Cynthia Fisher, LMFT, LMHC
Clinical Director, Psychotherapist
Cynthia is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Mental Health Counselor. She is passionate about seeing wholeness and restoration coming back in her client's lives and marriages. Her marital/family experience ranges from pre-marital counseling, marriage enrichment, blended families to affair recovery counseling. Cynthia also sees individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, dual diagnosis and various mood disorders. She loves equipping women and men who are in emotionally abusive relationships to increase their confidence and understand and exercise emotionally healthy boundaries. In addition, she loves working with men and women over 55 and strives to help them adapt to many of the milestones they face as they retire and enter into this new season of life.
Since the mid 1990's Cynthia has experience in working with individuals, children and families in outreach, as well as in school settings (elementary through college). She has been in private practice since 2001. Due to the growing therapeutic needs in the area; as well as the need for skilled clinicians, Cynthia founded Quadra Counseling Associates in 2008. The practice consists of clinicians with varying specialties and licenses to meet the comprehensive needs of people in the North Shore. Cynthia has facilitated Professional Seminar Courses for students pursuing their Master of Counseling degree, as well as supervised therapists who are working towards Massachusetts licensure.
In addition, Cynthia is working with Amirah, an agency which is committed to helping women come out of slavery and sex trafficking. Cynthia received her Masters in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Seminary.
Kim Collins, LICSW
Kim Collins is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University. She works with individuals of all ages as well as with families. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents as they struggle with stressors related to social interactions, family conflicts, academic problems, trauma history and difficulty regulating their mood and behavior. She also provides parenting support and instruction, and psychotherapy for individual adults dealing with a variety of different concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss.
Nancy Cormier, LICSW
Nancy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, as well as a licensed Massachusetts School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. In that capacity, she has worked in elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to working with children, Nancy enjoys working with adolescents and adults. Her experience includes treating clients of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, anger management, stress management, family conflicts, grief and loss, as well as self-esteem and relational issues. Nancy utilizes strengths-based clinical skills to create positive, affirming relationships with clients and loves seeing clients overcome obstacles to their fulfillment.
Veronica Guarino, LICSW
Veronica Guarino is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who received her Masters degree in social work from Salem State College with a concentration in Children and Families. She draws upon extensive experience working with a wide range of clients, including children, adults, families and couples. She specializes in in play therapy, anxiety disorders, depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), grief and loss and major life transitions. Veronica also enjoys working with individuals who suffer from PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and ADHD. She is passionate about her work with blended families, individuals who were victims of bullying or discrimination, and those experiencing grief and loss. Veronica has extensive experience working with children with behavioral problems and learning disabilities and offering parenting support. She also enjoys offering marriage and couples counseling. Veronica has experience in ABA and Floor Time approach, working with children on the autism spectrum.
Julia O’Donnell, LICSW
Julia is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, who enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. Julia completed here undergraduate degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and earned her Master's in Social Work from The Ohio State University. With a background in providing intensive In-Home Family Therapy, Julia enjoys working with adolescents and children with emotional or behavioral concerns. Additionally, Julia has experience providing care in many contexts, including Boston Public Schools, community health agencies, and integrated primary care. Julia is also passionate about serving women of all ages, who face challenges with relationships, mood, or history of abuse and trauma. She offers counseling for those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, mood dis-regulation, and issues specific to college and young professionals. As a certified Yoga Instructor, Julia focuses on the connection between the mind, body and emotions from a strength-based perspective.
Nick Otto, LMHC
Nick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with years of experience working with individuals of all ages as well as with couples and families. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Nick is passionate about serving children with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders and offering education and support to the entire family. He also enjoys helping individuals who are dealing with PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and developmental delays. Nick works from an eclectic approach that draws on psychodynamic, family systems, communication, and evidence based approaches, such as CBT.
Nick specializes in Trauma-Focused CBT
Debbie Sweeney, LICSW
Debbie Sweeney holds a Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree from the State University of New York at Albany. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Certified School Adjustment Counselor. Debbie has more than 20 years of psychotherapy experience and training with teens and adults around a variety of concerns including self esteem, identity, stress management, conflict resolution, depression/mood disorders and anxiety. She also specializes in issues related to Marriage (Prepare and Enrich Certified for engaged and married couples), healing from Divorce, Eating Disorders, Trauma Survivors and Grief /Loss. When working with individuals, couples and families, Debbie employs different treatment techniques (such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Task Centered, Structural, Strategic) depending on need. She draws upon people’s strengths as an important component to their success and helps attend to the whole person so they can modify their environment to support their treatment goals. Debbie also has experience integrating a Christian perspective into the treatment process for those who desire this approach.
Sarah Thomas, LICSW
Sarah Thomas holds a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. Sarah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She has worked extensively with children, adolescent, adults and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient therapy, community service agency coordination, residential treatment and emergency services. Sarah offers counseling for individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, bereavement, developmental delays, autism spectrum, family/ relationship discord and self-esteem issues. She often incorporates art therapy into her work with children and adolescents. Sarah works from a strengths-based approach, supporting individuals in finding skills and talents that can be recognized and built upon through the therapeutic process. She believes that the course of therapy should be individualized, strengths-based and driven by the person served.