Licensed Mental Health Counselors in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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 North 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.

Kristen ReberKristen Reber, LMHC

Kristen Reber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. She is dedicated to continued education and constant growth as a clinician to best suit her clients needs.

Kristen prides herself in a collaborative approach with her clients, developing an individualized treatment plan based on each of her clients specific needs, talents and therapeutic goals. Her main goal in counseling is to develop a genuine therapeutic relationship with her clients leading to a safe environment where each of her clients can reach their desired goals. Kristen specializes in working with families, adults, young adults teens and pre-teens.

Kristen has worked in the field of counseling for just under 10 years. During that time she has gained experience working in a variety of settings including a group home, a college counseling center and an intensive in home family therapy program.

Kristen has worked with clients to build self-esteem, empower them to make positive changes, develop positive coping skills, deepen self-awareness, rebuild family relationships, develop open communication and reach their desired goals through collaborative therapy.

Kristen takes a strength-based approach with her clients, providing specialized care using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Family Systems Therapy depending on the clients needs.

Education and Licensing

Kristen Reber, LMHC is Licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Rhode Island. She is passionate about her career in counseling and dedicated to continuing her education to provide the best care possible for her clients.

Jacquelyn Oppler, LICSW

Jacquelyn Oppler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and recently received a graduate certificate in Forensic Criminology from the University of Massachusetts. She is dedicated to expanding her practice with evidence-based tools, and is committed to attending continuing education and classroom learning opportunities. Jacquelyn is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and also practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive therapies, and harm reduction models. She maintains membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Prior to joining Palmaccio Therapy, Jacquelyn has worked in a range of settings including public schools, residential treatment facilities for adolescents, outpatient mental health providers, and the public defender’s office. She is committed to working with clients struggling with any number of challenges, including trauma, addiction, anxiety, and other behavioral challenges. Jacquelyn believes that the clients hold the answers to their emotional and behavioral challenges, and she encourages the discovery and implementation of coping skills and positive thought patterns. She combines traditional psychotherapy with expressive techniques to assist clients in connecting with themselves and reaching their goals.

Education and Licensing

Jacquelyn Oppler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and recently received a graduate certificate in Forensic Criminology from the University of Massachusetts.

Avram GleitsmanAvram Gleitsman, LICSW

Avram Gleitsman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides services at our Barrington, RI office. He practices psychodynamic talk therapy, and utilizes Motivational Interviewing as his primary clinical technique.

Avram has a keen interest in understanding his clients, and is a patient and attentive listener. He is dedicated to helping you navigate through life’s challenges, and will sometimes take a coaching approach by suggesting homework which is designed to overcome significant obstacles. Avram’s listening skills are further enhanced by his extensive background in music.
Avram has experience working in a wide range of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient substance abuse clinics and mental health clinics. Specialties include depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse and relationship issues. Avram has experience working with adults, couples, young adults and LGBTQ individuals.

Education and Licensing

Avram Gleitsman, LICSW, received his Master of Social Work degree from New York University. He completed the Seminar in Field Instruction at Hunter College, and is a graduate of the One-Year Program in Psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York City.