MEET your clinician
At LIKEMIND, we have a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who work together to provide you with the best care possible. Our ultimate goal is to provide quality mental health and wellness services to our clients and we feel that the best way to do this is by providing a collaborative and satisfying work community for our clinicians. We believe that the environment we have created at LIKEMIND is mutually beneficial for client and clinician alike.
TESSA HAYES, LICSW (SHE/HER) - CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, OWNER & FOUNDER
Tessa graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City in 2005. She has spent the years since providing therapy in a variety of settings. Through this experience, she has come to appreciate the distinct challenges faced by young adults today. She enjoys working with young adults as they navigate identity, transitional, and relationship issues. She also has extensive experience providing therapy to individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma histories, and substance use disorders. She decided to open LIKEMIND after identifying a distinct lack of mental health services designed specifically for the young adult population.
JILL DAMON-MINOW (SHE/HER) - CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST, CO-OWNER & CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Jill Damon-Minow is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in neuropsychological/neurodevelopmental evaluations and individual and family psychotherapy. Dr. Damon-Minow received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA. She completed her internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and her two-year post-doctoral fellowship was completed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Subsequently she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. In addition to her clinical and management work at LIKEMIND, Dr. Damon-Minow also works with children and adolescents at Pediatric Behavioral Health, LLC. She has extensive experience with lifespan neuropsychology.
NANCY PRATT, MD (SHE/HER) - PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Nancy Pratt is a board certified psychiatrist with more than 30 years of experience. She graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1980 and has worked with a variety of populations and in a variety of settings since that time. Dr. Pratt has worked with young adults in consultation with college counseling centers, in psychiatric hospitals, and in correctional settings. She enjoys the collaborative approach to treatment at LIKEMIND and helping clients reach their full potential in their current stage of life.
SUE JONES, LMHC (SHE/HER) - CLINICAL THERAPIST
Sue received her Master’s degree in 2003 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in a variety of roles with young adults ranging from the Perkins School for the Blind to her work as a College Counselor. In addition to her work at LIKEMIND, Sue has worked in the State Hospital System for more than 20 years. She works with clients on a range of issues using individual, group, and animal-assisted therapy with her trusty sidekick, NEADS-certified Therapy Dog, Chips. Sue is also fluent in American Sign Language and is passionate about her work with the deaf community.
ANTHONY MORRIS, LMHC (HE/THEY) - CLINICAL THERAPIST
LISA CELMER, LCSW (SHE/THEY) - CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (ASSOCIATE)
Lisa Celmer, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker with experience using CBT, DBT, and ACT to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions. They are passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ and nonbinary young adults on issues related to gender, sexuality, and identity development. Lisa also works closely with college students who are struggling with adjustment to school, accessing disability services and accommodations, taking or returning from a medical leave of absence, and academic/career stress. Her ultimate goal for therapy is to create a collaborative, affirming space where clients can thrive as their whole selves.
Lisa is a provisionally-licensed Master's level clinician working toward independent licensure and receives clinical supervision through LIKEMIND.
Carmel Higgins, LCSW (She / Her) - Clinical Social Worker (Associate)
Carmel received her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in 2005 and has experience working with clients across the lifespan. Carmel practices from an integrative approach, utilizing CBT, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques to help reduce symptoms while exploring underlying causes of emotional distress. She believes that therapy provides a space to discover unhelpful thought and behavior patterns, identify unmet needs, and foster more fulfilling relationships. Carmel is passionate about working with clients experiencing anxiety, life transitions, adjustment difficulties, those with perinatal or maternal mental health concerns, and with couples. Her goal is to develop therapeutic relationships that result in clients feeling valued and understood, and helps them achieve greater emotional health and wellness.
Caroline Bardini, MA (she/her) - Clinical Therapist (Associate) & Intake Coordinator
Meet Your Coach
CASSIDY STEINBRECHER, MA (SHE/HER) - EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING COACH
Cassidy received her Master’s degree in 2016 from Boston College in Mental Health Counseling. She has spent most of her career working in universities with focus on helping students build executive functioning skills so they can be successful in the college environment. Cassidy is passionate about assisting young adults in building the skills and habits that will allow them to accomplish their goals in college, career, and every aspect of their life.