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

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.

 

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

Tracy L. Jones

Dr. Jones is a member of the leadership team at CrossPoint and is the site manager for the Worcester and Stoughton offices. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MA and RI as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in CT. She graduated from Lesley University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997 and graduated from Liberty University with a Doctoral Degree in 2019. She has provided consultation for church leaders and members; provided mental health workshops for churches, presents at conferences and has published research, worked as a clinician, licensure supervisor and director as well as an adjunct professor.

Tracy works with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds with a variety of mental health concerns. Her style is strengths-based, with a Christian perspective. She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), introspective and faith-based approaches to help clients heal from trauma, abuse and loss, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and relationship problems. She believes that compassion and hope are the essential elements for creating an environment in every session in which change can occur, and resiliency and recovery can flourish.

She has received certifications in mindfulness, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, SYMBIS, Prepare/Enrich, Gottman Level I, and advanced training in Christian integrative approaches. As a trainer of LivingWorks programs, she is available to teach a 3-hour suicide prevention course or a 2-day suicide intervention course to groups large or small. As a Prepare/Enrich Trainer, she is available to teach a certification course to prepare clinicians or church leaders/members to facilitate and utilize the Prepare/Enrich assessment with couples.

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

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Dr. Tracy Jones is CrossPoint's Clinical Care Coordinator
Dr. Tracy Jones