Carolyn Wnuk, MSW, LICSW
Child/Adolescent Therapist and Co-founder of Compass
Carolyn worked as a School Adjustment Counselor for several years. She loves working with students (K-12). For the past four years at Compass, Carolyn has been a strength-based therapist and specializes in the treatment of anxiety. She is also the proud co-founder of Compass!
*Carolyn currently accepts BCBS & Tufts HMO Commercial
Hillary Taglienti, M.Ed.
Special Educator, Educational Consultant, Skills Coach, and Co-founder of Compass
Hillary has has ten years of experience working in the public school system with students of all abilities. She has worked with elementary, middle, high school, and post-graduate age students. Hillary has worked as a classroom teacher with students with moderate as well as severe disabilities. In addition to public school experience, Hillary has enjoyed working with the Institute for Community Inclusion with students in their Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program.
Hillary is one of the co-founders of Compass! She runs social and skills groups as well as provides individual services focused on Executive Functioning, social thinking, emotional regulation, coping skills, and more!
* Hillary currently accepts Private Pay
Angela Silva, M.S., LABA
Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst and Skills Coach
Angela has experience as a Behavior Therapist at in-home ABA agencies for three years providing behavioral services to children who are on the Autism Spectrum. Angela also works at a public school as a Licensed Applied Behavioral Analyst (LABA) with children on the Autism Spectrum as well as children who have social/emotional and behavioral disorders. She has experience working with early intervention aged children as well as school aged children. Angela has experience teaching Social Skills and Emotional Regulation groups as well as providing individual services related to those skills. Angela is an extremely passionate and dedicated therapist.
Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology) - Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
Master of Applied Behavioral Analysis -Simmons College, Boston, MA
Licensed Applied Behavioral Analyst (LABA)
* accepts Private Pay and BCBS for ABA services
Danielle M. Costa, CAGS, LICSW
Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist
Danielle has been working as a Elementary/Middle School Principal for the past ten years. She was a School Adjustment Counselor and Special Educator prior to her years as an Administrator. Danielle has experience working with children and adolescents (K-12), Families, Couples, Mothers/Daughters, Individuals or Groups. She has also taught parenting, social skills, study skills and career counseling classes.
“Coach” David Ulm, M.Ed
David has spent much of the past 17 years working with youth and adolescents. He is currently working as a certified school counselor. In a public school setting as well as a private Coping Coach, at Compass, he is working on a daily basis to help children in need. He specializes in teaching emotional regulation and coping strategies. David teaches effective strategies that allow child/adolescents to gain confidence and thrive despite anxiety, ADHD, and social challenges. David is also enjoys running social skill groups.
Aside from being a school counselor and a Coping Coach, David has also spent many years working as a soccer coach. Serving the community youth and their families through sport. He believes that counseling support and healing can come in a variety of ways, and incorporates that mentality into his counseling.
Marie DeGirolamo, M.Ed., OTR/ L
Marie has been working in the field of occupational therapy for the past 17 years. She currently works in the public school setting. She has experience working in early intervention, outpatient pediatrics, as well as adult rehabilitation.
Marie’s focus has been with working with pediatrics at the elementary school age. She has worked with a range of students. She specializes in working with students with fine motor and visual motor delays. She has also worked with children who have sensory processing disorder or difficulty with self regulation. She has an interest in yoga and has taken various continuing education courses on incorporating yoga into her treatment sessions. She has also recently completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Educational Technology to learn how to assist her students in using technology.
Stacy Faulkner, MSW, LCSW, MA, RYT, RMT
Child & Family Therapist (Pre-K--Adult)
As an educator for nearly 22 years with a strong focus on child development and academic success, Stacy brings a unique offering to the clinical setting as an MA, MSW, LCSW. Stacy has always worked in the “helping” professions to provide support and advocacy for children and their family systems: as an EMT, a Lead preschool teacher, a Director and owner of a Montessori preschool, and as an instructor and academic advisor in higher education.
In addition to her many years as an educator, both in Early Childhood/Elementary Ed and in Higher-Ed, she has experience working with adolescents, providing social-emotional support to ensure academic success, retention and overall health and well-being. This involved working collaboratively with their respective families, and other support services. Stacy credits this invaluable experience for further validating her desire to work with, and advocate for, children, young adults & their social systems.
Additionally, she has spent the past decade working in wellness, specifically as a registered yoga instructor and Reiki Master Teacher, offering meditation and life-coaching as well.
She is well-versed in Signs of Suicide and Calm Classroom curricula. She skillfully utilizes an eclectic counseling approach, employing Systems Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral techniques, Mindfulness, Social Learning Theory and art and play therapies. Stacy also works with adults to introduce and support coping skills for stress, anxiety, grief and trauma. In addition to working individually with clients, Stacy also runs groups, instructs Yoga, and offers tutoring services at Compass!
Vicki Parisi, MA, LMHC
Expressive Art Therapist
Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist
Vicki has worked with children and families for over 10 years through in home, residential, intensive outpatient, and school-based services. 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. Vicki's focus is on building social skills, coping skills, self-worth, and self-esteem through the creative process in therapy. She is a strength-based therapist who likes to incorporate mindfulness, psycho education, expressive art therapy, and play therapy when working with children and teens. Vicki is passionate about helping individuals and families to thrive, and feels privileged to share in the lives of her clients. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, making art and staying active with her 3 children and husband.
Jessica Consilvio, M.Ed., LMHC, CCTP
Adolescent/ Adult Therapist
Jessica holds a B.A. from Salve Regina University, graduating Cum Laude with a major in Performing Arts. The decade after her college years were dedicated to exceeding her executive goals, first as General Manager within her family’s art store to then building a successful business in the cosmetics industry. In 2012 Jessica decided to pursue a mental health degree from Cambridge College and now holds an M.Ed. in School Adjustment and Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in trauma studies. In 2015 Jessica took on the task of building the first ever mental health counseling program at Archbishop Williams High School. She also advised several after school extra-curricular activities and presented a three-week seminar on Cultural Competency which was made available to the entire school community.
Jessica combines an eclectic mix of cognitive and trauma techniques, especially effective for adolescent “first time” stressors: the first heart break, the first death, the first major disappointment. These “mini traumas” can be effectively treated with proven trauma interventions which build resilience, coping skills, and the ability to reduce anxiety.
Jessica is extremely excited to bring her passion for counseling, theatre, makeup, animals, and music to Compass Social Skills and Counseling and looks forward to supporting her clients as they work towards their greatest potential.
*Jessica currently accepts Tufts HMO Commercial & BCBS.
Megan Boelzner, MSW, LICSW
Child/Adolescent/ Adult Therapist
Children and adults challenged by anxiety, depression or coping with life changes, who are seeking a solution-focused approach to managing their symptoms, will benefit from Megan’s empathetic approach to therapy. Her methods are individualized to each person's unique needs and priorities, approaching challenging topics with both compassion and a sense of humor. Megan has extensive experience working with families of young children who are looking for support to address social and emotional challenges within the home, focusing on interpersonal relationships and daily routines.
As you set short- and long-term goals, Megan will use a treatment approach that is personalized to you, often drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based practices (Child Parent Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Parents Interacting with Infants).
*currently accepting Tufts HMO Commercial & BCBS
Grace Morrison, MSW, LICSW
Child/Adolescent/ Adult Therapist
*currently accepting Tufts HMO Commercial & BCBS