Ashley Constantine, MSW, LICSW, Licensed School Adjustment Counselor
Ashley has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, and is currently a Professional Level Licensed School Adjustment Counselor. Prior to joining the Ivy Street School team in February 2016, Ashley spent approximately 3 years at the NFI Worcester IRTP as a Clinical Director and Clinician as well as several years working at the Walker Home and School in Needham. Throughout her career, Ashley has over 10 years of experience working in residential, public, and private schools with students who have behavioral health needs and are on the autism spectrum. She has particular expertise in trauma, attachment and treatment of anxiety. Ashley also provides outpatient services to youth and their families through her private practice.
KJ Lindquist, MSW, LICSW
Assistant Clinical Director
KJ joined the Ivy Street School team in May 2019 after working at the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient unit for 3 years with previous experience at McLean Hospital’s residential DBT program for adolescents and young adults. In addition, KJ has worked at Boston Children’s Hospital with the emergency department psychiatry team for 2 years completing crisis evaluations. KJ earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy and Psychology from Lesley University and a Master’s degree in Social Work at Boston College where she gained experience at a therapeutic day school. KJ has experience working in inpatient, crisis, and residential settings with adolescents who have behavioral health needs. KJ is excited to be joining the Ivy Street School community and working with the students and families.
Mia Cianciarulo, MSW, LICSW
Mia joined Ivy Street School as a clinical intern in 2013 while she completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at Simmons College in the Advanced Standing Program. Prior to receiving her MSW, Mia received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Wheelock College, where she gained experience in a special education preschool. Mia returned to Ivy Street as a full-time clinician in January 2015. Mia works with the students in the F4 classroom on building skills to effectively advocate and self-regulate. Since earning her LICSW in 2017, she has expanded her role as clinician to include serving as one of the supervisors for Ivy Street’s MSW interns.
Mariel Adams, MSW, LCSW, Licensed School Adjustment Counselor
Mariel joined the Ivy Street School as a clinical intern in 2016. She became a full-time clinician in May 2017, after receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Mariel has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts: Amherst and is a Licensed School Adjustment Counselor with experience working in schools and homes to support social, emotional, and behavioral development in children and youth. Mariel seeks to support students in feeling like their best selves and encouraging them to explore their interests and passions, develop connections with others, and better understand their diagnoses and abilities. Mariel is an avid supporter of student groups and the Ivy Street community and will join in leading afterschool groups, co-running the student council, and facilitating a classroom based social skills group.
Megan Greene, MSW, LCSW
Megan joined the Ivy Street School team in August 2019 after working as an outpatient therapist in the Boston area. As an outpatient therapist, Megan gained experience providing individual and group therapy in the community as well as in schools. Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts: Amherst and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in children, youth, and families from Boston University. In addition, Megan holds her Massachusetts License as a School Adjustment Counselor and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Special Education. Megan is passionate about working with students and their families, providing them with the tools necessary to handle the transition into adulthood.
Valerie Thibault, MSW, LCSW, Licensed School Adjustment Counselor
Valerie joined the Ivy Street School as a job coach in the spring of 2018 and became a clinical intern in the fall of 2018 while earning her Master’s of Social Work degree with a special education focus at Simmons University. Valerie has previous experience working with students in schools, including serving for a year as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Boston, where she was a tutor and mentor for a group of 7th graders. After graduation, Valerie was hired as a full-time clinician in May 2019 to continue her work with the B1 classroom. Valerie works with the transition-aged students in the B1 classroom on building independence, self-advocacy, and emotional regulation to prepare them for life after Ivy Street.