Because nothing is more important than you
Jenny Ventura graduated from Northeastern University with a Criminal Law Degree. She was given the opportunity to work on the domestic violence & sexual assault unit at the Cambridge Police Department. There is when she discovered her love to work with at-risk communities affected by violence.
She created a clinical leadership program within the Cambridge Ridge & Latin High School in providing confidential counseling. In 2004 she decided to enrich her education in being able to continue her path of mental health independence she graduated in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. After serving as an intern with Somerville Hospital Adolescent Unit, Harvard University Sexual Assault Hotline and Cambridge City Women Union she landed a job at Norwood’s Riverside Crisis Stabilization & Respite Unit as the Director or Crisis Services. She was responsible to provide clinical supervision, oversee the crisis hotline, provide outpatient services and evaluate psychiatric patients in hospitals, jails & the general public.
She soon became a per-diem social worker at Steward Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital ER, McLean Hospitals Inpatient and outpatient programs, Norcap Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center and Brockton Hospitals ER, Inpatient and Outpatient Programs, There she completed all Clinical Psychiatric Assessments, Evaluations, level of care placements and maintained a secured environment for those supervising at-risk and abusive patients.
In 2016 she initiated a business plan and opened Mind & Body Behavioral Health Center, LLC. Her therapy trade is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Modalities. She finds this to be one of the most effective tools as it helps patients guide through life in a positive, compassionate and meaningful way. She utilizes problem solving skill sets, accountability, self-esteem building techniques and medication management. She has many years of experience working with first responders, veterans, adolescents with a multicultural competent in meeting diverse populations. She continues to maintain high standards in credentialing guidelines with major insurance panels including Tufts, BCBS, Military One Source (active military), Tricare (veterans), Employee Assistant Programs for major corporations and state/local government agencies. She is a forward thinker and advocates for those who are ready to do the work one step at a time.
Megan Smith is the office manager for Mind and Body Behavioral Health Center. She oversees all administrative duties in our office including managing accounts, billing, scheduling and assisting in the development and communication of office procedures.
Megan is a long time resident of Stoughton, Massachusetts where she resides with her husband and 2 children. She is a passionate advocate for Mental Health services and is thrilled to be a part of this practice.
Bryan is an empathetic nurse practitioner that is passionate about working with children and adolescents of diverse cultural backgrounds. He has been providing psychiatric care for the past 6 years in multiple settings but primarily at one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the Boston area. He provides practical treatment recommendations using his education and clinical exposure while taking into account multiple factors that can interfere with a person’s wellness. While he provides psychopharmacological treatment, he believes that treatment should be dynamic, person centered with strong emphasis on life style changes and environmental supports.
Laura Dolan graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in Communication Disorders. She worked as a teaching assistant for a number of years in different public schools throughout Massachusetts, discovered she loved working with children and decided to further her education and obtain her Master's in Special Education at Eastern Nazarene College.
After two years in the classroom, she found that she enjoyed talking with students about their mental health rather than academics, so she went on to obtain a Master's in Psychology at William James College and interned with the Boston Public Schools and Wellesley Public Schools. She continued her education at Cambridge College and interned with the Bedford Public Schools, and Baycove Boston Emergency Service Team as a clinical intern. She completed all Clinical Psychiatric Assessments, level of care placements and insurance authorizations and was offered a full-time position as an Urgent Care Clinician.
After working out in the community and starting her family, she pursued a job at an all-boys therapeutic day school as the school social worker where she did group, family, and individual counseling. She finds herself using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) in her work with clients. She transitioned from private school to an elementary school in the Milford Public Schools. In 2022, she joined Mind & Body Behavioral Health Center, LLC to use her expertise from past experiences to help outpatient clients.
Carmel is a clinical social worker, with over ten years in practice. She works with many types of clients, but her area of specialization is working with people who have been targets of physical or emotional harm based on who they are or who they are perceived to be. This includes people targeted on the basis of their race, ethnicity, or heritage; their gender, sexuality, or gender expression; their religious or faith beliefs/practices; or other aspects of identity. She uses relational and neurobiological approaches to help clients heal from post-trauma, depression, and anxiety symptoms. Carmel is trained in EMDR, which can be used as an intervention for trauma healing, chronic pain, addiction recovery, and other issues.
Olga started her professional life in Ukraine where she graduated with MS in Accounting. After moving to the US, starting the family and having worked in finance for a while, she realized that helping people was her true passion. She loved helping people find ways to overcome personal challenges, so she enrolled in the program at UMass earning a second MS in Mental Health Counseling. Olga immediately went to work in the local community agency, providing school-based outpatient services to youth and support to their families. She worked with such issues as ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, OCD, problems with emotional regulation, life transitions, and helped her clients work out internal conflicts as well as learn new skills. Olga draws on extensive personal life experiences, multicultural awareness and provides trauma-informed care.
Olga often finds herself utilizing an eclectic approach, which allows her to custom tailor therapy to each different individual by selecting the theoretical approaches and interventions that best suit any particular situation. Olga believes the client-therapist relationship is paramount as the cornerstone of successful therapy. Olga believes in the potential of every individual to heal and move forward to live their best life. Her mission is to work with you to help you identify and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your goals.
If your business, employer, community or family have been faced with secondary trauma we offer emergency services. We come to you on a as needed basis. We meet with your group in discussing the traumatic event and provide the acute sensitivity services required in managing the potential negative outcomes.