Counselors / Therapists

Laurie J. Auffant, LICSW, MSW, MDIV.

To schedule an appointment with Laurie call 978-995-2163​

Being your True Self with honor and dignity can be challenging with the stresses of society. Laurie has a compassionate listening presence and will help you to identify your specific goals in treatment.  Laurie treats individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, and adults. Laurie specializes in conditions of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, anger management, substance use, and major mental illness including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Dual Diagnosis. Laurie provides individual, family therapy, couples therapy, and psycho-education with community resources. Transitions at work or school are challenging and Laurie will assist you to develop a transition plan that increases confidence.

 

Treatment methods are designed for the individual including Strengths Based, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused.  Laurie is a specialist in the areas of sexuality, intimacy, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity.   Laurie teaches children and youth to respond to bullying in a safe, proactive, and respectful manner.  Laurie consults with parents and schools to develop a plan to respond quickly when incidents occur.

 

For those who identify as non-binary or who live in the middle, Laurie will help you to determine your unique path.  For those who identify as trans, Laurie works with you to clinically assess the necessary steps for a social, medical, and legal transition based upon medical necessity.

 

Laurie has available appointments Sundays – Thursdays, daytime and evenings.  Laurie is currently accepting new patients.

 

Laurie accepts the following insurance plans:

 

Anthem

BMC Health Net

Beacon Health

Blue Care Network

Blue Cross 

Blue Shield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Cigna

Fallon Health

Group Insurance Commission

Harvard Pilgrim

Highmark

Neighborhood Health Plan

Optum

Senior Whole Health

Tufts Health Plan

Out of Network

To schedule an appointment with Kate call 978.496.8041

Kate enjoys working with adults (18+) struggling with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, women's issues, depression, and couples counseling.  Kate employs an eclectic style of therapy that draws upon interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions, creating a specialized treatment plan for each individual or couple.

Humans are social creatures; thus a foundation of therapy is investigating relationship patterns and working to adjust cognitive, behavioral, and emotional patterns that are no longer helpful or effective.

(Kate accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield and also has a sliding scale fees)

Jillian Bizzotto-Brown, LMHC

To schedule an appointment with Jillian call 508.306.8196​

Jillian is a licenses Mental Health Counselor experienced in working with adolescents and adults.  Jillian approach to care is collaborative, compassionate, and nonjudgmental.  She uses psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients in identifying patterns of thinking that interfere with their ability to achieve healthy goals.

 

Areas of expertise:

Substance Abuse, addition, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual dysfunction, and relationship issues.

Jillian accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield

To schedule an appointment with Martha call 978-761-2109 

Youth and Adult Counseling

Individual Counseling by an Experienced Therapist

Requesting help can be a difficult decision. Counseling can help you to make progress on your personal goals. Martha is committed to helping youth and adults have better relationships and feel better at home, school and work. She actively listens to you to build a supportive relationship to explore issues and better manage stress.

Play therapy is available for children.

All services are confidential.

 

Call to discuss your personal needs and goals 

Ask about insurance coverage.

Doronit S. Bloomenthal, LICSW

To schedule an appointment with Doronit call 978.674.8215

Doronit believes that effective therapy starts with a good working relationship, and strives to provide an environment that is safe, empathetic and free of judgment.  She has many years of experience working with individuals to help them alleviate the stresses of life and manage negative emotions in a healthy way.  She has a background in CBT, DBT, Clinical Health Psychology and crisis management.

Specialities:  Depression, addiction, domestic abuse, panic attacks, eating disorders, self-harm/ suicidal thoughts, and relationship issues.  She has also served on treatment teams to help people with alcohol dependence, opioid dependence and severe mental illness.

She has daytime and evening hours, and currently accepting new patients.  

She takes the following Insurance Plans:

  • BMC Health Net

  • Beacon

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • BlueCross and BlueShield

  • Cigna

  • Commonwealth Care Alliance

  • E4Health

  • EmblemHealth

  • Empire BlueCross

  • Fallon Health

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Health New England (HNE)

  • MVP

  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • Optum

  • Tufts (Tufts Commercial and GIC)  (Does Not accept Tufts Public, Tufts Direct, Tufts Together, or Tufts Network Health)

  • UniCare

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • ValueOptions

  • Out of Network

Kirsten Jettinghoff

To schedule an appointment with Kirsten Jettinghoff call 207.618.8101

Kirsten enjoys helping adults of all ages move through issues to gain greater satisfaction in relationships, including the most important - with oneself.  If our relationships are not supportive, it feels like we are missing out on the sweetness of life.  Kirsten uses cognitive behavioral approach, which is a way to gain greater  control over what happens to use and access greater choice in how we respond to events.

Areas of expertise: Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, addiction and recovery, ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics).  

Kirsten also offers complimentary holistic modalities including EEFT, PSYCH-K, Usui and Karuna Reiki, Eden Energy Medicine.  She is also a Certified BTB Feng Shui Consultant.

Kirsten accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cenpatico, and Out of Network for insurances, she also provides a sliding scale fee.

Kristen Lowther, MSW, LICSW

To schedule an appointment with Kristen call 617.466.6099

Kristen is warm and non-judgmental, striving to work along each client to identify ways to address the issues affecting his or her quality of life.  Each treatment plan is tailored for each client's needs.

Kristen accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield for insurance.

Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, CADCII

To schedule an appointment with Kathy or for more information call 978.496.8079

Strengths-Based Approach, Restoring Balance and Hope

Kathy is a licensed social worker experienced in doing group and individual work with children, adolescents, and adults facing a variety of difficulties. She specializes in substance abuse/dependence and domestic violence but her experience also includes dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, issues of adjustment, relationship and family dysfunction, anger, stress management, and grief.

Change is a process that we often do not go through alone. Helping people to learn to change the way they think through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can empower them to improve decision making skills, avoid maladaptive urges to self harm, and feel hope that change is possible. Identifying strengths, providing tools, connecting to resources and supports, and enhancing personal awareness and self care are all important to promote growth and change. "Everyone has their own story and journey in life. I find it rewarding to assist others in any way I can to help make that journey a little easier."

Kathy takes the following insurances:

  • BMC Health Net

  • BlueCross and BlueShield

  • Fallon Health

  • GIC Indemnity Plan

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • PacifiCare

  • Senior Whole Health

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • Out of Network

To schedule an appointment with Molly call 978.424.4301

Molly enjoys getting to the crux of her client's issues using many different modalities; art, writing, storytelling, poetry, play therapy, meditation, and constellation work.  The goal of her work is to help you build a stronger relationship with yourself and those in your life.

Jennifer Shea, MSW, LICSW

To schedule an appointment with Jennifer or for more information call 978.238.9294 or email jennifershealicsw@gmail.com

 

Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with adults of all ages. 

Areas of focus include pregnancy/postpartum, phase of life transitions, stress management, anxiety and depression.  She completed a certificate course in maternal mental health through 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International.  

 

Jennifer believes in a collaborative therapeutic approach and draws upon a variety of modalities including mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Her goal is to support and guide you towards finding your innate ability to heal yourself.

 

Jennifer is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tufts and out of network with most other insurance.

To schedule an appointment with Lisa call 978.710.8039

 

Lisa believes that there are no failures in life, only slowly ripening successes. "In our work together, as you go through your healing process, you will be defrosting difficult feelings, and will also be learning new behavioral skills.  This is how you can create a new balanced, peaceful, prosperous and productive life," says Lisa.  She believes that "therapy is a powerful resource to help you transition through your challenging times, and ultimately turn your defeats into victories and your scars into stars."

 

Areas of Expertise:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Intuitive Quality Listening, and working with the Angels, Wise Mind, Higher Consciousness and your Multidimensional energies.

 

Accepted Insurances:

  • Out of network reimbursement (OON)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA or other)

  • HSA-Health Savings Accounts can be used

  • Tax deductible expense (for coaching)

Lisa also has DBT Skills Groups. Click HERE for more information.

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