About Us

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Patrick Golden
MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP

Patrick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional. Integrating a holistic-existential approach, he has over five years of experience providing support to individuals, families, groups, and first responders, helping them to lead happy, productive and meaningful lives. In addition to counseling in an agency setting, Patrick has a background in community-outreach counseling, hospice care, college counseling, and animal-assisted therapy.

Supporting people in crisis has always been fulfilling for Patrick. As a college student he worked as a mentor and tutor, helping to guide others through challenging times. While Patrick addressed his own hardships involving addiction, he became more interested and passionate about helping others, which led him to earn a Master’s Degree in Holistic Counseling, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Mental Health and The Expressive and Creative Arts, from Salve Regina University. 

Patrick specializes in Holistic Counseling, integrating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dual-Diagnosis Treatment, and Expressive & Creative Arts Therapy.

Patrick currently accepts Blue Cross, United, Neighborhood, Cigna, Tufts, and Private Pay.

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Kelly Golden
MAT, MA, CAGS, LMHC

Kelly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC), with over eighteen years of experience working with a variety of populations. Kelly earned her Bachelor's Degree and first Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY Binghamton. In addition, Kelly acquired her second Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Rhode Island College.

She works with individuals, couples, and families to help them overcome a range of psychological as well as behavioral and emotional concerns. Whether difficulties stem from a family issue, school issue or other situational factor, she can be a therapeutic resource.  Kelly's experience as an educator who has expertise in mental health concerns as well gives her a unique perspective that can benefit the needs of individuals and families.

Kelly uses a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) along with more non-traditional counseling such as play and art therapy.  She focuses on individuals and families empowering themselves to navigate their goals and challenges.

Kelly currently accepts Blue Cross, United, Neighborhood, Tufts, and Private Pay.

Emily Allerton
MA, CAGS, LMHC

Emily is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience in community based counseling, outpatient therapy, and hospital settings. Her therapeutic style is strength-based, holistic, and person centered. She works primarily with adults ages 18 and older. Her specialties include anxiety, trauma, stress management, life transitions, career counseling, and school issues.

In our fast-paced society today, the demands and pressure of every day life can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and misunderstood. Emily's goal is to provide a judgement free safe space for you to be yourself and develop strategies to feel empowered and confident in navigating any challenges that come your way.


She believes that within every challenge lies the possibility for new and creative growth. Her experience, education, and training have provided her with a variety of new and exciting evidence based tools, skills, and strategies to help you achieve your ideal lifestyle. She invites you to call her and find out if you're a good fit today.

Emily currently accepts Blue Cross, Neighborhood, Tufts, and Private Pay.

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Elizabeth Couto
MA, CAGS, LMHC

Elizabeth is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who provides Individual Outpatient Counseling Services to children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, School Related Issues, Autism, Mood Dysregulation Disorders, and Depression. 

Elizabeth attained her Master's Degree in Education and Agency Counseling from Providence College in 2009, and her CAGS in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University in 2015. She works with children and adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art and Play Therapy, Humor, and Reality Therapy. 

Elizabeth worked for 5 years as an outreach therapist for Southbay Mental Health. She has worked for the Fall River Public Schools as a School Adjustment Counselor since 2015, and has had her own private practice in Acushnet, MA, since 2016.

She provides a judgement-free space to explore anything that causes upset in your life, with an overall goal to make positive changes towards growth, health, and happiness. 

Elizabeth currently accepts Blue Cross, United and Private Pay. 

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Amber Massed

MSW, LICSW

Amber is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with more than 15 years of experience. She has provided intensive home- and community-based counseling to at-risk youth and their families, as well as parenting education and parent-child evaluations for families involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Amber has had a private practice doing home-based counseling with children, adults, and families in the Aquidneck Island area since 2017. 

 

Amber works with children (ages 3+), adolescents, and adults in either individual or family counseling. Her areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and child behavior issues. She utilizes a strength-based approach, often incorporating aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and behavior modification. 

 

Amber’s goal is to guide her clients along the path to improved functioning. She will assist you in making the changes you seek. She values the therapeutic relationship and strives to understand her clients in the context of their environments and unique experiences. Contact Amber for a free phone consultation to see if she’s the right fit for you.

 

Amber currently accepts Blue Cross, Neighborhood Health Plan, United Healthcare, Harvard Pilgrim, and private pay.

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Ed Fereirra

LCDP

If you or someone you know struggles with the damage either alcohol or drugs has created in your life, asking for help can sometimes be very difficult. My passion for substance abuse treatment began as a result of the compassion, understanding and non-judgmental help I was offered during a difficult time in my life. My approach is to allow each person to recognize that change comes from within the individual and my role is to be the helper in that process of change. Utilizing an evidence-based approach in collaboration with an individuals instinctual ability to change, we will work to meet your established treatment goals. 

Identifying each persons individual goals is the first step in the process of change. In my opinion there is no one size fits all when it comes to treatment. Maybe substance use has created family, employment, or legal issues and you would like to begin addressing the unmanageability it has created. 

I entered this field to help, like someone once helped me. You already have the ability to change and maybe together we can find that ability. Treatment should be about your goals for change. If you think the decision to get help is hard, it is. If you think the decision to get help will be worth it, it is.