At Pinnacle, we treat a variety of issues ranging from chronic mental illness to situational psychosocial stressors. This means we are fully equipped to work with folks struggling with many issues, and have the capacity to allow clients to continue in their therapeutic work for as long as they require treatment.

Our specialty population falls within the adolescent (13+) to young adult populations struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. We also have had great success with working with adults with Borderline Personality Disorder.

We are now a MEDA preferred provider, and we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as well as Optum/Harvard Pilgrim/United Health plans. Additionally, we are able to work with PPO insurance plans with Out of Network benefits.


Principal Clinician: Lauren Steeves, LICSW                                                As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

My approach is very much client-driven while integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques. I believe the majority of the work you will do will be outside of my office, and therefore I often times assign homework to keep the momentum going. I have had success using Cognitive-Behavioral techniques with clients to help them achieve a wide range of goals ranging from managing stress, anxiety, and depression, developing self-esteem, and more satisfying relationships, etc.

I earned a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College, and currently hold LICSW licensure with the state of Massachusetts. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals and/or loved ones of individuals struggling with a majority of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, adjustments, bereavement, eating disorders, family/marital conflict, psychotic disorders, and behavioral issues. I have worked in various settings such as: psychiatric hospitals, group homes, day treatment programs, and counseling offices.

While I have extensive experience with working with a variety of populations struggling with a many different types of complex issues, my specialty is the adolescent/young adult population struggling with Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety.


Life Coach: Francisco Anes

3a97b04Francisco is a successful entrepreneur and marketing professional, directly responsible for the growth and development of small and medium-sized businesses across a great array of industries.  With direct experience and responsibility in the development of creative minds, he has enriched people’s lives and helped them achieve their career and life dreams.

With a “tough-love” approach, he will help you make peace with what you truly want in life, learn to ignore those pushing you into the generic lifestyle, arm you with the knowledge needed to succeed and train you on today’s negotiation techniques.

Contact us for a free 15-minute phone consultation

Phone: 978-852-8195