Dr. Schippers has been in private practice on the South Shore since 1970 after receiving his Doctorate from Boston University. Dr. Schippers served as Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University from 1965 to 2003 where he was instrumental in developing the Masters Degree program in psychology as Chair of the Department. He is a founding member of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy in 1970, and has held Directorship positions at Arbor Health Systems and Pembroke Hospital. As a Fulbright Scholar he has traveled extensively in India and China studying cross cultural approaches to human service delivery systems. His post doctoral sabbaticals were in London, at the Tavistock Clinic; Zurich, at the Jungian Institute, and Honolulu, at the East West Center of the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Schippers and his business partner established Mass Bay Counseling in 1988. Then in 2001, in response to the needs of families who were challenged to provide increasing support and care of aging family members and parents, they founded MBC Senior Services, Inc., dba Visiting Angels of the South Shore. Other ventures include C.A.R.E., a care management company, and In Home Rehabilitation, a company providing access to OT for rehabilitation following medical procedures, hospitalization, or strengthening prior to surgery. Mass Bay Counseling and C.A.R.E. were subsequently sold in order to focus on the delivery of home care for seniors provided by Visiting Angels.