OUR STAFF

dianne corbin, lisw-cp/s, licsw, ceis

executive director

Dianne has over 16 years of clinical, supervision, consultation, and training experience. She is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist, has a certification in Child and Family Forensics from William James College, a Post-Masters Certification in the Treatment of Psychological Trauma from Boston University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She is a certified facilitator for the Enough Sexual Abuse Campaign in Massachusetts, the Strengthening Families and Communities: A Violence-Prevention, Parent Training Program, and the Nurturing Families Impacted by Trauma Parent Program. Dianne specializes in working with young children who have been impacted by trauma, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families-A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and play therapy approaches. Her first documentary is entitled  “Helping Until It Hurts: A Documentary About Vicarious Trauma.” 

breanne hiller,
lmhc, dmt-r

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Breanne began working with MVTS in 2011 and has over 10 years of clinical, supervision, consultation, and training experience. She graduated from Antioch University New England with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Dance/Movement therapy.  Breanne is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association and she specializes in providing trauma-focused therapy for children, families, and adults, utilizing dance/movement therapy and body-based approaches, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and play therapy approaches.

miriam barrett, licsw

supervisor and therapist

Miriam began working with MVTS in 2010 and brings over 30 years of experience to our team. Her career includes working in early intervention programs, adoption agencies, hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and community-based programs. Miriam earned a Post-Master’s Certification in the Treatment of Psychological Trauma from Simmons College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She is a longtime member of the National Association of Social Workers, a former member of the Adoption Community of New England, recipient of the Outstanding Outreach Educator Award from Boston Public Health Commission, and the winner of the National Merit Award from the Child Welfare League of America. Miriam specializes in providing trauma-focused therapy for children, families, and adults utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and play therapy approaches.

james corbin, ba

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Jim brings over 18 years of technical communications experience in the High Tech field to the staff of Merrimack Valley Trauma Services. He utilizes his extensive background  in working with startup organizations to manage the operational functions of MVTS. His responsibilities include researching and implementing the technologies adopted by the group, general accounting and billing, payroll administration, marketing and management assistance to the Executive Director, human resources management, presentation development, documentation management, and website development. Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Boston College.

kathleen ercolini, licsw

therapist

Kathleen joined the MVTS team in 2015. She graduated from Simmons School of Social Work and her experiences include providing trauma therapy to a diverse client population, whose ages ranged from 3 to 65, at a community mental health agency in Brockton. Kathleen also worked in a hospital inpatient where she provided individual support and advocacy for adult clients facing a variety of challenges including chronic mental illness and substance abuse. Kathleen has knowledge and experience with expressive therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy models. 

kourtney bartlett-kiechle, lmhc

therapist

Kourtney joined the MVTS team in 2017.  Kourtney earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University and is a certified Elementary Montessori educator.  Prior to pursuing a career in family-focused trauma therapy, Kourtney spent 13 years as both Elementary classroom teacher and program director in several Montessori schools.  Her clinical experience includes work in outpatient community mental health, as well as in home-based therapy and work within the wraparound model of care.  Kourtney enjoys working with children and their parents who have been impacted by trauma.  She utilizes a variety of theoretical orientations in her work with families.