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Our Providers

My therapeutic approach uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychoeducation. I have experience and extensive training in helping women struggling with infertility, medically complicated pregnancies, postpartum mood and physical complications as well as parenting challenges. I offer a supportive and empathetic perspective so the individuals I work with feel safe to share and heal in a non-judgmental environment.

In maternal mental health, it takes a highly skilled clinician to decipher the differences in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and fully address the root cause of the emotional distress. I believe when a parent is suffering, the whole family does also. I am committed to help families heal through addressing the mental health needs of women. You are not alone, you are not to blame and with help, you will be well.

Lauren Harris, LMHC, PMH-C
Owner, Licensed Clinician
Services Offered: Individual therapy, Family therapy

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Lynn has been working in the counseling field since 1996. She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College. Lynn has worked in many areas within the field of counseling.

Lynn has extensive experience counseling women who are experiencing crisis or unplanned pregnancies. Understanding this can be a confusing and lonely time, Lynn is able to support women by exploring their options around the pregnancy. Her personal philosophy of counseling begins with rapport building and a willingness to enter into an individual’s experience alongside them.

Lynn believes in a holistic approach that takes into consideration the whole person- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. She considers counseling as a pathway for growth and healing. It is an opportunity for the client to explore his or her own thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. By building a healthy, therapeutic relationship, Lynn can guide the client in discovering more about themselves, their beliefs, and their patterns of behavior. Lynn also helps provide a setting that encourages the client in establishing a new, healthy pattern of behavior.

Lynn Vreeland, M.Ed, LMHC
Licensed Clinician
Services Offered: Individual Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy

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Becoming a parent is a life changing transition, not without its challenges. Heathers’ therapeutic approach is collaborative, solution-focused and person-centered. She has completed clinical training and certifications in mindfulness, trauma-informed treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for perinatal emotional complications. Additionally, she has experience in treating clients with infertility, pregnancy loss and undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She believes in providing a compassionate, supportive, therapeutic experience in order to help her clients on the path to being well.

Heather Toum, M.Ed, LMHC
Licensed Clinician
Services Offered: Individual Therapy

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Working from a holistic perspective, along with the client, Samantha seeks to review all the areas of a client’s background to help form the best direction for therapy. She works with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families, in a collaborative and compassionate manner. Her key areas of interest include alternative family structure, sexuality, grief, and trauma. Samantha works from a family systems perspective that is strongly informed by feminist theory and cultural humility. Her goal is to form a synergistic relationship with clients to help them raise their self-esteem, recognize their strengths, and create positive goals. In addition to clinical training as a therapist, she spent over ten years working as a birth and postpartum doula and childbirth education which gives her a unique background for working with families around perinatal transitions and experiences.

Samantha Armer MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinician

Services Offered: Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

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Sarah holds an MSW from Springfield College School of Social Work, with an undergraduate focus on women’s studies & health and aging. She has been working in the counseling field since 2007 in a variety of areas and settings with varied populations.


Sarah’s focus is ensuring everyone feels welcomed, supported, understood and that they are in a validating and safe space. She utilizes a strengths perspective and solutions focused model and takes a combined and collaborative approach to building rapport. This supports the comfort in developing skills, new patterns of behavior and success in achieving their goals.

Sarah Peterson, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinician

Services Offered: Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

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Hannah has several years of experience as a registered nurse in the women's health setting and is an IBCLC certified lactation consultant. She completed her nurse practitioner clinical training at the Women's Behavioral Center at Women and Infants Hospital. 

 

Hannah has a background working with pregnant and postpartum clients, infertility and pregnancy loss, PMDD and the perimenopause/menopause transition as well as experience working with LGBTQ+ families. She provides individualized medication management for clients over the course of these lifespan events in addition to supportive counseling and relevant psycho-education.

Hannah Slavitt PMHNP-BC, IBCLC
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Services Offered: Medication Management,

Supportive Counseling

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Emilie is a PPD/PPA survivor and her passion is to be of help to other women who are struggling. As the administrative assistant, she offers a kind, compassionate voice and will be able to assist you with hope and positivity. With a background in hospitality, event management and sales, her career path is deeply rooted in service to others. Emilie is a graduate of Westfield State University and mom to a little boy who lights up her life.
 

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise."

Emilie Gajda
Administrative Assistant

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