Amy Leone, MS,MA,LMHC
Amy Leone, MS, MA, LMHC
Amy Leone is an independent consultant and a licensed mental health counselor based in the Greater Milford area. Amy has been a mental health counselor since 2000 and the Prevention Supervisor for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network until 2014. She is the owner of Community Impact Inc. as well as the chair of the Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG), Co-Chair of the Town of Upton Opioid Task Force, an Adjunct Professor at Framingham State University Graduate School of Counseling Psychology, and an active member of the following local organizations Hopedale Task Force, CHNA 6, PFAC, Adolescent Task Force through the Center for Adolescents and Young Adults, Stacy Middle School Council, Healthcare Coalition, and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse task force. Currently, is working in the Greater Milford Area to address the current opioid epidemic, and s an integral force in the Regional Substance Abuse Navigation program where she works hands on with local police departments to supply “real time” resources, counseling, and support for those struggling with a substance use disorder and their families. Amy is the founder JAG Youth Council, the annual youth mental health networking breakfast. In her current role as Chair of the Juvenile Advocacy Group she works with the towns of Milford, Bellingham, Mendon/Upton and Hopedale bringing them together to prevent underage substance use and has been one of the driving forces in the refurbishing of the Milford Town playground as well as sustaining many environmental changes in youth substance abuse.. She is the recipient of the Department Of Public Health “Ounce Of Prevention” award in 2015, collaborative partner in the “Community Impact Award” from the United Way of Tri-County 2015, and Women’s Heron Award recipient in 2015. All of her community involvement and efforts combined with her educational training in mental health and criminal justice make her an exceptional resource in the field of individual and community prevention. Amy can be reached at email@example.com
Samantha Deiana, LICSW
Samantha (Sam) Deiana is a graduate of Wheelock College, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Sam has experience working in a number of different settings, ranging from policy work to direct care work. Sam began her career in emergency mental health after completing a yearlong graduate internship at Riverside Community Care. Sam obtained extensive knowledge in both the mental health and substance abuse fields, working with individuals and families of all ages. In addition, Sam worked on a grant-funded program working with local police departments to co-respond with police officers to those individuals in crisis. Sam continued her career working as an outpatient therapist at Spectrum Health Systems, where she currently works part time with adults struggling with substance abuse disorders. In 2014, Sam joined Community Impact to pursue her passion of working with younger adults and families. Sam uses a strengths based approach, encompassing the whole person to achieve goals identified by the client. When Sam is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Sam can be directly reached at Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Frers, MA, Expressive Art Therapist
Samantha Frers is a graduate from Lesley University where she earned her B.S. in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in music, as well as an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. During her masters program, Samantha interned at the Home for Little Wanderers’ Longview Farm Campus, a residential school working with children struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, as well as at the Charles River Center Day Program for adults with Developmental Disabilities. During her undergraduate program, Samantha interned with Orchard Cove Assisted Living Unit, and the Jimmy Fund Outpatient Clinic. Samantha has a variety of experiences working with children, adolescents, and seniors and has experience in social thinking and play therapy. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys engaging in her own art and music experiences, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Matt Ludensky, MEd.,LMHC
Matthew Ludensky is a licensed mental health counselor that graduated from Springfield College in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling. He has been working over 7 years in the mental health field with roles being a case worker to facilitating groups and providing individual counseling. Matthew received the 2013 Excellence in outcomes award for the Young Patients Recovery Initiative. Matthew has a strong background with co-occurring illness, being able to provide treatment for those dealing with substance abuse and mental health concerns. Matthew has an ability to work with all ages to introduce new coping skills to avoid long term consequences of their problems.
Amy Williams, MA, LSWA
Amy Williams is a Licensed Social Work Associate with a passion for holistic health and well-being. Amy earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Framingham State University in 2010, where she also went on to earn her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2016. Amy received her introduction into the human services field as a Residential Counselor at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, where she worked for several years in both all male and all female CBAT units, helping youth transition from hospital settings to lower levels of care. In 2015 Amy earned her LSWA while with the Department of Children and Families in her role as an on-going social worker. Amy began as an intern at Community Impact and is now a full-time clinician. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time around positive, energetic people and leading a healthy, active life-style, also aspiring to soon meld her passion for yoga into her work as a mental health practitioner. Amy can be reached at email@example.com.
Sarah MacLeod, MS
Sarah MacLeod earned here Masters of Science degree in mental health counseling at UMass Boston in May, 2017. She previously earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Deaf Studies at The University of New Hampshire in 2013. Sarah began as an intern at Community Impact in May, 2016, and is now a full-time clinician in our office. She specializes in adolescents and young/emerging adults, eating disorders, and substance use. She had worked for four years at Walden Behavioral Care in their residential unit treating eating disorders in adolescents and adults. While at Walden, she has also experienced working with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, depersonalization/derealization disorder, amongst other populations. Sarah completed two undergraduate internships at Medway House Family Shelter and Krempel’s Center in Portsmouth, NH, a day program for individuals with a traumatic brain injury.
Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah can be reached at email@example.com
Michael Spellman, MA
Michael Spellman attended UMASS Amherst where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. Michael attended Framingham State University to receive a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology in May 2017. He participated in an internship program through Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, a campus that provides a variety of mental health services to both individuals and families. Throughout the duration of his internship, Michael spent a majority of his time supporting clients in the partial hospitalization program through both group and individual therapy sessions. In addition to completing his internship, Michael maintained his employment at Wayside for four years in which he was awarded the opportunity to hold a plethora of occupations from teacher aide to residential staff in order to obtain knowledge from a multitude of avenues within the field of mental health. Michael has experience working as a mentor and counselor for clients residing in group homes, residential education, STARR, and CBAT/ICBAT placements, and he continues to conduct mental health evaluations for clients in crisis through a mobile crisis program provided through Wayside.
Michael can be reached at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael can be reached at Michael.email@example.com
Rebecca McCall, MA, LMHC
Rebecca McCall is a May 2012 graduate of Lesley University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Trauma Specialization. Rebecca began her career in the mental health field in 2006 with Wayside Trauma Intervention Services in Milford. While at Wayside, she worked as a Rape Crisis Counselor and a Safeplan Advocate with both Milford and Uxbridge District Courts. During her Master’s Program, Rebecca was an intern at Stacy Middle School and Metrowest Medical Center Partial Hospitalization Program. This allowed her to work with a wide variety of clients struggling with a broad range of mental health concerns. Rebecca’s specialty is working with children and adolescents, as well as trauma survivors of any age. Rebecca can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy P. Jenkins, M.Ed, C.A.G.S, LMHC
Lucy Jenkins earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She worked at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, MA as a Project Coordinator on several studies involving children with ADHD, adolescents with psychiatric disorders, and adults with cardiovascular disease. She taught several psychology courses at Massachusetts Bay Community College. In 2006 she earned a Masters Degree in Special Education at Framingham State University. She holds a teaching license in Special Education, moderate disabilities, Prek-8. In 2012 Lucy earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Counseling Psychology. As an intern for her Masters and CAGS, she worked in the Worcester Public School System and at Arbour Counseling in Franklin, MA. She is currently the Director of the Shining Star Early Childhood Center – Milford Public Schools. She has worked for the Milford Public Schools since 2000, first as a Special Education Team Chairperson for the preschool, and as the Director for the past 3 years. Lucy joined the staff at Community Impact in December 2013. She specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety disorders. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Janan Braley, MA
Janan is a graduate from Framingham State University graduate degree in counseling psychology. She was a previous intern with Community Impact and is now working part time pursuing her clinical hours towards becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Janan completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Regis University in 2011. Janan began working as a community support counselor at Riverside Community Care in 2011 and now is working for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network as an in-home therapist. Janan enjoys working in and learning more about the mental health field. Janan enjoys exercising, running road races, and spending time with her friends and family during her spare time. Janan can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Tingly, MA
Kristen Tingley is a graduate from Framingham State University with her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Kristen received her BA in Psychology at Framingham State University in 2009. Upon graduation Kristen began working at community based mental health and substance abuse residential programs. Kristen currently works as a Senior Outreach Clinician for Advocates, Inc. in Framingham, Ma., supporting adults in the community who struggle with a variety mental health issues and substance abuse. Kristen has had training in and experience with 12-step programs, Trauma Informed Care, Suicide Prevention and also Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Kristen can be reached at email@example.com