COUNSELING SERVICES STAFF

Jon Meehan

Jon Meehan, MSSW, LICSW
Interim Clinical Director
Jon holds a master of science in social work degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. He joined the MCLA community in 2004. He worked for many years as a psychiatric social worker in both inpatient and primary medical care settings at Berkshire Medical Center. Earlier, he worked at Child & Family Services in Easthampton, MA; JRI Health in Boston, which specialized in health and mental health care for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ young adults; and a transitional housing program with homeless 18-21 year-olds in Somerville, MA. Professionally, Jon is interested in the overlap of health and mental health, grief and loss, effects of oppression and stigma, harm reduction strategies, and managing depression. He tries to employ an individualized, strengths-based approach and promotes building self-awareness and mindfulness. Personally, he tries to meditate and likes to grow vegetables, read and learn, and spend time outdoors with his family, partner, and dog.

 

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Roxanne Morton-Fili, MSW
Counselor
Roxanne holds a master’s degree in social work from Westfield State University, a bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, and an associate’s degree in health science from Berkshire Community College. Before joining the MCLA community in 2017, Roxanne worked at Clinical & Support Options in Pittsfield as an outpatient therapist, in-home therapist, and community support worker. She also worked at BFAIR, a non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injury, and at Valleyhead School, a residential school for girls with learning and emotional difficulties. On a personal note, Roxanne enjoys watching plays, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family, including her children, grandchildren, and dogs.

 

Claire Cabiles

Claire Cabiles, MSW, LICSW
Counselor
Claire holds a master's degree in social work from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the City College of New York. Before joining MCLA Counseling Services, Claire worked for the Brien Center in Great Barrington for more than 17 years. She worked as a Home-School Liaison in Bennington Elementary School in Vermont and has a private practice at Greylock Mental Health in downtown North Adams. Claire's professional interests include mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral treatment. On a personal note, she enjoys outdoor activities, gardening and spending time with her family.

 

Marissa

 

Marissa Parker
Office Manager
Before joining MCLA Counseling Services in 2018, Marissa worked at MASS MoCA as the Office Manager for its administrative office. She then went on to work at Adams Plumbing and Heating and the North Adams Housing Authority. Most recently, she was the Manager at Ramunto's for both its North Adams and Williamstown locations. On a personal note, Marissa enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, live concerts, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her dogs.

Dr. Brodie

Lesley Brodie, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Brodie is board-certified as both a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Adult Psychiatrist. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, and her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and master's degree in social work from the University of Vermont. After completing medical school, Dr. Brodie was accepted at a competitive 5-year combined residency training program in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry called the Triple Board program. As a resident physician, she had extensive training with 20,000+ direct patient care hours. Since completing her residency training in 2008, she has worked in a variety of practice settings including an urban Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic working with runaway and homeless youth, a rural Federally Qualified Community Health Center, a Community Mental Health Center, residential treatment programs, her own private practice, and K-12 and College Counseling Centers. She has particular interest and expertise in working with LGBTQ patients and their families. She is committed to increasing her personal and professional understanding of social justice, anti-racism, feminism, equity and inclusion, and incorporating this awareness into her medical practice and the care that she provides her patients. Dr. Brodie is available to students for psychiatric evaluation and consultation; initiating psychiatric treatment including pharmacotherapy; on-going medication monitoring and management; psychotherapy; and collaborative psychiatric care with students’ therapist and/or home psychiatrist while they are on campus.