About Our Clinicians

Kristen Sullivan is the Owner and Clinical Director of Kristen Sullivan LMHC and Associates. 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 has 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.

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.

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).

Danielle

 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. 


Ashley

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. 


Vikki

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.

   

Jim


Jim Pereira has his LMHC (Licensed R.I AND Massachusetts). He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and phobias. Jim has many years of experience in regards to individual therapy, couple counseling, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, and anger management.... he has excellent success rates. Jim has been awarded "the distinction of excellence" from his graduate school. Jim works with clients ages 8 and up, doing both in person and virtual. He sees a vast array of clients with varying needs.

Brad

Brad Levy is a senior clinician with over 17 years of experience. He has a Master's degree in social work and has his LICSW. He works with adults, adolescents, and children. He has worked in partial hospitalization programs, nursing homes, and worked with adults and youth with mental health and substance abuse disorders. He has a wealth of experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, forensic social work, and other mental health issues. Brad has competencies in complex assessments and diagnostic evaluations, motivational enhancement treatment, traditional talk therapy, CBT, and trauma informed care. He has years of experience in various practice settings.  Brad is also one of our clinical supervisors.


Erin O

Erin Oliva LICSW is a graduate of University of Southern California and has a background working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has special interest in venerable populations and has spent much of her professional career working or volunteering in this area. She has worked in a variety of different areas such as schools, residential programs, public programs, and early childhood centers. As a provider she will take the time to get to know you and where you want to take your treatment. She will then individualize this treatment with understanding; ensuring you maintain your sense of self and dignity throughout the process. 

"Anything that's human in mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." - Fred Rogers  

Erin has always believed this and has always believed that communication is fundamental in learning about yourself and your abilities to cope with what life throws at you; because she believes every individual has the tools necessary to live their lives to the fullest, sometimes they just need help uncovering it!! 

Rachel B

Rachel Brancato is an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rachel has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, school based, community based, and in-home services.  Rachel's career path has provided her the opportunity to serve a wide population of individuals and as a result of her extensive work with people, she has come to appreciate the fundamental value of a positive and genuine relationship between client and therapist. Her approach to therapy is one that incorporates humor, empathy, honesty, and flexibility. Rachel considers herself an eclectic clinician meaning that she practices therapy utilizing multiple theoretical approaches and techniques based on the needs of her clients. Rachel practices from a person-centered, trauma informed approach. Some therapy modalities that she most often draws upon are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Mindfulness-based Therapy. 

Erin M

Erin Miller works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Masters in Counseling at Suffolk University. Erin holds interests in treating adults with a history of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, substance use, ADHD, as well as relationship difficulties. She has experience working with law enforcement, first responders or those who work within or have been incarcerated in the criminal justice system. She also has experience with the LGBTQ+ community as well as individuals experiencing gender dysphoria. Erin enjoys assisting clients with empowerment and practices from a person-centered, trauma informed approach.  Erin specializes in using Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a provider she will take the time to get to know you as an individual and tailor your treatment as needed. Erin works with in person and virtual forms of treatment.

Dave R

Dave Richardson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 26 years of experience.  Dave received his Master’s in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has specialized in the treatment of psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and dual diagnosis.  Dave has experience working in a variety of settings including Community Mental Health, Assertive Community Treatment, Specialized Foster Care and Outpatient.  He has contributed to the training and education of social workers by acting as a Field Instructor for Boston University, Simmons University and Rhode Island College.  

Dave utilizes multiple approaches to therapy that best meet the needs of each client.  These include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, ACT and Mindfulness.  Dave believes that optimal healing and personal growth take place in the context of a well defined therapeutic relationship that is safe, empowering, collaborative and client centered.  He honors the unique strength, power and potential of each client. 


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