Confidential Counseling

Town of Bedford Counseling Services
Eliot Clinical Team

Eliot Community Human Services (Eliot) provides a variety of counseling options for Bedford residents through its contract with Bedford Youth & Family Services (BYFS). Services are provided in Bedford and in Concord by appointment and evening hours are available. All clinicians work with a full range of emotional, adjustment and education concerns. For Bedford residents there is no co-pay required for counseling. Insurance will be billed but if you currently do not have insurance, the Community Social Worker will work with you to get coverage and lack of insurance would not prevent access to counseling.  For more information or to set up an appointment please call 781-275-7727.

Eliot therapists currently working at BYFS offices at Town Center include:

Lynne Chapas, MA, started at BYFS as an Eliot psychology intern in 1999 and worked with children, teens, and adults for 12 years until fall of 2015. After taking a year off from clinical work,  she returned to BYFS as Clinical Coordinator August 2016. Lynne enjoys working with adolescents, adults and older adults.

Andrea Vana, LCSW - joined Eliot Community Human Services in September 2016.  She primarily works with children and adolescents. She works in Bedford on Wednesdays and at the Eliot Center in Concord other days. 

Laura Smith, MSW, LICSW - graduated from Boston College School of Social Work and joined the Eliot staff in August 2017.  She has been working with adolescents and adults since 1991 and is experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and parenting concerns, primarily using a strengths-based and cognitive behavioral approach in her work. She also has a great deal of experience in working with LGBTQ youth and adults. Laura is in the Bedford office on Fridays and at the Eliot Center in Concord other days.  

Jeff Perez, MA - Jeff graduated from Lesley University in 2016 and joined Eliot in March 2019. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults and enjoys working with all age groups. Jeff will be working in Bedford on Tuesdays and at the Eliot Center in Concord other days.