Monica Patel,  Clinical Social Work Intern, Boston University School

of Social Work


​​​Breanne Schatzman,

LMHC



Bob is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker whose training includes individual and family therapy. His experience includes working with adolescents, adults, and immigrants, who are facing depression, anxiety, mental illness, grief, or trauma. When appropriate, Bob likes to use Internal Family Systems therapy as a resource. Bob earned his MSW degree at Boston University School of Social Work.

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Kristina Best Ramos, Director

Paul Baxter,President

Robert Morrison, LICSW

​​​​Breanne Schatzman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses a multicultural, health-centered approach to support clients through growth and change. She believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe space for individuals to explore patterns and the new possibilities that begin to emerge, and believes that collaboration, creativity, and curiosity are fundamental to self-empowerment as individuals strive to find their places in their communities. She is grounded in a social psychology perspective.

Her specialty areas include: attachment & trust, depression, self-acceptance, body image issues, relational issues, and major mental illness, as well as support for those who are simply feeling “stuck” and want a little guidance to create change in their lives.

Breanne earned her counseling degree at Suffolk University. Throughout her professional life she had worked in community clinics, in-home services, and private practice settings; treating adults from diverse backgrounds. Breanne is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

Shirley has extensive experience working in customer service in a variety of industries.  She is known for her excellent organizational skills and professional approach to administrative tasks.  She has volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations, including seven years at the AIDS Action Committee for many years.  

Volunteers

Ellen Neacy, Secretary


Ellen has extensive experience working as a Paralegal, a Legal Assistant, Investigator and Notary Public.  She has worked in the Corporate Legal Department of two Fortune 500 Companies.  She has contributed her expertise to several nonprofit organization over the past 20 years.

Yesenia MejiaDirector

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Deepjot is a graduate level student at Cambridge College, working towards eventual LMHC licensure.
She has additional experience working in a psychiatric inpatient hospital setting and is fluent in English and Hindi. 



Elizabeth Leto Fulton, M.A., is a fine art paintings conservator with a private business that serves private art collectors, museums and galleries, and academic institutions. She has business management skills, and a vast knowledge of the conservation (restoration and preservation), science and history of fine arts paintings. She has worked for major Boston and northeast fine arts institutions for 25 years, sharing this experience in the classroom through workshops and museum visits with students. She has taught remedial English workshops for non-English speakers and native English-speaking college students, and
she is fluent in Italian. She has also co-taught a full semester course on Italian Renaissance paintings for undergraduate and graduate students from Boston colleges and universities as a part-time adjunct lecturer
at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2004. She has served on the board for curriculum development for
the application and proposal for the Somerville Progressive Charter School in 2012. She has one son in
college, Asa Fulton, and has lived with her husband, Scott Fulton, in Somerville, MA for 25 years.

Shirley Eng, Office Coordinator
 (Volunteer)

Julie is a licensed independent

clinical social worker who has 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children,

as well as couples, families and groups; in schools, community

mental health clinics, and private practice.  Julie is trained in EMDR, Hypnotherapy and DBT Group Leadership.  She is also a 

Level II Reiki Jin Kei Do practitioner. 

Julie Catalano, LICSW

Director

Michelle Toliver,LMHC


Michelle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who approaches her work with clients from a trauma informed, strengths based, and person-centered perspective. She believes that counseling is a collaborative process and operates as a guide to help individuals learn about themselves and become the kind of person they want to be. 

Her specialty areas include: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, social issues, and personal development and goals. She believes strongly in the rights of every person to reach their full potential and welcomes clients of all ethnicities, religions, cultural experiences, and sexual/gender identities. She is LGBTQ+, kink aware and poly-friendly, and strives to provide an open, non-judgmental space for all of her clients.

Michelle earned her counseling degree from Northeastern University and has completed post-graduate training in the treatment of trauma from Simmons University. During her professional counseling career, she has developed a strong clinical foundation via working in non-profit agencies focusing on mental health and addiction treatment for adults.

Ann Marie Healey, Treasurer


Ann Marie holds a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Business Management and has 20+ years of experience including financial planning, accounting, organizational development and outreach, program development and fundraising.  She has extensive experience with start-up organizations.  

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Stacie Waldmann, LMHC


Stacie is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician with particular interest and expertise in working with children and adolescents.  Stacie provides both individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults.  

As the Founder and Owner of Body by Mirabella Day Spa, as well as Designs by Mirabella, Maria has extensive design, website development, advertising and marketing experience - in addition to a strong management and customer service background. Maria also works behind the scenes for Mirabella Magazine, a publication for the beauty industry.  


Maggie Yuan, Ed.D., LMHC


Maggie is a Licensed Mental Health

Counselor who helps clients focus on

"what's strong" rather than on "what's

wrong." She helps clients identify the personal

skills and strengths that enable them meet

difficult life challenges, and boost their

resilience to help them recover after setbacks.


In her practice, she applies principles and techniques

from  Play and Expressive Therapy, Acceptance

and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT,

and Positive Psychology.  She has worked in

outpatient, school- and community-based

settings. She holds a Masters and Doctorate

in Education from Harvard University, and

has published in the area of positive youth development. 

Deepjot Kaur,

Mental Health Counseling

​Graduate Intern

Clinical Team (by alphabetical order)

Yesenia Mejia (they/she) is a local artist and worker in healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston Area. They have experience providing direct service to immigrants who are victims of crimes, as well as people experiencing homelessness who may also have Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), behavioral health diagnoses, and complex health needs. Yesenia has acquired specialized community-oriented intervention skills and restorative frameworks from their professional, leadership, and volunteer roles. They are deeply interested in trans/gender-expansive mental health services and culturally informed care.


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Maria Mirabella, Social

Media Director

(Volunteer)



                                                                                                                                                                    






                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                      


Elizabeth Leto Fulton, M.A.

​Vice President

Gregory, or Greg Hilgeman (he/him/his),

is an advanced year Simmons University Social Work graduate student. Within

the past five years, he has experience working in inpatient, residential settings,

and now with the community, as well as online volunteering with RAINN (Rape,

Abuse, Incest National Network).

Greg studied music in Ohio, and is

very drawn to the arts.

Regiane Ferreira,  Clinical Social Work Intern,

Springfield College of Social Work