top of page

AWC Clinicians

new photo.jpg
Rebecca Papadinis, LMHC, LPCC 


To reach Rebecca directly please email her at and visit

Rebecca is currently only accepting new clients who are struggling with or would like to improve their sexual health and create a deeper understanding of their sexuality. All sessions at this time are held via telehealth.




StephanieB pic.jpeg
Katie Dewey-Rosenfeld, LMHC, AT-R

To reach Katie directly please email her at

Stephanie Baez, LMHC


Stephanie is available to see adults and children in English and Spanish.

To reach Stephanie directly please email her at

aaron picture.jpg

Aaron Krueger, LMHC

Rebecca graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with a M.Ed. in Professional Counseling and Human Development in Lexington, KY. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Sexology and working toward national and international board certification in Sex Therapy. Rebecca is shifting her focus from her roots in child and family therapy to couples and individuals navigating their sexuality, sexual health and wellbeing. Rebecca's speciality is supporting adults who are experiencing sexual dysfunction, changes in sexual health and functioning with age, chronic, progressive, terminal illnesses. In addition to the changes in sexual health with age and illness, Rebecca works with adults who are exploring their sexuality, sensuality, relationship constellations and gender later in life. Rebecca creates a confidential and welcoming space for clients, partners and family members. She greets each person without judgement, and holds space for each person to explore, challenge and redefine themselves as deserving sexual humans. She believes that sexual health is a basic human need, that changes and developed throughout the lifespan.   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 Somatic Therapy, Sensate Focus, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, behavioral activation, 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,  and works closely with the LGBTQA+ community. Rebecca also helps parents and caregivers navigate age appropriate sex education for their children.   To reach Rebecca directly please email her at and visit

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.

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.

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

Kendra pic.jpg

Kendra Maltais, LICSW

To reach Kendra directly please email her at

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 M headshot.jpg

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

Micheal S headshot.jpg

Mike Schneider-Tran, LICSW

To reach Mike directly please email her at

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.

Amanda W Headshot.jpg

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.  ​

To reach Amanda Waters directly please email her at


Esmeralda Hernandez, MA 


Esmeralda is currently accepting new clients who are self-pay.

Esmeralda is a pre-licensed master’s level mental health clinician with a passion for creating a supportive, non-judge mental, and safe environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, emotions and barriers. Esmeralda  earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration of Substance use and Addictions from William James College. Esmeralda has years of experience working in mental health/crisis settings with teens, adults and/or individuals facing substance use struggles. Esmeralda believes in a client centered and collaborative approach that promotes self-understanding and personal empowerment. Esmeralda tailors her therapeutic approach to the unique goals of each person served. She is committed to gain understanding of each individuals strengths, resiliency, feelings, thoughts, and patterns of behaviors.  Whether clients are struggling with a specific issue or are looking to explore their thoughts, feelings and experience, Esmeralda is here to help clients reach a level of clarity, peace, and gain a higher power over their life.  ​

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

bottom of page