A.C. Decker, MSW, LICSW

A.C. Decker, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
acdecker@thecoastalcenter.com
Direct line: (781) 635-2575

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AC has over 20 years experience counseling children and their families.  Since 1998, AC has worked for the Hingham Public Schools in two of their elementary schools providing classroom based prevention lessons (violence and bully prevention), social skill groups, individual counseling, crisis management and consultation to teachers and families.

Prior to coming to Hingham, AC worked in the Children’s Services division of the Department of Mental Health for 6 years.  His clinical training was with adults in a state psychiatric hospital and in an urban community mental health center.  He also taught Biology for four years at a private boarding school and lived in the dormitory.  

In looking at clinical styles and orientation, AC slants toward a family systems perspective.  He integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and brief therapy approaches into his practice. He also uses social thinking concepts as needed.  AC works with children, adolescents, families and adults.  

AC earned his Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College in 1992.  He earned his BA in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985.