Westfield Counseling Services

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Westfield Counseling Services is located at 5 Noble Ave, 

1st Floor, Westfield, MA


All of us at WCS hope that you and your family are taking seriously the recommendations to reduce contact with others. This virus is new to humans and is different in many important ways to other nasty bugs. 

All of the independent counselors on this page have decided to offer online video or phone sessions also known as Telemental Health. Most Insurance companies are allowing this type of services even if they did not offer it in the past and many are paying for your copay and deductible during this crisis. BUT PLEASE CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO BE SURE!

Please contact each counselor individually to see what type of services they are offering. It will also be important to check in with your own insurance to see how or if they cover telemental health services. 

We all wish you health and peace during this unprecedented time. 

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We are a collection of independently operating and practicing counselors dedicated to helping people realize their individual goals and feel better in meaningful ways. 

Each counselor who shares this web space wants what is best for you, and only you can decide what that is. So please feel free to contact one or all of us to see what seems to make the most sense for you or your family member.


We also understand that even after talking or meeting with one of us, you may decide the fit is not right. Feel free to tell that counselor and they will do their best to refer you to another counselor either within or outside of our offices who can better assist you. 

We really mean it when we say we want what is best for you!

List of Independently practicing counselors


David Marks, Family Life Counselor

From time to time, most of us have internal conflicts. When in conflict there are "parts" of us that become unbalanced by challenging beliefs, attitudes, and feelings that were taken on at different stages of life. 

When we feel trapped and burdened by inner conflicts and also by our efforts to avoid hurt and pain, counseling can guide and support us in bringing curiosity and compassion to all of our "parts" with the aim of restoring balance, and having more inner harmony. Supportive counseling can guide you to tap into your inner wisdom and develop the self-knowledge, and self-acceptance you need to work with your life challenges. 

As a counselor I bring over 30 years experience working with children, youth, and families in a variety of professional settings. Over these years I have come to know that we are all capable of living deeply fulfilling lives, and that beneath whatever suffering we may be experiencing, we are all a wonderful and meaningful part of this world. My collaborative counseling approach aims to help clients safely embody presence, perspective, curiosity, creativity, playfulness and compassion by interweaving the principles of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) Couple therapy, and the practice of Mindfulness.

I am currently accepting new clients.

Please contact me at  413-203-5977

or visit my website at


Janice Pagano, PP,RP,CYT, JP

I am a Holistic  Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and  Justice of the Peace. 

I bring 22 years of mindfulness based, goal oriented, counseling services for adults seeking help with stress, anxiety, grief, illness, life changes and more. Using traditional talk therapy and a variety of holistic  approaches, I can help you to find acceptance, peace and healing. Private pay only with payment options available.  I am not able to accept insurance. Please contact me for more information.

I am accepting new clients.

Please contact me at  413-569-0444 

or visit me at


Deborah Calvanese, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with adults 18 and up with a specialty in helping older adults with issues of transition. I use an eclectic mix of therapies to assist you in feeling better and meeting your individual goals. 

I am adding insurances weekly, so please contact me for an updated list.  Currently I am accepting private pay, BCBS, CIGNA, TUFTS, AETNA, and Commonwealth Care Alliance. See my intake form listed below under my name.

I am taking new clients.

Please contact me at 413-297-2719.

Deborah Calvanese, LMHC: Download for intake


Susan Morton, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  My therapy style is strengths-based and utilizes a combination of eclectic and traditional treatment modalities. 

 My specialty areas include anxiety/anxiety-based disorders, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, women's issues, life transitions, career change, and parent coaching.   I work with clients who seek to improve their mental health, strengthen their family, personal or professional lives, or want to set and reach new goals. 

Specializing in treating adolescents, adults, families, and therapy for the therapist.  

I am taking new clients.

Please contact me at  413-218-8672 


Maria Zygmont, LMFT

Maria specializes in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, it is a form of  psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown  to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions).  

Clients suffering from trauma and other mental health problems such as  Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive  Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Addictions/  Substance Abuse , Performance Anxiety, Family Issues, Victimization/Poor  Self Image, Victimization/Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues/Infidelity,  Codependency, Grief, Job Related Stress, Pain Management, Memory  Enhancement and many other mental and physical conditions can experience  remarkable benefits starting in the first session.

Please call her at 413-530-7420 to schedule an appointment.


Leslie Love, LMHC

I am a Licensed  Mental Health Counselor. I have over 7 years of experience offering trauma sensitive counseling to children and adults. I am an eclectic clinician who uses a wide range of clinical perspectives to help you make the changes you are looking for either for yourself or a loved one. I am accepting both insurance and private pay clients. 

My Intake paperwork is listed below.

I have limited availability.

Please contact me by calling 413-579-6371.


Gary Loomis, LMHC

I am a Licensed  Mental Health Counselor. I integrate listening and support with the most effective treatment techniques. I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Level 1 Trained in Internal Family Systems, IFS. I will work with you to identify the stuck points that are interfering with your life. 

I specialize in the treatment of trauma-related symptoms. And integrate Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR),  to help you find relief.

I have limited availability.

Please contact me at  413-237-1928


Oleta Shaw, LICSW

My goal is to offer a warm, encouraging and supportive environment where we can work together to meet your counseling needs. Start the journey to develop, regain, and maintain the inner strength to live a happy, successful, and stress-free life. Being your best self is possible.

My role is as a witness and guide who helps you design and create the space to help you truly come alive. Your path in life is unique. I hope to meet you along the way.

If you would like to set up an appointment, please call me at 860-415-3294.


Annie Hotchkiss, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  I have over 25 years experience providing trauma sensitive services to children and adults. 

My practice is informed by several therapy modalities, these include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Management Training (PMT). 

I currently have a wait-list and I am only seeing people online until the current public health concerns subside. 

Please contact me at 413-297-5564 


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