ASSURED HOPE COMMUNITY HEALTH, LLC
7 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE SUITE 201
CHELMSFORD MA, 01826
Email: [email protected]
PHONE: 978-677-6354 FAX: 978-677-6456

Counselors

Martin Mugerwa

Martin Mugerwa is a Mental Health Therapist who primarily specializes in substance use and addiction disorders, trauma, adjustment, grief, and impulsivity. Regardless of his main specializations, he is holistically trained to provide care for all clients. He has clinical experience of 5+ years in providing psychotherapy and counseling to clients across the lifespan with a broad range of mental and behavioral health disorders, including but not limited to major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, grief, and panic disorder. He graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Divinity with a sub-concentration in Conflict Transformation. He also completed his Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Yale New Haven Bridgeport Hospital, CT respectively where he worked extensively in the psychiatric department. He is an amiable therapist with impeccable clinical and interpersonal skills. He is an active listener who shows genuine empathy toward the clients’ mental and behavioral health challenges. He uses therapeutic approaches such as but not limited to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), etc. These skills and more of his great attributes enable him to excel at his duties while maintaining therapeutic professional relationships with his clients and colleagues at Assured Hope Community Health. Furthermore, he employs the process by implementing a safe space, a nonjudgmental stance, creating an authentic connection, and providing unconditional positive regard to you, the client. He is an empathic and compassionate listener. So, as you become a client at Assured Hope Community Health, I want you to know that he will meet your therapeutic needs. He will strive to support you with your personal mental health needs and struggles by working together. He seeks clients to improve their overall functioning, develop personal growth, process feelings, and learn skills/strategies to live happier and healthier lives.

Sandra Vilchis

Sandra Vilchis is a Clinical Mental Health clinician with a concentra4on in Forensic and Correc4onal Counseling. Sandra earned her master’s degree from William James College in Newton, MA and is license eligible. She is an alumni from the University of Lowell (UML) MassachuseHs where she holds a bachelor’s degree, has a double major in Psychology and in Criminal Jus4ce with a concentra4on in violence and has been academically recognized in the honors dean’s list. She has 9 years of experience working in the mental health field and has worked with children, adults, and families in various seQngs including schools, homes, offices, community spaces, courts, recovery programs, and prison. She has vast knowledge in assessing and in trea4ng co-occurring disorders. She is a respected member of the community and while managing clients care she has collaborated and consulted with many professionals throughout the community. She has focused on providing one-on-one counseling, group therapy, one on one crisis check ins, in home therapy, intensive care coordina4on services, family stabiliza4on services, and responding to crisis aTer hour calls in both English and Spanish language along with being an on call clinician for the Intensive Home Based Therapeu4c Care program (IHBTC). She is culturally diverse in working with clients and has received training in AHachment, Self-Regula4on, and Competency (ARC), Courageous Conversa4ons, Mo4va4onal Interviewing (MI), Substance Use Interven4ons, Risk and Safety Assessment, and Trauma Focused Cogni4ve Therapy (TFCBT). She u4lizes Dialec4cal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cogni4ve behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person- Centered Therapy (PCT). Addi4onally, she enriches the therapeu4c process by implemen4ng a safe space, a nonjudgmental stance, crea4ng an authen4c connec4on, and providing uncondi4onal posi4ve regard. She is known for being an empathic and compassionate listener.

Cheryl McKinney’s

Cheryl McKinney is a Professional Masters level Clinician, with over 20 years of experience and education working with various cultures and diversities. Although for the vast majority of my devotion has been working in the counseling field I am also a trained Health and Wellness coach, I have also worked in the education field as a substitute teacher and owned my own daycare. I went to school at Anna Maria College for my Master’s Degree and Adcare Educational Institute for my Addiction Counseling Certificate. Currently I am going to school for my second master’s degree in social work. My Specialty areas include but not limited to : communication, commitment, empathy, listening, planning, interpersonal skills, adaptability, leadership, and resiliency. While my counseling career started out in 2002 where I had counseled Adults , Children, and Families , this is predominately where I became familiar with so many difficult situations and learned that people can have so many difficult behaviors no matter what age they are. This is where I learned how to cope and manage the difficult behaviors with trial and error. I therefore feel that I have learned so much along the way in my career and I can relate more deeply and grasp onto things on a much deeper and professional level and can be there to help you work through your difficult time of change. We can work this out through my strategies of: Cognitive behavior Therapy, motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Techniques, Person-centered techniques, Reflective Listening, Empathy Listening, Family therapy, Addiction counseling, Solution-focused therapy, grief counseling, and I do believe in your higher power. What ever that may be!!

Ronald Mubiito

I am a dedicated mental health clinician with a passion for helping individuals of all ages navigate life’s challenges and find inner peace. With over four years of experience, I specialize in working with children aged 7 and above, teenagers, adults, and seniors who are struggling with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and anger management. My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrating evidence-based techniques from, and not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Art Therapy (ART). By tailoring my methods to each client’s unique needs and preferences, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where healing and growth can flourish. My educational background includes a Diploma in Philosophical Studies, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. This diverse academic foundation enriches my practice by fostering a deep understanding of human thought, emotion, and behavior. I believe in the power of collaboration and empowerment, working closely with my clients to develop practical strategies for coping with challenges, enhancing self-awareness, and fostering resilience. Whether you’re a child struggling with school-related stress, a teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence, an adult coping with life transitions, or a senior seeking support in your golden years, I am here to provide compassionate guidance and unwavering support every step of the way. At Assured Hope Community Health LLC, your mental health and well-being are my top priorities. Together, let’s embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal transformation.