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
Barbara 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.
Anita 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