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Our Therapists 

Janice Masse, LCSW-R

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Relationships are the foundation of life. As children, adults, and families, we all face challenges and experience traumatic events which shape our personalities and behavior. Janice is committed to restoring lives shaken by stress and personal obstacles. Her work helps people overcome traumatic events, reestablish healthy attachments, and restore the connections and trust essential to fulfilling lives and relationships.  With many years of experience, she is known for her warm, direct, authentic, creative, compassionate and safe approach to treating diverse clients.


Janice specializes in work with families, couples, and children. She has devoted years of education and training to issues of stress, trauma, and loss; in addition to adults and children on the Autism Spectrum.


Janice approaches therapy from a client centered point of view. She believes that you are the expert on yourself and your family. Inside of you is the potential for insight, growth, and change. Contact Janice today to start that process toward growth and change.

Brittany Cox, LMSW

Brittany is a licensed therapist at Families Together Counseling Services of Catskill, NY. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Marist College in New York, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, 2018.


Brittany is a dedicated Social Worker whose education and work experience have always embraced her passion for empowering others and helping those in need. She takes pride most in her ability to provide an environment of compassion and support when working with her clients.


Specializing in work with children, young adults, and families, Brittany uses an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. She has experience in a variety of settings with a diverse client population, and has done both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety, children and adolescents with behavioral and sexual issues, relationship challenges with both couples and families, personality disorders, fear and phobias, drug and alcohol use, parenting, grief and loss, and life stresses. 


Brittany believes that change happens when people are given the guidance needed to draw on their own strengths and realize the potential to live fulfilling, happy lives.

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Mary Beth Davis-Steyer, LCSW

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Mary Beth has over 25 years’ experience working in the non-profit and Human Services field. Helping people find their strength and seek solutions to life’s challenges is a passion for Mary Beth. Taking a Humanistic approach and establishing rapport and providing a container of support for individuals with a variety of life’s challenges.

Mary Beth has worked previously as a bereavement counselor for Hospice of Ulster and Dutchess Counties where she provided individual and group bereavement support of families, children, and adults. In addition to grief work, Mary Beth has provided supportive counseling and case management for individuals with chronic health issues including HIV/AIDS.

Mary Beth is an ordained Interfaith Minister since 1990. She completed her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2017 and completed her Masters in Social work from Albany School of Social Welfare.

Shanice Davis, LMSW

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Shanice completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work at the College of Saint Rose in 2018 and received her Masters., also from the College of St. Rose in 2019.  Shanice provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups with a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.   She works to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives.  Shanice strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.

Gabe Masse, LMHC

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I provide warm, accepting, and engaged psychotherapy. As a Mental Health Counselor I work with individuals, teens, young adults, couples, and families who are seeking to improve the quality of their relationships and lives. Whether you are working to ease the symptoms of depression or anxiety, healing from grief and loss issues, resolving trauma, or seeking deeper a relationship with yourself and others, I can help you move forward.

I am constantly learning as a therapist. I stay in touch with new approaches to helping clients with psychological and relational discomforts. My theoretical orientation is eclectic and I am especially fond of using research-based methods to help clients with self-esteem, self-discovery, assertiveness, authenticity, and other important issues.

Jenna Gregory, LMSW

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Jenna is a licensed therapist at Families Together Counseling Services. Jenna completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2019 and received her Masters Degree in Social Work in 2020, both from the College of Saint Rose.


Jenna has experience working with children and adolescents, whom she believes is a dynamic population. Focus of sessions include supporting adolescents in processing thoughts and feelings, identifying triggers/stressors, teaching coping skills and social skills, and making sure each client feels heard, valued, and seen. Jenna’s goal is to provide a safe space for clients to feel comfortable and to be their authentic selves.


Jenna provides individual counseling with a focus on children and adolescents. She believes that using therapeutic interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, creates positive and healthy transformation. Jenna thinks that no story should go untold. She has a passion for people and wants to provide a safe place for all.

Alison Brown, LMHC


Alison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been working at Families Together since 2021.

Alison graduated with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University at Albany in 2019

and has experience working with a wide diversity of kids, adolescents, and adults in a primary care

setting. Alison has experience in treating anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and

behavioral disorders.

Alison utilizes a strengths-based and collaborative approach coupled with authenticity and humor to

help clients adapt to life’s circumstances. Alison strives to help clients feel “comfortable with the

uncomfortable” and utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral

Therapy (CBT) interventions to help clients live a fulfilling life.

Casey Aley, LMHC

Casey Aley has been with Families Together since 2019 and enjoys helping people
overcome obstacles and achieve a more positive life. Casey completed her Master’s degree at the
University at Albany in 2019. Throughout her training, she’s gained experience working in a
variety of settings that range from Intensive Outpatient to College counseling. Her areas of
expertise include: anxiety, depression, and relationship and family dynamics.

At the core of her practice is the belief in an empathic and nonjudgmental therapeutic
alliance built on honesty, openness, and a little bit of humor. Casey implements a humanistic
approach to therapy while adjusting techniques based on each client’s needs. She has been
described as engaging and warm. In her free time she enjoys taking walks with her dog Gordy
and reading.

“I believe therapy is collaborative and the client knows best. Change happens when we
have a meaningful connection and can work together to solve the challenges of life.”

Adina Saperstein, MMHC

Adina Saperstein completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at U. Albany in 2022 and came to Families Together the same year. She works with individuals, couples and families with a special interest in older adults, retirement, and intergenerational dynamics as well as addiction recovery. Her theoretical orientation is integrative but anchored in strengths-based and somatic approaches, recognizing and building on the internal and external strengths and resources that support each client to strive towards both short and long term life goals. 


Prior to training as a therapist she was supporting clients for several years as a transformational coach and yoga therapist. Before that she had a 15-year career in international social and economic development, working in twenty countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. These previous career paths help her to infuse a holistic somatic and mindfulness-based approach, as well as acute multicultural awareness, into her therapy practice. 


She also holds a B.A. in History and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell and a Masters in International Development Studies from the University of London, UK, as well as certifications in multiple yoga and meditation modalities, including Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, as well as Yoga Therapy and Reiki. She has also trained as both an end-of-life and birth doula, and aspires to provide holistic support to clients and their families throughout the life cycle. She lives in Catskill. 

Bobbie Schlein, MFT

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Bobbie Schlein is a marriage and family therapist with a Master's Degree in Psychology from Mercy College. Her therapeutic approach is based on the principles of the Gottman Institute, which she has extensively trained in, with a focus on the model of couples therapy. Her expertise and passion lie in helping couples achieve and maintain fulfilling relationships.

Bobbie also works with individuals experiencing anxiety and depression and is experienced in providing family therapy to families in conflict, including parents and children or siblings. She has an empathetic and emotional-focused approach to her work, always ensuring that her clients feel heard and understood.

Outside of work, Bobbie is married to her husband Ariel and they have four children together. They enjoy spending quality time together through family activities such as going to amusement parks and playing outdoors. She is a dedicated professional and family person who understands the importance of creating balance in one's life.

Lauren Hospedales, LMHC

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Lauren is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Long Island, New York providing telemedicine psychotherapy with Families Together Counseling Services. She received both BA in Psychology in 2019 and MS in Mental Health Counseling in 2020 at the University of Albany. 


She has experience working primarily with adult and adolescent populations dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, and family conflict in an Integrated Behavioral Health setting. Lauren enjoys working with BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ clients, and is most passionate about providing equitable, accessible, and culturally inclusive mental health care, especially for those who are new to therapy. 


Lauren draws from several modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, and Existential therapies. She sees herself as a tour guide on your mental health journey, with you always in control of the helm, and is excited to help you reach your destination. 

Hope Dedrick, MHC-LP


Hope is a Mental Health Counselor who received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from UAlbany in December of 2023, adding to her existing Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, both from Northeastern University. She has been a member of the Families Together team since May of 2023, starting as an intern and joining as a full-time member in December of 2023. 


Hope has an integrative approach when working with clients, but primarily relies on Psychodynamic and Person-Centered therapies to help clients make connections to past experiences and current behaviors, as well as feel seen and heard throughout their journey in therapy. She has experience working with a diverse population of clients and concerns, from children to adults, and grief to anxiety and trauma. 


Hope places immense value in developing strong relationships with her clients, consistently incorporating humor, self-disclosure, and empathy into sessions. Hope strives to foster growth, self-love, and acceptance with her clients, so they can live fulfilling, authentic lives. 

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