Cornerstones of Maine is the result of a labour of love for our two founders, Josh and Jake. It is independently owned by them and was established on the foundation of their desire to create a young adult transition program that is based on mental health research and experience. Not only are they the founders, they are also part of our core clinical staff.
Josh Altschule, Psy.D.
Founder and Clinical Director
Josh is a licensed psychologist who has had extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults in various settings including residential treatment programs, boarding schools, and private practice. Josh was the co-creator of the Cornerstones' model and is personally involved in the administration and clinical direction of the program. When he is not providing support and guidance to our staff, Josh enjoys surfing, traveling, listening to roots-rock reggae, and spending time with his wife and daughter and their two rambunctious puppies.
Eric Beaudoin, Psy.D.
Eric is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of the young adult population. He has been part of the Cornerstones team since its opening and has become an integral component of the program and its culture. When not working with our young adults at Cornerstones, Eric is providing them with lectures on psychology at the University of New England as an adjunct professor. Eric also has a passion for music and can often be found leading jam sessions on his guitar at our program houses. In his spare time, Eric plays guitar, writes, enjoys technology, and explores new foodie spots with his wife.
Gwen Tuttle, MSW, LCSW
Gwen is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience and training in clinical social work. She has completed internships in both Oncology and Outpatient Psychiatry where she attained specialized training in grief and loss, medical social work, and psychotherapy. While Gwen is trained in DBT, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing techniques, she believes in holistic individualized treatment of mental health and substance use issues that focuses on the “whole” person. Gwen uses a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to treatment, drawing on the strengths of the individual to move collaboratively toward successful treatment outcomes. Previously, Gwen has served as Clinical Director of Case Management Services for adults with mental health issues in Portland, ME and is currently committed to volunteering in her local community. Gwen has also dabbled as a stand-up comic
David Kinsella, MSW, LCSW
Psychotherapist & Training Coordinator
David is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience in the mental health field as a therapist, supervisor, teacher, and program administrator. He has served as the Division Manager of the Behavioral Health Sciences Institute, Director of Training and Counseling and Children’s at Granite Bay Care, and is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Mental Health and Human Services Department at the University of Maine at Augusta. David has a strong passion for work with clients to aid them to overcome their challenges and build fulfilling lives through the transformative therapeutic process.
David has undergone advanced training in anxiety at Harvard University and has studied multiple therapeutic interventions. He specializes in utilizing a Strengths-Based approach coupled with foundational models such as CBT, DBT, Object Relations, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused therapy. His talents in art, composing and playing music, and writing poetry allow for him to integrate creativity into the therapeutic dynamic. David excites clients to soar above their challenges and achieve a successful rewarding life.
Yezmin Name, M.S. Counseling, LPC
Yezmin is an associate Professional Counselor trained in Systemic, Person Centered, and Gestalt psychotherapy. Born and raised in Mexico, she moved to the U.S. to complete her bachelors at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She then returned to Mexico City to continue training at two separate training institutes: the Instituto Personas and the Instituto Humanista de Psicoterapia Gestalt. Finally returning to the United States, she completed her Masters in Counseling at her alma mater, the University of Texas in San Antonio. To date she has worked in a variety of settings in both Mexico and the United States, working with individuals, couples, and families.
Yezmin loves to travel, hike and immerse herself in artistic endeavors.
Kerry Bennett, MA, LCPC
Kerry is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over ten years of clinical experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Kerry has served in multiple capacities, most recently as the lead clinician in a juvenile justice facility, where she gained invaluable insight into the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Kerry is passionate about providing individualized, creative, and intentional care. While she is competent in the provision of treatment through multiple evidence-informed modalities, including DBT, TF-CBT, and Motivational Interviewing, she believes that each individual deserves personalized care, and as such, approaches treatment in a manner that is both collaborative and holistic.
Kerry has specialized training to work with adolescents who are at risk of involvement with the justice system and has taken every opportunity to remain current with trends in adolescent mental health and trauma-informed care. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the wonders of Maine with her close friends and dog, Ben.