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.

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.

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.

Aretta Williams

Aretta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received her Master Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy(MFT) from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston, MA in 2009. After earning her degree, she spent several years working with youth (ages 13-17), adults, couples and families, from diverse backgrounds, and has experience working with adults with chronic illnesses.

Over the years, Aretta has held both supervisory and clinical positions. She has been working closely with families and individuals as a Crisis Clinician providing services at hospitals South of Massachusetts and in New Bedford, MA. She has experience with working with women and children living in Domestic Violence and victims of Sexual Assault. Also, with treating individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma related issues, and adjustment and grief related disorders.

Aretta’s clinical approach is to “meet clients where they are,” with a goal of empowering others to thrive to reach their full potential. Her practice style is strengths-based, with a Christian perspective. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, introspective and faith-based approaches to help clients heal from trauma.

Aretta is passionate about helping others to become the best that they can be. She is a very compassionate, spiritual and motivated therapist with the desire to assist people with finding balance and to enhance their lives for an improved future.

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.

Alex Rivera-Fernandez

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