Alice Kearney has over 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist. After completing her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College, Alice earned her Masters Degree in art therapy from Lesley University. While pursuing her graduate degree, she worked at both the Walker Home & School, as well as at South Shore Mental Health (SSMH). Upon receiving her Masters, Alice spent 10 years at SSMH, working in various mental health programs and assisting in their Quincy early intervention program. In 2001, Alice began working for Brockton Area Multi-services treating children, families and adults. In 2007, Alice opened her own private practice. In 2013 she began leading Mike’s Club children’s groups at Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center. Today, Alice is thrilled to move her positive, creative and strength-based counseling services to Hope Floats and be apart of the Hope Floats team full time.

Ashlee Bates, LMHC
I earned my Master’s Degree in Licensed Mental Health Counseling, with a
specialization in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University in 2012. In 2009, I received
my Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose. Working
with children, adolescents, and adults, I follow a person-centered approach to help
others use their strengths to become the best version of themselves. In addition to talk
therapy, I utilize music, art, movement, and writing as tools to facilitate growth. Please call
me at 617-237-0282 to make an appointment.

Meaghan HayesMeaghan Hayes, LICSW

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults and families. In my work I combine a client-centered approach with knowledge and awareness of current evidence-based treatment. I support people in identifying strengths and resiliencies and I use creative and interactive interventions to support them in addressing the issues they face. My experience includes five years as an outpatient clinician providing individual counseling services and over five years as a family therapist to at-risk children and their families. I received my Master of Social Work from Boston College in 2010 after receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stonehill College in 2007. (781) 917-3102

ErinErin Hourahan, MSW, LICSW

As a proud graduate of Boston University School of Social Work in 2005, It is truly an honor to work with those who are eager to enhance their emotional intelligence and to transform painful emotions into power!
I am privileged to work with clients who are experiencing the following:
• Infertility
• Grief & Loss of a loved one
• Teens & their family members struggling with family stressors.

I look forward to working with you to identify your choices and find resolution for a happy and healthy future.
Please feel free to contact me at (781)-264-3178 to schedule your next visit here at Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center.

Tracey Denelle, LICSW  – Individual Counseling


Maureen Walsh – Grief Weavers  – Grief Facilitator

Maureen Walsh, RN, CT received her BS in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1976. She has worked in both in-patient and outpatient settings providing care across the lifespan. She worked as a school nurse and health educator for 14 years and has lectured throughout the Boston area on teenage health issues. While working as a school nurse she coordinated Rainbows the school’s bereavement program. In 2006 Maureen received her Certification in Thanatology and together with Emily Lazar, MS, CT, founded Grief Weavers, LLC a practice for individual, couples and groups designed to facilitate the grief process by providing an environment in which bereaved persons can acknowledge, understand, and integrate grief and loss into their lives. Maureen is the author of The Grief Weavers, a Tale of Hope and Lessons of Life and Loss, a bereavement program for children. Maureen sees clients in private practice and also offers educational programs tailored to meet the needs of schools, hospitals and communities seeking to increase their awareness and understanding of grief. Grief is the journey no one ever wanted or planned on taking. Maureen serves as a companion on each client’s unique grief journey. In addition to sharing their stories, Maureen will often help clients create memory projects such as pillows, quilts, stories, and scrapbooks to help them weave the loss into their lives. When working with children, Maureen tries to help them develop healthy coping skills that can be utilized not just in grief but throughout their whole lives.  Maureen sees clients at Hope Floats on Fridays. Please call 781-856-4702 for more info or to book an appt.

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Rita Burpee, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, RN,LICSW

I am a Psychotherapist who works with adults and elders. As a Psychotherapist, Pastoral Minister and Registered Nurse, my work is holistically based, addressing the mind, body and spirit. The therapeutic environment in which I work is interactive, accepting and empathic. This creates a safe, confidential environment in which you can begin to know yourself better including your deepest needs and desires with a goal of living your life to the fullest. My graduate work is in Clinical Social Work and Theology at Boston College. My undergraduate work is in Social Work at Bridgewater State College and Nursing at Massasoit College in Brockton. In addition, I hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Trauma from Boston University. As a Pastoral Minister volunteer, I have visited the ill, home-bound and those at the end of life in home or hospital for 11 years. My specialty areas are in stress management, life transitions, grief and loss, acute and chronic illness, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, spirituality, anxiety and depression, ACOA, and elder issues. I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Out of Network Insurances, and Private Pay along with a clinical discount if needed. You may reach me at: Hope Floats Wellness Center: 781-585-4221 ext #3