Interactions Counseling & Intervention Center, Inc.
288 Littleton Rd.  Unit 30
Westford, MA. 01886
Phone: 978-392-9600    Fax: 978-486-8104
Our Therapists

Shari Bennett, RN, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and the founder and director of Interactions Counseling. Shari is also a high school adjustment counselor and has over 20 years experience working with teens.  She has extensive training in Hypnosis and EMDR, which she uses in her work to help clients with trauma resolution, to decrease anxiety and depression, and for self-esteem enhancement. She co-authored the book, "The Me Nobody Knows; A Guide for Teen Survivors". Shari works with adolescents, families, couples  and adults.

Harriet Otis, LMHC, LMFT, is a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.  Her expertise is in working with people with depression, anxiety, loss and grief issues, Asperger's or trauma related concerns. She especially enjoys working with couples around anger issues, affairs, communication problems, infertility issues and later in life adjustments. Harriet has over 25 years of experience  and has been specially trained in traumatic stress issues and in the use of EMDR.  She works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

Rachel Funnell, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist whose clinical expertise is working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Rachel uses a  strength based, solution focused, systemic approach in her work that focuses on understanding her clients’ individual needs within the context of their family, school and/or work environments and how each environment affects their life. Rachel incorporates cognitive behavioral interventions to assist people in changing the way they think in order to help them change how they feel and behave. She has experience with a wide variety of mental health diagnosis and specializes in family therapy, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, increasing self-esteem, ADHD and other behavior related concerns.

Gillian Yurko, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Her approach is highly solution focused and strengths based. She uses a variety of creative methods to connect with children and build their emotional capacity while working closely with parents to help them to effectively manage their children’s behaviors. Gillian has expertise in working with children on the autistic spectrum as well as high risk children and adolescents with multiple diagnoses. She also works with young adults and couples.   

Amanda McClintock, LMHC,  is  a  licensed  mental  health  counselor whose clinical expertise is in working with  children,  adolescents, and families.  Since  2011  she  has  specializes  in  supporting  families and children   who   have   experienced   trauma,   anxiety,  or   depression. Amanda   uses   a   strength   based   approach   and   seeks   to    make connections   that  work  for   each  individual,  in  ways  that  they feel comfortable,  supported,  and   confident.   In  her  approach   Amanda includes  mindfulness,  art therapy,  and play therapy. Amanda works with children, adolescents, families, and adults.


Diane Saffer, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 14 years experience working with children and families in schools and clinics. Her areas of special interest include helping individuals with life transitions, adjustment issues, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and stress reduction. She has extensive experience providing child therapy and addressing parenting challenges. She draws from a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness. Diane works with children, adults, and families.