Staff

Life presents each of us with moments of stress, confusion, transition and loss. We all have ways in which we cope with these moments. Therapy can be an enlightening, yet gentle way to weather life’s stormy chapters while improving our ability to cope. Here at Holliston Youth and Family Services we can offer a variety of treatment modalities including but not limited to play therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy.

 

We are dedicated to helping others find their own path to personal fufillment, and are continually motivated by the extraordinary growth and change that can take place when the right space for reflection and support is found. Each of our therapists are committed to creating a warm, inviting and safe therapeutic environment for you and your children.

 

 

Program Director 

Jaclyn Winer is a licensed Independent clinical social worker (LICSW). She holds a masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work with a specialization in trauma and interpersonal violence. She has worked in residential treatment, schools, and hospital settings providing therapy, supervision, and consultation to children and adults impacted by a variety of different circumstances. Jackie also has specific training in Sensory Motor Psychotherapy to help children with PTSD, ADHD, and/or mood disorders widen their window of tolerance for emotional and social experiences. 

 

Areas of specialty include working with Children & Adolescents / Young Adults / Family Therapy / LGBTQQ Youth / Adult Mental Health / Trauma and PTSD / Relational Conflicts /Grief Counseling / Attachment / Parenting / Life Changes / Cultural Struggles / Play Therapy / Mindfulness Based Stress Management

 

Jackie is able to utilize Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) in sessions with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma. 

 

Court Diversion Coordinator/Community Therapist

Christine Scafidi has spent the last twenty years between public schools and higher education. As a school and college admission counselor, she has worked with countless students and families as they navigate their way through high school. As a former Director of School Counseling for both Framingham and Stoughton Public Schools, her focus is on social and emotional health, as well as college and career readiness, and how that looks different for every child. Christine is also on the Reach Higher Massachusetts State Leadership Team. Reach Higher works to encourage all students to pursue some form of higher education after high school, regardless of what it looks like. Christine has also taught psychology and counseling at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Lasell College and Bridgewater State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Education in School Counseling, and a CAGS in Mental Health Counseling, all from Suffolk University.

 

Ares of speciality include college and career counseling /   Parental Guidance  /   Trauma-based Intervention  /  Mindfulness Psychotherapy  /  Stress Management  /  Life Transitions and Adjustment  /  Self-identity Development  /  Relationship Struggles  /  Parent-child Relationships and Attachment  /  Young adult guidance and support 

 

Community Therapist

Joanna McNulty is currently in her second year of graduate studies at Simmons University School of Social Work. Her prior experience includes utilizing expressive arts to work with adults and disabilities, hospital work, and schools. Joanna is specializing in trauma and resilience and offers the approach of hope and empowerment in her work with clients. 

 

Areas of speciality include Play Therapy  /  Transitional Age Youth  /  Adults  /  Expressive Art Therapy /  Trauma-based Intervention  /  Mindfulness Psychotherapy  /  Stress Management  /  Depression  /  Anxiety