OUR THERAPISTS

I am a Clinical Social Worker informed by DIR (the Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based foundational framework for understanding human development). I have experience supporting children and families of various ages and stages with the challenges associated with the symptoms of sensory processing and regulation, ADHD, presentations of ASD, emotional and behavioral difficulties, trauma, anxiety, and related parenting issues. Joining the client where they are, with a strengths-based perspective, we work to identify, explore, and process affective internal states, develop social-emotional aptitudes, and nurturing pro-social cognitive narratives.

Amy Bebegal

617-924-1285

artrelief.amy@gmail.com

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

DESE, Certified School Adjustment Counselor

Rachel Castleberry

617-924-1285

artrelief.rachel@gmail.com

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

RDT, Registered Drama Therapist

Amelia Crawford

617-924-1285

artrelief.amelia@gmail.com

MA, Mental Health Counselor

Certified Expressive Arts Therapist

Piano Instructor

I received a masters degree in mental health counseling and intermodal expressive arts therapy in 2012. My artistic background is in music, as a teacher and performer. I have studied extensively in the field of West African and Haitian folkloric dance. I also have years of experience working in jewelry design and production, including metallurgy, stone inlay and bead work.

As an intermodal expressive arts therapist, I use a range of artistic modalities in working with clients, including music, dance, visual and fabric arts, as well as writing, play, and talk therapy. Meditation techniques, dialectical behavioral therapy and a client centered,trauma informed approach are also strong components in my therapeutic work.

In the last ten years, I have worked with both children and adults in a variety of settings, who have experienced many destabilizing events, to include: disrupted placement in the family home due to involvement with foster care and residential programming, addiction, homelessness, complications from complex trauma and mental health diagnoses, and involvement in the juvenile and adult legal system.  

In an effort to ameliorate the distressful remnants of such destabilizing events, I use drama therapy with a primary focus on empathy, humor, cultural humility, and strengths-based feedback and support. My aim being to help people detach from maladaptive repeating patterns, and increase self-assurance in the ability to cope with life on life's terms. 

Jonathan Nichols

617-924-1285

artrelief.jonathan@gmail.com

MA, Mental Health Counselor

Registered Drama Therapist

Kc Schuck

617-924-1285

artrelief.kc@gmail.com

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Registered Art Therapist

I am both a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and worked for several years within the community as an In Home Therapist. I use creative expression in tandem with clinical assessment and treatment as a way to provide support in the work towards personal growth. My passion lies in using art making as a personalized process to explore and understand how emotions and life experiences impact our day to day lives, as I believe visual images can communicate powerful insight into our own challenges and strengths. I have used a wide array of art styles and materials over the years and encourage exploration of creative materials to support healthy self care and personal growth. My experiences lie in using cognitive-behavioral skills, as well as being trained in trauma informed practices to focus on the person as a whole, including individual strengths to support this ever growing process of understanding one's self. 

I graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in mental health counseling, trained in the expressive art therapies at Lesley University with a specialization in drama therapy. My training as a professional stage actor and improviser informs my emphasis on relaxation and grounding.

I have experience working with individuals across the age spectrum and in a variety of locales including inpatient recovery programs, residential centers, outpatient offices and client homes. I have served clients with behavioral needs, mood, anxiety and attention deficit disorders, schizophrenic disorders and bipolar disorders.

I use an assortment of art and drama therapy interventions so that each individual has space to discover the emotions and needs that their unique story brings. I provide a safe space of honor and respect for each individual to process what they find in their unique contribution to history."

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