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 Joyce Dolberg Rowe M.Ed., LMHC, Executive and Clinical Director for The Door is Open Counseling Center is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor professional, coach, speaker, and author. A two-term Past President and current member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, she is former Director of Continuing Education for the Massachusetts Hypnosis Society.

Because Joyce considers herself an ‘intuitive’ person and counselor, she takes a holistic and behavioral approach to lifestyle medicine both professionally and personally. Living a balanced lifestyle, developing inner strength and resilience, receiving proper psycho-education, and learning to change the way that one thinks is part of a comprehensive program of self-healing: mentally, physically, and emotionally. This is the heart of what Joyce Dolberg Rowe brings to her work: a balance of coaching and counseling approaches, personal growth and wellness models, and healthy relationship systems to her direct work with clients, team members, and to supervision of interns and trainees. She believes that we can change are our behavior; our behavior is NOT who we are.

Mother of two grown children and grandmother to one baby girl, 30 year partner of Brad Rowe, and a resident of Hull, and Middleboro, MA, she embraces life with her extended family, which includes tea cup Maltese, Seraphina (featured on our Meet the Team page), parrots Dolly, Pretty Boy, and Darryl, and her miniature horse family.



 Sabbath T. Clarke-Dolberg, Director of Operations, is the daughter of the Clinical Director. She attended Columbia University in New York City earning a BA in 1994. The focus of her studies was history, diversity, and business.  Returning to Boston upon graduation she worked in non-profit community organizing, corporate banking, and then ten years as Director of Operations, Finance and Administration Management for a multimillion dollar company.  Her experience in the business realm, and her keen and well-developed organizational skills, (as well as growing up in a therapeutic environment), make her the perfect person to manage the operations of a fast growing startup company; The Door is Open Counseling Center LLC.




Bilun Ozbilen M.ED, CAGS has a masters degree in psychological studies and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in counseling psychology. Her clinical background includes In-home Therapy, outpatient counseling, and work with detoxification and substance abuse treatment.

Bea has experience treating individuals of all ages with advanced expertise addressing issues of families who are in need of strengthening, structure and support. While she is versed in many psychotherapeutic approaches, she especially appreciates and works with CBT.

In her free time Bea loves spending time with her family!



Bonnie Ryle, M.ED, is a licensed school guidance counselor returning back to school to get her license in Mental Health Counseling, specializing in trauma. Bonnie has extensive global experience, and immigration training, and cultural appreciation.

For more than a decade, Bonnie has worked internationally and locally at various academic institutions as an international educator and advocate, counseling students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Bonnie loves working with all age groups from children to adults. In her advanced graduate training, Bonnie has focused on CBT, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and humanistic therapy. She
believes in meeting people where they are and that everyone has the ability to thrive.

With a big breath that fills your belly, try a few of Bonnie's favorite mantras before you start your day or when you are stressed. Repeat three times. We bet you will feel much better!

"Stop beating myself up. I am a work in progress. I will get there."

"I am not stuck. Life changes every single moment, and so can I."

"I accept myself just as I am."

"I am beautiful. I am enough. I am blessed."

"I am strong. I can do this."

"I have the knowledge to make smart decisions for myself today."

"My success is inevitable."

"I am thankful."

"I am safe."

"Let it go."

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung

"I can and I will."


Charisma Henderson, LMHC, ATR, is a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist. She received her Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies specializing in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. This means Charisma is just as comfortable talking as she is utilizing various art techniques to explore issues and concerns brought into session! She has experience conducting individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults addressing issues including anger management, stress management, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, social skills, emotional regulation, goal setting, self-esteem, acceptance, and boundary setting.

Charisma enjoys working with emotionally and behaviorally challenging children and adolescents presenting with oppositional and trauma reactive behaviors, emotional dysregulation, poor social and coping skills, anxiety, irritability, and more. She cut her teeth in this field working with 13-18 year old girls in a residential setting. She has also worked with younger children in individual and therapeutic after school settings.

Charisma believes in meeting you where you are. She is client centered and strength focused. She loves working with people and helping them on their journey. Charisma respects that change is hard and challenging work, but well worth it. She approaches her work with sensitivity, compassion, and when appropriate, a sense of humor.

She loves utilizing art therapy and has witnessed even the most reticent clients benefit from it. Scribbling markers, smearing paint, ripping up paper, all therapeutic and all elements of art. Charisma has even taught knitting as a way of mediation and anxiety and stress management. While she offers a variety of approaches she will always respect your comfort level and let you take the




Danielle Looney, graduate student intern, received a Bachelor of Art in communication studies from Northeastern University and is completing her Master of Education in mental health counseling at Bridgewater State University.

After spending over ten years in human resources as an advisor to business leaders, she wants to work more personally with individuals, families and couples in achieving their goals.

She believes in a person-centered, compassionate approach.

In her spare time Danielle enjoys local hikes with her dog, salsa dancing and traveling.



Dianna Banks, LICSW subscribes to the importance of an all-inclusive clinical approach which highlights CBT, DBT, and traditional psychotherapy. Her diverse clinical experience includes individual and group therapy with adults and adolescents, mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, PTSD and trauma, divorce, relationship/marriage and family health and functioning, chronic mental illness and developmental disabilities, as well as psychotherapy and skill building groups focusing on conflict resolution, self esteem building, grief, mindfulness, self forgiveness and assertiveness training.

She believes anyone who truly wants to has the ability to heal and grow and has a passion to be part of that process, to help people gain better understanding of themselves, enrich their belief system and perspective, and learn more healthy and effective ways of communicating and coping with the spectrum of day to day stress to deeply rooted issues. She recognizes the strength and courage it takes to ask for and accept help and therefore carries the professional mission to foster personal strengths while building upon coping mechanisms.

She believes it is a privilege to hear someone’s story and be trusted to sit with their pain and has the ability to connect with folks from the beginning, which can increase motivation to commit to therapy and ultimately themselves.

In her personal life, Dianna is the proud mother of twins and also enjoys running, photography and writing.




Donna Doody, LMHC, LMFT has been working in the South Shore area since 1994. She received her BA degree in Social Work and her Masters Degree in Family Counseling from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Donna has worked at the Department. of Children and Family Services and South Shore Women’s Center, and is a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Her work is focused on helping couples and individuals to establish improved communication, and increased satisfaction through a solution-oriented, supportive, interactive and spiritual approach. She has worked with adolescents, couples and groups addressing: depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, codependency, trauma/abuse/recovery/divorce issues/addictions, and personal growth.

Donna believes that emotional and spiritual maturities are essential to being a healthy person and knowing and understanding ourselves is essential to loving and caring for ourselves, “You shall love thy neighbor as yourself”.




3 Emily Salkovitz, is a Masters Level Mental Health Clinician. She graduated from San Diego State University, in 2015, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. In 2017, Emily graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She is very interested in the strengthening of one's identity, both mind and body, using empathy and the relational connection present in the therapy room. Emily utilizes a Humanistic Approach, while integrating aspects from both Relational and Narrative Therapeutic Approaches. She believes that empathy is essential in the creation of connection and the facilitation of change. Therefore, before an individual can gain insight into their way of interacting in the world, they must feel empathized with and genuinely understood.

She also highly values the integration of mindfulness into her therapeutic work because of her positive regard for the connection of our minds, our bodies, and other human beings. She works with individuals from a holistic perspective, taking the previously mentioned connections into account. Each individual is unique and deserves to be treated as such. We are very complex beings, with many aspects impacting our selves, our identities, and our mental states of being.




Eric Converse, graduate student intern, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2011, where he is also completing his Master of Education in mental health counseling. With 6 additional years in human services as a direct care counselor and mental health case manager, Eric has experience helping people set new goals based on their values. Eric has a non-judgmental, person-centered, and solution focused approach to counseling. He deeply values providing a safe space for people to express themselves openly to gain deeper self-awareness and psychological tools to become more resilient and thrive.

During his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with girlfriend, friends, and family. He is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan often attending games or playing hockey. Eric also collects and plays retro video games, listens to jazz and classic rock, and wants to travel to Hawaii again as soon as humanly possible.




Iman Hanafi is a bilingual (English and Arabic) mental health clinician with a Master's in Psychoanalysis from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Ain Shams University in Egypt. She worked as a stress management counselor for a cardiology clinic where she engaged a combination of CBT and psychodynamically informed relaxation strategies to help patients in the smoking cessation program quit smoking.

Iman's clinical experience includes working with addictions, adolescent and parenting issues with a focus on the difficulties adolescents face in reaching their goals and how parents can remain engaged in their children's lives. She saw clients whose ages ranged from 12 to 73 years old. Iman finds the inspiration to help her clients live more meaningful lives and improve their confidence in one of her favorite quotes: "You think you are but a little comet, but the great cosmos lies in you" (A. Abutalib).

In her spare time, Iman enjoys traveling, doing photography, baking, making paper crafts to relief stress and learning new things in general.



Jamiere Leslie received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Houghton College and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College.


Jamiere believes that all of our lives are stories and we are shaped each and every day by these stories. When stories become distorted they can change our way of thinking and harm us. Jamiere's goal is to help rewrite these stories, so clients can write a better future for themselves.


Jamiere loves to work with children, adolescents and young adults, as these are the ages when these stories begin to cement what someone's future may look like. Jamiere is passionate about helping people and as a therapist strives to "Be the person someone needed when they were young."


When not in the office Jamiere enjoys, reading, writing, spending hours at the beach or catching up with friends.




Jayne Busa M.Ed. recently graduated from Cambridge College with her Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling with an interest in addictions. Jayne became passionate about mental health while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She came to the realization that many people involved in the justice system struggle with mental illness and they never receive the help they need.

Her work experience consists of community based therapy, school based counseling, in home therapy and child welfare.

Outside of work, Jayne enjoys running and practicing yoga. She is an animal lover and likes spending time with family and friends.

Jayne is a strong believer in hope and believes anyone has the ability to change and grow. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”



Kassandra Berry, LMFT, received her Bachelors in Psychology from Bucknell University and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. After graduate school she moved to Boston’s South Shore area and has been providing individual, family and couples counseling in office based, school and community settings since 2009.

Kassandra's specialties include working with clients with issues pertaining to depression, anxiety, grief and identity development. She aims to empower those she works with and utilizes a client-centered approach infused with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy modalities.

In her spare time, Kassandra enjoys training for marathons and coaching other marathon hopefuls. Marathon training has taught her that the human body is stronger than one can possibly imagine. It is this strength and resiliency of the human condition that fills Kass with confidence that no matter where your starting point personal growth, change and progress is out there. Also, Kassandra enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her daughter.




Kathy Hofmann, a graduate level intern, graduated from North Adams State College with BA in English Literature and University of Massachusetts Boston with a teaching degree. After a 10 year career in healthcare management, Kathy taught Math and Science and English in grades 4-12.Deciding she wanted a more personal level of interaction with her students, Kathy left education and is perusing her Masters in Mental Health Counseling.

Kathy has a person centered, solution focused approach. Leisure time pursuits include knitting, reading and traveling with her family. Kathy also has two dogs which she hopes will become a part of her practice someday.



Lisa Wallace, M. Ed., has a Bachelor’s in Business Management, and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Lisa wears many hats here at the Door is Open, acting as New-hire Coordinator, Outpatient Clinician, and Care Manager at our IOP A Safe Place for Women to Heal.

Lisa enjoys working with all age spans, in both long and short term therapy. She believes in meeting the client where they are, tailoring her role to best suit the client's unique individualized needs. Lisa believes that insight and self-awareness are the most powerful catalysts for change, and that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth.



Leroy Adams, LMHC has multiple master’s degrees: mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, and divinity. He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2003 and particularly enjoys and has expertise in working with couples, families, and individuals with varied behavioral health issues. This being said, Leroy has also worked as substance abuse counselor for  8+ years.  Additionally, he counsels children 10 and up and adults.


Mr. Adams received a Masters of Arts in Counseling from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Leroy has a dual degree in both licensed professional counseling and marriage and family counseling. He thus places a high importance on building strong families. He also graduated from Gordon Conwell in Hamilton, MA with a Master of Divinity.


While providing traditional psychotherapy and behavioral specialties, only if a client so desires, Leroy has the ability to bring pastoral counseling and the benefits of spirituality into in mental health treatment.


Leroy follows an eclectic approach to mental health counseling which means it is his goal ‘to meet you where you are’.  Some of his favorite approaches are: humanistic, rational emotive, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy),  DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and solution focused.


Leroy lives in Boston.




Madeline Stewart is a graduate student intern working towards her Masters in Counseling through Northwestern University's online program. She considers herself an optimistic, humanistic realist. She holds the belief that, while life can be messy and difficult to navigate, most of us are simply doing the best we can with what we've been given, and sometimes we need a little help along the way.

Madeline's approach is psychodynamic, holistic, and client-centered. She believes that people can often discover their own answers by looking inward and into the past. She values the connection between the mind and body, and promotes the practice of mindfulness by helping clients learn to tune in and listen. Madeline works alongside individuals in determining and reaching their personal goals for change.

At home, Madeline spends her free time playing with her son, exploring the outdoors, practicing yoga and meditation, having friends over for dinner, and occasionally writing and painting.




Marley Hassler MSW, LICSW is a social worker, and program director of A Safe place for Women to Heal; a women only intensive outpatient program located at The Door is Open Counseling and Holistic Health Center in Hull and Quincy.

Marley specializes in women's wellness and recovery and has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings since 2007. She believes in the power of women helping women heal and reinvent their lives after trauma.




Michelle LeBlanc, is a Masters level intern, working on completing her Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling at Bridgewater State University. Her background includes working with adolescents in residential treatment, providing care for children with developmental disabilities, and providing crisis counseling to those impacted by sexual assault.

Michelle operates from a person-centered approach and believes everyone is equipped with the tools to enact change on their lives. Michelle aims to create a safe environment to allow the client the space to explore their journeys. In her spare time Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her rescue pup!




Molly Mckitrick, MSW, LCSW. Molly became the Assistant Program Director for A Safe Place for Women to Heal in July 2017. Molly obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston University. Since graduating, Molly has worked in a partial hospital program, as an in-home therapist for adolescents and as a mental health clinician for incarcerated individuals. Her passion lies in group therapy with adults with addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Molly believes that the mutual aid and shared experience within a group therapy setting is a crucial and beautiful aspect of the healing process. Molly enjoys running groups on relationships, communication styles and building self-worth.



Nancy A. Salerno, LICSW holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons Graduate School of Social Work. Nancy is the Program Director of the CBHI / Home Based Team and also provides home based therapy to some of the families in the program. Nancy has extensive experience working with children and families, as well as overseeing home based clinical teams. Nancy also has extensive experience working with developmentally challenged children and adults. Nancy strives to assist parents in being the best parents they can be while having open and honest communication with their children.

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and training for different types of endurance challenges, such as half marathons or triathlons. Nancy enjoys embarking on new physical and emotional adventures in order to expand her health and spiritual well being.


Nik Protasenia is a New Jersey native living in the Boston area. He graduated from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, NJ with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2007. He came to Boston, MA in September 2009 to attend Boston University’s Counseling program with a specialization in sport psychology. He concluded his formal education by obtaining his CAGS in mental health counseling from Cambridge College in May 2014.

Since he arrived in Boston, Nik has been working with dozens of inner city youth and families. He started out working as a direct care worker for the largest human services agency in the state before moving on as an intensive care coordinator for the same organization. He is looking forward to working with adults between the ages on 18 through the geriatric age range. In fact, Nik specialized in geriatric counseling at Cambridge College, and he would like to pursue his specialty at Door Is Open Counseling Center.

Nik likes to incorporate CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and narrative therapy as treatment options for clients. Nik has worked with a variety of issues such as anger management, difficult life transitions, stress management, depression, anxiety, PTSD, building healthy relationships, and health psychology issues.

Nik enjoys athletic endeavors very much, and he enjoys incorporating action therapy as a modality of treatment. Nik is an avid hockey player, and he even tried out for several professional teams before pursuing his career as a counselor. He really values the healthy mind-body connection. Nik is a sport psychology consultant, and he looks forward to working with individual athletes, sports teams, and high performers.



Paula McCree, MS Nutrition, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200, Reiki Level 1. A fitness enthusiast since college when she first discovered the benefits of regular exercise to her own health and well-being and a yoga practitioner for the past 10 years, Paula brings a mindful approach to teaching yoga that begins with body awareness and respect for and acceptance of the body you have been given.  Her programs offer a mix of Hatha yoga based styles and mindful meditation to facilitate the connection of the mind, body, and spirit.  By keeping it simple, honest, and relatable to everyday experience, her gentle approach makes the practice accessible and provides a welcome oasis for students of all types to find their own personal way to take better care of themselves and be their truest and best self.    


A Big Sister Program volunteer since 1999, some of her other interests include tennis, running, hiking, travel, and music




Rachel Follis, MA, NCC, is a master’s level clinician who recently relocated to Massachusetts from Chicago, IL. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa and her Master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Governors State University.

Rachel’s graduate training specialized in structural family therapy, emotionally focused therapy, the Gottman method as well as play therapy and other creative interventions. Rachel has clinical experience working with individuals of all ages, couples and families as well as group facilitation.

As part of her training, Rachel has worked internationally with children and families in both Europe and Southeast Asia.

Rachel works as an IHT for the CBHI program and strives to assist parents in implementing structure in the home while having fun with their children and speaking their language through play and creative outlets. In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, staying active outdoors, and exploring her new home on the east coast!



Show Liu holds a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge College with concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Before coming to The Door is Open Counseling Center, she gained significant experience as a clinical intern at The Home for Little Wanderers Roxbury House, where she specialized with traumatized adolescents (particularly boys) and patients with traumatic brain injuries. In addition, she has practiced in-home therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, both in Taiwan and America. Her treatment modalities include solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interview, person-centered therapy and others.

Show is friendly, open-minded, supportive, and believes there are many paths to a happy life.

Prior to her counseling career, Show was in the business field for 5 years as a financial secretary. In her personal time, Show volunteers at an animal shelter to express love for animals and has broad interests in traveling, spirituality, self-healing, yoga, belly dancing, classical music, and Broadway musicals. Show grew up in Taiwan, has studied in Boston for 2 years and Arizona for 3 years. She speaks Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, a little Korean and C++.




Venulda Veiga earned her bachelor degree in Psychology from Boston University, and was awarded her Masters degree in Counseling from Cambridge College. She is currently enrolled in a CAGS program at the Cambridge College.

Venulda’s areas of special training and expertise include addiction and trauma. She is also certified in Assessment and Treatment of Couples by Boston University.

Ms Veiga has worked as an intern at the Crisis Stabilization Unit at South Shore Mental Health and as a mental health clinician in her home land.

She is fluent in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole and her cross cultural awareness skills can be an asset in the treatment of clients from different backgrounds.

Venulda’s approach to mental health counseling is based upon nonjudgmental person-centered perspectives. She believes that each person holds the key to his/her happiness and has the power to change his/her life for better. As a therapist her greatest incentive is to be able to assist the clients in discovering ways to change their lives while providing a supportive environment and a warm therapeutic relationship.



Seraphina, a teacup Maltese, was born May 24, 2012. She joined our team as a therapy dog on August 11, 2012 and has been greeting clients, sitting on laps, licking tears and creating laughter ever since. An award winner of the "AWWWW FACTOR", she brings thousands of years of inbred, highly-rated companionship to her work with The Door is Open. While according to Lucy and Charlie Brown, puppy kisses should be 5 cents, Seraphina gives freely of her gift of love.




Toto comes to us from the merry ol' land of Oz, she is a mix of skittish terrier and stardust. She is generally found accompanying Show Liu.



  We look forward to walking beside you in your journey to achieving your goals.





"When you have the vision to imagine your potential,

and the strong desire to make change a reality,

your very next step is gathering the courage to walk

through the doorway and ask for help. We are here."


Joyce Dolberg Rowe LMHC, Clinical Director










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