Meet Our Providers

Abigail Nganye
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Andrea Medrano
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrea Medrano, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Andrea Medrano is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Andrea has spent her career counseling Adults and teens from different backgrounds and experiences. She has helped individuals and families overcome battles with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, anger, life transitions and relationship issues. 

Andrea uses an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that includes areas of focus such as: collaborative, strengths-based, liberation, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, relational, and culturally competent. Andrea maintains a flexible approach to ensure best experience and outcome for the individual or family.

Andrea hopes to establish a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship with you to help you identify areas of growth, build inner strength, improve wellness, and accomplish your personal goals.

Education

Northeastern University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Addiction
  • Self-improvement, self-esteem, self-empowerment
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress related to racism, discrimination, and intergenerational trauma
Caroline Young
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Caroline Young, MSW, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Caroline Young is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. Caroline has worked with individuals in various settings including foster care, residential homes, community mental health centers, and hospitals. She has extensive experience in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, life transitions, intimate partner violence, grief & bereavement, crisis, and adjustment to life threatening and/or chronic illnesses. Caroline has worked with individuals in all life-stages, though her specialty is working with young adults and adults.

Caroline uses a client-centered, collaborative approach to therapy. She believes in the unique resilience and strength of the individual and uses trauma-informed care, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, motivational, solution-focused, and narrative techniques in her work with clients.

Caroline recognizes the importance of creating a safe space, built on mutual respect and trust. She hopes to support and empower her clients through all of life’s ups and downs, and looks forward to fostering that therapeutic relationship with you!

Education

University of New Hampshire
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

● Depression
● Anxiety
● Women’s Issues
● Trauma/PTSD
● Intimate Partner Violence
● Mindfulness

Doug Crook
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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

 

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

Dr. Barry Feldman, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Feldman is a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience, including over two years of providing teletherapy. He counsels individuals, couples, and families, with a focus on those in high-risk professions (e.g., law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS, military) and their loved ones. Dr. Feldman also provides therapy to a broad range of people working in other “helping professions” (e.g., medical and mental healthcare providers, veterinary medicine professionals, educators, prosecutors, clergy) whose careers were negatively impacted by job-related and/or personal circumstances. His professional and personal experiences have provided an in-depth understanding of these unique cultures.

Dr. Feldman also works with many other types of clients. His easy-going manner and collaborative style help clients develop effective strategies to enable them to better cope with, or to resolve challenges and issues, which adversely affect well-being and quality of life; depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, medical problems, work -related issues, addictions, and relationship conflicts represent some of these challenges.

Dr. Feldman has personally dealt with adverse situations, stressful circumstances and losses. Overcoming these hardships and the related journey in doing so, helped him develop a shared understanding of what facing adversity can bring, and fueled his desire to help others.

Dr. Feldman completed his undergraduate studies at University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and earned MSW and Ph.D. degrees at Boston College. The blending of his academic training, life experiences, accumulated clinical skills, and his “ability to be real with clients”
combine to make him an effective and sought-after clinician.

Education

Boston College
Ph.D., MSW

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • CBT
Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • 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 
  • Schizophrenia spectrum 
  • ADHD 
  • PTSD
Grace Ngumi
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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
  • Substance abuse and dual diagnosis
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Kimika Watkins-Tashima
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimika Watkins-Tashima, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kimika is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of clinical experience partnering with adults, children, families and couples seeking help with a wide variety of issues. 

She specializes particularly in treating individuals impacted by trauma including but not limited to attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sociocultural issues, addiction, emotion regulation issues, loss, and life transition. 

She believes that healing and transformation occurs within an authentic and trusting relationship. She strives to create a safe and supportive space for clients’ recovery and personal growth. She values an open and collaborative approach and she trusts the power of the therapeutic process. 

She will use an integrative approach to intervention using her training in trauma-focused, psychodynamics, attachment-based, IFS, component-based psychotherapy, DBT, EMDR, body-mind approach such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, family therapy, ARC, SMART, Mindfulness and CBT. She will tailor various modalities to the needs of clients.

Education

Michigan State University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Phobia Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
Leslie Goodhue
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Mary Cannon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mary Cannon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

In daily life, we are tasked to balance multiple roles, relationships, and responsibilities. When combined with the ever-growing stressors of the world, sometimes things can feel overwhelming. In times like these, each of us can benefit from speaking with a supportive and empathetic ally.

Mary’s style of therapy is person-centered and relational, and she operates from a trauma-informed perspective. She is committed to providing care rooted in nonjudgment, self-awareness, and authenticity. Mary understands that each person is influenced by varied individual and systemic factors, and she honors each person’s unique lived experience. She strives to create a brave space where folx feel empowered to speak their truth. 

Mary is a Master’s Level Clinician currently pursuing licensure as an LMHC in the state of Massachusetts. She completed her BA in Sociology from the University of San Diego and her EdM in Counseling from Boston University. Most recently, Mary provided mental health counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at Lesley University’s Counseling Center.

Education

Boston University
Master of Education in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Adjustment
Sarah Leach
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Leach, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Leach is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with roughly 13 years of experience working in the Boston area supporting adults with major mental illnesses, addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Sarah received her undergraduate education in Psychology and Human Services from Boston University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. 

Much of Sarah’s work has been with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Her passion lies in helping all people- regardless of race, religion, age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation- become more empowered to heal themselves through the therapeutic process. Sarah’s philosophy of care is one of joining together to cultivate healing and empowerment while navigating the challenging waters of our current world. 

Sarah believes in the power of self-compassion, mindfulness, and personal recovery. She works from the cornerstone that the more you learn about yourself and engage in the process of self- discovery with compassion, the more you will feel empowered to create the life you want.

Education

Bridgewater State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT related challenges
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Grief & loss

 

Tyler Schlicht
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Wendy Barry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
Josalin Scott
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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

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