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Children, Adolescents and their Families
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Therapists

Emily Wallace, LMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Trauma Specialization

Emily Wallace is a LMHC who received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a Trauma Specialization from Lesley University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. Utilizing a Rogerian, person-centered approach to therapy, Emily integrates the psychotherapies of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychoanalysis, art therapy, play therapy, and body based interventions into her treatment approach to improve clients’ emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and relational functioning. Her areas of interest and experience include child and adolescent anxiety and mood disorders, trauma exposure, and PTSD.

Lissie Bates-Haus, PhD

Adult Psychologist

Lissie Bates-Haus holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and an M.A. in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts since 2005, Dr. Bates-Haus has worked with clients in a number of different settings, including college counseling centers, out-patient clinics, and a veteran’s hospital. She is an integrative therapist with a focus on women’s issues, including infertility, miscarriage, parenting, and body image issues. Other areas of clinical interest include positive psychology, mind-body connection, and wellness.

Beth Culbertson

Beth Culbertson graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Holistic Specialization from Lesley University and a Bachelors in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Her professional experience has been working in outpatient counseling centers, as well as school/community outreach counseling programs. She has worked with clients of all ages.

Her special interest is focusing on the mind-body connection to help with personal growth and healing. She also uses a strengths-based approach which focuses on people’s abilities and empowers them to overcome difficulties. She implements various types of therapies ranging in art and expressive therapy to person centered or relational therapy. She currently works with children, adolescents, young adults as well as working with families.

Christina Feng, LMHC

Adolescents and Adults

Christina Feng, LMHC received her BA in psychology from Boston University and a dual MA in mental health counseling and marriage & family therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has worked in various settings, including crisis pregnancy centers, public schools, in-home therapy, and outpatient clinics. She has extensive experience counseling culturally diverse populations, and has collaborated with several divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Christina embraces a directive style, and seeks to establish strong therapeutic relationships to empower clients to be active agents in their journeys towards healing, growth, and change. Christina integrates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and narrative techniques, and further utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy in her clinical approach. Among her interests are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and faith in counseling.

Warren Ivey LMHC, CAGS

Families
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Warren Ivey LMHC, CAGS has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Marriage and Family Therapy from UMass Boston. He earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Baltimore. Warren has five years of comprehensive experience at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Maryland. He worked seven years in a multicultural population in Roxbury, MA;. He worked three years, part-time with the Lexington Crisis Team, out of the Edinburg Center and three years in a private practice in Chelmsford. He currently is a clinical supervisor/clinician at an agency in Jamaica Plain, MA, with an additional role as the supervisor of its father support program. He enjoys collaborating with a number of fatherhood/family support agencies, most notably, a Boston DCF office’s Father Engagement Leadership Team as a Community Provider.

Warren is a collaborative family therapist who, from a narrative family systems approach, supports and encourages cognitive behavioral strategies and practices for the family unit. “Children Learn What They Live” is a guiding motto.

Anne Manning, LMHC

Anne Manning received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Assumption College and has a license in mental health. Anne is a seasoned professional in working with caregivers, seniors, and their families. Her specialties are in bereavement, loss, and end of life transitions. In addition, Anne works with young adults including people with eating disorders. She is currently enrolled in post graduate studies at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Nathaniel Voss

Nathaniel Voss holds a Masters in counseling psychology from Lesley University and a Bachelors in sociology from the University of Michigan. His professional background in school and social service settings spans more than a decade, during which time he has worked with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a range of issues including trauma exposure, addictions, impulse control difficulties, situational stress, relationship concerns, and life transitions.

Nathaniel takes a collaborative, practical, present-moment approach to counseling, striving to fully include clients in the direction and monitoring of their growth. Using relational talk therapy along with movement-, art- and drama-based experiential therapies, he seeks to provide an outlet for clients to develop greater self-awareness, mastery of real-world skills, and increased sense of purpose, authenticity and self-authorship over their lives and in relationship with others.

Nathaniel has a special interest in positive and performance psychology, with a particular focus on the therapeutic benefits of competitive sport and community-based activities.