About us

The Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC (CAC) was established in 2007 with the intent to provide exceptional mental health services to the residents of Central Massachusetts.

Dr. Jennifer Hylton, a clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of CAC, had the vision of an organization where clients would experience renewed strength and healing. The clinic has grown since its inception in 2007.

Our Fitchburg office was opened in 2009 where we serve residents of North Central Worcester County. To date we have served hundreds of families in Worcester County. It is our goal and endeavor to continue to provide the best care available to those who seek our help.

The clinic is certified by the Supplier Diversity Office as a minority and woman owned company. It holds the accreditation of The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.



Our Team

Jennifer Hylton, Psy.D., Executive Director

Jennifer Hylton, Psy.D – Dr. Hylton is a clinical psychologist and the owner and Executive Director of the Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC, which she founded in 2007. The Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC provides exceptional mental health and behavioral health services to the residents of Central Massachusetts.  The motto of the Counseling and Assessment Clinic is Healing Individuals, Strengthening Families. Dr. Hylton currently has 3 offices in Worcester and Fitchburg.  The Clinic has been a community leader in providing services in the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, and provides substance abuse treatment. Prior to founding the Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC, Dr. Hylton worked in private practice and at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Harrington Hospital, and in the Worcester Public School system.  Dr. Hylton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. Dr. Hylton holds degrees from Cambridge College and Antioch-New England.  She is a licensed a licensed Psychologist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 


Patricia Bethune, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor

Patricia Bethune, LMHC - Tricia Bethune is a 2007 Graduate from Suffolk University with her Masters and CAGS in Mental Health Counseling. She has been working at CAC since 2015 as an adult therapist and Clinical Supervisor in both our Fitchburg and Worcester offices. Tricia enjoys training new therapists and providing support for the entire staff.




-Leeroy Bailey, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor

Leeroy Bailey, LMHC – Mr. Bailey graduated from Framingham State University and prepared for Licensure at Fitchburg State University.  He has been with CAC for nearly a decade. Mr. Bailey audits all client charts to ensure that they meet statewide specification. In addition, Mr. Bailey supervises other clinicians, sees clients for a variety of services offered at CAC, and orients clinical staff to CAC policies, procedures, and standards regarding patient care.




-Eric Krog, LMHC – Clinical Director of the Substance Abuse Program

Eric joined CAC in October of 2015 as an outpatient therapist.  Eric graduated from Boston College in 1995, having earned a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology.  Eric later earned a C.A.G.S. from Anna Maria College in 1998.  He has over 20 years of experience in counseling, both in substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling.  Eric is currently the Program Director for the CAC S.O.A.P. program at 51 Union Street in Worcester, MA.  Eric continues to provide outpatient counseling for clients at CAC at 76 Summer Street, Fitchburg.




Elizabeth Hylton, RNCS - Director of Psychopharmacology.



Why choose us

Our mission is to provide exceptional mental health services to the residents of Central Massachusetts and to provide culturally competent services to individuals, children, adults and families.

Our vision is to increase access to mental health care for all people including ethnic minority groups that have traditionally been marginalized.

Accepted Insurances

(Substance Abuse Programs Only)