Center for Achieving Balance
for Children and Families

Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience


About Us

Treatment for Families

About Us

We help make the world a better place.

The Center for Achieving Balance for Children and Families, LLC was founded by Patricia Brady to implement programs designed to support children and families coping with change and overcoming adversities, with a focus on working with families where there are parent child contact difficulties.

A collaborative team of clinicians is available to provide intensive services to referred children and families and will offer ongoing counseling support as may be necessary. Treatment plans will be designed based upon the specific needs of each family.

The Center offers a home-like setting with a kitchen, living room/playroom providing a more familiar setting
for supervised parenting time and counseling work.

Our Mission

Our Mission at the Center for Achieving Balance is to support children and families in a sensitive and compassionate manner as they strive
to repair their relationships.
Overcoming adversity, building resilience, making connections – one family at a time.

Patricia Brady 

Patricia Brady earned her Master Degree in Human Services and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 

Patricia has experience in a variety of areas, and is most passionate about working with families, couples, groups and individuals of all ages. Patricia has worked with those impacted by trauma, adoption, grief and loss, divorce and parenting plans.

In January of 2017 the Center for Achieving Balance for Children and Families was founded by Patricia Brady. This program is designed to provide resources for children and families, where there are child parent contact challenges.

Patricia Brady was a Consultant at MGH Law and Psychiatry dating back to 2007, an Adoption Program Director for MSPCC, and she was a Mental Health Supervisor for the Family Connections Program at Children's Hospital for five years.

Memberships & Positions:

Board of Directors of MAGAL -

Board Member of Melrose Alliance Against Violence -

Past President of AFCC -

Clinical Services Director of Children's Hospital Family Connections Program -

The American Professional Society on Abuse of Children -

View Extensive Curriculum Vitae:

Priscilla Wright 

Priscilla earned a Master of Social Work with a school licensure from Simmons College. Priscilla also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Union College. 

Priscilla has experience providing individual therapy to adolescences in a Boston Public High School. Within the Boston Public Schools, Priscilla worked with individuals with a range of needs, and when appropriate partnered with their families and school to provide more comprehensive care. Priscilla also has experience working with a community mentoring agency matching youth with responsible, caring mentors. In this capacity, Priscilla worked with elementary school children and their families to identify needs and goals for the child and supported the mentoring relationship.  

Priscilla is a licensed social work clinician providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. She believes in developing a client-centered, supportive, therapeutic relationship. Priscilla likes to understand her client's strengths, as well as, challenges to best overcome obstacles.

Edith A. Block, M.S.

Edith earned a Masters of Science in Psychodynamic Counseling for Children and Adolescence from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2007.  Following the first Master’s Degree, Edith decided to enter into a Masters of Social Work program at Salem State, commencing September of 2014.  Edith also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Westfield State College. Edith interned at both a middle school and a high school in London, England during her first masters experience.  

Edith has earned her post masters experience counseling children and families in crises.  Edith spent 3 years directly counseling these at risk families ensuring safety within the home and working towards increasing relationships within the family.  Edith spent approximately 4 years supervising counselors and supervisors in this same field.  

Edith is working on a second master in order to earn an independent license in social work.  Edith is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Child Parent Psychotherapy.  Edith looks forward to working more in the field of court investigation work.  Edith has been supervising parenting time over the past year.  Edith is able to create relationships with those that she serves, which allows the individual to feel comfortable in the therapeutic relationship.

Valerie Smith 

Valerie is awesome!  /   (781)395-0828   /   42 High Street - 2nd Floor, Medford, MA, 02155

Disclaimer: No legal services are provided by the Center for Achieving Balance for Children and Families or its personnel. The Attorney-Client Relationship does not exist between the Center for Achieving Balance for Children and Families and its Clients.