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Pathways To Wellness Associates, LLC
Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Services 

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.


Darcy Woods, LMHC

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University in 2005, and obtained licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in 2010. I have provided counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in outpatient settings, DYS and DCF residential treatment programs, and private practice. I have experience working with a wide variety of clinical concerns including anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, and parent/child relationship stress. I enjoy working to help guide people to help them identify their strengths, coping tools, and resiliency that they already have within to facilitate change they are seeking.  My approach is varied, and I enjoy using and teaching CBT and DBT techniques. 


Jennifer Bruinsma, LMHC


I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College with concentrations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and also a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association. I have experience as a crisis clinician, an in-home therapist and in working with military families. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and families in order to support and help them overcome challenges, and guide them toward reaching their goals while providing a safe, therapeutic space for them. I have experience providing counseling services and decreasing symptoms for a wide variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, attachment disorders, adjustment disorders and all aspects of trauma. 


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.


Diana MacLaughlin, LMHC

Diana McLaughlin, LMHC graduated with her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University in 2002. She has extensive experience working with children, adults, facilitating groups, and family counseling. Diana has over 15 years of experiences working in various settings: specialized foster home programs, Family Stabilization, school settings, and mental health clinics. For the past five years she has worked in a school setting as a school adjustment counselor, working very closely with her students, parents, and outside providers in order to better support the students and family as a whole. She has knowledge and the skill set of working with a wide range of mental health diagnosis, such as Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In treatment, Diana focuses on assisting her clients in identifying their current obstacles in life, and by working together, developing goals and a course of treatment. 
Diana feels extremely honored to join the team at Pathways To Wellness and looks forward to assisting her clients in achieving their goals.


Colleen O'Shea, LMHC

I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. I started my career working at a DYS setting as a residential care worker and as a clinician. I wrote court evaluations and needed to be ready to respond to crisis intervention at a moment’s notice. I moved on to working in the school system about 15 years ago, and have worked in a variety of behavior programs for trauma reactive children, written assessments, and coordinated with community providers to help provide stabilization. I’ve also worked in the general education setting and helped put proactive strategies in place for students so that they could be more successful in school.


I like to consider my style to be able to find and work with strengths a person has and build them up using multi-modality treatment methods. Some of the clinical concerns I’ve worked with include ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma reactive, Asperger’s Syndrome and Developmental Delays. I use a variety of treatment methods like Systems Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Behavior Modification. Most of my work has centered on trauma issues that relate to the child and/or family – in most cases I work with both to ensure healing can begin to grow and be nourished.  


I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Social Work from Westfield State College. Most recently, I earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Special Education from Assumption College.


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.


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.



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.



Melinda Hillock

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Michelle Forni, LMHC


My greatest passion is connecting deeply with adults who are on the path to self-reflection/awareness and who are striving to not only evolve, but also make peace with themselves. Navigating vulnerability and complex emotions does not have to be a solo journey. Together, through the lens of  cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness, we will alleviate detrimental behavior patterns, learn tangible solutions to dilemmas, and build healthy relationships with yourself, others, and the world around you. My half decade of clinical experience has been focused on helping those suffering from a variety of issues, including addiction, anxiety, and depression, in a wide array of clinical settings that ranges from inpatient/outpatient-addiction treatment centers to private practice. I hope my years of expertise, as well as my warm and interactive approach, are a breath of fresh air to clients that will guide them towards insight and inner harmony.



Mindy Lawrence, MA, 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.


Haidee Machado, LCSW

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Courtney Jacobson​, Office Manager

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Pathways To Wellness Associates, LLC


116 Belmont Street

Suite 31 

Worcester, MA 01605



1161 Main Street 

2nd Floor (Entrance in Back) 

Holden, MA 01520


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