Meet our Providers

Carol Massoud-Leroy
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carol Massoud-Leroy, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Carol Massoud-Leroy is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has over 20 years experience working with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bereavement, stress management and women’s issues. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston State College and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.

Carol utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches to therapy to help identify your strengths and to create a road map towards meeting your goals. The ability to evolve within a safe and integrated environment is a key component for change that can occur in a therapeutic relationship.

Carol strives to establish a trusting, respectful and compassionate relationship with people in order to support them in clarifying and reaching their goals.

Education

Boston College
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Anger Management
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena is a board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Massachusetts who has over 14 years’ experience working as a registered nurse with adolescents and adults in hospice, home health, emergency room, and psychiatric settings seeking help with medical comorbidities, end of life care, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, and other mood disorders. She completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Becker College, her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Framingham State University, and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  

Carolyne  utilizes compassionate, competent, empathetic, and optimal holistic care to the best of her ability when providing patient-centered care. These values and beliefs are accompanied by trustworthiness and respect as she continues to provide care to her patients, family, and the community for improved clinical outcomes and overall well-being.  

Carolyne strives to provide evidence-based treatment with a focus on understanding your concerns, tapping into your protective factors, educating you on a healthier lifestyle, and working collaboratively with you and other pertinent healthcare professionals to help you meet your goals and promote best practice

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
Daniell Cohen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Daniell Cohen, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

**Daniell offers therapy services in English and Hebrew 

Daniell Cohen is a Master-Level Clinical Mental Health Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Daniell has experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families who seek support with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions and relationship issues. She has worked in various settings such as Inpatient and Partial levels of care, domestic violence shelters, community centers, as well as outpatient services. Daniell completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY Purchase College and obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University.  

Daniell utilizes person-centered, collaborative, strength based, cognitive and dialectical behavioral, mindfulness and art-based, trauma-informed and solution focused approaches to therapy while maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. 

Daniell strives to establish trust and meaning through a therapeutic relationship with hopes to bring you closer towards aligning with your values, developing and achieving attainable goals, as well as strengthening your connection with yourself and others.   

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma & Recovery 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Stress Management 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Life Changes 
  • Anger Management 
  • LGBTQIA+ 
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Grief & Loss 
Elizabeth Thompson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Thompson, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Liz Thompson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Masters in Social Work from Boston College and her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Quinnipiac University. Liz has worked with individuals in various settings including the hospital, partial hospitalization programs, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. She has extensive experience in working with eating disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis, adjustment to life threatening illnesses, and life transitions. While she has worked with all age groups, her specialty is adolescents and young adults. 

Liz believes in bringing transparency, authenticity, and a little humor into the therapeutic space. She believes that therapy should be a space for clients to express their truest self and feels that creating a safe and supportive environment is the best way to ensure this. Liz places a strong emphasis on her therapeutic relationships so that her clients feel respected, appreciated, and understood. 

Liz utilizes various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief Counseling, Client Centered Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She incorporates mindfulness and relaxation techniques to best support clients. Liz is flexible in order to meet the unique needs of each of her clients and utilizes a holistic approach to set clients up for success.

Education

Boston College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
Heather Farmer
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Heather Farmer, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Heather Farmer, DNP, BSCJ, PMHNP is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts who has seven years’ experience working with adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, as well as mood and thought disorders. She completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Laboure College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. She then completed a bachelor level double major in Nursing and Criminal Justice at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts in 2012. In 2014 she completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and then received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Northeastern University in 2016. She went on to present her capstone project at the 23rd International Symposium about Current Issues and Controversies in Psychiatry in Barcelona, Spain in 2016.

Dr. Farmer utilizes thorough diagnostic techniques to accurately identify struggles and concerns that clients are experiencing. After establishing this treatment is initiated with the goal of aiding these issues. Routine assessments are conducted in order to ensure that treatment is effective and consistent. 

Dr. Farmer seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Northeastern University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
Leslie Goodhue
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Leslie Goodhue, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Leslie Goodhue is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations across the lifespan, facing acute medical concerns, substance use disorders, child protection issues, mental illness, end of life, and bereavement. Leslie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maine and went on to get her Master's in Social Work at Salem State University. 

Leslie approaches each client from a strengths based perspective and utilizes cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and solution focused therapies. Creativity, humor, flexibility and compassionate care are important to her. She excels at creating a safe and accepting environment to meet the unique needs of each individual/family in a respectful manner. She recognizes that your goals are extremely important! She will work collaboratively with you, and empower you to accomplish the changes you wish to see.

Education

Salem State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorders/Life transitions
  • Bereavement 
  • Medical Trauma 
  • Stress management 
  • Crisis Intervention
Madeline Lydon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Madeline Lydon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Madeline Lydon is a Masters educated clinician working forward her licensure here in the state of Massachusetts.  She has worked with a wide variety of populations including children, couples, individuals and the members of the LGBT community.  With these diverse populations she helps clients seeking services around depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and major life adjustments or transitions.  She completed her Bachelors at the University of Delaware and received Masters of Sciences in Mental Health Counseling from University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Madeline works with a compassion based approach, focusing largely on making therapy feel like a real team between client and therapist.  She is comfortable doing cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, family system work, mindfulness, and always applies a trauma informed approach.  Her no size fits all view of therapy allows her to create a treatment plan that is unique and tailored per client or couple.

Madeline hopes to always establish a strong alliance with you, knowing full well success in therapy requires trust and kindness first and foremost.  The success of this relationship will allow Madeline to help you find your strengths and weakness, and use this knowledge to reach goals and build a continually fulfilling life in and out of therapy.

Education

University of Massachusetts
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustments
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
Patricia Wheeler Shea
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Patricia Wheeler Shea, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Patty Wheeler Shea holds dual board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts/Lowell, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University. She has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner for 25 years providing biopsychosocial care to young adult and adult clients in a variety of settings. Recognizing the prevalence of mental illness and the impact that mental illness can have on one’s life, Patty chose to pursue additional certification as a PMHNP. She completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s certificate at University of Massachusetts/Amherst.  

Patty’s clinical practice includes psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment that is tailored to each unique individual.  She believes in the importance of an integrative mind-body approach to provide clients with holistic, personalized care to address both their mental and physical health needs. 

Patty seeks to establish a collaborative, caring, non-judgmental relationship to work with clients to achieve optimal mental and physical wellness with the goal of improving the quality of their life.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Science in Nursing

 Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
Sadira Persaud
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sadira Persaud, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sadira Persaud is a Master’s level Mental Health Clinician who has nearly two years of experience working in inpatient psychiatry, working with a wide and diverse range of clients from late teens to older adults, as well as close to a year in outpatient mental health counseling with a similar population. Sadira has worked with young and older adults facing anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use disorders, emotion regulation issues, stress management issues, and interpersonal problems. Sadira has experience working with clients in the LGBTQ+ community. Sadira received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Salem State University. Sadira is also CANS certified in Massachusetts.

Sadira employs positive psychology and dialectical behavioral therapy as well as collaborative and strength-centered approaches to work with clients to assess their problems and needs so they can live their best lives for themselves and the people and things they love. 

Sadira strives to build a warm and understanding relationship with you in order to help you use your strengths and enhance areas in your life you wish to work on so you can achieve your goals and live your happiest and healthiest life.

Education

Salem State University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Anger Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • DBT
  • Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Self Care
Tyler Schlicht
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tyler Schlicht, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Tyler Schlicht is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has experience partnering with adults, young adults, and senior citizens seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues and life transitions. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Thomas Aquinas College and his Master of Social Work at New York University.

Tyler utilizes an integrative approach that is collaborative, strengths-based, and person-centered. Tyler incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing techniques into his treatment which is tailored to the unique needs of his clients in collaboration with them.

Tyler seeks to establish a rapport with his clients that is built on mutual respect and trust. Tyler believes that therapy is most effective when it is directed in accordance with the clients goals and values.

Specialties

  • Grief & loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management 
  • LGBTQ+ issues
Abigail Nganye
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Abigail Nganye, RN-PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Abigail Nganye is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Nganye received her Master of Science from Regis College Weston. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Nganye’s dedication and intelligence is demonstrated by being inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau in 2020.

Abigail previously worked in community health providing care to many patients in the medically underserved populations. Abigail delivers compassionate, high quality comprehensive mental health care to each patient through medication-based treatment. Her areas of expertise include psychiatric evaluations, assessments and treatment of individuals experiencing major depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders as well as challenges involving substance use disorder.

Abigail values holistic care thus her practice is centered upon a collaborative strength-based approach. This approach allows collaboration between her, clients and other professionals involved in their care to ensure that treatment is reflective of the individual client’s goal and values.

Education

Regis College
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Amanda Gross
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Gross, LICSW

Amanda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and LCSW in North Carolina. She earned her Masters in Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill and her B.A. in Psychology from Elon University with minors in Spanish, International Studies and Religious Studies. Coming from a compassionate, strengths-based, person-centered, and positive psychology perspective, Amanda works with clients through the many challenges of life. She uses approaches such as mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, solutions-focused therapy, and brief-treatment psychodynamic therapy.

Though Amanda works with a variety of clients, her specialties include working with undergraduate and graduate students as well as young adults and professionals. Some common concerns include anxiety, stress, depression, academic or career issues, relationship challenges, adjustment and transitions, existential worries, perfectionism, trauma, identity, LGBTQ+ issues, body image, and habit formation along with lifestyle changes.

Regardless of who you are and where you come from, Amanda is looking forward to partnering with you in making changes, overcoming obstacles, and becoming the best version of yourself. Above all, Amanda is here to help you with whatever is troubling you in difficult times.

David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

David Martino, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has provided direct care to patients age 12 years and older for the past eight years. He has extensive clinical experience in diagnosis and medication management, including complex cases with multiple overlapping psychiatric diagnoses, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring medical problems. David earned a Bachelor of Art in English from Regis College, a Master of Theological Studies from The University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College. David’s broad educational background helps him to recognize how psychosocial factors, including trauma, affect a person’s condition and the importance of ongoing evaluation of the appropriateness of pharmacotherapy.

As a member of the LGBTQ community, David is keenly aware of the influence that social oppression and the questioning of one’s own sexual orientation and/or gender identity can have on a person’s well-being and clinical presentation. In session, he makes a point to explore various treatment options, including referral to professionals in other areas of expertise. 

David is committed to helping you meet your goals, not only the ones established at the beginning of treatment but also other goals that you may add as you progress. It is so rewarding to see you thrive!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Gina Gambardella
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gina Gambardella, LICSW

Gina Gambardella is a Clinical Social Worker who is Licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

She brings almost 30 years experience working collaboratively with individuals seeking an improvement in life.   This includes  helping with troublesome worries, grief anxiety, depression, stress management and life transitions. Gina completed her MSW  at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 1992.

Gina utilizes many therapeutic, evidence based approaches in her practice.  This includes  self-compassion, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, psycho-dyanamic therapy.  She takes strength- based, trauma informed and culturally curious stance when working with clients.

She understands that an individual's environment, home, school, community, plays a huge role in their lives. She believes therapy at it’s best is working with clients collaboratively to meet their goals. She approaches her work in the  spirit of curiosity and flexibility. 

Gina is an experienced therapist who will help to  illuminate your strengths, and  listen to your story with compassion and warmth.

Gina’s specialties:

  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Work/Career issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
Josalin Scott
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Josalin Scott, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome, coping with everyday stressors, couple or family conflicts, coping with the loss of a loved pet, need a LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, or if you need assistance with family building stressors. Seeking help from a licensed therapist is the best way to put things into perspective. As a licensed psychotherapist I am committed to the well-being of all humans big and small. I am dedicated to going above and beyond to assist with helping people empower themselves and finding the answers they seek.

I implement effective psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Client Centered, and Humanistic which can be effective in assisting clients to instill self-understanding by encouraging them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety and pain can bring life-altering results. There is no judgment only compassion and a safe environment to heal.

My main area of specialty is helping individuals who are coping with depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, self-harming, pet loss, family building concerns and LGBTQ+ matters. Over the years I have gained experience by working with individuals who are coping with emotional abuse, deportation of family members, death of loved ones and other painful experiences.

I also work with individuals who seek treatment for anger management and stress management. I look forward to the prospect of supporting you in conquering the problems you are presently dealing with!

Specialties

  • Couples & Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Attachment Based Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • Grief & Loss 
  • LBGTQIA
Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Noelle Kiley, PMHNP-BC

Noelle Kiley is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her education includes a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a psychiatric/mental health specialty from the University of Rochester. Noelle has 12 years experience in the field of mental health, working in a variety of settings. 

Noelle's clinical practice includes psychiatric assessments & diagnoses, patient education, and treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. She offers a compassionate patient-centered and holistic approach to medication management and psychotherapy, while also collaborating with the patient's healthcare providers in order to provide comprehensive and safe treatment. Noelle has a particular interest in the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for a variety of mental health concerns.

Cricket Braun
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Frances “Cricket” Braun, Psy.D.

Cricket is a Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate from Antioch University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a juvenile rehabilitation center, residential settings for both adults and adolescents, and most recently at the University of Vermont. Although she enjoys working with a range of issues, her areas of clinical interest include anxiety, panic, depression and other mood disorders, relationships and interpersonal effectiveness, trauma, life transitions, disordered eating, and identity development. 

Cricket’s approach to her work is primarily informed by relational psychodynamic therapy. This orientation assumes that in order for a person to experience emotional health, she or he must maintain fulfilling and satisfying relationships with those around them, and that emotional distress often is the result of negative, past relational experiences. Cricket’s collaborative and supportive style addresses both the behavioral patterns of clients’ experiences and also examines clients’ intra- and interpersonal relationships and processes. By establishing a safe and positive relationship in the security of the therapy environment, Cricket helps clients develop a stronger sense of self and confidence. Ultimately, the goal is to promote growth by resolving problematic past and present relational traumas or impressions. Depending on the needs and presentation of each client, Cricket integrates a variety of other orientations and approaches into her clinical work, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), mindfulness-based approaches, motivational interviewing, and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy).

Sarah Kalny
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Kalny, LMHC

Sarah is an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Salve Regina University. Sarah has worked with adult clients in various settings including partial hospitalization programs and inpatient units. She has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse.

She brings humor, acceptance, transparency, and skill-building into the therapeutic space and believes treatment begins with the therapeutic relationship. She excels at creating an environment of safety and trust where her clients can better grow to understand themselves and build mastery in their lives through better coping and emotional regulation.

Her aim is to help clients effectively manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, substance use, interpersonal issues, and trauma. She utilizes Person-Centered care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology in her practice.

Theresa Damien
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • MassHealth
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Theresa Damien, PMHNP-BC

Theresa M. Damien CNP, PMHNP is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Damien has over 13 years experience as a registered nurse with over 9 years of diverse clinical experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her degree at Regis College where she was inducted into the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau. Ms. Damien is dually certified as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice and active member of International Nursing Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). 

Ms. Damien is a dedicated provider and nurse educator. She continues educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the clinical and academic setting. She continues to contribute as a peer content reviewer for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, APNA, and, IntNSA. 

She has worked as a nurse , providing care in medical and mental health settings. Her approach to patient care is patient centered and holistic. Compassion and collaboration are essential to ensure the patient's mental health goals are prioritized. She looks forward to working with you to obtain your best health.

Henry Lou-Goode
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Henry Lou-Goode, CNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

** Henry speaks Cantonese**

Henry Lou-Goode is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience providing psychiatric are to adult patients with a wide array of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and psychotic disorders.

Henry utilizes a biopsychosocial and collaborative approach in diagnosing patient’s mental health conditions and working with patients to develop evidence-based treatment plan that could include psychiatric medications management and psychotherapy. He believes in delivering patient-centered care and supportive psychotherapy to enhance patient engagement and support patient’s personal growth.

Henry received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College Connell School of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Massachusetts (Boston). He has 6 years of experience working with people with mental health conditions.

Education

Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorders
Doug Crook
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Doug Crook, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Doug Crook is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.  He has nearly 20 years of experience working in the mental health field in various roles including mental health counselor and registered nurse.  He has held clinical and management positions.  He has primarily worked on inpatient psychiatric units—with both adults and children.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State College and recently his Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Regis College.  His doctoral research was focused on providing behavioral health education to nurses caring for pediatric patients with behavioral health needs on non-psychiatric, inpatient units.

Doug understands the profound effects that challenges with mental health can have and the importance of addressing these challenges appropriately.  He values a collaborative relationship with his clients and working together on a plan of care that is reasonable and effective.

Doug aims to create a safe, non-judgmental space to develop this close working relationship with his clients, so that he can support their journey towards achieving personal goals and mental wellness.

Education

Regis College
Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice

 

Francesca Bjork
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Francesca Bjork, LMHC

I am a warm and empathic therapist who will help you to see and grow into your best self and improve your day-to-day life. I believe that a person is more than just the sum of their parts, that people have many levels of self-awareness, that we have free will and participate, rather than simply observe our lives, and that we all have purpose, value, and meaning. We can choose happiness and contentment.  

Much of our suffering and despair (and our joy and fulfillment) comes from our relationships with others. I want my clients to be treated with respect and care in their relationships and to believe that this is an attainable goal.

I believe in mindfulness, positive psychology, humor, and life coaching as tools to help my clients be their best selves.  

I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Lesley University, and as a former educator I have worked with children of all ages.  I have also worked with those who suffer with depression, stress and anxiety, addictions and compulsions, grief and bereavement, phobias, insomnia, parenting or family problems, chronic pain or illness, eating disorders, intimate partner violence, relationship issues, anger, identity issues, and vocational/educational challenges.  

I am humbled and grateful to all of my clients who invite me to play a meaningful role in their lives and I always learn something from them.

Grace Ngumi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Grace Ngumi, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Grace Ngumi offers psychiatric medication management

Grace Ngumi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) Licensed in Massachusetts. She has over 15years experience working as Nurse in various nursing specialty and in particular mental health and dual diagnosis settings. As an NP she has worked with patients seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and bipolar disorders.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Milton, MA and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  

Grace, utilizes her past experience, education and clinical expertise to provide holistic care and ethical care that is compassionate to while maintaining a healing environment. 

Grace seeks to collaborate with her patient and other health care providers in order to ensure that the care she provides is holistic and is centered on the patient's wellbeing.

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Lyndie Laramore
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lyndie Laramore, LMHC

If you find yourself engaging in the daunting task of looking for a therapist, chances are you have found yourself struggling with the mental and emotional pain caused by depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, or are simply finding it hard to manage everyday challenges. I create a safe space in which we work together to create a trusting connection in which you can feel empowered to work through these struggles in a nurturing environment. I look forward to holding space with you to work together to change, learn, challenge, and grow.

I have over 10 years in the field working with people of all ages, supporting them as they manage such struggles as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, and Adjustment Disorders, among many others.  In addition to individual therapy, I have worked with families, couples, and groups to help them achieve their highest potential. My therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-focused, person-centered, psychodynamic perspectives. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and am passionate about supporting those who have experienced trauma rebuild and thrive.  My number one goal in therapy is to empower people to learn to approach their struggles dynamically to create permanent and positive change.

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare, CNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of  Massachusetts who has about 18 years' experience in the field of mental health as both a  mental health counselor, a registered nurse, and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner  who has worked relentlessly with children, adults, and families seeking help with depression,  anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum, conduct disorder, oppositional  dysregulation disorder, life transitions, life issues and relationship issues. He completed his  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University and received his Master of Science  in Nursing from Walden University as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  

Edwin utilizes evidence-based, collaborative, mindfulness based, solution focused and  emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and  awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. He also  bases his medication prescription technique from experience, and the utilization of evidence based practice to effectively manage the disease process of every individual. 

Edwin seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building  on your strengths and better collaborate with every individual towards meeting their goals and  living their meaningful lives.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress management 
  • Self esteem 
  • Life transitions 
  • Anger management 
  • Men’s issues 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Mood disorder 
  • PTSD
Lindsey Kimball
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsey Kimball, LMHC

Lindsey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts, who came to the Greater Boston area after receiving her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Caldwell University in New Jersey.

Lindsey’s goal as a counselor is to assist individuals in navigating challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion management, and life transitions. Her clinical background includes working with individuals and families affected by incarceration, brain injuries and other physical limitations, and substance abuse. Lindsey embraces a strengths-based, person-centered, holistic approach to care, with the utilization of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and art therapy.

The therapeutic alliance is enhanced by recognizing the uniqueness of each individual that comes through the Thriveworks doors; Lindsey is passionate about implementing a creative approach tailored to each client’s needs and experiences that will make ‘self-actualization’ possible. She believes in the process of forming a safe space for healing based on a foundation of trust, collaboration, and positivity - where one can truly thrive!

Wendy Barry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Wendy Barry, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Barry is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who has over 14 years of nursing experience.  Wendy completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at Fitchburg College, which is now Fitchburg University, in Fitchburg Massachusetts.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Regis College in Weston Massachusetts. Wendy bases her treatment on the biopsychosocial model and evidence-based practices.

Wendy understands that medication is only a part of the picture within the biopsychosocial model of mental health.  Her practice in medication is "start low and go slow", which is considered a standard of care in psychiatry.  She is a strong supporter of collaborative care and will work with other providers to maintain client's optimal health.  As a prescriber Wendy takes on the role of consult and encourages clients to feel confident in their psychiatric care.  She does this by asking questions, answering questions, and encouraging clients take the lead in their care.

Wendy treats clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and bipolar disorder.

Education

Regis College
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
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As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
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