About

 

 

Dorothy Drew Stenehjem, LICSW

Many know me as “D.D.” and I have a psychotherapy practice in Falmouth Massachusetts. But my story really begins in California, where I was born and spent most of my life. I used to be a sound editor for television and film and was even nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009. In 2010, I decided to become a hospice volunteer and the experience changed the course of my life. I loved the connection I felt with my patients and being with them as they walked an unknown path. I loved the questions and the answers and listening closely to the stories and being a part of a process that felt deeply meaningful and important. And I learned that I was good at making others feel comfortable and that I enjoyed helping others work through difficult life experiences and transitions. And from that point on, I never considered returning to my career as a sound editor. Some might say it was a “calling”. I like to think of it that way too. Helping my clients overcome difficult emotions and guiding them to become the best versions of themselves is a true privilege. But enough with my story,
I want to hear yours…

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mills College and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California’s Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. I specialize in addiction recovery and grief and I’ve worked as a therapist for a variety of organizations including: AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Betty Ford Center and Gosnold on Cape Cod. In addition to my private practice, I work as a clinician for McLean Hospital, providing psychiatric evaluations for the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, MA. I am fully licensed and work with individuals, couples and groups using treatment that is specifically tailored to meet the goals, needs and growth of each client.  I offer flexible scheduling and make myself available and fully reachable to my clients. My office is located in the Bramble Bush Medical Complex on the beautiful grounds of Falmouth Hospital.

THE REST OF THE STORY…
Three years ago, I moved from Los Angeles to Cape Cod with my husband Mike where we now live “happily ever after” with our cat Betty. In my spare time I enjoy writing, hunting for antiques, going to the beach and creating independent sound projects. My son Henry is a fashion designer and lives in Los Angeles.

Oh. And this is Betty…

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