Worcester Team

Elizabeth Belliveau, MSW, LICSW

Owner

Education: College of the Holy Cross, AB Boston College, MSW

Advanced Training: TF-CBT, ARC, EMDR, CPP, CBT, DBT, first responders, psychological first aid, perinatal mood disorders and postpartum depression

 

Biography: Elizabeth Belliveau, MSW, LICSW is a practicing clinical social worker and has experience in a wide variety of settings, including residential programs with adolescents, juvenile justice, school-based counseling, outpatient therapy, and in-home/wrap services through the CBHI model. A Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, her practice embodies a client-centered, holistic, multi-faceted treatment approach that encourages achieving full functionality in life. Elizabeth specializes in helping clients achieve sustainable change for their lives. She holds advanced training in DBT, CBT, EMDR, ARC, TF-CBT, as well as therapeutic yoga. Elizabeth has extensive experience providing consultations and clinical supervision to practitioners, and advising on program and service development. She has presented at major conferences such as Horizons for Homeless Children, MASOC, BAEYC, NASW, and the statewide juvenile justice conference. She is a facuty member at Bay Path University Graduate School of Mental Health Counseling and Mount Wachusett Community College, and serves as an internship supervisor for local MSW students in the Worcester area. She additionally serves as a board member of NASW Central Region and the Rise Above Foundation, as well as being active with many local non-profits. She is also a Reiki practitioner.

 

Statement of Care: “I believe good treatment begins and ends with a foundation of treating the whole person, and that the basis of change and improvement lies at the intersection of skill development, integrative care, and authentic therapeutic relationships”.

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Alida Roman, BS, MSW cand.

Operations Director

Education: Becker College, BA

Advanced Training: EMR, substance abuse counseling, family systems, children and families, justice systems

 

Biography: Alida R. Roman is currently a Substance Abuse Counselor and has been counseling since 2014. She received her B.S with a minor in Psychology from Becker College. She has obtained seven plus years of prior experience working at residential programs, both adolescent and latency units, has provided intensive home base services to families, therapeutic mentoring, and case management for adults. She has extensive experience working in a clinical setting and administrative work. She is currently employed within the state system.

 

Statement of Care: "The intake process is usually client's first introduction to clinical work. I look forward to making the process go smoothly, so individuals can focus solely on their clinical practice."

James Butrym, Msc, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA, University of London, Msc

Boston College, MSW

Advanced Training: Psychoanalysis, TFCBT, ARC, Eating Disorders, CBT, solution-focused, humanistic approaches

 

Biography: James Butrym, Msc, MSW, LICSW has trained both overseas and domestically in psychological treatment, and brings with him over 20 years of experience working with clients on a variety of mental health issues. James has worked within a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient care, medical-based care, and schools, and has developed a holistic, collaborative approach to client's journeys for wellness. James specializes in depression and anxiety management, trauma, life stage crises, and working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families. He calls upon eclectic, multi-faceted approaches to treatment, and encourages the use of insight and awareness as agents for change. He is available for supervision for mental health professionals, and values clinical growth and development.  James also channels his creative side, and is a musician.

 

Statement of Care: “I believe therapy is a transactional experience that has

the power to transform both therapist and client. It can be an exploration and discovery of the unique and exquisite complexities of personality and experience that, in total, constitutes theindividual. Once embarking on this journey of self-discovery, we put our discoveries to the test and develop modes of functioning that, once honed, serve to increase our satisfaction with ourselves and with life in general”. 

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Sarah Baillie, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Anna Maria College, BSW, Springfield College, MSW

Advanced Training: Motivational Interviewing, CBT, EFT, ARC, TFCBT, solution-focused therapy, ACRA

 

Biography: Sarah Baillie, LICSW brings with her extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients with mental health symptoms, adjustment and identity issues, attachment disorders, substance abuse and dependence, and trauma. Sarah values direct, collaborative work that increases client awareness and builds self-efficacy. Sarah often utilizes cognitive therapies and family-based work to help reinforce sustainable changes in individuals and systems. Sarah is able to treat clients with co-morbid substance abuse and trauma. Sarah also embodies holistic principles in her practice, and utilizes aromatherapy and reiki interventions to augment her care. Sarah also has collegiate teaching experience and values principles associated with social justice and change.

 

Statement of Care:  “Therapy is the process through which people develop an intimate understanding of themselves and improve the way they experience the world and relationships with others. Growth and overall wellness is an ongoing process relevant to all people in every stage of life”.

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Annie Ollila, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS, Simmons College, MSW

Simmons College, Advanced Studies in Traumatic Stress

Advanced Training: TFCBT, ARC, CPP, adventure-based counseling, trauma-informed care

 

Biography: Annie Ollila, MSW, LICSW strives to help her clients grow and heal through finding their inner strength and resiliency as an independently licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in trauma-focused individual and family therapies where she uses psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, somatic and humanistic approaches to clinical process. Annie has extensive experience working with clients and families on issues of trauma, and holds an advanced degree in treating traumatic stress, as well as being trained in a number of trauma-specific interventions. She has a passion for adventure-based experiential therapies and youth outdoor programming. Annie has extensive experience treating complex family needs and school and education-based presenting problems. She was recently honored as an Employee of the Year at a local community mental health agency. Annie values an active lifestyle, and enjoys adventure-sports, horseback riding, and travel.

 

Statement of Care:  “Therapy is about coping, healing, and resolving issues so as to live a full and joyful life. I strive to create a safe, relaxed atmosphere in which healing can happen”.

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Megan Moran, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Franklin Pierce College, BS, Assumption College, MA

 

Advanced Training: Beck Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate, CBT, school-based interventions

 

Biography: Megan Moran is currently a licensed mental health counselor & a licensed school adjustment counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Her practice embodies a variety of methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and Wellness. All treatment methods focus on the importance of the client unlocking personal goals, and working towards those goals with a "whole person" approach that more broadly looks at general health, self care and ways to help clients reach a personal balance.  Megan has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient and school based counseling. Working with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, phobia, trauma, grief and adjustment issues as well as with a diverse population including children, adults, adolescents, couples and families. Megan spent many years working within the public school setting and is familiar with the needs of students with IEP's and the important collaboration between schools in the community and outpatient providers.  

 

Statement of Care:  “As a mental health professional, it is my intention to build a strong rapport with my clients and help them develop and work towards their own identified goals. I like to combine integrative client-centered approaches with goal-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to allow clients to move at a pace they are comfortable with. Collaboration is key.”

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Laurie Radford, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Worcester State College, BS, Fitchburg State College, MS

Advanced Training: DBT, ARC, Motivational Interviewing, Adolescent Delinquency, Substance Abuse Treatment

 

Biography: Laurie Radford, MS, LMHC has been a practicing mental health counselor for over 15 years, with diverse experiences as a manager, clinical practitioner, and director. Laurie has extensive knowledge of the juvenile justice world, school systems, and psychosocial stressors, and is able to work with adults, adolescents, families, and latency age children. Laurie is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and trauma-informed interventions. Laurie has a unique understanding of systems-based work with youth, and is an effective family interventionist and advocate. She employs direct, strength-based, solution-focused principles in her treatment, and works collaboratively in helping clients achieve goals. Laurie values integrative approaches to care, treating client’s whole selves.

 

Statement of Care:  “I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and employing a variety of techniques to both challenge and empower clients to become their best selves”.

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Dr. Anna Berin, PsyD, LMHC, BCPC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Wheaton College, BA, Antioch University, MA, Massachusetts College of Professional Psychology, PsyD

Advanced Training: Trauma-Informed Care, TF-CBT,  ARC, Psychological Assessment and Testing, CBT, Family-based interventions, Diagnostic Evaluations

 

Biography: Anna Berin has worked as a mental health counselor for the past 10 years in a variety of settings, and has taken her experiences in vastly contrasting and often contradictory socio- cultural systems to develop a professional identity that embodies the ingredients necessary to be a conscientious and multicultural practitioner.  She has a professional interest in exploring the importance and intersection of romantic love and race, culture, family therapy and individual counseling. She has vast experience treating couples, individuals in life transitions, complex trauma, and those dealing with work or systemic issues. In addition, she specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. Currently, Dr. Berin is employed full-time at a Community Based Acute Treatment Center as the Program Director. While employed there, Dr. Berin has worked tirelessly to shift the culture of the residential community to be consistent with evidence-based practice of trauma informed models of care. Consequently, this has contributed to a strength-based environment with a significant decrease in restraints and increased staff engagement with clients, and her program is be regarded as one of the clinically strongest programs in the state. Dr. Berin supports integrative treatment, and is also a reiki practitioner, knowledgeable about essential oil usage, and a fierce advocate for alternative care for clients. 

 

Statement of Care:  “Therapy is a partnership and a commitment to developing an understanding of the nuances related to self, others, and the world, and finding a place where you are able to make room for being you, work towards your best self, and find serenity and safety within that”.

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Cynthia Williamson, MA, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Rider College, BA, Catholic University of America, MSW; UMass-Amherst, MA in German Languages and Literatures; Anna Maria College, MA in Pastoral Ministry

Advanced Training: DBT, bereavement, life adjustments and transitions, chronic mental health needs, clinical pastoral education

 

Biography: Cynthia has extensive experience working in varied settings including residential, inpatient and community treatment programs geared to children, adolescents and adults. Her therapeutic approach entails a psycho-social, multi-dimensional assessment of one’s innate strengths, talents, and skills which, used effectively in concert with eclectic therapies including supportive, cognitive, behavior-based, and insight-oriented treatments, aid in the attainment of mental health and inner fulfillment. She utilizes the therapeutic process to explore with her clients that which lends meaning and value to their lives while, in the process of exploration gaining awareness that these foundational elements spawn and foster personal growth, healing, and well-being. Within the scope of her professional pursuits lie hospice and hospital chaplaincy, child welfare, prison ministry, and social justice theory and practice.

 

Statement of Care:  "I view the therapeutic process as a thoughtful journey into the world of personal reflection and problem solving. We, each of us, hold beliefs and values which impact our behaviors and actions in our families, our workplaces, and in the world at large. Reflection upon these aspects endows us with awareness of self in relation to others, develops personal and spiritual growth, and fortifies us to confront myriad challenges and problems that arise within the experience of living. Well-being, I believe, evolves from applying strengths, talents, skills, and beliefs to meet those challenges effectively."

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Cara Brindisi, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist

Education: Berklee College of Music

Advanced Training: music therapy, end of life work, integrative healing, trauma, adults

 

Biography: Cara Brindisi, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist, received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and completed her clinical training in San Diego, CA through MusicWorx, Inc. Cara currently provides services to a variety of populations within Central Massachusetts, including pediatric patients within the medical setting, end of life patients in hospice care, and private 1:1 visits for adults with varying needs and abilities. Cara promotes person-centered therapy to nurture each person’s creativity, self-expression, and self-regard no matter age, diagnoses, or experience. Cara is an accomplished musician herself, and enjoys travel and self-discovery.

 

Statement of Care:  “Music can be a vessel of change and healing, and the rapport that is built within music therapy from session to session creates rich and meaningful conversation and processing that leads to transformative change”.

Keavy Smith, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist and Life Coach

Education: Assumption College, BA Wheelock College, MSW

Advanced Training: CBT, grief, ARC, Life Coaching, Certified Mediator, motivational interviewing, organizational coaching, family systems work, supervision

 

Biography: Keavy Smith has extensive experience in the human service field and within academia, including serving as a Director of Intensive Foster Care, providing therapy within shelter systems as a clinician, and working in a variety of crisis settings. In addition, Keavy has served as a faculty member and field advisor of Wheelock School of Social Work, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. Keavy is currently an Instructor of Social Work at Simmons College. Keavy also has a passion for helping children within the child welfare system and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rise Above Foundation. Keavy specializes in working with high functioning individuals who are interested in improving their quality of life and accomplishing their goals in both her role as a therapist and as a Life Coach. She is also a trauma-informed clinician and is trained in the ARC model.

 

Statement of Care:  "I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a happy life full of accomplishment and joy."

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Abigail Kelley, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Consultant

Education: University of Massachusetts, BS, Boston College, MSW

Advanced Training: Trauma-Informed Care, early childhood development, parenting skills and education, internal family systems, solution-focused therapy, TF-CBT, program development, human service management

 

Biography: Abigail Kelley has had a career in clinical psychotherapy, program development and management, professional development and training, and human service delivery over the past 30 years. She has worked with diverse clientele, including medical and oncological social work, victims of dometic violence, young children and families, clients struggling with trauma and acute stres, family dysfunction, and chonic mental health concerns. Her clinical interests include supporting optimal development in young children and families, and she incorporates both empowerment and structural skill-building with her work with families. In addition to her work at Enlightened Interventions, Abigail has been on faculty at Baystate College in Boston, earning Faculty of the Year Honors in 2009, and is an active speaker, trainer, and consltant in the mental health world.

 

Statement of Care:  "I believe therapy should be an empowering process between the therapist and the client, and that clients should learn skills and a way to view themselves that allows them to live a happier and healthier life."

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Melissa Petrillo, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: University of Rhode Island, BA, Dean College, BFA, Assumption College, MA, Certificate of Traumatic Stress Studies, The Trauma Center, Boston, MA

 

Advanced Training: CBT, ARC,  trauma therapies, transitional, motivational interviewing

 

Biography:  Melissa Petrillo, MA, LMHC is currently a licensed mental health counselor who holds extensive experience working with individuals with complex trauma, as well as substance abuse issues and/or developmental delays. A grduate of Assumption College with extensive advanced education, she is also skilled at working within the juvenile justice systems, drug courts, and local school systems. Melissa has a particularly broad experience in treating adults with both mental health and substance use issues as well. Melissa received her dance degree from Dean College in 2006, and enjoys integrating movement within her treatment approach when working with both children and adults. Melissa’s areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, spectrum disorders, and substance abuse/dependence. Melissa has co pleted training  in ARC, CBT, and TF-CBT. Melissa also has experience supervising clinicians and paraprofessionals.

 

Statement of Care: "I strive to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. I believe in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones' life are interrelated, and am committed to providing the highest quality of care to promote your healing and growth."

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Meghan Gerardi, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Worcester State College, BS, Bridgewater State University, MSW

 

Advanced Training: CBT, DBT, solution-focused interventions, forensic social work, school-based needs, family therapy, supervision, life transitions, family planning and infertility issues, post-partum and perinatal mood disorders

 

Biography:  Meghan Gerardi, LICSW is a graduate of Bridgewater State College Graduate School of Social Work, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW). She holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Licensed School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her professional experience includes working with children, teens, transitional age youth, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She hold over 15 years of experience working within the fields of human service, mental health, and forensics at both community and state levels. Her practcie embodies, holistic, client-centered care using approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With these clinical interventions, she has treated individuals, families, and groups suffering from complex psychological and environmental stressors such as mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. Additionally, she is on faculty at Anna Maria College and teaches within the social work program.
 

Statement of Care: "My practice philosophy is client- centered, strengths-based and collaborative . I accredit the most helpful therapeutic relationships with a mutual understanding and genuine appreciation for the work that is ahead. I believe that commitment, honesty, and openness to change lead to rewarding outcomes, positive well being and a renewed self awareness."

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Leonard Jusme, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: American International College, BA, American International College, MA

 

Advanced Training: CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, family therapy, solution-focused interventions, Trauma-Informed Care

 

Biography: Leonard Jusme, LMHC, is a graduate of American International College, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in multiple settings to provide mental health and behavioral services to become uniquely skilled and perceptive in understanding clients' perspectives. Leonard’s professional experience spans outpatient, residential, and juvenile justice systems, most recently serving as a Clinical Director in a DYS treatment program for adolescents. Leonard is currently the Program Director of Community Based Acute Treatment program. He uses a holistic style, which teaches how mind, body, and spirit are key to change and positive living.

 

Statement of Care: “I believe that therapy presents an opportunity for us to create the kind of life we desire”

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Jill Pavone, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Framingham State College, BA, Fitchburg  State College, MS

Advanced Training: First responders, adolescent substance abuse, family conflict, TFBCT, trauma-informed care

Biography:  Jill Pavone, LMHC is a graduate of Fitchburg State College Master's in Mental Health Counseling program and has diverse experience in working with children, teens, families, and adults. Jill has worked for community mental health agencies, intensive substance abuse treatment, and statewide systems in her diverse career. She has extensive training in working with families dealing with transitional or life crises, as well as individuals needing treatment for mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, anger management, and substance abuse. Jill has extensive experience both working with first responders and personnel, as well as their families, as well as serving as one in her own work. She offers an approach to treatment that combines evidence-based techniques that provide for optimal goal achievement with solution-focused skill development, such as CBT, mindfulness, DBT, and solution-focused therapy.

Statement of Care: “Don’t let fear or judgment discourage you from making decisions or changing a life-path especially, an unfulfilling one. Together, we will work to build your confidence, decision making skills, and develop strategies for you to achieve success so you can live the life you want to live”.

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Jennifer Angelone-Isgro, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: BA, Loyola-University-Maryland; MA, Assumption College

 

Advanced Training: CBT, Family Therapy, play therapy, Life is Good ™ Playmake, Trauma-informed Care, A.C.E, recreational therapy

 

Biography: Jennifer Angelone-Isgro, M.A., LMHC is a practicing mental health counselor who has had many different types of work experiences ranging from day treatment programs, emergency mental health services, residential programs, community-based services, and clinic- and school-based outpatient services. Jennifer’s academic training is in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; however she would consider herself more of an eclectic therapist who integrates traditional CBT with play-based/recreational therapy, experiential education, sensory integrative interventions, mindfulness activities, and other movement and expressive interventions. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and graduate degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child & Family Therapy from Assumption College.  Jennifer is currently a full-time school-based counselor at YOU Inc. servicing many public school districts in Worcester County. Additionally at YOU Inc. she is a certified Adventure Challenge Experience (A.C.E.) facilitator and a certified Life is Good ™ Playmaker.  Addition to individual and family counseling, Jennifer has experience running and coordinating group therapy programs (process-oriented, social skills training, bullying prevention training, and female-related topics). Jennifer’s goal for her clients is to be able to experience self-advocacy, efficacy, and esteem to achieve healthy and successful lives and for them to be able to redefine stressful live events into opportunities to grow and inspire others.

Statement of Care: “It is the most important thing about counseling to me – the therapeutic relationship – as that is the where clients can learn to accept health and wellbeing through genuine compassion and regard for where they are at in life. Giving the client the opportunity to learn to trust another person, in a safe and supportive environment, allows them to be mindful, present and focused on their treatment.”

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Linnea Maselli, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Worcester State College, BS, Assumption College, MA

 

Advanced Training: TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ARC

 

Biography: Linnea Maselli, MA, LMHC is a mental health clinician that brings with her experience working with a diverse clientele including, children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in several settings, including outpatient therapy in both clinic and private practice environments and school-based counseling. A graduate of Worcester State College and Assumption College, her practice is client centered and uses a variety of evidence based methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with advanced training in TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and ARC. Linnea's experience includes, but is not limited to, working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, marital conflict, complex trauma, family conflict, substance abuse, mood disorders, eating disorders and stress.         
 

Statement of Care: "It is my belief that therapy allows an individual or group of people the opportunity to find their strengths and build the life they desire. Building a strong therapeutic relationship gives the client and clinician the opportunity to work together in a trusting, safe environment to explore opportunities where the client(s) can utilize their strengths to facilitate change that leads to a positive and rewarding outcome."

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Randy Holmberg, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, MA, Salem State University, BS.

 

Advanced Training: DBT, Juvenile Justice, LGBTQI-GNC Youth, Transitional Aged Youth, Forensic Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention.

 

Biography:  Randy Holmberg, MA, LMHC is currently a licensed mental health counselor who holds extensive experience working with individuals with a variety short term and long term treatment issues.  A graduate of MSPP with focus on forensic mental health, he has worked with youth and families involved in the juvenile justice and/or social services systems, behavioral schools, substance abuse treatment, and court ordered mental health treatment. He believes it is important to use multiple approaches to find the best treatment model for each client. Randy enjoys working with LGBT youth and families while ensuring a safe space for treatment and growth.  Randy’s areas of specialty include LGBT related issues, anxiety and depression, trauma treatment, transitioning to adulthood, and family therapy.  Randy also has experience developing and running professional training on suicide prevention, bullying prevention, gender identity, and trauma informed care.  

 

Statement of Care: "I believe it is important to meet the client where they are at, figure out what therapy style works best for them, and help them set achievable benchmarks and goals." 

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Leigh Skal, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: BSW, Wheelock College; MSW, Wheelock College

 

Advanced Training: Collaborative Problem Solving, school-based interventions and services, trauma-informed care, TF-CBT, HIP model of peer mediation, family-based interventions, parenting skills

 

Biography: Leigh Abuisi Skal, MSW, LICSW is a graduate of Wheelock College's social work program and has spent the last 10 years providing evidence-based interventions to children, teens, adults, and families. Leigh has worked within state systems, private agency-based care, and most recently, within school-based systems in Connecticut assuring that students meet both academic and social emotional needs and goals. Leigh has a passion for working with families, and her approach incorporates strength-based, family centered psychotherapeutic interventions that serve to solve problems and meet goals in a sustainable and maintainable way. Additionally, Leigh has extensive experience providing assessment and diagnostic services for youth, and advocating for youth with IEP development. Leigh provides solution-focused counseling, and utilizes elements of motivational interviewing and CBT in her practice.

Statement of Care: "I believe that treatment is an individual as the person receiving it and it is a process.  I strive to work with clients to empower them to be everything they want to be by using client centered and strength perspective step by step approach".

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Melissa West, MS, LMHC

Mental Health Consultant

Education: Suffolk University, BS; Fitchburg State University, MS

 

Advanced Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, TF-CBT, trauma informed care, Family Centered Treatment

Biography: Melissa has extensive experience working in a variety of settings, including residential, Intensive Care Coordination, In-Home Therapy, juvenile correctional facilities, youth and adult crisis interventions and Partial Hospitalization.  Melissa is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has provided training and supervision in this area to residential staff.  She has utilized Family Centered Treatment in the In-Home Therapy setting and has encompassed these interventions in couple’s therapy.  She is also trained as a trauma-informed clinician and in TF-CBT.  

 

Statement of Care: “I believe that tending to mental health in a judgment free environment is essential for personal growth and self-care.”

 

Erin Canty, MA, SAC, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Worcester State College, BS; Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, MA

Advanced Training: ARC, Trauma-Informed Care, CBT, Family Systems, Children and Adolescents, Foster Care, School-based Interventions

 

Biography: Erin Canty, MA, SAC, LMHC, is a graduate of Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health and Counseling Psychology. She holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor. Erin has extensive experience working with youth, families and adults in a variety of settings, including clinic-based, residential treatment, foster care coordination and school-based settings. Erin is currently working as a School Social Worker within a local public school system, servicing a diverse population of youth and families. She is familiar with the needs of students with IEP’s and values the collaboration between schools and providers. Her practice embodies both traditional cognitive behavioral therapy and a variety of strength-based, holistic, client-centered models including Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

 

Statement of Care: “I believe therapy is a unique process that the client and therapist must navigate through together in order to create unique solutions. I cherish creating a safe and relaxing environment to help you on this emotional journey as we explore through self-reflection and build on present strengths as well as develop inner strength and empowerment to transform into a better version of self, leading to a fuller and happier life.”  

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Christie Pearl, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, BA, Lesley University, MA

Advanced Training:  EMDR, Trauma-Informed Care, Expressive Arts Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, CBT

 

Biography:  Christie Pearl is a licensed mental health counselor with over ten years of clinical and management experience working with individuals with complex behavioral health needs in a variety of settings, including an adolescentresidential facility, a community mental health center and a managed care company. Using a creative, strengths-focused, and holistic approach, she has guided organizations, clinical teams and individual clients as they develop their strengths and achieve meaningful goals.In addition to her extensive knowledge of the larger mental health system, Christie is dedicated to providing holistic care to individuals through evidence-based practices, and is a trained EMDR practitioner through the EMDR Institute. Christie specializes in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and issues related to life transitions. Christie values active and collaborative work that increases her clients’ capacity for change and ability to achieve sustainable growth. Christie is passionate about fostering resiliency and helping others not only survive, but thrive.

 

Statement of Care:  "Therapy is a supportive place where we can face life challenges and have the opportunity to learn, grow, make meaning, and find joy."

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Ashley Maroney, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA; Assumption College, MA

 

Advanced Training: Substance abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy

 

Biography: Ashley Maroney, MA, LMHC is client-centered therapist that brings her experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient. Ashley has diverse experience working within multiple non-profit agencies, supervising interns and clinicians, and providing leading evidence-based care to a variety of populations of clients. Ashley’s primary treatment modality is cognitive behavioral therapy and she uses this framework in most of her sessions. Ashley has also spent time internationally working as a teacher, and demonstrates a high level of cultural competency. Ashley is passionate about yoga and healthy living.

 

Statement of Care: "The heart of therapy is awareness and acceptance, the vessel of therapy is a safe and supportive environment that fosters trust and growth."

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Amy Alves, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Salem State College, BS, Simmons College, MSW

Advanced Training: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Juvenile Justice, School-based interventions and services, Suicide Prevention, Children and Adolescents, Motivational Interviewing, Bio-Psycho-Social Assessments.

 

Biography: Amy Alves, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with diverse experience in a variety of settings, including residential programs with adolescents, juvenile justice, and school-based counseling. A graduate of Salem State University and Simmons College, Amy’s practice philosophy is both strengths-based and client centered. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, and goal-oriented approaches to empower clients to make the changes they desire in order to experience the best version of themselves. Amy is also a licensed School Adjustment Counselor and is employed full time as the Director of the Counseling Department at a local charter school. She provides ongoing professional development to teaching staff and paraprofessionals on the impact of trauma and mental health on children and adolescents, and has experience providing supervision to school-based counselors. Amy has advanced training in DBT, CBT, Trauma-Informed Care, mental health assessments, suicide risk assessments, and motivational interviewing.

Statement of Care: “I believe strongly in a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy wherein the client and therapist establish a strong rapport that enables a collaborative and honest exploration of self to achieve the desired goal.”

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Sarah Nulty, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

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Jessica Casey, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Nova Southeastern University, MS, University of Tampa, BS.

Advanced Training: DBT, Juvenile Justice, Solution Focused Interventions

Biography: Jessica Casey, MS, LMHC is currently a licensed mental health counselor, who holds experience working with individuals with a variety short term and long term treatment goals. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University with focus on mental health counseling, she currently works with youth, and families who are involved in the juvenile justice and/or social services systems, behavioral schools, substance abuse treatment, and court ordered mental health treatment. Jessica brings experience working in acute psychiatric stabilization as well as youth assessment for rapid reunification into the family.  Jessica utilizes a strength-based approach with an emphasis on solution focused interventions to meet the client where they are at in identifying, setting, and attaining futuristic goals. 

Statement of Care: "I believe in motivating others to imagine, dream, and become the best version of themselves"  

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Thomas (TJ) Butler, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

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Brigit Catalanotti, MA, r-DMT

Registered Dance/Movement Therapist

Education: Assumption College, BA, Antioch New England, MA

Advanced Training: TFCBT, ARC, Battelle Developmental Inventory, Early Intervention, Expressive Arts Therapy, adaptive and specialized needs, family-based work

 

Biography: Brigit has worked in many diverse populations introducing and using dance/movement therapy as an alternative therapy. She has worked at Boston Children's Hospital with the Early Intervention program, and as a clinician in an acute treatment program for youth. Brigit's experience spans working with children with varying abilities, and she has experience with adaptive dance movement groups.  She is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association.  Brigit takes pride in working with young children; specifically her missionary trip to the Be Like Brit orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti where she embraced the children of Be Like Brit as well as the Haitian community. Brigit continues to share her passion of using dance and movement as a nonverbal outlet for one to freely express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment. Brigit is also a Dance Instructor at Dance It Up! Dance Center in Grafton, Ma. She teaches all styles of dance between the ages of 3 and 18. 

 

Statement of Care:  “I believe dance/movement therapy is effective for all populations. It allows individuals to connect both the mind and body through non-verbal communication with the support of a healthy and safe therapeutic relationship”.

Jessica Greeney, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Therapist

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Abigail Kelley, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Consultant

Education: University of Massachusetts, BS, Boston College, MSW

Advanced Training: Trauma-Informed Care, early childhood development, parenting skills and education, internal family systems, solution-focused therapy, TF-CBT, program development, human service management

 

Biography: Abigail Kelley has had a career in clinical psychotherapy, program development and management, professional development and training, and human service delivery over the past 30 years. She has worked with diverse clientele, including medical and oncological social work, victims of dometic violence, young children and families, clients struggling with trauma and acute stres, family dysfunction, and chonic mental health concerns. Her clinical interests include supporting optimal development in young children and families, and she incorporates both empowerment and structural skill-building with her work with families. In addition to her work at Enlightened Interventions, Abigail has been on faculty at Baystate College in Boston, earning Faculty of the Year Honors in 2009, and is an active speaker, trainer, and consltant in the mental health world.

 

Statement of Care:  "I believe therapy should be an empowering process between the therapist and the client, and that clients should learn skills and a way to view themselves that allows them to live a happier and healthier life."

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Nancy Seglin, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Education: Lesley University, BS, Lesley University, MA

Advanced Training: Mediation, CANS, ARC, Trauma-Recovery, Young Children

Biography: 

Nancy Seglin, MA, LMHC, is a mental health therapist with extensive experience, most recently working at DotHouse Health in Dorchester, Massachusetts, with children, families, and adults. She has worked extensively with young children and adolescents who have experienced psychological trauma, adolescents with ADHD, and children and adolescents with adjustment disorders. Prior to DotHouse, in addition to her private practice Nancy focused on early intervention at Bay Cove Human Services where she specialized in working with children with developmental delays and their families. She led a Parents' Group that educated and supported parent confidence and involvement in the community. In her private practice work, Nancy worked as a Supervised Visitation clinician and as a Parent Coordinator. She also was instrumental in the success of the Healthy Weight for Life program at DotHouse Health, a program that educated and encouraged families about healthy nutrition in a group environment.

 

Nancy worked as the lead clinician for DotHouse on the Mayor's Trauma Recovery Team and is trained in Attachment Self Regulation and Competency. The goal of the team was to provide resources to support individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma.

 

A graduate of Lesley University, Nancy has experience in a variety of settings, including early intervention, school-based counseling, outpatient care, and private practice. Nancy believes in a whole person approach to wellness and brings her vast knowledge to helping clients achieve their full potential. She is available for supervision for mental health professionals. 

Statement of Care: "I believe in the collaborative approach to mental health, and use a psychodynamic approach to therapy and that fosters connection between a client and the clinician  and leads to successful therapeutic healing. Clients who have experienced psychological trauma caused by events outside the realm of normal human experience can heal and recover by being in a safe and supportive environment, and I seek to provide that environment. Working collaboratively with parents and caregivers can also promote the understanding of different developmental stages".

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