Behavioral Health Services

Who we are

LaTonya S. King, PMHNP

Director of Behavioral Health Department

lking@caringhealth.org

 

Zainab Abdi MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor

zabdi@caringhealth.org

 

Nircia del Rosario-Melendez, LCSW

Clinician (Spanish, English)

ndelrosario@caringhealth.org

 

Ashley Naginewicz, LMHC

Clinician

aadamski@caringhealth.org

 

Ismael Cintron, LCSW

Clinician

icintron@caringhealth.org

 

Debbi Strauss, RN

Medication Assisted Treatment

Nurse Care Manager (English)

dstrauss@caringhealth.org

Deborah Flores-Carrion, LCSW

Clinician

(Spanish/English)
dflores@caringhealth.org

 

Ganga Tiwari

Community Health Worker

(Nepali/English)
gtiwari@caringhealth.org

Kevin Lopez

Community Health Worker

(Spanish/English)
klopez@caringhealth.org

 

Hussein Al Sammarrae

Community Health Worker

(Arabic/English)

 

Maria Torres

Referral and Authorization Specialist

mtorres@caringhealth.org

 

Vince Carter

Peer Recovery Specialist

Community Health Worker

vcarter@caringhealth.org

 

Kenia Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

(Spanish, English)

kgonzalez@caringhealth.org

 

Yannil Rivera

Registration and
Authorization Specialist

yrivera1@caringhealth.org

 

 

 

 

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!

413.739.1100

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For after-hour services, please call:
(413) 739-1100

Para servicios fuera del horario de atención, 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).

 

 

LOCATIONS

1049 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

860 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119

 

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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