New Directions
Counseling Center

New Directions
Counseling Center

*** Due to the COVID pandemic, our Counseling Center is now operating on a telehealth model. Most sessions are being held via phone or video. A limited number of in-person appointments are also available.

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New Directions Counseling Center has been providing compassionate and skilled counseling services to the South Shore since 1947. All clinicians are professionally trained, licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health therapists and masters level clinicians.

In a comfortable and confidential atmosphere, our therapists provide an individualized, dynamic, holistic, strength-based and respectful approach. Telehealth sessions are also available.

Schedule an Appointment

Call (617) 773-6203 ext. 12 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Evening hours are available.

Calls are returned promptly. It is our policy to schedule an initial appointment within 2 weeks.

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Schedule an Appointment

Call (617) 773-6203 ext. 12 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Evening hours are available.

Calls are returned promptly. It is our policy to schedule an initial appointment within 2 weeks.

  • Counseling Services

    Providing services for Individuals, Couples, Family, Group, Adults and Youth, Traditional and Christian

  • Fee

    Many health insurances are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without coverage to accommodate all individuals who desire counseling.

  • Specialties

    Mood Disorders - Anxiety, Panic, Depression
    Adjustment to life transitions
    Impulse control/ Anger management
    Relationships
    Loss/ Grief
    Trauma
    Infertility
    Parenting Issues
    Addiction/ Substance abuse/ Relapse prevention/ Recovery

Get to know our therapists

Clare

Claire Hagan

Claire Hagan

New Directions Counseling Coordinator

Since 2000 Claire has been a therapist at Interfaith Social Services. Her specialties include adjustment and anxiety disorders. She has worked extensively with adults who are coping with the long term effects of inadequate parenting. Claire also works with couples who have had a pregnancy loss and women who experience a mood disorder after childbirth.

Una-Armstrong

Una Armstrong, LICSW

Una Armstrong, LICSW

Therapist

Una joined the counseling department of Interfaith Social Services’ New Directions Counseling Center in 2004. She provides counseling support to individuals and families dealing with issues of depression, substance abuse and grief.

Barbarra

Barbara Goodman, M.Ed.

Barbara Goodman, M.Ed.

Therapist

Barbara works with children, adolescents, and adults covering a broad spectrum of issues including self-esteem, bullying, peer pressures, parenting, trauma, abuse, loss and bereavement, depression, and anxiety.

ISS Dove

Elizabeth Wagner, LMHC

Elizabeth Wagner, LMHC

Therapist

Elizabeth works with adults, adolescents, families and couples.  She has extensive training with the Internal Family Systems method of counseling and also has many years of experience as a Christian counselor.

Caitlin

Caitlin Kaake

Caitlin Kaake

Therapist

Caitlin works with clients of all ages dealing with issues that include depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, social anxiety, grief, perfectionism, and miscarriage/infertility.

Anne Donovan

Anne M. Donovan, LADAC

Anne M. Donovan, LADAC

Therapist

Anne’s clients work with the Twelve Step Philosophy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Therapy. Anne is comfortable doing Christian counseling and understands the connection between feelings, addiction, and the co-occurring disorders of PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues.

Kerry

Kerry MacDonald, LICSW

Kerry MacDonald, LICSW

Therapist

Kerry's areas of expertise include: working with adults who are experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders; working with women who are coping with issues surrounding childbirth, infertility, and postpartum depression; helping adults cope and adjust to chronic illness or disability.

Maureen Richardson

Maureen Richardson, RN, LMHC

Maureen Richardson, RN, LMHC

Therapist

Maureen’s clinical focus has been spent helping others recover from Trauma. She is certified as an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. Her primary focus is with adults suffering from trauma, anxiety, panic, and depression.

Clara

Rev. Clara Sparks

Rev. Clara Sparks

Hospital Chaplain

Clara is a graduate of Boston University (B.S.), Andover Newton Theological School and Boston College Graduate School of Fine and Applied Arts (M. Ed.) with a concentration in pastoral ministry.