• MEET THE COMPASS TEAM

    Our group of professionals invested in helping you navigate your life.

  • 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). Since the opening of Compass, Carolyn has been a strengths-based therapist and specializes in the treatment of anxiety. She is also the proud co-founder of Compass!

      

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

    • Lead Preschool Teacher- Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
    • Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher- Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
    • Bachelor of Psychology- Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
    • Master of Social Work -Boston College, Boston, MA
    • Previously Licensed School Adjustment Counselor (SAC)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

     

    *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!

     

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Psychology from The University of Vermont
    • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Anthropology from The University of Vermont
    • Masters of Education in Special Education from Fitchburg State University
    • Certified Severe Special Education Teacher (Massachusetts)

     

    * Hillary currently accepts Private Pay

    Angela Silva, MS, 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.

     

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

    • 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

    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.

     

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art/Psychology-Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
    • Masters of Expressive Art Therapy- Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    *Vicki currently accepts 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).

     

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

     

    • Bachelor of Social Work, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    • Master of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    • Concentration on Community and Administrative Practice
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    • Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure
    • Certified Early Intervention Specialist
    • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

     

    *currently accepting Tufts HMO Commercial & BCBS

     

    Grace Morrison, MSW, LICSW

    Child/Adolescent/ Adult Therapist

     

    Grace is a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience providing social skills, emotional regulation techniques, and clinical counseling services to adults, adolescents, and children. Her experience includes work in residential settings, school counseling, and outpatient therapy, specializing in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Grace has provided services in both the public and private sectors, assisting families in navigating services in both realms. In her work, Grace takes a strengths-based approach in partnering with individuals, groups, and families.​

     
     
    Education/Certifications
    •Bachelor in Social Work, Suma Cum Laude- Eastern University, PA
    •Master in Social Work- Simmons College, MA
    •Licensed Certified Social Worker, LCSW
    •Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

     

    *currently accepting Tufts HMO Commercial & BCBS

     

    Lorraine Dundon, MSW, LICSW

    Adolescent/ Adult Therapist

     

    Lorraine has worked in the behavioral field for many years, focusing in areas of crisis and trauma in many at risk communities; she has also worked in many academic settings; including kindergarten through college, offering counseling through a collaborative approach to include teachers, family, professionals and providing therapeutic resources for the client.

     

    Lorraine brings a strength-based and trauma-informed approach to her practice. Specifically, she is trained to use resiliency building, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. She is an active member in her community and church and holds positions that promote helping residents within her hometown.

     

    Lorraine spends her free time with her husband, and four adult children, and believes in modeling good communication and team building within the family!

     
     
    Education/Certifications
     
    •Master in Social Work- Simmons University, MA
    •Licensed Certified Social Worker, LCSW
    •Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

     

    *currently accepting BCBS

     

    Gabrielle Keegan, LICSW, CEIS

    Child/Adolescent Therapist

     

    Gabrielle is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan from infants through grandparents. Gabrielle has experience with teens and young adults working on social skills, group work and CBT. She also has experience working with parents and families. She comes from a strength based person-in-environment approach She enjoys helping individuals find their own strengths and use them to overcome challenges.

     
     
    Education/Certifications

     

    •Master of Social Work- Springfield College
    •Certified Early Intervention Specialist
    •Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
     
     

     

    *currently accepting BCBS

     

    Jessica Fagan, MSW, LCSW

    Child/Adolescent Therapist

     

    Jessica is a licensed certified social worker with 10 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. Jessica started out of graduate school working with children and adolescents in emergency services for mental health. For the past several years Jessica has been working with adults and elderly in the medical outpatient setting who have a chronic illness.

    Jessica enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a passion for working with children and adolescents supporting them in building confidence and finding the coping skills they need to be successful.

    In her free time Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, two younger children and their two beagles Finn and Gus!

     
     
    Education/Certifications

     

    • Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

    • Master of Social Work, Bridgewater State University (MSW)

    • Bachelors degree of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
     

     

    *currently accepting private pay

     

    Halley Choiniere, MSW, LCSW

    Child/Adolescent/Young Adult Therapist

     

    Halley has experience working with children and families in home, school, and clinical settings. She worked for years at a school for children with Autism where she provided support to parents, ran groups, and provided individual counseling. She also has experience working as both an in-home and outpatient therapist for children, adolescents and young adults. Her practice beliefs are based on the idea that there is no "standard" therapy process, and instead, treatment should be person-centered, and come from a strengths based approach.


    Halley also has a therapy dog names Timmy who is available to attend sessions and provide his own form of support and comfort!

     
     
    Education/Certifications

     

    • Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

    • Master of Social Work, Bridgewater State University (MSW)

    • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Rhode Island
     

     

    *currently accepting private pay

     

    Timmy, Certified Therapy Dog

     

    Timmy is a certified therapy dog who loves providing comfort and getting snuggles! He was adopted from Arkansas and is with his forever home now where he spends his days going to work with his mom, Halley, sunning himself in any place available, and sneaking treats whenever possible!

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Carrie Rainville-Collins, M.Ed., MCHES​

    Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Wellness Counselor, Mindfulness Instructor, Educational Liaison, Skills Coach

     

    Carrie has worked in counseling and education for over two decades, providing support in skill acquisition, emotional regulation and general counseling within school settings and home based services. Carrie looks at working with individuals and families through a whole-person lens by assessing and collaboratively establishing goals for all areas of well-being - emotional, social, physical and educational/occupational. She will develop a care plan with individuals and families using a strengths-based approach with guided practice of skills to manage life's ups and downs.

     
    Education/Certifications
    • Bachelor of Psychology and Educational Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
    • Post-baccalaureate degrees in Health Education - Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
    • M.Ed. in Health Promotion - Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
    • Family Case Management Certification - Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
    • Mindfulness Practitioner Certification - Mindful Schools, Emeryville, California
    • MCHES - Master Certified Health Education Specialist
    • K-12 Wellness Education Certified Teacher - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    * currently accepting private pay
     
     

    Kristen White, M.S. SSP.
    Educational Psychologist​

    Educational Psychologist, Social Skills and Coping Skills Coach

     

    Kristen is a Certified School Psychologist with ten years of experience working in the public school system, with students of all abilities, in grades PreK-12. Kristen also has three years of experience delivering direct behavioral services to children with mild to moderate disabilities in the home setting.

     

    At Compass, Kristen facilitates skill-building sessions that focus on skills including social thinking, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and coping skills in a fun, group-based atmosphere.

     

    Kristen is passionate about supporting students to build upon their strengths and develop their coping skills in order to be successful. She believes that incorporating movement and music into a child's education is important. Kristen also enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

     

    Education/Certifications
    • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Psychology from Fairfield University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Spanish from Fairfield University
    • Masters of Science with Specialist level degree in School Psychology from the University of Rhode Island
    • Certified School Psychologist (Massachusetts)
    • Licensed Educational Psychologist (Massachusetts)
     
    * currently accepting private pay
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