Lahey Health Behavioral Services is a private, nonprofit agency that provides mental health counseling, addiction treatment and family and school-based services to residents in greater Boston, the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts.

We serve adults, teens, families and children.

Services include outpatient mental health clinics; inpatient and outpatient treatment and prevention for drug and alcohol problems; school-based programs; and community education and prevention initiatives.

For more information, visit Our Services or call 978.968.1700.

Description of Services

How Can We Help You?

We provide a range of outpatient, inpatient and residential care, including mental health clinics; addiction treatment; family services; mobile crisis teams; psychiatric treatment and school-based programs for children and teens.

Here’s just a sampling of our services:

  • Outpatient Counseling — Depression, eating disorders, trauma, school-based student assistance
  • Children’s Behavioral HealthCSAs (community service agency), In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring
  • Addiction Treatment — Outpatient and inpatient treatment and prevention for adults and teens
  • Inpatient psychiatric care
  • Psychiatric emergency services and psychiatric psychopharmacological care
  • Youth residential programs — and a specialized alternative day school

History of Lahey Health Behavioral Services

1958 — 11 visionary people from various towns on Boston’s North Shore founded the North Shore Committee on Alcoholism to educate the public about the disease of alcoholism and to increase treatment options on Boston’s North Shore.

Over the next 52 years, the organization built a fledgling system of care and helped to create a growing understanding of alcoholism and drug use as a treatable and chronic disease. Later, this non-profit was re-named CAB Health and Recovery Services (CAB).

As community needs changed and grew, services were expanded and diversified to include outpatient treatment, women and children’s programs, adolescent programs and HIV outreach and prevention for intravenous drug users. We also became part of Northeast Healthy System.

1971 — Health & Education Services, Inc. (HES) was established in Salem, Massachusetts as a small counseling center. Since that time, HES grew and diversified its services to families, individuals and children. By 2010, HES was one of the leading providers of human services in Massachusetts, to include primary prevention, outpatient treatment, emergency services, residential care, and substance abuse services.

2010CAB and HES merged to become one, single agency named Northeast Behavioral Health. As a private, non-profit organization, Northeast Behavioral Health provided a broad range of high-quality services to individuals and families.

2013 — We joined Lahey Health, an integrated, multi-service healthcare system that serves the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. As part of Lahey Health, we changed our name to Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

Lahey Health Behavioral Services Leadership

Strategic Leadership Team

  • Hilary Jacobs, LICSW, LADC I
  • Barry Ginsberg, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Patrick Aquino, MD
    Medical Director, Ambulatory Services and Integrated Care
  • Aine Greaney Ellrott, M.A.
    Director, Communications
  • Nizelky C. Genao, MSW, PMP, ITIL
    Director, Innovation and Strategic Planning
  • Jean Jackson
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Tracey Nicolosi, LMHC
    VP of Addictions, Youth Residential and Education Services
  • Art Mcleod
    VP of Finance
  • Moira Muir, LMHC
    Vice President of Population Health & Emergency Services
  • Catherine Pietrzak, MBA
    VP of Outpatient Services and Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)
  • Michael Tarmey, RN, MS
    Director of Clinical Operations, Inpatient Services
  • Chris N. White, MBA
    Director, Information Technology

Operational Leadership Team

  • Dr. Patrick Aquino
    Medical Director, Ambulatory Services and Integrated Care
  • Jen Adams-LeBlanc
    Director, Youth Services
  • Michelle Blaney, BSN, RN
    Associate Director, Clinical Operations, BayRidge Hospital
  • Alicia Bolognese, MSW, LICSW
    Director, Operations, Emergency Services
  • Jessica Caron, MSW, LICSW
    Director, Operations, Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative
  • Scune T. Carrington, MSW, LCSW, MPM
    Program Manager
  • Darlene Donovan
    Director, Operations, Ambulatory Division, Adult Services
  • Lori Mullen, SHRM-SCP
    Director, Human Resources
  • David Rembis, CPA
    Director, Budgets and Contracts
  • Tim Riel, MCSE, ITIL
    Manager, Technology
  • Ellen Rowe
    Director, Operations, Addiction, Youth Residential and Education Services
About Lahey Health Behavioral Services
Vision Statement

We provide personal, com­pas­sionate, state-of-the-art, inte­grated behavioral health­care that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve.