Meet our clinicians.
A collection of highly trained experts that provide you excellent care with both compassion and understanding.
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.
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.
Kate Burns, LICSW
BA Providence College, MSW University of Maryland, Licensed 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.
Elizabeth Cochran, LICSW
BA St. Johns College, MSW Salem State University, Co-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.
BA Bennington College, MED Cambridge College, Mental Health Counselor
Emily specializes in work with adults, couples, and adolescents. Her clinical expertise draws from a person-centered and eclectic modality with a focus on CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness, couples counseling, and expressive therapy. Emily has a great deal of experience treating a wide range of mental health issues including relationship issues, life transitions, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQIA and alternative lifestyles. With an M.Ed. in mental health counseling and holistic counseling from Cambridge College, Emily looks forward to guiding you toward a greater sense of self-understanding and empowerment as well as aiding you in identifying and achieving your goals through a collaborative therapeutic process.
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.
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.
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
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.