About Us


Brightside Behavioral Health was established to support individuals, families, and the community. We provide behavioral health services, promoting education and awareness. We believe that education and awareness are the keys to addressing many of our mental health needs. You are not just a client but a member of our community.

We are here to help you find the Brightside of Life.

Our Team Of Professionals

Image of mental health clinician Hallie Fleischman

Hello! I’m Hallie


Hallie has been working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages for over 14 years. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy using an eclectic approach, incorporating a variety of interventions, customizing each session to meet the needs of each individual client, couple, or family, in an effort to help every client achieve their personal goals. With extensive training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a background in special education, Hallie specialize in working with children and adults with Autism, special needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those who have experienced trauma, school-related issues, and parent/child relational issues.

Hello! I’m Lynn


Lynn is a licensed Rhode Island therapist.  She has experience in community mental health settings, dual diagnosis programs, intensive in-home based therapies to families with children who have behavioral/cognitive challenges.

Lynn enjoys working with children, couples, families and individuals in mid-life review, who are struggling to reinvent themselves or move forward to the next phase of life changes.  Lynn takes a holistic approach to therapy.  She has taught Yoga, is Reiki/IET certified and enjoys working with expressive arts as well as body centered therapies.  She is currently finishing her certification in EMDR to provide specialized support in the areas of trauma.

Hello! I’m Johanna


Johanna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with individuals, couples and families using a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions.
Johanna has experience facilitating group treatment, one-on-one counseling, intensive in-home behavior therapy, victim advocacy and providing crisis intervention in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, crisis stabilization units, residential homes and partial hospitalization programs.
Johanna specializes in nutritional psychology and treats a variety of individuals including, but not limited to, those struggling with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anger, Depression and other Mood disorders.
When working with Johanna, you will be welcomed into a warm, supportive, and judgment-free environment. Johanna believes that every person deserves to have a happy, healthy life and is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Hello! I’m Amy


Amy Creegan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with individuals and families for 14 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Science with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Rhode Island.
She specializes in working with children, parenting, and adults. Amy has had extensive experience and has had consistent success in working with children and adults with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and (ODD). Amy utilizes many different interventions such as visuals, art therapy, first/then, sensory strategies, psycho-education, and many other Behavior Modification techniques. Shaping Behavior techniques along with strengths-based interventions have helped to improve adjustment in the home, school, and community.

Amy works with children, adults, and couples. Amy can help individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues using solution-focused techniques and a friendly, warm, and inviting approach, helping her clients attain a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.

Hello! I’m Janelle


Janelle has been working with individuals and families of all ages for 6 years. She provides individual and family therapy using a person-centered/strengths-based approach, incorporating a variety of interventions, customizing each session to meet the needs of each individual client, or family, in an effort to help every client achieve their personal goals.   

Janelle specializes in working with LGBTQ issues, children and adults with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other chronic illnesses, Autism, special needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those who have experienced trauma, and parent/child relational issues.  

No matter where you are in your life, Janelle is dedicated to providing unconditional support and a reliable ear to help you become the best version of yourself, in a safe, and non-judgmental environment, assisting you as you navigate through your path, guiding you to a healthier place both inside and out.


In order to experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. That’s why our therapists use a wide range of research-proven therapy techniques to help transform anxiety, depression, and loneliness into joy, freedom, and connectedness.

So whatever your situation, our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, we will help you cultivate an unshakeable resiliency that you carry into every challenge you face.

The purpose of our therapy practice is to help you become free from the grip of anxiety, depression, addiction, and hurtful relationships. As human beings, we all struggle. Healing is when these struggles no longer control you.


To serve Rhode Island Communities by providing awareness, education and treatment of behavioral health issues.

We accept most insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance plan listed below and your plan permits out of network benefits, we can provide you with documentation so you may receive reimbursement from your insurance company.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Employee Program
  • Tufts Commercial Plans
  • United Healthcare 
  • United Rite Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • United Health (Rhody Plans)
  • Self Pay

Our Campaign

In 2019 it came to our attention that there have been a number of tragic losses among our first responders. This has had a significant impact on our community, families, and friends of our fallen.

Recognizing the delayed effects of traumatic stress, we have started work with the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters, offering education, awareness, and co-facilitation of support groups.

Our hope is to connect with all of our first responder communities.

We Work With Individuals, Couples, & Families

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