About Us

Lauren Palmaccio

Lauren Palmaccio, LMHC

Lauren Palmaccio is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She has worked for over a decade to provide cognitive behavioral and strength-based therapy to adults, adolescents and children.

Patients can receive a wide variety of counseling services at Palmaccio Therapy, including individual counseling, family and couples therapy, as well as workshops, according to their needs and preferences.

As a licensed Psychotherapist, Lauren Palmaccio specializes in the emotional and behavioral challenges of children and adolescents, couples and marriage counseling, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma or PTSD counseling.

A Compassionate Approach
Lauren Palmaccio embraces an approach to clinical counseling and therapy that helps her to identify her clients’ therapeutic needs with compassion. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to work together with patients to uncover any unhealthy or negative thought patterns that might contribute to self-destructive behaviors and belief systems.

Play Therapy is a structured, theoretically-based approach to therapy, that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children.

Couples therapy and workshops are offered to help patients who are in a relationship, contemplating marriage, or are currently married. It can also be helpful with patients who are dealing with difficult issues surrounding a separation, break-up or divorce.

Education and Licensing

Lauren Palmaccio, LMHC is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is also a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and is a recipient of National Honors in Psychology.

She currently holds certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and maintains licensure in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Prior to practicing in the Private Sector, Lauren Palmaccio served as the Clinical Director of a Massachusetts treatment facility, and as the Clinical Team Lead of a Behavioral Health Contract in Rhode Island. Palmaccio Therapy has two locations, one in Attleboro, Massachusetts and another in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Kristi LombardoKristi Lombardo, NCC, LMHC

Kristi Lombardo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She enhances her clinical skills through continuing education courses and workshops to remain current with best practices.

Kristi’s goal is to create a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment. She will assist you with capitalizing upon your strengths and talents, teach effective coping skills and identify strategies for growth and development with children, teens, adults, families and couples.

Kristi has experience working in a variety of settings including public schools, a partial hospital program and a substance abuse clinic. Kristi demonstrates a commitment to all populations served along with a genuine and empathic approach. Specialties include emotional and behavioral challenges, couples/marriage counseling, panic, anxiety, depression, self-destructive and risk-taking behaviors.

Play therapy and Cardio Kids Yoga will be shared with purpose for children and teens. Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques will be incorporated to redirect toxic thought patterns. We will set realistic goals to promote balance and improve overall health and well being.

Education and Licensing

Kristi Lombardo, NCC, LMHC is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and is certified in school counseling as well as teaching the ancient science of yoga to toddlers to teens. She takes pride in continuing her education and is currently pursuing certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Shannon GarrisonShannon Garrison, LMHC

Shannon Garrison, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist providing services at our Attleboro, MA office. She utilizes traditional therapy and therapeutic art processes to assist children, adolescents, adults and couples in addressing emotional and behavioral challenges. Shannon specializes in creating a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment that fosters growth and allows for teaching effective coping strategies.

Shannon Garrison embraces a strength-based approach to clinical counseling that helps her to identify her clients’ therapeutic needs with compassion. She also uses both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help uncover any unhealthy thought patterns that might contribute to self-destructive behavior.

As an Art Therapist Shannon uses drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to encourage self-expression, increase self-awareness and build on the normal communicative and learning processes of traditional therapy.

Couples therapy is offered to help patients who are in a relationship, contemplating marriage, or are currently married. It can also be helpful with patients who are dealing with difficult issues surrounding a separation, break-up or divorce.

Education and Licensing

Shannon Garrison, LMHC has 10 years experience working in a variety of settings including public schools (K-12) as well as a day treatment and partial hospital program that treated both mental health and substance abuse patients. Shannon demonstrates a commitment to all populations served along with a genuine and empathetic approach.

Deb DeragonDeb Deragon, LICSW

Deb Deragon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with Masters Degrees in Social Work and Public Administration. Providing services at our Barrington, RI office, Deb strives to create a comfortable and therapeutic environment that will allow you and your family to reach your goals and overcome challenges. Deb focuses on individualized and collaborative treatment with children, teens, adults, families and couples to assist in achieving personal wellness.

Deb has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings. Deb has worked with children, youth, adults and families in overcoming stressors, crisis, and reaching their goals in education, employment and family cohesion. Deb has most recently worked with children and families involved in the child welfare system as a counselor and clinical supervisor. Deb’s focus is building on strengths to help empower individuals and families to reach their highest potential. Specialties include adoption and foster care concerns, parenting, anxiety, self-esteem, communication and coping with change and stress.

Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques will be utilized to meet your needs in an individualized, collaborative approach to help you reach your goals.

Education and Licensing

Deb Deragon, LICSW, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Rhode Island. She takes pride in continuing her education and maintains licensure in Rhode Island.