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

BarbaraBurka2019Barbara Burka, LICSW, Director

Barbara joined the staff of Therapy Matcher in 1995, and has been Director since 2004. Barbara is also the Director of Clinical Practice at the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. 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.

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. 

Therapy Matcher Commission

  • Erica Kirsners, LICSW, Therapy Matcher Commission Chair, Brookline
  • IlanaRei Goss, LICSW, Malden      
  • Sheryl Knopf, LICSW, Newburyport
  • Charles Martel, LICSW, Boston
  • Nteri Nelson, LICSW, Mattapan
  • Joseph Pereira, LICSW, Arlington and Boston