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 25 years experience working with teens in the school setting.  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, adults, couples  and families.

Ashley Olejarz, LMHC,  is  a  licensed mental  health  counselor whose clinical expertise is in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has broad clinical experience in inpatient psychiatric, school, community mental health and substance abuse settings.  Ashley's approach is strength based and draws from an eclectic counseling perspective including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and family based therapy.  Ashley works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.

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.   

Vanessa Grisco, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker whose clinical expertise is working with children, adolescents, and families. She has extensive experience working to support parents and children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, or depression. She uses strength based approaches as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy to address parents and children’s needs. Vanessa works with children, adolescents, and families. 

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.

Jessica Lankenau, LMHC,  is a licensed metal health counselor with 15 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Jessica has worked in both school and outpatient settings.  She offers a collaborative, strength-based approach incorporating skills from dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance commitment therapy.  Jessica’s aim is to support clients in creating the best version of themselves.