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.
North Andover Clinicians
Rebecca Papadinis, LMHC, LPCC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.