Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP

Executive Director, The Life Solution Center of Darien

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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.

Throughout her career and assisted by her collaborative approach with other practitioners, Maud has developed The Whole Life Assessment™,  a thorough and proprietary evaluation that provides equally for both those who identify as struggling with mental health issues, and those who are trying to make the most of their lives. From helping solve complex problems to simply living better, this assessment takes a uniquely comprehensive look at the client’s life, to provide an action plan for well-rounded and successful living.

Maud loves the challenge of tailor-fitting a treatment plan to meet the specific therapeutic needs of her clients and further—when necessary—constructing a team of professionals to provide them with holistic, multi-dimensional solutions, beyond what psychotherapy alone can provide. Her practice is built on a platform based on her favorite definition of creativity—combining two or more old ideas in new ways to achieve a unique and effective outcome.

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 weaves a unique blend of warmth and humor into her work.

Influenced by her extensive experience with corporations (listed below), Maud is adept at improving 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 current 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.

Frequently interviewed by the media both nationally and internationally, Maud’s professional advice and work have appeared on countless news outlets and websites, usually on a recurring basis (including but not limited to):

  • 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.