CARLA R. ROSINSKI, PhD, LMHC, CST
Carla began her private practice in 2011 after working over a decade in community mental health, trauma informed care and HIV services. She relocated back to the North Shore in 2016 and joined the PPC as part of her efforts to create community and connection with other clinicians. She joined the board in 2020.
Carla is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, AASECT certified sex therapist, and a certified member of the WPATH global education initiative. She received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University with an emphasis on Transformative Leadership, Applied Research, and Education. As a queer therapist Carla has a commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ communities and increasing access to queer and gender affirming healthcare.
In addition to clinical work Carla is an activist and educator with a passion for supporting clinical development with new and seasoned clinicians. She is currently an adjunct professor for graduate courses including human sexuality and frequent lecturer for sex therapy certification training.
KIMBERLY T. HUTCHINS, LMHC
Kim has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium since 2006, which was also the beginning of her private practice career on the North Shore. She joined to gain support and collaboration with other area practitioners. She found it invaluable and wanted to become more a part of it. She joined the Executive Committee shortly following becoming a Member and she joined the Board upon its incorporation in 2011. She has been involved in the transition of the committee to a board and has served in the roles of Secretary, Clerk and now President since 2015. Kim is committed to her participation on the Board and with the PPC Membership and enjoys the collaboration, support and professional development of those in private practice.
Kim holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine. Kim’s professional experience includes working in various settings, using multiple modalities in her work with children and families. She serves on various other committees, including the Youth At Risk conference and with volunteering groups and likes to be involved in her community and with her colleagues.
HENRY ZAPATA, LMHC
Henry has been a member of the Private Practice Colloquium (PPC) since 2013. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Henry is eager to support the PPC community in their efforts to serve their clients in the most respectful and honoring way possible. He is excited to promote a PPC community where participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals for clinical development, brainstorm ideas regarding clinical issues and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. He is interested in collaborating on the implementation of mechanisms regarding matters of networking, marketing, finances, growth and business operation.
Henry has worked in outpatient settings in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore for several years as well as for the Community Based Flexible Support program, run by Eliot Community Human Services serving the Department of Mental Health population for 5 years. He has been in an advisory role for Clay Alchemy, an organization in New Hampshire committed to empower the body, mind and spirit with clay, since its inception in 2002. Henry has been a faculty instructor for Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA.
Before switching his career to healing and human services, Henry attended the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana in Medellin, Colombia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He then worked as a Risk Prevention Engineer for companies such as AIG in their workers compensation division. Henry received a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Salem State University and is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
ABBIE LOEWENSTEIN, LMHC
Member at Large
Abbie started her private practice on the North Shore in 2015 and joined the PPC the following year. She received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College in 2009, and her Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Psychology and French from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She completed her master’s internship at Simmons University Counseling Center and continues to enjoy working with college students.
Abbie draws from a broad range of clinical experiences, as she has provided counseling in diverse locations, from emergency rooms, mental health clinics, a college counseling center, schools, and homes. She has also provided clinical supervision to mental health clinicians in community mental health centers. Her primary clinical focus is on working with highly sensitive people with anxiety.