Our Team 

Matthew G. Doyle, LICSW
Founding Director & Owner

 

Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting was founded in December of 2015. While drawing from my undergraduate education at Boston College, subsequent graduate program at Simmons College, and 20+ years of experience in the mental health field,  I started Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting with the vision to deliver the highest quality service to children and families.  These customized services are designed to come to family's homes, children's school environments, and to the larger systems supporting families through professional development, specialized trainings, and consultation.   

 

Through the use of creativity, action planning, and skill-building exercises, I assist my clients in actively identifying goals and working towards solving problems. I specialize in individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, and provide expertise in family therapy and parent coaching. I practice mind-body integration, and for families and interested adults, I offer creative alternatives to promote engagement and comfort, such as walking sessions, breathing exercises, playing music, or family sports.

 

In addition to our clinical work, Castle Hill also offer consultative services to schools, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations. We are frequently invited to facilitate professional development and community workshops throughout the New England region.

Emily Conn, BA
Youth Mentor & Administrative Coordinator 
North Shore, MA
Emily received her BA from Lesley University in 2014 with a degree in Holistic Psychology and Art Therapy, and received her Licensure in Massage Therapy in 2018. Since then, she has worked in the mental health field in both therapeutic mentoring and administrative coordination roles. Emily has a passion for helping individuals and families find balance and health in all aspects of their lives. When Emily is not providing Youth Mentoring, she is helping with the Administrative Coordination of Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting. 
 
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Gabe Roses, M.Ed.

Clinical Consultant

North Shore, MA 

 

With over a decade of experience in Disability Services in Post-Secondary education, Gabe has enjoyed providing access to learners with diverse disabilities and social/emotional challenges, as well as providing holistic care to those who are at-risk. Gabe is also a licensed School Adjustment Counselor and trained as an Executive Function ADD/ADHD Coach, and Mental Health counselor, allowing him to add an education/learning expertise to his work with Castle Hill families and clients. Gabe’s work revolves around the core belief that we can all thrive when able to access the right supports and resources to meet our individual needs. 

Jori Argue, LMHC
Clinical Consultant
North Shore, MA
 
I have been working in the counseling field with adolescents, children, families and individuals in a variety of settings since 2003. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Psychology and then completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. For the past several years, I have been working as a clinician and supervisor, doing in-home family therapy, mentoring and parent sessions, with youth and families involved with the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Department of Children and Families. I strive to approach therapy in a creative and client-centered manner, meeting youth and families where they are most comfortable, whether that is in their home, an office, on a hiking trail, or playing catch in the back yard. Most importantly, I believe in developing a trusting relationship, focusing on client strengths, and working with youth and families as a partner. 
Alison Landoni, MA
Clinical Consultant 
North Shore, MA
Alison earned her Master in Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University and has worked with both children and adults in outpatient, day treatment, and creative milieu and group settings.  Alison utilizes approaches such as CBT, mindfulness, meditation, motivational interviewing, therapeutic humor, and the ARC Framework within her expressive arts therapy practice to treat anxiety, ADHD, ASD, depression, and trauma. As a certified laughter yoga leader, painter, actor, puppeteer, filmmaker, and former art teacher, Alison draws from a lifetime of experience to enrich her practice and strengthen therapeutic alliances.
 
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Vanessa Wells, M.A.
Clinical Consultant
North Shore, MA
 
Vanessa obtained her Master's in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University.  She brings extensive specialization to many areas, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Perfectionism, and Eating/Body-Image related difficulties.  Vanessa facilitates individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults, couples' counseling, and family therapy; past roles were held in school and home-based settings, and residential treatment programs.  Vanessa integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP); all within a multicultural family systems’ framework.
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Thomas Walsh, M.Ed.
Clinical Consultant
North Shore, MA

Thomas (Tom) Walsh, M.Ed. comes to Castle Hill with a wide range of experiences in mental health & education over the past decade plus including teaching high school students as a MA Licensed Special Education classroom teacher, Therapeutic Mentoring, Emergency Services Clinician, and High School Varsity Football and Track Coach.  Tom brings his own daily meditation and mindfulness practice into his engagement with children, teenagers, and parents; facilitating an essential physical and mental wellness priority to all of his therapeutic activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan Elkin, M.A.
Clinical Consultant
Greater Boson/North Shore, MA

 

Jon has been working with children, adolescents, and families in greater Boston for 10 years. Jon spent many of these years as a Therapeutic Mentor, and considers Mentoring to be an integral part of his ongoing practice. Jon earned his Masters in Counseling from William James College, with a focus on Couples and Family Therapy.  Jon further believes that a genuine relationship is the cornerstone of the therapeutic process, and prides himself on the ability to find many different points of connection; while utilizing a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strengths-based, mindfulness, humor, play (including video games), and existentialist therapies in order to help young people and families strengthen their confidence, motivation, and satisfaction in life. 

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Jane Lindland, LMHC
Clinical Consultant
North Shore, MA

Jane holds an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Educations and an M.S. in Counseling and has utilized this education working with children, adolescents, adults, and families for the past 23 years.  Jane believes that best practice involves treating the whole person, mind, body, and soul: creating change through people feeling understood and supported in a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment.  Through the utilization of Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness therapeutic frameworks, Jane strives to facilitate harmony and change.

Daniel Sprintzen, LICSW
Clinical Consultant
Greater Boston, MA

For over 15 years, I have worked with and helped adolescents and families, ranging from first time engagers of therapeutic support to those that have had multiple counselors and therapists. I am a specialist in working with families where there is some level of school refusal and/or the adolescent’s initial expression is resistant to treatment. As a trained and certified trauma responder, I am an expert in dealing with crises, including acute trauma, traumatic grief, and any of the highly stressful events that life may present.  I have been certified in Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM), as well as in First Aid and CPR. I am also trained in Mindfulness Therapy, having been certified by the Institute of Mindfulness & Psychotherapy. Fruthermore, I have extensive experience in engaging with immigrant populations and am fluent in Portuguese.

Kurt Nelson, LICSW
Clinical Consultant
Greater Boston, MA

Kurt Nelson, LICSW, Clinical Associate, has worked at Boston School-Based Program since 2006 as a Clinician, Supervisor, Consultant and Case Manager. Prior to coming to his organization, Kurt worked in Department of Mental Health (DMH) funded programs for young adults age 18-30, as the Director of a day program and community rehabilitation team and as caseworker for a supported housing program. Kurt is currently the lead supervisor for his organization's intensive learning community as part of his participation in the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project this year, which is providing professional development opportunities to learn about the Attachment- Self-Regulation-Competency (ARC) model. Kurt has a wide diversity of experiences dating back to 1999.