Explore This Treatment Program

Chelsea Behavioral Health is an outpatient mental health clinic embedded within the Chelsea HealthCare Center. Our staff is comprised of social workers, psychiatrists, outreach workers, psychologists and administrative staff who work collaboratively as a multidisciplinary team.

Our staff is committed to high-quality, effective treatment models. We see patients in our outpatient clinic, through school-based care and integrated within the primary care clinics.

Chelsea is a densely populated city with more than 35,000 residents and more than 20 languages spoken. Our patient population is very diverse and includes many refugees and immigrants, as well as the many generations of families that have remained here in Chelsea.

We make every effort to recruit and hire staff that mirrors our patient population. We consider having staff at Chelsea Behavioral Health with whom patients can identify an important aspect of care. Our goal is to both indicate respect for our patients and create a safe environment where patients are willing to return. More than 50% of our staff is bilingual, and our linguistic capacity includes many languages.

Through our program we aim to:

  • Prevent and reduce substance use
  • Increase opportunities for Boston students
  • Interrupt the cycle of family and community violence
  • Eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care
  • Improve access to care for vulnerable populations

Our Services

Chelsea Behavioral Health serves approximately 2,000 patients every year, including many children. WE provide a variety of services, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family and couples’ therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychopharmacology (medication)
  • Psychological testing
  • Trauma treatment

All of these services are offered both English and Spanish. We do have other linguistic capabilities for some services.

Specialized Patient Programs

We also offer some specialized program to serve specific populations, including:

  • Police Action Counseling Team (PACT)
  • Children Exposed to Violence Team (CEV)
  • Family Violence Team
  • Clinical Services at Chelsea High School Student Health Center
  • Crimson Care Clinic, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School
  • Legal Initiative for Kids (LINK)
  • Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Program
  • Refugee services

Professional Training

We have a long history of providing training to social work, psychology, psychiatry and nursing trainees. At times we also host psychology postdoctoral fellows who complete their training with us. We provide both didactic and clinical training to all of these disciplines.

Medical Team

Rohit Chandra, MD
Trina Chang, MD
Jane Dreskin, MD
Pedro Garrido-Castillo, PhD
Camila Godoy, PhD
Robert Kitts, MD
Tamara Leaf, PsyD
Jessica Morine, MD
Victor Soria, MD
Carlos Suarez, MD

Social Work Team

Ada Aroneanu, LICSW
Rachel Bedick, LCSW
Marybeth Bronson, LICSW
Ed Cowal, LICSW
Georgia Green, LICSW
Katherine Griffiths, LICSW
Sheila Jewett, LICSW
Emily Jimenez, LICSW
Pamela Miller, EdD, LICSW
Hodan Mohamed, LICSW
Beth Muccini, LICSW
Naomi Olson, LCSW
Ana Perez, LCSW

Recovery Coaches

Raina McMahan