Meet Our

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Pathways To Wellness Associates, LLC
 
Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Services 
 
 
Shelley Ashton-Briggs, LMHC, LPC Owner

Laura Barbieri, LMHC

 

I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College Graduate School with a concentration in Child and Family Psychotherapy. I am a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselor’s Association I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the past 10 years. I have experience working in residential settings, community mental health clinics, as well as outreach rehabilitation services. I have worked with individuals and families to help them overcome obstacles, identify goals, and find success in their achievements.

 

I work with all populations and all age groups and I am skilled in evidence-based practices: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with trauma survivors, and people working to overcome substance use, anxiety, depression and self-injurious behaviors.

 
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Lindsey Nogueira-Mayo, LCSW, LADC I

 

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Since 2015, I have worked in the helping professions in a variety of settings serving adults who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. 

 I have experience working with anxiety, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), substance use disorders, trauma, survivors of domestic violence, and ADHD. 

I take an authentic approach in my relationships and believe in utilizing my clients’ own strengths, values, and passions to help their recovery. I help my clients to shift limiting beliefs about themselves, allowing one to be their authentic self and live a fulfilling life. I utilize a combination of therapy models depending on one's needs, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, as well as mind-body approaches.

 

 

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Goddard College in 2014 where I studied holistic health and psychology. I obtained a certificate in Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling from Assumption University in 2018 and earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Simmons University in 2021.  I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and am also a certified Reiki II practitioner. In my free time I enjoy playing instruments, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my cats and spouse.

 
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Lindsey Carreiro, LCSW

I graduated from Boston University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts and I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience working with substance use, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders and depressive disorders. I incorporate a variety of treatment methods into my practice such as, interpersonal therapy, behavior modification, and solution-focused therapy. 

 

Meghan Foucher, LICSW

 

I have over ten years of experiences providing therapy for adolescents, adults and families.  I have worked in various settings including outpatient, school-based, and DYS residential treatment programs.  Although I draw from a wide range of clinical techniques and experiences, my therapeutic philosophy remains the same.  I believe that everyone has the ability to make change in their lives, and that we each have the internal wisdom to guide us on our journey.  Through authentic and compassionate engagement, I support clients by helping them evaluate helpful and unhelpful patterns, while providing clients with tools to create healthier skills and strategies to meet their goals.  

I received my Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Simmons School of Social Work in 2005 and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. I am board certified through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and have been trained in evidence-based practices including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems Therapy as well as Collaborative Problem Solving, mind-body work, and Reiki II.

 
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Ashley "Ash" Kleamenakis, LMHC

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I received my BA in psychology from Umass Dartmouth in 2013 which started my journey into the field of mental health. Since then I have worked in a variety of settings, emergency department, residential, partial programs, outpatient DV therapist, children's therapist (specifically children who experienced rape, sexual assault or domestic violence), received my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University in 2018, and finally my LMHC in September 2021. I have attended numerous trainings on trauma, the impact of trauma, how to treat trauma, but also trauma in the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

I have extensive experience with folx who have experienced traumatic events in their life (more specifically childhood trauma, rape, violence and assault), individuals who struggle with suicidal ideation, DBT, CBT, EMDR, Narrative therapies, folx who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, marriage concerns, support with every day stressors, and I do see children who have experienced trauma. 

 

I am also a Queer therapist bringing with me not only first hand understanding of LGBTQIA+ struggles/issues as well as my years of experience and training in the trauma field. I've worked with folx who were exploring their identity (sexual or gender), parents who are struggling when a child comes out or who may feel lost, folx who has experienced hate crimes and many more concerns that pop up in the community. 

 

When I'm not doing therapy I'm being tormented by my very sweet, stubborn, trickster-like cat named Trouble (she's a black cat too), my two snakes, cross stitching or playing dungeons and dragons. Trouble on the occasion does join sessions over telehealth. 


 

 
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Courtney Neustadt, LICSW

As a therapist, I believe every person is unique, and that their treatment should be tailored to fit their specific needs and circumstances. Having been trained in many different therapeutic techniques, including trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based and numerous others, I have developed the ability to provide individualized therapy for every person. I will work with people to find their strengths, help them grow, and change patterns in their daily life. In my years of experience, I have worked with numerous diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I am highly passionate about the LGBTQ+ community, healing from traumatic experiences, and creating a safe, welcoming environment for every person I work with.

I earned my bachelors of arts in psychology from SUNY Oswego, and my masters degree in social work from Binghamton University in 2017. I have been working in the mental health field since 2011 in various settings from community outpatient, family therapy, to running support groups and college counseling. 

 
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Jennifer Lynch, LMHC

I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College with concentrations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Child and Family Therapy. I also graduated with a Master's of Education in Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association. I have experience as a crisis clinician and in residential treatment centers. I have experience providing treatment for a wide array of diagnoses that include depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, ADHD, adjustment disorders and mood disorders.

 
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Kelley Hendricken, LICSW

Life is a constant state of transition and at times, we can struggle to adapt and roll with what life is handing us. Maybe your struggling to maintain balance in your life, working on strengthening a relationship, or your on a journey to find purpose and passion. Many that suffer with anxiety, depression, or emotional distress benefit from a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to break through ineffective patterns of behavior and thinking that limits our success.

I utilize a collaborative approach with my clients to promote healing, self regulation techniques, and stimulate personal growth and goal attainment. You’ll increase your confidence, performance, and ability to manage stress in your life, by fostering motivation and resiliency. I facilitate individual, family and couples therapy modalities to transform and shift ways of thinking and behaving. I am a multicultural psychotherapist who practices CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed care, Psychoeducation, Systems Focused family work, and other forms of evidenced based practices. My experience with adolescents and families enables me to assist parents in increasing effective communication, managing challenging behaviors and emotions, and gaining support and useful resources.

I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from Boston College. I graduated from Columbia University with my Master’s in Social Work with a Clinical focus, with a minor in Children and Families. I’m licensed in Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years experience working with age 12-70. I have held positions in both NYC and Worcester, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, acute and long term treatment settings. I’ve collaborated with DMH, DCF, and DYS treatment programs for adolescents and adults. I am also a member of National Association of Social Workers.

 

 
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Alma Millona, LMHC

 

I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College and Advanced Graduate Studies from Assumption College with concentrations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2009, and also a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association.


I strive to create a safe, compassionate, intelligent and collaborative therapeutic environment in which clients are free to explore their experiences, perspectives, personal identities, deeper level of meanings of their interpretations, through which they develop insight, find healing, improve interpersonal effectiveness and experience personal growth and empowerment. I respect and value the diversity of each client, focus on their unique social cultural context and through interactive, warm style with a focus on trust and openness I attain to build therapeutic relationship.


My focal areas of interests include anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, social development, family dynamic, mindful living, and cultivating self-compassion. I draw from various theoretical perspectives relational, psychodynamic, developmental-contextual, and I incorporate evidence-based approaches, cognitive techniques and mindfulness into individualized treatment.

 

 
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Melinda Hillock, LICSW

My clinical perspective is to work collaboratively with adults, and young adults to foster growth, empowerment, and to identify and implement healing techniques. My focal areas of interest include depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Veteran’s issues, addiction disorders, coping with illness most especially cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, LGBQT issues, homelessness and inadequate housing, and geriatric issues.

In addition, I have worked with couples over the past 10 years focusing on improvement of communication patterns, fostering and nurturing healthy relationships.  Working as an instructor at the First Offender Driver Alcohol Education Program at the former Henry Willis Center has afforded me the opportunity to combine substance use treatment with psychoeducation material to foster growth and recovery with those individuals experiencing substance use disorders.

 

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with a master’s degree in social work from the University of CT and a post-master’s graduate certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from Boston University School of Social Work. My undergraduate experience was at Clark University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology.

 

With twenty-five years practicing as a clinical social worker and thirteen years prior experience as a case manager with the geriatric population, I look forward to working with individuals and couples to maximize strengths. Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy , Trauma Focused therapy, Harm Reduction techniques are incorporated in treatment.

 
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Mindy Lawrence, LMHC

 

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from American International College in 2001. Previous to this I received my BA in psychology from Salve Regina University. I have been working in the mental health field since 1998 and have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2003. I have worked in a variety of settings serving children, adolescents, as well as adults. Such settings include outpatient clinics, residential treatment programs, inpatient mental health, emergency services in the ER conducting level of care evaluations, and school based services.

 

Over the years I have worked with and gained experience with many diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders. My approach to working with clients is best described as eclectic and I draw from various techniques that best fit the client in their unique experience. I believe in meeting each client where they are at. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental safe, and therapeutic environment for each client to feel free to express themselves.

 
 
Shelley Ashton-Briggs, LMHC, LPC Owner

Courtney Jacobson​, Office Manager