Profiles of Clinicians at Family Associates of
Merrimack Valley
Joel Siegel, LICSW

Joel Siegel has been Director of Family Associates of Merrimack
Valley since 1990.

Professional Background:
  • Received his Masters in Social Work from the State
    University of New York at Buffalo in 1974.  
  • Completed the Advanced Program in Family Therapy at
    the Family Institute of Cambridge.  
  • Received additional training in hypnotherapy and EMDR.  
  • Worked at Family Service of Greater Boston, Greater
    Lowell Psychiatric Associates, Health Resources EAP and
    Family Counseling Region West.  
  • Presented seminars on a variety of topics including:
    parenting, stress management and substance abuse.  
  • Was a clinical field instructor for several social work
    graduate programs.
  • Specializes in mood disorders, anxiety, couples and
    families, substance abuse and addictions, trauma and
    EMDR.  

Joel Siegel, LICSW, may be reached at 978-256-1467, ext.711

Eric Aronson, PsyD

Professional Background:
  • Received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the
    School of Professional Psychology at the University of
    Denver in 1987.  
  • Taught at the University of Massachusetts and at the  
    Antioch New England Graduate School.
  • Completed a clinical externship in marital and family
    therapy at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in
    1992.  
  • Taught and supervised in family therapy at the Family
    Institute of Maine from 1994-1996.
  • Treats school-age children, adolescents and adults in
    individual, couples and family therapy.  He specializes
    in trauma, anxiety disorders, ADHD and learning
    problems, refugee/immigrant concerns and EMDR.

Eric Aronson, PsyD, can be reached at 978-256-1467, ext. 728

Alexandra Barbar, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Boston
    University School of Social Work in 1995.
  • Worked extensively as a member of the Trauma Services
    team within two different community mental health clinics in
    Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Provided counseling services in pre-school, elementary,
    middle and high school settings.
  • Supervised graduate school interns.
  • Cerified EMDR therapist.
  • Treats children, adolescents and adults in individual,
    couples and family therapy.  She specializes in
    children, women's issues, parenting issues, sexual
    abuse, trauma and EMDR.

Alexandra Barbar, LICSW, can be reached at 978-256-1467,
ext. 719

Kira Panish Furtado, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from the Boston
    College Graduate School of Social Work in 2001.
  • Certified in HIV pre- and post-test counseling.
  • Worked as a supervisor at an outpatient community
    mental health agency.
  • Led a weekly affect management group for adolescents.
  • Provided mental health services to a forensic population
    at a state facility.
  • Treats adolescents and adults in individual, couples
    and family therapy.  Her specialties include mood
    disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions,
    women's issues and stress management.

Kira Panish Furtado, LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467,
ext. 736

Marjorie Goldbaum, LICSW, LADC

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Salem Sate
    College in 1998.  
  • Worked with adolescents in a pregnancy prevention
    program.
  • Has Extensive experience with addictions.
  • Is Co-director of the Drug Court Intensive Outpatient
    Program.
  • Is a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor and a Licensed
    Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
  • Works in our school-based program.
  • Treats adolescents and adults in individual, couples
    and family therapy.   She specializes in addictions,
    anger management, adoption, anxiety and depression.

Marjorie Goldbaum, LICSW, LADC can be reached at 978-256-
1467,ext. 735

Sarah Gupta, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from University at
    Albany School of Social Welfare in 1998.
  • Worked in community-based mental health programs with
    children, adolescents, adults and families.  She
    specialized in foster care and developmental disability.
  • Directed a support services program for individuals and
    families coping with brain tumor diagnosis.
  • Treats children, adolescents, adults and families in
    both our school based program and our office.  Her
    specialties include:  child and adolescent therapy,
    grief and loss, trauma and family issues.

Sarah Gupta, LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467, ext. 720

Cathlyn Hill, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Smith College
    School for Social Work in 1982.  
  • Received a Certificate in Family Therapy from The Family
    Institute of Cambridge in 1986.  
  • Worked in inpatient settings at both the New England
    Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
  • Works as a school social worker in the Lowell public
    school system.
  • Treats children, adolescents and adults in individual,
    couples and family therapy.  Her specialties include
    depression, trauma, adolescence, eating disorders and
    women’s issues.

Cathy Hill. LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467, ext.716

Nicole LaRocque, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Boston College
    Graduate School of Social Work in 2003.
  • Provided assessment and counseling in hospital and
    outpatient settings for patients and families coping with
    cancer diagnoses.
  • Has extensive experience in geriatric care, including
    knowledge of available resources for Greater Boston
    elders.
  • Treats adults and adolescents in individual, couples,
    and family therapy.  Her specialities include
    bereavement counseling, chronic illness, dual
    diagnosis, substance abuse, depression and anxiety.

Nicole LaRocque, LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467 ext.
718



Kim McGlothin, PhD

Professional Background:
  • Received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the
    University of Connecticut in 1993.
  • Counseled students at both the University of Connecticut
    and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  
  • Was a dean of Counseling and Support Services at MIT
  • Treats adolescents and adults in individual, couples
    and family therapy. Her specialties are depression,
    grief, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues.

Kim McGlothin, PhD can be reached at 978-256-1467, ext. 714

Judith Powsner, LICSW, LADC

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Boston
    University School of Social Work in 1986.
  • Completed Post Graduate Certificate Program in Drug and
    Alcohol Abuse at Boston University School of Social Work
    in 1993.
  • Awarded Diplomate in Clinical Social Work in 2002.
  • Previous employment includes: Greater Lowell Psychiatric
    Associates, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network,
    Family Service of Greater Boston, Southern Middlesex
    Opportunity Council, Charles River Hospital, Walden
    Behavioral Care at Waltham Hospital and South Shore
    Mental Health Center.
  • Treats adults and older adolescents in individual,
    couples and family treatment.  Her specialties are in
    addictions and recovery, infertility, adoption,
    bereavement, depression and parenting skills.

Judith Powsner, LICSW, LADC can be reached at 978-256-
1467, Ext. 721

Michelle Reynolds, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from Boston
    University School of Social Work in 2011.
  • Provided school based outpatient clinical services to
    children and adolescents in the Lowell Public School
    system.
  • Worked with adults in individual therapy treating a wide
    range of clinical concerns.
  • Treats children, adolescents and adults.  Her
    specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma,
    parenting issues, and vocational issues.

Michelle Reynolds, LICSW, can be reached at 978-256-1467,
Ext. 715.

Karen Siegel, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Masters in Social Work from the State
    University of New York at Buffalo in 1974.
  • Worked in a number of organizations including the
    Stoneham Women’s Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Mental Health Clinic and Health Resources Employee
    Assistance Program.
  • Has presented seminars at companies throughout the
    country on various topics, including stress management,
    balancing work and family life and parenting.  
  • Was a field instructor for several social work graduate
    programs.
  • Treats adolescents and adults in individual, couples
    and family therapy.  Specializes in anxiety, depression,
    occupational and workplace issues, women’s issues
    and substance abuse.

Karen Siegel, LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467, ext.729

Lyndsey Sousa Killilea, LICSW

Professional Background:
  • Received her Master's in Social Work from Boston    
    University in 2006.
  • Worked in residential programs with children and
    adolescents addressing behavioral issues.  
  • Worked as a social worker in the public school systems.    
  • Has led several therapy groups focused on teaching
    social skills.    
  • Works in our school-based program.  
  • Treats children, adolescents, adults and families in
    both our school based program and our office.  Her
    specialties include: child and adolescent therapy,
    divorce, adoption, trauma, depression, anxiety and
    anger management issues.   

Lyndsey Sousa Killilea LICSW can be reached at 978-256-1467,
ext.713
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