Theresa J. Mellen

Theresa received her Master’s in Family Counseling from Eastern Nazarene College in 1990. Since then, she has worked with individual and families who have experienced grief and loss, unemployment, substance abuse/addition, and marriage issues as well as a host of other concerns. Theresa obtained her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in 2003 and has gained significant experience working with children with special needs, and their parents.

Theresa believes in a non-judgmental approach to therapy. She believes that we all experience challenges in this life and can benefit from having a trained, and non-bias person to help us see our problems from another perspective. She looks forward to helping others to do the hard work of facing the obstacles that get in our way of becoming the person we wish to be, body, mind, and spirit.

Cynthia A. Swan

Cynthia is a committed community leader and mental health professional. She has an outstanding reputation of helping others and has years of experience working within both the faith community and within the community at large providing a myriad of counseling and mental health services. Cynthia believes that everyone deserves to live their best life, and sometimes it will take a therapist/counselor to get us there.

Cynthia is knowledgeable in evidenced-based practices and has training and experience with individual, family, and group therapy approaches utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Christian Counseling. She continues to stay abreast of new approaches/modalities and interventions in the mental health field. Cynthia has experience treating clients and groups with anxiety, depression, anger and low self esteem. She also has extensive experience working with adults with domestic violence, substance abuse recovery, single parenting, racial trauma, and other related backgrounds.

Cynthia has held both administrative supervisory and clinical positions. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, a Master’s degree from American International College, and a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Springfield College. Cynthia currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts

Jennifer L. Rosario, MSW, LICSW

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies from Messiah College, then graduated with her MSW from Springfield College School of Social Work in 2006. She has worked with children and teens in outpatient clinics and residential treatment settings, as well as offering mental health consultation to parents and childcare providers. She has also worked with adults, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma-related symptoms, complicated grief, chronic illness/disability, and other challenges.

Jennifer has completed specialized training related to complex trauma and attachment issues, and her passion is supporting families to form strong, healthy relationships that promote positive outcomes for children. This passion extends beyond child-focused interventions and may include couples/family therapy to improve communication, strengthen marriages, and/or support effective co-parenting arrangements. Jennifer has been trained in multiple therapy models, and most often uses an eclectic approach, adapting her interventions according to the needs and preferences of each client.

Jennifer explains, “Leading with empathy, I seek to fully understand each person’s situation and experience, and offer a ‘no shame, no blame’ approach to clients and the issues that brought them to therapy. Starting in the first session, I ask questions and listen carefully to clarify factors contributing to a person’s challenges, and to highlight strengths and resources that can help the client reach their goals.”

She offers daytime and some evening appointments, in person and/or by teletherapy. She encourages new clients to start by attending in-person sessions to establish a strong therapeutic connection. In person therapy is also recommended for children, and she often encourages parents/caregivers of young children to participate in some sessions.

Danina L. Rodrigues

Danina received her Bachelors Degree from Bridgewater State University in Psychology, with a concentration in Child Psychology in 2006. She also attended Eastern Nazarene College and studied Marriage and Family Therapy, graduating in 2014. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

Danina has worked as a case manager for families experiencing homelessness at an emergency shelter and she currently works as a school counselor at an alternative high school.

Her specialty is in working with children and adolescents, and she also welcomes young adults and adult individuals. Experienced in working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss/grief, special needs, Danina takes an approach that is warm and welcoming – meeting the client where they are. She believes strongly that the client is the expert in managing their mental health and the clinician’s role is to facilitate the conversation. Her treatment approaches include CBT, DBT, goal orientated therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths based therapy, mindfulness, faith based therapies.

She is currently doing Telehealth appointments only.

Fiona Kaul-Connolly

Fiona obtained her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work in 2006 and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, hospitals and private practice. She is particularly passionate about working with women and helping clients to integrate their faith into the therapy for optimal healing and management of mood and behaviors. Using a non-judgmental, compassionate approach, Fiona tailors the treatment to the individual client’s needs using a variety of approaches including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Psychodynamic insight, Relational therapy, and faith-integrated Narrative Therapy. The issues she has had the most success in addressing have been anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting challenges, living with chronic illnesses and recovery from trauma.

Fiona is currently counseling via Telehealth only.

Blythe N. Hutchins

Blythe graduated from Antioch New England Graduate School in 2008 and is currently licensed in both Massachusetts and Vermont. She has a history of working for CBHI services at Clinical and Support Options. Blythe is an In Home Therapy (IHT) clinician (IHT is a MassHealth service for children and youth with social, emotional or behavioral challenges).

Her most previous job was serving as the Supervising clinician at the Greenfield Family Resource Center where she worked with families to bridge them to treatment and connect them to services. Blythe’s passion is doing individual counseling and working with people with anxiety, trauma, depression, and woman who are new mothers.

On the personal side, Blythe is a God-loving, family-loving, animal-loving, and sports-loving mother of a 7-year-old and step mother of 2 young adults.

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.

Rayanne M. Neveu

Rayanne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses on working with individuals, couples and families. “Families are just so important to individual health and development. I appreciate the opportunity to bring hope into challenging situations and help each family unit grow in its support of its members,” says Rayanne.

She graduated from Springfield College and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

Rayanne has served over two decades in church-based youth, family and marriage ministry programs. She and her husband of thirty plus years, have four adult children. This life experience informs her counseling approach as she assists clients at all life stages move towards individual goals and relationship health.

Rayanne advocates for couples or family therapy to address the challenges of behavioral and emotional issues such as: parenting and family dynamics (between parent and child/teen), the couple relationship, and building supportive connections between school, medical, work and community resources – especially during a crisis or life stage transition. With this type of counseling, there is often special  focus on treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, conflict, adjustments and trauma.

Maureen Pattison

Maureen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She graduated from Lesley University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy. Maureen has worked in community-based, home-based, school-based and office-based settings as a clinician. Maureen has provided mental health services to children, adolescents and their families who have experienced a variety of social, emotional and behavioral challenges.

Maureen specializes in working with children and pre-teens. She loves working with children and families utilizing the healing powers of the arts as well as play as alternative approaches to traditional talking methods of therapy.

However, she also has experience using strengths-based, client-centered models and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. She is compassionate, optimistic and truly dedicated to helping others work to achieve their personal goals.

Everyone experiences their own personal challenges in life. Maureen believes in using each person’s unique strengths and interests to help each person overcome their identified challenges to find resiliency, hope and strength within themselves. Whatever challenge you may be facing, Maureen is here to listen.

 

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.