Behavioral Health Professionals Who Care
Dr. Hanya Bluestone
Chief Executive Officer
Hanya Bluestone, Ph.D. earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University in 1988. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1995. She completed her internship at Worcester State Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completed her fellowship in forensic psychology at Bridgewater State Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is certified in DBT and EMDR, practices from a CBT and Psychodynamic theory perspective, and is an affiliate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her clinical expertise lies in working with trauma, serious mental illness, and forensic psychology. Hanya is passionate about cultural competence, group therapy, and working with veterans, first responders, complex trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. She loves to cross-country ski in Vermont and self-identifies as a sci-fi geek.
Dr. Hayden Duggan
Director of Clinical Services
Hayden Duggan, Ed.D. earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969 at Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology in public practice from Harvard University in 1977. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a forensic psychologist. He has served as a Deputy Fire Chief for the town of Hubbardston, an EMT-I for the Barre Rescue Squad, and the Chief Psychologist for the Boston Police Department and for Boston EMS. Hayden has extensive experience evaluating and treating adolescents, adults, and families. He is EMDR trained and is specialized in trauma, fire-setting, crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, and relationship issues and is passionate about working with emergency service providers and their families. Hayden loves helping others overcome obstacles and achieve greater well-being.
Project & Office Manager and Therapist
Elizabeth Scott, M.Ed., NCC earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development family studies at Auburn University in 2015. She received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Auburn University in 2017. She is trained in EMDR and Motivational Interviewing, and practices from a Gestalt and Feminist theory perspective. Elizabeth is passionate about advocating for matters of racial injustice, cultural competence, women’s issues, and enjoys working with young adults, couples, and parents. She loves college football and finding ways to connect with her southern roots.
Scott Mentzer, M.A., LMHC earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Curry College in 2004. He received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Framingham State University in 2014. He is an EMDRIA approved consultant, EMDRIA certified therapist, and a retired first responder. He practices from a client centered approach, while also utilizing the Adaptive Information Processing Model and Structural Dissociation Theory. Scott is passionate about working with first responders and adults struggling with PTSD, abuse/neglect, and grief. He loves fly fishing and kayaking, and is especially happy when he can fly fish in a kayak on the ocean.
Jessica Adonteng, M.A., LMHC earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Curry College in 2007. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Assumption College in 2014. She is trained in CBT, mindfulness, and couples counseling and practices from a person-centered approach, that includes motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and the Gottman Method. Jessica enjoys working with couples and with race based issues for people of color. She has found that being a person of color within the field is uncommon and that many clients of color report it’s hard to find someone who can relate to their culture, identity, and experiences. Jessica is a proud dog owner and loves spending her time outdoors.
Marissa Garrity, M.A. earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Clark University in 2000. She received her master’s degree in psychology from Anna Maria College in 2002. She has also earned her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in counseling psychology from Cambridge College in 2020. She is trained in EMDR, is licensed as a K-12 school adjustment counselor, and practices from a CBT and trauma-focused framework. Marissa is passionate about developing strategies to manage ADHD, relational difficulties, and helping others enhance their social skills. She enjoys working with stress management and performance improvement in athletics as well.
Nikki Gamache, M.A. earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UMass Amherst in 2009. She received her master’s degree in psychology from Westfield State University in 2015, during which time she earned the Bazemore, Edwards, & Warner Award for LGBT issue advancement. She is trained in EMDR, Progressive Counting, Flash, and the Fairy Tale model, and practices from a mindfulness-based approach and pulls from different areas such as CBT and ego-state work. Nikki is specialized in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, with a focus on transgender and non-binary individuals, and other LGBTQ+ issues such as bullying and access to gender-affirming resources. She is a self-identified nerd who enjoys both video and tabletop gaming.
Pauline Cerone, MSW, LCSW earned her bachelor’s degree in social work at Franciscan University in 2010. She received her master’s degree in social work from University of Southern California in 2014. She is trained in EMDR and practices from an attachment and relational framework. She is specialized in working with children and sexual assault survivors. Pauline is passionate about racial equality, religious freedom, and empowering survivors of trauma. She enjoys exercising and especially loves jigsaw puzzles.