Janine Halloran, LMHC
Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Janine has experience in a variety of school settings, ranging from substantially separate classrooms to public school settings. In addition, she has worked with children in outpatient and social group settings to help support children’s social and emotional growth and has particular experience using Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking®. She currently sees children and teens for individual and small group therapy in private practice.
Janine is the author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, designed to help elementary school students learn how to deal with stress, anxiety, and anger in healthy ways. Recently, she became a national speaker for PESI® and presented full-day seminars in New York and Chicago on the topic of Anxiety, ADHD and Anger in the Classroom. Janine is the founder of Encourage Play, a website dedicated to teaching children social skills through play, and Coping Skills for Kids, focused on teaching children healthy ways to cope with big feelings.
Erin Hayes, MS CCC-SLP
Erin graduated with a Masters in Speech/Language Pathology from Boston University. Since then, she has worked in public schools in Needham, Weston, Walpole, Stoughton, and Westwood providing treatment and evaluation for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Erin has experience with a variety of speech and language delays and disorders including: articulation delays/disorders, language learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language deficits, and augmentative and alternative communication programs. Erin also had private speech and language clients. She has provided home-based services for students, as well as support for parents in navigating the way through the IEP process and creating realistic and achievable expectations for meetings with various school systems.
Melissa Feldman, M.Ed., OTR/L
Melissa is an experienced Occupational Therapist, spending over 20 years working directly with children, their caregivers, and educators across school, home and community settings. Utilizing a whole-child approach that integrates play with purpose, Melissa specializes in developing customized programs to improve a child’s participation at home and in community. Melissa assists a child and family in working together to develop functional routines around emotional regulation and executive function by demonstrating how to integrate an array of tools and techniques into everyday activities. Additionally, Melissa provides training and child-centered program consultations to educators and parents on a variety of topics including: Sensory Processing and Regulation, Behavior Management at Home and School, Executive Function and Project Management, as well as Universal Design in Education.
Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire in 1999. She obtained her Masters of Education Degree with a specialization in Assistive Technologies & Universal Design from Simmons College in 2009. Melissa lives in Milton, MA with her two sons.