ABOUT THOMAS A. PELTZThomas A. Peltz, LMHC, CAS, M.Ed.
Mr. Peltz has worked in the mental health field as both a counselor and an administrator since 1973. He is very familiar with hospital, residential, detoxification, outpatient treatment and partial hospital program levels of care.
He has been awarded: The Lora Roe National Alcoholism and Drug Counselor of the Year 2011. The highest clinical award given by NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals; and he has received: Massachusetts Counselor of the Year 2010, the most prestigious award bestowed by The Board of the Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors.
In his private practice in Beverly Farms, he works with adults, and offers individual, couples and family treatment; and he leads group sessions and lectures in the community. He has supervised clinical staff and intern students since 1980. Further, Mr. Peltz offers Spiritual Direction work in both Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.
Mr. Peltz has a strong understanding of the 12 Step sobriety program, and offers patient referrals to the needed level of care in treatment. He can easily refer patients for medication and to other levels of care as needed.
In addition to being licensed as a mental health therapist and as a level one alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts, he is certified as an addiction specialist at a national level. He has a Master of Education in Community Counseling. Further, he has earned his Clinical Pastoral Education Unit One, participated in Education for the Ministry, and has attended the Spiritual Direction certificate training at The Mercy Center in California.
Over the years, Mr. Peltz has published multiple professional articles, and has been involved with a number of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, SAMSHSA 'TIPS' publications. He has volunteered as a Behavioral Health Disaster Responder for several disaster response organizations since before Katrina/Rita. He believes volunteer service work in the community to be important, has served on many committees and boards.
His areas of specialty include: addiction and mental health treatment, grief and trauma work, family and couples treatment, men's issues, and spiritual direction issues. He is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors, Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, North Shore-Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Coalition, and past member of the Massachusetts Employee Assistance Professional Association.
Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, the professional and comfortable office at 20 Oak Street is across from the train station in Beverly Farms, and is convenient to both Route 127 and Route 128. There are three steps into this first floor office.
Daytime and evening times are available for appointments. Call (978) 927-6763.
Mailing address is: Thomas A. Peltz, PO 5554, Beverly Farms, MA. 01915-0520