Team

Jennifer Nakhai

Jennifer Nakhai, LICSW is the Founding Owner, Executive Director.  Jenn has over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, fulfilling roles from clinical staff to management, program development & program evaluation, as well as holding a role in the North Shore Latino Business Association’s Board of Directors and in the National Association for Social Worker’s (NASW) Board of Directors – MA chapter.  Jenn has nurtured her clinical practice with Spanish speaking populations and now practices independently in Massachusetts. She has conducted a number of train-the-trainer workshops with teachers, therapists and leaders, as well as created workshops around trauma perspectives in clinical care, as well as disabilities and access to services.  As a clinician, she is committed to diversity, evidence based practice, and encouraging organizations to invest in their workforce to create healthy organizational cultures. Jenn values integrity, critical thinking, and a bio-psycho-social view of integrated patient care.  Jenn has a strong background in clinical practice and psychological assessment, training and development, as well as strategic leadership and board governance.

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  • Trauma
  • Medical Integration
  • Families
  • Parent-Child Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Forensics
  • Divorce
  • Immigration
  • Substance Abuse (Court Evaluations)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Business Consulting for independently licensed clinicians, private practice start-ups, and non-profit organizations.

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning / Budgeting
  • Credentialing
  • Brand Awareness
  • Business Plans
  • LISCW/LMHC Supervision for Licensure
  • Lean Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Board Governance
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Capacity Building
  • Program Assessment & Evaluation

Chaz Robbins

Chaz Robbins is the Chief of Operations specializing in Workflow Improvement and Training. Chaz has over 10 years of experience in the customer service sector, fulfilling roles from administrative staff to programming, program development to program evaluation, and human resources. Chaz has been an educator and trainer for many years – training peers and management staff while conducting train-the-trainer workshops with leaders, and leading a multitude of trainings and workshops for staff and managers around most effective workflow improvements. Chaz values a nurturing working environment and building capacity in our workplace. Currently Chaz enjoys traveling and is fluent in Spanish.

Melissa Rodrigues-Silvestro

Melissa Rodrigues-Silvestro is a therapist/consultant, who comes to us from the nonprofit sector. She has over 10 years of administrative and management experience in the nonprofit sector, specifically around community mental health. She is passionate about providing strategies and resources to meet the needs of people and organizations. For Æon, her goal is to provide operational and administrative guidance and support to her colleagues and disenfranchised groups. Melissa values building organizational capacity and nurturing benchmark improvements at Æon.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Families
  • Children
  • Couples / Marriage

Daniel Do

Daniel Do, LICSW, MPH is a Public Health Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in Behavioral Health. Dan moved to the Boston area in 2011 from Ohio. He completed his Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Health from Boston University. He previously worked as the Project Director for an Integrated Primary Care Team. Dan was formally the Adult Medicine Medical Social Worker at The Dimock Center in Roxbury, MA. His passions involve increasing access to mental health care for persons of color and persons who identify as LGBTQ+. Dan enjoys traveling, the outdoors, good food and previously spent time living in the Dominican Republic. Proficient in Spanish!

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  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender Identity
  • Racial Identity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship

Jeannette Coleman

Jeannette Coleman, LICSW, RMT is an MSW graduate from Boston University with two decades worth of experience in the social work field. Both nationally and internationally, Jeannette has worked in a variety of clinical and management capacities to develop programs and provide behavioral health services to children and families. With an emphasis on holistic healing to address trauma, Jeannette specializes with children, adolescents, adults and families. Jeannette also utilizes her talent as a fine-art photographer to design clinical groups and community projects for youth and families, helping them to find self-expression, healing and personal empowerment through learning the skills of photography (See Ember Eye Photography). Currently Jeannette is a clinical consultant in Salem and surrounding communities. She previously worked for Plummer Youth Promise as the Clinical Manager for the OnPoint Program.  Jeannette is bilingual in English/Spanish. In her free time, Jeannette enjoys hiking, kayaking, salsa dancing, and adventures with her daughter.

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  • Trauma
  • Reiki
  • Psychotherapeutic Reiki
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Gayle Hearns-Rogers

My years of working in the behavioral health field have given me the opportunity to learn and share the numerous bio-social techniques, that when applied correctly to any challenges will allow individuals and families to begin or continue on their healthy path of living a stress-free existence. My ability to work with individuals impacted by substance abuse, mental illness, anger, domestic violence, guilt, trust, getting honest with themselves before they address others is another strong skill I utilize. Working with groups and families is a plus especially when there is more than one family member involved with the current challenges. As a group facilitator offering group members the opportunity to learn that they are not alone in their task to improve their lives. There is a “Women’s Self-Esteem “group currently active that meets on Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:00 and we are accepting all women to join and learn how to work on their concerns

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  • Substance Abuse
  • Groups
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Trauma