Our Team

Bailey Schendell, LICSW (Co-Founder)


Bailey Schendell is a practicing Narrative Therapist in Medford, MA. She did her undergraduate work in Communication Studies at Syracuse University. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at Simmons University in 2010. Her areas of interest include transition to adulthood and parenting. 

Christina Peterson, LICSW (Co-Founder)


Christina Peterson is a practicing Narrative Therapist in Medford, MA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Science and Women’s and Gender Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Master of Social Work from Simmons University in 2010. Christina works primarily with people in relation to gender and sexuality as well as ethical non-monogamy/polyamory. She is also a member of the queer community.

Charlee Bianchini, LCSW


Charlee grew up in a small fishing town on the North Shore of Boston, and a lifetime of travel opened her eyes and her heart to the multitude of ways in which we humans live. This experience and perspective has informed her strengths-based, person-centered approach to her work as a therapist. Charlee received her Master of Social Work degree from Salem State University in 2022, but has been practicing some version of social work for many years. She received a Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training in 2014, and has been working as a teacher, trainer, artist, musician and advocate for over a decade. Charlee enjoys working with youth and families, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and those exploring sexuality and gender. 

Hannah Vasconcellos Hastings, LICSW


Hannah grew up in the Merrimack Valley and traded it for the Connecticut River Valley, now residing in Western Massachusetts. She was raised with rich storytelling traditions through her Jewish and Portuguese heritage and love of theater. Hannah received her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Portuguese/Brazilian Studies from Smith College in 2012 and began her career in local, state, and federal policy. She shifted to pursuing individualized work at Boston University School of Social Work, where she completed her Master of Social Work in 2021. Hannah enjoys working with emerging adults, couples, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community - of which she is a part. Hannah is passionate about providing affirming and curious spaces for exploration of identity and moments of transition for individuals and couples. 

Alexandra Kennedy, LCSW


Alexandra grew up in the Berkshires and swore she would never become a therapist, like her mother, aunts, and grandmother before her, though she loves them dearly.  Human stories always had their draw though, and so did the healing profession, so naturally she is a therapist who is absolutely passionate about what she does. Alexandra graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Lesley University and went on to receive a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University in 2021. Over the course of her 10 years in the social sciences field, Alexandra has worked as a child development researcher, a community psychiatric health worker, and a counselor to asylum seekers, teenagers, and at an OB/GYN office. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients.

Abolee Montanari, LCSW


Abolee believes we all participate in generating stories about who we are and how the world perceives us. Sometimes our stories paint pictures that connect us to happiness and excitement. But sometimes, our stories are taken over by fear, anxiety, depression, and other uncomfortable feelings. Abolee is passionate about using Narrative therapy to help people see new possibilities for stories in their lives that support encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration to improve people's quality of life. Abolee enjoys working with a diverse population but is especially interested in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women, and people who have been adopted. Abolee grew up with a diverse cultural background in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. She received her Master of Social Work from Springfield College in 2014. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work with adults, children, and families in individual and family therapy as well as parenting coaching.

Henry White, LCSW


Since long before Henry began to work as a therapist, he has believed that narrative has a unique power to help us define both our experience and identity. He graduated with a degree in film and medieval history from Marlboro College, then worked in production and as an actor on independent films, before moving to digital marketing. Eventually Henry turned to social work. He received his Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2022. Before joining Mountain View Therapy Henry helped veterans struggling with homelessness, addiction and post-traumatic stress in the Somerville area. Henry is interested in working with people facing down the effects of Depression and Anxiety. 

Erin Zeiss, LCSW


Erin is passionate about the importance of mental health care for all. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021. Her work has focused on adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system and those with a history of complex trauma, sexual abuse, neurodivergence, substance use, anxiety, and depression. She loves working with individuals identifying as part of the LGTBQIA+ community and is a member herself. Erin enjoys working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. It is her belief that narrative therapy provides the best way to explore each unique person and/or family’s stories and desires.