About Us

Our team of therapists is trained in various modalities to treat the most complex symptom presentation. We specialize in treating trauma, early childhood disorders (ages 10 & under), marital/family conflict, reunification, women's issues, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression.  

 Each of our therapists also has a background in crisis management and family systems interventions. No problem is too big or too small!

Amanda Nicely, LMHC - Clinical Director

Amanda received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and obtained her licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in 2013.  She has also received training as a Family Trauma Professional by the  International Association of Trauma Professionals. She has advanced clinical training in early childhood mental health (birth-6y) as well as Trauma Focused Child-Parent-Psychotherapy. Her therapeutic passion is working with families to repair the relationships between parent/child, siblings, and spouses.  Her treatment is often focused on repairing disruptions in attachment as well as recovering from traumatic incidents.  Her therapeutic approach is direct, while offering supportive feedback and skill training to help patients effectively address personal life challenges. Particular areas of interest include: PTSD, Post-Partum Depression & Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Co-parenting, and distress in relationships. Amanda strongly believes that the fundamental basis of therapy relies on honesty, open communication, and emotional expression.

 

Clinical Staff

Elizabeth Ferreira, LICSW

Elizabeth is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has effectively worked with adolescents and adults in the substance abuse and mental health fields since 1993. She received her Master's of Social Work from Bridgewater University  obtained her LICSW in 2010 in both, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Elizabeth enjoys working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults to help improve their overall functioning. She has experience in treating marital/family conflict, behavioral disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, and problems adjusting to new life situations. 

Elizabeth utilizes  trauma-informed treatments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Based Therapy, with an emphasis on enhancing an individual strength's so they can reach their full potential. Her straight forward approach and empathetic understanding enable her to develop a healthy therapeutic rapport with each client. 

Melissa Beane, LMHC, R-DMT

Melissa received her Master's Degree from Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. She is now a Registered Dance Movement Therapist and has certification in Rainbowdance therapeutic movement program, which utilizes storytelling, self-soothing, voice, music, movement, and multi-modal props.  She also obtained licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in 2015 and has advanced clinical training in the treatment of early childhood and trauma disorders. She demonstrates passion in working with children 10yo & under who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, & disruptions in attachment. She focuses on improving impulse-control, positive attachment, and self-empathy through play, art, sensory, music, and dance therapies.  Through these activities, children are able to freely express emotions and learn to self-soothe using the techniques that naturally help to learn about themselves and the world around them. Parent training & family therapy are also frequently used to support caregivers in responding to children with high emotional needs. By promoting trust & security in the caregiver relationship alone, many symptoms can improve. Her experience also includes working with children who have physical impairments, developmental delays, and learning difficulties.

Cara O'Keefe, LICSW - BIO COMING SOON!

Kristina Frazier, LMHC - BIO COMING SOON!

Administration

 

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