Cynthia A. Swan

Cynthia is a committed community leader and mental health professional. She has an outstanding reputation of helping others and has years of experience working within both the faith community and within the community at large providing a myriad of counseling and mental health services. Cynthia believes that everyone deserves to live their best life, and sometimes it will take a therapist/counselor to get us there.

Cynthia is knowledgeable in evidenced-based practices and has training and experience with individual, family, and group therapy approaches utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Christian Counseling. She continues to stay abreast of new approaches/modalities and interventions in the mental health field. Cynthia has experience treating clients and groups with anxiety, depression, anger and low self esteem. She also has extensive experience working with adults with domestic violence, substance abuse recovery, single parenting, racial trauma, and other related backgrounds.

Cynthia has held both administrative supervisory and clinical positions. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, a Master’s degree from American International College, and a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Springfield College. Cynthia currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts

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.