Who We Are

Therapy Matcher is staffed by highly knowledgeable and qualified licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSWs), and managed by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and NASW-MA’s Therapy Matcher Commission, a volunteer group of LICSWs in private practice responsible for providing recommendations to and oversight of the program. 

Therapy Matcher Staff

BarbaraB_TMBarbara Burka, LICSW, Therapy Matcher Director

Barbara joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 1995, and has been Director since 2004. She is a clinical social worker with over 30 years of professional experience. Barbara has worked providing therapy, assessments, and case management for individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, schools, residential treatment centers, and outreach programs.

AnitaM_TMAnita Mulcahey, LICSW, ACSW, Therapy Matcher Assistant Director

Anita joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 2004. She has worked in the field of social work for over 30 years working primarily in medical settings. She worked with patients and families providing therapy and support through the course of illness. She has also facilitated groups, participated in research, presented nationally and is a published author in the field of medical social work.

Jill Blum Millis, LICSW, Therapy Matcher Referral Specialist 

Jill joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 2004. She graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in 1977 and has worked in a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as private practice. 

Kay Sweeney, LICSW,  Therapy Matcher Referral Specialist 

Kay joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 2016. She graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in 1985 and has worked in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, clinics providing medication assisted treatment, as an EAP clinician and in private practice with specialty in substance abuse disorders. 

Therapy Matcher Commission

Erica Kirsners, LICSW, Therapy Matcher Commission Chair, Brookline and Cambridge

Mary Byrne, PhD, LICSW, retired

Lyla Fanger, LICSW, Boston

IlanaRei Goss, LICSW, Malden      

Sheryl Knopf, LICSW, Newburyport

Manja Miles, LICSW, retired

Nteri Nelson, LICSW, Mattapan

Joseph Pereira, LICSW, Arlington and Boston

Catherine Weisbrod, LICSW, retired