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MEET THE COUNSELING CENTER STAFF

 

Ana Cabacoff, LICSW - profile coming soon

 

Heather Dormer, LICSW - profile coming soon

 

Krystal Dunn, M.A. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UMASS Lowell and a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Krystal utilizes a strength based approach to therapy that integrates CBT, expressive therapy, and mindfulness.  She has experience working in an inpatient program for those struggling with addiction, providing group therapy, case management, and therapeutic support for individuals involved with drug court, probation, and social services. In addition, she has worked as an outreach therapist providing  services to middle aged and young adults, adolescents, and children struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, poor self esteem, substance abuse, and other mental health related issues.

 

Kathleen Fenton, M.A., RN, LMHC holds a B.S. in Human Service Administration from Merrimack College and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rivier College. As a psychiatric nurse she has over 20 years of in-patient and day hospital experience treating patients with dual diagnosis and addictions issues both individually and in groups. Kathleen completed post-graduate trainings at the Counseling Center of UMASS Lowell and SAFEZONE diversity trainings at Dartmouth College. Practice features include teaching strategies of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She specializes in several areas, including gender concerns and GLBT clients.

 

Rachelle Gillie, MS LMHC MA-PGS is a licensed clinician at Family Services primarily working with people with substance abuse issues, mental health concerns, relationship conflicts and school based therapy with children.  Rachelle has experience as a Program Director, Clinical Director and a college professor.  As an experienced clinician Rachelle has been a long time advocate with agencies such as DMH and local homeless shelters to help those in need.

Ronnie Ginsberg, Psy.D. received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from Case Western University in Cleveland, her Master’s degree in School Counseling and Psychology from Boston College, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. Ronnie is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience working with young children and their families and teachers, as well as adolescents, adults, and couples. She has also written numerous articles on parenting for the Eagle Tribune and child development websites, and facilitated dozens of workshops on parenting the anxious child, fostering social skills development in young children, improving family communication, and surviving your child’s adolescence.

Holly Hammershoy, M.Ed., LMHC holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University’s School of Education. She has twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults with particular emphasis in treating depression, anxiety, behavioral issues and trauma. Holly has worked on military bases and in the Juvenile Court system. Currently, she is the Clinical Supervisor of, and maintains a practice at, the Counseling Center at Family Service, Inc.

Jessica Lankenau, M.Ed. LMHC, holds a B. A. in Sociology from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She is currently working as a clinician in the Early Childhood Mental Health program at FSI. Prior to moving to Massachusetts in January, Jessica worked as a Positive Parenting Therapist at a community center in South Florida. Jessica has also worked as a Certified Family Consultant for Boys Town of South Florida, providing interventions for a range of problematic behaviors to both parents and teachers. In addition to working with children and families, Jessica is also interested in prevention programming for teens. For the past three years, she has worked as a youth and family facilitator in a first time substance abuse offender program entitled FACE IT (Families Acting Corroboratively to Educate and Involve Teens).

Ashley Olejarz, M.A. holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Massachusetts Lowell and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. Ashley has experience working with clients ranging from ages three through late adulthood with varying mental health related issues. Additionally, she has experience working in inpatient units, residential homes and has assisted on psychology based research projects with UMass Medical School and New York University. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, which is solution-oriented with a combination of emotion, cognition and behavior.

Deb Robinson-Thompson, LMHC, holds a B.A. from Saint Michaels College and a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Boston University.  Deb has spent years working with individuals who are struggling with alcohol and drug use to help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to achieve and maintain sobriety. Deb is especially experienced in supporting dually diagnosed individuals to manage their emotional and physical health to avoid further self-medication & relapse.  In addition, Deb has worked at colleges and universities i in Residential Life and Career Services.  Areas of focus include: supporting the transition in and out college; exploring questions of identity, including LGBT, deciding on career direction and managing the uncertainty and anxiety that is involved with change.