Our Team

Dan Lynch, LADC-1, CIP
Founder and President

With more than 30 years of experience in treating Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and behavioral health issues, Dan has earned a reputation for results. His success rate is largely attributed to his balanced and comprehensive approach to treating both the cause and effect of SUDs. With relentless enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge, Dan has helped individuals and families on the path to recovery, working with everyone from professional athletes and entertainers to executives and high net worth individuals.

Dan is also a trusted voice for quality care in the addiction treatment industry through speaking engagements and presentations. His perspective, insight and empathy are strengthened further by the fact that he personally has been in recovery for three decades.

Previously, Dan was the Founder of Lynch Wellness and Recovery Foundation, a non-profit organization offering advocacy to individuals and families dealing with substance use disorders. The foundation provided outpatient treatment services to those working toward recovery and delivered innovative educational seminars to young people, parents, schools and communities about prevention and awareness of SUDs.

Dan also has served as the Regional Vice President for Caron Boston/New England, a nationally recognized provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. He is also a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC-1), Dan is also a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS), South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

Katie Terrio, MS, LMHC

Katie Terrio specializes in treating individuals and families struggling with addiction and trauma. She passionately believes that addiction treatment must include comprehensive mental health and trauma-informed assessments so that treatment can be tailored to each client and their needs. Katie offers compassionate care in a judgment-free, safe space. 

A skilled group facilitator, Katie’s unique group programming and consultation services help clients identify SUDs and determine when and how to seek treatment. She offers clients and families strategies to reintegrate with one another after acute-care treatment and during recovery.

Prior to private practice, Katie served as the Director of Arbour Counseling’s Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP). Her experience includes work at High Point Treatment Center’s Men’s Addiction Treatment Center, and Northeast Health Services in Brockton. Katie has a comprehensive knowledge of Medical Assisted Treatment (MATs) for SUDs, as well as SMART Recovery, motivational interviewing, and 12-Step recovery. She is able to utilize harm-reduction strategies, when appropriate, to engage clients in early recovery and help develop the motivation to change. Working within a Family Systems framework, Katie uses a clinical approach that incorporates multiple dynamic treatment methods, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and journal writing to enhance the recovery and healing process. When addressing a history of trauma, Katie uses Phase-based Trauma Treatment methods, as well as Component-Based Psychotherapy for complex trauma, designed to ground clients in emotional safety.

In addition to her clinical practice, Katie has presented to a national group of nurses and mental health clinicians in the webinar “Getting Personal: Stories of Success and Struggle in Addiction Treatment” for Elite Learning. Katie has worked with Fontbonne Academy in Milton to educate high school seniors on the relationship between mental health and substance use, and how to access support and treatment in college. Katie earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at University of Massachusetts, and is certified by Justice Resource Institute’s Trauma Center in Boston.

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC
Clinical Consultant

Sarah is Co-Owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting and Founder of Mind Redesign, which integrates her mental health experience and passion for design.  Sarah has worked as a Clinical Consultant for The Strathmore House, transitional sober living program in Boston, MA as well as for Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment, where she was the former Clinical Director in CT.

Sarah was previously was a therapist and group leader at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT which specializes in treating addiction and mental health disorders. She was also a Therapist at McLean Hospital in the McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis treatment in Waltham, MA.  Sarah has worked in private practice at Lynch Wellness and Recovery Foundation outpatient services for addictions and facilitated a Women’s Early Recovery Group in Norwell, MA. Additionally, she was a Therapist at the Emmanuel College Counseling Center in Boston where she was the leader of the Alcohol Skills Training Program directed toward helping college-age problem drinkers.  She has held several counselor positions at McLean Hospital in the Klarman Eating Disorders Center and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute. 

Sarah has a passion for training healthcare professionals and has taught internationally at nationally at high schools, colleges, professional conferences, Webinars, the military and at clinical staff trainings.  Sarah is author of the book “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured in NY Times articles by Jane Brody and Rob Walker, has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, CBS Early Show, SiriusXM and NPR. Sarah earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in CT and an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC).

Sue Rees, RN, MA
Family Coach

Sue Rees provides coaching with individuals, families and couples with and without addiction issues who are seeking support and advocacy for life changes.  The process of coaching is individualized, and supports clients in gaining awareness of priorities, strengths, challenges, and options, and to assume responsibility for developing goals and action plans to make the changes they choose.

Sue previously worked as Clinical Director for a state funded program serving clients with dual-diagnosis in California, and was Program Director at McLean Brook at McLean Hospital; a transitional living program for individuals with dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA.  She has worked for years with families and partners of those with substance abuse challenges. She has also worked as a coach, liaison and advocate for parents of students at an independent school. Additionally, Sue has provided clinical supervision, staff trainings and given presentations on motivational interviewing, coaching, and providing family and caregiver support.

Sue is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, a certificate in coaching, and many years of experience working to support individuals and families, particularly those impacted by addiction.

Timothy Burke, MSW, LICSW, LADC1

Tim Burke has 30 years of experience of working and volunteering in the field of addiction treatment. Most recently he was the CEO of the Addiction Treatment Center of New England which he headed for 16 years. Using a variety of Person Centered and Evidence-Based modalities including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Self-help Groups and Motivational Interviewing, Tim works with individuals to help them find their own path to recovery. His experiences have shown him that there is more than one pathway to recovery. Care should be integrated, with a holistic approach that addresses all aspects of healing, body, mind and spirit.

He works primarily with individuals, their family members and employees of those who are struggling with substance abuse and dependency. In addition, he has many years of experience working with family members who have been affected by a loved one’s SUD.

Tim also established a program for college students that are at high risk and struggling to perform in the academic environment. He was responsible for providing individual and group counseling for college students for substance abuse issues and for Adult Children of Alcoholics. He has extensive experience with college students and young professionals who are managing anxiety, life transition and substances abuse issues. He holds a Masters Degree in Social (MSW) from Boston College and works in the field of recovery as a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker (LICSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor in Massachusetts. (LADC1) since 1996.

Lyn E. Pederson, MSW, CASAC-T, CRC
Recovery Coach

Lyn has a Masters in Social Work and a Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment from Fordham University. She is also certified as a Recovery Coach from the Center for Recovery Coach Training. She has been in the addiction field for almost 20 years and has been helping people recover from a variety of addictions, including alcoholism and drug addiction. Her intervention style is based on love and has been very effective in getting resistant people into treatment. She believes that the family system has the power to lovingly confront addiction and mental health issues and to provide a reasonable course of action. She works with the top treatment centers in the world and will go anywhere, anytime to help. She treats Alcohol Use Disorders, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Eating Disorders, among others and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Relapse Prevention, Interventions, Sober Coaching, and Sober Companion and Transfer.

Website: Lynpedersen.com

Kristin Noyes, FNP-C

Kristen Noyes is a Family Nurse Practitioner, wife, mother of six children, and advocate for those who suffer from addiction and mental illness. Kristen currently practices as a Nurse Practitioner at a local Maine inpatient psychiatric hospital as a member of their medical staff, working closely with patients suffering from addiction and mental illness. In her spare time, Kristen can be found speaking to health care professionals and students at various Universities across the nation, regarding addiction among healthcare professionals. Kristen serves on the Board at Caron Treatment Centers and actively helps members in her community to get into treatment. Kristen earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Additionally, she pursued her passion for helping others by becoming a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University and later went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph’s College in New York.

Rob Grant, LADC 2, CRC

Rob Grant is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well a Certified Recovery Coach through the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), which has become the gold standard in recovery coach training. He will be offering recovery coaching services and brings his extensive experience as he also manages the recovery coaching program and team at The Overlook sober living program for men in Milton, MA. With over a decade of recovery experience, Rob helps clients put together comprehensive, individualized programs of recovery. Rob’s knowledge and passion is to help others find their path to a lifetime of sobriety. As an addiction counselor, his experience helps him guide men through the “rocky road” of early recovery. Rob is a Scituate native and raised his family on the south shore. With help from family, friends and fellowship, he hopes to continue his march towards continuous sobriety and to help others on their journey

Trish Hart, MBA, YACEP-500 Therapeutics, Y12SR Leader

Trish Hart offers individuals a myriad of mind/body tools that assist in addiction recovery. Her main interests encompass the scientific based effects of yoga, meditation and other mind/body techniques on the brain, central nervous and immune systems, and she embraces the mind/body connection in addiction recovery.

Trish is educated through some of the most prestigious Mind/Body programs in the country, including being trained as a facilitator of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s, Benson Henry Institute’s (SMART) Stress Management and Resiliency Program, trained in Mindfulness for Professionals through Duke Integrative Medicine, and is a certified to instruct meditation through several programs. In addition to being a YACEP-500 in therapeutic yoga and trauma-sensitive instructor, she is most proud to be certified as a Yoga for 12-Step Recovery leader, and offer a rich and powerful somatics-based framework for addiction recovery and relapse prevention.

For ongoing recovery success, she also provides wellness education, and is specialized in educating individuals in stress management, burn out, self care, mindfulness, meditation, breath work, and sleep hygiene. Underlying all her work is teaching her students to find the power of the “Relaxation Response” within themselves, and developing healthy coping mechanisms to counter addictive behaviors.

Anna Shea

Anna Shea is the owner of AB Financial Services Inc. Anna helped to launch the Lynch Wellness and Recovery Foundation Inc with Dan at the start of her business and continues to support the cause. Anna is a 2004 graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 2005, she has been visiting high schools, with her mother and sister, to share her family’s experience in the alcohol related death of her brother in 1995. In 2008, Anna started her bookkeeping company, AB Financial Services Inc.  Her company offers different options for bookkeeping to cater to the specific needs of individuals, businesses or both. She focuses on money management techniques, household budgeting, and streamlining for business clients needing to simplify their accounting processes. Anna also provides consultation for clients at Lynch Wellness Professional Group to guide individuals and families in recovery to better manage their finances. Anna has 3 young children and is happily married to her husband of 8 years who is also in recovery. Anna has completed her curriculum at University of Massachusetts Boston in the Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Treatment Service Program. She is currently working towards fulfilling her CADAC licensing requirements.