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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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Lauren Harris, LMHC, PMH-C

Leslie White, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C

Nurse Practitioner
Services Offered: Medication Management, Supportive Counseling


After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I completed a nursing
degree at New York University and worked as a labor and delivery and
NICU nurse for more than a decade.  Subsequently, I obtained a
master’s degree at Quinnipiac University and became board certified
as a family nurse practitioner. While working as a nurse practitioner in
obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University for many years, I
recognized the enormous need for the inclusion of mental health care
in women’s health and completed a post-master’s certification as a
psychiatric nurse practitioner at Frontier Nursing University. My
approach is deeply influenced and enhanced by my diverse educational
background and by my comprehensive knowledge and experience in
women’s health and mental health. My clinical practice style is warm,
highly personalized, and solution focused.
I offer psychotropic (medication) management and counseling as well
as alternatives to conventional medications as needed. I will work with
your existing therapist for medication support. I look forward to
meeting you and learning about your life experiences.

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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Samantha Armer MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinician

Services Offered: Individual Therapy

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.

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Megan Montgomery, LICSW
Licensed Clinician

Services Offered: Individual Therapy

Megan Montgomery is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York & Massachusetts who has spent her career working with parents and helping to build successful families. Her approach is holistic and person-centered.

She is Attachment and Trauma Focused and trained as a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. Through her work and own personal experiences growing her family she understands deeply the transition to parenthood, recognizes the importance of attachment in relationships, sees the uniqueness of every member of the family and has found herself connected deeply to a belief that we each need a place where our lived experience can be shared and where we can receive reliable support. Megan will be there for you and your family to help you find the support and resources that you need to thrive.

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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Amanda graduated from Syracuse University’s MSW program and is licensed in both New York and Massachusetts. Since becoming a social worker Amanda has worked in home based programs providing therapy to children and families, as a supportive grief counselor and in an intensive outpatient mental health clinic for adults. Amanda additionally carries a certification in perinatal mental health (PMH-C).

Each person’s experience is important and unique. While practicing, Amanda pulls from strengths-based theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to create a unique approach for each person she works with. She recognizes that counseling is a journey and she truly enjoys walking alongside those she works with.

Amanda Love, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Clinician

Services Offered: Individual Counseling

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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