Our Team

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Katherine Forbes-Smith, MS, APRN, BC
Founder and President

Katherine Forbes-Smith is the founder and President of The Well. She is also a family nurse practitioner at Bridgewater Pediatrics in Bridgewater, MA. Katherine has a clinical interest in adolescent medicine and specializes in treating mental health problems and gynecological issues in children and adolescents. She completed her graduate training at Boston College, and her undergraduate degree is from Gordon College.

Katherine has a passion for caring for children, adolescents and families. She founded The Well with the goal of creating a place for people to come for healing through encounters with God while receiving the highest quality emotional and spiritual care.

In addition to her work at The Well and Bridgewater Pediatrics, Katherine also serves on the board of directors of Shore to Shore Mission Network. She and her husband, Karl, have three girls and enjoy living on the South Shore.

Laurie Smith
Director of Development and Events

Laurie Smith is our resident party planner. As the Director of Development and Events, she plans and executes all fundraising efforts that allow The Well to offer financial assistance to those who might not otherwise have access to care. Her role is integral to our non-profit organization, as without outside funds and community support, The Well would not be able to function on its own.  With a background in public relations, marketing, communications and event planning, along with strong ties to our community, Laurie has established a supportive base that keeps our doors open each month.  When she’s not planning elaborate masquerade balls or singing the praises of all that The Well offers, you’ll find her cheery smile welcoming guests at our front office.

Laurie and her husband Pete live a very active life in Bridgewater, MA with their super cool twin daughters and a French Bulldog named Gus.

Providers

Deb Bellevue
Director of Spiritual Care

As the Director of Spiritual Care, Deb provides Spiritual Direction, soul care, counseling, guided prayer, and a wide variety of classes and workshops that help individuals and groups experience spiritual and emotional growth and wholeness. Deb enjoys meeting with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. She has experience with couples counseling, pre-marriage counseling, healing of memories, grief, and soul care. In addition to counseling, Deb also offers Spiritual Direction, a safe and confidential space to become more attuned to God’s presence in your life. She also teaches our meditation classes, where she can help you experience stress relief and relaxation.

Deb also serves as a caregiver of caretakers. Much of her time is spent meeting with and supporting therapists, counselors, pastors, and people who give their lives serving others.

Deb comes to The Well with experience as an associate pastor at a local church. In 1997, she left her career as a school teacher to work full-time in ministry. Deb has been licensed and credentialed through the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was consecrated as an Associate Pastor in 2009. She is certified in Spiritual Direction from The Leadership Transformation’s Selah Program and in Clinical Meditation and Imagery through the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center. She is married and has two adult children and five grandchildren. Her quiet, powerful, and caring ministry of love continues to bring hope and healing to people in need.

Clients: Deb provides spiritual care to clients of all ages and faith backgrounds. She also provides marriage counseling and individual therapy as a pastoral counselor. Her services are not covered by insurance but may be covered by Flexible Spending Accounts.

Joshua Cabral, MS, MFT, LMHC
Psychotherapist

Josh is a licensed mental health counselor and trained family therapist.  He received his undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State University and his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College.  He has additional training in primary care behavioral health with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Josh has worked in a variety of behavioral health capacities, including therapeutic mentoring, in-home family therapy, crisis intervention, family stabilization, group therapy, private practice, and school counseling.  Josh has worked with families and individuals on a number of different issues including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, addiction, grief, and marital/family conflict.

Josh also works as a Behavioral Health Clinician at Bridgewater Pediatrics. Prior to joining Bridgewater Pediatrics and The Well, Josh worked as a licensed school adjustment counselor.  He also serves as an adjunct professor at Eastern Nazarene College in the Early Childhood Education Department where he teaches various courses inpsychology, such as lifespan development, human exceptionalities, educational psychology, child psychology, and psychological and educational assessment.   He enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Clients: Josh is currently full and not accepting new clients. He sees children, teens, and adults and accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, and MBHP. 

Lauren Capozzi, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Lauren is a psychotherapist at The Well, providing individual and family therapy. She excels with adolescents, families, and anyone dealing with trauma and has worked with a variety of clients ranging in needs, ages, and backgrounds. She is extremely passionate about helping and equipping families as they work toward living and functioning together in a healthy way. She approaches therapy through a systemic lens, believing that even when working with an individual, the family is a priceless asset. Lauren has experience treating substance abuse, emotional abuse, behavioral difficulties in adolescents, attachment challenges with adoptive families, divorce and transitional adjustments, as well as anxiety and depression. As an EMDR Therapy Level II trained therapist, she is equipped to help individuals and families work through and heal from traumatic life experiences. The integration of faith and psychology is near to Lauren’s heart, and she feels humbled to be able to walk with clients through their journey to holistic healing.

Lauren earned her BA in Religion with an emphasis in youth and family studies and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. 

Lauren recently relocated to the South Shore from Nashville to be closer to family and friends here; although she is a southerner at heart, she is loving her new life in New England. Lauren is happily married to her husband James and has the privilege of raising two cute and crazy boys.

Clients: Lauren is currently full, but you can request to be put on her waiting list. She sees children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Expertise includes kids and teens, family counseling, and trauma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue shield and will be adding additional insurances in the coming months. Her services may also be covered as an Out of Network Provider and by Flexible Spending Accounts.

Steph Bronner, MS, NCC, LMHC
Psychotherapist

Steph earned dual BAs in Theology and Human Development at Boston College and her clinical-track Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. To companion those amidst a challenging chapter in their journey, she feels, is a wonderful privilege.  She completed her internship at The Well, and she’s glad to continue her practice here as a therapist.  She feels that at The Well the practice of holistic care, led by God’s love, is earnestly sought.

She has experience with all ages, including couples and families.  Her specialties are anxiety-related issues, self-care, and spiritual discernment.  She is also skilled with addiction/compulsive behaviors, codependency and relationship issues, and grief.  She has worked with individuals with a wide range of spiritual backgrounds.

Prior to pursuing her degree, she was a retreat director at a rural retreat center outside of Chicago.  Originally from Pennsylvania, she has also spent formative time in Hawaii and Africa – loves a good adventure – but also loves calling the Boston area her home.

Clients: Currently Steph is accepting teen and adult clients. Expertise includes treating anxiety and depression and providing spiritual care. She does not currently accept insurance, but she offers a tiered pricing model. Her services may be covered as an Out of Network Provider and by Flexible Spending Accounts

Susan Ramondetta, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist

Susan holds a BA degree in Human Services from Simmons College and a Masters in Social Work degree from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She worked for over twenty-five years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health (DMH) initially as a case manager providing comprehensive management services to a caseload of children, adolescents and adults. Later on in her career at DMH she became an eligibility specialist, completing clinical needs assessments to applicants of all ages. Presently she splits her time working as a behavioral therapist at a private clinic in Plymouth and as a therapist at The Well.

Clients: Susan’s areas of clinical focus are adults, teenagers, adjustment issues, chronic mental illness, depression, anxiety and addiction. She accepts a variety of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Tufts, Tufts Navigator, Beacon, BMC HealthNet, Fallon, GIC Unicare, and Neighborhood Health. Her services also may be covered as an Out of Network Provider and by Flexible Spending Accounts.

Tonia Zarrella, LMHC
Psychotherapist

Tonia’s credentials include degrees in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University, Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College, and she is a licensed mental health counselor.  She has spent over a decade employed by various agencies within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts providing support to children with special needs and their families.  Tonia has experience working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds.  Her therapeutic style encourages clients to dig deep and gain an understanding of how experiences of the past are are contributing to symptoms they experience in the present.  She enjoys journeying alongside clients to find solutions to improve their mental health.

Tonia is married to her caring husband Michael and is mom to two charismatic girls.  In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world through travel, teaching herself new crafts, practicing yoga, and deepening her relationship with God through Bible journaling.

Clients: Tonia is currently full, but you can request to be put on her waiting list.  She primarily treats adult women (ages 17+) and has a clinical interest working women who are coping with difficulties related to pregnancy and motherhood such as miscarriage, traumatic birth experience, anxiety, and depression. She has a limited number of slots available for children ages 7+.  Tonia currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Tufts Navigator, Beacon, Neighborhood, United Healthcare, BMC HealthNet, Fallon, and GIC Unicare. Her services may also qualify for payment as an Out of Network Provider and by Flexible Spending Accounts.

Group Leaders

Sheri DeChellis, M.Ed.
Group Therapist and Anxiety Specialist

Sheri is a master’s level mental health clinician and a licensed school adjustment counselor. She received her dual graduate degree in school counseling and mental health from Bridgewater State University.  Sheri has clinical interest in children and adolescent mental health. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and strengthening the social and communicative limitations associated with autism spectrum disorders. She has vast experience treating depression, addressing behavioral challenges and assisting teens who self harm. Sheri is passionate about supporting questioning teens or those who have identified as gay, lesbian, and/or transgender.

Sheri also works as a school counselor for Old Rochester Regional Junior high School.  She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, camping, swimming, biking, and spending time with her family.

Latonia Francois
Workshop Leader

Latonia offers journaling workshops at The Well. She is the Owner and CEO of Let’s Write Life, a journal company that designs and sells journals with a social mission to improve lives. Guided by a passion for building self-esteem and confidence in the lives of others, Latonia designs education-based journals and hosts journaling events as positive tools for change that inspire people to believe in themselves, see beyond life’s challenges, and move fearlessly forward toward achieving their goals. As a thriving serial entrepreneur for the past 9 years, Latonia has worked with universities, Fortune 500 Business and PR consultants, women leadership organizations, and non-profits across the US. Driven by the lives she touches, Latonia strives to empower a world of greatness through journaling.

Latonia studied at Bentley University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a minor in Information Design and Corporate Communications. Latonia is the Director of The eHUB, a collaborative Mastermind group for entrepreneurs to pursue their business goals. She has gratefully volunteered with the Mass Conference for Women for the past 8 years. She now joins The Well where she teaches foundations for journaling.

Latonia lives on the South Shore with her husband and two joyful daughters. To learn more about Latonia and to browse Let’s Write Life’s line of journals, visit www.LetsWriteLife.com.

Yoga & Massage

Jen Nicol
Yoga Instructor

Jen is the children's yoga instructor at The Well. She is a mother to 3 active children and is a Certified Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working with children of all abilities and ages.  She is a kid at heart and loves to goof around and make people laugh.   She believes that every child has a gift to share with the world, and she is passionate about nurturing those skills.  A few years ago, Jen absolutely fell in love with teaching fitness. She became an instructor certified in the Mind Body Barre Method®, Pound Rockout Workout®, Buti Yoga®, and Drums Alive®.  Using her background in therapy,  and her love and knowledge of fitness, Jen creates classes that teach children about movement, and mindfulness, with a fun and energetic vibe.  Her goal is to empower kids to connect with their bodies and breath to allow for beautiful development of their physical and emotional selves.  She uses her creativity and sense of humor to create fun, engaging, empowering, and energetic classes. 

Rosemary Farrar
Yoga Instructor

After practicing yoga for 10 years, Rosemary was introduced to Holy Yoga, a ministry that exists to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga. Rosemary’s classes are created to deepen one’s connection to Christ through His Word, worship, breath, movement, prayer and Christian music.

Rosemary is a 500 hour Master Holy Yoga certified instructor as well as other Holy Yoga certifications such as Kids, Touch and Leadership training. Rosemary opened Victorious Breath Yoga studio in 2014, teaching various classes such as gentle, slow and advanced adult classes and kid classes, but has since taken her yoga on the road to various churches. She currently serves weekly in two churches and teaches at retreats, workshops, and fundraisers.

Rosemary lives in Rehoboth, MA with her husband Scott and four children.

Becky Phelan
Massage Therapist

Becky is a licensed massage therapist specializing in relaxation, deep tissue, and trigger point work. She believes that massage can and should be an integral part of every person’s health and emotional well-being. Becky works with each client to develop a treatment plan to address their specific needs, and she enjoys nothing more than to see a client walk away from a massage with less pain than when they walked in. Becky’s connection with her client provides her a sense of joy and tranquility. She aims to bring that peace to each and every client, while also alleviating pain caused by stress or injury. Her strength and serenity combine to create a unique touch that can accommodate every client’s needs.