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Anne Turley
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anne Turley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2014.  She completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  Anne has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools and residential treatment settings, and is well versed at treating a wide range of diagnoses in patients aged 6 - 65.  Anne is comfortable reaching outside traditional practice settings to care for patients and has embraced telemedicine as the key access to care advancement of the decade.  Anne’s specialty areas include teenagers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  

Anne integrates principles of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into her psychopharmacological treatment sessions.  Anne seeks to embrace the full individuality of her patients; she applies medical knowledge in the context of each person’s unique personality, strengths and barriers, and stage of life.  She is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner, remaining up to date on psychopharmacology and therapy advances by attending conferences and trainings regularly and continually reading the evidence base.  Anne is also a dedicated teacher; she guest lectures at her alma mater and precepts nurse practitioner students on a regular basis.

Anne operates from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice.  She addresses her patients with caring honesty and a persistent focus on progressing towards treatment goals.  She strives in sessions to help patients understand their mental health both medically and emotionally and to continually discuss the benefits and risks of psychopharmacology interventions.  Anne looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Dominique McCoy
Self Pay Rate: $119

Dominique McCoy, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Dominique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with individuals who are experiencing esteem issues, transition, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Dominique is passionate about creating change in her community and has dedicated most of her life to helping people overcome their personal struggles and traumas.

Dominique utilizes an array of treatment modalities including solution focused, CBT, persons centered and strength based to facilitate growth, healing and transformation in her clients. Dominique uses a collaborative process with her clients as well as holistic modalities in support of emotional integration, wellbeing relaxation and mindfulness.

Education

Simmons University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Trauma 
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress
Kirsten Lowell
Self Pay Rate: $119

Kirsten Lowell, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Kirsten Lowell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Kirsten’s early work centered around helping adolescents and young adults with visual impairments and additional disabilities to learn and apply social and emotional skills. She encouraged clients to foster independent living skills such as self-advocacy, personal safety, and executive functioning.

Kirsten completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Simmons University. She is certified in CANS: Children and Adolescent Needs and Strengths. Prior to joining Thriveworks, Kirsten coordinated a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program aimed at medication management and treating co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues.

Kirsten seeks to meet you where you are, to strengthen your coping skills, and to build a collaborative working relationship to improve overall wellness. Cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based treatments inform Kirsten's integrated generalist approach to therapy. Kirsten leans on kindness, positive affirmation, and direct communication to guide sessions. She believes in creating a warm and compassionate space where clients can explore and process their thoughts or feelings in a safe way. It is important to navigate challenges within the context of a person's environment in order to develop new perspectives and implement sustainable change.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • General/Undisclosed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Substance Use
Michele Lubowsky
Self Pay Rate: $149

Michele Lubowsky, Resident in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Michele Lubowsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts and provides therapeutic care to children, adolescents and adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Michele believes in the power of therapy, which is most effective with a strong therapeutic relationship, grounded in an equal partnership on a collaborative journey. She is a compassionate therapist who seeks to provide a supportive, judgment-free zone that offers you a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings.  

Michele meets each client where they are at and adjusts her interventions depending on your needs, beliefs and desires. She utilizes concepts of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, stress management and expressive therapies to help you improve your well-being. When it is appropriate, she helps you build assertiveness, identify and utilize coping skills, and understand the importance of self-care.  

Michele believes that therapy helps you to develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself and others, and builds your resiliency towards the challenges in life. Her perspective is that it takes courage to begin therapy, and she recognizes the strength it takes to be vulnerable. She looks forward to embarking on this path with you.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • School/Work/Career Issues
Amanda Wayne
Self Pay Rate: $119

Amanda Wayne, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Wayne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the great fortune to work with clients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and socio/economic statuses. She believes we all possess unique qualities, as well as a universal desire for connection and understanding. Amanda says it is always gratifying to help clients find their unique path towards self-knowledge and emotional growth.

Amanda strongly believes that therapy is a journey shared by therapist and client. She is always respectful of each client's strengths and insight. Over my many years of practice, she has remained curious and open to new and innovative forms of practice. Amanda has been especially encouraged by the power of mindfulness, which has become a significant part of her practice; helping clients to live in the present, appreciate the beauty in life, and learn strategies to heal and thrive.

"I always feel privileged to be enlisted as a partner in the therapeutic journey. I remain in awe of each client's unique ability to identify goals and strive to meet them," says Amanda. "I am always encouraged by the ways in which therapy can bring about positive change."

Education

Columbia University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
Anne Daly
Self Pay Rate: $119

Anne Daly, Supervisee of Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Anne Daly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, and trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. Anne completed her Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Gerontology at Syracuse University and her Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.

Anne aims to develop a safe and inclusive environment for others. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a collaborative, person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based approach. Anne values listening and learning from her clients, meeting clients where they are, and highlighting their strengths and skills. She is committed to building a partnership that is fostered in compassion and warmth to guide clients in self discovery and growth.

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Identity
  • Sexual Orientation/ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Christie Lebrun
Self Pay Rate: $119

Christie Lebrun, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Christie Lebrun is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in supporting youth, young adults, and adults through the challenges of life to reach a place of comfort. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who experience mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, depression/anxiety, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, stress management, and relationship concerns. She is an artist who is passionate about self-expression in different modalities, such as visual art, dance/movement, poetry and creative writing, music, fashion, etc. Her work is versatile as she utilizes her passions to support individuals to make positive progress towards their goals.

Christie received her Bachelor of Science in Expressive Arts Therapy and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Christie collaborates with individuals to meet their goals through strength and faith-based, solution and emotionally focused, existential, and Expressive Arts approaches. Regardless of your experience with therapy, talking about your challenges can be hard. Christie acknowledges that the therapeutic process is different for everyone and focuses on meeting each individual where they are by being flexible and open to each unique individual needs. To support a positive experience, Christie offers a safe space where individuals can be themselves to any extent without judgment.

Christie understands that life can be very challenging and believes that we can make the most of it every day, no matter how big or small. She aspires to build a strong, caring, and supportive relationship with you in order to discover and build upon your own strengths, learn more about yourself, support you through your challenges, and celebrate your successes.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy

Specialties

  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
Daniell Cohen Bertagnolli
Self Pay Rate: $119

Daniell Cohen Bertagnolli, LMHC

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. She utilizes person-centered, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive and dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, 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 
Fortunate Munhutu
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Fortunate Munhutu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Fortunate provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs, including attention to each patient's personal history, his or her specific context, stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances, each patient's particular concerns about, or fears of medications, all of which she approaches with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient's sense of comfort and trust. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. Fortunate is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. Her primary focuses are providing honest communication with her patients and quality resources for all those involved.

Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Fortunate worked as a psychiatric nurse case manager both in home care and in long-term care facilities in the state of Massachusetts. Her practice philosophy emanates from her nursing background that emphasizes providing safe, compassionate, and empathetic patient-centered care. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to promote mental health and well-being, and she takes pride in delivering the best evidence based psychiatric care that is individualized to the needs of each patient.

Education

Walden University School of Nursing and Health Science
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties 

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Addictions disorders
Jill Ginisi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Jill Ginisi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Jill Ginisi is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Massachusetts. Jill has a diverse background  spending several years as a registered nurse floating to different specialties advancing her knowledge.  Jill spent her last 3 years as a psychiatric nurse where her passion resides prior to obtaining her Master  

of Science in Nursing with a specialty in psychiatry from Regis College. As a psychiatric nurse  practitioner, Jill will provide clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults who are seeking help with  their mental health.  

Jill can assess, diagnose, and treat mental health needs of patients. Jill believes developing a trusting,  therapeutic relationship with strong communication is the key to success. Jill likes to view the individual as a whole and understands each person is different and can have unique needs. Although, medication  management is Jill’s specialty, that is just “a piece to the puzzle” as she feels being self-aware of the  matter and incorporating different techniques can be beneficial. The overall well-being of someone’s  mental health should be treated no different than a medical diagnosis.  

Jill seeks to establish a professional yet caring relationship with you to help identity your needs, educate  and incorporate you into your goals with a treatment plan to help you achieve the desired outcome. Jill  believes living a good quality and meaningful life is a significant priority. 

Education

Regis College
Master's of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatry

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Leslie Goodhue
Self Pay Rate: $149

Leslie Goodhue, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Leslie Goodhue is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts with over 8 years of experience working in a variety of settings with children, teens, and adults who are 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 (CBT), mindfulness-based, and solutions-focused therapies. Creativity, humor, flexibility, and compassionate care are important to her.

Leslie excels at creating a safe and accepting environment to meet the unique needs of each individual or family in a respectful manner. She recognizes that your goals are extremely important—that's why she will work collaboratively with you and empower you to accomplish the changes you wish to see happen.

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
Self Pay Rate: $119

Madeline Lydon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Madeline Lydon is a Master's-educated Counselor with over 3 years of professional experience. She has worked with a wide variety of populations including children, couples, individuals, and members of the LGBT community. Within 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 the 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 utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, family system work, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed methods.

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 that 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 weaknesses and use this knowledge to reach goals and build a continually fulfilling life in and outside of therapy.

Education

University of Massachusetts
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustments
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with eight years of psychiatric experience. I have been working with patient with Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder with psychosis; Stress-related disorders such as anxiety; Neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders. I have provided care at inpatient setting for acute patients. I have also worked in outpatient setting, providing continuing services to patients who have complex or chronic illnesses. I assess, diagnose, prescribes medication, order and interprets labs, x-rays, and EKGs when necessary and coordinate care. Patient goals includes the reduction of overall level, frequency, and intensity of their symptoms so that daily functioning is not impaired; Stabilizing the symptoms level while increasing the ability to function on a daily basis; Increasing the coping behaviors of peer socialization, physical activity, and self-reassurance.

I begin by meeting with patients to assess patient psychological needs. I implement relationship-building skills to gain patient trust since the process of recovering from mental health issues can cause individuals to remember and talk about traumatizing events or experiences. After identifying patients’ mental health needs, as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners I create holistic treatment plans. I track patient progress and refer patients to specialists if necessary. I build relationships with, reassuring, and listening to and talking to patients. I assess and plan nursing care requirements. I care for and counsel clients with common identified chronic psychiatric condition. .I Coordinate and integrate multidisciplinary services for clients with complex psychiatric problem. I monitor common health care problems and refer for specialized medical treatment as needed. I provide comprehensive family psychiatric-mental health education. I advocate for family psychiatric-mental health clients and their families.

As a mental health nurse practitioner, I am compassionate and understanding; I am a respectful and caring person. I can go above and beyond my listed responsibilities to ensure patients receive the best care possible while at my practice. I build relationships with, reassuring, and listening to and talking to patients. I believe every person has the right to freedom and to express his moral beliefs though words and actions that will help him grow. I use my talents to make others aware of their feelings and understand their needs.

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
Mercy Mbuthia
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Mercy Mbuthia, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Mercy is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts who  has over 5 years of experience providing clinical assessment, medication management and treatment to adults seeking help with anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. She is competent, empathetic and committed to providing care in a holistic manner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Salem State University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing, with a Psychiatric and Mental health concentration from University of Massachusetts- Lowell.

Mercy blends current evidence and national standards of care with a holistic approach to manage patient care. This process includes: assessment, diagnosis, development of a comprehensive plan of care, implementation and follow-up. She maintains flexibility and awareness necessary to meet the needs of every unique individual.

Mercy seeks to establish a kind, compassionate and professional relationship with you in order to promote,maintain and restore health.

Education

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Patricia Wheeler Shea
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Patricia Wheeler Shea, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Patricia "Patty" Wheeler Shea holds dual board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP). Patty specializes in treating anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and mood disorders.

Patty completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University. She has practiced as an ANP 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 post-master’s certificate at the 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, nonjudgmental 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
Shannon McElhone
Self Pay Rate: $119

Shannon McElhone, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Shannon McElhone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC) in the state of New York and Massachusetts, who has more than 10 years of experience working with children, adults and couples seeking assistance in managing their experiences with depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College and her Master's degree in School Counseling Extended Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University.

Shannon utilizes humanistic, person-centered, collaborative, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, solutions-focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy while maintaining an open, flexible, creative atmosphere to remain aware of the unique and individual needs of each client or couple.

Shannon seeks to create a non-judgmental and safe environment where a caring relationship can be built with you to utilize and add to your strengths.  In this way a collaboration can bring you towards achieving your goals and living the life you desire

Education

Long Island University (LIU)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger management
Teresa Maguire
Self Pay Rate: $119

Teresa Maguire, LICSW

Philosophy of Care 

Teresa Maguire is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in both NY and MA with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist treating individuals, groups, and families coping with behavioral health issues. Teresa received her Bachelor of Arts from Marist College and her Master of Social Work from Adelphi University.

Teresa utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment, encompassing relational, psychodynamic, and behavioral interventions, tailored to the needs of each specific patient.  She seeks to meet patients where they are at, allowing them to set the pace of treatment according to their comfort levels.

Teresa seeks to establish a caring and collaborative relationship with all patients, as she sees the therapeutic relationship to be the most important vehicle to facilitating positive change and growth.

Education

Adelphi University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief/loss
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Self esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
Amanda Gross
Self Pay Rate: $119

Amanda Gross, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Gross is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina. 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.

Amanda completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Elon University with minors in Spanish, International Studies, and Religious Studies. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at UNC-Chapel Hill. 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, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy, and brief-treatment psychodynamic therapy.

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.

Education

Master of Social Work
UNC - Chapel Hill

David Martino
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Self Pay Rate: $149

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
Self Pay Rate: $149

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
Cricket Braun
Self Pay Rate: $139

Frances “Cricket” Braun, Psy.D.

Frances “Cricket” Braun is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) who earned her Doctoral degree from Antioch University. In her 12 years of experience, 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 treating teens and adults who are dealing with 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. 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 eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), mindfulness-based approaches, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

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 with personalized care in every session.

Doug Crook
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Self Pay Rate: $119

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
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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 15 years 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
Wendy Barry
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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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I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
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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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