Brian Cormier, LMHC


Brian is a Licenced Mental Health Counselor who received his BA in Psychology from Westfield State and his MA from Bridgewater State University. He has been working in behavioral health
on the South Shore for the past 8 years. Brian’s primary position is as a Crisis Clinician,
engaging with children, adolescents and adults with a wide array of issues including depression,
anxiety, substance abuse and severe mental illness in order to create safety plans and
determine appropriate care plans. Brian’s experience also includes outpatient work with
adolescents and adults in individual and group settings as well as an employment specialist
helping clients develop a resume and interview skills. He believes in a Solution Focused
approach and always tries to find strengths and positive traits to draw from in order to reach
goals. Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family, running and watching football


Phil Allessi,

M.Ed, CAGS,LMHC

Philip received his BA in psychology at the University of Connecticut and his Masters in mental health counseling and his CAGS in school psychology from Rhode Island College. Philip is a nationally certified school psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor. Philip has over a decade of experience working with adults and child with mental health concerns and learning disabilities, in both out-patient and in-patient settings. He also has experience assessing and treating individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functioning deficits. Philip offers individual counseling, assessment and parent education seminars at Norfolk Counseling Services. Philip is a member of the faculty at Rhode Island College in the Educational Leadership and School Psychology department, where he teaches courses in child psychopathology and group counseling. Philip is also a site supervisor for CAGS and doctoral level school psychology students at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Patrick Sweeney, M.Ed, CAGS,  LMHC

Patrick received his Masters in Education and CAGS in School Psychology from University of Massachusetts.  Patrick is a School Psychologist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing for over 20 years.  Patrick's experience ranges from working with children and adults with severe mental illness,learning disabilities, Autism spectrum, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.   In addition to the practice, Patrick is also a provider at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics offering therepeutic services to patients on an outpatient basis. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys running, and attending multiple sporting events.



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Elizabeth Petillo, LMHC


Liz received her Master’s Degree in Forensic and Counseling Psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and is currently a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. She has been in the counseling field for over 7 years and her clinical experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults,  and families who have impacted by trauma and  various mental health concerns.  Liz has worked  in a variety of settings,  including  schools, residential treatment centers, acute levels of care, and outpatient treatment settings. Liz utilizes an individualized based approach that incorporates aspects of the ARC framework, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness along with other evidence-based interventions.  In addition to working at Norfolk Counseling Services, Liz is a school based clinician and is a troupe member of JRI's trauma intervention, Trauma Drama, a program that utilizes theater and improvisational techniques to increase regulation skills, self-esteem, and trauma processing/integration in adolescents with complex trauma.






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April Leman, LICSW


April  is a seasoned professional with the ability to build strong relationships with her clients and the community. She has been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Since 2002 and working in the field since 1992.  April has worked extensively as an outreach therapist in both urban and suburban communities with diverse populations, including youth and families, chronically mentally ill, and perpetrators and survivors of trauma and abuse.   In addition to working at Norfolk Counseling Services, April currently serves as a School Adjustment Counselor in an elementary school, providing individual and group counseling, parent education, and behavioral interventions on a daily basis to support children's mental health in school.  Her knowledge of school systems, Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) and the 504 process is extensive and invaluable in supporting parents through the educational system.   
April utilizes a solution focused, collaborative approach with each client based on his/her individualized needs.  She is passionate about supporting people in taking the necessary steps to create the lives they truly want and deserve by recognizing and tapping into their potential within.  Clients who are looking for straight-forward, no-nonsense, practical and applicable strategies to elevate their lives will definitely not be disappointed.


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Kristen Owens, LMHC


Kristen received her BS in Psychology from University of Texas Arlington, master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern with a focus on Child and Family therapy, attended Boston University for a post grad certification in Trauma Counseling. Kristen is currently a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) Kristen has worked in various mental health setting during her 11 years in the field; partial hospital program, in home family counseling, residential counseling, crisis clinician, outpatient therapy and school-based counseling.  Kristen’s clinical focus is client specific but tends to draw from person centered, solution focused, social emotional, mindfulness and other evidence-based practices.  In addition to working at Norfolk counseling Services Kristen is a school-based therapist, crisis clinician and founder of a Nonprofit focused on social emotional learning.  In Kristens free time she enjoys going for walks with her dogs, teaching yoga, and trying new forms of art and expression.

Alyssa Todd, LICSW


Alyssa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with 10 years of clinical experience. She graduated cum laude from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. Alyssa then received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and has a Specialization in Children and Families. She worked in New York City as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist in Early Intervention (EI). Upon returning to New England, she worked at a community-based agency in Rhode Island for close to 6 years. While conducting thorough assessments of children and adolescents with special healthcare needs, she helped families access a wide range of programs and services. Alyssa uses a strength-based perspective in her work and tailors her interventions to the specific needs of each client. She has expertise in developmental disorders, depression, anxiety, early trauma, play/art therapy, CBT, relationship challenges, attachment issues, life stressors and evidence-based interventions. 
 

Amber Wicelinski, LICSW


Amber is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston College with a specialization in Children, Youth and Families. She graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University with a BA degree in Psychology. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, in-home and outpatient.  Amber has experience in assessing, treatment planning, crisis management, parent education and the IEP/504 process in schools.  She uses a variety of evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based and Play Therapy to meet the needs of her clients.  Amber enjoys exploring nature on walks with her dog, Ruby.