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We make each decision with intention, because your experience should be the best it can be.

We make each decision with intention, because your experience should be the best it can be.

Four Points is a therapist-owned practice. Our relational focus and attention to client care extends beyond the therapy session as we construct systems that support the therapy experience.

Processes are thoughtfully designed, from scheduling and insurance billing to paperwork, to reflect that we care about the entirety of your experience. 

We also take care of our therapists, because an organization people enjoy being part of means more emotional and mental resources, which allows for deeper, more meaningful connections with clients. 

Doug has over 15 years of experience in the field of therapy, embodying a warm, inviting style rooted in a client-centered approach. In his practice working with both clients and clinicians, he prioritizes empathy, active listening, and respect for each individual's unique journey and needs.

Doug's belief in the importance of treating each person as an individual is mirrored in his approach to facilitating the professional development of others. Drawing from extensive training, experience, and expertise, Doug integrates various modalities into clinical supervision and program development. He emphasizes collaboration while supporting individual goals, holding in mind each evolving therapist's unique vision of growth and success. 

Doug sees himself as a guide in the self-discovery journey, offering kindness and unwavering support as a foundational practice of his clinical work and within supervisory relationships. 

Doug earned a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of New Hampshire and has worked in a number of clinical settings, gaining a wide range of experience in the field.  Working with adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a variety of different challenges in their lives. 

Doug Wenger, LCSW

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Doug Wenger, LCSW

Clinical Supervision & Strategy

each evolving therapist has a unique vision of growth and success

Lauren Stanley, LCSW

Lauren's time as a therapist as well as her years in management resulted in her belief that the highest level of care is the result of the simplest processes and the most impactful support of both clients and therapists. 

Lauren's clinical work focuses on substance use, complex grief and aging with an emphasis on existential exploration. She sees a special intersection between being a therapist and managing an organization, and believes remaining dedicated to clinical work allows a level of insight not otherwise possible into the ways business decisions impact therapists and clients. (And she just loves being a therapist.)

 

In addition to her work as a therapist, the majority of Lauren's career has been spent in leadership, including as clinical director for a statewide organization prior to founding Four Points. She is drawn to these roles due to a passion for empowering therapists to do the work they love in a way that maximizes fulfillment and autonomy. She also enjoys seeing the outcome- the exceptional care therapists empowered in this way are able to provide their clients. 

As Managing Director, Lauren makes people the priority, and believes that when relationships come first, clients and clinicians are happy, systems work well and things (mostly) take care of themselves. 

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Lauren Stanley, LCSW

Managing Director

the highest level of care is
the result of the simplest processes
and the most impactful support of both clients and therapists

To provide exceptional care to each individual.

By removing barriers;

Reframing and expanding perspectives;

Emphasizing integrity and dedication; 

And demonstrating that people come first in all that we do.

Our
Mission 

Our Values

Acting With Intention

Our decisions are made with the ever-present awareness that each action we take carries with it an impact on our employees, clients, referral partners and our community. 

People First Philosophy

Four Points was founded on a legacy of strong and trusting relationships. We hold our relational orientation closely and seek to create space for everyone to thrive, and for our therapists to explore what growth and excellence means for them individually. 

Inclusion Promotion

We are brought together by the pain of the human experience and a desire to assist others along their way. Although our perspectives of pain, togetherness, and what it means to be human are different, our backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and abilities shape the lens through which we see the world.

 

By sharing with each other, embracing new viewpoints and confronting biases, we gain the strength of perspective that leads to true greatness and belonging.

Introspective Leadership

We fundamentally believe in a transparent, accountable leadership style in which we challenge our assumptions, accept our limitations, welcome feedback, and speak to our errors. 

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It is very important that you only do what you love to do... You may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 

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