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.
ELIZABETH DECASSE, LMHC
Liz earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, with a concentration in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy. Liz has several years of experience in a range of direct care roles in residential, group home, school, outpatient, and community-based settings, and has provided individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Liz 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 clients and their families, including arts and play-based therapies.
jennifer powell, lcsw
Jennifer 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 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.