Boston, MA + Surrounding Areas
Andrew is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. He earned his master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University, Chicago. Andrew has over a decade of professional experience as he has worked extensively with children, adults, adolescents, and families. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient treatment, non-profit social service agencies, nursing homes, schools, and out in the community. Andrew also has experience providing training, behavioral therapy, treatment planning, and behavioral consultation to families with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Andrew uses an integrative approach to therapy that is client-centered and strengths-based. He believes that in the wake of our most challenging moments lies our greatest opportunity to learn and grow. Andrew has many passions including the outdoors, seeing live music, sports, travel, swimming, and his work with clients. Each day he finds inspiration by spending time with his family, friends, clients, and his dog Molly.
Heather Vogel, LICSW
Heather Vogel is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. Heather has extensive experience working with children, adults, adolescents and families in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient treatment, non-profit agencies, homeless shelters for youth, schools, in-home and in the community. Heather also has experience providing training on the effects of trauma, diagnosing, treatment planning, and behavioral consultation to schools, residential treatment facilities and community mental health therapists. Previously, she provided clinical supervision to community mental health therapists. Heather utilizes a strengths-based, client-centered and trauma-informed therapeutic approach. She believes that effective change can happen through an empowered, non-judgmental and a positive therapeutic relationship. Heather has many passions including cooking, yoga, laughing, traveling, the beach, playing with her dog and in her work with her clients.
Jennifer Taub, PhD
Dr. Taub, received her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2000. She then moved to Boston to complete her postdoctoral psychology fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children and families, and has over 15 years of experience in human services program evaluation, including work in schools, health care, and community non-profit organizations. Dr. Taub has worked in academia teaching graduate students in Counseling and School Psychology, and has published in the areas of school violence prevention, parent empowerment and youth resilience. She currently works as an evaluation consultant and has a private practice. In her free time, Dr. Taub enjoys being a hockey mom, making jewelry, playing with her cats and bunny, and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Vogt, LICSW
Melissa Vogt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her master's degree in social work from Temple University in Philadelphia. With family in the New England area and an opportunity to further her professional training, she moved to Boston to complete a fellowship in Psychiatry through Children's Hospital Boston. She has 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a varity of treatment settings including schools, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, and juvenile detention programs. She strongly believes in the inherent resilience of an individual and works to foster that resilience by supporting emotional, social, and academic growth. Working with a family to understand their unique situation, she helps to create an environment that is healthy, supportive, and wholly successful for both the individual child and the entire family. She places great value on the relationships she develops through her work - both with the family clients, as well as the professional educators, support staff, and faculty. Her goal is to help families find a common ground where both the individual and the caregiver(s) feel confident, safe, and successful. Melissa own family and two young boys inspire both her work and home life, keeping her running, exploring, and laughing every day.
Marla Ohanesian, 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.
Sam Stark, 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!
Chana Cohen, 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.