Carol Fizer has been a psychotherapist in the Boston area for over 20 years. She received her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work, where she wrote her thesis on the “Efficacy of Treatment of Couples.”
In 2001-2002, following the events of 9/11, Carol worked as a crisis clinician with FIRST RESPONDERS who lived with extremely high levels of stress while assisting in the recovery mission at Ground Zero. One of her current clinical interests IS THE focus on how individuals and families experience trauma and recover from life-shaking events, stems from this work. Her trauma experience subsequently led Carol to the Emergency Departments of major Boston teaching hospitals, as well as to an oncology setting, where she treated individuals who were facing end of life issues, as well as families facing the loss of a loved one.
More recently Carol has consulted at several U.S. military bases in Europe. Here Carol worked with children of military families, ranging in age from kindergarten through adolescence. The focus of this work was to understand and mitigate the developmental impact of deployed parents on children. Carol continues to bring the experience gained during her specialty missions to her private practice.
An MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management and management experience complements her clinical experience, giving her a better understanding of the problems of the workplace as well as the impact of work on families.
Living in the West Suburbs of Boston, Carol and her spouse are frequent travelers as well as gardeners. Photography, reading and knitting are her favorite forms of relaxation. As the parent of two children, she well understands the challenges of parenting in the 21st century.