Clinical Team

Clinical Team

Transition Director and Clinical Director, Skills for Life - Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L
Brooke has a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Sargent College at Boston University and an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College. Brooke has been working as a licensed Occupational Therapist since 2005 and at Ivy Street School since 2009. Before coming to Ivy Street, she worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and supervised the outpatient program at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Brooke also worked as an adjunct faculty in the Occupational Therapy department at Sargent College from 2010-2014. Brooke was a founding member of the transition program at Ivy Street and has continued to grow, develop and support the program since. Most recently Brooke was a founding partner of Ivy Street’s community-based program, Skills For Life where she works in the community with young adults who seek to gain more independence.

Clinical Director - 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.

Program Director, Skills for Life – Jane Hannafin, MS, OTR/L
Jane has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of New Hampshire and her undergraduate degree in Occupational Science from The University of New Hampshire. She joined the team at Ivy Street School in 2012 after working at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital on the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit for several years. From 2012 to 2016, Jane worked in various capacities at Ivy Street, with a specific focus on the transition and vocational programs. Since 2016, Jane has been a founding partner of Ivy Street’s community-based program, Skills for Life where she works in the community with young adults who seek to gain more independence.

Assistant Clinical Director – Janet Barbieri, MSW, LICSW
Janet Barbieri is the Assistant Clinical Director at the Ivy Street School. Janet joined the Clinical Team at Ivy Street during the summer of 2016. Prior to joining Ivy Street, Janet earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Work from Skidmore College in New York. Janet continued her training at Boston College, where she earned her Master’s in Social Work, specializing in the provision of clinical mental health services for adolescents and young adults. Janet is currently credentialed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Since 2008, Janet has been working within residential and therapeutic school settings. In her work at Ivy Street School, Janet is passionate about supporting students and families as they navigate together the journey into young adulthood.

Clinician – 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.

Clinician & Assistant Director of the Behavior Department- Lane Wendel, LCSW, CAS, Licensed School Adjustment Counselor
Lane joined the Ivy Street School in September 2015 as a clinical intern while she completed her Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College. Prior to receiving her MSW, Lane received her B.S. in Human Development with a minor in Education from Cornell University. Lane has always been passionate about working in schools and helping students with unique learning needs achieve, and has experience working in a wide-variety of educational settings. At Boston College, Lane concentrated in clinical social work with children, youth and families, and earned a specialty certificate in school social work. Upon graduating from Boston College with her MSW in May 2016, Lane joined the clinical team at Ivy Street as a full-time clinician and behavior technician. Since joining the team, Lane has earned her License in Clinical Social Work, her Massachusetts License as a School Adjustment Counselor, and a certification as an Autism Specialist. At Ivy Street, Lane works closely with the behavior team as the Assistant Director of the Behavior Department to establish and implement Ivy Street's Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system within classrooms, residential programming, and in all aspects of the Ivy Street community. Lane has pioneered the formation of an Ivy Street School Student Council, and she also enjoys running clinical social skills groups in classrooms each week.

Clinician – 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.


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