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. 

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. 

JenniferWilliams_TM_headshotJennifer Williams, LICSW, Referral Specialist 

Jennifer joined Therapy Matcher in 2018. She comes with 20 years of experience working in many settings, including private practice, therapeutic and public school settings, and crisis management. Jennifer’s primary career focus has been in working with children, adolescents, and families using collaborative problem solving strategies.

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