Behavioral Healthcare In

Boston, MA

Stop struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Programs for ages 14 - 24.

Behavioral Healthcare in Boston, MA

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Meet the Boston Team

Marla Ohanesian

Marla Ohanesian

Position: Family Therapist
Credentials: LICSW
Marla is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, having earned her master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston. She has experience working with children and their families in many capacities. She has experience working for the Department of Children and Families (formerly known as DSS) and more recently working at a Special Education Collaborative Middle School where she worked intensely with students who had emotional, behavioral and social struggles. During that time she also worked in an outpatient clinic doing individual therapy with children between the ages of 6-18, adults and family work. Her therapeutic approach is strengths based and believes in building a genuine, non-judgmental and safe/trusting relationship with the adolescents. Marla enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, traveling, listening to live music and spending time with her family and friends.

Marla Ohanesian

Family Therapist
Sam Stark

Sam Stark

Position: Family Therapist
Credentials: MSW, LCSW

Samantha (Sam) Stark is a social worker with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Sam comes to Vive with extensive experience in providing therapeutic recreation and therapeutic mentoring. Her work as a behavioral counselor at a private therapeutic day school granted her a great deal of experience in providing classroom support and in collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to create effective and individualized plans for learning. Sam also provided parent support to the families of her students during weekly home visits. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her dog Bailey. She prefers to spend time outside and is always looking to try something new!

Sam Stark

Family Therapist
Chana Cohen

Chana Cohen

Position: Family Counselor
Credentials: LCSW

Chana Cohen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University. She grew up in New York City, attended NYU, and explored the globe before falling in love with Boston in 2013. She hasn’t felt the need to travel since.

Chana has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across the country and internationally for the last decade as a teacher and then clinician in various settings. Her approach to therapy is eclectic and tailored to the unique needs of each client. Chana’s practice is heavily influenced by strength-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and forms of Narrative Therapy. She believes that a willingness to work on changing oneself displays the ultimate form of bravery, and there’s no greater feat of courage than simply showing up.

In her spare time, Chana can be found building pillow forts with her two rambunctious boys, listening to podcasts—favorites include Ted Talks Daily and How I Built This by NPR—and there’s nothing that makes her happier than sunshine and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.

Chana Cohen

Family Counselor
Nico Andrade

Nico Andrade

Position: Family Therapist
Credentials: LCSW

Nico Andrade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Nico has seven years of experience working with children and families in a variety of treatment settings. Prior to working at Vive, Nico has worked with children in therapeutic programs in both middle and high school settings as a school Social Worker. Prior to working in schools, Nico has worked with children and families in their homes and community as a therapeutic mentor. Some of the approaches Nico utilizes in his practice consist of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused therapy. Nico’s strength is building rapport with his clients, and he champions a wrap-around approach to therapy. In his spare time, Nico enjoys the outdoors, exercising, walking his dog, creating handmade items, and spending time with friends and family.

Nico Andrade

Family Therapist

Julie Lublin

Position: Family Therapist
Credentials: MA

Julie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Holistic Psychology before pursuing her Master’s of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University. Since then, she has been fine-tuning her skills by treating individuals, couples, groups, and families within a variety of settings that include outpatient settings, international milieu and volunteer positions, and community-based outreach work. Her approach to psychotherapy weaves together the conceptual techniques of Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapies with the use of integrative interventions such as creativity, mind-body healing, psycho-education, and experiential practices. She draws from the unique experiences of her clients, in collaboration with her knowledge of family systems, to identify potential areas for growth with the coordination of appropriate interventions. Her hope is to explore the strengths and solutions of her clients to facilitate their creative process toward improved functioning and resiliency.

Outside of work, she can be typically be found somewhere in nature, at home with her two cats, or tending to her houseplants. If her schedule allows it, you many also hear about a new ceramic project she is working on.

Julie Lublin

Family Therapist
Lee Washburn

Lee Washburn

Position: Family Therapist

Lee Washburn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He was born and raised in Northern Maine until moving to Boston in early 2015 for graduate school where received his master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.

Lee has a strong passion for supporting LGBTQ+ adolescents and their families. He has years of experience of working in healthcare supporting LGBTQ+ clients while they navigate the psychosocial complexities related to their healthcare needs. Lee also has an extensive background of working in the community in the greater Boston area while providing in-home therapy for those who are unable to travel to medical facilities. He uses a strengths-based, harm reduction, client centered, and treatment focused approach with all persons served. Lee specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused approaches. Lee considers himself a lifelong learner and continues to take courses to master additional treatment modalities.

Outside of work, Lee has many hobbies including traveling the globe, hiking around New England, going to the beach, and a strong love for Corgis. Lee considers himself a walking Wikipedia page of knowledge and is very good at trivia.

Lee Washburn

Family Therapist
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Home Services

Potomac “Home” is our name for appointments that occur in the community rather than in our offices. When you’d prefer to get support at random times of the day or evening, Potomac Home services are usually only 1-2 hours per week.

A "Whole Family" Solution

We also have the same options for your parents but instead of calling them Mentors we call them “Parent Coaches”. Your parents can choose to have “clinical” or “life” assistance. And some of our life coaches can coach your parents over a phone or a tablet or a computer.

Ready When You Are

In addition to weekly scheduled sessions, Potomac Mentors and Coaches are available for you and your parents in real time, at critical moments when you might need support and guidance the most.

Wherever You Are

Many of our Home participants have come to us after completing a wilderness program or residential treatment. They can’t stand the thought of going back to an office for more therapy. Potomac Home is a better alternative. We meet you wherever you are most comfortable.

Earning Our Reputation

This in-the-moment support via phone or text is why Potomac Home has earned its reputation for success with tough, real-world situations.

Optimize Your Support Network

Here’s an example of how your Potomac Home Mentor and Parent Coach work together with your family to optimize the resources you have in your community. Many people are surprised to learn that there are hundreds of solutions for you within the circle of friends and leaders you already know!

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