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Lauren Wolfe, LPC - Therapist Bios

Lauren Wolfe, LPC – Lead Therapist

Lauren Wolfe is honored to work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, offering support to children, adolescents and families. For more than 15 years, Lauren has been helping individuals with anxiety, social difficulties, Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Eating Disorders, trauma and grief. Lauren incorporates holistic modalities in therapy, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Biofeedback, Meditation, Hypnosis and Yoga. Lauren is a high level EFT/Tapping Practitioner, a modality which allows the CNS to calm down so one can process issues without feeling anxious. She is also a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT) and has a 30 hour Radiant Child Yoga certificate. Lauren’s knowledge in multiple therapy modalities allows her to customize therapy to best meet the needs of her clients. Besides Counseling, Lauren offers Parenting Groups and Workshops including: “Helping Your Worried Child Worry Less,” “Bully, Friend or Foe,” “Helping Your Child with Friendship,” “Raising Daughters with a Healthy Self Image”, “How to Talk to Your Children About Violence,” and “Raising Resilient Children.” Lauren’s gentle, non-judgmental manner puts children and families at ease. Her ability to connect and build trust with children results in more effective treatment. She believes wholeheartedly at providing psychoeducation around the needs and meeting children and families where they are at so they can be empowered to make change. Lauren is passionate about helping individuals and families to thrive, and feels privileged to share in the lives of her clients.

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Katherine “Kate” Coffey, LCSW

Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in clinical, agency, and school settings. She supports individuals and families using a solution-focused, strengths-based approach, and believes that all people have the capacity to create and sustain positive change within themselves.  Her therapeutic approach is holistic, compassionate and client-centered, always meeting people where they are at.  Kate recognizes the importance of the connection between the physical body and inner mental and emotional states.  She strives to help her clients regain a positive quality of life, as well as rebuilding their strength and resiliency to face life’s challenges and stressors.

Kate has worked extensively with stress,anxiety and anxiety-related conditions, as well as trauma and abuse survivors.   Her interest in trauma-Informed therapy led her to recently complete 2 (of 3) years of Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Program, and she holds a Level 1 Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.   In addition, Kate is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Reiki Master.  In her work with individuals and families, Kate utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Parenting Groups, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Techniques, EFT and Somatic Psychotherapy.  She works with children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with issues related to Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Chronic Medical Issues, Lyme, PANS/PANDAS, loss of Self-Esteem, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation, Separation/Divorce, Foster care/Adoption and Grief/Loss.

Mary Beth Cooke, M. Ed.

Mary Beth Cooke, M. Ed.

Learning, Executive Functioning, and Behavioral Therapist

Mary Beth is a learning specialist who provides behavioral support to parents, affiliated providers, and school staff on-site at home, school, at our office, and remotely via video sessions.  She is a Certified Special Education Teacher and behavioral, executive functioning, and learning specialist. Mary Beth Cooke, M. Ed. makes concrete written plans for home and school and can provide on-going support if needed. She works with with young and school aged children and gives parents concrete tools to help children become more alert, less distracted, less impulsive, learn how to get through their school work indpendently, organize differently, and most importantly gain the self-confidence to get stuff done on their own without so much parent help. Mary Beth knows through two decades of expirence that giving children the tools early is key to not only getting good grades and getting less calls from the principal about behavior, but for helping these bright kiddos to feel good about themselves.  And what does every parent want? …A happy, successful kid!  Contact Mary Beth so you and your child can use what we know about the brain to turn things around.

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Michele Bernal, LPC, CCMHC

Michele Bernal is a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families and supports parenting. Michele always takes a client-centered approach to meeting the client where they are at, has a holistic mindset, and is committed to helping clients explore, set, and meet achievable goals. Michele regularly supports individuals and children with ADHD, chronic illness, including PANS/PANDAS, Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and sensory issues, Anxiety and stress, Depression, grief, gender identity and LBQT, adjustment issues, developmental lags, family conflict, and who are in emotional or behavioral crisis. Michele specializes in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and has received training through the International OCD Foundation (ICOF) and MASS General Hospital. With OCD, she uses Exposure Therapy and more specifically Response and Prevention (ERP) to address obsessions and compulsions in children and adults. Michele fosters a positive clinical environment while helping to empower all clients to gain the tools for change.

Michele has extensive clinical experience in working with children and families. Strengthening family functioning with a focus on parent-child bonding, attachment, and interaction while promoting social and emotional resiliency and competence is the foundation to Michele’s clinical work. Michele offers parent education and support in a non-judgmental and caring manner.

Michele has experience providing home-based intensive outpatient treatment services, running parenting groups, as well as providing individual clinical support. Michele brings a positive and strength-based approach to her clinical work while incorporating holistic and research-based techniques found in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EFT/Tapping, psychoeducation, mindfulness, meditation, Parents as Teachers theory of change, and attachment theory.

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Nancy McDermott J.D.-LL.M., L.C.S.W., Assistant Director

Nancy is the Assistant Director of Dr. Roseann & Associates, a child, adolescent and family therapist, as well as a neurofeedback practitioner and former attorney. She is known for her engaging personality, caring demeanor and quick wit. Nancy’s therapeutic approach is to provide her clients with support and encouragement to create more functional behavioral patterns, while building on her clients’ strengths and recognizing the mind-body connection, as well as gaining a deep understanding of how to hack into neuroscience to be more focused, less anxious and moody, and just be the best version of themselves they can be.

Nancy utilizes a psychodynamic approach, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, family system dynamics, attachment theory, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping), biofeedback, meditation, guided visualization, and executive function training. As the Assistant Director, Nancy teaches children, teens, adults, and parents how to maximize brain functioning in order to reduce issues or symptoms.

In the past, she has worked with abused and neglected children, adolescents facing legal action, parents with emotional and mental health issues, as well as families in crisis. Nancy has also assisted clients in negotiating the criminal and family court systems in New York City.

Nancy works exclusely with our 360° Reboot® Intensive Therapies Program clients is known for working with “failure to launch” young adults, as well as college students who struggle with anxiety or depression. She works to develop a client’s and their family’s full potential to live their best life.

Jacqueline Roe, LMFT

Jackie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) who specializes in parenting, executive functioning and “failure to launch”.  She supports individuals of all ages with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), trauma, chronic health issues, and other issues that impact executive functioning, motivation, and emotional development.  Jackie empowers both children and adults by teaching them how to manage the struggles that come along with ADHD and harnessing its gifts. She teaches clients about the brain so they can gain specific skills related to focus, executive functioning, self-regulation, impulse control, and organization so that they can be focused, complete tasks, and have good relationships school and home, and she shows parents how they can support those positive changes. She works with adolescents, adults, and their families in our center and remotely via video sessions. 

Jackie is passionate about supporting and educating children, individuals, couples, and families. Through the mind-body-spirit connection and somatic experiencing, Jackie assists clients in making the most of the therapeutic process, helping to reduce symptoms, negative feelings and to support self-regulation.  She knows that so many teens and adults with ADHD and executive functioning challenges have such negative beliefs about themselves and she shows you how to break that cycle so you or your teen can feel good about themselves, be more connected to others, and get stuff done without worry. She supports teens and young adults who have “failed to launch” with step by step guidance and skill building that builds motivation, self-confidence, and independence, as well as works with families to break the cycle of dependence and being “stuck”. 

Jackie is a therapist who pulls from her family systems training experience, as well as utilizing holistic techniques such as mindfulness, DBT, and EFT/Tapping to address issues such as anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic illness, and emotional and behavioral dysregulation.  Jackie is an experienced clinician who supports children and teens that express feelings of self-harm or exhibit other at-risk behaviors.

Jackie takes a developmental and holistic approach in working with all ages and issues. Her belief is that everyone – from young children to the elderly – can learn specific skills to turn around their negative thinking, get focused, and break free from stress and trauma.  Jackie believes that regardless of where people are on their life’s journey, there is always room for hope and growth.

Diane Carlson, LCSW

Diane Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from Fordham University.  She is known for her creative approach and relatability, as well as her ability to help children and parents who are worried and feel stuck. A seasoned clinician with almost two decades of experience, Diane has worked with all kinds of children and families through in-home, outpatient, intensive outpatient and school-based services.

Diane spent several years at the therapeutic Arch Bridge School, where she became well-versed in the academic, social and emotional challenges and distress that children face on a daily basis. It was there that she saw the effectiveness of the relational model, which is a highly productive way to improve communication and empathy, using strategies to promote changes in behaviors while repairing relationships and empowering children and parents. Diane’s focus is on building social skills, coping skills, self-worth, and self-esteem, as well as on developing a stress tolerance and breaking negative thoughts and behavioral patterns.

Diane is an innovative therapist who incorporates research-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, psycho-education, mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, expressive art therapy, and play therapy when working with children and teens. She specializes in helping those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, PANS/PANDAS,  Lyme Disease and Trauma. Diane is skilled in meeting children and teens where they are at, no matter the area of difficulty or how layered their problems are. She helps parents understand their child’s challenges, and teaches them healthy communication patterns so they can help their children blossom.

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Ilene Robbins, LPCA, NCC

Ilene is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor specializing in anxiety, depression, and addiction with adolescents, young adults, and adults, as well as parenting. Supporting parents with information and techniques that help their children be more alert, communicative, and be more connected is how Ilene guides change. Supporting parents with information and techniques that help their children be more connected and communicative allows Ilene to guide positive change. Ilene is known for her warm personality and positive outlook. Her warmth and accepting demeanor allows for rapport to be established quickly and deeply with clients of all ages. 

Ilene specializes in helping her clients break that negative internal chatter and worried thinking that holds them back from happy and fulfilled lives. Partnering with her clients and creating a vision with a guided growth plan is something Ilene integrates so clients can break free from symptoms that hold them back. Taking a step by step approach that celebrates all the successes helps clients “see” their work and creates momentum. 

Ilene is passionate about helping children and their families and feels privileged to be part of their wellness journey. She creates a safe space for clients to heal, grow and measurably increase daily feelings of wellness and functioning at home, school, or work.  She incorporates evidence-based integrative modalities such as meditation, guided visualization, EFT/Tapping, art therapy, and positive psychology into her work.

A former technology business executive, Ilene began her professional clinical background counseling children. She is active in adoption advocacy and founded the non-profit, Sons and Mothers for Others, which fosters bonding between parents and kids through community service.

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Sandy Plue, LPCA, Certified School Psychologist

Sandy is a Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who has worked with children, adolescents and parents for over 16 years. Sandy is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

In addition to working with children and teens with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, learning disability, dyslexia, speech and language issues, tic disorder, Sandy has assisted children with anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioral challenges, and trauma. Sandy is an expert in supporting parents with challenging behaviors in the school and home settings as well as supporting children with clinical or developmental issues. Sandy strongly believes that parents can reverse their child’s issues and their support is the key to healing and recovery.

Combining her behavioral training with cognitive behavioral and play therapy techniques, Sandy teaches children how to regulate behaviors, emotions, social skills, and their thinking. Children at any age need to know how their brain works and teaching them how they can apply their own brakes is the foundation of her work. Sandy is passionate about teaching parents the steps needed to blossom their child so they can be their best self.  She loves helping children unlock their hidden potential, embrace their individuality and build on their strengths, to promote their individual, optimal development within a compassionate environment.

Aside from her training as a Certified School Psychologist, Sandy uses a variety of clinical techniques and works with very young children to teenagers. Trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy for OCD, Sandy helps children, teens, and their parents stop obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors. Sandy focuses on teaching children and parents to manage stress, anxiety, social and executive functioning, behaviors, and mood. She has been trained by the Yale Child Study Center in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Experiences (S.P.A.C.E.), an innovative and strongly effective technique to work with parents in helping their children overcome maladaptive anxiety. Sandy is also trained in The Social Thinking curriculum to support the social skills of children and teens. 

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