Mark J Sagor, LMHC, CEAP
Mark is the President of Comprehensive EAP. He has extensive experience consulting to the technology, life sciences, service, manufacturing and non profit sectors in the areas of employee assistance, executive coaching, conflict resolution and team building. He writes a weekly blog on Stress.Health. Business. and is a contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti
Mark is passionate about the power of social media and peer-based solutions to assist individuals and organizations achieve their goals. He is an advocate for the idea that small, but continuous, changes are the most effective and sustainable path to achieving big gains in health, well-being and productivity. Mark has developed the “Small Change, Big Gain” program specifically for individuals who are feeling overwhelmed and stuck in their attempts to make meaningful life changes.
Mr. Sagor holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in education and psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified employee assistance professional.
J. Robert Kagey, Ph.D., CEAP
Dr. Kagey, a clinical psychologist, has extensive experience in helping companies create innovative programs to maintain a healthy and productive workforce. Whether it involves helping leadership to create a more respectful workplace, providing supervisors with skills to manage change, supporting human resource staff to build employee engagement, providing resources for employees to manage stress or other innovative consultations, he takes great pride in maintaining a very personal connection with client companies. As an employee assistance professional his relationships with client companies tend to be over many years which provides a unique perspective and understanding of organizational culture and history of each company.
Dr. Kagey holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University and has completed advanced training at Harvard Medical School’s Laboratory of Community Psychiatry. He has published research in several journals including in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Primary Prevention, Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Joshua S Sagor, LMHC, CEAP
Mr. Sagor is a mental health counselor with over ten year’s experience in a multitude of mental health settings that includes working in residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics as well as doing community and home based therapy. Recently, he has coordinated the company’s efforts to begin incorporating Social Media in a continued effort to better serve Comprehensive EAP’s clients.
Mr. Sagor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College.
Laura Jacobson, LICSW, CEAP
Senior EAP Consultant
Laura Jacobson joined Comprehensive EAP as a Senior EAP Consultant in 2016. Laura received her MSW from the Simmons School of Social Work and has worked in the EAP field for over 20 years. She has extensive experience providing critical incident interventions, supervisor trainings, employee seminars and management consulting.
Laura also has significant experience as a therapist in a private practice setting, working with children and adults around a variety of family issues.
In addition to her graduate degree, Laura is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).
Amy Lyman, M.A.
Amy Lyman is an EAP Counselor/Consultant who brings a unique combination of mental health and business skills. In addition to 12 years in the financial services industry, she has experience working in mental health clinics with adults individually and facilitating support groups on subjects such as anger management, substance abuse, and self esteem. She has a strong training and facilitation background and has been interested in the role of mental health in the work place since the start of her career. In addition, Amy is experienced in and passionate about suicide prevention and assessment.
Amy has a B.A. in Communication from The University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.
Lynn Bergman, M.S.
Senior EAP Consultant
Lynn Bergman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Keene, NH. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work she has been a therapist in private practice, and in community mental health centers in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has been a Senior EAP Consultant with Comprehensive EAP since 2000. In addition she has been an adjunct clinical professor at Antioch New England Graduate School of Psychology. She has given many workshops and lectures on a variety of mental health topics in community forums. Lynn has specialized training in working with anxiety and stress reduction, addiction, divorce, loss and bereavement, trauma therapy, and with depression, as well as family life issues.
Pam Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC
Senior Wellness Consultant
Pam is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and holds a graduate degree in Pain Research, Education, and Policy from Tufts University School of Medicine. She has advanced certification in holistic nursing, as well as additional training in mind/body medicine and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Pam has worked with Comprehensive EAP since 2006. In addition to her role as founder of Stress Resources, LLC, Pam is an adjunct faculty member at both Tufts University School of Medicine and at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts/Boston lecturing on topics of stress resiliency, peer-to-peer health, and the intersection of social media and healthcare.
Rick Clerici, C. Ht.
Senior Sleep Consultant
Rick joined Comprehensive EAP in 2013. He is a Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Educator. He has designed and delivered corporate sleep wellness programs for more than 60 corporations, universities and municipalities. During his 5 year tenure at Sleep Health Centers, Rick performed over 500 overnight and daytime sleep studies and also led therapy groups for patients struggling with insomnia and PAP therapies. As a therapist he specializes in sleep issues, anxiety, phobias and panic problems.
Rick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Certified Hypnotist in the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Novelette A. DeMercado
Senior Health and Wellness Coach
Novelette is a certified health and wellness coach with a diverse work history of more than 20 years in the health and wellness industry. She joined the CompEAP team in 2016 as a Senior Health and Wellness Coach.
Novelette’s experience spans across ownership of a fitness business to adjunct faculty instructing health and fitness, health promotion, and consumer health courses at a state university. She is passionate about facilitating behavior change with her clients utilizing motivational interviewing and communication skills.
Novelette holds a BS in Non Profit Management from Pace University, an MS in Professional Communications from Clark University, and an MS in Exercise and Sports Science/Health Promotion from Springfield College. She also holds a certificate in Worksite Wellness Specialist and is a member of the National Wellness Institute (NWI) and a committee member for the Multicultural Competency Committee with the NWI.