The staff at the Marblehead Counseling Center is comprised of highly qualified, compassionate and skillful clinicians. Our licensed therapists employ a range of techniques designed to improve relationships, communication, and self-confidence. Our goal is to promote positive behavioral changes in order to improve the mental health of our clients. Every therapist provides a non-judgemental, safe space conducive to self- growth. We serve children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and the elderly.
Our licensed therapists hold Master's degrees and advanced graduate degrees either in clinical social work or psychological counseling and average over 18 years of experience. Specialty areas include anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, men's and women's issues, recovery, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, divorce/separation, parenting, marital therapy, Attention Deficit Disorder and elderly issues.
• Benjamin Day, LMHC, (Executive Director),
seven years of experience managing a mental health clinic and providing psychotherapeutic treatment to juveniles, adults and families. He has dealt with a wide range of psychiatric issues and diagnoses, including trauma and dual diagnoses. He has a demonstrated track record of success working with minority and college-bound adolescents as well as immediate crisis counseling, triage assessment and suicide intervention.
LICSW, is a compassionate and highly educated clinician with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of human service fields, and has extensive field work with substance abuse, hospice, and elderly issues. He has a long history of community involvement including sponsoring and teaching education programs and working with community groups to introduce and spearhead community improvement programs.
• Kate Burns, LICSW, has been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment in a variety of settings for the past 15 years. Her areas of strength and specialization include child, teen and family therapy. She has also facilitated anger management and social skills groups for children and teenagers. She also works with adults.
• Elizabeth Cochran, LICSW, uses a narrative therapy approach in her work with adults who struggle with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, trauma and loss. She is available to meet with elders in their homes as well as our office.
• Linda Croke-DiPietro, LICSW, uses insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and other modalities, dependent upon the individual's needs. She works with adolescents, adults and couples who have a wide range of diagnoses.
•Sarah Gold, LMHC,has an extensive background with teens and adolescence. She works with issues such as bullying, self-esteem, friendship and conflict resolution.
•Jeannette Kowalski, LMHC, along with a focus on marriage and family therapy, specializes in women’s issues, works with children and families of alcoholics, and treats trauma survivors.
•Marianne (Mimi) Magruder, LICSW, has a particular specialty in geriatric case management and psychotherapy. She also works with children and adults.
•Frank Militello, LMHC, has dealt with a wide range of diagnoses and issues in children, teens and adults including PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, grief and adjustment to issues of loss, such as unemployment, health issues and homelessness. He is a veteran and is knowledgeable about and sensitive to veteran needs.
Ouellette, LICSW, (Clinical Director), has worked with a wide range of diagnoses in both children and adults including bipolar, depression, anxiety, phobias, loss and trauma. She also develops, coordinates and teaches programs geared towards children of divorce.
•Gail Sullivan, LICSW works with teens, adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience with clients on the autism spectrum, trauma, AHDH, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety and PTSD. She also works with diverse populations, including gay, lesbian and transgendered clients on identity acceptance.
•Teresa Toto-Moriarty, Ph.D., LICSW works with children, adolescents and adults who need help with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders and body image, transitions, stress-management, recovery and trauma-related issues. Teresa uses a variety of approaches in her clinical work including psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioral treatment, expressive arts, DBT, EMDR and 12-steps.
•Teri Allen McDonough, LSW is our new Social Services Coordinator. She will assist Marblehead residents with housing and financial concerns.
Board of Directors
The Marblehead Counseling Center is grateful to the members of the Board of Directors. Our Board is comprised of leaders from the public sector, private sector and other non-profits. The mission of the Board is to oversee the activities, finances and fundraising efforts of the Counseling Center. Board Members are unpaid and are generally appointed for three year terms.
Robert Peck, J.D., Co-President
Spencer Moore, Co-President
Elizabeth Rossman, Clerk
Candace Bishop-Conlon, Treasurer
Kera Dalton, J.D.
Jill Roffman Levine, LICSW
Patricia Zonnenberg, J.D.
Benjamin Day, LMHC - Executive Director
Lisa Smith, MBA - Business Manager
Marie Ouellette, LICSW - Clinical Director
Pat Bennett - Administrative Assistant
Darryl O'Shea - Administrative Assistant
Marianne Cataldo - Billing Specialist