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.

James Vincent Castro

James has worked in the Human Service field for over 30 years and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2004. Over this period, He has worked with a diverse population of people, diagnoses and circumstances.

Blythe N. Hutchins

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maggie Leone, MPA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Maggie Leone is a certified human resource professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). She has worked in the human resource field in various capacities for many years. Much of her experience is in the non-profit human service sector.

Maggie worked at Gandara Center for 15 years as a HR Generalist. She was in charge of employee training, payroll, benefits, onboarding, recruiting and leave management. More recently, she was the Associate Director of Human Resources at The Children’s Study Home where she was responsible for all aspects of the Human Resource Department.

Maggie received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Management from Elms College in Chicopee, MA, and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Clark University in Worcester, MA. She is a member of the Human Resource Management Association of MA. (HRMA)

Maggie is a member of First Baptist Church in East Longmeadow. She has been involved in prison ministry for the past 15 years.

Michelle Charon

Before becoming a certified Wellness Group Facilitator and Exercise Instructor with CrossPoint Clinical Services Michelle worked as a Beachbody Fitness Coach and is a stay-at-home Mom to her four daughters. Michelle is also serving in her church, alongside her husband, as Youth and Family Ministry Leaders where they lead an energetic group of teens and their families. Michelle has worked with the underserved population to help bring vital support services to those struggling with homelessness and addiction.

She has been a Christian for the past 28 years and has served in many different roles as she strives to be the best she can be for God and her family. Serving in her church is one of her great rewards as she and her husband have raised their four daughters to follow Jesus in a passionate way, continuing the act of serving as much as possible around the globe.

Over her lifetime fitness has been a passion and recently she has stepped back into the fitness world but with a realization that physical training has a whole spiritual aspect that has been left behind in most scenarios. She believes that training for spiritual reasons is vital to our health and how we take care of our gift (our bodies) is the key to being a fully connected Christian.

She specializes in the areas of strength training, Pilates, human movement, group fitness, and general health improvement. She enjoys helping clients with motivation, body image and how proper nutrition affects their overall health.

Michelle has been certified in Wellness & Fitness Coaching and Facilitating, Dynamic Marriage Facilitating, trained in working with the underserved populations and teens. She has a passion for helping families build strong connections with God and their children.

The CrossPoint Health and Wellness Team
Jennifer Allen and Michelle Charon