Our Clinician
All of us at Vorpahl Psychology Associates, LLC have multiple years of clinical experience working with clients of all ages. While each of us brings her unique background, approach and strengths to the practice, all of us adhere to the overarching philosophy that the needs, desires and goals of our clients always come first. We strongly believe that each and every person is unique and deserves a personally tailored approach to finding his own way and in return achieve his full potential as a person, parent, partner, or professional.
In addition to the mandated continuing education classes, all of us participate in weekly professional development sessions where we cover & discuss the latest developments, techniques or research as they pertain to our profession.
Jacqueline M. Vorpahl, Ph.D.
Owner & Director
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Massachusetts License: 7426
Clinical Experience:  25 Years
Graduate School: California School of Professional Psychology
(formerly known as "US International University", San Diego)
Year Graduated: 1997
Doctor in Clinical Psychology
Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy
Expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Frequent Guest Speaker & Presenter at Regional and National Conferences
Previous Employment & Experience
Faculty Member Boston University School of Medicine Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology
Served on National Suicide Prevention Committee for Native Americans
Native American Indian Center of Boston - Child & Family Psychologist / Director of Mental Health
Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead - Clinical Psychologist / Director of Mental Health
Boston Public School - Education and Mental Health Consultant
Malik & Associates - Clinical Psychologist
Medfield State Hospital - Psychology Post Doctorate Fellow
Boston University - Psychology Post Doctorate Fellow
South Shore Mental Health & Medfield State Hospital, Harvard University Affiliate - Clinical APA Psychology Intern
Downtown Mental Health, San Diego - Psychiatric Case Manager / Therapist
Darcy Peifer, Psy.D.
Assistant Director
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Massachusetts License: 9189
Graduate School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Experience: 15 years
Strong background in working with children, adolescents and adults.
Experience in treating symptoms of ADHD, anxiety and depression.
Multiple years of experience and strong track record in working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
Previous Employment & Experience
Wediko Children's Services, Full-time Psychologist
Wediko Children's Services, Therapist Intern
Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc., Therapist Intern
Bedford VA Hospital, Practicum Intern
The Manville School, Practicum Student
Walker Home & School, Assistant Teacher
New England Center for Children, Level II Teacher
Janet Price, Psy.D. LMHC, MEd
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Massachusetts License: 9245
Clinical Experience: 8 years
Graduate School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Expected Date of Graduation: December, 2015
Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood/ Special Needs
Board Member Asperger's Association of New England, Watertown
Experience with Asperger's community
Experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families
Expert in the joys and challenges of adoption
Previous Employment & Experience
South End Community Health Center: Mental Health Department, Clinical Intern
Y.O.U. Inc. Family Center: Clinical Intern
McLean-Fransiscan’s Child and Adolescent In-Patient Unit: Practicum Intern
Family Services, Inc.: Practicum Intern
Adjunct Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Boston: Early Childhood Department
Massachusetts Early Intervention Program: Director
Early Childhood Special Needs: Teacher
Trainer and Presenter at Various Workshops and Conferences
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Wendy Billings-Litke, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Massachusetts License: 8767
Clinical Experience:  9 Years
Graduate School: Lesley University, Cambridge MA
Year Graduated: 2011
Masters in Art Therapy & Mental Health Counseling
Extensive experience in integrating yoga and behavioral health
Strong background in Art Therapy
Numerous  additional certifications and trainings
Member of:
American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
New England Art Therapy Association (NEATA)
Marissa L. Maki, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Massachusetts License: 9906
Clinical Experience:  6 Years
Graduate School: Lesley University, Cambridge MA
Year Graduated: 2013
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School & Community Specialization/School Adjustment Counselor
Publications: Supporting Our Students at Risk: Recognizing and Responding to Students Experiencing Mental Health Issues
Previous Employment & Experience
High Rock School, Needham MA - School Adjustment Counselor
Hillside Elementary School, Needham MA - School Guidance Counselor
Pollard Middle School, Needham MA - School Guidance Counselor
Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Brookline MA - Clinical Associate
Malden Public Schools & Housing Families, Inc, Malden MA - Clinician
Previous Employment & Experience
Meadowridge Academy, Swansea MA -  Clinician
Whitney Academy, E Freetown MA  - Therapist
McLean Hospital, Brockton MA - Clinical Intern
Meadowridge Academy, Swansea MA - Clinical Intern
Stevens Treatment Center, Swansea MA - Behavioral Specialist

Special Trainings & Certifications
SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment), JRI
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Back Bay Yoga Studio
Building Communities of Care Instructor Training, JRI
Psychological First Aid Train the Trainer, JRI
ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) Model, JRI
My Life My Choice
AFAA Group Exercise Certification
Art and Yoga Teacher Training, Kripalu
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Eyes of the World
Yoga-CBT
Melissa Vogt, LICSW
Licensed Indepent Clinical Social Worker
Massachusetts License: 000120122
Clinical Experience:  16 Years
Graduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Year Graduated: 2006
Masters of Social Work
Member of:
National Association of Social Workers
Strong research background in areas of  neurosicience as well as adolescent behavior.
Strong background and multiple years experience in effectively working with children, adolscents and their families in emotionally charged situations.

Previous Employment & Experience
Vive Family Support Program, Boston, MA - Parent Coach
AHM Consulting, Sherborn, MA - Director of Family Support
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA - Intervention Specialist
Children's Hospital, Boston MA - Swensrud Depression Prevention Fellow
COMHAR Outpatient Services, Philadelphia, PA - Social Work Intern
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Research Associate
Franklin Marshall College, Philadelphia, PA - Independent Researcher



Special Trainings & Certifications
School Adjustment Counselor K-12 Certification
National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Certification
DBT Skills Training: Dr. Michael Hollander, McLean Hospital
Harvard Medical School: School Mental Health K-12
The Bridge Training Institute: DBT Skills Training
The Education Cooperative: Understanding & Treating the Complex Puzzle of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
The Education Cooperative: School Avoidance: Understanding Why It Happens and Approaches for Reintegrating Students
Developmental Resources: Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation

Kadie Yannone, LICSW
DBT Director
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Massachusetts License: 222580
Clinical Experience:  7 years
Graduate School: New York University
Year Graduated: 2015
Masters of Social Work
Expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Member of:
NEPDA member(New England Personality Disorder Association)
Previous Employment & Experience
McLean Hospital Gunderson Residence, Community Residential Counselor                
Serenity Sober living, Sober Coach and Case Manager
Brooklyn Highschool, Clinical Social Worker
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Pediatric Oncology Social Worker
Blue Sky Behavioral Health, Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator
Community Counseling of Bristol Country, DBT Speciality Residential Program Director


Special Training & Certifications
2019 - Successfully completed 10-day comprehensive/intensive DBT training with Dr. Charlie Swenson
McLean Hospital's The Borderline Personality Training Institute, General Psychiatric Management Workshop
Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training
CBT for Trauma Treatment: Powerful and Proven Techniques
McLean Hospital's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for PTSD
RIMHCA (Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association) Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Core Concepts and Application
Hannah Charren-Diehl, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Massachusetts License: 121166
Clinical Experience: 6 years
Graduate School: New York University
Year Graduated: 2015
Masters of Social Work
Member of:
National Association of Social Workers
Previous Employment & Experience
ABCD University High School, Clinical Coordinator
Bay Cove Human Services, Substance Abuse Clinician
The New York Counseling & Clinical Social Work Service, Clinical Social Work Intern
Court Appointed Special Advocate New York City, Advocacy Intern
The Dual Language Arts Academy, Clinical Psychology Intern
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Director of Development
Harmon Law Offices, Legal Assistant
Special Trainings & Certifications
2019 - Successfully completed 10-day comprehensive/intensive DBT training with Dr. Charlie Swenson
Boston University School of Social Work: Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)
Institute for Health and Recovery: Trauma Informed Services with At Risk Adolescents
Leanne Thomas, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Massachusetts License: 121655
Clinical Experience: 8 years
Graduate School: State University at Buffalo
Year Graduated: 2016
Masters of Social Work
Special Trainings & Certifications
Trauma Focused CBT
Yoga-CBT
Motivational Interviewing

Strong background in working with children and adolescents with trauma, delinquent and emotionally charged behavior.
Previous Employment & Experience
South Bay Community Service,  CBHI Supervisor
New Directions Youth & Family Services, Residential Social Worker & Intern Supervisor
New Directions Youth & Family Services, Senior Intensive Preventive Care Coordinator & Intern Supervisor
Childline India (Mumbai, India), Research Intern
The Heritage Center, Program Instructor & Mental Health Specialist
Community Health Resources, Youth Counselor
National Council on Crime & Delinquency, Therapeutic Mentor
Magda Kozdrowicz, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Massachusetts License: 7781
Clinical Experience:  14 Years
Graduate School: Lesley University, Cambridge MA
Year Graduated: 2005
Masters in Expressive Arts Therapies and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Special Trainings & Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 2005
Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2005
Neurological Music Therapy (NMT)certification since 2015  The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada
Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), completed level I in 2015 (level II in progress) - Institute for Music and Consciousness at Anna Maria College/ Paxton, MA
CBT intensive training through Pesi, Inc.
Play Therapy intensive training through Pesi, Inc.
CBT for weight loss and maintenance - Beck Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Integrating CBT and Mindfulness - Beck Institute, online training
Treating Trauma Victims with Disabilities - intensive training sponsored by DPPC (Disabled Persons Protection Commission)
Previous Employment & Experience
Harbor Counseling Center, Westwood MA - Mental Health Counselor since 2005
Family Autism at Arc, Inc - Music Therapist (2007 - 2010)

Experience in:
Therapy with individuals with intellectual disabilities
CBT to treat variety of mental issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and trauma
Conducting Drum/Music Circle to facilitate expression of feelings, social interaction, stress relief, and to promote health and wellness
Client-centered approach therapy that reflects traditional talk therapy and/or expressive arts therapy
CBT based weight loss and management
Special Training & Certifications
2019 - Successfully completed 10-day comprehensive/intensive DBT training with Dr. Charlie Swenson