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tamara leroy-london

LICSW

Tamara Leroy-London is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. She received her bachelors degree in psychology from Regis College, and received her masters degree in social work from Simmons University. Tamara enjoys working with adolescents and adults and specializes in matters related to depression and anxiety through individual and group therapy. She is passionate about supporting underserved, urban communities and brings a cultural competent lens to the work she does as she is a first generation Haitian-American, and is fluent in Haitian Creole. She works full time in a community health center, and founded a small virtual group practice, Healing with Trust Therapy, in 2020. For self care, Tamara enjoys watching Netflix, eating ice cream, and spending time with her husband and two small children or friends. 

Education:

  • Bachelors of Psychology, Regis College

  • Masters of Social Work, Simmons University

Certifications:

  • EMDR Trained

languages:

  • Haitian Creole

meet the team

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JENNIFER SHIIBA

LICSW

I am an Asian-American (Nisei Japanese) licensed independent clinical social worker invested in exploring psycho-social-spiritual healing practices that work for you. My style is rooted in consistency and honesty. I value curiosity, reflection, creativity and humor as pathways of connection and collaboration. In sessions, I invite clients to co-create an open, liberated space for their wellness and mental health journeys. I approach individual therapy differently for each person and believe you know your life best! My role is to guide you through your own processes of self-discovery and growth opportunities that resonate with you.

I aim to offer an integrative approach within an anti-oppressive framework, rooted in social justice and culturally-responsive/affirming practice tailored to meet your needs. I utilize an intersectional lens to understand how anxiety, depression, stress and trauma-related concerns are impacted by systems of oppression. I am passionate about serving 2SLGBTQIA+ gender diverse people and communities of color, and attuned to how racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and social stigma are experienced by individuals navigating the world. I look forward to connecting to see if we would be a good fit!

Education:

  • Bachelors of Art in Women's Studies & Speech/Communicology, University of Hawaii 

  • Masters of Social Work, Simmons University

Certifications:

  • Certificate in Urban Leadership, Simmons University 

languages:

  • Japanese

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LEAH COBURN

LICSW

Leah Coburn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Certified Grief Counselor. She identifies as a white female and uses she, her, hers pronouns. Leah provides trauma informed cognitive and behavioral health therapy for adults across the lifespan. Much of her clinical work has been providing individual and group therapy in a healthcare setting to a diverse population for both short and long term therapy. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, grief and loss, coping with chronic illness, life transitions, and aging wellness. Leah takes a holistic approach to care while incorporating evidenced based therapy techniques such as mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She encourages feedback and collaboration throughout the therapy process. Leah’s approach is trauma informed, authentic, and thoughtful. 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Emmanuel College 

  • Masters of Social Work, Simmons University

Certifications:

  • Certificate in grief counseling

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NATHALIA MAHABIR

LCSW, Under Supervision of Tamara Leroy-London, LICSW

I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hamilton College. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College and I am a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working in the field. 

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the core of clinical work and I utilize an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach to cultivate trust and respect with my clients. I utilize a holistic approach, tailored to each individual client,  that acknowledges each person’s strengths, lived experiences and social identities. I work collaboratively with clients in a  solution-focused manner to identify opportunities for growth while acknowledging systemic barriers and personal challenges that inhibit change. I encourage my clients to gently lean in to the discomfort that comes with healing while holding space for the thoughts, feelings, and hesitancies that surface in that process.

I am dedicated to treating those with marginalized identities and lead with an understanding that each person’s identity impacts how they experience the world and navigate spaces. In particular, I am passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ identifying clients and always lead with cultural sensitivity and awareness around intersectionality and social stigma. I have experience working with individuals navigating anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, depressive symptoms, life transitions, eating disturbance, stress, and trauma. I also have experience working with families and couples to help navigate relationship issues, conflict, and change. I encourage you to come as you are and bring your authentic self into this therapeutic space so that we may, together, embark on a journey to improve your well-being

Education:

  • Bachelor of Psychology, Hamilton College 

  • Masters of Social Work, Boston College

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JUANICA BUCHANAN

LICSW

Juanica is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker(LICSW). She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rider University and a Master's in clinical social work, with a minor in macro studies and specialization in trauma and violence from Boston University. She has a decade of experience working in nonprofits, education and community mental health. She is passionate about passionate about intersectionality, lgbtqia+ mental health, dynamics of oppression and marginalization, and identity development. Juanica practices from a client-centered and strength-based approach. She utilized an eclectic therapy stype to meet clients where they are, integrating solution-focused behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, liberation health model and cognitive behavioral therapy. She strives to meet client's where they are at and support them along their journey. She is looking forward to working with you!

Education:

  • Bachelor of Psychology. Rider University

  • Masters of Social Work, Boston University

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CLEISA FERREIRA GOMES

LCSW, Under Supervision of Tamara Leroy-London, LICSW

Cleisa Ferreira Gomes is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lesley University, and received her Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons University. She identifies as Cape Verdean- America and is fluent in Cape Verdean Creole.Cleisa enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families, with experience providing individual therapy and group therapy in healthcare setting and school setting. She has experience working with individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief. She works full time in Boston Public Schools. In her personal life, Cleisa enjoys spending time with her two children, learning from others, and spending time at the beach. 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Psychology. Lesley University

  • Masters of Social Work, Simmons University

languages: 

  • Cape Verdean Creole

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MARIA DASILVA

LCSW, Under Supervision of Tamara Leroy-London, LICSW

Maria DaSilva is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 8 years of experience. She is fluent in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. She obtained her master's degree
from Boston College in 2018. She has worked in various settings as a counselor and most recently as a high school counselor in Boston. Maria enjoys working with all age groups and is passionate about psychoanalytic psychotherapy and truly believes in the power of self-care
and self-healing. Maria believes in meeting her clients where they are and creates a safe space for processing and healing. She also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a treatment modality and often pulls from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients build mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness and additional healthy coping skills. In her leisure time, Maria enjoys being with her family, especially the little ones, spending time with her friends, and practicing yoga and meditation.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Bridgewater University

  • Masters of Social Work, Boston College

languages: 

  • Cape Verdean Creole

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish