David French

David is an ordained minister who has worked as a master’s prepared counselor for over 15 years. He has worked in a variety of settings and has acquired a broad range of clinical experience as a counselor through both individual and group sessions with his clients.

He has practiced in both the outpatient and inpatient/residential facilities. His experiences as a counselor include but are not limited to addressing family issues including grief and loss, self-esteem, and depression. David has worked as an Addiction counselor providing compassionate care to those struggling with addictions and substance abuse. He has also worked as a crisis counselor helping patients suffering from trauma, abuse, self-harm, and PTSD.

Davids’s foundation in counseling stems from a deep place of compassion and empathy. This foundation coupled with his experience and skills enables him to provide life-changing guidance and therapy through music appreciation, group interactions, spirituality, one-on-one technique, prayer, biblical principles, etc., to reach and set goals with his clients.

He is passionate about his role as counselor, minister, and worship leader. He looks forward to partnering with you to help you overcome your challenges propelling you into living your best life now.

Chantal Silloway

Chantal earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from American International College in 2016. She has worked as a case manager, counselor, and clinical supervisor with diverse populations in both residential and prison settings. She has experience treating adolescents with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, as well as individuals with domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.

She is a compassionate and dedicated clinician with experience in clinical assessments, trauma-informed care, and addiction. Chantal is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC 1). She utilizes a holistic approach to focus on wellness of the body, soul, and spirit with a Christian perspective. Other therapeutic approaches she uses include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based Therapy.

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.

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.

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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Katie Narvaez

Katie earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Connecticut in 2008. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She describes herself as a vibrant individual who enjoys working with children, youth, young adults and families to help bring a sense of peace, understanding and unity when difficult times arise. Katie works with those struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anger, conflicts with parents and peer issues. She believes that for any change to happen, a trusting relationship between the individual and therapist must be established.