Samantha Beazer

Samantha Beazer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 2012 and received her master’s degree in Social Work from Wheelock College in 2016.

Samantha has experience working in Emergency residences (formerly known as STARR) for children and adolescents as well as mobile crisis emergency services. She has also provided support to young parents and has worked in the child welfare system since 2016. Samantha is familiar with attachment and loss especially within families involved in the court system and foster care/adoption.

Samantha has clinical experience working with couples with relationship difficulties and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Samantha is trauma informed and is in the process of completing a trauma certification program. She enjoys helping others find healing in their circumstances. She is motivated and determined to meet clients where they are and assisting them in achieving their goals. She considers her approach client-centered and strengths-based.

Maria Ortiz

Maria Ortiz, is a Bilingual ordained minister who has served as Lead Pastor of the House of Peace and Restoration in Springfield, Massachusetts since 2013. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Human Services from the Cambridge College in 2017, followed by earning her Master’s in Education in Mental Health/ Marriage and Family Therapy in 2019, from the same institution.

Maria is passionate about working with families, groups and individuals with a holistic approach. She enjoys seeing how the restorative power of the Gospel, in conjunction with evidence-based theories can have a transformation effect in the lives she has been privileged to serve. She has worked with families struggling with relationship problems, as well as individuals dealing with depression, trauma, addictions and anxiety. She considers herself Spiritual, Compassionate and eager to help others manage their life in a more holistic manner.

Pamela Boone

Pam is a committed mental health professional whose passion is helping others. She has years of experience providing services to clients from diverse backgrounds in community, residential and clinical settings. Her approach is to “meet clients where they are,” with a goal of empowering others to achieve and to live their best life possible.  She is knowledgeable in evidenced-based practices and has training and experience with individual and group work utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Seeking Safety.  She continues to stay abreast of new research and interventions in the field. She has experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, anger and low self esteem.  She also has extensive experience working with adults with substance use disorders, victims of trauma and victims of domestic violence.

Over the years, Pam has held both supervisory and clinical positions. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, a Master’s degree from American International College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College.  Pam has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts since 2008.

Dawn I Shanklin

Dawn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She graduated from the Professional School of Psychology at Argosy University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Dawn has worked in various community based, school and hospital settings as a clinician and adjustment counselor, providing mental health services to toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and families.

She is a dedicated, compassionate and skilled counselor with extensive experience in clinical assessment and trauma informed care for children, adolescents and families. The therapeutic approaches she uses are cognitive behavioral, client centered, psychodynamic, family therapy, and client centered play therapy.

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Tracy L. Jones

Dr. Jones is a member of the leadership team at CrossPoint and is the site manager for the Worcester and Stoughton offices. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MA and RI as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in CT. She graduated from Lesley University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997 and graduated from Liberty University with a Doctoral Degree in 2019. She has provided consultation for church leaders and members; provided mental health workshops for churches, presents at conferences and has published research, worked as a clinician, licensure supervisor and director as well as an adjunct professor.

Tracy works with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds with a variety of mental health concerns. Her style is strengths-based, with a Christian perspective. She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), introspective and faith-based approaches to help clients heal from trauma, abuse and loss, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and relationship problems. She believes that compassion and hope are the essential elements for creating an environment in every session in which change can occur, and resiliency and recovery can flourish.

She has received certifications in mindfulness, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, SYMBIS, Prepare/Enrich, Gottman Level I, and advanced training in Christian integrative approaches. As a trainer of LivingWorks programs, she is available to teach a 3-hour suicide prevention course or a 2-day suicide intervention course to groups large or small. As a Prepare/Enrich Trainer, she is available to teach a certification course to prepare clinicians or church leaders/members to facilitate and utilize the Prepare/Enrich assessment with couples.

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Watch to See Tracy’s CrossPoint Testimonial 

Dr. Tracy Jones is CrossPoint's Clinical Care Coordinator
Dr. Tracy Jones

Christen Maglio

Christen earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Springfield College in 2013. She is licensed for independent practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut. Prior to becoming a therapist, Christen served in the Army for several years. Christen has experience with a variety of populations including individuals who are forensically involved, individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and individuals with neurobehavioral disorders. Christen primarily works with adolescents and adults at any stage of life who are seeking to transform their suffering to become the person they are meant to be. Christen believes in the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic alliance and uses her natural curiosity to help understand the nuances of her clients’ experiences. Christen has a deep love of learning and has various extracurricular pursuits that inform her practice.

Jason C. Ravizza

Jason has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years – working in and for private practices, mental health clinics, partial hospital programs, adult psychiatric units, public schools, lockup programs, specialized schools, and as adjunct faculty on the college level.  He has worked as a clinical supervisor and a site supervisor for a local college for four separate programs. He has also taught Child Development at the college level.  As a Clinical Supervisor and Site Supervisor, Jason has supervised Masters’ and Doctoral Degree professionals working toward their MA state licensure and graduate students working toward their degrees and certification. He’s also licensed as an Assistant Principal and Principal and as a School Adjustment Counselor.

Jason works with children, youth and adolescents with diagnoses including ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), Conduct Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) and those that are on the Autistic Spectrum.  His treatment approaches include forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  He also works with individuals, couples and families.

Jason has worked with individuals experiencing the following difficulties: drug addiction, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, those in immediate crisis, marriage problems, people in need of divorce care, separation issues, those experiencing abuse and neglect issues, custody battles, court related issues, learning disabilities, anger management issues, job loss, low self-esteem/low sense of self-worth, sleeping issues, career related and transition issues, concentration difficulties, and grief and loss.

His philosophical approach is focused on working with the whole person; spirit, mind, body, and soul.  He believes the inner workings and interconnections of these vital components of our humanity are replaceable in working toward mental, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, social and physical health.  He pays attention to the whole person, helping unlock each person’s full potential as a human being.

Jason Ravizza is a graduate of Springfield College with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education with a specialized focus in counseling.  He has a C.A.G.S (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Note: Jason is also a school counselor in Springfield. We’re very proud of his work on this poem (and video) honoring first responders. Thank You Jason. We couldn’t agree more!

Watch to hear the poem and see the video!