Our Mission Statement

To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.

Arbour Counseling provides trusted quality and experience throughout our continuum of behavioral health and substance use treatment programs. Individualized care services are offered to individuals of all ages, groups, families, and couples. Our clinic locations, school-based programs, and community-based services are conveniently located to be easily accessible for you.

Senior Management

Eric Ekberg

Eric Ekberg
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Arbour Counseling Services and Arbour Senior Care, Eric Ekberg has over 14 years of experience in the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Field. Eric has served in many capacities during that time including as an Executive Director and CEO for both long- term inpatient behavioral health treatment centers and outpatient treatment facilities specializing in opioid dependence. Prior to his experience in Mental Health and Addiction treatment, Eric spent over 16 years in the investment management business but changed careers to fulfill his passion to help those affected by Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Eric is also Certified and Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from New York University. 

Leon DeMartin

Leon DeMartin
Chief Financial Officer

Leon joined Arbour Counseling Services in October, 2020. Before joining Arbour Leon served in financial leadership positions for more than 10 years at Atrius Health, Inc./Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty healthcare provider with more than 30 locations in eastern Massachusetts.

Prior to his experience in healthcare Leon spent 24 years in the nonprofit sector. He held financial management positions at the Museum of Science in Boston and Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.

Leon holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

 

Arni Casareale

Arni Casareale, MA, LMHC
Chief Operations Officer

Arni Casareale is a Licensed Mental Health counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Tufts University. He has served in leadership positions in behavioral health for over 25 years and has served as the organization’s Chief Operations Officer since joining the Arbour Counseling Services in 2017. Arni Casareale began his career as a Clinician but quickly advanced into leadership positions managing residential and psychiatric hospital diversion programs. Although his professional path has been in leadership and management, Arni Casareale has always strived to maintain clinical involvement in order to enhance his leadership skills, and remain current with clinical skills. He is the recipient of a leadership excellence award while serving as a program director at Dr. Franklin Perkins School, and was awarded the Ace of Hearts award 4 times when employed by St Vincent Hospital. Arni Casareale has also been involved in a number of growth initiatives including organization acquisitions and new program development and implementation.

Erin Knight

Erin Knight, APRN, BC, MSN
Nurse Coordinator & Risk Manager

Erin is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been treating individuals with serious, chronic mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders in our clinics for 10 years. She works in the Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program. 

Erin joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2016 after accepting the position of Nursing Coordinator and role of Risk Manager Liaison. In addition, Erin is a member of the Compliance and Quality Assurance Committees. 

Before settling at Arbour Counseling Services, Erin worked for several years at Walden Behavioral Care treating a subset population suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Bulimia providing care through the continuum including inpatient, residential, and PHP settings. 

Erin has received additional certification through American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to treat individuals suffering from opioid addiction. 

Erin received her Master’s in Nursing degree from Regis College.

Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman, LMHC
Executive Director of Partial Hospital Programs & Training Development

Jennifer Grossman is our Executive Director of Partial Hospital Programs (PHP) for Arbour Counseling Services overseeing PHPs and Intensive Outpatient Programs in all our locations.  In addition to the clinical, financial management and continued growth of these programs, Jennifer leads various committees including Training, Suicide Prevention and Marketing. She is a member of the Compliance and Quality Assurance Committees and has taken the lead on internship coordination for the agency.

Jennifer joined Arbour Counseling Services in 2006 as Director of The Boston Center, our first Child/Adolescent PHP.  Starting in 2014 through the present Jennifer has established additional PHP locations, including the addition of three Child/Adolescent PHPs and a Young Adult PHP.
 
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field in schools, inpatient, residential and community settings working with individuals of all ages, families and couples.  Prior to joining Arbour Counseling Services Jennifer served at Crisis Clinician, Shift Supervisor and Project Manager at Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services providing psychiatric and substance use evaluations in the emergency room and within the community to determine level of care and provide crisis management.  She also managed several grants, served as a liaison to the schools and worked as both Group Coordinator and Expressive Art Coordinator for the Outpatient Department.
 
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University where she’s also been an adjunct professor since 2013. She specializes and provides training in various areas including Suicide Prevention, Supervision, Leadership and Crisis Management.

Kelly C Bauks

Kelly C. Bauks, LMHC
Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance

Kelly has been with our organization for over 17 years in various roles including Clinician, School Program Manager, Assistant Director, Clinic Director and now Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance. She received her MA in Psychology and Counseling from Lesley University and is independently licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over 25 years of experience in the Mental Health field working with children, adolescents and adults through various settings. In addition, she is specialized in Child and Adult Trauma Recovery Work as well as Family Systems Therapy.

Christine Studley

Christine Studley, MBA
Director, Human Resources

Chris has been with us since January 2015. In her role as HRD, she is involved in all aspects of our organization’s operations. She oversees all HR functions and directly deals with employee relations and HR Compliance issues. Her pre-Arbour background includes working in the Advocacy Unit at the Office for Children, Director of the West Suburban YWCA, and UMASS Operations Director at Medfield State Hospital, and Student/Faculty Services and Registrar at William James College (formerly MSPP). 

After receiving her MBA, Chris worked at an educational and behavioral health center primarily focused on Autism Spectrum Disorders as their Operations Officer. When the agency reorganized, she went to work as the Compliance and HR Officer at New Life Counseling & Wellness Center, a multi cultural, multi-lingual agency that provides Community Based and Outpatient services. Chris lead their first CARF accreditation and she wrote and developed their DMH and DCF contracts. Her personal interests are in animal rescue advocacy and assisting folks with special needs to meet their personal goals.

Shakuntala Anderson

Shakuntala Anderson, LICSW
Executive Director of Community Services Department

Shakuntala Anderson, LICSW is the Executive Director of our Community Services Department. She has been with our organization for over 12 years. Shaka joined the Community Services team in 2009 as a graduate intern while completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College. Shaka began her employment with the organization upon graduation and has worked several roles over the years including In-Home Family Therapist, Outpatient Therapist later being promoted to Clinical Supervisor, Site Director and now Executive Program Director. She has over 15 years of experience working in the Mental Health field, with experience in outpatient level of care, long term residential and community-based services. 

Shaka made the decision to pursue a career in the Mental Health field inspired by her own personal life experiences. She is passionate about helping at risk children, youth and keeping families intact. “All of our programs are near and dear to my heart. Providers in the CBHI world often say, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. I could not agree more with that statement. At the age of 12, I immigrated to the U.S with limited resources and supports. Hard work and the support of others helped me be where I am today. The local Community Mental Health Center, my teachers, the local food pantry, the random social worker, the doctor’s office, the community church and the many others that extended a hand. I see my staff help clients in our community like this every day; providing them with the strength, support, care, guidance and opportunities to live their best life. I love the work I do and I love even more the work that I see all my direct care staff and Directors do daily!”

Jennifer Whitman

Jennifer Whitman
Director of Billing Operations

Jennifer Whitman is our Director of Billing Operations and has been with the company for 26+ years.  Jennifer has extensive experience in billing, team building and office management.  She is responsible for the office management at 9 outpatient clinics.   Jennifer has implemented and maintained administrative/billing policies at our outpatient clinics, including our PHP and CSP programs.    She has worked in many different capacities during her tenure here and is part of the Senior Management Team.