Meet Our Team

I am the owner and founder of Sanative Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC. 

I am an energetic psychotherapist who is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. I work with children beginning at age 5 through adulthood. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing issues with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and relationship/family concerns.

I aim to provide a comfortable space where children and adults alike can begin to work through issues that may be hindering their abilities to achieve their personal goals. I am available for parenting consultation to help incorporate interventions within the household and to assist in improving relationships and communication.

I utilize an individualized-based approach that incorporates aspects of Brainspotting, the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework, a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — identifying connections between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, mindfulness — promoting relaxation and awareness, and relational work — improving interpersonal interactions — with warmth and humor.

I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Massachusetts and have served in the mental health field since 2009. I work primarily with adults who are facing anxiety, phase-of-life issues, relationship concerns (family or otherwise), difficulty with mood management, and struggles with self-esteem and direction. I have enjoyed working with clients in a variety of settings, including office-based outpatient, residential day programing, community tele-health, and clinical street outreach with individuals experiencing homelessness. My background also includes specifically supporting persons diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

I believe we are all on a journey and that each of us can benefit from engaging in therapy, whether in seasons of despair or as ongoing self-care. Welcoming another person into one’s healing process takes courage and vulnerability. My role as a clinician is to listen well, to be fully present, and to hold space for my clients to safely explore their challenges without fear of judgment. I encourage curiosity and help clients to connect the dots between their past, present, and future, walking with them as they gain insight, discover their own strengths and determine next steps towards health and wholeness. We work together to identify internal and external resources that can help sustain the client moving forward. 

I use a trauma-informed eclectic approach to therapy, letting my clients’ individual personalities, experiences and goals inform which techniques we use in session. The primary theories and techniques I have historically practiced include but are not limited to choice theory, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, reality therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in the state of Massachusetts and Vermont. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.

Sometimes life can seem difficult, sometimes you feel as though your words are not coming out right, sometimes you feel as though your voice is not being heard, sometimes we feel overwhelmed or misunderstood and sometimes we just don’t feel happy. During those moments, it is important to have a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss your stressors and find support in identifying tools to utilize to find balance to lead you to your road of living a happy and healthy life.

Ultimately, I enjoy supporting others to engage in self-exploration so that they can feel encouraged to live the life they want to live. My specialty includes empathetically working together with my clients to support them in navigating their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

My approach combines motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I will tailor our sessions and treatment plans to meet you where you're at and serve your specific needs.

I am a psychotherapist, licensed in Massachusetts. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing issues with trauma/PTSD, divorce, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, dual diagnosis, behavioral issues, family concerns and those who identify as LGBTQ.

​I am inspired daily by clients and hold a deep passion for mental health awareness, juvenile justice, psychoeducation, and equal access to mental health services.

​As a passionate, highly empathetic, strength-based therapist, I believe in a collaborative approach. I assist clients in defining their individual path to healing. I implement person-centered and strength-based approaches, meeting each client where they are at and embracing them with compassion and empathy. I utilize integrated evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, expressive arts therapy, and play therapy to create a tailored approach for each individual and their own situation.

I am a strength’s-based psychotherapist who is licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I work predominantly with adolescents, young adults and adults. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing issues with anxiety, ADHD, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem, and relationship or family stressors. Teaching at an international school in the past along with working in community mental health for the past 17 years have given me exposure to many different cultures and backgrounds, including the trauma population.

My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable setting for my clients to learn the appropriate coping skills and interventions to improve their overall well-being. Using a person-centered and holistic approach, I aim to meet my clients where they are at and help them to explore areas they want to work on in treatment. My biggest joy is seeing my clients make progress and achieve their goals.

I incorporate many different theories and techniques in my treatment approach that include, but are not limited to: person-centered therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); motivational interviewing; attachment regulation and competency (ARC) framework; and mindfulness and meditation. I am always open to learning about new theories and techniques and enjoy attending various trainings to help better my practice.

I am a clinical social worker with 10 years of experience focusing on life transitions, relationship and family issues, as well as teach coping skills to manage them. I specialize in helping with grief, depression, trauma, spiritual and end-of-life issues. My clientele includes adults, families, the older adult (55+), and the geriatric population. Holding a deep love for geriatric or harder-to-place pets (usually due to medical issues), and having an ongoing, multi-pet household, I am also versed with helping with pet loss grief.

Whether your concern is related to people or pets or helping yourself, I will help you move through the emotional process and assist you to find peace or a manageable resolution. I will consider cultural conditions, religious beliefs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your concern.

Some of the modalities that I use include but are not limited to, solutions-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, narrative therapy, multi-cultural therapy, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy. In working together, we will identify a modality that works for you or perhaps a combination of approaches tailored to your specific situation to help you achieve your goals.

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

I have been a school adjustment counselor for 5 years and I am very familiar with the educational system including Individualized Education Plans, Behavioral Intervention Plans, Positive Incentive Plans, and navigating supports and resources in and out of the school environment. Not only do I have experience with working with children and adolescents, but I also have experience working and supporting parents who have children with social-emotional-behavioral needs.

I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma and are dealing with the aftereffects. I also specialize in working with clients who are trying to cope with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, depression, ASD, self-esteem, relationship issues, and overall stress in general.

My focus is to provide a comfortable, confidential, nonjudgmental space where clients can address, cope, and work through issues that are getting in the way of reaching their full potential. Using an individualized based approach, I aim to help clients get to where they invasion themselves to be whether it is physically, socially, emotionally, behaviorally, or all of the above!

I believe the counselor-client relationship is a team-based process. Our counseling sessions can incorporate a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, play therapy, educational-informative therapy, creative-expressive therapy. All in which are individualized to meet the client/their needs and always trauma informed. Together, we can explore who you were, who you are, and who you want to be discovering your own skills, abilities, and tools to help you succeed!

My name is Maria Rios Brache, I am originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican RepubIic. I am a bilingual licensed clinician, fluent in both English and Spanish. I have experience working in community mental health agencies, as well as hospitals and outpatient agencies. I am very passionate about working with individuals and helping them achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to therapeutic approaches. I understand that every client needs different levels of support and different kinds of support. 

I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness and positive psychology. I am also very passionate about Expressive Arts therapy and I have extensive experience in Substance Use for both pediatric and adult clients. 

My role is to be your therapeutic guide, I am here to facilitate tools and techniques that are catered to your specific therapeutic and individual needs. I am excited to work with you through your therapeutic journey.

Hi. I’m Sheena (she/her), a psychotherapist licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in working with clients managing anxiety, depression, disordered eating,  and life stressors/changes. I have experience and really enjoy working with LGBTQIA+ clients. Additionally,  I am trauma and  neurodiverse informed.

As a Highly Sensitive Person, I bring empathy and curiosity into my work as a therapist. I aim to honor the wide spectrum and intersectionality of different cultures, neurotypes, and sexuality and gender of my clients, though I know there is always more for me to learn. I pull from different modalities to meet your unique needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution-focused therapy (SFT), mindfulness, play, and internal family systems (IFS), and I use a health-at-every-size perspective.

I believe the answers you seek are within you and I am here as a support and guide on your path toward growth, healing, and wellness. I love to use humor in sessions when appropriate. I take a balanced, gentle approach by supporting you to process how you’re feeling and what you’ve experienced. I also think it’s useful for you to learn skills and take action steps in and between sessions to support the change you’re seeking. I am truly honored to be welcomed into your inner world.

I am a master’s-level clinician who works primarily with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and young adults, and has specialties in LGBTQIA+ identities and athletes/performers.

Together with these populations, I engage closely on a variety of topics, including depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, identity development, and family/relationship issues. I am also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), specializing in mental skills training and performance enhancement for athletes, teams, and other performers (e.g., musicians, actors) across high school, college, and professional levels. I consider my therapy style to be person-centered, culturally humbled, and trauma-informed.  I frequently draw from narrative, psychodynamic, attachment, and systems-oriented approaches in my practice.

Overall, I strongly believe in meeting clients where they are and tailoring therapy to each person’s needs. Our lives are complex and unique, and so my aim as a therapist is to create a space where clients feel safe and supported as they explore, learn, and reflect on various areas of their lives in an effort to progress forward toward their therapy goals.

I am a master’s-level clinician with seven years of experience working in various mental health modalities and settings including inpatient and outpatient therapy, residential sites, group therapy, and substance use treatment.

I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, depression, relationship conflicts, life transitions, struggles with self-esteem, and everyday life stressors. Mental health is a significant part of your overall well-being which is why it is so important to find the right therapist for you. I provide a supportive, authentic, and validating experience to promote healing and growth.

Therapy is a personal and unique experience for every individual which is why my approach incorporates different techniques depending on the needs of each client. My style is person-centered incorporated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, psychoeducation, and motivational interviewing. I also utilize Gentle Reprocessing to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression; as well as Brainspotting to help process unresolved issues, heal pain, forgive, and release hurts, regulate your nervous system, and let go of unwanted patterns.

I am a master's-level clinician and I have experience working with youth, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and relationship/family concerns.

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in psychology and a minor in childhood studies  from Bridgewater State University and received my Master's of the Arts in clinical psychology. I am currently on the path to earning my license in mental health counseling.

I utilize a variety of treatment strategies including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic therapy, psychoeducation, play therapy, and person centered therapy. I believe that there is no one modality of treatment that will work for everyone and the most essential factor in treatment outcome is an effective therapeutic relationship.

I am a master's-level clinician and I have experience working with youth, adolescents, and young adults from all diverse backgrounds. My work specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and issues related to adjustments, relationship concerns, and family/couples matters.

I provide therapy services in a judgement free zone built on an empathetic, client centered approach. My therapeutic modalities typically include expressive arts therapy, holistic approaches, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy. However, I strongly believe that effectiveness relies on the way I tailor my style to your existing needs.

I am here to empower you, guide you, and work alongside of you in helping you to establish healthy boundaries and growth for yourself and your relationships.

I also believe that you already have all the tools that you need. I am here to encourage you to identify your tools so that you can use them in your therapeutic journey. I will provide emotional support and will help you to reach awareness of your problems so that you can independently tackle your challenges.

I am a master’s-level clinician, Certified Trainer of Collaborative Problem Solving®️(CPS), and hold a Master of Education, Ed.M., in Counseling from Boston University.

My extensive experience in both education and mental health provides me with a deep understanding of many of the situations parents face today. Presenting issues I have the most experience with include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive delay, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, explosive behavior, and school-based problems/individualized education program (IEP) issues.

I specialize in working with parents and caregivers using Collaborative Problem Solving®️ (CPS), an evidence-based, proven approach which is applicable to anyone, regardless of formal diagnoses for you or your child. CPS is accessible to everyone, and you can implement collaborative problem solving in your life right away. The core philosophy is that challenging behavior is a result of lagging thinking skills.

CPS is proven to reduce challenging behavior, reduce parent stress, improve relationships, and most importantly, build skills that we all need to do well. Parents are doing the best they can do with the skills they have. The idea is that caregivers and children do well if they can. If they are not doing well, something is getting in the way.

When you embark on a therapeutic journey with me, you can expect to be an equal partner in the process. We will collaboratively chart a course and develop a new set of skills that you can carry with you going forward. Through CPS, you will learn to cultivate empathy for yourself and others, reduce conflicts, enhance relationships, alleviate stress, and develop invaluable life-long skills. Reach out today and let's begin this transformative journey together.

I am a master's-level clinician based in Massachusetts with focus on individuals from young adults through adulthood. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing issues with LGBTQIA+ identity, athletes, depression, anxiety, trauma/posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, and life transitions. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with athletes and can help explore coping with injury, mental blocks, and general stressors that come with being an athlete.

I work from an intersectional, strengths-based, person-centered, and holistic perspective, and I utilize culturally and trauma-informed interventions. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic work, and mindfulness guide my work with clients. 

Whether you are facing a difficult temporary life stressor, are looking for new coping strategies, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to meet you where you are. It is my goal to ensure clients feel safe, heard, and at the center of their treatment. I believe it is crucial to consider all aspects of a person’s identity to genuinely connect with each other and achieve the personal growth we all seek. My hope is to work together to build upon your strengths to help you progress in a positive and healthy manner and achieve your therapeutic goals.

I’m a master’s-level clinician offering virtual care in Massachusetts. I primarily work with adolescents, young adults, and athletes. I have experience addressing personal identity explorations, body image and eating concerns, life transitions, and career exploration among other topics. I also have experience supporting both injured and retiring athletes (youth to professionals) as they cope with paused or terminated sport involvement, unmet/changing goals and expectations, and determining what role sport has and will continue to play in their lives. 

I’ve been a first-time counseling client before, and I lean on this perspective, remembering the uncertainty and fear that come with vulnerability, as I meet my clients where they are. I bring warmth, humor, and authenticity to each session so that all my clients, whether starting counseling for the first time or continuing this work, have a safe space in which they can feel curious about their distress, take ownership of their healing processes, and explore how counseling can play a role in their lives.  

I take a holistic approach to understanding the needs of each client and draw from mindfulness, narrative, acceptance and commitment (ACT), and cognitive behavioral (CBT) theories and techniques. Because each person has a unique set of strengths and goals, I tailor these theories and collaborate with each client to find the strategies that work best for them.

I am expressive arts therapist and master’s-level clinician who works with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and life transitions.

With more than three years of experience, I have found that the most powerful seed sown, regardless of age, is sometimes simply an “alternative conversation,” where a variety of artistic or expressive modalities may be utilized to increase personal insight or growth.   

Additionally, I utilize an array of other clinical modalities, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Gestalt therapies. I am excited to partner with (challenge and encourage) you on your personal growth journey, one conversation at a time.

I am a master's-level clinician and I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am a depth-oriented psychotherapist which means I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are seeking wholeness rather than perfection.

I work from a place of understanding that trauma is what happens inside of us in response to an external event and that healing from this pain—whether it manifests as anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, or relational issues—is a enriching process that you do not need to face alone. I am here to help you identify the clues in your life that are guiding you toward your own wholeness.

My approach is typically psychodynamic in which I aim to help you uncover the roots of your emotional suffering. Through self-reflection and an open relational space, we will build the skills you need to face challenges and live an empowered life. I also have training in mindfulness, dreamwork, somatic therapy, yoga and meditation, psychoeducation, and expressive arts.

Jungian psychoanalyst and American writer, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD., summarizes the process best. She writes, “To be strong … means meeting one’s own luminosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one’s own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.”

I am a master’s-level clinician dedicated to providing trauma-informed and culturally competent mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. I value the collaborative nature of therapy and strive to tailor treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual. My approach is individualized and integrative, incorporating elements of internal family systems (IFS), mindfulness-based therapies, trauma-sensitive yoga, person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and emotionally-focused therapy (EFT). I am particularly passionate about incorporating embodied and mindfulness-based approaches to support recovery from trauma.  

With more than three years of experience in the mental health field, I have witnessed the resilience of individuals and the transformative power of therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship and family concerns, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. I strive to create a safe and caring environment where clients feel empowered to explore their needs and supported on their path towards healing, growth, and self-discovery.

I am a master’s-level clinician in Massachusetts with experience helping young adults and adults from diverse backgrounds. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, which is why I take my time getting to know you without judgment.

I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression and stress in addition those who might be struggling with self-esteem and life transitions. I have extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+, polyamorous, and kink communities.

My approach is trauma-informed, person centered, and incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I tailor my approach to your specific needs, and welcome any feedback to best serve you. Taking the step to talk to someone can be difficult, and I aim for my clients to feel heard and respected. This is your journey, and I’m here to support you in a way that works for you.

My name is Lily Noonan (she/they) and I am a master's-level clinician with psychodynamic training from Northwestern University. As a therapist, I understand that the reasons we come to therapy are not cookie-cutter. By learning the unique context you live in, we will collaboratively work towards ways to live a more authentic, aligned life. I am client-centered, internal family systems (IFS)-informed and understand the importance of somatic work to achieving wellness.

I specialize in anxiety, adjustment/life transitions, relational stress, occupational stress, burnout, self esteem, identity issues, and trauma. I am especially passionate about sexual diversity and interested in working with LGBTQ+, polyamorous, and kink-identified clients. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is warm, welcoming and encourages you to express your most authentic self. Likewise, I will show up authentically as the humorous and curious therapist that I am. I believe that you are more than just your symptoms, which is why I use the Rogerian technique of unconditional positive regard and use strength-based interventions to help you gain the tools you need to facilitate your healing. 

My previous clinical experience includes not only individual therapy, but extensive group therapy as well. As a true extrovert, I am passionate about the power of communal healing, so stay tuned for group therapy with unique issues and populations at Sanative!

Hi, my name is Karina and I am a master’s-level clinician with a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am currently working towards my licensure. I have worked in outpatient and forensic settings and have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with needs such as anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relationship/family needs. I am also fluent in Portuguese (Brazil).

I hope to join you on your journey by providing a safe and supportive space to process your experiences and emotions. While collaboratively working towards healing, expanding on your strengths, and reaching your mental health goals, I utilize a trauma-informed and person-centered approach and incorporate modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducation. Recognizing that no two people are alike, I employ specific evidence-based techniques that are tailored to each individual’s needs.

I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you on your journey of personal growth!

I am a master's-level clinician and I have had experience working with adults, young adults, and adolescents from all diverse backgrounds, especially LGBTQ+ community.

I believe in Carl Jung’s theory that everyone is on a journey towards wholeness, and I also believe that it doesn’t have to be a solo one. As a therapist, I like to think of myself as someone who sits sidecar on your healing journey towards wholeness.

I specialize in helping those who have developmental or complex trauma related issues. I am deeply passionate about providing support to those who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, low self-esteem and identity, ADHD, depression, relational conflict, PTSD, chronic pain, grief and loss, and emotional distress. I offer tools and strategies to help decrease your symptoms and regulate your emotions. With compassion and empathy, I assist in helping you to recognize your patterns and develop more insight into yourself, so you feel empowered to make better choices.

I have an open and relational therapeutic approach tailored to your needs and preferences. My areas of training and clinical experience include psychodynamic therapy, attachment focused therapy, parts work, dream interpretation, somatic integration, breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, yoga therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and current research in neuroscience and trauma theory.

Together, we’ll create a new strong foundation so you can feel more engaged, alive, and more present on your journey towards wholeness.

I am a master's-level clinician committed to helping children and their families. I possess a Master's in Education from Cambridge College and a Certificate in Trauma Studies from Lesley University. Over the past decade, I provided counseling services to students in grades K-12 as a professionally licensed school adjustment counselor. Over this time, I developed an understanding of federal, state, municipal, and school laws and regulations to uphold the legal rights of students and families.

I believe that all people have the capacity to direct their lives towards positive change. My strengths-based approach honors each client and their unique set of skills. I hope to guide my clients through a therapeutic process that involves reflecting on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to identify patterns that contribute to their distress. Through a collaborative approach, I hope to guide my clients through their journey toward a deeper sense of self and empower them to make value-based decisions that lead to increased happiness.

To meet the needs of my clients, I use an eclectic approach when choosing a counseling modality. Some examples may include motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, social skills, and psychoeducation. I am also trained in a variety of curriculums that are used for social skill development, mindfulness, and self-regulation.

I am a master's-level clinician, based in Massachusetts. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood from various cultural backgrounds. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, and life transitions.

I see therapy as a collaborative process and am honored each time clients trust me to walk alongside them in their respective healing journeys. I am a passionate person-centered therapist who seeks to make mental health services accessible and welcoming to all, especially Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities. I live by the quote, “All you have, is all you need,” and I encourage clients to identify their existing strengths and to continue coping with life’s challenges.

I utilize an individualized, strengths-based approach that often incorporates aspects of motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and relational work with both transparency and warmth.

Bailey is a two-year-old black lab rescue currently in training to become our office emotional support animal. He is very friendly and loves to cuddle once he gets to know you!