Center for Family Development


81 Bridge St #215
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 459-2306
Fax: (978) 453-9394

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 7PM
Saturday: 9AM - 6PM

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Meet the Team


Tasha Berroa, MSW, LICSW

Tasha joined the CHS family in 2018 and has over six years of clinical experience. She obtained her MSW from Barry University. She has had training on Motivational Interviewing, domestic violence, substance abuse, and more. Tasha sees clients ages 5-21.

Tasha's clinical specialties include trauma/abuse, educational problems, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and working with victims of crime. 

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

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Mary Clouter, MSW, LCSW

Mary joined our team in 2016. She obtained her MSW through the University of New England. Mary has over two years of clinical experience, and enjoys working with clients ages 5 and up. She belongs to NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and AAS (American Association of Suicidology).

Mary's clinical specialties include CBT; supportive therapy; person-centered approach; mindfulness techniques; QPR suicide prevention for gatekeepers and clinicians; Suicidal ideation, self-harm, alcoholism and drug abuse (familiar with both 12-Step recovery and SMART recovery), childhood trauma (both child and adult memories), domestic and sexual assault survivors, bullying, self-esteem, incarceration, bipolar, anxiety, depression. Her hobbies include knitting, gardening, and playing with her dog.

Languages spoken: English


Linda Littlefield, LICSW

Linda has been with CFD since 1999 and has been employed as a social worker since 1974. Linda graduated from Boston University's School of Social Work and went on to receive her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Boston University. She belongs to the National Association of Social Workers. She sees clients ages 16 and up.

Linda's clinical specialties include working with people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. In addition, she has experience working with abuse/trauma, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, depression, divorce, grief, homelessness, incarceration, learning disorders, relationships, schizophrenia, and self-harm.

Languages spoken: English


John McCord, LCSW

John is a clinical social worker with over 19 years of experience. John graduated in 1999. He sees clients ages 5 and up.

John specializes in working with abuse/trauma, phobias, substance abuse/addiction, relationship issues, grief, divorce, homelessness, incarceration, gender dysphoria, learning disorders, developmental delays, self-image issues, self-harm and suicidal ideation, and more.

Languages spoken: English


Nicole Nickerson, MSW, LICSW

Nicole is a clinical social worker with over 11 years of experience. She graduated from Boston University's School of Medicine in 2007 with her MSW. She sees clients ages 21 and up.

Nicole specializes in working with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, homelessness, relationships, schizophrenia, self-esteem, social anxiety, and suicidal ideation.

Languages spoken: English


Ken Powers, MS

Ken Powers has been with the Center for Family Development since 2012, and has over 38 years of clinical experience. Ken has his M.S. in Gerontology, and has attended the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, and University of Southern New Hampshire. As well as being a part of the community at CFD, Ken has been the CEO of Lowell House, Inc. since 1989. He has also served as a professor and lecturer at Middlesex Community College and UMass Lowell, respectively.

Ken treats clients ages 18 and up. His clinical specialties are substance Abuse, CBT, group therapy; HIV/AIDS and related issues. When not at work, Ken enjoys Celtic acoustic guitar, writing fiction, flower gardening, and surf casting.

Languages spoken: English


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Daphne Serwatka, MSW, LICSW

Daphne has been with the Center for Family Development since 2017 and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She obtained her M.S.W. from Boston University. Daphne belongs to NASW (National Association of Social Workers), and works with all clients across the lifespan.

Her clinical specialties include Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Relational, and Compassion-Focused therapies; treatment of depression and anxiety, grief and loss, self-harming behaviors; conflict resolution, stress management, promoting healthy self-esteem and personal growth. Daphne enjoys cooking, reading, nature, fitness.

Languages spoken: English


Althea Terrell, MSW, LCSW

Althea has been with the Center for Family Development since 2017. She obtained her MSW from Simmons University. Althea sees clients ages 8-65+. 

Althea's clinical specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. When not at work, Althea enjoys journaling and going on walks.

Languages spoken: English


Timothy Wight, LCSW

Timothy specializes in working with abuse/trauma, educational problems, stress, anxiety, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar disorder, bullying, child neglect, depression, developmental coordinator disorder, developmental delays, gender dysphoria, grief, homelessness, incarceration, insomnia, kleptomania, learning disorders, mood disorders, motor/vocal tic disorders, neurocognitive disorders, nightmare disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, body image, panic disorder, personality disorders, pyromania, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, schizophrenia, sex counseling, social anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma focused CBT, and victims of crime. He sees clients ages 3 and up.