ServiceNet helps people living with a wide range of mental-health concerns, from trauma, anxiety, and depression to substance-use and hoarding disorders. For many, the agency offers life-saving resources for facing the hardships of addiction, autism, brain injury, or developmental disability.

“It feels so good to see people thriving in their lives who wanted to die at points,” Tara Ferrante said in a recent interview. Recently named a “healthcare hero,” Ferrante leads ServiceNet’s OCD and Hoarding Disorder Program.

The OCD and Hoarding Disorder Program demonstrates ServiceNet’s commitment to innovation. (The agency describes its work as “grounded in research and fueled by creativity.”) To further this vision, the Program partners with interns from Smith College. Trained by psychology professor Randy Frost, the interns offer adjunct emotional support in participants’ homes and out in the community. Frost, a nationally recognized expert and author of Buried in Treasures, also helped train the clinicians and offers ongoing guidance to the Program.

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