OUR Coaches And Counselors

We use a variety of Therapuetic Strategies to meet the needs of our clients.  Examples of areas we have worked, specialize in, or have trained in includes but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), System Dynamics, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Strategies and Techniques, Talk Therapy, Gottman and Chapman's Relationship Skill Building and many other Couples Strategies, Relapse Prevention and 12-step support, Couples/Family Support and Addiction Support, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Grief work, Expressive Therapies, and many more strategies to meet our client's needs. 

Nicole Daigle, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults,   Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Life Stressors, Family of Origin Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology - Assumption College,  B.A. Psychology - University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Advanced Trainings & Certificates:

*Licensed Mental Health Counselor #6976

*Behavioral Couples Counseling - Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

*Concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Children and Families - Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption *Addiction Psychology and Motivational Interviewing - Dr. William R. Miller at the University of New Mexico

*38th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies -  Bowdoin College, Maine

Work History:  Outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics as a clinician, supervisor, and director.  Inpatient detoxification units, emergency services, crisis stabilization units, and as a research project director for Harvard Medical School.  Recent work includes individual, couples, group, and family counseling in private practice settings since 2013. Established Serenity Coaching and Counseling LLC in 2016.

 

Executive Director &

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., VALUE OPTIONS (MBHP, Community Care Cooperative, Partners Healthcare Choice, Steward Health), CIGNA, EAP

Lorraine Hartwell, LADC

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults,  Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Life Stressors, Family of Origin Issues, Spirituality, Group Support

Education: M.Ed. in Psychological  Studies -  Cambridge College, B.A. in Social Work, Anna Maria College

Advanced Trainings:  Dual Diagnosis, Addictions Specialist, Couples Counseling, LADC #591

Work History: Extensive history of mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings.    Recent work includes individual, couples, groups, and family counseling in private practice settings.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2018.

 

Coach & Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, , TUFTS (Masshealth - Together/Direct), EAP

OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH) IN PROCESS: Tufts Commerical

Amanda Owens, LICSW

Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist

Accepts: Self-Pay, BLUE CROSS Blue Shield, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., EAP, MBHP, CIGNA, VALUE OPTIONS (MBHP, Community Care Cooperative, Partners Healthcare Choice, Steward Health),

Clinical Focus and Expertise:

 (Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples, Group Support, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Functioning, Communication, Coping Skills, Adjustment, Life Skills, Support, Mindfulness

Education:  MSW - Springfield College, B.S. in Psychology - University of Phoenix

Advanced/Recent Trainings:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy,  Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy, Illness Management and Recovery, Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Restructuring for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Clinical Supervision, LIcensed Independent Social Worker #121188

Work History:  Community based clinical work as a clinician and supervisor.  Long term inpatient hospital experience. Military experience. Recent work includes individual and group therapy. Joined Serenity as a team member in 2019. 

Pamela Daveau,M.Ed, CADC1, LADC1

Clinical Focus and Expertise:  (Includes but is not limited to) Adults,  Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, mood disorders, , general wellness and life coaching, Adjustment Issues, Life Stressors, EFT, DBT

Education:  Master of Education - Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA - 2012 License
number 434003
Bachelor of Science - Communications, Clark University, Worcester, MA -
June 1993

Advanced Trainings: Licensed Drug and Alcohol Clinician LADC 1. License #17240, Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor CADC1, Westfield State College Addictions Studies
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Certificate # 1772AD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBTQIA+, identity issues,
communication issues, EFT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness

Work History: Social Services work in 2008 after being in Education for many years. Outpatient based settings as a clinician and supervisor. Recent work includes individual, couples, groups, and family counseling in private practice.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2020.

 

Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist

Accepts: Self-Pay, Together/Direct), EAP

BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare)

In Process:  BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, CIGNA, TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth -

OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH)

Kim Nuttall, LMHC

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay,

BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), Aetna, Cigna, In Process:  BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH, United Healthcare One Care), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., EAP

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adult Individual Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction, Gender Transitions 

Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology - Northeastern University, B.A. in English Literature - Boston College 

 

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies:  Addiction Training, LGBTQ issues and Gender Transition, Mood Disorders.  Licensed Mental Health Counselor #6271

Work History:  Boston Public Health Commission as a counselor and supervisor, Director of Client Services - Project Place, Extensive history working in a solo successful Private Practice. Joined Serenity as a team member in 2019.

Meagan Monteiro, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Individual Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Life Stressors, Adjustment Issues, Stress Management, Support, Emotion Regulation Skills, Communication Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Education: Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology-Assumption College, B.A. Psychology-Assumption College

 

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies:  *Licensed Mental Health Counselor #11817, *Concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies-Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, *Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-The Bridge Training Institute, *Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy-The Bridge Training Institute, *Illness Management and Recovery, *Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-Beck Institute-Assumption College, *Self-Destructive Behaviors: Self-Injury and Suicidal Behaviors-The Bridge Training Institute

Work History:  Community based clinical work as a clinician and case manager. Provided individual therapy, group therapy, crisis planning and emergency support in residential, outpatient, and agency settings. Recent work includes outpatient counseling, and community-based supports. Joined Serenity as a team member in 2020.

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay,  In Process: BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct).

In Procsse: BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, Cigna, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH, United Healthcare One Care), MBHP, Health Plans Inc., EAP

Jack Burton, Therapy Dog In-Training

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Meeting Client's Emotional Needs with a focus on Comfort and Support. 

Education: Good Citizenship Certification

 

Quotes from Jack: Jack Burton - "Okay. You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president."

Stayed tuned to see updates on our  staff members...

Intake Coordination and Support

Clinical Focus and Expertise:  (Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples, Group Support, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Functioning, Communication, Coping Skills, Adjustment, Life Skills, Support

 

 Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology – Assumption College, B.A. in Psychology – Elizabethtown College

Advanced TrainingsLicensed Mental Health Counselor  #7637, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – The Beck Institute, CPI – UMass, DBT – Justice Resource Institute, IMR/DBT – The Bridge, Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy – The Bridge, and Illness Management and Recovery.

Work History:  Mental Health clinical work as a clinician, clincial services coordinator, and Supervisor in inpatient/partial hospitalization/agency settings. Recent work includes individual and family therapy in a private practice setting since 2012.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2018. 

 Executive Director Licensesd Counselor

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but  is not limited to)  Adults, Individuals, Couples, Family Dynamics, Depression, Trauma, Dual Dx, Anxiety, Adjustment, Adult ADHD, coping skills, life skills, Family of Origin Issues

Education: M.Ed. in Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy – Springfield College

Advanced Trainings: Licensed Mental Health Counselor #7888, Dual Diagnosis, Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, Systems Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Family Therapy

Work History: Individual, group, and family counseling in residential settings, In-home counseling with individual adults and families and intensive outpatient dual diagnosis treatment.  Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals, couples, and families in a clinic setting.  Recent work includes individual, couples, group, and family counseling in private practice settings and community outreach programs since 2015.  Helped establish Serenity in 2016.

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., VALUE OPTIONS (MBHP, Community Care Cooperative, Partners Healthcare Choice, Steward Health), Health New England, EAP

Clinical Focus and Expertise:  (Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples, Relationships, Family of Origin, Depression, Anxiety,  Adjustment, Life Stress, Coping Skills, eating disorders, mindfulness, support for workers in the mental health field

Education:  MSW from Boston Univerisity

Advanced Trainings/Awards: CBT, DBT, Adolescents, Trauma, Illness Management and Recovery, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, International Conference for Eating Disorders 2018 Scholarship winner, Licensed Independent Social Worker #121213

 

Work History:   More than a dozen years providing support and counseling to adolescents and young adults at Boston University.  Five years as a clinician and supervisor working in an agency setting and outpatient setting.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2019.

 

Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist

Accepts: Self-Pay, BlUE CROSS Blue Shield,  TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), Health Plans Inc. EAP, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare),

CIGNA, Tricare

Elizabeth Greene, LMHC

Christine Hassett (D'Eramo), LMHC

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay, BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., EAP, Aetna, Cigna

Megan Winderbaum, LICSW

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults,  Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Life Stressors, Mindfulness, Meditation,  Group Support

Education: M.S. in Social Work - Simmons School of Social Work,  B.A. in Theater Arts and European Cultural Studies - Brandeis University

 

Advanced Trainings:  Dual Diagnosis, Zen Meditation, Trauma, Addiction, Loss and Grief, Family Well-Being, Licensed Independent Social Worker #000121430

Work History: Extensive history of outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups in outpatient settings.  Recent work includes individual, couples, groups, and family counseling in private practice settings.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2018.

 

Marina Gurman, LICSW

Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist

Accepts: Self-Pay, , BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct), Health Plans Inc., EAP,

BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare)

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Individual and couples counseling, adults, adolescents (14+), anxiety, depression, bipolar, Sexual Dysfunction, and LGBTQ.

Education:  M.A. Mental Health Counseling - Adelphi University, B.A. Psychology & Sociology - Hofstra University

 

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy and treatments for Personality Disorders, Ego State Therapy and treatments for Disassociative Disorders,

Cultural tensions for Arabs and first generation immigrants, Transgender and Non-Binary health, support, and advocacy, Licensed Mental Health Counselor #8604

Work History:   Active since 2011 with experience in community mental healthcare, management, and private practice.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2019

Jeremy Darling, LMHC

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay,  BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, Cigna, TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH, United Healthcare One Care), MBHP, Health Plans Inc., VALUE OPTIONS (MBHP, Community Care Cooperative, Partners Healthcare Choice, Steward Health), EAP

Licensed Counselor

Accepts: Self-Pay,  In Process: BEACON (Fallon Direct/Select, Fallon Masshealth, BMC, Unicare), TUFTS (Commercial and Masshealth - Together/Direct).

In Procsse: BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, Cigna, OPTUM (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH, United Healthcare One Care), MBHP, Health Plans Inc., EAP

Charity Shuster, LMFT

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Anger Management, Emotional Regulation, Anxiety, Chronic Illness. Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Grief, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues (Spouse, family etc.), Self Esteem, Adjustment issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Mood Disorders.

Education:  M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy- Antioch University-New England,  B.A. Psychology - Saint Joseph College

 

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies:  *Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #1797 * Trained in the ARC/GROW trauma sensitive curriculum.*

Work History:   Outpatient mental health and inpatient psychiatric settings, witth a focus on adults, children, teens, and also special needs clients. Extensive history providing crisis stabilization support and working with survivors of domestic violence. Joined Serenity as a team member in 2020.

Kelyam Maldanado

 

Advanced Trainings Administrative Processes and Support, Intake Coordination, Insurance Processes, HIPAA compliance

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Clinical Focus and Expertise:  20 year history of intake Coordination and Admin Support.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2020.

Laura Hansen

Education: BA Nursing, RN in process 

Advanced Trainings Administrative Processes, Early Childhood Education

Clinical Focus and Expertise:   General practice and Admin Support.  Joined Serenity as a team member in 2018.

Mission Statement: Established in 2016, we became a Group Private Practice focused on mental health and substance use COACHING and COUNSELING support for ADULTS and high-school students. Our PROVIDERS have extensive experience and are independently LICENSED to practice. Our goal is to offer education and guidance for INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, FAMILIES, GROUPS, and communities dealing with a variety of issues that affect their MENTAL HEALTH, BALANCE, and WELL-BEING. WE strive to improve emotional stability and over-all functioning. WE encourage clients to discuss emotions and experiences. WE help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight through the development of therapeutic processes.  And if WE can’t help you.  WE will try our best to help you find what will.

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