Competency Consultation Group - Guardianship Evaluations, Staff Training, Counseling
Mary E. Provencher, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with families and individuals with developmental disabilities, evaluating individuals for competence in decision making, providing individual and group therapy, consulting to various agencies, and supervising graduate students and clinicians in the field of developmental disabilities. 

Dr. James Caron, Ed.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in conducting evaluations for individuals with developmental disabilities.  He has consulted to several agencies and school districts, and has a practice focusing on social-emotional development in children and adolescents.  Dr. Caron and Ms. Provencher have worked together for over 15 years in conducting competency evaluations. 

Fees: This service is offered on a self-pay basis at customary hourly rates for professional evaluations.  A minimum of five hours per clinician is required (including review of records, conducting the evaluation, contacting collateral providers and preparation of reports), and additional time may be needed if further evaluation or consultation with other providers is necessary.

How to contact us:  Mary E. Provencher, LICSW, can be contacted
at (508) 574-6970, or by e-mail at
Dr. James Caron, Ed.D., can be reached at (781) 863-5555, or by e-mail at  

In most cases we will coordinate our schedules so that we can conduct the evaluation in one session as a team, for the convenience of the student and family.  Because of the individualized level of service we provide, we recommend scheduling well in advance of the student’s 18 birthday.  For legal purposes, the evaluation can be conducted up to three months before turning 18. 

Our office location:

Office address: 120 School Street, Lexington MA 02421
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