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Meet the Team

Kasey Pendexter, LMFT, LMHC, CCPT-II (she, her) (fluent in American Sign Language)

Hi there! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MA #1503) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MA #9127) who has served underserved youth in non-profit mental health organizations for the past 10 years.  Most recently, I have worked as the Director of Clinical Services at a deaf residential treatment program. 

 

Providing workshops at international conferences related to Complex PTSD and neuroscience is a passion of mine. I have been humbled to spend the last decade working with children, adolescents, families, and adults, specializing in trauma-informed care as well as alternative therapeutic approaches, including Neurofeedback and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART). I firmly believe a therapeutic approach must consist of tapping into my client's strengths and often use my Animal Assisted Psychotherapy dogs in sessions as a means of building both comfort and rapport within the room. Outside of my work, I am passionate about running, hiking, being outdoors, and writing.

Sarah Wintman, LICSW, RPT (she, her) (fluent in American Sign Language)

From a young age, I’ve always been interested in American Sign Language and play. I believe play is important for the spirit as well as helping children process their world, their thoughts, and their feelings. I am a Registered Play Therapist and Independently Licensed Social Worker (MA #121985) with a background in working with both hearing and deaf children for over 10 years. Over the years, I have worked with children as young as 12m to 25 years old. My background is in expressive arts, child development, play therapy and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment [SMART]. When I am not in the office, I am creating art, playing with my cat, or out somewhere exploring!

Sarah Carr, LICSW (they, them)

I believe everyone has the potential for healing and growth that is personally meaningful to them, and therapy is partnership between client and therapist on a journey of transformation. I utilize a grounded, collaborative, and strengths-based approach to support you in gaining insight and resolution to achieve the change you want within yourself and your life. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming therapist with a focus in working with adults to address needs including LGBTQ+ issues, neurodiversity, life transitions, women’s issues, emerging adulthood, family/relationship dynamics, and mental health disorders.

 

I use person-centered, cognitive, and narrative therapy to provide personalized and integrative treatment for every client. Additionally, I have extensive training and experience in working with trans clients, including support with gender dysphoria and providing documentation for gender-affirming medical care.

 

Our therapeutic relationship is very important to me, and I will work closely with you to make sure you feel comfortable and have your needs met throughout the therapeutic process. I provide long-term therapy on your timeline to support you in achieving your goals. I look forward to working together!

Genevieve Spears, LICSW (she, her) (Maine and Massachusetts)

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Massachusetts, providing individual therapy to children and adults experiencing a wide range of life challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, work and school stress, and other life transitions. I have a particular interest in maternal mental health and supporting individuals as they adjust to parenting.

My work is collaborative and I tailor treatment to your unique needs and goals. Whatever struggle you are facing, I am committed to providing you with a supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights, and learn skills to help you heal, grow, and feel your best.

Dr. Elly Romero, PhD (they, them) (fluent in American Sign Language))

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have a special interest in issues of diversity and inclusion and exploring clients' unique experiences and relationships with their intersecting identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, Deaf/hard of hearing/child of deaf adults, religion, gender, sexuality). My particular areas of interest include trauma/PTSD, LGBTQIA* identity, depression/anxiety, major life transitions, college mental health, emotional regulation, multiculturalism and immigration. I have experience and training in psychological assessments, individual, group, and family therapy. 

I provide services in American Sign Language, spoken English and Spanish. I tailor my approaches based on the presenting client’s and/or family's individualized needs and strengths in order to promote social and emotional health and well-being. I have training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, I complete ADHD and psychological evaluations to provide diagnostic clarification and subsequent recommendations for the home, school and/or treatment settings.

Caroline B. Flowers Tomekowou, LMHC, PMH-C (she, her)

Caroline B. Flowers Tomekowou is a Worcester-based Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a M.Ed from Springfield College with concentrations in Clinical Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a national certification in Perinatal Mental Health. She  has 10 years experience in Emergency Mental Health and Crisis in the Hospital and Community Mental Health settings. Caroline brings clinical experience from Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitals, Jail Diversion Programs, and Psychotherapy with a focus on Reproductive and PostPartum Mental Health. Caroline most recently served as the Program Director for Postpartum Support International of Massachusetts, and is thrilled to be serving the greater Worcester area through Cory Cove.

Nicole Curtis, LICSW (she, her)

Meet Nicole Curtis, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of experience since 2014. Nicole has dedicated her career to supporting children, families, young adults, and adults in various settings, driven by her lifelong passion for helping others. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Springfield College, where she honed her skills and developed a deep commitment to making a positive impact. Nicole brings a broad spectrum of experience, from intensive to non-intensive and short-term to long-term therapeutic settings. She employs a diverse array of talk and skill-based approaches, tailoring her methods to meet the unique needs of each client. Her practice is grounded in a humanistic approach, drawing from evidence-based models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  
Specializing in individual therapy, Nicole excels in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable to express themselves, ask questions, and learn new skills to enhance their quality of life. She is particularly skilled in addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. 

Nicole understands that therapy can sometimes be challenging, but she is committed to walking beside you every step of the way. Her goal is to ensure you are never alone on your journey to achieving your goals and experiencing a better life.

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