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  • Elevate Counseling Services promotes Joshua Berthiaume to Associate Director of the Telehealth Division

    Published on October 22, 2020

    EASTON, MIDDLEBORO, and BELLINGHAM:Elevate Counseling Services  (https://www.elevate-counseling.com), a growing practice serving the needs of clients from locations in South Easton, Middleboro and Bellingham, has promoted Joshua Berthiaume to the position of Associate Director of the practice’s Telehealth Division.

    In this role, he will oversee the entire Telehealth Division, a new department that founder and CEO Leigh-Ann Larson established this year. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region earlier this year, Elevate Counseling Services converted their method of delivering counseling services to online, following stringent protocols that provide secure connections and assure patient/therapist privacy. In addition to overseeing the Telehealth Division, he maintains a caseload of 30 clients a week.

    The practice’s nearly 1000 clients have been successfully migrated to an online platform, and the option for online counseling will continue for those who prefer even after the COVID restrictions are lifted.

    The Southeastern MA native earned his M.Ed. with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling from Bridgewater State University. He joined Elevate Counseling Services in 2019 as a Clinical Therapist.

    Prior to joining Elevate Counseling, his work experience included being an assistant head camp counselor in the Bridgewater, MA area where he worked with children who were on the autism spectrum and who struggled with disabilities. He later was a residential counselor at several area group residences where he worked with teenage male sex offenders, and teenage girls with behavioral issues. He was also an outpatient therapist and a family therapist for two area agencies.

    Outside of his work with Elevate Counseling, Berthiaume serves on the Board of Trustees of the First Parish Church in Taunton. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and admits to being a big New England sports fan.

    Of his new role at Elevate Counseling Services, he said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to head the Telehealth Division.” He continued, “Elevate Counseling is the most supportive environment I have ever worked in. Coming here was the best decision I have ever made. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity.”

    Leigh-Ann Larson, Founder and Director of Elevate Counseling Services, said, “It is great to have Josh in this critical role within our practice. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our telehealth offerings. We believe that telehealth will be an integral part of how our services are delivered for quite some time to come, and we have confidence that Josh will lead us well in this area of expansion.”