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.

Onedia W. Asiedu

Onedia W. Asiedu completed her Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Eastern Nazarene College in 2016. She has previously worked with couples and families in outpatient settings, and provided case management and counseling to clients in Partial Hospitalization & SOAP. She has extensive experience with clients in the use of CBT and uses this approach effectively with Christian counseling.

Onedia’s clinical interests include: addictions, adults with childhood trauma, divorce, and relationships & marital conflict. When working with clients, she draws from a variety of theoretical approaches including mindfulness, narrative, client-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

She is passionate about creating an atmosphere in which clients can work toward growth and acceptance of themselves, while encouraging change when possible. She has an Advanced Mastery in Christ-Based Counseling and is certified in marriage, addictions, and depression. Onedia believes strongly that prayer is the foundation for Christian life and leads to change in us and helps to deepen our relationships with God and others. As such, she often incorporates prayer in therapy sessions and encourages clients to pray always, on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, as noted in the Holy Scriptures, Ephesians 6:18.

Onedia is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) through Christian Leaders Institute.

Aretta Williams

Aretta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received her Master Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy(MFT) from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston, MA in 2009. After earning her degree, she spent several years working with youth (ages 13-17), adults, couples and families, from diverse backgrounds, and has experience working with adults with chronic illnesses.

Over the years, Aretta has held both supervisory and clinical positions. She has been working closely with families and individuals as a Crisis Clinician providing services at hospitals South of Massachusetts and in New Bedford, MA. She has experience with working with women and children living in Domestic Violence and victims of Sexual Assault. Also, with treating individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma related issues, and adjustment and grief related disorders.

Aretta’s clinical approach is to “meet clients where they are,” with a goal of empowering others to thrive to reach their full potential. Her practice style is strengths-based, with a Christian perspective. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, introspective and faith-based approaches to help clients heal from trauma.

Aretta is passionate about helping others to become the best that they can be. She is a very compassionate, spiritual and motivated therapist with the desire to assist people with finding balance and to enhance their lives for an improved future.

Rondey Allen

Rondey Allen, LICSW is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. He has extensive experience in a variety of settings concerning youth and families at risk. He administered group and individual therapy in DYS treatment programs with violent and sexual offenders. He performed intensive clinical case management and outreach in Boston’s C11 Police district to high risk youth. He was an outreach clinician for MSPCC in the Springfield Area and Clinical Director for the River Valley Academy, a special education school in the Holyoke Area. He is currently a clinical consultant and trainer for the Westover Job Corps Center.

He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving. He is a Level 1 Certified Anger Management Specialist through NAMA and is certified in Military/Veteran behavioral health through the Center for Deployment Psychology. He received his BA from the University of MA at Amherst in 1996, his MSW from Boston College 2003 and his nursing training in the US Army in 1988.

Rondey Allen, CrossPoint's Executive Director
Rondey Allen

Lisa Giannasi Foster

Lisa is an experienced clinical social worker, licensed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her MSW from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work outside Philadelphia, and has practiced in a wide variety of settings for over thirty years. She has expertise in addressing issues of depression, grief and loss, chronic illnesses and chronic pain. She also has a passion for working with individuals with significant disabilities/cognitive impairment and their families. Lisa has worked in a variety of medical settings, hospice, early intervention, and community mental health. She is an active therapist, helping you set goals, supporting you along the way, and celebrating when you reach them.

Her approaches include: Insight-Oriented and Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Developmental Life-Stage Therapy.

“I offer professional counseling in a warm, accepting, and safe environment. Life can present challenges large and small and we can find effective ways to cope with these. Healing and growth are possible. My professional and personal experiences have taught me that compassion and empathy are some of the most powerful gifts we can give each other. We all benefit from talking and sharing pain and concerns in a safe, accepting environment. I see my role as a guide, helping you find your way to strength, wholeness and yes, even joy. Let’s talk!”

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Joseph Collins

Joseph is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (licensed in MA and RI). He graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a Masters in Social Work in 2011. Since then he has been providing direct clinical care to individuals and families – first at South Bay Community Services in Worcester and currently at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Milford where he works full time.

Joseph has experience working with people from various cultural backgrounds and with a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior, mood dysregulation, and trauma/adjustment issues. He has received extensive training in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing and uses both to inform his practice with clients of all ages. He enjoys being able to utilize his faith, clinical knowledge and passion for helping others in his work at CrossPoint. Presently Joseph works at CrossPoint part time and is available on Saturdays.

Adminda Scott

Adminda is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor. She graduated from American International College with her doctorate in Educational Psychology in 2018 and a master’s degree from Springfield College in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2007. She describes herself as a caring, compassionate individual who prioritizes creating a safe therapeutic environment that offers unconditional positive regard without judgment. She beliefs the starting point of a therapeutic relationship is meeting individuals where they are and partnering with those individuals on their journey to wellness, wholeness, and full potential. Adminda enjoys working with children, youth, young adults, couples, and families with various mental health needs.

Melissa Stetson

Melissa Stetson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2012, followed by earning her Master’s in Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2015, from American International College.

Melissa has experience working with children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in the public school setting, therapeutic day treatment program, in the community, and within the home. She has experience working with young adults in the community college setting for over 5 years, who have learning and emotional disabilities including young adults on the Autism Spectrum. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families in their homes providing intensive in-home therapy. She has also worked with young adults as a mental health intern in a clinical setting at Westover Job Corps in Chicopee, MA. She enjoys reaching out to underserved populations and working in the community. Melissa also has clinical experience and enjoys working with adults who experience relationship difficulties, anxiety and depressive disorders and adults who suffer from the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. She considers her approach to be person-centered, strengths-based and collaborative.