances on the Discovery Health Channel with award-winning news anchor Juju Chang, and with News Channel 12 in Connecticut. She is frequently interviewed by the media (both nationally and internationally) about relationships, family, career and work-life balance. Most recently, she was extesively quotes in the New York Times.
Maud works with emergency service personnel including police, fire and medical professionals. 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. She currently serves as a member of the Human Services Planning Council, sits on the Darien Domestic Abuse Task Force (previously having served as Co-Chair), and participated in an Expert Roundtable for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.She also serves on the Board of Directors of Classes4Classes, Inc., a not-for-profit striving to teach every child in our nation to have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of others, by providing a platform through which to actively engage them in social curriculum.
Maud holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), and completed her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina (Summa cum Laude), where she was selected Outstanding Micro Practice Student and was inducted into Alpha Delta Mu, the National Honor Society for her discipline.