Cheyenne Mccarter, LICSWCheyenne McCarter has been a practicing Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) for over twenty years. She has worked in public and private agencies in the Boston-Cambridge area, as well as running her own private practice.


Cheyenne, along with artist Catherine Tutter, has created Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life, a “unique experience for lifestories to be shared and transformed. In the caring presence of skilled listeners, this experience begins with the recollection and sharing of memories and their transmission onto special paper. With guided support, the participant learns how to spin the paper into yarn and weave it into fabric.”

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Cheyenne’s Resume:




1984: B. A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1987: M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 1989


MAOA Mental Health & Aging Program Certificate, Institute for Geriatric Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, National Association of Social Workers
Member of the Aging Life Care Association
( formally known  as the National Association for Professional Geriatric Caremanagers )

Member of National Association of Social Workers


Adjunct Faculty Member, Kantor Family Institute, Boston, MA, 1992 – 1994:


1991 – Present: Private Practice, Cambridge MA. Individual, couples and family therapy with a focus on the elderly and disabled, and, those who care for them.
1994 – 2011: The Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA. Clinical care and case management for older and/or disabled adults seen in their homes, nursing homes, medical and psychiatric clinics.
1993 – 1994: Hospice of Cambridge, Cambridge MA. Social Work Coordinator. Supervision of social work staff and family therapy interns. Community relations with nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Clinical social work services as described below.
1991 – 1993: Hospice of Cambridge, Cambridge MA & Trinity Hospice of Greater Boston, Boston MA. Home visits, psycho-social evaluations, individual, child and family psychotherapy, case management, and follow-up bereavement visits. Supervised students and led workshops for allied professionals and volunteers, developed and led a support group for home health aids.
1988 – 1991: Rehabilitation Department, Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA. Individual, family and group psychotherapy, supervision of Kantor Family Institute interns and case management.
1988: Forensic Care Unit for Women, Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham MA. Development of administrative structures for social work department, drawing up of policies and procedures, training of paraprofessional staff.


1989 – 1991: Kantor Family Institute, Boston MA, Three year post-graduate training program
1989 – 1990: Harvard Medical School, The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge MA, Victims of Violence Seminar
1989 – 1990: Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham MA, Seminar on leading groups about religious issues.
1991 – 1993: Daniel Brown Ph.D. and Associates, Cambridge MA, Supervision in hypnotherapy.


1992 – 1993: Participating Therapist, Phase II Evaluation of Imagery and Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Patients with Advanced Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Principal Investigator: Stephanie Simonton, PhD.


1992: “Working With the Terminally Ill Patient.” Presented at the National Association of Social Workers conference: The Practice of Social Work in Nursing Homes. Brandeis University, Waltham MA
1999: “Working with Families of the Elderly,” Presented as part of a conference, Assessment and Treatment of the Elderly, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2007: Moderator, “The Question of Happiness: Lessons from Positive Psychology” Leader, group mediation practice, Meditation and Psychotherapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA