Meet Your Future Support Group
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Please note: Our therapists operate independently under a shared practice model. Each clinician operates as a solo provider under their own business entity.
Bambi Rattner, Psy.D.
Bambi received her master’s degree in 1987 and has been in practice ever since. She received her doctorate in psychology in 1997 and has worked in pretty much every setting, with every age, and every population. She started in residential, inpatient psychiatric units, and sheltered workshops. She has worked in the schools and in nursing homes, seen clients outpatient and in-home. Her clients have ranged in age from 3–103.
For over 40 years, Ross has worked with thousands of people recovering from childhood neglect, sexual and emotional abuse and the lack of connection that comes from preoccupied, distant, disconnected and / or self-absorbed parents. Over this time, he has found that regardless of the type or extent of trauma that everyone has the ability to heal. “I am constantly amazed by the wonderfulness of this work.”
Brian Powell, MSW, RSW
I have over 25 years experience in therapy including individual & family counseling, child protection, addictions, residential psychiatric, and now specialize in trauma and PTSD resolution. I’ve worked extensively with a broad range of people in many cultural and identity contexts. My passion is for my clients to experience deep caring and emotional safety as I support you in exploring your challenges and move you rapidly towards wholeness and a new ease in your life. I have a consistent record of positive outcomes and client transformation.
Afua Forson, MD, LMFT
Through a focus on interpersonal relationships, I bore witness many times to the damaging effects of trauma; I saw the ways in which disturbing experiences from my clients’ past could fully undermine their earnest attempts at loving connection in the present. My aim is to help my clients remove distortions born of painful past experiences so that they can have healthy and joyful relationships.
Peter Bishop, Ph.D.
In the course of doing my job as a therapist I’ve heard the comment many times, “I couldn’t do what you do, sit and listen to people’s problems all day.” But that’s like telling a carpenter, “I couldn’t do what you do, sit and look at broken down houses all day.” That’s not what carpenters do. They collaborate with home owners to restore the integrity of damaged or outworn structures. And that’s pretty much how I approach my practice.
Amy Shuman, MSW, LICSW, DCSW
My 30 years as a social worker has brought me the opportunity to do many things, and I have worked extensively with people and their challenges including a history of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, trauma and complex trauma, general and social anxiety and panic, serious self esteem issues, attachment and relational issues and others.
Jordan Hamilton, Ph.D.
Unfinished issues and problems of the past with all the new challenges of these troubled times are right in our faces. But… you can learn the skills you need to: talk effectively, solve problems, settle old resentments, renew commitment and trust, come to terms with addictions in your life.
Nikki Gamache, M.A., LMHC
Nikki Gamache, M.A., LMHC earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UMass Amherst in 2009 and her master’s degree in psychology from Westfield State University in 2015, also earning the Bazemore, Edwards, & Warner Award for LGBT issue advancement. She is EMDR Certified and trained in a variety of trauma-healing methods, including Progressive Counting, Flash, and ART. She practices from a mindfulness-based and Internal Family Systems approach. Nikki has worked with a variety of clients from all different backgrounds, with her passion being in working with LGBTQ+ individuals with a focus on transgender and non-binary individuals.
Vickie Alston, LCSW, DCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Correctional Health Care Professional & Master Practitioner in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) & EMDR, I have unique experience assisting individuals to enhance their lives. I’ve been in private practice for 28 yrs and have worked 40 yrs with populations across the lifespan in medical, mental health, correctional & military settings.
Hannah Tosi, LICSW, RYT
Hannah uses a safe, compassionate and effective approach to connect her clients to their strengths, release their burdens, and achieve their goals. She holds certifications in EMDR, as well as Rape Crisis Counseling Advocacy. She is a Kripalu yoga student and teacher. She leads trainings on integrating yoga into psychotherapy, emotional resilience, and trauma-informed yoga.
Meet Our Retreat Specialists
April Gaoiran, MSW
I have a passion for counseling services, social justice, and advocacy in order to make the most positive impact in the lives of those that have been affected by trauma. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work and am in the process of achieving my LCSW.
I have transformed so much on my own path to mental and emotional wellness with the help of EMDR, IFS, ART and other therapies, both through weekly sessions and retreats, and I’m excited to connect others to these powerful modalities.