Thaddieus Sarpy Jr.

Dr. LaTasha Sarpy

Maia Roper

Director of Outpatient

Clinical Director

Clinical Supervisor

STAFF MEMBERS

Thaddieus Sarpy Jr.

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I have worked with a wide range of clients from persons trying to reintegrate into society after federal incarceration, loved ones dealing with grief, families who are struggling because of internal conflict, relationship challenges, or behavioral issues with a child. So long as the person I treat wants to work towards changing the issue I believe that I can help in guiding them towards healing and a solution.
I practice from the positive psychology model. In a world that has trained you to recognize the negatives quickly, working with me you will learn how to emphasize the positives in your life. I am a strength builder and work under the understanding that I am here to teach and advise and not to fix because this is what you will do when working with me.
I am always open to helping others through multiple counseling modalities. I believe that listening is the key and then setting the goal should be next. If you have an issue then speaking to me about it will definitely be well worth your time. All of the therapists of GENNEW are approachable. Please contact through phone or email and make the first step.

Dr. LaTasha Sarpy

licsw

Dr. Sarpy has been working in the social work field for about 15 years. She works with primarily women and children but also works with male clients. Dr. Sarpy's specializes in trauma-focused/informed therapy modalities, sexual abuse, women's issues, issues related to race and cultural competence, anxiety and ADHD. Dr. Sarpy loves to laugh and eat, so you should expect many of your discussions to include food and lots of laughter.

She would like you to know that when you enter into her space, it is a judgment-free zone and that all should feel welcomed.

Maia Roper

LICSW

I received my Bachelors in Psychology from New England College and my Masters in Social Work from Simmons College. I have training and experience working in a variety of settings, and with a wide range of providers/stakeholders, and populations such as, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial hospitalization programs, special education, specialized foster care, crisis management and de-escalation, and more. While providing direct one on one therapy to children, adolescents and families, couples support therapy, and group therapy, I will find and use specific therapeutic approaches that will help my client’s meet their individualized goals. Some of the therapeutic modalities I use are, cognitive behavioral therapy, psycho-educational therapy, client centered therapy, family-systems therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. My theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients are in charge of their counseling experience. Clients will understand that the therapeutic relationship is a partnership in which they will be expected to put in the effort for homework, be accountable, and present within the counseling alliance. My goal as a clinician is to provide a safe environment where we can explore your primary interests, develop goals and determine strengths and assets as you move toward your aspirations.

Dariana Quinones

David Pransky

Nicholas Casali

Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervisor

Dariana Quinones

LICSW

*** Clinician is currently not accepting clients as they are away on medical leave***

I have been working in the mental health field since 2014 in different roles as a Spanish/ English bilingual social worker. In 2018, I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of New England and ever since I have been working with children, adults and families as a mental health clinician. I have experience working with individuals struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and other mood disorders. I have been trained in treatment modalities such as TF-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Attachment, Regulation and Competency treatment. I have also been trained in SMART and Cultural Competency treatment specifically with Hispanic / Latinx populations.

My passion for helping others overcome life struggles and mental illness are the reason why I became a therapist. I value the importance of building a positive connection with my clients in the healing process. 

David Pransky

LICSW

I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Simmons University, and am currently a LCSW in MA. Coming from a diverse background, I have developed a unique set of skills which I believe helps me relate to people from all walks of life. By incorporating various skills and modalities into my therapeutic practice, I am able to provide a highly personalized approach tailored to fit each client’s needs. Using a quick wit and sense of humor, I love getting to know my clients, helping them face life’s challenges, and working with them to achieve their goals.

Nicholas Casali

lIcsw

My name is Nick and I am an LICSW with a wide array of experience with children, adults, and families. I have experience as an In-home Therapist, Mobil Crisis Worker, and as a Social Worker at an Inpatient facility, all of which has provided me with many different therapeutic styles. I typically work with the styles of CBT, ACT, and mindfulness, but I hope to work with you on finding exactly what works best for you and your needs. I always strive to help others find themselves and help them connect to themselves internally in order to bring out how they truly feel and what they feel they need. Every person is an individual, and the closer you become to your own individuality, the stronger you will become, and the easier it will be to work through the troubles that you're experiencing. I am very straightforward as a therapist, but I also do everything I can to understand where people are coming from, and how to provide individualized treatment to help you achieve your goals. In my free time, I advocate for more mental health assistance in gaming and social media, and I am also a musician who plays and writes music in several different avenues. I look forward to meeting you!

Kendra Lisenby

Carolyn Gallagher

Monica Nantege

Hybrid Clinician

Hybrid Clinician

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Kendra Lisenby

Masters Level Clinician

My name is Kendra Lisenby. I currently hold a Master's Degree in Human Services from New England College. I am in the process of completing my second Masters Degree in Counseling from the Cambridge College. My background includes working with a wide range of individuals. I have, during my career, worked with small children from preschool age to kindergarten, in an adolescent group home as a clinical case manager, and in an adult group home as a program director. I recently worked in a co-occurring harm reduction treatment center as a clinician for individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many different populations, which has broadened my knowledge and empathy for individuals and my work. I have a deep passion for psycho-education and ensuring that all of my clients are educated on the modalities that I implement during sessions. I am open-minded and unbiased and will, most importantly, support you.

Carolyn Gallagher

LCSW

Hi, my name is Carolyn. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology at Highpoint University and received my MSW at Regis College. For the last five years, I have worked as a mental health counselor in an inpatient psychiatric setting. I have worked at two psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts and on adolescent and adult-specified units. I have worked with various mental health-related illnesses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD & trauma, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, personality disorders, self-injury, suicidality, and more. I love relating to my clients and would describe myself as non-judgmental and empathetic. I am also a huge fan of humor and finding light in times of darkness. I aim to work with each client as a team to help build upon their strengths and help each person feel empowered and in control of their own life.

Monica Nantege

Masters Clinician, TF-CBT

Hi My name is Monica, I am happy to work with new clients at GENNEW! I received my  Master's in Social work from Regis College. I love to help those who are in need of stabilization. My focus and interest has been on helping those of immigrant and refugee backgrounds. I am consistently learning from each client, while trying to provide the tools needed to navigate the often tough landscape of normal life in America. I have a traditional background which helps me stay focused and grounded while providing the best therapy possible. I meet my clients where they are, and help guide them to where they want to be.

Samantha Leong

Chris Blanco-Ramos

Jessica Furtado

telehealth Clinician

HYBRID CLINICIAN

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Samantha Leong

LCSW

I completed my MSW at Boston College and will be graduating in May of 2023. I chose to pursue Social Work because of an amazing experience I had in clinical social work with a therapist who changed my life. I love this work because feeling connected and seen is one of the best feelings and can lead to abundant healing. An interesting fact about me is that I have lived in three north east states since 2020 and have learned to love the east coast after spending the first 23 years of my life living in California! I identify as a cisgender straight white/latina mixed race female. I use she/her/hers pronouns. 

Christopher Blanco-Ramos

MASTERS CLINICIAN

He obtained his masters degree for Counseling and School Psychology from Rhode Island College. Counseling has always been a focal point in his life from supporting family members with mental health issues to exploring techniques best suited for self-regulation. His introduction to counseling came way of working at psychiatric hospitals, working closely with adolescents. Empathy is a major trait he holds sacred one cannot connect with a client if one does not understand the pain the client is going through and ensuring a safe therapeutic relationship is the first step towards healing. Being a male of color allows him to connect with a historically underserviced group and provide a constant reminder that even people of color needs to be privy to mental health and coming from an underprivileged environment we need to heal. Where many of our clients come from there is trauma that is celebrated, by being a representation of a person of color who advocates for mental health we can learn to unpack our trauma and unlearn our negative coping skills. Being the change he wants to see is his mission and it starts with one person at a time. 

Jessica Furtado

MASTERS CLINICIAN

I completed my am Masters in Social Work program at Boston College. I'm entering the field of social work with decades worth of real world experiences that include single parenting, owning a business, career & life transitions. A strong desire to support, connect & empower others is what has led me to social work and am beyond excited to be joining the team at GENNEW as a part of this journey. My social work experience includes providing trauma-informed care to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as working with/supporting young people in using creative expression to share their experiences and their voice. In the future, I hope to build upon my clinical experience by providing supportive & affirming care to youth, adults and couples.

Elizabeth Smith

Ellie Utset

Debbie Jean-Jacques

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Telehealth Clinician

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Elizabeth Smith

Masters Clinician

 I completed my MSW at Regis College. I choose to get my master's in social work because I felt there were not enough women of color on the field, I know it's important to have a wide range of people to choose from when looking for a mental health counselor. I've always wanted to help grow my community in a positive direction and I will do that by making sure my community has access to the same resources that other communities have. Including quality school, access to nutritional food and health care and safe spaces to grow and live. I like knowing that help someone decide to make better life choices. 

Elliette Utset

Masters Clinician

I am currently pursuing my doctorate’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in
children’s mental health at William James College. She obtained her master’s degree from Northeastern University in counseling psychology and her bachelor’s in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida. Given her passion to serve children in need, she has gained years of involvement working with children ranging from ages 5 thru 18. Her experience expands into both group and individual therapeutic sessions. She strives to build a positive rapport with her clients to promote progress by implementing an array of therapeutic techniques from art to sports therapy. Throughout her journey, Elliette has had the privilege of learning from her experiences of working with children from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic status. She also spent several years building on ABA skills working with youth diagnosed across the spectrum. Elliette was raised in Miami, Florida, a city which provides a grand example of a true cultural melting-pot. Such upbringing has fueled her passion to work with those from all different walks of life.

Debbie Jean-Jacques

Masters Clinician

It has always been a passion of mine to build a rapport with people from various demographics in which I have gained quite an experience. My goal is to help shape peoples’ lives that will allow them to excel and overcome challenges. As a diligent person, it is paramount for me to provide a safe environment for all. Working with me feels like a place of refuge where a person can be their authentic self sans feeling judged . I consider myself to be the calm to your storm who will continue to exude moral support . 

Catalina Ocampo

Emily Marini

Cassandra LaRoche

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Telehealth Clinician

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Catalina Ocampo

LCSW

Catalina Ocampo is a bilingual, (English and Spanish), Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She holds an MSW from Simmons University and a BA in Social Work from Stockton University. Ms. Ocampo uses a strengths-based approach, one that encourages individuals to explore, process and achieve a greater understanding of self. She strives to create a therapeutic space that feels safe and compassionate for her clients. Ms. Ocampo works hand-in-hand with clients to uncover opportunities for growth and pulls techniques from a variety of different modalities, including, but not limited to narrative, cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy. In her spare time, Ms. Ocampo enjoys the outdoors with her dog and spending quality time with her friends.

Emily Marini

Masters Clinician

Hello, my name is Emily. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology at American International College and received my master’s in social work at Regis College. I have worked as a mental health counselor on an inpatient psychiatric unit in Massachusetts for five and a half years. I have worked with quite a few patient populations including but not limited to anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, trauma, schizophrenia, etc. I really love working with clients and look to provide a safe, comfortable environment for everyone. When I am not at work, I really enjoy spending time with my dog, family, and friends. I also love to travel, discover new restaurants/good food and spend my Sundays watching football!

Cassandra LaRoche

LCSW

I received my Bachelors in Science in Neuroscience and Behavior at Simmons University and am obtaining my Masters of Social Work at Boston College, graduating in May of 2022. I have experience working in numerous different mental health settings with an array of different clients, including those in youth residential group homes, children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient psychiatric facilities, young adults in residential eating disorder programs, as well as taking part in crisis intervention on an emergency services program, focused primarily on children and adolescents. Throughout my experiences, I am most passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders, depression, PTSD, anxiety, self-injury, suicidality, and chronic illnesses.

I approach all relationships with my clients as if they are the experts in their own lives, helping them feel more empowered and self-aware. I aim to provide culturally competent care to all of my clients, primarily through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, and Narrative Therapy skills. I like to describe myself as non-judgmental, warm, and empathetic, and enjoy using humor and making others laugh.

Isoken Osazee

Tara Hagopian

Breyaunna Hattab

Telehealth Clinician

Telehealth Clinician

Telehealth Clinician

Isoken Osazee

LCSW

Hi! My name is Isoken. I currently hold a Masters Degree in Social Work.
My experience includes working at the Department of Children and Families, a inpatient psychiatric facility, & a partial hospitalization program in which I have exposure in working with children, families, & adults. Throughout my career this far I have experience in on going social work, case management, as well as experience in facilitating therapeutic groups such as anger management, grief, self-esteem, relapse prevention, and more.
I want to help you develop the skills you need to get through life challenges & provide you with a safe environment for you to speak without judgement. My passion for helping others will never go unnoticed. I am looking forward to working collaboratively & being a support for you! 

Tara Hagopian

Masters Clinician

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Emerson College, Tara lived in Los Angeles, CA where she worked in TV production for over six years before finishing her television career in New York City. Since 2007, Tara has worked for an education nonprofit that started high schools across the country in some of America’s poorest cities. For 12 years, she worked with and around students as they made their way through high school, overcoming obstacles and challenging themselves in order to pursue their passions and earn their degree. In 2017, Tara enrolled in an MSW program, determined to learn the skills necessary to address some of the underlying challenges facing adolescents, which she observed while working in a high school. In 2020, Tara graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work along with a Certification in Childhood and Adolescent Trauma. Tara currently holds her LCSW in Massachusetts

Breyaunna Hattab

Masters Clinician

*** Clinician is currently not accepting clients as they are away on medical leave***

I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and my Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. My experience has been in working with individuals and families in the disability community, working with and advocating for seniors, providing crisis services and inpatient assessments, and college counseling and adjustment services. I have extensive experience and professional interest in identity development, obsessive compulsive disorders, disabilities, anxiety, depression, life transitions, religious concerns, race and ethnicity related trauma, racial fatigue, and imposter syndrome.

My work is guided by the values of social work; service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. In sessions, I aim to provide a non-judgmental and safe space.

Kimberly Palmisano

Abby Smargon

Myveca Saint Vil Pimentel

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Telehealth Clinician

Telehealth Clinician

Kimberly Palmisano

Masters Clinician

Hello, my name is Kimberly. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College. I am currently a second-year intern studying Clinical Social Work at Sacred Heart University. I have training and experience in a variety of settings such as specialized foster care, special education, families experiencing homelessness, and child welfare. My goal as a future clinician is to provide a safe space for clients to discuss both their needs and strengths. 

What populations she has worked with: low income, homeless, domestic violence, specialized foster care, middle school students, anxiety, depression, bipolar, children with autism and down syndrome.

Abby Smargon

Masters Clinician

*** Clinician is currently not accepting clients as they are away on medical leave***

Hi, my name is Abby. I completed my Master’s in Clinical Social Work at Bridgewater State University. I have my LCSW and continue to work towards always learning more about the clients that I serve. I worked as a member of mobile crisis intervention team and engaged with clients of all ages. I also have previous experience as a mental health advocate and public speaker, in addition to completing independent research related to mental health in college students. I have done most of my work with individuals living with symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as those with a history of trauma.

The most important thing to me when working with clients is fostering an environment of compassion and empathy. I want my clients to feel empowered to overcome both daily struggles and larger life events. I look forward to developing a collaborative connection with you and providing support and guidance as you use your own strengths to navigate each of life’s challenges.

Myveca Saint Vil Pimentel

Masters Clinician

Myveca Saint Vil Pimentel is a member of the American Psychological Association. Talented and forward-thinking professional with experience as a counselor, mentor, and family service provider. Highly skilled at assisting with essential services required to meet children’s and families’ developmental needs. Hands-on experience providing information to families pertinent to reintegration and self-sufficiency. Growing up, I have always believed that education is the key to a better and more prosperous future. I have always been fascinated by learning and thinking about human behavior and how the brain functions.

Also being able to help people, and bring support to their needs, especially in marriage and family. I have also learned through my experience in this field and the people that I have worked with that there is more to it than just an issue but more than challenges, this is more about turmoil; many people are affected and could be emotionally damaged as a result. I have worked in the field of marriage and family counseling for about 13 years. In this field, I have experiences working with substance abuse groups, sexual abuse groups, families, and trauma. This has not only prepared me but also made me aware of my own bias and cultural sensitivity.

Maya Lique

Chris Nemergut

Nikki Bansal

HYBRID CLINICIAN

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Telehealth clinician

Maya Lique

LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from Boston University School of Social Work. I have experience providing trauma-informed care through a culturally sensitive lens to a diverse population, ranging from children to young adults. I also have experience providing group and individual psychotherapy with in-home therapy programs, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. My approach to therapy is all about self-compassion and connection. My goal is to help you identify your strengths and cultivate resilience as you face the challenges of life. I am passionate about working with clients from all backgrounds and have a special interest in transracial adoptees and individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma. Whether someone is working through a larger life transition, processing a past experience or managing daily life with a particular diagnosis, I am here to provide support within a comfortable and safe space. I embrace the fact that each person is unique and I believe that there is a different path to healing and growth for every individual.

Chris Nemergut

Masters Clinician

My name is Chris and I am a Masters in Mental Health Counseling graduate of William James College in 2022. I have accumulated a wide array of experience with children, teens, adults, and families. I also have experience in multiple mental health settings with a wide array of clients including those with substance use disorders, eating disorders, depression, PTSD, anxiety, self-injury, and suicidality. My most recent job was as a lead clinician in partial hospitalization care at one of the largest eating disorder centers in Massachusetts.

I typically work within the therapeutic styles of CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducation but I am aware that it is equally important to identify other styles that may work best for you. I like to view therapy as the therapist guiding the client into learning how they can best help themselves. I hope to do this by helping the client find their true selves and learn to connect or reconnect to that self. I tend to describe myself as empathetic, compassionate, open, humorous, and non-judgmental 

Nikki Bansal

Masters Clinician

Hello there! My name is Nikki. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Feminist and Gender Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. I received my MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, where I am currently completing my doctoral degree. Over the past set of years, I have worked in a variety of settings, including college counseling, a hospital-based outpatient clinic, and a community mental health center, with people across the lifespan. I have experience with various mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, identity development, and more. I love connecting with my clients and fostering an accepting, non-judgmental, and empathetic space in therapy. I like to use humor and levity in sessions when I can. I strive to collaborate with each client to ensure that they feel empowered in therapy. I like to draw from a multicultural, trauma-informed framework while incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, positive psychology, and relational modalities. Furthermore, I have training in Eye Movement De-sensitization and Reprocessing therapy, which can be a very helpful tool for those surviving with trauma. I am especially passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ population and with others who have experienced forms of marginalization and oppression. 

Amanda Sepe

Audrey Casey

Hannah Rogers

HYBRID CLINICIAN

Telehealth CLINICIAN

Clinical intern

Amanda Sepe

LCSW

My name is Amanda sepe. My job is to create a safe and non judgemental space to support clients however I can. I have worked with children as young as 3 years old right through adults. I received my bachelors in social work at RIC and my msw from Simmons University. I also received my LCSW in feb 2022. 

Audrey Casey

LCSW

Hello, my name is Audrey Casey and I am currently an LCSW. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Emmanuel College. I then completed my Masters in Clinical Social Work at Boston College. My career in mental health began while working as a counselor on several inpatient units at a psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts. The populations I have worked with in these settings included those being treated for substance use, psychosis, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. My experience in residential treatment includes working with populations of first responders and adolescents. Primarily, my masters clinical training was in trauma informed treatment among survivors of human trafficking as well as veterans. My passion for helping others is built on the foundation of making mental health a priority in wellness. I strive to provide a supportive and safe relationship for individuals to grow with every step.

Hannah Rogers

Clinical Intern

Hello! My name is Hannah. I currently live in Boston and am a first-year intern that is in the process of earning a Masters' degree through an online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Northwestern University. I previously completed a B.A. in Psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst and currently work part-time at MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling as an administrative assistant and patient-facing representative. As a future clinician, I hope to provide clients with a space to be able to process their concerns, emotions and experiences and to encourage them to gain positive insight, personal growth and progress towards their goals. In my personal time, I enjoy playing the guitar, baking sweet treats and spending the day at the beach. I am excited to work with the GENNEW staff members, clients and community!

Faye Justynski



HYBRID CLINICIAN



Faye Justynski

Masters Clinician

My name is Faye Justynski. I have a BA in developmental psychology from Emmanuel college and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. I have worked with children families in their homes, as a school counselor, and as an advocate for homeless families. My experience spans a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD.

I strive to provide clients with a trusting and collaborative space where they feel supported and safe. Everyone brings their own experiences and expertise about their life into the therapeutic space, and I look forward to getting to know each person I work with. 

Cindy Jean-George

Clinical Intern

My name is Cindy Jean-Georges. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Psychology and I currently pursuing my my in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johnson & Wales University. I have worked with many populations, consisting of various cultures, ages, and overall walks of life. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space for my clients where I can meet them where they are.

Brittley Gaan

Clinical Intern

I am finishing the last year of my Clinical Mental Health Master's degree at Lesley University. My experience has been working with children and teenagers with educational disabilities and behavioral challenges. I'm earning a specialization in sex therapy and furthering research around female and queer sexual experiences and health. I have knowledge and experience working with couples and families, and I am striving to expand my work to help those with intimacy issues or who are struggling with sexual trauma. I aim to create and offer a safe space for those speaking about their most vulnerable experiences and build off of them to accept their body and sexual energy.

Through my own experience when working with clients, starting a conversation about sex is uncomfortable but can be the healthiest communication. Earlier talks with a younger group and continuing the conversation through relationships can help those understand the importance of consent with others and oneself. I'm passionate about working with those who want to expand their knowledge and acceptance of their sexual health, the LGBTQIA+ population, couples, families, and those looking for an open space to identify their strengths and gain more positive independence and internal empowerment.

Elizabeth O'Connor

Rong Tan

Elana Pijanowski

Clinical intern

Clinical intern

Clinical Intern

Elizabeth O'Connor

Clinical Intern

My name is Liz, and I am originally from Milton, MA. I graduated from Simmons College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. I then graduated in 2017 from Boston University with a Master's In Education. I previously worked as a High School Health and Wellness Educator for 5 years before going back to school full time. I realized in my work as an Educator that my favorite part of the job was helping people work through their personal struggles and decided to pursue Mental Health Counseling as a career. I am currently a Graduate Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UMASS Boston. I am so excited to work as a Clinical Intern at Gennew and be able to work with a diverse population of individuals. In my free time, I love to hang out with my two French Bulldogs named Pickles and Peppers.

Rong Tan

Clinical Intern

I’m a graduate student, currently finishing up my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at UMass Boston. My journey into the field of Mental Health Counseling is driven by a profound passion rooted in personal experiences and a genuine desire to serve individuals navigating the
complexities of modern society. I also volunteer at Samaritans (a suicide prevention program) where I am able to triage and assist people in some of their darkest times. I have a very deep understanding of depression and realize that it fulfils me to help others in dealing with their issues. I hope to help a lot of people at GENNEW, as I will be seeing adults, children, families and couples. 

Elana Pijanowski

Clinical Intern

Hello! I am currently a second-year intern studying mental health counseling at UMass Boston. I earned my B.A. in Philosophy at UMass Amherst where my studies in the nature of the mind and consciousness propelled my interest in psychology and mental health. As a future clinician, I hope to create a safe and welcoming environment for my clients where together we can focus on their personal growth and healing. I am excited to align myself with GENNEW’s dedication to positive change and focusing on client’s happiness.

Patrice Howell

Cindy Jean-Georges

Brittley Gaan

Clinical intern

Clinical Intern

Clinical Intern

Patrice Howell

Clinical Intern

Patrice Howell is a second-year Mental Health Counseling student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has continued to train in working with both adults and youth in treating multiple diagnosis. Her honest and open attitude are a prominent feature in having services with this clinician. She provides empathic, effective, and comprehensive counseling support to individuals from all backgrounds.

Cindy Jean-Georges

Clinical Intern

My name is Cindy Jean-Georges. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Psychology and I currently pursuing my my in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johnson & Wales University. I have worked with many populations, consisting of various cultures, ages, and overall walks of life. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space for my clients where I can meet them where they are.

Brittley Gaan

Clinical Intern

I am finishing the last year of my Clinical Mental Health Master's degree at Lesley University. My experience has been working with children and teenagers with educational disabilities and behavioral challenges. I'm earning a specialization in sex therapy and furthering research around female and queer sexual experiences and health. I have knowledge and experience working with couples and families, and I am striving to expand my work to help those with intimacy issues or who are struggling with sexual trauma. I aim to create and offer a safe space for those speaking about their most vulnerable experiences and build off of them to accept their body and sexual energy.

Through my own experience when working with clients, starting a conversation about sex is uncomfortable but can be the healthiest communication. Earlier talks with a younger group and continuing the conversation through relationships can help those understand the importance of consent with others and oneself. I'm passionate about working with those who want to expand their knowledge and acceptance of their sexual health, the LGBTQIA+ population, couples, families, and those looking for an open space to identify their strengths and gain more positive independence and internal empowerment.