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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.




Amy E. O’Boyle, MSCJ, MSCP is a master’s level mental health clinician. She is passionate about helping others overcome challenges to reach their fullest potential. Amy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002, followed by a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University in 2004. After working within the criminal population in an investigative role for nearly ten years, she decided to switch career goals to further study the root causes of behavior and to therapeutically help individuals experiencing challenges in different areas of life. She then received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in 2014.

Amy has experience working with clients of all ages, including children and adolescents. She has worked within the early intervention system, and is knowledgeable about children and families of children with special needs and developmental delays; including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorders. She also has extensive experience working with individuals facing issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, emotional regulation, among other health psychology issues.

Being Reiki Level II certified, Amy subscribes to a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. She is person-centered and strength-focused, and willing to meet you where you are in life. She has often told clients that she is simply their ‘tour guide’ to help them along on their journey to optimal health and wellness. Overcoming obstacles to create personal change is challenging, and this clinician utilizes a nonjudgmental, compassionate and warm, sensitive approach with all of her clients. 

Amy loves all animals—she volunteers at local animal shelters and is herself a rescue ‘mom’ to several handicapped pets. She enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, and being in nature—especially the beach!




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!



Cathleen Mallette, MA - Cathleen is a master’s level clinician who received her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse from Antioch University New England. Cathleen has worked with a wide range of clients from children to elderly adults. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and both inpatient and outpatient clinics.

She has helped clients in an array of areas including developing coping skills, anxiety, depression, building self-esteem, anger management, substance abuse, relationship counseling, and those with developmental disabilities.

She has experience working with children struggling with behavioral and emotional regulation as well as truancy, and is also interested in expanding her clinical work with couples counseling, and trauma and PTSD.

Cathleen has a client-centered approach and meets her clients where they are. She believes that therapy is about personal development and growth towards becoming “the best you, you can be”. Cathleen loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and supporting them along their journey of self-discovery.

In her personal life, Cathleen enjoys running, backpacking, and being outdoors.




Catherine Hamill, LMHC, received her Master’s degree in counseling psychology at Framingham State College. She has several years of experience working with adolescents in an acute inpatient setting and working in group homes with young adults age 18-22, and older adults with severe mental health issues.

Although she enjoys working with a variety of individuals, adolescents are her passion! She specializes in adolescents that struggle with depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is also very interested in helping clients who struggle with self harm find healthier alternatives.

In her extra time she enjoys dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, country line dancing), kickboxing, Zumba, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. She also loves watching football on Sundays and is an avid New England Patriot’s fan.



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 lead.




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”.




Erika Solloway, Masters Student Intern is a Florida native living in the Boston area while she completes her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Healthcare at the University of South Florida.

Erika’s person centered strength-based approach aligns with her belief that each person has within them the potential to make positive changes in their lives, as hard as it may seem at first. Her experience in the early intervention system has given her insight into the needs of families of children with special needs.

In her spare time, Erika enjoys her work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, taking her dog to the local dog park, and finding new favorite places to eat. She is excited to join the Door Is Open Counseling Center team, and hopes to leave a positive lasting impact.



Frederica Boso MS, NCC is a native New Yorker with a Masters Dual Specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Couples, Marital, and Family Therapy from Barry University in 2014. She is comfortable working with adults and children alike. Frederica believes in empowering her clients as she facilitates positive change in them. She incorporates person-centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and solution-focused techniques in her sessions. Frederica has significant experience in the addiction field. Frederica can quickly build rapport with patients to enable them to feel comfortable and empowered. Previously, Frederica worked as a clinician at Bournewood Hospital facilitating groups with adolescents and adults with dual diagnoses in mental health and substance abuse disorders in the Partial Hospitalization Program.

Additionally, Frederica worked at House of Hope in Fort Lauderdale, FL as an evening track therapist for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Frederica managed the evening program as well as provided individuals with dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders with psychoeducational and psychosocial rehabilitation groups and individual counseling. Frederica completed biopsychosocial assessments, individualized treatment plans, and referred clients to community resources, as needed. Frederica’s background in mental health counseling, substance abuse, trauma, and family counseling interventions has provided her with the skills to address your needs.



Jocelyn Baulier, LCSW, earned her Masters of Social Work with School Social Work Licensure from Simmons College after earning her undergraduate degree in English from Northeastern University. Using evidence based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jocelyn considers the systemic, familial, and individual concerns that inhibit a youth's healing, agency, and empowerment. Her areas of expertise include identity development, specializing in LGBTQ identity, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. In her experiences working with youth in a variety of settings including inpatient level of care, partial hospital programs, and group homes, Jocelyn has used art, music, writing, and sensory techniques for group, individual, and family therapy.

In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys volunteering, writing, reading, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and running. One of her favorite activities to relieve stress is donating platelets at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is excited to join the team of clinicians at The Door Is Open Counseling Center.




Justine Doucette, MFT has been working in mental health since 2015. She earned a Bachelors degree in English and Writing at Saint Joseph's College of Maine and a Masters of Science in Family and Marriage Therapy at Eastern Nazarene College. She is also a member of Psi Chi, International Honors Society of Psychology. Justine has experience with trauma, couples, survivors of domestic abuse, substance use disorders, families, depression, anxiety, women's and LGBTQIA+ issues. Justine uses empowerment, strengths based approaches, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Justine also has years of childcare experience. She believes everyone is the expert of their own lives and supports you along the way.

Justine has a pet Shih Tzu and enjoys spending time with family and friends.




Kara DeBlois, LICSW, Reiki Level II, received her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from Boston College. Having fallen in love with the Boston and the South Shore area, since 2009, she has been providing individual, group and family treatment to adult and adolescent clients in community based and hospital settings. In 2013, she became the Program Director of the Adolescent and Adult Partial Hospital Programs at Pembroke Hospital.

Kara's specialties include working with adolescents and transitional aged clients with issues pertaining to depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress, mood disorders, truancy and self-injurious behavior. Kara aims to empower those she works with and utilizes a strengths-based approach and techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused treatment modalities. She strives to help clients use their innate abilities and resources to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

Kara enjoys providing clinical supervision to social work interns and newer clinicians and has done so for several years. She also enjoys speaking endeavors and collaborating with other professionals in the community who share her passion for helping people reach their full potential.

In her spare time, Kara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Cooper. She frequently travels to Florida, enjoys spending time at the beach, reading, traveling and writing.



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.




Kellie Harvey, LMHC holds a masters degree in mental health counseling from Boston College. She is both a group facilitator at our women's IOP- A Safe Place for Women to heal, and also provides individual counseling. She has extensive experience working with adults struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, alcohol/substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, and LGBTQ issues.


Kellie fully believes in a person's ability to change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can lead to a more productive and fulfilling lifestyle. She provides honest feedback to clients and engages in sessions.




Kristy Harrington, Masters Student Intern - Kristy joins us from Cambridge College where she is completing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy. Prior to joining The Door is Open, she was a counseling intern at The Salem Center for Therapy, Training and Research where she saw individuals, couples and families.

Kristy brings her calm, curious, open-minded and collaborative nature to counseling sessions. She strives to provide a safe space that is supportive, accepting and free from judgement. Using a client-centered, strengths-based, systems-oriented approach, Kristy connects with clients by meeting them where they are and working together to move towards healing and change.

In addition to her current work as a counselor, Kristy is also a sexuality & relationships educator, facilitating workshops with both youth and adults. Her career path was inspired, in part, by her experience as a crisis counselor and sexual violence prevention educator for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. She has also worked with school-age children and their families at a community after-school program and in a previous career, worked as a business manager for a global internet company. All of these experiences have informed her belief that people need to be heard and seen for exactly who they are at their core. The therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is one where this can happen, giving the client an opportunity to emerge as their most authentic self.

Kristy is a New Englander, born and raised in Massachusetts. She loves the changes in season – including winter! She is also an artist and is constantly inspired by her work and by the beauty of nature.



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.




Lisa King Chalukian, M.Ed/CAGS, is a Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She currently works within the Brockton Public Schools system while simultaneously completing her PsyD in School Psychology at William James College (aka MSPP) in Newton. Previously, Lisa was employed at the Revision Family Home in Dorchester, which serves young homeless families. She also collected data on a research project that helped to identify children at risk for social, behavior, and emotional problems. Her work at a residential school in Waltham provided opportunities to work with students with special needs and those identified with learning disabilities. Lastly, teaching a course about culture through the UMASS-Boston Urban Scholars helped Lisa to educate and mentor a diverse group of students from the inner city.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Lisa will be joining the Door is Open team as an intern and will participate in a variety of experiences to further develop her clinical skills. Lisa demonstrates a good background of knowledge, but brings a strong willingness and openness to learn and receive feedback from seasoned experts within the organization.

In her spare time, Lisa can be found spinning her heart out at SoulCycle, lifting weights, or engaging in a variety of outdoor sports. She also looks forward to traveling, especially, to her hometown (Barbados) during the December holiday season.



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.




Melissa Johnston is a person-centered, solution focused therapist. Working with individuals and groups of all ages and stages of life, uses various therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each struggle and each person individually. It is her goal to help people find their strengths and build their resiliency.

Melissa has experience working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression and teen mom/dad issues. Her other areas of focus include, but are not limited to: prolonged grief and loss, ADHD, peer relationships, adjustment issues and traumatic brain injury.

Offering a nonjudgmental environment to help you discover new insights and perspectives surrounding your unique situation may give you the opportunity to view your struggles through a different lens, while learning new positive coping skills will empower you to manage life’s challenges more effectively.



Monika Liborio-Walker is a master’s level intern in mental health counseling and marriage and family work. She is passionate about people and curious about life. Monika received her Law degree in Brazil from the Catholic University of Pernambuco in 2009.

Clinically, she takes an eclectic approach using client centered and humor therapies. Laughter is a most important part of her life!

As an Ambassador for the dementia awareness group, Purple Angel, she hosts a support group online for families and care givers of dementia patients.

Monika enjoys speaking and learning languages, and whenever possible uses music as one of the approaches with her clients. She took 10 years of classic piano classes.

She will graduating on the spring 2017 and will be awarded her master in Mental Health and Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Families.




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.




Rosalie Morris, Masters Level Intern comes to us from Cambridge College Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling with concentrations in Trauma and Addiction. Previous clinical experience involved both individual and group work focused in all areas of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Prior to studying mental health counseling, Rosalie was an original owner and founder of East Celebrity Elite Central, LLC., an all-star cheerleading and gymnastics program located in central Massachusetts. There she spent twenty-five years working with individuals throughout their life span from childhood through adulthood and she has vast insight into the complexities of a variety of family dynamics.

She is a firm believer in positive self-esteem and often mentored her students through difficult times. In addition, Ms. Morris taught self-image/self-esteem seminars.

Rosalie's person-centered strength-based approach aligns with her non-judgmental, supportive demeanor. Utilizing additional counseling techniques she believes that every individual is unique and it is important to work with each client in finding the technique(s) that works for them.




Show Liu is completing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy in May, 2017 at Cambridge College.

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++.




Tania Rivers, Student Intern. Tania is a Toronto native, and completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology from McMaster University. She has spent the last several years living and teaching abroad in South Korea and Germany, before recently moving to the Boston area. Tania is currently completing supervised hours towards earning her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Tania recognizes each person’s unique cultural influences; she values cultural competency, and celebrates diversity. She utilizes a client-centered approach by offering unconditional positive regard and a nonjudgmental, safe environment to achieve personal growth and self-awareness. She believes that counseling is a collaborative process that both client and clinician engage in.




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.



Whitney Siegel, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor who is passionate about understanding and helping others to the best of her ability. Whitney graduated from University of Connecticut Magna Cum Laude, and received her master’s from University of Hartford, where she specialized in training for working with children and adolescents. Whitney is comfortable working with a wide variety of populations and clinical presentations, and has experience with those ages 3-73 in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy.

With ten years in the field, Ms. Siegel has worked with a myriad of clinical disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, intellectual disabilities and learning disorders, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, and more. Additionally, she has experience working with clients regarding various life stressors, including academic underachievement, divorce, loss, chronic pain, parenting issues, low self-esteem, and anger.

Depending on the client’s needs and preferences, various theoretical orientations are incorporated into her treatment, including but not limited to CBT, art/narrative therapy, brief/solution-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, and play therapy.

Utilizing a strength-based approach that is enhanced by her hopeful and energized spirit, Whitney sees therapy as collaboration between herself and the client. Ms. Siegel is able to help clients and families organize their problems into achievable goals and looks forward to the journey ahead!

In her spare time, Whitney can be found running on the beach, whenever the weather permits! She also enjoys writing and has taken several comedy sketch writing classes to challenge herself creatively. Whitney’s family and friends are her first priority and will always make time to see the latest movie, try a new restaurant, or just catch up with a hot chocolate with her loved ones.




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."


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