Friday, July 8, 2016

Expanding Holistic Counseling Center

I am very HAPPY to announce that I continue to expand my business, Holistic Counseling Center (HCC). I have 5 excellent clinicians working for me. 

William Donly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Melissa Menard is a Licensed Social Worker (LICSW) 

Allison Latino is a Licensed Social Worker (LISCW) 

Denio Serpa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

Mary Verrier is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. (LACD1)

Steve Adamec is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

 They all specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and marital or couples counseling. They are very much on board with the integrative approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit.  I also run a mindfulness group with Allison which is based on Jon- Kabat- Zinn’s  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. 

Kudos to my lawyer Bill Mandell, my accountant John Newberry, and  Rick Kaufman, the owner of Billing Advantages. They spend a lot of time behind the scenes helping me run my business ethically and efficiently.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


                                                    MINDFULNESS GROUP
                                                        APRIL 5 - May 24
                                      TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 6:30-8:30pm
                                                               8 WEEK

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, involves meditative exercises to increase awareness in the present.  By increasing mindful attention, we are able to exert greater self-control and lessen the impact of stress in our lives.  This course includes guided meditation, group discussion, readings, gentle yoga and stretching, in addition to some individualized support sessions.  Assignments, weekly readings, class participation, and daily home practice are required.
 The course consists of a mandatory orientation and weekly two-hour classes for eight weeks.

Please contact Melissa if you are interested

Dr. Melissa Samartano, PhD.,LMHC
Holistic Counseling Center
Raynham, MA 02767
Cell# 401-263-1599
Office# 508-819-0441