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.
kourtney bartlett-kiechle, lmhc
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.
jennifer powell, lcsw
Jennifer joined the MVTS team in 2018. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College, with a concentration in Children Youth and Families and a certificate in Child Welfare. Jennifer is a certified Adolescent Community Reinforcement (A-CRA) clinician, and is especially passionate about supporting adolescents and their families who are experiencing co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders. Her additional clinical experience includes group therapy with adults in a day program, and home-based therapy with children and families. In her work, Jennifer employs a solution-focused, trauma-sensitive approach to guide and empower families in identifying strategies and skills that will best address their unique needs.
kim sanel, LCSW
Kim joined the MVTS team in 2018. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University, with a focus on the impact of trauma and social inequities on children and families. Kim has several years of experience in a range of direct care roles in residential, group home, school and community-based settings. She has worked as a therapist and care coordinator within the wraparound model of care, aiding her development into a strengths-based practitioner who works collaboratively with children and their caregivers as they learn and grow together. Kim is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Attachment, Regulation & Competency Framework (ARC), and draws from additional treatment modalities in her work with children and families.