We believe that trauma affects individuals and communities on every level.
In addition to emotional distress, as a result of physical and mental health challenges,
many survivors experience financial limitations.
Financial limitations add to the difficulty many survivors have in accessing effective mental health care; this is even more true for survivors who are
members of marginalized communities.
Lack of access to effective treatment contributes to the further detriment of the survivors relationship to themselves, their friends and family, and their community.
HOPE seeks to share effective and respectful healing options with individuals and communities while removing the financial barriers that typically prevent access. By doing this, HOPE strives to contribute to the healing and growth of both the survivors immediate, and larger communities.
Healing Options for Post-traumatic Experiences (HOPE) intends to
support individuals impacted by trauma by creating positive, progressive, and lasting
changes in their lives and communities.
Everyone deserves to find safety in themselves.
We achieve this by advocating for the opportunity to practice specialized treatment for psychological trauma and expanding access to this therapy to trauma survivors in a fair and equitable manner
Melissa Parker (HOPE Board President) is a licensed mental health counselor who enjoys working with individuals who have been impacted by chronic trauma. In addition to her formal training and experience, Melissa draws on her lived experience with PTSD and DID in providing trauma therapy; she is excited to help create access to MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy. .
Alex Turowski (HOPE Board Member) is a licensed mental health counselor who works with survivors of trauma. He strives to work from a place of respect and authenticity, and believes in the power of MDMA assisted psychotherapy as a catalyst in the healing process.
Erika Lally (HOPE Board Treasurer) is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered art therapist who specializes in trauma treatment. She believes in the innate resilience of people and likes to help others find their strengths.
Kevin J. McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy (HOPE Board Member) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in the treatment of clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. He uses board service to demonstrate his passion for social justice, equity and inclusion and to facilitate systemic change. He believes that unconditional positive regard and love for all is the path to joy and freedom in our society
Monique Scott- Megag (HOPE Board Secretary) is an experienced Non-profit Operations Professional and Racial Equity Advocate & Activist. Monique has a translucent approach to her career and personal life – and believes hope & joy are life’s best practices.
Amanda Brickley(HOPE Board Member) holds an optimistic and holistic approach to working with survivors of trauma. In her work as a licensed mental health counselor, Amanda utilizes humor, creativity, and curiosity. Amanda is looking forward to providing MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy.
Jin Li Frick
Jin Li Frick
(HOPE Board Member) has 30+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, having held roles both on the corporate side and in professional services. Jin Li has lived on both sides of the U.S. coast as well as in China and Malaysia and spent time in Europe as a student.
She believes that human connections start with open and honest conversation, and dreams of a hope-filled
future for her children.