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Our Therapists

Allison Berg-Lewis, LICSW/LCSW-C (She/Her)

Owner/ Therapist

 

Allison completed her Bachelor's of Social Work at Salisbury University and her Master's in Social Work at Boston University.  Allison uses a client-centered approach, believing that clients are the experts of their own lives and uses a variety of approaches and talk therapy.  Allison enjoys working with adults and young adults and also has experience working with children and adolescents.  

 

Allison has experience working with people with a large array of issues, ranging from general stress and life changes and difficulties with familial relationships, to a variety of mental illnesses and behavioral challenges in children. Allison work from a client-centered approach; Allison believes that clients are the experts on their lives and her goal is to assist them with the things that they feel they want to work on. Allison does not use a specific technique but, instead, has conversations with clients that allow them to direct what they want to focus on. That being said, Allison is very upfront and honest and will be open and honest about concerns she sees as a therapist. When working with children with behavioral problems, Allison does guide the conversations more and uses her experience at an ABA-inspired residential program to assist families with techniques to help manage behaviors.

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Nicholas Whooley, LMHC (He/Him)

Therapist

 

Nicholas works with clients to focus on the internal work, prompting change from
within to effect how clients respond to stressors in their environment. We will work together to determine the root cause of the problem to establish a strong foundation to execute effective change. With a strong focus on coping skill development, Nicholas applies the fundamental and traditional practices of talk therapy, motivational discussion, in conjunction with acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as thought restructuring.  Nicholas enjoys working with a variety of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, body dysmorphia, trauma and PTSD. Nicholas has experience working with young adults, adults, and with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Laina Marks, LCPC (She/Her)

Therapist

 

Laina is a retired elementary school counselor from Baltimore County Public Schools with over 25 years of experience working with children who have various mental health needs, as well as their families. Laina earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at University of Maryland College Park, her graduate degree in school counseling at Loyola University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education from Loyola University before becoming a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Additionally, Laina is a Cultural Competency Specialist as well as a Trauma and Crisis Management Specialist, receiving both certifications through the American School Counselor Association. Specializing in child development, Laina uses skills such as active listening, empathy, and trustworthiness to build relationships with her clients in order to set goals and work toward achieving such goals. Laina utilizes this solution focused approach when working with clients as well as bibliotherapy and play therapy. 

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Rebecca McGrath, LICSW (She/Her) 

Therapist

 

Rebecca is a LICSW in Massachusetts with 9 years experience in the mental health field. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State University where she earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Social Work. Rebecca has experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, self esteem, and motivation. Rebecca believes that every person is the expert of their own story and holds the strength within to overcome challenges that may come their way. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Hannah Derleth, LMHC (She/They)

Therapist

 

Hannah has been working in the mental health field for several years. She has experience working in corrections, addiction and recovery, outpatient settings and in residential treatment for children and adolescents with complex mental illnesses. Hannah's areas of specialization include substance abuse/addiction and recovery, the impact of addiction on families, dual diagnosis issues in adolescents and adults, OCD, trauma, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and the LGBTQ+ population. Such approaches she uses as evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing help promote personal growth and self-esteem building in her clients. Hannah is licensed in Massachusetts and Indiana.

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Tayler Rose, LMHC (He/Him)

Therapist

 

Tayler Rose was born on the West Coast in Portland Oregon, where he attended Portland State University, before moving across the country to Massachusetts to pursue his doctorate in clinical psychology PsyD. Over the course of undergrad and graduate school, Tayler has worked in human services in a diverse group of clinical settings. Settings such as; ABA therapy in-home, residential for children and adults with eating disorders, day treatment for adults with severe mental illnesses, outpatient therapy for children through adulthood, school based therapy, and in a variety of in-home treatments focused on adolescents and families who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Tayler also does psychological testing, both comprehensive testing evaluations as well as trauma focused psychological testing evaluations.

 

Tayler’s clinical focus is with trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, depression, all types of anxiety disorders, chronic mental illnesses, and personality disorders. Tayler utilizes a humanistic focus on unconditional positive regard and positive psychology to empower a client’s strengths and sense of self as a basis of a therapeutical approach. This approach is enhanced by a wide variety of evidence-based treatments such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Multidimensional Family Recovery (MDFR), and Attachment Regulation and Competence (ARC) among others. Therapy works best when the client feels safe and able to trust the therapist. Tayler works hard to ensure this space, time and acceptance of who the client is in order for them to work through challenging topics, situations and create a space to grow.

Kristen Forgues, LMHC-BC (She/Her)

Therapist

 

Kristen Forgues is Board-Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-BC) with many years of mental health experience. Kristen specializes in treating anxiety, chronic illness, environmental illness, PTSD, sleep disorders, relationship difficulties, familial complexities and individuals undergoing difficult life transitions and/or general life stressors. Kristen has experience working with both adults and adolescents/teens.  Kristen has lived experience with Chronic Lyme disease and mold toxicity and strives to support and develop individualized treatment for those navigating the challenges that come with chronic illness. Kristen provides traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and person- centered interventions. Kristen also provides education around alternative approaches for clients who are looking for additional methods to heal more holistically. Kristen enjoys helping clients who may have exhausted different treatment approaches to feel better, but are still having difficulty experiencing long term symptom relief. 

 

Kristen values establishing strong therapeutic rapport while assisting clients with meeting their desired treatment goals. Kristen helps clients explore environmental and relational factors that may be contributing to emotional discomfort. Kristen believes in the importance of providing individualized care, adequate psychoeducation and valuable resources. Kristen encourages clients who are looking for alternative methods to manage and improve mental health symptoms to reach out for compassionate guidance. Kristen strives to provide a validating, non-judgmental, safe and informational experience for those looking to improve their quality of life. 

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Christina Casavant-Towers, MEd, LMHC (She/Her)

Therapist

 

Christina completed her Bachelor's of Science from Bridgewater State University where she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology.  During this time, Christina explored what she wanted to do in the world and worked in various jobs which led to her becoming a licensed counselor.  Christina worked as a residential counselor, and when she was working at a correctional facility she found that she loved to help others and went to University of Massachusetts Boston to complete her certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling. 

 

Christina continued to explore helping people and went on to graduate with a Master of Education with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling and Specialty in Geriatrics.  Christina loves helping others and enjoys using humor, and person centered therapy to assist clients with dealing with todays challenges.  She likes to help clients write their own story and what their life should be and with free of judgement.  Christina not only can assist with managing goals and other behaviors through out the life span, but she will try and go to the core and find what is going on to help you.  She is further trauma certified and has experience with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and neurodiversity. Christina loves working with kids and teenagers in addition to adults and older adults.  She has experience using strategies such as CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, as well as other modalities. Christina also at times enjoys using humor in sessions.  Christina believes not one size fits all and it is up to you on how you want your treatment to go.  

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