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Meet our clinicians. 

A collection of highly trained experts that provide you excellent care with both compassion and understanding.


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Benjamin Day, LMHC, Executive Director

BA Harvard University, MA Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Member of Society for Modern Psychoanalysis

Ben is the Executive Director of the Counseling Center. His expertise is in working with adolescent, adult and couples on a wide-range of mental health issues, especially in the areas of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia and substance abuse.
Ben’s approach working with clients is to provide the environment for the individual to unleash the answers to their situations and issues. Through collaboration, the client becomes empowered to move forward. 


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Marie Ouellette, Licsw, Clinical supervisor

BSW Salem State College, MSW Salem State College,
Clinical Director, Licensed Independent, 
Advanced certification: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - (EMDR) Level II

Marie has extensive experience working with adults, children adolescents and families. She works with a wide range of diagnosis in both children and adults including; bipolar, depression, anxiety, phobias, oppositional defiant disorders, loss, trauma, as well as many others.
Marie uses EMDR, when appropriate, in her work with clients. EMDR is a non-invasive, client-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. EMDR is a powerful short term therapy that can be used with a wide range of disorders.
Marie strongly believes that every person is unique. Her approach is always individualized. In a safe and supportive environment, Marie works with each client to develop the most effective ways to achieve that person’s needs and goals in order to promote change.


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Kate Burns, LICSW

BA Providence College, MSW University of MarylandLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
 

Kate provides counseling to children, teenagers, adolescents and adults. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, anger management, family therapy, couples therapy and behavior management.  She works with clients who struggle with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, behavior dysregulation, and grief. 


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Paul Crosby, LICSW

BA St. Mary’s Seminary MSW, Boston University, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Advanced Certification: ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers), Member of National Association of Social Workers

Paul works as a clinician and was the former Executive Director of the Counseling Center from 1989-2014. His clinical expertise includes therapeutic counseling on life's stresses to the elderly, couples, teenagers and adults, suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and grief. He also remains active in community-based initiatives which center on mental health and community well-being.


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Elizabeth Cochran, LICSW

BA  St. Johns College, MSW Salem State UniversityCo-Director Narrative Therapy Initiative, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Member of National Association of Social Workers

Elizabeth’s narrative approach supports her view that the people she meets with are the experts in their own lives. Using curiosity, she collaborates with them to get a clearer picture of the problems they encounter and their preferred responses to these problems. She has worked with older adults facing losses of many types, caregivers facing a transition in roles and adults encountering a variety of problems.


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Linda Croke-DiPietro, LICSW

BS Salem State College, MSW University of Texas, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Linda has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including inpatient units and outpatient mental health clinics. These settings include the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic and the United States Medical Center Mental Health Clinic. She has also worked as a member of crisis teams. In addition, Linda has taught Developmental & Adolescent Psychology classes at Salem State College.


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Sarah Gold, LMHC

BA Bethel College, MA Boston College, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Sarah is a licensed mental health counselor and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She specializes in working with middle and high school aged children, but also has extensive experience working with younger children as well as adults. Sarah has previously worked as a counselor in numerous clinical settings including Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Jewish Child & Family Services, and Bobby E. Wright Community Mental Health Center, providing care to a wide range of patient populations.
Sarah uses an integrative, biopsychosocial approach with an emphasis on mindfulness to work with a range of problems such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, cutting/self-mutilation, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and stress management.


GRETCHEN HERTER, LMHC

BS Lesley University, MA Lesley University, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Gretchen has an extensive background working in school and community settings. She holds her license as a mental health counselor and school adjustment counselor. In addition, Gretchen has taught as an adjunct professor in Lesley Universities undergraduate program. She specializes in working with children to young adults on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, school adjustment, development, disordered eating and drug and alcohol education. Using a person centered and mindfulness approach she strives to help clients build confidence, promote positive self-assessment, and overcome challenges.


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Marianne (Mimi) Magruder, LICSW

BS Salem State College, MSW Boston University School of Social Work, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Since 1988, Marianne has practiced in settings which include a hospital and a Visiting Nurse Association as well as in private practice. She has worked with children and adults, and has a particular specialty in geriatric case management and psychotherapy.


Teri Allen McDonough, LSW

BA Colorado State University, Licensed Social Worker

Teri is our Social Services Coordinator. She assists Marblehead residents with housing and financial concerns. Her extensive knowledge of social service resource systems is evident in the support and information she gives to individuals and families


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Gail Sullivan, LICSW

BSW Plymouth State College, MSW Smith College, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Gail has over 10 years of experience working with adults and children. She specializes in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and trauma and those who may be on the spectrum of Autism.  She is a Gender Identity Specialist and works with the LGBTQIA+ community, including the coming out process.
Gail believes that therapy provides a unique and supportive relationship that helps to foster a person's innate abilities for growth and healing, particularly when they are faced with stressful circumstances. By identifying life skills and coping strategies, a person can grow, heal or make the changes that they want in their lives. Her approach to therapy is both collaborative and engaging.


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Joseph McLaughlin, MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR Intern

BA Trinity College, M. Ed, Salem State University, Certified School Counselor

Joe has been a Guidance Counselor for over 10 years where he gained extensive experience with students in grades 5-8 and 9-12.  He has done intensive clinical work with at-risk students as well as social and emotional counseling to all students.  As part of this work, he interfaced with families, teachers and outside agencies.  He taught Life Skills and Second Step classes at middle schools.  Some of the many programs Joe worked on include the Teasing and Bullying Task Force, Students Caught Caring Program, and Peer Mediation Program.  He has also worked with elementary age students at the St. Michael's Day Care, Burlington CityKids, and in elementary schools.  Joe teaches at NSCC.