Michael Chadwick received his master of science degree in mental health counseling and psychological services from Salem State College. He is a member in good standing with the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association. Michael is a licensed mental health counselor and has extensive experience working with adolescents in educational settings. Michael has a comprehensive understanding of special education and local resources. He specializes in the areas of anger management and conflict resolution. Michael enjoys clinical supervision, consultation, individual counseling with latency age children, adolescents and adults.
Robin Risso received her master’s in counseling from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA in 2000. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been a clinical member in good standing with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Robin is an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, coaching clinicians entering the field. Robin’s work has a strong focus in working from a relational perspective with adults, teens, and couples. Areas of expertise include working with complex family systems, couples counseling, adolescent and transitional age issues. Robin utilizes a variety of therapeutic models including CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR, Experiential Therapy and Discernment Counseling for couples unsure of their path. Intervention techniques are explored to ensure that treatment is always centered on the voice(s) of those she is working with. Robin is EAGALA model certified and is a member of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
Dr. Lister is board certified in adult, child & adolescent psychiatry. She attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Lister has practiced in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She enjoys working with children and adults of all ages. Her particular areas of interest include the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and chronic medical illness.
Amy Bolton received her master’s degree in counseling from Gordon-Conwell. She completed the dual track program specializing in both mental health counseling and marriage and family counseling. Amy is an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and an intuitive clinician that enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, group and family settings. Amy’s utilizes a variety of therapeutic models of such as EMDR, neurofeedback, CBT, DBT and IFS.
Jameson, Cowboy & Kasey ~Our Resident Canine Companions
Jameson is a six year old Golden Retriever who possesses a calm and loving demeanor.
Cowboy is a two year old Jack Russell Terrier who happily greets all who visit North Star.
Kasey, is a cuddly King Charles Cavalier Spaniel puppy and the newest member of the North Star Team.
*Please note that Jameson, Cowboy and Kasey are on the premises and are not hypoallergenic. If you are highly allergic to dogs you may wish to seek services in a non animal assisted facility.