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Counselors

Jennifer Allen, MA

Clinical Intern/Fellow

Jennifer is a clinical intern working towards her Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a graduate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. She is certified in motivational interviewing (MI), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and Seeking Safety. 

Jennifer has worked in the behavioral health and social services fields for several years. She has worked with adults experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship conflicts, mood disorders, substance use, and psychotic disorders. Jennifer’s approaches to therapy are strengths-based, client-centered, and collaborative. She is passionate about assisting you with reaching your goals while providing a judgment-free, respectful, and safe environment. Jennifer’s therapy practice includes evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

​Location: New Bedford

Email: j_allen@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011

Julie Bertocchi, MEd, LADC-I

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Julie is a licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor from the University of Massachusetts and holds an undergraduate degree in education from Eastern Nazarene College - Julie also has a graduate degree in Education with a specialization in License Mental Health Counselor Program and a concentration in trauma studies from Cambridge College. Julie has 30 years of experience working in the Social Service field with individuals, families, couples, and children experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, severe emotional conflicts, mood disorders, addictions, and interpersonal relationship conflicts. Julie’s approach to therapy is both collaborative and- client-centered. Julie is passionate that all patients working with her feel respected and heard when meeting with her. She welcomes clients of all backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, and family structures. Julie listens without judgment, provides a safe space and she is passionate about helping you meet your personal goals.

 

​Location: New Bedford

Email: j_bertocchi@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011

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Laura Bishop, MA, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker                  Clinical Supervisor

Originally from upstate New York, Laura received her Masters in Pastoral Studies from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in 2004. Boston College brought her to Massachusetts and she received a Masters of Social Work in 2014. Laura is comfortable meeting people wherever they are on their life journey and is willing to integrate spirituality and faith life into practice at the invitation of the Client. Laura has expertise working with children, teens, and adults who are survivors of trauma, as well as those living with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, and other areas of psychological distress. She incorporates several modalities into therapy such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, grounding techniques and mindfulness, and narrative therapy. Laura practices both individual as well as couples therapy. Laura believes that the ministry of presence and active listening are essential to helping people feel safe to share, learn, and grow on their path towards healing and wholeness.

 

Please inquire for specific availability.

 

Locations: Hanson and Brockton

E-mail: l_bishop@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 235

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Barbara Bowe, PhD (she/hers)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Intake Coordinator, Intern Consultant

I have several years of clinical experience as a therapist. I take a person-centered integrative approach in my work with clients that often draws on depth and insight-oriented psychotherapy, spirituality, mindfulness, feminist theory, strengths-based therapy, creativity, and parts work

I especially enjoy helping womxn struggling with body image dissatisfaction and self-esteem issues or folx looking to address relational childhood trauma. I welcome clients seeking to integrate their spirituality into their therapy. Fat friendly, queer and BIPOC allied. Anti-diet oriented.

Locations:  TBD (currently telepsychology only)

Email:  barbarabowe8@gmail.com

Availability:  Monday 11 PM - 4 PM, Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday 10 AM - 4 PM, Thursday 9 AM - 2 PM

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Kathleen Brennan, LMHC, LADC-1

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Kathleen received her Master of Education (Ed.M.) from Boston University in Counseling and continued her post master’s studies receiving her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Bridgewater State University in Mental Health Counseling. Kathleen has over 20 years of experience providing therapy to clients in a myriad of treatment settings including methadone clinics, men’s residential treatment, outpatient counseling, CSS, Section 35 court ordered treatment, schools, and working as a group facilitator and Substance Use Disorder Consultant.

 

Dually licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, she is uniquely qualified to treat a wealth of clinical presentations including Substance Use Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, anxiety, depression, bipolar, life transitions, relationship challenges, and career complexities.

 

Ready for your journey of self-discovery and healing? Let me be your tour guide on the greatest trip of all time- the pursuit of wellness and personal growth! We will work together collaboratively to develop resiliency and adaptive coping skills. I am honored to offer a safe

nonjudgmental environment where we can unpack your biggest challenges and fears. I fully endorse that you are the expert of your own life and will utilize a solution-focused, strength-based approach to facilitate healing and growth.

 

Some of the evidence based behavioral interventions I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I utilize a holistic Lense to treatment and realize there is no cookie-cutter approach to wellness. Just as each of us is as unique as an ocean wave, each of us will respond to different stimuli as we heal.

 

Remember you only fail if you stop trying.

 

Location: Braintree, Telehealth

Email: k_brennan@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011

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Robert Brennan, MA, M.Ed., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Robert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with 7 years of professional counseling experience.  He holds an MA from Liberty University and an M.Ed from Suffolk University.  Robert treats clients with a wide variety of mental health conditions, including Attention Deficit Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, anxiety, trauma, and grief.  He also enjoys couples therapy, vocational counseling, and pastoral counseling with clients of faith.

Robert applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a solutions-focused approach to facilitate emotional growth.  Focusing on client needs and enhancing personal strengths is most important in helping clients feel more intentional and grounded in their lives.  Through a collaborative approach, Robert provides clients with a safe place to tell their stories, heal, and develop a renewed sense of purpose. 

Location: Braintree, Telehealth

Email: r_brennan@islpma.org

Phone:  781-600-4842

 

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Heidi Coughlin, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Heidi graduated with a Bachelors, (MS) and Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College, Boston Campus. Heidi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 10 years experience assisting  children and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem, self-harm, and emotional issues related to separation and divorce within the family.  She also has experience providing individual, couple and group therapy in the areas of grief and loss, chronic illness, adults living with ADHD, mood disorders, and relationship issues. Heidi utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focus Therapy, and Trauma-Focus Therapy.  Heidi uses a client-centered strength base approach, taking time to really think about a client's situation and meet them where they are, making sure they feel comfortable and safe, and empowering hope, healing and a positive outlook for the future.

 

Location: Braintree, Brockton, and Hanson

Email: h_coughlin@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 236

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Dolores Craig, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Supervisor

 

Dolores is a licensed mental health counselor. She uses a combination approach of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, positive psychology, and psycho education to reinforce newly learned skills to assist clients with achieving their therapy goals. Dolores is also a registered yoga instructor who enjoys assisting clients with learning mindfulness, relaxation, centering and meditation skills.

 

Location: Various

Email: d_craig@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 205

Richard Dagley, M.S. in Marriage and family counseling

Richard Dagley, MS

Marriage and Family Counselor

 

Rick has been a part-time counselor with the Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore since May 2011. He also did an internship with PCSSS in 2010-2011. Rick has a BA in English from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, and an MS in Marriage and Family Counseling from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Rick counsels both children and adults, as well as couples. His passion is helping couples and families not only endure but thrive despite difficult circumstances. To that end, he has been leading a marriage enrichment group for the past four years.

 

Location: Hanover

Email: rick.dagley@gmail.com

Phone: 781-535-7444

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Laura Delaplain, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ordained United Methodist Minister, & Certified Spiritual Director

 

Dr. Delaplain holds over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist.  Her specialties include aging and the search for meaning, healing from trauma, spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, and mindfulness.  As a licensed psychologist and ordained minister, Laura brings to the Institute a passion for the spiritual health and development of individuals and systems.  Before co-founding the Institute for Spiritual Life and Psychotherapy, Laura served for 25 years as Executive Director of the Norma Kent Pastoral Counseling Center in Abington, MA. 

 

In addition to one-on-one psychotherapy, Laura offers Spiritual Companionship, Guidance in Meditation Practices, and Professional Development through ISLP.

 

Location: Norwell and Hanover

Email: l_delaplain@verizon.net

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 201

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Kyriaki FitzGerald, M.Div., Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kyriaki FitzGerald, M.Div., Ph.D. serves as a pastoral psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, theologian, and educator.  For over three decades, Dr. FitzGerald has been working with men and women recovering from addictions, trauma, bereavement, and personal spiritual growth-related challenges. She has taught, presented, and published on topics related to Eastern Christian spirituality, theology, and women's studies and has served on a number of graduate theological faculties both in North America and abroad.  Her personal theology, spiritual practice and psychotherapeutic discipline are rooted in a deep commitment to "authentic relationship". She finds that people tend to become injured through "inauthentic" relating... The healing, "antidote" is revealed through a process of "authentic" relationships... even if these are not so perfect! Dr. FitzGerald is presently available for a limited number of telehealth clients who are interested in one-to-one psychotherapy seeking also to benefit from a more holistic approach to healing and living.

As an added value to her practice, Dr. FitzGerald is a fully trained EMDR practitioner (Levels I & II) and offers this clinically validated therapy to her own clients. She is also available for EMDR Adjunct Therapy with other clients from our agency, in collaboration with their psychotherapists and as deemed  appropriate.

 

Location: TBD

Email: TBD

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 238

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Eva Gonzalez-Carey, MS

Fellow

Mental Health Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist

Through a collaborative relationship, I can help you navigate problems related to anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I use a psycho-educational approach anchored in cognitive behavioral therapy to promote learning and ensure that you create long-lasting positive changes and continue developing your skills long after treatment. I work with individuals ages 9 and older and I am passionate about working with culturally diverse clients. I tailor treatment to each individual and can hold sessions in Spanish.

 

Therapy appointments can be held in English or in Spanish.

​Location: TBD

Email: e_gonzalez@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011 ext. 243

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Nicole Leung, MA

Fellow

Mental Health Counselor

My passion is helping all individuals from all different backgrounds that may be struggling with mental health. Not only do I work with all ages and backgrounds, my modalities include but are not limited to motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy and solution focused therappy. My goal is to help you overcome what mental health struggles you may be experiencing and to focus on leading you to a happy, healthy life.

I have my undergraduate degree in Psychology from UMass of Boston and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge College specializing in trauma. I have a background in crisis counseling working with families, children, adolescents and adults. I've worked as a substance use clinician at an inpatient treatment facility and now work as a co-occurring clinician in an outpatient setting. Currently, I am taking new patients via telehealth. I'm here to help!

 

Location: Telehealth

Email: n_leung@islpma.org

Phone: 617-249-3913

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Christine Halikias, MSW   

Clinical Social Worker/Fellow

 

Christine has spent most of her life working with children.  As an undergraduate, she received her BA in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Child Life Specialty from Montclair State University.  She graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in May 2023.  She has over seven years of experience working with children in diverse settings including: medical day care, residential setting, hospitals and school settings.  She has worked with children ranging from kindergarten to middle school, in both the public school and therapeutic out-of-district placements. Christine specializes in working with children in an expressive art modality as children use play and art to communicate their inner selves. She has experience counseling children who experience ADHD, ASD, bipolar, trauma, and depression. She enjoys working with adults in groups and is excited to work in partnership with parents and other adults navigating their terrain of life. She looks forward to meeting you and supporting you with your needs.  

Location: TBD

Email: Christinedhalikias@gmail.com

Phone: 781-826-0011

Gayla Johnston, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

 

Gayle specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families in significant distress. Gayle's background is in community mental health care.

 

Location: Hanover

Email: Not Applicable

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 213

Bob Jope

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Clinical Supervisor 

Bob is a licensed mental health counselor whose area of specialty is empathic engagement. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern College and a graduate degree in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. Bob teaches in graduate counseling programs at Salve Regina University and the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, and has worked in behavioral health, substance use, and social services fields for over thirty years. Bob's therapy practice includes evidence-based approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy and behavior therapy.

 

​Location: New Bedford

Email: b_jope@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011

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Jace Langone, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Supervisor

Not accepting new clients at this time.

I practice Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy, offering a space to explore how conflicts between one’s core values and actual life experience can hinder psychological well-being. I find inspiration in Humanistic and Transpersonal theories, and integrate various evidenced-based modalities, providing an eclectic, individualized treatment lens. My nearly decade-long practice in pastoral counseling, ongoing apprenticeships in Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and training in assimilating religio-spiritual practices into psychotherapy have allowed me to offer a therapeutic approach appreciative of wisdom traditions from around the world.

 

Grounded in the American folk psychology tradition, I encourage exploring personal meaning through a compassionate, paradoxical lens whereby shadow and light are held as equally potent and generative qualities of the same experience. My approach is akin to an experiential mysticism that has shaped the American experiment from its very beginning—a proverbial frontier that pushes the margins of experience and understanding beyond the allure of certainty, stagnation. By this frame, meaning is as courageously sought as it is surrendered, inviting your cooperation into the mysterious, creative potential by which you are alive.

 

Complementing a conversational approach to therapy whereby an emerging therapeutic friendship is the means of treatment, I also offer a variety of experiential interventions, such as focusing and guided imagery, various meditative and contemplative practices, shamanic drumming and divination, mandala drawing, and communing with nature, that empower by amplifying the perspective by which one’s life events are beheld. My clinical focus is in the treatment of trauma, major life adjustments, phase of life transitions, aging and life review, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, personal crises, and integrating exceptional states of consciousness. For a more in-depth perspective regarding my professional background and clinical practice, please visit www.drjacelangone.com.

Insurances Accepted:  Beacon Health Strategies (NHP, BMC, Fallon),  BlueCross/BlueShield, Medicare, Optum Behavioral Health (Harvard Pilgrim,  United Behavioral Health, United Health Care), Tufts (commercial, public, GIC),  Cigna, Aetna, Unicare (GIC)

Location:  Virtual only at this time

Email: j_langone@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011 ext. 212

Fax: 781-826-0012
Website: www.drjacelangone.com

Judith Mackenzie, LMHC, LMFT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinical Supervisor

Judy has been a pastoral counselor since 1999. In addition, she has extensive experience in community mental health. Areas of particular focus are severe trauma, chronic illness and mental illness, issues of giftedness, physical disability issues, and adults with ADHD. In addition to providing workshops for area Human Service agencies and churches, she serves as our Training Director. She works from a deep belief in the ability of the mind to know truth, and the spirit to heal and transcend.

 

Location: Brockton, Hanson and Hanover

Email: j_mackenzie@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 203

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Albert Rice, MA

Pastoral Counseling 

 

Albert became a staff member at Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore in May 2020. He is a graduate of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling. As an ordained minister for 43 years, and a pastor for 17 years, he has had diverse experience with people in many settings. During those years as an ordained minister he has provided counseling in the areas of pre-marital counseling, marriage and family counseling, depression, anxiety, anger management, and substance abuse related issues. Albert has a passion for helping people achieve workable and healthy solutions to their issues through compassionate therapeutic and empathetic interventions.

Location: Various

Email: a_rice@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 237

Anke Thorne, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

 

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years and provide confidential counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I am a general practitioner with experience treating a broad variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, relationship problems, premarital counseling, eating disorders, grief, parenting issues and others.

My theoretical approach to treating each person depends on the issue and your preference. I utilize person-centered and psychodynamic principles as well as cognitive-behavioral techniques. It is my goal to understand your concerns as well as your goals for counseling and to work collaboratively with you to achieve desired changes and insights.

I have a Christian faith background and am actively involved in my local church. I am happy to incorporate Christian and religious aspects into our work where appropriate. Therapy appointments can be held in English or German.

 

Location: Hanover

Email: a_thorne@islpma.org

Phone: 781-826-0011 ext. 208

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Brad Thorne, MS, LMHC, NBCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & National Board Certified Counselor

 

Brad is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a National Board Certified Counselor who works primarily with late adolescents and adults.  His clinical work typically addresses issues of depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, relationships, and trauma.  He works with individuals and couples offering empathic, person-centered approaches, insight oriented and cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices.  He is on the faculty at Eastern Nazarene College where he directs the counseling, career, and health services and has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Location: various

Email: bradthorne@comcast.net
Phone: 781-826-0011 x229

 

Interns

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Christopher Breen, MDiv., MA. (he/him)

Clinical Intern

 

Chris completed his Master of Divinity program at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, with a specialization in pastoral care and counseling, focusing on PTSD and the integration of moral stress and injury. Chris is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University, a humanistic and existentially focused school, having attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Saybrook previously.

 

Chris' therapeutic and academic interests are focused on the intersection of spirituality, morals, and identity. Chris has worked with adults who are interested in investigating and resolving complex relationships between their intersectional identities. Chris has primarily worked with members of the military, and LGBTQ+ individuals who struggle with things like anxiety, PTSD, and depression while they work towards more life-giving ways of being. Chris' approach is holistic, and client-centered, with extra attention to how each of us can use our inner strength to bring about transformational positive change in our lives. 

 

Chris is a member of the LGBTQ+ community committed to providing a safe and supportive space for all people and offers sessions in English and American Sign Language.

 

Location: New Bedford

Phone: 781-826-0011

Email: c_breen@islpma.org

Michael Drahos, MA

Clinical Intern

Michael is currently a graduate student at Divine Mercy University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will be completing his practicum and internship with PCSSS. A Massachusetts native, Michael completed a B.A. in Sociology from UMass Lowell, an M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and worked for close to a decade in various roles within the Catholic Church before deciding to take a career pivot into the field of mental health. Since then he has also gained some experience working in ABA therapy through The Language and Behavior Center as well as in adult psychiatric inpatient care at McLean Hospital. Michael is most excited to begin working with new clients, explore the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy in practice, and grow in his ability to serve others as a helping professional.

 

​Location: Braintree, Hanover, Hanson, Brockton

Email: m_drahos@islpma.org

Phone:  781-826-0011

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Jennie Wengrovius, BS

Clinical Intern 

Jennie is a clinical intern working towards her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Jennie has previous experience working in mental health support settings and has done mediation work between individuals and organizations. Her therapeutic style is collaborative and solution focused, with an emphasis on narrative therapy techniques. She is available for both telehealth and in-person sessions.

Beyond her studies, Jennie is currently training in motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, training for multicultural and diversity issues, and effective telehealth techniques. As Jennie intends to work predominantly with couples once she has received her license, she is also working on an integrative sex and couples certification.

 

Location: Various, Telehealth

Email: Wengrovius@googlemail.com

Phone: 781-826-0011

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