Meet our staff

Francesca Bjork
In network with:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $75

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.

Lindsey Kimball
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $75

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!

Lisa Ciminelli
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • MassHealth
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Ciminelli, LICSW

Lisa Ciminelli is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. She is originally from the Buffalo area and spent most of her career in Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of North Texas in 1985, her Master of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996 and earned her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in Texas in 2003. She has experience working in the non-profit arena for over 29 years, as a clinician, a supervisor and an administrator. Lisa has experience working with adults and children living with mental illness, addiction, homelessness, histories of multiple incarcerations, trauma, eating disorders, the LGBTQ+ community and End of life issues.

She has experience with individual, couple, family counseling. Her treatment models include Motivational Interviewing, CBT/DBT, and the use of Family Systems model and believes that all family units work as a system. She has also worked in medical settings and as a member of a team of professionals, working towards a common goal for clients in need of supportive services to meet their own individualized goals.

Lyndie Laramore
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

Maureen Roy
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maureen Roy, LMHC

Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic and non-judgmental.  My treatment approach is direct and collaborative from a holistic standpoint, which allows me to tailor each session to my clients' needs and help restore a sense of balance.

I specialize in individual and couples’ therapy for problems related to depression, anxiety, stress, gambling, other forms of addictions, and relationship difficulties.  I also believe in incorporating my clients' culture, beliefs, and values in order to help them feel more whole.  

I believe that creating an authentic and genuine therapeutic relationship is imperative to behavioral change and therefore it is essential that the therapist and client are a good fit and work as a collaborative team.

I chose counseling because I believe in helping people. I'm here to listen, question, encourage, support and guide you and I look forward to working with you!

Sarah Blomstedt
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Sarah Blomstedt, LICSW

If you are looking for a therapist, something in your life might be feeling “off.” Sometimes, this feeling of being “off” might be directly related to a specific life event, and other times it might be harder to determine.

By using a gentle and reflective approach, I work with clients to identify what that feeling is, and understand what might be causing it. I explore patterns in behavior, thoughts or relationships that may be contributing to the problem. I will also ask how clients have coped so far, and see if there are additional strategies that may be useful. By meeting on a regular basis, I hope to help clients regain a sense of balance and empowerment in their lives.

My main goal as a therapist is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients feel comfortable discussing challenges and concerns. I believe that clients already have the ability to manage their current circumstances, and my role is to help them develop an awareness and recognize these abilities. To assist clients in this process, I commonly use humanistic, mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches in my practice.

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than five years of experience in medical social work, I commonly work with adults who are facing chronic illness, grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals that are managing life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety or depression.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact me.

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Highly recommend Francesca

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As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can high...Read more

ly 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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Francesca Bourke

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I've met with Francesca at her previous practice, and she is far and above the absolute best. From a personal ...Read more

one on one basics she helped me immensely. I recommend her to anyone.

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Great Therapist in Francesca!

★★★★★
I had worked with Francesca (FRANKIE) at my previous job. She is a great coworker, but more importantly, she h...Read more

ad clients that really loved her. She is very easy to relate to and makes you feel comfortable. I would highly suggest her to anyone needing a great therapist!

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