Meet Our Staff

Geoff Cushner, MSW, LICSW

Managing Director & Clinician 

Education: University of Connecticut, BA Boston College, MSW

Advanced Training: Mindfulness, CBT, Adoption/Kinship

 

Geoff Cushner, LICSW, brings over two decades of extensive experience. Geoff spent 17 years in child protection, including 13 years in the field of adoption, which allowed him to work with individuals struggling to manage through a wide variety of mental health symptoms, relationship/dependence issues, substance abuse issues, and layers of trauma. Geoff worked a local non-profit prior to becoming co-director at Revidas overseeing the expansion of quality support services that met the cultural, linguistic, and clinical needs of individuals and families. Geoff has also worked with all members of the triad of adoption during his work and understands deeply the attachment and loss children experience while trying to develop a secure bond with trusting adults. Geoff also understands the importance of adoptees need to search for family during his own journey and incorporates this as a unique specialty in his practice. Geoff utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in working with individuals of all types, also specializing in work with males, adolescents, and those with trauma. Geoff incorporates the practice mindfulness based meditation in his work seeking to focus clients more on the present moment, through training at UMASS. Geoff has spent over the past decade supervising the next generation of students pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and their Master’s Degree in Social Work through multiple field placements. Helping guide students and provide quality traditional clinical and alternative therapies are areas Geoff takes particular pride.

Christina Stanley-Martinez, MA, LMHC

My name is Christina Stanley-Martinez and I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College of Graduate School in May of 1990 with a concentration in Child and Family Psychotherapy. I received my License in Mental Health in March of 1997 and have been licensed for the past 19 years. My experience in the field includes counseling, administrative and supervisory work. I have worked in Residential settings, community mental health clinics and in homes. In addition to this I have worked for four years in Family Networks connecting families to services. I am a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselor’s Association and I sit on the Review Committee for the Diocese of Worcester.