Behavioral Health Services

Who we are

LaTonya S. King, PMHNP

Director of Behavioral Health Department


Zainab Abdi MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor


Nircia del Rosario-Melendez, LCSW

Clinician (Spanish, English)


Ashley Naginewicz, LMHC



Ismael Cintron, LCSW



Debbi Strauss, RN

Medication Assisted Treatment

Nurse Care Manager (English)

Deborah Flores-Carrion, LCSW




Ganga Tiwari

Community Health Worker


Kevin Lopez

Community Health Worker



Hussein Al Sammarrae

Community Health Worker



Maria Torres

Referral and Authorization Specialist


Vince Carter

Peer Recovery Specialist

Community Health Worker


Kenia Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

(Spanish, English)


Yannil Rivera

Registration and
Authorization Specialist





Our Clinicians are ready to help you with your unique medical, behavioral health and recovery needs to develop the most effective treatment plan 
we can provide. We believe that providing comprehensive, integrated care in a respectful, 
non-judgmental environment allows you to choose your healing journey 
and progress at your own pace. We accomplish this through trauma-informed, 
strength-based interventions tailored to your needs as you seek healing 
and support in recreating your life. SERVICES & PROGRAMS CHC’s Integrated Behavioral Health/Recovery Services include bilingual, bi-cultural clinicians and Community Health Workers dedicated to providing 
immediate brief crisis assessments and stabilization interventions for walk-in 
clients as well as ongoing individual and group therapies appropriate for 
each client’s needs. Support Groups • BHALAKUSHARI/NEPALI GROUP Mondays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Room 139 Every other week • FRIEND ZONE Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Room 139 Sign-up • ENGLISH RECOVERY FOR LIFE GROUP Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Room 139 • MAT SHARED MEDICAL GROUP Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Room 139 • SPANISH RECOVERY FOR LIFE GROUP Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 139 • ANGER MANAGEMENT THURSDAYS Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sign-up • WRITING CIRCLE Fridays 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Room 139 Sign-up WALK-IN HOURS FOR ESTABLISHED MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT CLIENTS: • Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. INDIVIDUAL THERAPY APPOINTMENTS Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Spanish, Arabic, Somali, English speakingclinicians. Walk-ins seen if possible by a LicensedClinician or Community Health Worker. Psychiatric Medication evaluations By appointment only after initial evaluation by a clinician. Primary Care doctors and Nurse Practitioners also prescribe basic Psychiatric medications. 1049 Main St., Springfield, MA. Medication Assisted Treatment for Recovery Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. By appointment only. 1049 Main St., Springfield, MA. Vivitrol injections Scheduled after the initial consult. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 1049 Main St., Springfield, MA. SAFE HAVEN
Our BH group room offers our clients time to “get away” from the stresses of their lives in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Clients can chat with other clients, a BH Staff member, color, listen to music, draw, play games or just sit quietly as they choose. We strive to provide a safe and supportive Recovery environment whether it’s recovery from substance use, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress or other disorders. Coffee, water, snacks offered. All individuals receiving Medication Assisted Treatment are required to attend at least 6 weeks of our Shared Medical Group, as well as Individual Therapy to achieve optimum support for their healing journey toward creating a new life. We make accommodations on an individual basis for individuals with full time employment. To view a full list of our support groups and schedules, please click 
the button below. We believe a healthy outside, starts from the inside!



For 24/7 after hour phone answering service, please call: 413-739-1100. Para recibir un servicio de contestador telefónico las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, llame al: 413-739-1100.


This health center is a Health Center

Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,

and a deemed Public Health Service

Employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).



1049 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

860 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119

473 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

WIC OFFICES   413.693.1029

816 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

1771 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129

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