Stephen Duclos is the director of South Shore Family Health Collaborative. He has licenses in Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counseling and certifications in sex therapy and rehabilitation counseling. Stephen is also an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He specializes in couples therapy, disability theory, and sexual development in families.
Paula Leech is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist. She co-founded our sister organization, South Shore Sexual Health Collaborative (SSSHC). Paula supervises sex therapists-in-training through AASECT and is a lecturer for SSSHFC's Sex Therapy Certification program. She specializes in couples and sex therapy, trauma and PTSD, and adolescent issues.
Jeremiah Gibson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the current President-Elect for the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). Jeremiah is also a Supervisor-in-Training with AAMFT. He facilitates South Shore Family's Men's Group and Adult Children of Alcoholics Group. Jeremiah specializes in couples therapy, couples and families with young children, and families with substance use.
Stana Gnatovich is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a trained instructor in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), and runs an MBSR group biannually on Thursday evenings. Stana specializes in couples therapy, anxiety and panic, grief and loss, and stage-of-life transitions.
Stephanie Wallace, MS, is a graduate of UMass-Boston's Marriage and Family Therapy program. She is the Membership Committee Director for the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Stephanie is our resident play therapist, and also specializes in working with blended/step-families and couples and families with adolescents and young adults.
Erik Abel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He has extensive experience working with families affected by the opioid crisis. Along with substance use, Erik specializes in pain and chronic illness in individuals and families, adult ADHD and impulse control, and mindfulness-based practices.
Florina Apolinar Claudio, LMFT
Florina Apolinar Claudio is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate from Drexel University, where she focused on human development and sexuality. Florina specializes in race and gender-related issues, LGBTQ relationships, and issues around adoption.