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Our mental health professionals embrace an individualized approach to your care. They bring expertise and compassion to your wellbeing journey. You can reach them directly via phone, email or join their Zoom waiting room for immediate consultation upon availability.

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Naiomi Feliciano

Medical Assistant

Naiomi is an experienced Medical Assistant and Certified ECG Tech who is passionate about helping people in the community.  She prides herself on her outgoingness, positive attitude, and compassionate listening skills.  Naiomi believes that everyone should have an opportunity to have new experiences and live their best life. (Se habla español)

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Tania Lozada Cobos

Office Manager

Tania is a Registered Medical Assistant and Certified Spanish Language Translator with over 10 years of experience in both administrative and clinical settings. She is assiduous and passionate about facilitating and connecting people with mental health services. (Se habla español)

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Danielle DeSisto, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Danielle has years of Outpatient Psychotherapy experience providing counseling to children, families, and adults.  She is skilled in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and utilizes art and play therapy when working with younger clients. Danielle has experience working with individuals experiencing problems with sexual and domestic violence, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and family conflict.

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Amber Haney, MA

Psychotherapist

Amber is a therapist, artist, and advocate who is passionate about supporting the greater community. Amber has specialized training in Art Therapy and is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational-Cultural Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Her work has inspired her to affirm the healing potential that art-making can provide as a form of communication, expression, and release for any individual. Amber has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings who have faced anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, self-harm, and self-esteem concerns. 

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Robert Metzger, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Robert has experience as a CNA, RN, and NP in various inpatient and outpatient settings.  He works with patients of all ages and is driven by core beliefs of respect and dignity.  Robert’s patients can expect a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to their care that is driven by clinical evidence and best practice guidelines.

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Kristy Landine, MS

Psychotherapist

Kristy has experience working with families, adolescents, children, and adults within the counseling setting.  She is skilled in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Positive Psychology, and incorporates art and play therapy when applicable.  Kristy has experience working with individuals and families facing conflict, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-harm, and trauma.

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Felice Lopez, LMHC

Psychotherapist

Felice has extensive experience counseling adolescents, families, couples, and adults in academic, residential and outpatient settings. She engages with clients to support them in finding the solutions that allow them to balance the many transitions and challenges across the lifespan. She works from a framework of social justice to facilitate the counseling process where race, class, gender, and other societal and cultural influencers are explored with clients as they seek clarity in their lives. Felice uses solution-focused, trauma-informed and strength-based perspectives to collaborate with clients, with the understanding that the individual is the expert on him/her/themselves. (Se habla español)

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Paul Thibodeau, MS

Psychotherapist

Paul is an Alumni of Fitchburg State University’s Graduate Mental Health Counseling Program. He has experience working as as a case manager/counselor in the fields of Substance Recovery and Mental Health since 1994, with additional specialty experience providing treatment for the combat veteran population and those with a comorbid HIV diagnosis.  Paul is skilled at Person-Centered Therapy, and brings unconditional positive regard to the counseling milieu.

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Steven Powell, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Powell is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Board Eligible in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and a Certified Physician Executive through the American College of Physician Executives.  He works clinically as an Internist and a Psychiatrist with a focus on Addiction Medicine.  In addition to his role at The Counseling Center, Dr. Powell also holds a number of academic appointments and executive medical leadership positions throughout the region. 

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Majd Jaafar, MSW

Psychotherapist

Majd has a MSW from Simmons University and an extensive history of counseling refugees and trauma survivors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He works primarily with adults and specializes in treatments related to family relationships, parenting, substance use recovery, stress management, self-esteem, marriage, and aging. Majd's approach is strength-based and collaborative; he believes that every person has their own story and that it shapes their current experience. Specific therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Intervention, and Behavior Modification. 

Mel Moise

Counseling Intern

Mel is currently a student at Fitchburg State University, getting his master's in Clinical Counseling. He strives to encourage fellow African Americans to properly care for their own mental health as well as to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the African American community. He aims to make the most of his internship by learning to be the most effective counselor he can be.

Andrew Stephens, LICSW

Director of Clinical Operations

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Andrew has extensive experience in clinical leadership and initiatives that improve service quality and client outcomes. He is passionate about social justice and improving the quality of life for communities and the individuals within them. Clinical specialties include: Forensic Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluations, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT for PTSD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Logotherapy for a wide range of disorders throughout the lifespan. 

We understand that the expertise areas of our professionals are extensive. We are here to help connect you with the therapist that is best suited to meet your mental health goals. Contact us to explore your options.