Marjorie Roberts, Ph.D., LMFT

Approved Supervisor in The American Association of Marriage
and Family Therapy

Together with Evan Longin and Stephen Gaddis, we co-founded The Salem Center for Therapy, Training, and Research in 1995. Since that time there have been a number of changes, including a reorganization in 2017 with co-faculty, Sarah Malloy, MS, Debbie Nathan, MA and Cheryl Schilling, MS. For me, The Salem Center brings together the important aspects of my professional life as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In the context of The Salem Center, I work as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families. In addition, I provide collaborative supervision to our externs and other therapists. Our training program has allowed me to both teach and explore ideas and theoretical understanding that are relevant to my work. Best of all, the presence of a number of professionals and students working together, allows The Salem Center clinicians to offer a team approach to treatment.

When I worked on my doctorate at Boston University, I became interested in the unique dynamics and wisdom of individual families in having a sense about what works for them. I continue to approach my clinical work, supervision, training, and research on the process of therapy from the stance of curiosity. My work has been greatly influenced by the ideas and work of Dr. Tom Andersen of Tromso, Norway, who generously provided supervision for me to become an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor.

Currently, I have a special interest in the use of letter-writing as part of the process of therapy. I believe that writing in the context of therapy allows new meanings, language, and dialogue to emerge. I have been delighted to present and publish my work at national and international conferences and in publications. I was honored to collaborate with Tom Andersen, MD and Peggy Penn, Ph.D. on a paper in which we examined letter-writing as a kind of reflecting process. More locally, I am always interested in bringing people together to share and discuss their work and ideas. I have hosted numerous gatherings at our center, which have evolved from “Mondays with Marty” to our current Fireside Conversations. It is an opportunity for therapists and students to present their evolving ideas, passions, and interests, and is open to the community.

Marjorie can be reached at 978-745-6656 or