COUNSELING SERVICES STAFF

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Heidi Riello, MSW, LICSW
Director
Heidi holds a master's degree in social work from Simmons College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut. Before joining the MCLA community in 2011, Heidi spent 3.5 years as a staff counselor in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Counseling Center in Troy, NY and 3.5 years as the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. She also had a private practice and worked in community mental health on Martha's Vineyard for several years. Her interests include using cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety and depression. On a personal note, Heidi enjoys reading, working out, music festivals, and spending time with her husband, son, and Cockapoo. 

 

Jon Meehan

Jon Meehan, MSSW, LICSW
Counselor
Jon holds a master of science in social work degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. He joined the MCLA community in 2004. He worked for many years as a psychiatric social worker in both inpatient and primary medical care settings at Berkshire Medical Center. Earlier, he worked at Child & Family Services in Easthampton, MA; JRI Health in Boston, which specialized in health and mental health care for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ young adults; and a transitional housing program with homeless 18-21 year-olds in Somerville, MA. Professionally, Jon is interested in the overlap of health and mental health, grief and loss, effects of oppression and stigma, harm reduction strategies, and managing depression. He tries to employ an individualized, strengths-based approach and promotes building self-awareness and mindfulness. Personally, he tries to meditate and likes to grow vegetables, read and learn, and spend time outdoors with his family, partner, and dog.

 

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Roxanne Morton-Fili, MSW
Counselor
Roxanne holds a master’s degree in social work from Westfield State University, a bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, and an associate’s degree in health science from Berkshire Community College. Before joining the MCLA community in 2017, Roxanne worked at Clinical & Support Options in Pittsfield as an outpatient therapist, in-home therapist, and community support worker. She also worked at BFAIR, a non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injury, and at Valleyhead School, a residential school for girls with learning and emotional difficulties. On a personal note, Roxanne enjoys watching plays, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family, including her children, grandchildren, and dogs.

 

Claire Cabiles

Claire Cabiles, MSW, LICSW
Counselor
Claire holds a master's degree in social work from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the City College of New York. Before joining MCLA Counseling Services, Claire worked for the Brien Center in Great Barrington for more than 17 years. She worked as a Home-School Liaison in Bennington Elementary School in Vermont and has a private practice at Greylock Mental Health in downtown North Adams. Claire's professional interests include mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral treatment. On a personal note, she enjoys outdoor activities, gardening and spending time with her family.

 

Joan 

Joan Dornhoefer, MSW, LCSW-R
Counselor
Joan holds a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Trenton State College. She also holds certificates in advanced clinical social work and in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Before joining the MCLA community in 2017, Joan worked in the East Harlem section of New York City as a fieldwork advisor and then assistant director of fieldwork at Hunter School of Social Work. Joan began her career in student counseling services at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. Later she worked in Newark’s Children’s Hospital and then as a clinician and supervisor in NYC at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. Joan has also worked as an adjunct college professor at Hunter School of Social Work and at Orange County Community College. Her professional interests include developmental theory and the impacts of trauma; family systems; and cultural competencies. Joan and her wife moved to Vermont in 2017 pursuing a life that reflects their interests in sustainability and in reducing human impacts on the natural environment. Music, reading, and dogs balance the rest of her time.

Marissa

Marissa Parker
Office Manager
Before joining MCLA Counseling Services in 2018, Marissa worked at MASS MoCA as the Office Manager for its administrative office. She then went on to work at Adams Plumbing and Heating and the North Adams Housing Authority. Most recently, she was the Manager at Ramunto's for both its North Adams and Williamstown locations. On a personal note, Marissa enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, live concerts, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her dogs.

John Howland

John Howland, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist