Pam Criswell, LMHC

Practice Director

Old habits and fixed thoughts may be preventing you from making decisions or choosing a life-path. Together, we will work to build your confidence, decision making skills, and develop strategies for you to achieve success! With over 20 years of experience, I graduated from Lesley University with a Master in Expressive Therapy with an Art Therapy Specialization. I received post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma studies. I am a Registered Art Therapist and Certified Eat, Breathe Thrive(TM) Instructor.

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

  • Eating Disorders

  • Gestalt

  • Mindfulness

  • Relationships

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapies

  • Dance Movement Therapies

  • Family Systems

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Guided Visualization

  • DBT

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

Sarah DeCelles, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light” - Brene Brown. 

 

Many of us experience moments that challenge our thoughts, emotions and spirit. I believe that despite these challenges, the human spirit is resilient and adaptive. I aim to hold a liberated space with you to explore these moments, to nurture vulnerable parts and to foster healing and balance. In this therapeutic space, we will work towards your goals in partnership together. I will draw upon clinical techniques stemming from mindfulness, mind-body connection, trauma-informed practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

After earning a Master of Social Work and Certificate in Urban Leadership from Simmons College, I have worked with adults in outpatient and medical settings. My clinical background primarily includes providing counseling to adults and families who have been impacted by community, interpersonal and sexual violence as well as complex grief and loss. In addition to serving adults suffering from anxiety, depression and complex medical illnesses. My most recent work has been specializing in perinatal mental health, pregnancy loss and concerns surrounding women's reproductive health.

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Individuals

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Violence and other Trauma

  • Reproductive Health

  • Women's Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life transitions

  • CBT

  • Mindfulness

  • Humanist

Britta Baghestani, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

I am dedicated to assisting you find your voice and inner strengths. My work follows the
humanistic perspective where everyone has an inherent ability to realize their fullest
potential. Along the way, I want to empower you to believe in learning from experience and to
use challenges as opportunities to grow. My therapeutic methods are integrative and holistic,
taking into account the inseparable mind-body connection as well as the interdependence
between you and your environment. Through mindfulness practice, you will be able to
identify internal thought and behavior patterns.


After completing my master's in Clinical Psychology in Germany, I came to the United
States. There, I received a certificate in Holistic Health as well as a master's in Expressive
Therapies from Lesley University with a specialty in Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental
Health Counseling.

 

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • LGBTQ

 

  • Eating Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Gender Identity and Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Self-esteem

 

  • Art Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Relational

Barbara Hershey, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

At some point, we all experience difficulties and unpleasant emotions in life. I help clients to learn how to cope with family changes, life transitions, loss, school and work stressors and help develop meaningful relationships through exploring relationship patterns. To meet the individual needs of each client, I empower them to gain self-awareness of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Together we identify their personal strengths, practice mindfulness, and develop coping strategies that can be utilized daily.

I graduated from Yeshiva University with my masters in Social Work. As a licensed clinician in NYC for 20 years, I worked in various settings with teens and adults in both the psychiatric inpatient, outpatient clinical and school-based programs. My main modality is cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive counseling. My style is insight-oriented and collaborative. I help you gain insight into your life and choices in order to make positive changes to live your life to its fullest.

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Individuals

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • School/Work Issues

  • Life transitions

Jeff Pesaturo, LMHC

Teletherapy and In-Person

Change can be difficult but progress is impossible without it. Whether you are looking to address an immediate barrier in your life or work through something that has been challenging you for sometime, change is possible. Through the development of a supportive, collaborative, therapeutic relationship we will work together to determine where you are at. Together we will identify your specific strengths and establish goals to help achieve the progress you desire. I believe in a person centered, dialogue based approach to therapy. We will work at your pace to overcome whatever challenge you may be facing.

I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression or having difficulty adjusting to any one of life's many transitions. I have worked professionally in the field of Mental Health for over six years in a variety of settings and circumstances.

Adolescents / Teenagers 

Adults

LGBTQ

 

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Person-Centered

Strength-Based   

Kate Schiffman, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. Together, we will focus on what is right with you and not on what is wrong with you in order to help you benefit from hardships, identify solutions, increase your happiness and find a better sense of well-being and purpose.

 

Through a gentle, direct, collaborative approach, heavily influenced by Person-Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral framework and humor, we will work together to help you gain insight, become less entangled in your negative thought patterns and behaviors, realize and reach your full potential and work toward living your most fulfilling life possible.

 

I earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and a Certificate in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. Additionally, I have specialized training from McLean Hospital at the OCD Institute (OCDI) in using CBT (Exposure Therapy) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

 

Adults

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

OCD

Mood Disorders

Depression

Anxiety (Social Anxiety)

Self-Esteem

Stress Management

Work/School

Crisis Intervention

Relationships and Dating

Women’s Issues

 

CBT (Exposure Therapy)

DBT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused (Brief) Therapy

Strengths-Based Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Expressive Therapy (Visual Art and Music Therapy)

Coping Skills

Ana dos Santos, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

Life can throw of off balance sometimes, and we need a little help restore our equilibrium. By combining extensive clinical experience and creative techniques, I offer individualized psychotherapy and art therapy to address personal life challenges. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University and have over 15 years of clinical experience, working with teens and adults in outpatient and residential settings. My therapeutic style is approachable, creative, person-centered and collaborative. I offer a comfortable, supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment to help you feel at ease. Together, we will work to utilize your strengths and build strategies to help you overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals.

Adults

Teens

Individuals

LGBTQ

Art Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Culturally Sensitive

Dialectical (DBT)

Expressive Arts

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered

Positive Psychology


Relationships

Cultural Adjustment

Life Transitions

Women's Issues

Anxiety

Depression

Academic and Work Stress

Grief

Dan Halloran, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

With the ever-expanding responsibilities of living and working, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of going through the motions and merely surviving, rather than thriving.  We will collaborate to identify and express your individual needs, and work together to leverage your unique strengths and perspectives into development and fulfillment. 

I graduated from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2015 and have been providing outpatient counseling and therapy since that time. I have experience with both young and older adults, older teens, and couples. I mainly use CBT and my approach is also informed by family systems, psychodynamic theory, and elements of narrative therapy. I will provide you with a judgment-free and supportive environment to develop your strengths on the path to personal growth. 

 

  • Adults

  • Teens

  • Autism Spectrum

  • LGBTQ

 

  • CBT

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Person-centered

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anger and Stress Management

  • Frustration Tolerance

  • Compulsive Behavior

  • Relationships

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Loss

Athena Weggler, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

Life can be filled of wonderful things and also many stressors. Sometimes it can be hard to take time for yourself when the demands of others are in the forefront of your life. I hold a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a holistic specialization  from Lesley University, I understand the connection between the mind and body and how stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health. Therapy is a time to focus on yourself and learn coping skills to manage the stress of daily life. I look forward to going on this journey of self exploration with you.

 

Adults 

Individuals

LGBTQ

 

Mindfulness 

Motivational interviewing 

CBT

DBT

Contemplative practices 

Person- centered

 

Chronic health conditions 

Coping skills 

Stress management 

Anxiety

Depression

Bipolar 

Relationships and dating 

Family conflict

College issues 

Life transitions 

Self-esteem 

Nicole Ferretti, LMHC

Teletherapy and In-Person

Life is forever changing; the only constant is change. Managing change can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to be the best you possible within that change. Sometimes, you need support around those challenges you are going through. In our work together, we will explore these changes and everything that comes with them to make you more confident in your ever-evolving world. In safe, warm, and work a judgment free pace.

I earned my master in mental health counseling and art therapy in 2015 from Lesley University. Since graduation, I have worked in multiple different types of settings with very diverse populations. I believe that for therapy to help, the therapist and client must develop a trusting relationship. I do that by pulling from a mix of multiple approaches: Art therapy expressive arts therapy, person-center, relational, CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic.

 

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • LGBTQ

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Gender Identity and Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Self-esteem

 

  • Art Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Relational

Marjorie Thomsen, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

Psychologist Carl Rogers said, “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” My clinical approach is to provide a therapeutic connection that helps clients acknowledge, bear, and put into perspective all the struggles, messiness, small delights, bliss and everything in between that we experience as part of the human condition. Therapy is an opportunity to delve into that quarrel with the self. It also creates a time and place for healing and growth and the chance to discover where that can lead. I relish developing a collaborative, working relationship with people to help them move toward living life with deeper meaning and purpose.

 

I earned a master’s in Social Work from the Catholic University of America’s School of Social Service and have been licensed to practice since 1997. Through Mass Poetry and Lesley University, I am certified to teach poetry and have served as a school’s poet in residence. As a therapist and writer/teacher of poetry, I sometimes use this medium as another way to help clients understand themselves better or to live more confidently with uncertainty. If you need a haiku today, here is one from Billy Collins that I like in the way it captures a sense of loneliness:

 

Mid-winter evening,

alone at the sushi bar—

just me and this eel.

 

Adults

Elders

LGBTQ

Multicultural

Immigrants/Refugees

 

Aging

Anxiety

Coping Skills

Depression

Divorce

Family Conflict

Grief

Infertility

Life Transitions

Loss

Parenting

Peer and Intimate Relationships

Sex/Sexuality

Trauma and PTSD

Constance Lum, LICSW

Teletherapy Only

My perspective on therapy is one that fosters individual’s strengths and resiliency, by honoring the individual’s background and experience within a holistic approach.  I support the whole person through relationships, career, spirituality, culture, health and wellness.  My therapeutic process addresses your specific personal life challenges by examining your circumstances and discovering your obstacles. Together, we will develop a course of action to meet your needs. My goal is to help you learn how to make choices that create an authentic and long-lasting change.

I have been in practice for over 15 years in various healthcare industries, urban public schools, and mental health agencies.  I hold degrees from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Master in Clinical Social Work from Boston University.  Additional training includes a certification in Integrative Health Coaching.

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Elderly

  • Individual

  • LGBTQ

  • Coaching

  • Life's Transitions

  • Personal Wellness: integration of food and nutrition for optimal health

  • Mindfulness

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Self-Care

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Adjustment and Attachment Issues

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • CBT

Cassandra Xanthos, LICSW

Teletherapy and In-Person

Together, we will work to identify your inner strengths and resources that will aid you in self-discovery and growth. I utilize mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches to further a client's journey towards positive change. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and the belief that all healing takes place in the context of relationships. I focus on creating a trusting client-therapist relationship by providing a safe, supportive and encouraging space to help facilitate self-discovery and enduring change.

 

I use a warm, supportive, and empathetic approach to guide our work in a collaborative environment. Treatment is client centered and grounded in a strengths-based perspective with a deep appreciation for people's natural resilience.

  • Couples

  • Individuals

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • LGBTQ

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Relational Framework

  • CBT

  • Stress Management

  • Self Development

  • Life Transition

  • Mindfulness

  • Confidence

  • Grief

  • Relationships

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • School Issues

  • Stress

Brendan Clarke, LMHC

Teletherapy Only

To change or not to change?  One of the most frustratingly human experiences in life is wanting to make a change for the better only to find yourself repeating the same ineffective patterns and mistakes.  This is where counseling can come into play.  By understanding your own motivations and the internal barriers getting in the way of change, you can develop new strategies to better know yourself and develop tools to handle the challenges and stressors of life.

My practice is client-centered, strength-based, motivational, and grounded in cognitive behavioral ideas.  I graduated with a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College and have ten years experience working with adults, families, teens, and children in outpatient, home-based, residential, and military settings.  I have treated clients coping with such issues as depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma as well as everything from major mental illness to general stress throughout the lifespan.  I believe that positive change is always possible and that even though we can’t always see it, hope never dies.

 

Individuals

Adults

Military

LGBTQ

Client Centered

CBT

Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma)

Mindfulness

Solution-Focused

Motivational Interviewing

 

Depression

Eating Disorders

Anxiety

Trauma

Military issues

Family stress

Work and school

Adjustment issues

Relationships and dating

Grief and loss

Self-esteem

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