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.

Claudia I. Kidd

Claudia I. Kidd is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and received a Master of Science Degree from Boston University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in 2003 from the University of
Massachusetts, Boston. After earning her degree, she spent several years working with birth, foster and adoptive parents within the child welfare system. She also worked within this system to help create
policy and to develop a specialized child and family mediation process. Claudia became a trained mediator and worked with many birth and adoptive parents to create collaborative parenting agreements.

Over the past 7 years Claudia has worked as a therapist and supervisor in a community mental health agency. She has experience treating individuals diagnosed with anxiety, trauma-related issues, depression, bipolar disorder, and adjustment and grief related disorders. She has experience providing individual and couples therapy. Claudia uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative therapy to help her clients. Claudia’s strengths-based focus enables her clients to access their own inner strengths to grow and reach their goals. She is excited to work with clients to help them achieve their emotional and spiritual goals.