Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 2 - October 8 

Our Story

Dr-Krupa

Welcome to MiraVista Behavioral Health Center.  We are a purpose-led organization and believe that care and compassion, combined with expertise in treating people with psychiatric distress and addiction can bring peace, hope and recovery. We strive to create an inclusive, culturally responsive and caring treatment and workplace environment for our patients and for our team of caregivers. It is an exciting time of growth at MiraVista and we have a lot in store for our patients, the communities we serve and our extraordinary staff.

Dr. Michael P. Krupa, CEO & Founder

TaraVista HealthPartners
MiraVista and TaraVista Behavioral Health Centers

Our Story Is Inspiring

MiraVista Behavioral Health Center is a new healthcare provider created to bring much needed psychiatric and substance use disorder services to Western Massachusetts. Located in the historic former Providence Behavioral Hospital facility in Holyoke, we opened our doors in April 2021 to serve the Pioneer Valley community.

In 2020, TaraVista HealthPartners purchased Providence Behavioral Health after it was announced the facility was closing. MiraVista came to be out of a deep community need for behavioral health treatment and from the steadfast commitment of caregivers and advocates to ensure services continued to be available. MiraVista and its sister hospital, TaraVista in Devens, are part of TaraVista HealthPartners, a regional network of mental health and substance use disorder care providers.

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Our future is bright! We are transforming the lives of our patients and we are making a meaningful impact in our communities. We plan to double our inpatient capacity over the next year and are undergoing extensive renovations to our patient care areas, building and grounds.

As we grow, we do so with gratitude for the many caregivers that came before us at the former Providence Hospital who cared for so many for so long. We keenly understand the dedication it takes to provide healing and hope to individuals and their families in need of care and compassion.

Care. Reimagined. These two words ground us and guide us as we help patients of all ages chart a pathway to the possible often a future that seemed unimaginable before entering treatment. These simple words inspire us in our work with each other to create the caring culture that is MiraVista.  We hope they will inspire you.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to provide compassionate, effective, inspiring care for those suffering from emotional distress and substance misuse so they are empowered to lead fulfilling lives.

Our Vista Values

Visionary

We aspire to set the standard for how behavioral healthcare services are provided.

Integrity

We conduct ourselves in an honest and ethical manner.

Safety

We strive to provide a safe environment for patients and caregivers.

Transformational

We inspire our team members, our patients and their families to lead fulfilling lives.

Advocacy

We advocate for our patients, the services we provide and work to decrease health disparities in our communities.

Our Team

Directors and Clinical Leadership

Theresa Byrd

Director of Human Resources

Sheila Crowley, LMHC

Chief Admissions Director Officer

Janet “Jaye” Danek, MSW LICSW (MA) LCSW (CT)

Director of Opioid Treatment Program

Leslie Goncalves, RN, CARN

Director of Nursing, Substance Use Disorder Services

Katherine Krauskopf, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Services

Aimee Letson, LICSW

Director of Inpatient Addiction Care

Coreen Lord

Director of Talent Acquisition

Cristina Rivera, LICSW

Director of Outpatient Services, Substance Use Disorders

Brenna Sorel, MSW, LICSW

Director of Social Work

Erica Trudell, RN, BSN, MSN

Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services and Education

Senior Leadership

Michael Krupa, Ed.D.

CEO and Founder

Negar Beheshti, MD

Chief Medical Officer, TaraVista & MiraVista

Mark Paglia

Chief Operating Officer

Erin Daley, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer

Jon Wilcox

Executive Vice President

John Bujak

Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Doolin, MBA, MS

Chief People Officer

What Staff and Clients Say

My niece was cared for at Miravista. She says that the staff were outstanding and listened to her. In particular, one of her counselors was a life force in creating engagement opportunities for her and all patients. She will return to MiraVista if she ever needs help again.

Family Member, Adult Psychiatry

Together, we are doing the unimaginable! We are creating a premier behavioral health center to serve those in need. Through all the challenges of being a start-up during the Covid pandemic and a national crisis in mental health and substance misuse care, you have continuously risen to the challenge and put our patients and your team members first. I am truly honored and grateful to be part of this extraordinary team!

Mark Paglia, Chief Operating Officer

I have been to many therapists and attended many groups but the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) program is by far the most helpful and relatable. The entire team makes you feel SO SAFE that it is hard not to engage and open up about very difficult problems and hurdles you have to get through. The team provides clear direction to help me develop my path to improvement.

Patient, Outpatient Recovery Services

Thank you for saving my life. This program has helped me more than any other program. Counselors are extremely helpful and caring.

Patient, Opioid Treatment Program

Orientation, on-the-job training and education is the best I have experienced in my career.  From the moment I started, I felt supported and part of the team.

Melody, MiraVista Nurse

We’re Here To Care

Often the most difficult step for someone is to ask for help. Our admission coordinators are available 24/7 to listen and to help. We can answer questions about your needs or for someone who is important to you.

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