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My practice specializes in treating individuals and families who struggle with mental health issues, autism, and/or problem behavior. Being the only clinician in Canton, MA that is both a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed applied behavior analyst gives me a unique and intensively trained approach to challenges.

I take a blended therapeutic approach and individualize treatment based on a client's personal needs, strengths, and goals. My professional journey is deeply rooted in a commitment to fostering healing and resilience in the lives of individuals facing emotional challenges. I have worked for over 15 years with children, adolescents, teens, and adults who feel overwhelmed with worry, stress, and trauma. Their progress and bravery has inspired me to narrow my focus to deliver the highest quality care with empathy and thoughtfulness. My focus has been dialectical behavior therapy, treating anxiety with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, helping clients find a life worth living beyond their depression, combining behavioral interventions with cognitive strategies, and helping clients take control of their lives by actively making changes. Our past experiences contribute to who we are today but do not have to control our future.   I have special interests in autism, non-suicidal self injury, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, behavior analysis, providing training to others in the field, and participating in thought leadership opportunities. I have worked in residential settings, partial hospitals, out-patient clinics, and case consultation with other professionals. I possess a Master's Degree in mental health counseling and also Graduate Certificates in forensic services and Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified Professional in Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Association for Behavior Analysis International Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association American Group Psychotherapy Association  

Professional Literature

Using Applied Behavior Analysis to Treat Behaviors Typically Associated with Major Mental Illness (2017): Maryellen Newman, LMHC, BCBA, LABA, Karen Stufflebeam Psy.D., and Joseph Tacosik, MA, BCBA, LABA  


Damage of Separating Families-The psychological effects on children-Psychology Today Your Loved One is Suffering With PTSD, You Can Help Them by Welcoming and Normalizing Conversations About the Illness-Thriveworks