About Boston, MA
Boston is known for its rich history and is the birthplace of the American Revolution. You can walk along the City’s Freedom Trail and learn about Boston’s landmarks and cultural institutions. The streets are lined with historic buildings, cobblestone streets and many college campuses. Sitting on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the US. It is known by locals as Title Town. Boston is full of passionate sports fans and is the home of the beloved Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics. It is a quick drive to Cape Cod, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Boston is accessible to all of the amazing seafood, beaches, skiing, and nature that New England has to offer.
In-Home Community Support
Serves clients ages 14-24, and their families. Our clients frequently come to us before or after completion of a wilderness program or short/long term residential treatment.
Andrew is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. He earned his master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University, Chicago. Andrew has over a decade of professional experience as he has worked extensively with children, adults, adolescents, and families. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient treatment, non-profit social service agencies, nursing homes, schools, and out in the community. Andrew also has experience providing training, behavioral therapy, treatment planning, and behavioral consultation to families with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Andrew uses an integrative approach to therapy that is client-centered and strengths-based. He believes that in the wake of our most challenging moments lies our greatest opportunity to learn and grow. Andrew has many passions including the outdoors, seeing live music, sports, travel, swimming, and his work with clients. Each day he finds inspiration by spending time with his family, friends, clients, and his dog Molly.
Melissa Vogt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her master’s degree in social work from Temple University in Philadelphia. With family in the New England area and an opportunity to further her professional training, she moved to Boston to complete a fellowship in Psychiatry through Children’s Hospital Boston. She has 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a varity of treatment settings including schools, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, and juvenile detention programs. She strongly believes in the inherent resilience of an individual and works to foster that resilience by supporting emotional, social, and academic growth. Working with a family to understand their unique situation, she helps to create an environment that is healthy, supportive, and wholly successful for both the individual child and the entire family. She places great value on the relationships she develops through her work – both with the family clients, as well as the professional educators, support staff, and faculty. Her goal is to help families find a common ground where both the individual and the caregiver(s) feel confident, safe, and successful. Melissa own family and two young boys inspire both her work and home life, keeping her running, exploring, and laughing every day.
Marla is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, having earned her master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston. She has experience working with children and their families in many capacities. She has experience working for the Department of Children and Families (formerly known as DSS) and more recently working at a Special Education Collaborative Middle School where she worked intensely with students who had emotional, behavioral and social struggles. During that time she also worked in an outpatient clinic doing individual therapy with children between the ages of 6-18, adults and family work. Her therapeutic approach is strengths based and believes in building a genuine, non-judgmental and safe/trusting relationship with the adolescents. Marla enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, traveling, listening to live music and spending time with her family and friends.
Samantha (Sam) Stark is a social worker with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Sam comes to Vive with extensive experience in providing therapeutic recreation and therapeutic mentoring. Her work as a behavioral counselor at a private therapeutic day school granted her a great deal of experience in providing classroom support and in collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to create effective and individualized plans for learning. Sam also provided parent support to the families of her students during weekly home visits. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her dog Bailey. She prefers to spend time outside and is always looking to try something new!
Chana Cohen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University. She grew up in New York City, attended NYU, and explored the globe before falling in love with Boston in 2013. She hasn’t felt the need to travel since.
Chana has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across the country and internationally for the last decade as a teacher and then clinician in various settings. Her approach to therapy is eclectic and tailored to the unique needs of each client. Chana’s practice is heavily influenced by strength-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and forms of Narrative Therapy. She believes that a willingness to work on changing oneself displays the ultimate form of bravery, and there’s no greater feat of courage than simply showing up.
In her spare time, Chana can be found building pillow forts with her two rambunctious boys, listening to podcasts—favorites include Ted Talks Daily and How I Built This by NPR—and there’s nothing that makes her happier than sunshine and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.
Nico Andrade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Nico has seven years of experience working with children and families in a variety of treatment settings. Prior to working at Vive, Nico has worked with children in therapeutic programs in both middle and high school settings as a school Social Worker. Prior to working in schools, Nico has worked with children and families in their homes and community as a therapeutic mentor. Some of the approaches Nico utilizes in his practice consist of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused therapy. Nico’s strength is building rapport with his clients, and he champions a wrap-around approach to therapy. In his spare time, Nico enjoys the outdoors, exercising, walking his dog, creating handmade items, and spending time with friends and family.
Julie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Holistic Psychology before pursuing her Master’s of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University. Since then, she has been fine-tuning her skills by treating individuals, couples, groups, and families within a variety of settings that include outpatient settings, international milieu and volunteer positions, and community-based outreach work. Her approach to psychotherapy weaves together the conceptual techniques of Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapies with the use of integrative interventions such as creativity, mind-body healing, psycho-education, and experiential practices. She draws from the unique experiences of her clients, in collaboration with her knowledge of family systems, to identify potential areas for growth with the coordination of appropriate interventions. Her hope is to explore the strengths and solutions of her clients to facilitate their creative process toward improved functioning and resiliency.
Outside of work, she can be typically be found somewhere in nature, at home with her two cats, or tending to her houseplants. If her schedule allows it, you many also hear about a new ceramic project she is working on.
Lee Washburn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He was born and raised in Northern Maine until moving to Boston in early 2015 for graduate school where received his master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.
Lee has a strong passion for supporting LGBTQ+ adolescents and their families. He has years of experience of working in healthcare supporting LGBTQ+ clients while they navigate the psychosocial complexities related to their healthcare needs. Lee also has an extensive background of working in the community in the greater Boston area while providing in-home therapy for those who are unable to travel to medical facilities. He uses a strengths-based, harm reduction, client centered, and treatment focused approach with all persons served. Lee specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused approaches. Lee considers himself a lifelong learner and continues to take courses to master additional treatment modalities.
Outside of work, Lee has many hobbies including traveling the globe, hiking around New England, going to the beach, and a strong love for Corgis. Lee considers himself a walking Wikipedia page of knowledge and is very good at trivia.
Kate Rossi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her master’s degree in social work from Boston College. She has a variety of experiences working with children, adolescents and families. Most of Kate’s professional career has been in school settings supporting students and providing direct care. Similarly she has worked in collaboration with Boston Public Schools implementing social-emotional learning support and professional development. Kate has previously worked in an outpatient setting providing therapeutic and clinical care to children and in-home family therapy in the Boston area. She believes in empowering children and adolescents to realize their own potential and strengths. She looks to introduce strategies that allow for both children and their families to communicate in healthy and productive ways. Kate looks to introduce a holistic approach in session and encourages being aware of the mind and body connection, in conjunction with mindfulness skills. She also includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her sessions to allow clients to better understand their own thoughts and actions. Kate’s goal is to keep sessions active and engaging, while utilizing humor, a non-judgmental approach and providing creative outlets for a child to express themselves. Kate is an avid skier and soccer player and loves any chance to travel, cook for friends, or take her dog, Frankie, for a nice long walk.
Hannah Stenberg is a social worker with her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health from Boston College School of Social Work. Hannah grew up in Portland, Maine, where she continues to visit regularly, spending time outdoors and on the coast sailing with her family. It was through her experience dancing as a child that she grew to understand the power of self-expression and safe connection as a foundation for healthy maturation through the teenage and young adult years. Hannah has experience working with adolescent girls to spur cycles of empowerment and create strong female communities within the school setting. Hannah utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to support families and individuals in cultivating meaningful growth. Hannah’s experience in the community mental health setting motivates her to meet the family where they are at, understanding that the work of psychotherapy is fluid and flexible. In her spare time, Hannah can be found sitting out by the Charles River listening to a podcast, scouring the fruits and veggies at Haymarket, or cooking a meal for her friends and family.