Meet Lexi Mastrangelo, LMHC

ABOUT ME

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Connections Counseling Services in Wilmington, Massachusetts. I am so glad you are here! My name is Lexi Mastrangelo (formerly Lexi Shuman) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years experience working with individuals who have struggled with depression, anxiety, and anger, as well as had difficult life experiences or survived a traumatic event. As a psychotherapist and parent coach, I empower teens and adult women to confidently make healthy decisions, to learn to have positive relationships with others, and most importantly, themselves. 

I opened Connections Counseling Services in 2016 in order to serve youth and families in the community who are looking for a mental health provider that can offer individual and family therapy, in addition to supporting mental health needs more broadly through consultation and trainings. 

I also offer trauma-informed care that supports trauma survivors in addressing the thoughts and feelings impacted by trauma and abuse, and exploring safe and healthy ways to manage emotions, communicate how they are feeling, and make meaning of difficult experiences. ​

Contact me by phone or email to discuss how I can help you or your child attain your counseling goals!

My Approach

My practice encompasses a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including talk therapy, sensory skills, DBT, CBT, relaxation techniques, and effective communication/conflict resolution strategies. I use a range of treatment approaches, but I am formally trained in ARC (Attachment Regulation Competency), Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behaviorl Therapy (TF-CBT), SMART (Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). My prior clinical experiences include residential, acute level of care, and outpatient treatment settings, so I am comfortable working with a wide range of clients, symptoms, and behaviors.

I support my clients in building a healthier set of coping strategies, effective interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong sense of personal identity.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Mental Health​

    • low self esteem​​

    • struggling peer relationships

    • family conflict

    • poor decision making

    • depression

    • anxiety

    • anger

    • self harm

  • Women's Issues

    • depression and anxiety​

    • negative thinking

    • poor self esteem

    • relationship issues

    • feeling disempowered 

  • Trauma

    • physical and sexual abuse​

    • neglect

    • adoption and foster care

My Work Values

Individualized treatment

Genuine, direct, and supportive feedback

Collaboration

Teachable moments

Creating safety through attunement and supported regulation

My Background

  • Independently licensed since 2010 (LMHC #7493)

  • 9 years outpatient therapy experience

  • 2.5 years as Clinical Director of a residential program

  • 6 years as a residential clinician, including long term treatment, 45 day STARR assessments, and acute levels of care

  • Internships in inpatient hospital and partial hospital settings

  • Trainings

    • Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies, Trauma Center, JRI;

    • Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

    • Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC)

    • Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University, 2008

  • Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Tufts University, 2005

LET'S CONNECT

I'd love to hear your story and discuss how I can support you and your family! Contact me to schedule a free initial phone consultation.

226 Lowell Street, Suite B7, Wilmington, MA 01887

(781) 587-1726

Lexi Mastrangelo, LMHC- Connections Counseling Services proudly serves Wilmington 01887, Stoneham 02180 , Melrose 02148, Reading 01867, North Reading 01864 01889, Lynnfield 01940, Wakefield 01880, Andover 01810, and surrounding communities in and around Middlesex County. 

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