Lisa Giannasi Foster

Lisa is an experienced clinical social worker, licensed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her MSW from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work outside Philadelphia, and has practiced in a wide variety of settings for over thirty years. She has expertise in addressing issues of depression, grief and loss, chronic illnesses and chronic pain. She also has a passion for working with individuals with significant disabilities/cognitive impairment and their families. Lisa has worked in a variety of medical settings, hospice, early intervention, and community mental health. She is an active therapist, helping you set goals, supporting you along the way, and celebrating when you reach them.

Her approaches include: Insight-Oriented and Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Developmental Life-Stage Therapy.

“I offer professional counseling in a warm, accepting, and safe environment. Life can present challenges large and small and we can find effective ways to cope with these. Healing and growth are possible. My professional and personal experiences have taught me that compassion and empathy are some of the most powerful gifts we can give each other. We all benefit from talking and sharing pain and concerns in a safe, accepting environment. I see my role as a guide, helping you find your way to strength, wholeness and yes, even joy. Let’s talk!”

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

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.