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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. 

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.

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John Helliman, LICSW


John is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker who received their Master’s in Social Work from Boston College with a specialization in Mental Health. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. John has worked experience doing both individual and family therapy for children 7 to 21. His focus over the last 5 years has been with the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, C.B.H.I in the Worcester and Attleboro areas as an In-Home Therapist. John’s strengths are in clinical assessment, treatment planning, crisis management, parent education and the IEP/504 process in schools. He has  experience working with individuals who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and those on the Autism Spectrum.  John 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 his clients. 

Amy Fox, LICSW


Amy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  She received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University.  Amy has worked in various settings in the field as a school based counselor, in-home family therapist and outpatient mental health clinician. She works with adolescents and adults using a strength-based approach in her work and adapts interventions to meet the specific goals of individual clients. She has expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, attachment issues, life stressors CBT and evidence-based interventions.  Amy enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking with her dog Barlow, yoga and traveling. 

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

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.   

Phil Allessi,




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.

Melissa Flanagan, LMHC


Melissa received her BA in Human Development from Boston College, and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University.  She is currently licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state MA.  Melissa has worked in various settings over the last 15 years including the public school system, in home, and outpatient settings.  Melissa is able to form strong bonds with her clients and has experience working with children, teens, and adults.  Melissa uses a strength based approach with her clients and focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness based interventions.  In addition to practicing at Norfolk Counseling services, Melissa works to provide education and support to families who are involved with the Department of Children and Families.