The Next Step Counseling

The Next Step Counseling and Training is located in Northampton, Western Massachusetts. Co-directors Mike Lew, M.Ed. and Thom Harrigan, LICSW and their associates offer individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy and clinical supervision as well as experiential workshops, professional trainings and public lectures. A primary focus of the work at The Next Step is adult male recovery from the effects of sexual child abuse and other trauma.


We offer experiential workshops in both day-long and weekend residential formats.
Workshops include:

  • Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
  • Women and Men Survivors Together
  • Workshops for Therapists/Counselors and Clergy who are Survivors
  • Survivors of Clergy Abuse
  • Couples Workshop for Survivors
  • Healing the Healers Retreats for People who Work with Survivors
  • Understanding and Valuing Differences in Relationships
  • Understanding and Valuing Differences in Same-Gender Relationships
  • Holidaymaking - Surviving and Flourishing in the Holiday Season

Professional Trainings are available in a variety of formats designed for psychotherapists, counselors, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, educators, students, clergy, law enforcement and prison personnel and body workers.

If you are interested in organizing a workshop or training in your area, please contact The Next Step at:

P.O. Box 60447,
Florence, MA 01062, USA;
Phone: (413) 584-0727.
E-mail: nextstep.counseling@verizon.net, or Mike Lew
or Thom Harrigan

MALE SURVIVOR GROUPS at The Next Step: We are offering a recovery group for male survivors. Anyone interested can contact Mike or 413-584-0727.