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, 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, 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.

JillMillisJill Blum Millis, LICSW, Referral Specialist 

Jill joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 2004. She has clinical social work experience in a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as private practice. 

KaySweeney2Kay Sweeney, LICSW,  Referral Specialist 

Kay joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 2016. She has worked as a clinician for many years in a variety of settings. Kay has experience working in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, clinics providing medication-assisted treatment, as an EAP clinician, and in private practice with a specialty in substance use disorders. 


Therapy Matcher Commission

  • Erica Kirsners, LICSW, Therapy Matcher Commission Chair, Brookline
  • Mary Byrne, PhD, LICSW, retired
  • Lyla Fanger, LICSW, Boston
  • IlanaRei Goss, LICSW, Malden      
  • Sheryl Knopf, LICSW, Newburyport
  • Charles Martel, LICSW, Boston
  • Manja Miles, LICSW, retired
  • Nteri Nelson, LICSW, Mattapan
  • Joseph Pereira, LICSW, Arlington and Boston
  • Catherine Weisbrod, LICSW, retired