Meet the Faculty

Dr. Juan B. Faraoni III, Psya.D., LMHC, LPC

Program Director, Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Personal Statement

I stumbled into psychoanalysis when I completed my undergraduate education and knew that I craved something more. I was initially attracted to the Psychoanalysis, Society, and Culture Program as I had just completed a degree in Sociology. But after beginning analysis, realizing the benefits of the experiential learning model offered at BGSP, and having taken some clinical courses, I quickly switched to the clinical program.

Working full-time throughout my education at BGSP allowed me the ability to build a clinical career working with and directing programs serving various populations such as physical and mental disabilities, addictions, dual-diagnosis, LGBTQ+ individuals, and afforded me the opportunity to obtain professional licenses in MA, CT, and FL. Currently, in addition to working as Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, I work as a clinical supervisor and academic advisor for students enrolled in masters and doctorate programs at BGSP and hold private practices in Boston, MA and Hartford, CT.

What I have enjoyed most about the education BGSP provides is applying modern psychoanalytic technique to a wide variety of life situations, both in and out of the therapeutic setting.

Program Affiliations

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Psya.D., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2023
M.A., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2014
B.S., Grand Valley State University, 2009