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.

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.

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.

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.

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

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.

Jason C. Ravizza

Jason has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years – working in and for private practices, mental health clinics, partial hospital programs, adult psychiatric units, public schools, lockup programs, specialized schools, and as adjunct faculty on the college level.  He has worked as a clinical supervisor and a site supervisor for a local college for four separate programs. He has also taught Child Development at the college level.  As a Clinical Supervisor and Site Supervisor, Jason has supervised Masters’ and Doctoral Degree professionals working toward their MA state licensure and graduate students working toward their degrees and certification. He’s also licensed as an Assistant Principal and Principal and as a School Adjustment Counselor.

Jason works with children, youth and adolescents with diagnoses including ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), Conduct Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) and those that are on the Autistic Spectrum.  His treatment approaches include forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  He also works with individuals, couples and families.

Jason has worked with individuals experiencing the following difficulties: drug addiction, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, those in immediate crisis, marriage problems, people in need of divorce care, separation issues, those experiencing abuse and neglect issues, custody battles, court related issues, learning disabilities, anger management issues, job loss, low self-esteem/low sense of self-worth, sleeping issues, career related and transition issues, concentration difficulties, and grief and loss.

His philosophical approach is focused on working with the whole person; spirit, mind, body, and soul.  He believes the inner workings and interconnections of these vital components of our humanity are replaceable in working toward mental, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, social and physical health.  He pays attention to the whole person, helping unlock each person’s full potential as a human being.

Jason Ravizza is a graduate of Springfield College with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education with a specialized focus in counseling.  He has a C.A.G.S (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Note: Jason is also a school counselor in Springfield. We’re very proud of his work on this poem (and video) honoring first responders. Thank You Jason. We couldn’t agree more!

Watch to hear the poem and see the video!

 

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.