New England Couples Therapy Center Expands Their Staff & Operating Hours!
Meet the New Team Members at NCCT Catherine Hodes, MSW, LICSW, Intake Coordinator A transplant to the Pioneer Valley from Brooklyn, Catherine was formerly the Director of the Safe Homes Project. She has 20 years of experience in working with individuals in challenging relationships and is an experienced trainer and educator with a specialty in domestic violence. In addition, Catherine is a certified self-defense teacher with a deep interest in restorative practices that can aid healing in diverse relationships. Beth Agostino-Evans, MSW, LICSW Beth holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University, a professional Life Coaching certificate from IPEC School of Coaching and has completed training in Advanced Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has over 15 years of experience working with couples in crisis, particularly those experiencing chronic and terminal diagnosis, special needs, loss and bereavement, life transitions, adoption, and relational dynamics for LGBTQ couples. Lauren Weinsier, MSW, JD After earning a JD from Emory University School of Law, Lauren went on to seek a Masters Degree in Social Work from Westfield State University.. She is a Certified Mediator (Basic and Family Mediation) with training in Advance Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Erin Lingle, MA, LMFT Erin holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University and has completed training in Advanced Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She brings a background of social and spiritual coaching, mentoring and advocacy for youth, and years of lived experience as a stay-at-home mom. In addition, the lessons Erin has learned in relational exploration and interaction inform much of her therapeutic work today. Josh Tecu, MSW, LICSW With a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Smith College, Josh has five years of experience in community mental health and college counseling. He brings to NCCT a strength-based perspective on couples therapy and has completed training in Advanced Gottman Method Couples Therapy and received
supervision-based training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS). New Insurance Plans Accepted at NCCT Additionally, NCCT has expanded their insurance plan offerings. They have contracted with MBHP and Tricare to make their services accessible to more families in the community, including military families and people who could not previously afford couples therapy treatment of this caliber. “Couples therapy should not be a luxury that is only accessible to a few,” says Lusignan. “All families need support and our community is made stronger when a couple is made stronger.” Whether they choose weekly 90-minute sessions or a private intensive retreat, every couple will have equal access to evidence-informed, state-of-the-art tools that are designed to change their lives for the better. For families interested in more dedicated weekend couples therapy services, or those who want a jump-start on treatment, NCCT also offers 2-Day and 3-Day private couples retreats, which is the equivalent of 8 weeks of couples therapy in just a few days. Interested in learning more about The Northampton Center For Couples Therapy? Visit them online at NorthamptonCouplestTherapy.com or call their office at (413) 586-2300.