About Our Clinicians

Kristen Sullivan is the Owner and Clinical Director of Kristen Sullivan LMHC and Associates and has been practicing for over 13 years. She has a great deal of experience working with substance abuse issues as well as, crisis management, depression, and anxiety. She believes everyone deserves to live their best life and enjoys being a part of making that a reality for her clients. Kristen recently completed a Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Research Foundation.

Josh Cohen received his BA in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music and his MSW from Simmons College. He has been in the counseling field for over 12-years. During this time, he has provided clinical services in a variety of settings including: the Rockland Public Schools, McLean Hospital, within multiple Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities and at private practices in multiple MA suburbs. In addition to his extensive background providing one-on-one counseling services, Josh has a passion for group work. He has run over 1,000 therapy groups in a variety of settings and with a variety of client populations. In addition to counseling work, Josh also is an adjunct professor at both Simmons College and Boston College, where he teaches group work and clinical practice courses. In his therapeutic work, Josh embraces a client-centered and strengths-based clinical practice perspective that seeks to empower his clients. He incorporates various evidence-based methodologies into his clinical practice including but not limited to: Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Strength-Based, and Expressive Arts Therapies. He is comfortable working with a wide range of clients.

Bridie Chwalek has been credited with a warm, compassionate demeanor that puts people at ease and strives to empower others. She has been working in the field of mental health since 2011 and has worked in various settings such as inpatient dual diagnosis, partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services. She has experience working with clients who range in age from adolescence and up. She specializes in working with clients with substance use disorders, trauma, depression and anxiety. Bridie’s clinical practice is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness strategies.

Mary Dionne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social (LICSW) with over 30+ years of experience. She offer not only talk therapy, she also uses mind/body techniques that provide a deeper, long-lasting healing. Talk therapy doesn't always get the result you are looking for, but by adding these techniques you can release the root causes of your issues. You can break-free from trauma, anxiety, depression and life stressors no matter what you have been told.Mary has over 20 years of experience working with issues such Trauma, Substance Abuse and Anger Management. She has seen many people break-free from these issues and create positive change in their life. She is sure that you can as well. She really enjoys working with people who are motivated for change. She works primarily with adults, but will occasionally have openings for older teens as well.

Dr. Claudia Orfao-Martin (Claudia) LICSW, is here to help. A highly experienced therapist and clinical social worker she has years of experience with all sorts of challenges. She has worked with divorced individuals, couples, children, families, and many types of clients. Life changes, unexpected stress counseling, grief therapy and more are some but not all the areas she can offer help.

Her work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families has left Claudia with little she hasn’t experienced. Her diversity allows her to provide clinical counseling in a friendly and helpful way. She removes barriers and puts people at ease almost instantly using her calm tone and years of experience to help people help themselves and thrive. Claudia works with individuals and children to help them Thrive!

Claudia has additional experience as an adjunct professor, medical social worker, guardian Ad. Litem, clinical director and supervisor. Her experiences are second to none and her desire to help is first class.

Lauren Register is an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Lauren is a culturally competent and LGBTQ+ friendly counselor who has dedicated her life to helping others through therapy and empowerment. Lauren works with children, teens, and adults as well as a parents and caregivers. Lauren has worked with a myriad of mental health concerns in both outpatient and inpatient settings; of particular interest are obsessive-compulsive related, anxiety, depressive disorders, gender dysphoria, adjustment disorder, trauma and grief. Further, she is well versed in a variety of therapeutic approaches that include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered, motivation interviewing, and play therapy. No matter the therapeutic approach, Lauren is committed to helping clients finds their inner strength.

Mark Burrowes received his Masters in Psychological Counseling from Cambridge College. He is a licensed mental health counselor marriage and family therapist. He works with kids, families, couples and adults. He has experience working with clients who have substance abuse issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as difficulty in their relationships. He also has experience working with the LGBT community as well as, individuals experiencing gender dysphoria. He enjoys helping clients navigate the journey to feeling better and living better lives.

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Bonnie Pulver is an experienced Mental Health Counselor(LMHC). Bonnie has 21 years experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents and their families. Bonnie is a culturally competent and friendly counselor who has dedicated her life to helping others through therapy and empowerment. Bonnie works with children, teens, and adults as well as a parents and caregivers. Bonnie has worked with a myriad of mental health concerns in both outpatient and inpatient settings; of particular interest are anxiety, depressive disorders, adjustment disorder and grief. Further, she is well versed in a variety of therapeutic approaches that include integrative, narrative, multicultural, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered, motivation interviewing, and mindfulness. No matter the therapeutic approach, Bonnie is committed to helping clients find their inner strength and tap into their positive potential.

Jen (John) Hellmann is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker who received their Master’s in Social Work from Boston College with a specialization in Mental Health. Jen has worked with individuals, families, and couples in a myriad of locations. Their focus over the last 5 years has been with the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, C.B.H.I in the Worcester and Attleboro areas as an In-Home Therapist. Jen’s strengths are in clinical assessment, treatment planning, and crisis management. They have experience working with individuals who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and those on the Autism Spectrum.

David Casey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been a Licensed School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor and a Licensed Guidance Counselor since 2001. David has been working in the Human Service Field for 25 years and has been working in the public and private school system for the past 20 years. David has experience working in various settings such as residential schools where he designed recreational programs, deescalated crisis situations, and processed life situations with clients in semi-locked dormitory settings for adolescents involved with the judicial system; worked as part of a Trauma Team providing outpatient mental health services and assisted under privileged children and families encouraging growth, self-sufficiency, and advocated for individuals to lead productive lives. David has experience counseling inner city high school students with severe emotional issues throughout Boston, and implemented behavior management programs and techniques. In addition, he has extensive experience counseling adults with traumatic brain injuries with focus on adjustment to disability and daily stressors as well as providing functional assistance in the home, vocational and community settings. David is caring, empathetic and is skilled at developing therapeutic relationships quickly and naturally. He prides himself on facilitating his sessions in a very calming manner that helps to keep his clients feeling comfortable and valued. David specializes in working with clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and oppositional defiant disorder and the therapeutic approach that he most frequently practices is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Lisa Michaud has her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Lisa is an experienced therapist, working in the field since 2013. She has experience working with clients who range in age from youth to adults. Lisa appreciates the importance of working collaboratively with clients and assisting them in establishing and reaching identified goals. Lisa has extensive experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse and has found that those who struggle with addiction related issues, often have untreated trauma. Learning new skills to better manage the symptoms related to past trauma often provides people with an opportunity to address their substance use in a meaningful way. Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, families and adults, joining with them in their quest for wholeness, emotional recovery and greater happiness. She has experience helping others navigate through trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety. Lisa’s clinical practice is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, play therapy and person-centered approaches. Lisa offers a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere where clients can work on becoming the best versions of themselves.


Theresa Fernandes is an experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She received her MSW from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. She has experience working with clients who range in age from adolescents and up. 

    Her clinical experience has focused in providing individual therapy in outpatient settings, as well as nursing and rehabilitation centers, crisis evaluation and intervention, and end of life and bereavement support. Theresa specializes in working with clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD and adjustment disorders. She has experience supporting clients who have been affected by grief/loss related to death, as well as homelessness, unemployment and loss of physical independence/mobility secondary medical conditions. She also is experienced in supporting clients affected by life stressors, relationship difficulties, difficulties with boundary setting and issues with self-esteem.

       Her therapeutic approach is person centered and she believes in the importance of working collaboratively with her clients to highlight their strengths. She is well versed in a variety of therapeutic approaches that include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, relational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing and mindfulness/relaxation techniques. 

     Theresa recognizes that coming to therapy to talk to someone about mental health struggles takes courage and can be difficult. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic and offers a safe, non-judgmental environment. She encourages you to identify your goals, build on your strengths and find strategies to help cope with daily stressors. 


Jeanie Marino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in eating d/o, trauma, grief, anxiety, family therapy, and couples counseling. Jeanie has experience working with children, teens, and adults. Jeanie believes that developing an open and honest connection is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Jeanie’s approach is warm and friendly with a sense of humor while promoting a safe and supportive environment to assist you in fostering growth and healing. Jeanie utilizes active listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, and strength-based methods to support working through life challenges. Taking a leap of faith and reaching out for support can be overwhelming and scary. Jeanie is committed to helping individuals and families take that first step towards a healthier more manageable lifestyle.

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Bonnie Manzolini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University.  She has worked with families, children, adolescents, and caregivers.  Bonnie utilizes strength and evidence-based approaches for those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.  She has experience working with transgender youth and the LGBTQIA+ community.  Her goal is to provide clients a non-judgmental, warm environment in which to explore and work through their thoughts and feelings.  


Margot Jungling  has been working in the field of mental health since she graduated with in 2016. Margot has experience working at an inpatient psychiatric facility where she led psychoeducational groups and therapeutic activities, deescalated crisis situations, and provided emotional support. Margot also spent time working with clinicians providing in-home family therapy for children and families. Additionally, she is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys teaching meditations, pranayama, yoga nidra, and modified physical practices. She works mainly with adolescents and teens and enjoys giving them practical ways to reach their goals during their time with her.


 Danielle Mann is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) who has been in the field for 7 years and received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bay Path University. She has worked with the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, parolees, children, teens, adults, family and couples. She has experience in treating clients with substance use issues, gambling addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, gender dysphoria, executive functions issues and other mental health concerns.  She utilizes a variety of interventions a few examples are mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy and psychoeducation. Danielle is caring, empathetic and compassionate while offering a judgment free environment to her clients. 


Kayla Smith is a master level clinician, who has a great deal of experience working with clients of all ages as she is flexible to meet each individual’s unique needs through methods of CBT, talk therapy, coping skill development and other therapy tools. Kayla more recently worked as an In Home Family Therapist supporting families to build healthier relationships to function at their best. She also has experience coordinating mental health care for children and youth while offering therapeutic support to the families she served. Furthermore, Kayla spent years as a schooll counselor supporting high risk youth with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, executive functioning, school issues and building healthy relationships. She offers a calm and approachable demeanor to her clients. She believes that each individual she serves is deserving of living their best life.


Mindy Quinn holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Psychology and has completed two additional years of graduate coursework in School Counseling and Counseling Psychology. Mindy is a caring, compassionate client advocate who has been working in the mental health profession since 2009. She specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and families in addition to those struggling with substance use. Mindy believes  in creating an open, safe space to facilitate growth. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavior skills, mindfulness, and other tools to support each client in reaching his or her goals. As both a licensed secondary school teacher and EEC certified early education teacher, Mindy has a great deal of experience supporting the youth as they navigate transitions, academics, and social-emotional challenges. Additionally, Mindy has worked as a residential counselor for at-risk youth, as a counselor for college students navigating a new chapter of their lives, and as coordinator for therapeutic groups in an elementary school setting. 

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Lesley DaPonte earned her M.Ed.  in Mental Health  from Bridgewater State University. Lesley has over 11 years of experience as a clinician and advocate in  the Mental health field and is License eligible for her LMHC. She specializes in working with children and families as an In Home Therapist. She is trained in Behavioral therapy, CBT strategies, play therapy, and Solution Focused therapy. Lesley has extensive experience working with  various mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety,depression,PTSD,  and Spectrum Disorders. Lesley is passionate to help clients  find balance and positive coping strategies to improve self care and overall wellness.


Kim Murray has a Master's of Arts degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology. She  has an LADC 1. She  has experience counseling adolescents due to working in adolescent residential program where she  also conducted individual and family therapy. She  has  16 years of counseling experience in Substance Use Disorders and Dual Diagnosis where she has worked with couples, 8 years as a Clinical Supervisor, and 8 years as a Director of a 13 bed residential unit for Substance Use. She uses various modalities to help her clients make progress in reaching their goals.


Laura Brandon has a background in Human Development/Family Studies and Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with Client Behavioral Intervention and Army Community Service programs that promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability. Laura uses a person-centered approach in finding what works best for the client in reaching their goals. She is well versed in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( CBT/DBT ) to help children and beyond challenge cognitive distortions and unwanted behaviors, improve problematic/ unregulated emotions and difficult/conflictual relationships to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and potentially harmful coping.
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Ashley Borghetti is an energetic Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. Ashley has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families providing trauma informed care in numerous settings including locked residential settings, community-based programs, and schools. Her experience in various settings allow her to provide interventions from a variety of treatment approaches including Expressive Arts Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Based, Strength-Based and Client Centered Therapy.

Areas of predominant clinical interest include treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and self-identity. Ashley strives to work from a place of authenticity and respect, and values collaboration from individuals who are eager to transform. She utilizes compassion, humor, and creativity to guide individuals and families through the journey of self-discovery and healing. Her enthusiastic and nurturing approach to treatment empowers individuals and families to feel confident in achieving their desired goals. 


Maria Lawson is a master’s level clinician with a specialty in treating trauma disorders as well as substance use and gambling disorders. She has been working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds for over 20 years, first in teaching and then providing mental health services. She has worked with various populations including those on probation or parole, The LGBTQ+ population, refugees, victims of human trafficking, and individuals of all ages providing substance use therapy, and both outpatient and in-home therapy. She prides herself on identifying each client’s individual needs, by meeting them where they are at and helping them to build the strengths needed to succeed. She utilizes many different interventions and is well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, Parts & Memory therapy, and psychoeducation. 


Vikki Ludwigson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider. She received her master's degree in social work from Boston University, and has extensive experience providing therapy to children and their families in school and community settings. Her areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and trauma. She is strengths-based in her approach and uses a mix of cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, mindfulness, and collaborative problem-solving techniques. She is focused on providing a safe, supportive environment and building strong rapport with children to allow for open expression and growth.

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Megan Crowningshield is an experienced Licensed Certified Social Worker. She obtained her MSW from University of New England Portland Campus. Megan has experience working with individuals who range from adolescents to the elderly.
Megan has experience  working in the criminal justice system, children and family services, as well as with the homeless population. Megan’s clinical experience has since been focused primarily on the geriatric population. She has extensive experience in the nursing and rehabilitation setting as well as end of life and bereavement support. She has experience
supporting those dealing with death and dying, family crisis, and acute medical issues. Megan is also experienced in supporting individuals affected by depression, anxiety, life stressors, relationship difficulties, and self-esteem building. Megan’s believes in person centered practice and meeting individuals where they are at. Megan is a compassionate individual well versed in narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, strength-based therapy, and mindfulness. No matter the approach, Megan strives to provide culturally competent and holistic support to individuals. 

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Joseph McCarville is a doctoral level psychotherapist with 12 years of clinical therapeutic experience in individual, group and marriage and family counseling. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.

Joseph has worked in a number of different therapeutic settings during his career, inclusive of outpatient, CBHI and home based, court mandated and academic settings. Joseph’s counseling concentrations are: Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism Specturm Disorder, ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities), Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Personality Disorders. 

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