AWC serves the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and will be expanding to greater Concord, NH area. All clinicians offer thelehealth & in-person services in Massachusetts.
Rebecca Papadinis, LMHC, LPCC Owner
Rebecca graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with a M.Ed. in Professional Counseling and Human Development in Lexington, KY. After practicing in a small private practice and an adult day treatment program she moved to New England with her family. She worked in a community agency for four years as a clinician, program coordinator and most recently a program director of a local in-home therapy program for children and families. It is her passion for the clinical work and connecting with others which has inspired her to leave community mental health administration and open this private practice which focuses on wellness, the whole person and a calm nurturing place to explore oneself.
As a clinician Rebecca comes from a person-centered, strengths based approached and connects most with the Adlerian theory of the human experience. She believes that every person is unique and experiences the world in their own way. She also believes that each person has internal motivation to reach their fully actualized selves, and it is when barriers and obstacle presents themselves in a person’s life that causes them to feel symptoms of anxiety and depression which causes the person to become stuck in a cycle of ineffective behaviors, and thought patterns. We all have control over the way relationships, beliefs and the world around us, affect us, and believes that with empowerment all people can experience the process of “the good life”. Rebecca believes in building upon our individual strength in order to help us overcome these negative experiences and continue in the process to a content life; and that reflecting on our past experiences, reactions and outcomes can help move us through our ever changing and times difficult to manage lives.
In addition to traditional talk therapy, Rebecca uses a wide variety of interventions to best suit the needs of each person she sees. She often uses guided imagery, relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, behavioral activation, play therapy, expressive art therapy, CBT, DBT, and pulls from additional theoretical orientations such as Gestalt, Existentialism, Jungian.
She believes that the key to successful therapy is a genuine, safe and judgement free therapeutic relationship in which interventions, and modalities of therapy are a way to put the relationship into action. She believes in working alongside of the people she sees and utilizing their expertise of themselves, their families and their children as a way to most effectively reach goals and continue through life’s journey. She focuses her practice in re-connecting the mind and the body, and approaching the whole person rather than their symptoms. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience with many mental health concerns and specialized in anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, infertility and pregnancy loss, family conflict, behavioral and emotional concerns in children, parent coaching, women’s issues and works closely with the LGBTQA+ community, especially children who identify as transgender and adolescents and young adults who are navigating their sexuality. To reach Rebecca directly please email her at Papadinis.firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Carter, LMHC
Katherine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with a masters in Counseling Psychology. After graduating, she worked at a community mental health clinic as a clinician working with adult clients living with a variety of diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar Disorder, personality disorders and substance abuse disorders. Katherine also worked with adolescents and families who were effected by addiction. Katherine then worked for four years a community substance abuse clinic helping individuals living with addictions to get sober and learn how to live in recovery. Currently, Katherine is working at a hospital in the greater Boston area helping to engage patients living with HIV/AIDS in medical, social, and psychological services.
As a clinician, Katherine believes in providing a non-judgmental, safe space where a person can feel free to explore different ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. Through collaborative, goal oriented, person focused therapy Katherine helps to guide clients to achieve their goals. Katherine’s counseling style is primarily talk therapy. Katherine often incorporates expressive techniques such as art, music and movement therapies. Katherine also is mindfulness trained and has experience using guided meditation.
Katherine is experienced in working in different modalities such as individual, groups, and couples counseling. Also, Katherine has experience working with different populations including adolescents, adults, elders, multicultural, and LGBTQA+ community. To reach Kat directly please email her at email@example.com
Katie Dewey-Rosenfeld, LMHC, AT-R
Katie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Over the course of her career she has worked in a variety of settings including home, residential, and clinic based counseling. The variety of settings has helped her learn to adapt her methods to best suit each individual, couple or family she work with. She believes in meeting a client where they are while also challenging them to take positive steps toward change and growth. Be it a gentle nudge or a more assertive push she believes it helps create a shift for those she sees. She often if not always utilize use her creativity, be it through the use of art therapy or therapeutic writing, or in a simple task or “assignment” for outside of session along with her optimistic nature to help clients find meaning and purpose in order to gain confidence on their chosen path.
Katie is a registered Art Therapist, and will be offering various groups and workshops. She is also available on Saturdays. To reach Katie directly please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Baez, LMHC
Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from William James College with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and concentrations in Latino Mental Health and Global Mental Health. Over the course of seven years Stephanie has worked in a variety of mental health settings that include schools, homes, residential programs and community mental health clinics.
Stephanie provides expert care to help people live consciously well by using an eclectic approach to counseling. Pulling from a variety of theoretical orientations such as Gestalt, Jungian, Behaviorism, Humanistic, Mindfulness based and Existential, Stephanie customizes your treatment based on your unique needs. Other forms of modality to treatment that Stephanie uses include aromatherapy, body-focused therapy, meditation, play therapy, expressive art therapy and other natural healing interventions. Stephanie specializes in trauma therapy but also works with emotional dysregulation such as depression and anxiety, loss/grief, intrapersonal issues, relational issues, life issues, substance abuse, behavioral issues and other mental health issues.
While life puts us through many challenges and adversities, Stephanie believes that every individual has within themselves the potential to build resilience to overcome any sufferings they have gone through. Within therapy, Stephanie works with her clients with a strength based approach to build resilience, strengthen their community connections and alleviate any suffering. Stephanie’s clients have described her as warm, welcoming, a great listener, nonjudgmental and someone who challenges them when needed.
Stephanie is available to see adults and children in English and Spanish.
To reach Stephanie directly please email her at email@example.com
Aaron Krueger, LMHC
My primary goal as a therapist is to help individuals, couples and families develop healthy relationships; being empowered in meeting their full potential. I’m a licensed mental health counselor, with over 10 years of
experience as an outpatient therapist, along with five additional years related
to the mental health field.
My clinical experience and focus related to treatment includes areas in, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, anger management, marriage and couple’s therapy, and family therapy. Most common modalities for
treatment include family systems theory, psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). My education background is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with
both a MDiv and Masters in Counseling. I am also eligible and currently pursing license in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
My availability is in the evenings and Saturday afternoons. To reach Aaron directly please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendra Maltais, LICSW
Kendra is an independently licensed clinical social worker with a decade of professional experience spanning a variety of therapeutic services. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Merrimack College, with a double major in Psychology and Spanish, before moving on to receive her Master's in Social Work from Boston College, with a focus on clinical work with children, youth and families. Since graduating, Kendra has spent the majority of her career working with young people and those who care for them. Kendra's clinical roles have included individual, in-home family, and community-based group therapist. Most recently, she has spent four years directing acute psychiatric and youth residential facilities. Kendra holds additional training in child yoga instruction from Radiant Child Yoga, as well as a year-long intensive certificate in family therapy through Therapy Training Boston.
In session, it is Kendra's goal to create an authentic connection that honors the individual and their experience. Drawing from training in cognitive behavioral as well as solutions-focused therapy, with a clinical lens grounded in systems theory and person-centered, strengths-based care, Kendra supports individuals in closing the gap between where they are and the way they want to be. Striking a balance between helping the individual name and validate their experience while also challenging them and encouraging them toward change, Kendra wants therapy to feel like a safe place to turn into each week, and to return to as needed for tune ups in the years to come.
Amanda Mello, LMHC
Amanda received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Psychological Services. With over ten years of experience and a wide range of opportunities, she has developed a strong framework in the mental health field. She draws from her diversified experiences in settings such as Community-Based, Residential, Substance Use, Outpatient, and Juvenile Delinquency. Within these settings, she has worked with professional, innovative clinical teams, including training and collaboration with the Department of Youth Services (DYS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Amanda provides a client-centered approach in relieving symptoms while navigating challenges through realistic, solution-focused, and strength-based goals to suit individual needs. With extensive practice and training in, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is also frequently utilized. Operating under an innate empathetic drive, Amanda aims to develop a team-oriented practice in helping individuals explore thoughts, feelings, as well as behavioral patterns to begin making meaningful changes in their lives. She has worked with children and adults of all ages via individual and group therapy. She predominantly works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral issues, addiction, relational problems, trauma, educational/employment needs, suicidal/self-harm, and stress management.
Outside of helping others, Amanda enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two fur-babies. She applies her creative and artistic abilities to all aspects of her life, especially during free time, where she can engage in her latest painting or project. to reach Amanda directly please email her at email@example.com
Linda Rawlings, LMHC
Linda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She have several years of experience working in community mental health agencies and school systems serving individuals in grades K-12. Working in these settings has provided valuable opportunities to treat children, adolescents, families and adults with a variety of mental health needs. She has helped individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, learning difficulties, stress, grief/loss, body image dissatisfaction and substance use.
Her primary focus is to establish a therapeutic relationship with the individual since this is essential to the counseling process. I demonstrate active listening and have a person centered, non-judgmental and respectful approach. Others have often described me as a great listener, patient, easy to talk to and having a good sense of humor.
Her counseling style is goal oriented, supportive and focuses on identifying one's strengths. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, play therapy and solution focused techniques to help individuals set and work towards their goals. She believes each individual has specific strengths and counseling can be a way to highlight those strengths to be used to overcome struggles.
She enjoys spending time at the beach, being creative, walking/hiking and spending time with those I care about, including my dog. She enjoys watching individuals make positive choices and decisions in their life. She looks forward to supporting you in achieving your goals and becoming a healthier person.To reach Linda directly please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Schneider-Tran, LICSW
Mike is a licensed independent clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social work. He has been working with children and families in various settings for 12 years, and has been working as a social worker for 5 years. During this time, he has worked in hospital, shelter, residential, school, and camp settings which included working with at risk youth, children and teenagers with challenging behaviors, and families from diverse backgrounds. He is experienced in using CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy modalities amongst others. Recently, he has received the 2020 Brookline SEPAC Hero Award for outstanding support and care of Brookline children and families.
Marisa Kouroyen, LMHC
My years of knowledge in the mental health field range from children, adolescents, adults, within partial hospitalization, residential, community health, outpatient, and telehealth settings. I support those I work with to make progress by reframing thoughts and beliefs around barriers in a gentle, encouraging, creative, solution focused manner through, traditional talk, expressive, and play therapeutic approaches. I am a graduate from Lesley University, with a Master of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Minors in Visual Arts, Expressive Art Therapies and a Specialization in Holistic Approach. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to, those who are struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, effective communication, decision-making skills, low self-esteem, gender identity exploration/self-expression, depression, anxiety, feeding/eating patterns and processing/healing. As a licensed mental health counselor, I connect well with Humanistic theory, where therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore and unpack various challenges by increasing self-awareness, skill building, and maximizing coping ability to maintain optimal mental health functioning.
Amanda Waters, LMHC
Life can get complicated. You or a loved one may feel out of balance and in need of additional support. You may find yourself in crisis and seeking professional counsel to navigate this difficult time. There are so many reasons to begin treatment with a counseling professional. Finding a therapist who is a good match for your needs and can help is a crucial step.
My experience allows me to support clients with a wide range of presenting issues. My specialties include, anxiety and depression, crisis support, substance abuse, addiction and treatment, panic disorder, adjustment issues, trauma and grief.
Much of my career has been spent working with children and families. I have served as Clinical Director at two acute substance treatment programs. I incorporate tools from a variety of evidenced based practices based on specific needs of my clients and we work together to identify well established patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you.