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

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Hello! I’m Hallie

Clinical Director (LMHC)

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.

Johnston RI Mental Health Counselor

Hello! I’m Brian

Clinician (LMHC)

Brian is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 7+years experience in Community Mental Health. He works with individuals and couples and specializes in treating depression and anxiety. He also assists clients address a number of other challenges including: anger management, processing trauma, improving self esteem, managing stress, living with psychosis, interpersonal difficulties, grief and phobias.

With his person-centered approach and calm presence, Brian provides a space that is comfortable and safe, which allows the therapeutic process to move forward on the path of healing and growth.

Brian works alongside his clients every step of the way to identify their strengths and barriers while developing new strategies as they work towards achieving their goals.

Hello! I’m Lynn

Clinician (LMHC)

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

Clinician (MS, LMHC)

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

Assistant Clinical Director (MS, LMFT)

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.

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Hello! I’m Janelle

Director of Compliance & Training (MS, LICSW)

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.

Hello! I’m Kae

Clinician (MS)

Kae believes in a client-centered, trauma-informed, integrated arts approach. She works with children, adults, couples, and families. 

Having been a first responder and experiencing trauma on the job first hand, she is enthusiastic about working with those that have experienced trauma. Kae brings an offering of safe space to the therapeutic relationship while exploring parts of self through narrative/storytelling, creative writing, ebodiment and drama therapies with all ages.

While Kae has worked with many populations and communities during her time as a 911 paramedic, a passionate focus of her mental health work is with those who identify within the LGBTQIA++ community.


Behavioral Health Therapist

Hello! I’m Jessica

Clinician (M.S., LICSW)


Jessica has been a clinical social worker for twenty years and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and her Masters of Social Work Degree from Boston University.

Jessica has extensive experience working with adults across the lifespan, as well as couples and adolescents. She specializes in the working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. She provides individual and couples counseling, utilizing a client-centered, strength’s base approach to treatment. Jessica customizes interventions to meet the needs of the client or family, in an effort to help every client obtain their personal goals. Jessica provides these counseling services in a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment and is committed to helping each client be the best version of themselves.



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)
  • Community Care Provider For Military Veterans
  • 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

Be a Part of the Solution

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