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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
Jennifer holds trainer certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Revelation Wellness. She has also has been certified and trained in many health and fitness disciples including Arthritis, Cancer, sports nutrition and behavioral change. She has also developed worksite wellness programs for her local YMCA.
“Weight Loss, Emotional Eating and Spiritual Healing”
She can work with individual clients as well as small and large groups. Jennifer can help you develop an exercise program, work on creating short or long term goals in the areas of health, fitness, and spirituality.
Jennifer works as a Wellness Director for the local YMCA. Prior to that, she worked with recovering addicts and their families. She has been walking as a Christian for the past 20 years. Over the past 10 years, physical fitness has become one of her main passions. She is a speaker, facilitator and a certified group and personal trainer. Her passion is working with people to help them achieve their spiritual, physical and health goals!
When it comes to physical training she sees it as an opportunity to live life to the fullest. To learn how to listen and be present with your body. She believes that you must train the physical with the spiritual.
Working with clients is more about building habits, setting realistic goals and motivation than it is about exercise. Jennifer believes that discipline and perseverance needed in the gym are the same skills needed for success in the tasks of everyday life. Throughout her training with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Jennifer learned a great deal about the importance of assessing body imbalance. Body imbalance can cause difficulties for everyone – from the moderately active to endurance athletes. By first assessing her client’s body balance she is then able to gently guide them to greater flexibility, mobility and strength using techniques like foam rolling, free-weights, stretching and aerobic activity. As there are benefits to both group fitness and working with clients one-on-one, Jennifer offers a mixture of personal assessment/coaching and small group training.
Her goal is to educate, support and empower everyone she works with! She will provide motivation, support and accountability. She will work alongside you to help you come up with a plan to reach your goals and to build healthy habits that will be sustainable for the long term. Jennifer is committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve vibrant health! She will take an integrative approach to wellness, with a comprehensive focus on how the mind, body, and soul work together.
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.
Alex provides counseling to individuals experiencing psychiatric disability, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, addiction, isolation and trauma, among others. Services delivered from a multicultural competence perspective through the Wraparound Framework and Systems of Care Philosophy to a broad spectrum of ethnic backgrounds.
He has Post-doctoral Re-specialization in Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology, substance abuse and addiction and clinical pastoral counseling. Alex specializes in emotional distress, psychiatric disability, dual diagnosis, substance abuse and addiction, trauma, and serious emotional disturbances.
Alex is an ordained minister of pastoral care and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor with Advanced Certification in specialties such as clinical pastoral counseling, domestic violence, crisis-and-abuse, marital and premarital counseling, therapeutic mediation and conflict resolution. *Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Alma finished her bachelor’s degree in social science from University of Puerto Rico in 1987 and her masters in Marriage and Family therapy from Phoenix University Puerto Rico Campus. Before becoming a Mental Health counselor, she worked in the community at Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico with the young population both as a teacher and in programs to help them learn life skills to help them develop healthy lifestyles.
Later she worked in El Salvador as a missionary volunteer in the summer of 1988, helping the community learn coping skills to manage the trauma of the civil war. Since June of 2007 Alma has been working in Massachusetts with clients from 6 to 90 years-old. She helps them learn to live their life in a healthy manner by improving the quality of their relationships in their personal and work lives. This include children, adolescents, young adults, and adults – married or single, living alone or in a family setting.
She has vast experience working with individuals and families using a variety of techniques to help them learn to manage their lives in a healthy manner and improve their way of life. Alma is a very compassionate, spiritual and energized therapist with the desire to assist people to improve their lives.