Meet The Therapists
JJ (Jessica Jarrard, LMHC (they/ their)
JJ received their graduate degree at the Aron Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Assumption College in 2015. JJ also provides training and consultation to companies seeking guidance on compliance with state regulations for treatment, especially diversity and LGBTQ+ competence training.
JJ's background includes treating alcohol and addiction issues, community based and residential treatment counseling, domestic violence advocacy and career counseling. JJ has assisted new companies and outpatient departments in designing curriculum and implementing treatment and training programs. JJ is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists (AASECT).
JJ describes their work, "The work I do both with private counseling clients, as well as the professional therapists I have the honor of working with, drives me each and every day. My mission as a queer therapist and trainer is to provide the best techniques and information for an individual to achieve their goals, whether in their personal lives or within the LGBTQ+ therapy community, creating a legacy of "paying it forward."
Hannah Derleth, LMHCA (she/ they)
Hannah Vandermolen, a Masters Level Clinician, has been working in the mental health field for 4+ years. They have experience working in corrections, addiction and recovery, and in residential treatment for children and adolescents with complex mental illnesses. Hannah's areas of specialization include substance abuse/ addiction and recovery, and the impact of addiction on families.
Hannah has also worked with dual diagnosis issues in adolescents and adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and the LGBTQ+ population. Such approaches as evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing help promote personal growth and self-esteem building.
Hannah holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited) from Valparaiso University and a Graduate Merit Scholarship. She also received a B.A in Psychology & Sociology: Criminology and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.
Summer Shaud, MA (she/ her)
Summer Shaud is a Masters-Level Clinician who has experience in both outpatient and community mental health settings. Summer’s background includes work with under-served children and youth, trauma survivors, parents, and college students, and at Rainbow Counseling she is available for work with adults and adolescents, couples and other relationship configurations, and families. Summer draws from an eclectic mix of theories and approaches in her therapy work, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic therapy, and internal family systems.
Summer is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys working with clients who are exploring their own sexuality and gender identities. She provided queer- and kink-positive sex education to adolescents for many years before entering the counseling field, and brings a straightforward, non-judgmental approach to work with sexual health and intimacy issues. Summer has been involved in anti-racist work for several years, and finds it rewarding to work with clients around cultural identity and racial trauma. She is also experienced at work with pregnancy, fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, and parenting.
Summer holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University, where she was a member of the Psi Chi honor society. She also received an MDIV from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA in English literature from Harvard College.
Demtria Perrin, LMHC (Demi, she/ her)
Demi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working with underserved populations such as correctional settings, substance use populations, and emergency services. Collectively, Demi has experience working in the mental health field for 6+ years. Demi’s background includes working with adults who have chronically experienced homelessness and substance use as well as trauma survivors, people with severe mental illness, personality disorders and prolonged grief. She also has experience working with adults who have difficulties with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal skills. Her specialty is working with substance use disorders, severe mental illness, and trauma processing.
Demi is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and is looking forward to working with this population directly. Demi particularly enjoys working with underserved communities and finds passion in her work when her clients are vulnerable and display growth, stating, “It is incredible to be given the opportunity to reflect on someone’s growth; This is why I create neutral and inclusive spaces, so individuals can learn from their own experiences and strive to be themselves in totality.” Her ability to empathize, understand and hear individuals, enables Demi to provide a non-judgmental, warm, and inviting, safe space to work with individuals tailored to their needs. Demi’s counseling approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered, Strength Based and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) depending on the unique needs of the individual.
Demi holds an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Merrimack College, where she graduated with Summa cum laude. She also received her BA in Human Development and Human Services from Merrimack College, where she was member of multiple honor societies, received a merit scholarship, graduated magna cum laude, and began her Master’s program her senior year there.