Beth Shapiro, LMHC-currently  limited availability. Will see people in person or telehealth


I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician with over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to older adolescents and adults.  I like to assist people to think about how their behavior is impacting their lives and the ones they love.  I believe everyone can benefit from introspection and subsequent change resulting from that self-study.


I utilize a variety of modalities in my therapeutic practice including Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  


My areas of focus are depression, anxiety and PTSD

I take these insurances: BCBS, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Tufts Commercial Plans, Allways and Cigna


Meet the Clinicians--Page updated APRIL 22, 2022


Helena Bloomingdale, LICSW Accepting new clients, Adults only,  Telehealth Only  

I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I utilize evidenced based treatments including, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Mindfulness. I have over 13 years of experience in working with adults struggling with medical conditions depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, as well as issues related to gender identity and sexuality.


Individuals come to me seeking help to resolve life stressors: work-life balance, career or school challenges. I strive to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment. I will collaborate with you to develop the tools you need to gain the necessary insights, to manage painful emotions, to address self-defeating behaviors and to increase self-confidence. I work together with individuals to help them reach their goals so that they can achieve a more fulfilling life.


I take these insurances BCBS, Allways, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Health Plans Inc. and UMR.


Dracut Counseling Professionals​

Our Philosophy


 Dracut Counseling Professionals  believe in creating a team with our clients to help them achieve the growth and personal insight that they are looking for.  We believe that each person can find joy, motivation and well-being when provided with proper support and respect.


Renee Thibodeau, LMHC- Currently taking clients.  Will see people on site.  Will work with adolescents 

It is normal to struggle at times throughout your life, but can be difficult to ask for help with these struggles. This is why I consider my work as a counselor a privilege, striving to treat each client with dignity, respect and humor. In my 15 years of work as a counselor, I have found most people have the strength and creativity to meet their needs and recover.  Counseling is simply seeking guidance from another to gain hope and uncover this resiliency.


I enjoy working with individuals  to support their growth and change in a variety of areas - stabilizing mood, managing anxiety, resolving interpersonal conflict, improving communication, addressing career concerns, finding comfort around issues of sex and sexuality, and recovering from substance abuse. 

I take these insurances:  BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, United Healthcare, Allways Health Insurance and Tufts Commercial Plans

Marianne Specker, LMHC--   Currently  FULL.  Will see people in person. 


I am a licensed mental health clinician with a specialization in sport psychology. Coming from a background in positive psychology, I strongly believe that each client brings into the therapy room a set of strengths that we can then build upon to help reach their goals and create change. I received my BA in Psychology from Brandeis University and my M.Ed in Counseling from Boston University.

I take an eclectic approach that utilizes a variety of therapeutic models (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to meet the needs of each client. My clinical interests include sport and performance related issues, injury and chronic pain, burnout, anxiety and stress management, depression, trauma, and mindful self-compassion.


I take these insurances:  BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Cigna, Allways

Holly Hammershoy, LMHC--  CURRENTLY  has limited availability 


Unsure of how to move past old experiences and focus on something new? I can help you learn from the past and look forward to the future.  For almost 25 years I have had the privilege of helping people explore new ways of looking at challenges and choices and aiding them learning new ways to manage all the wonderful and tough experiences life gives them. 

 My approach to therapy has always been to create space for introspection, balanced by the development of practical real-world strategies to manage stress and symptoms.  My work is client centered and strength-based and rooted in humor, hope and compassion.  


I take these insurances BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Allways Health Insurance, Cigna, and Tufts Commercial Plans
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Olga Lisysyan, LICSW- CURRENTLY has  LIMITED availability.  Will see people on site or in person.  Works with children and adolescents


I believe that through collaboration with the therapist each person can find their true motivation and can navigate their way towards the change by using their inner resources and, if need be, through learning new skills. Be it an emotional challenge or upheaval, a relationship issue or stress, one should not have to do it alone and moving on in life can be possible.


I have over 10 years of experience of working with people of different ages and diverse backgrounds. I am EMDRIA certified therapist. My training and interest has been in EMDR, DBT, Narrative Therapy and CBT and I strive to tailor my knowledge to the individual needs and goals of those I work with.



I take these insurances: BCBS, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare,  Allways, Cigna and Tufts (Commercial Plans only)

Jacquie Keeves, LMHC-Currently  HAS 1-2 DAYTIME SPOTS.  Telehealth only 


Healing comes in all different forms.  Sometimes healing involves working through emotional pain or trauma and sometimes it is emotional growth and exploration.  My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find inner peace and understand what healing looks like for them.  I work to create a safe and serene environment where you can come and let your guard down.  No matter what, therapy is a very personal and individualized journey.


I have ten years of experience working within the field of mental health, varying from suicide and sexual violence prevention and education, advocating and supporting survivors of sexual violence, working with individuals on the autism spectrum, and providing individual and group therapy to the young adult population.

My areas of interest and specializations include eating disorders, identity development (with a focus on the LGBTQ+ spectrum) and women’s issues.


I take these insurances BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Allways Health Insurance,  Cigna, Tufts Commercial Plans

Jack Petras, LMHCcurrently FULL.  Sees people in person or telehealth 

Therapy, I believe, involves working together to make what is unconscious, conscious in order to make healthier choices and changes.  I use a psycho-dynamic approach that is informed by cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychology.  


The focus of my practice is with adolescents and  adults. I have a special interest in working with men individually on issues such as work loss, achievement, stress, creativity, meaning, intimacy, addiction, self-esteem, anger, and anxiety. 



I take these insurances:​ BCBS, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare,  Allways, Tufts (Commercial Plans only) , and Cigna

Renee Monsanto, LICSW--currently  FULL 

I hold true to the social work motto, "meet each person where they are at". I offer a safe, upbeat, supportive atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and free to express yourself openly. I strive toward forming a strong therapeutic relationship that enables you to learn how to achieve your goals to improve your overall well-being and most importantly to Stay Positive.

The focus of my practice is treating college students, adults who are balancing their way through work and life and the baby boomers who want to find their peace. My concentration focuses on depression, anxiety, work related stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, life altering changes and even long-term care decisions. I utilize a strength-based approach combining mindfulness, psychotherapy and CBT techniques. I have 20 years of experience successfully working with individuals in outpatient, inpatient, and residential/community-based settings. 


I take these insurances:  BCBS,  Optum, Harvard Pilgrim,  United Healthcare, Allways and Tufts Commercial  Health Plans, Cigna