Eugenia S. Ware, Ph.D
|Brief Bio and Professional Philosophy:|
I am a psychologist specializing in children and families. I have been in practice for over thirty years. I share offices with my colleagues at Family Development Associates in Framingham.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College, a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a Doctorate from the University of Virginia. I hold dual licenses as a Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
I typically work with young children, adolescents, and families, although I do take some individual adult clients on a case-by-case basis. I specialize in helping individuals and families in transition such as coping with a death, divorce, life and developmental changes. This includes working with people for divorce and bereavement counseling, support around anxiety and depression, and general parenting education and guidance.
My general philosophy as a mental health professional is as follows:
*The vast majority of people and families are well-meaning and are trying the best they can to cope and to raise their children. I tend not to pathologize and blame. When I examine the whole picture, most often people’s behavior makes sense, although their solutions may not be the most effective.
* I am concerned about our culture’s fast-paced life style, which I do not believe is healthy, particularly for children. I am a believer in what I call, “The Fine Wine Theory of Child Development”—Children’s development should not be rushed; rather, a slow, careful aging in the long run produces a healthier, more adaptable person.
*Generally, I work from an attachment theory perspective in my clinical work.
*Finally, I believe that it is critical to communicate and coordinate care with any other mental health and/or medical professionals involved in a child’s or family’s care. Family helpers need to be on the same page.
I am available for both day (Wednesday and Thursday) and evening (Wednesday) appointments. I am a Blue Cross/Blue Shield provider and have a sliding scale. I would be happy to talk with you by phone or in person. Thanks very much for your consideration.
Family Development Associates
40 Speen St.
Framingham, MA 01701