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OUR Coaches And Counselors

We use a variety of Therapuetic Strategies.  Examples of the variety of areas we have worked, specialized 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 & Techniques, Talk Therapy, Gottman and Chapman's Relationship Skill Building & many other Couples Strategies, Relapse Prevention and 12-step support, Couples/Family Support, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Grief work & many more strategies.

Contracted providers are independently licensed  or a supervised post master clinicians working toward licensure hours with different skill sets and extensive experience  within their chosen area of practice. Providers independently contract with most insurances companies to meet client needs in the local area.  

Most Accepted in Practice Insurances:

CARELON (Beacon,Fallon, Unicare, Fallon Masshealth, Wellsense) , BlUE CROSS Blue Shield, Blue Benefit, Anthem, OPTUM (United Healthcare, NHP Neighborhood Health Plan, UBH, Optum EAP), TUFTS (Commercial &  Masshealth - Together/Direct), HARVARD PILGRIM, Health Plans Inc.,  AETNA, CIGNA, & TRICARE

Extensive wait for -  VALUE OPTIONS (MBHP & associated masshealth products)

We try our best to accommodate new clients with a high rate of success and a low-turnover of clients.

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Nicole Daigle, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults,   Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, 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.  Over twenty years of counseling experience with focus on individual and couples counseling in private practice settings since 2013.

Established Serenity and became owner in 2016.

Lorraine Hartwell, LADC

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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.

Liz Greene, LMHC

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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, Certified Geek Therapist

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. Individual, couples, group, and family counseling in private practice settings  since 2015. 

Helped establish Serenity in 2016.   

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Christine Hassett, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise:  (Includes but is not limited to) Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Adjustment Disorders; Relationship Dynamics; Communication Strategies; Relaxation/Coping Skills; and Goal Setting Strategies. Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 

 Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology – Assumption College

Advanced TrainingsSignificant training in several Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectic Behavioral Therapy; Illness Management and Recovery; and Motivational Interviewing.  Licensed Mental Health Counselor #7637.

Work History:  Over 15 years of clinical experience working in inpatient settings; partial hospital programs; and community-based clinical services.  Experienced in case management; facilitating therapeutic groups; clinical/safety assessments; and providing clinical supervision.  In addition to this experience, she has been providing therapy to individuals and couples in a private practice setting since 2012.

Joined Serenity as a team member in 2018. 

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Kim Nuttall, LMHC

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.

Janice Villani, M.Ed, LADC

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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

Education:  Master of Education -Adcare Educational Institute, Westfield State University License number 21541, Bachelor of Science - Psychology, Worcester State College

Advanced Trainings:Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Certificate # 1942AD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression,communication issues,  CBT, Mindfulness, dual dx

Work History:  Previous extended history within the education system with  current focus on counseling, telehealth therapy, clinial assessments, and therapuetic interventions through experience at both McClean and Adcare. Recent work includes individual, couples, groups, and family counseling in private practice. 

Joined Serenity as a team member in 2022. 

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Amanda Owens, LICSW

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.

 Apprenticing

Stephanie Hill, MS, LMHC in process

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Post Masters Level Intern - License Eligible Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Substance abuse/recovery, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, adjustment disorder, life stressors, individually therapy for adults and youth as young as 15, couples therapy, trauma focused therapy, and dual diagnosis.

Education:  Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling at Bay Path University, Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Worcester State University

Advanced/Recent Trainings: CBT, DBT, Dual Diagnosis, Mindfulness, Substance Abuse, Couples Therapy

Experience:  Four years experience working with individuals who experience dual diagnosis in an outpatient setting, five years working inpatient psych and on a MHA maintaining the safety, improving mental health and providing education about recovery and mental health maintenance, two years experience as a behavioral technician at a detox, ten years working within our community to assist the mentally disabled and as residential counselor focused on improving and maintaining ADL's and maximizing developmental, physical, and emotional abilities.

Joined Serenity as a team member in 2024.

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Megan Winderbaum, LICSW

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 University

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.

Lien Doubleday, MA

 Apprenticing

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Post Masters Level Intern - License Eligible Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Adults, individual, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Depression, Life Skills, Mindfulness, dual diagnosis, support for individuals in the mental health field/health field, first responders

Education:  M.A. in counseling psychology – Anna Maria College, B.A. psychology – University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Advanced/Recent Trainings:CBT, motivational interviewing,and dual diagnosis. Certified First Responder Counseling Associate, Advanced Training working with Elders, knowledgeable in working and supporting individuals who have family members that have mental illness. Member of the National Alliance on  Mental Illness

Experience: Community and direct work as a service coordinator and case manager for adults diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, dual diagnosis population, hx of trauma, and hx of past and current homelessness, 20+ yrs working in the mental health field. 

Joined Serenity as a team member 2023.

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Deb Culberson, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Adults and adolescents (10+), individuals, couples, and families working with issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Substance Use, and Trauma. Trained in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to increase communication skills and build emotional capacity.


Education: M.S. in School Counseling-Fitchburg State University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology-University of Massachusetts Boston


Advanced Trainings: Licensed Mental Health Counselor #11771; Licensed School Psychologist #352822, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)-Yale Child Study Center, DBT, CBT


Work History: School psychologist in public education setting completing psycho-educational evaluations for special education, crisis management, counseling, and social skills development in children ages 3 to 21. Individual and group counseling for substance abuse and recovery in an out-patient setting. 

Joined Serenity as a team member 2023.

Intake Coordination and Support

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.

Sami McGowan

 

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

Clinical Focus and Expertise:  Extended hx of hospital internal systems, administration, and IT support. Joined Serenity as a team member in 2021

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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."

Pamela Daveau,M.Ed, LADC

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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

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, Westfield State College Addictions Studies, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Certificate # 1772AD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBTQIA+, identity issues, communication issues, EFT, 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.

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Taylor Pearson, LMHC

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adolescents and young adults, individual and family counseling, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment issues, emotional de-escalation, CBT, DBT. 

Education:  MA in Rehabilitation Counseling - Assumption College, BA in Rehabilitation Counseling- Assumption College

 

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies: LMHC-Licenced Mental Health Counselor #9589, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing

Work History:  Residential and Partial Hospitalization programs for adolescents as a Clinician. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Outpatient mental health therapist.  Work has included individual and family counseling both for outpatient and residential care. Case management and coaching in crisis.  Counseling in private practice settings. 

Joined Serenity as a team member 2021.

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Jeremy Darling, LMHCCST

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Individual and couples counseling, adults, adolescents (14+), anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexual health, infidelity, spirituality, Poly and Kink affirming.

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, Cultural tensions for Arabs and first generation immigrants, Transgender and Non-Binary health, support, and advocacy.  Board Certified Sex Therapist - AASET. 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.

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 Apprenticing

Emma Tem, MA

Post Masters Level Intern - License Eligible Mental Health Counselor

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

Education:  MBachelor's in psychology from University of Buea, Cameroon , Master's in clinical mental health counseling Fitchburg State University 

Advanced/Recent Trainings: BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, Adults and older adults, anxiety, depression, body image, life stressors, relationship coaching, and more

Experience:  Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Northeast Family Services 

Hospital of Behavioral Medicine, Clark University Center for Counseling and Personal Growth.

Joined the Serenity team 2023.

Meredith Daelhousen, LICSW

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Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Individual, Couples and Families, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Trauma/PTSD, Disordered Eating, Sexual Identity, LGBT, Personality Disorders, Learning Struggles, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parenting Challenges, Grief, Long Term Mental Illness, Psychosis, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Education: MSW Boston College, BSW Syracuse University

Advanced Trainings; Certificates: LICSW #116144, DBT certification, TF CBT certification, Certification in Integrated Care from UMASS Worcester, BSAS trained, NARCAN trained, WRAP certified, and certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor

Work History: Public and private outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics as clinician and supervisor. DCF and DMH group home manager, outreach worker with clients in DMH, crisis stabilization unit and respite, DBT group leader and individual therapist, ABA therapist, special education teacher. 

Joined Serenity as a team member 2021.

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Nuliyar Dursun, MA

 Apprenticing

Post Masters Level Intern - License Eligible Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Adults,  Individual Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Psychological Testing, Trauma/PTSD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Education:  M.A. in Clinical Psychology – William James College,   M.A. in Counseling Psychology - Medaille College,   B.A. in Counseling Psychology (concentrations: Clinical Counseling and Neuropsychology) – Canisius College. 

Advanced/Recent Trainings: In process PsyD - William James College

Experience:  Several years of experience of providing individual therapy as well as neuropsychological testing for clients in the 16 to 80 years-old age range in private practice and community-based settings.  Currently, conducting neuropsychological evaluations for school accommodations, ADHD, DBS, AD as well as mood-related disorders along with providing individual psychotherapy.  Fluent in Russian and Turkish and have provided therapeutic services as well as testing in both of those languages.  

Joined Serenity as a team member 2023.

Lynn Blanchard, LMHC

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Clinical Focus and Expertise: (Includes but is not limited to) Adults; Adolescents; Elders; PTSD; Childhood Trauma; Problematic Sexualized Behavior; Sexual Assault/rape; Parental substance misuse; loss of parent/caregiver; Loss of a loved one; LGBTQ+: Gender Affirming: Anxiety; Depression: Suicidal Ideation; Adjustment Disorders; Life stressors/changes: Relationship Dynamics; Communication Strategies; Relaxation/Coping Skills; and Goal Setting Strategies. 

Education:  M.S. in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling – Springfield College; B.S. in Psychology - Worcester State University

Advanced/Recent Trainings: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Complex Trauma; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Parental Substance Misuse; NARCAN training; NARCAN Trainer: Massachusetts Sexual Assault Counselor Training; Brazelton Touchpoints; Advanced Dementia, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Etc.:

Experience:  Proven success in helping clients gain insight and understanding of their issues; Enhanced patient well-being by implementing evidence-based therapeutic models; Implemented crisis intervention, stabilization, and case management; Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion; Evaluated clients' progress through ongoing visits, collateral reports, individual meetings, and other providers' feedback; Provided evidence-based evaluation and therapy; Extensive history working with children and adolescents with complex trauma; Domestic Violence; Child/adolescent/adult individualized therapy following sexual assault/rape; Customized counseling opportunities to the individual needs of the client; Designed an 8-week, trauma focused, art therapy program for a national grant funded project; Developed and implemented a successful outreach position to serve children and adolescents who have been negatively impacted by the substance misuse of a caregiver.

Joined Serenity as Team Member in 2024.

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Leah Pesculis, PsyD,
LMHC in process

Clinical Focus and Expertise(Includes but is not limited to) Adults, Adolescents, Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Adjustment Issues, Life Stressors, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Chronic Medical Illnesses, Grief Counseling, PTSD, Meditation groups, and Pain Management groups.

Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology – The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. PsyD in Clinical Psychology with concentration in Health Psychology- William James College

Advanced Trainings and Compentencies: Primary Care Behavioral Health Certification from the Center for Integrated Primary Care, UMass Medical School. Illness Management

Work History:  Inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit, emergency services, mobile crisis clinician, IHT clinician, and director/creator of woman’s residential group. Recent work includes emergency services with individuals and families.

Joined Serenity as a team member in 2023.

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