MILFORd TEAM

Aiesha Phelmetto, Lmft-a

Marital and Family Therapist Associate

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Aiesha believes everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties.  Therapy is a collaborative process and Aiesha's goal is to guide her clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths in order to have a more meaningful life experience.

Claude Louis, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Claude believes everyone has their own answers to life’s toughest questions. But, we at times can use an affirming, empathetic, and validating ear to come to those conclusions. By incorporating a humanistic approach to counseling, Claude helps individuals integrate the intersections of their identity and work towards overcoming barriers. Claude has a passion for working with LGBTQAI+ clients and issues relating to social justice.

Erin McVicar, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Erin believes that the best therapy happens within a genuine, collaborative relationship. She uses her warmth, authenticity, and sense of humor to create a space for safe and empowering self-exploration. Erin’s favorite part of the therapeutic process is having the opportunity to get to know and learn from each client as they grow into themselves.

Haleigh Smith, LCSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Clients can look forward to an accepting environment, a friendly face, and a trusting professional when working with Haleigh. She looks forward to meeting every one of her clients and helping them through their healing journey.  Haleigh looks forward to providing an open, honest, and accepting environment for all clients.

Kate Smulski, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Kate’s counseling approach is rooted in compassion, understanding, respect and recognition that entering therapeutic relationships takes courage and strength. Life sometimes feels overwhelming, upsetting or presents a lack of clarity, but it is vital to remember that these moments are just that, moments. Her approach is characterized by the idea that when you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel and the way you behave -having lasting effects on your well-being. 

Krista Amato, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Director, LCSW Supervisor

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Krista is a professional who brings a level of authenticity to her work, naturally fostering an interactive clinician-patient experience.  Krista is a personal confidant who emphatically believes that a strong therapeutic relationship built on mutual respect and trust is essential. Krista is an advocate with a genuine and witty approach while simultaneously educating, encouraging, and empowering her clients with personalized, realistic, and achievable skills and goals. 

Michelle Bellin, LMFT-A

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Associate

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Michelle is passionate about collaboratively creating a safe space for her clients to heal, grow, and create lasting change. She strongly emphasizes the importance of the client’s identity, voice, and narrative by empowering them to lean into their vulnerability. Michelle finds it extremely important to work with underserved populations, specifically, the LGBTQIA+ community. She feels very privileged to be a part of her clients’ journeys.

Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate

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Samantha tries to be a counselor that clients can feel comfortable with and develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship. She approaches for sessions tend to focus on humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies. She enjoys assisting clients with addressing the here-and-now, becoming more motivated, and making behavioral changes through modifying thought patterns. In Samantha's  free time she enjoys watching movies, spending time with her dogs, and being in nature. 

Samantha Rijos, LPC-A

NaTICA Blake, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor,

National Certified Counselor

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Natica believes everyone is valuable and strives to welcome her clients into a space that reflects their wants and needs. Natica views therapy as a collaborative journey, where there is a tremendous opportunity for growth, self-exploration, emotional healing, and rejuvenation. Natica is very passionate about advocating for diversity awareness, working within LGBTQ+ spaces, cultural sensitivity, and social justice issues. 

Stephanie Caron, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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Deciding to begin therapy can feel very intimidating. However, Stephanie offers a non-judgmental approach of working together to explore her clients' strengths and build self confidence to identify the best path to move forward in their journey and achieve their goals. Stephanie use a combination of approaches including CBT, person centered, and Gestalt therapy allowing her to use a variety of skills to best assist her clients' individual needs.