Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Services

Metrowest Behavioral Health Center

Located in Acton, MA and serving clients in the Metrowest area, MBHC is a mental health center with expertise in general mental health, psychological trauma, teen wellness, teen substance abuse and parenting consultation. We house the Metrowest location of the world-renowned Trauma Center at JRI led by Bessel van der Kolk, MD.

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At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: To provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based and innovative therapeutic care and wellness services that will act as a catalyst for the personal, educational and professional growth of children and adults.
Ages: All
Gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Non-Conforming
Accessing this service
Metrowest Behavioral Health Center accepts MBHP.
Let's Connect
Jamie Chiarelli, LICSW
Clinical Director
380 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 02446
(978) 264-3500 ext. 3508
Our Approach and Services

MBHC takes pride in the quality of care provided to each client in our inviting office space. Our commitment to providing the most innovative and effective evidence-based treatments tailored to the specific needs and strengths of each client we serve makes us unique.

We offer extensive outpatient services and intervention methods to meet the needs of children/adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a range of behavioral health conditions. MBHC provides individual and family therapy, parent education, training, and coaching, and consultation to practitioners and agencies. Our clinicians have extensive training and experience in a variety of specialized treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), sensory motor-based approaches to regulation, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy-Adaptations (PCIT-A). In addition, we provide comprehensive assessment services, including trauma evaluations for children and adults, IQ and psychoeducational testing, ADHD and Learning Disability evaluations, and psychological and neuropsychological testing.

Speciality Treatment Services
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Sensory Motor Arousal regulation Therapy (SMART)
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Structured Approaches to the Treatment of Clinical Dissociation, including Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Yoga Services
  • Social Skills Training
  • Attachment, Self-regulation, & Competency (ARC)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy - Adaptations (PCIT-A)
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Pathways to Permanency (P2P) Parent Consultation
Trauma Programs

Trauma Center Metrowest provides comprehensive outpatient treatment and evaluation services to children/adolescents, families, and adults impacted by trauma and adversity.

Pathways to Permanency (P2P) provides caregiver consultation for foster, pre/post-adoptive, or kinship caregivers to help support them in parenting a child with a history of trauma.

VOCA provides select free-care, trauma-focused services to eligible victims of crime and their significant others.

Speciality Programs
  • Teen Wellness Program supports teens and young adults through their high school and college years, teaching life-long skills to manage stressors and helping teens thrive in all aspects of their lives. Substance abuse services for teens also available.

    Parenting Pathways consults with parents of children of all ages and uses evidence-based therapies to support parents in managing their children’s challenging developmental stages, behaviors and/or temperaments and learning effective parenting strategies.

Mother and Son
MBHC is a best in class facility providing amazing parent support and therapeutic services to our son....We leave every session with new, valuable knowledge and strategies that have a positive impact. MBHC has a 360-degree perspective on trauma and the impact on the family, and is providing us with a ‘whole family’ treatment plan that is helping us on a daily basis and giving us tremendous hope for the future.
Parent of Child
For an appointment or more information:

To learn more about the Center or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Clinical Intake Line at (978) 264-3553. Accepted methods of payment (may vary by type of service) include: Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP), Victim Compensation Fund, assistance with PPO reimbursement, and self-pay. Some services (including trauma evaluations and Pathways to Permanency) are provided through our contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

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