Thriveworks is proud to offer three locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Click to see the clinicians at each location:

872 Massachusetts Ave. | 929 Massachusetts Ave. | East Cambridge

If you’re looking to schedule an appointment for psychiatry or medication management, please see our providers here.

872 Massachusetts Ave. Suites 2-2 & 2-8

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

Brian Scott Brewington, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Scott Brewington is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has over five years of experience partnering with children, young adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, race, sexuality & gender expression, trauma & coping, and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at William & Mary and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work with a focus on Health And Mental Health from Boston College School of Social Work.

Scott utilizes a relational and collaborative approach to psychotherapy. Together with Scott, clients will choose which modalities work best toward reaching their individual goals. Modalities that Scott regularly incorporates into his practice include internal family systems, narrative, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, Gottman, mindfulness based, solution focused. Scott always leaves room for creativity, flexibility and new points of view that are necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Scott 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

Boston College School of Social Work
Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • LGBTQIA+
  • ADHD
  • HIV and Sexual Health
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Relationships, Sex, & Intimacy
  • Distress Tolerance & Mood Regulation
Danielle Baliva
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Baliva, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Baliva is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker. She received her Master of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College. She has experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children seeking treatment for a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and PTSD. 

Danielle understands that beginning therapy can be overwhelming; therefor she prioritizes fostering a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. Her approach to therapy is non-judgmental, compassionate, and honest. She strives to work collaboratively with her clients to improve coping skills, increase self-awareness, and empower themselves to reach their goals and achieve wellness. 

Danielle utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, trauma-informed practices and mindfulness practices to help her clients navigate challenges. She works together with her clients to find a modality that best meet their individual needs. 

Education

Roberts Wesleyan College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • PTSD

 

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Kevin Wicker
Accepting:
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kevin Wicker, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kevin Wicker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has over 20 years of experience. His experience includes collaboratively working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking help to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and improved family communication. Kevin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University, a Master’s in Education degree from George Mason University, Master’s in Counseling Psychology degree from Northeastern University, and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

Kevin’s approach to the counseling process is one that is collaborative, strength-based, and solution focused to achieve positive outcomes for his clients. Kevin depends on his clients to identify issues and behaviors impacting their current life situation; however, he provides the tools to assist in meeting the goals and objectives identified by his clients.

Education

George Mason University
Master's in Education

Northeastern University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

University of Massachusetts- Amherst
Master's in Business Administration

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Substance Use
  • Relationship Issues
Shabana Mohamed
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shabana Mohamed, MSW, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Shabana Mohamed is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She has several years of diverse experience partnering with adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues. She received her MSW from Boston University in 2014. Since then Shabana has worked directly in the community, in schools and in the hospital setting to provide collaborative and goal oriented psychological services. 

Shabana utilizes, strengths based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy; while always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Shabana seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths to better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals, overcome negative experiences and achieve an overall sense of wellness and calm.

Education

Boston University
MSW

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Bicultural Identity Integration
Wilhelmine Rowell
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Wilhelmine Rowell, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Wilhelmine Rowell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. She has experience working alongside children, adults, and families  seeking help for feelings of loneliness or purposelessness, stress, worry, communication problems, emotional regulation, and low self-esteem among other needs.  Wilhelmine has worked in individual and family counseling settings, foster care, and crisis care settings with clients from many different backgrounds. She graduated from Aurora University with a Master’s of Social Work.

Wilhelmine  practices  with a supportive relationship-based approach focusing on building client strengths, developing client psychoeducation and tools for growth,  and enhancing client self-worth and self-awareness. She utilizes  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her work. Wilhelmine  is well adept at working  with individuals wherever they are on their personal path, focusing on client motivations for therapy and change, and finding the best way to help each individual client meet their goals as they work through life challenges.

Education

Aurora University
Master's of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Family/Communication Issues
Alicia Ziegler
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alicia Ziegler, LICSW

Hello. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the Greater Boston area. I received my B.A. in Society and Health in 2008 from Simmons University. After graduating from undergrad, I worked in retail for two years while looking for opportunities to volunteer with different non-profit organizations in Boston. I was accepted into the Clinical Social Work program in Fall 2010. I graduated from Simmons University with my MSW in 2012. I am someone who is passionate in learning more about how the effects of trauma, institutionalized racism, violence, poverty, sexism, sex work, transphobia, and homophobia impact an individual's or group of individuals access to healthcare, mental health care, housing, employment, and other services. I have experience working with a variety of individuals experiencing challenges with unemployment, trauma, addiction, mental health, violence including intimate partner violence, gun violence, and gang violence. My approaches to individual therapy include, but are not limited to the following: Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I come from the belief that individuals do not exist in a vacuum; there are systems in place that act upon individuals and navigating these systems can be incredibly intimidating and challenging. My goal as a clinician is to be able to provide clients the space, tools, and peace they need to process difficult emotions and life transitions. 

David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis (qualified to prescribe Clozaril/clozapine)
  • Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis (Suboxone/buprenorphine provider)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Juliet Pellicane
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Juliet Pellicane, LMHC

Juliet is an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/ Movement Therapy from Lesley University and her Bachelors of Science in Human Developmental and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Juliet has worked with clients across the lifespan in various settings including assisted living, partial hospitalization programs, and within the community. She has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, crisis, and life transitions. She brings transparency, creativity, passion, and acceptance into the therapeutic space. 

Juliet believes treatment begins with the therapeutic relationship by creating safety and support for clients to gain autonomy and a deeper sense of self. Her aim is to help clients effectively manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, relationship and other interpersonal issues. She utilizes Person-Centered care, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the mind-body connection, humor, movement, and the expressive arts to help client’s foster positive change and greater life satisfaction. Juliet uses a holistic approach while collaborating with the client to find what works best for them. 

Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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.

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

Bhavna Lal, Psy.D

I firmly believe that every individual is already equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to overcome whatever problem they are facing, but often need help tweaking those skills to meet their current needs. I also believe that a key component to therapy is the relationship between the client and the clinician. As such, I strive to help build a relationship based on equality, trust, and safety in order to help each client reach their goals. You never know what life is going to throw at you, but together we can navigate the tools, skills, and experiences you need to overcome just about anything. 

While I specialize in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, and interpersonal violence, I am highly experienced in working with people from all backgrounds, orientations, and walks of life, with many presenting problems. I have helped individuals successfully work through issues related to phobias, schizophrenia, gender/sexual orientation, stress management, depression, anxiety, and attention related disorders, among others. 

I have worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings, including forensic psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, women’s shelters, jails, and inpatient hospitals, and am fluent in both English and Hindi, with some fluency in Punjabi and Urdu. 

Theresa Damien
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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.

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

Catherine Lambert, LMHC

Mark Twain said “The two most important days of our lives are the day we are born and the day we find out why.” My personal philosophy is similar in that I firmly believe all persons have purpose; just finding it and living it can be overwhelming .. but it is there.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Massachusetts, and I love my job! I began this journey in NYC where I received my undergraduate from Queens College in Psychology. My husband and I moved to New Hampshire and I received my M.Ed. from UNH in Educational Counseling. I continued with an MS from GCU in Substance Abuse Counseling and rounded off with my CAGS from Rivier University in Clinical Counseling.

My background is so diverse that I doubt there is a population, setting or disorder that I haven’t successfully engaged in, though trauma and addiction are my specialties. The populations I most align with are children and adults/older adults; especially women. My therapeutic approach is a holistic, client-centered one including psychodynamic principles, CBT and DBT. For children, and sometimes adults, I enjoy the use of sandtray and traditional play therapies.

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

Jeannie Plugis, LICSW

Jeannie is an experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She uses an empathic, client centered, holistic, evidence based approach to therapy. Working with Adults throughout the lifespan, Jeannie has practiced in both Outpatient and Medical settings with clients presenting with symptoms of Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Insomnia. 

Collaborative treatment toward mutually negotiated goals might include decreased symptoms, increased resilience, and increased adaptive social skills. Treatment modalities include but are not exclusive to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology.

Jeannie believes that every client deserves to work within a supportive atmosphere of genuine warmth, and respect. It is only in this environment that clients can feel truly safe to share their thoughts and feelings in service toward reaching their personal therapy goals.

Jeannie has a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College.

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

Jennifer Quell, LMHC

Therapy is often sought out in times of despair, grief, desolation and heartache. I have a client-centered approach that allows my clients to not feel alone and to help in moving past these terribly isolating feelings. I find it is very important to be present and ‘in the moment’ with my clients so that they don’t need to face life’s hardest challenges without someone by their side. I encourage my clients to be very transparent, and tell me exactly what they need from me, and I will do what it takes to get what they need or will find the person who can. Empathy is not only a value I possess, but is the framework for how I conduct therapy, knowing that my clients don’t ask for these struggles, but still need to face them every day.

My specialties include diverse populations, involving but not limited to all different race, ages, religions, sexual orientations, beliefs, and those with varying disabilities. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, in team and in group settings facilitating group-styled therapy. I have also worked with those in crisis and have experience in numerous emergency related situations, which has expanded itself to include the capability to assess one’s mental state and ability to detect unwanted symptoms. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychological First Aid (PFA).  I also have experience counseling and providing support to those who face substance abuse, trauma, grief, emotional disturbance, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, eating disorders, and even behaviors and symptoms that involve risk, including suicidal ideation. Professional development is imperative to me, as I understand that it directly affects the clients I see in a positive and goal-focused way. I am very concerned about what my client identifies as problem areas and goals and will work unwaveringly to help you first face these hardships, then to accomplish each of your goals that at one time felt unattainable.

Maureen Roy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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!

Shanta Cortez-Greig
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shanta Cortez-Greig, LICSW

Everybody is so unique and special and I love helping individuals become the greatest versions of themselves.  I wholeheartedly believe in the power of unconditional positive regard, and the necessity of diversity and of authentic self-expression.  I would love to help you become the greatest version of YOU. I use an interdisciplinary and holistic approach in my work. Whatever you need, we can do!  In my 8 yrs in the field, I've worked with ages 3 - 65 yrs old, in surviving trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety. Another particular strength of mine is relationships and couple's therapy.   Let’s chat. We are sailors on an ocean. We cannot change the tides, but we can master our ships!

Alice Husted
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Alice Husted, NP

Nurse Practitioner #762059 MA

Alice Husted is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Alice has experience treating adults and adolescents 13 and older with an array of mental health issues. She has specialized experience working with patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which has provided Alice expertise in treating disorders that are often a result of trauma, such as addictions, mood disorders, and eating disorders.

Alice has a special interest in integrating various forms of treatment including western traditional medicine, meditation, and mindfulness. Above all, she has a deep respect for those who are willing to seek treatment and looks forward to helping individuals take charge of their emotional health.

Sumio Shinohara
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Dr. Sumio Shinohara, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist #8645 MA

Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts who has more than 15 years experience working  with adults, adolescents, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He received a master of science in counseling psychology from Abilene Christian University in TX, and completed his doctor of psychology in clinical psychology at William James college in MA. He also received his psychoanalytic training in Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Shinohara's primary therapeutic approach is eclectic, including person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches, and values each client's experience of feeling deeply and empathetically understood. Through the experience of feeling understood, clients will also be able to have opportunities to understand more about themselves, which usually brings multiple positive improvements in clients' life.

Dr. Shinohara believes the power of empathy and acceptance clients can experience in the safe therapeutic relationship. He seeks to establish a caring, respectful, and compassionate relationship with clients who have difficulty accepting negative aspects of themselves. Dr. Shinohara will also encourage clients to focus on their root cause of the issues in addition to coping and managing the symptoms.

Specialities:
● Depression
● Anxiety
● Crisis intervention
● Stress management
● Self esteem
● Life transitions
● PTSD/Trauma
● Men’s issues
● Personality issues
● Conflict resolution
● Relationship issues
● Grief & Loss
● Cross-cultural issues

Lauren Tallett
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Tallett, LMHC

Lauren Tallett is an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She has experience working one-on-one with a diverse population of adults, children, and families within several communities of the Boston Metro Area.

Lauren has extensive experience addressing the emotional challenges related to anxiety, depression and trauma. In addition, she has worked with children and adolescents to improve social functioning and coping mechanisms to build confidence and self esteem.

Her practice is a judgment free zone that provides the individual with a safe place to express feelings and concerns. Lauren prides herself in helping the individual self actualize in order to gain greater personal growth and professional success.

Gail Ranere Nunes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gail Ranere Nunes, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #9584 MA

Gail Ranere Nunes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and an EdM in Education, Policy and Management from Harvard University. Her practice of nearly thirty years has included working with children and their families. She has also successfully worked with couples and adults dealing with a myriad of concerns and issues.

Gail’s focus is primarily social emotional learning and includes methods of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, and relaxation training as well as family systems work.

In addition, Gail has a great deal of experience dealing with trauma in both children and adults. She has a special interest in neuroscience and worked for a number of years in her undergraduate work in an Endocrinology lab where she learned the importance of the body mind connection. This understanding has supported her work with those folks dealing with any kind of anxiety and/or physical illness.

Gail also has done a great deal of grief work in her personal and professional lives. Finally, she continues to supervise graduate students from Boston College, Lesley University and Boston University. This continued work helps her to stay abreast of the newest and latest developments in the field

Tristan Leibu
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tristan Leibu, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #​1285986307 MA

Tristan Leibu is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Tristan believes that individuals are the captains of their own ship. It is his role as a counselor to act as a compass when they are feeling lost or unable to make decisions for themselves. His passion is to help individuals by having a collaborative process to address and alleviate their issues. When the effective services are completed, individuals will be able to have the tools at their disposable to understand and navigate their issues to help foster a healthier life.

Tristan has experience working with children, families, adults and the elderly. He specializes in, but is not limited to treating clients with addictions, depression, anxiety and trauma. He has an arrange of approaches to counseling, using elements of Psycho-dynamic, Humanistic, and Narrative Therapy, as well as CBT and the use of Mindfulness.

Tristan's education background includes a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at LIU Post in Brookville, New York. He also has a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.

Shaheen E Lakhan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Tricare

Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan

Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan is a physician, scientist, and educator, board-certified in neurology and pain medicine with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Formerly, Dr. Lakhan was on the medical staff of leading medical centers (City of Hope; Cambridge Health Alliance), founding neurology department chair and assistant dean of an emerging medical school (California University of Science and Medicine), chair of an active institutional review board (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), and chief of pain management at a multi-hospital academic healthcare system (Virginia Tech Carilion).

In addition to exemplary clinical service, Dr. Lakhan has an extensive research, educational, and philanthropic portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, books, and book chapters; was appointed by California Gov. Brown and Virginia Gov. Northam to prestigious boards; and bestowed the Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award for his founding of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation. He was also awarded the President's Call to Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by George W. Bush and The U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal. In 2017, he was recognized by his peers and inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the Academy's highest designation.

Anthony Centore

Dr. Anthony Centore, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor #6934 MA

Dr. Anthony Centore, PhD, is the founder of Thriveworks, a counseling company with locations across the United States that's focused on premium clinical care and customer service. In addition, Dr. Centore is a private practice consultant for the American Counseling Association a monthly columnist for Counseling Today Magazine and has been quoted in publications including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Monitor, Newsday, Prevention and has been featured on ABC News Boston.

Dr. Centore is the author of “How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice: The Insider’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Counseling Therapy Business.”


 

929 Massachusetts Ave. Suites 103 & M03

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

Abby Wilson, LMHC

While we each face unique challenges in our lives, and we possess a unique set of strengths to face these challenges. In therapy I help people to identify and cultivate these strengths as a vital part of their recovery. Cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques are utilized in order to build self-awareness and challenge unhelpful ways of thinking. By understanding the ways we think and perceive the world around us, we can ultimately take control of these thinking habits and become skilled in changing the resulting feelings. 

I have worked with adults with a wide range of treatment issues and diagnoses for over a decade. I specialize in treating traumatic stress, depression and anxiety, and issues of gender and sexuality. I have experience with mindfulness meditation, death and dying, and chronic illness. 

I also have several years of experience working with incarcerated populations and I enjoy assisting ex-offenders as they reintegrate back into society. 

While I frequently use CBT techniques, my style is psychodynamic and above all I strive to be open and affirming. I consider it a great honor to assist my clients in their individual journeys towards wellness.

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

Alicia Mahony, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Alicia is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Massachusetts.  She has partnered with adults and children of all ages, and with the full spectrum of sexual orientations and genders. Alicia has worked extensively in the areas of emotional difficulties related to addiction and recovery, as well as with survivors of trauma and grief.

Alicia values the importance of diversity and appreciates how the intersectionality of identities can impact lived experiences. She prioritizes client rapport and comfortability in sessions in order for clients to feel safe to fully express themselves. Her therapeutic style is person centered, believing it is her role to come alongside clients in some of their most vulnerable moments and walk with them as they learn to heal themselves with support and guidance.

Alicia uses a toolbox of therapeutic modalities to meet individuals and couples where they are in their journey. This may mean working through past trauma, finding ways to get out of a toxic situation, or perhaps it just means helping you get out of your own way. Alicia provides a balance of sensitively listening with gently challenging perspectives and insights.

Education

Boston University
MA

Specialties

  • Addiction and Recovery
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
Ashley Almeida
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Almeida, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Ashley (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts.  She has professional counseling experience working in tandem with individuals seeking to discover, heal, and progress to their most authentic selves.  Ashley seeks to provide an empathic understanding of the human condition to each person served, and has vast experience treating individuals with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, body-image concerns, relationship issues, and adolescent/adulthood life transitions.  Ashley graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA with a Master’s in Professional Counseling.

Ashley employs the use of holistic psychology in her therapeutic work.  She views each individual as a whole individual comprised of many complex parts, and approaches the therapeutic relationship with warmth, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.  Engaging the use of Person-Centered Therapy from Carol Rogers (1940), Ashley trusts in each person’s infinite capacity for self-actualization, growth, and integration.  Ashley uses her experience in relaxation/mindfulness to promote introspection and self-awareness for individuals in the therapeutic setting.  Ashley believes in the impact of the therapeutic relationship on healing and self-acceptance.

Ashley is committed to providing a safe space where acceptance, growth, and healing can occur.  She seeks to create a warm, understanding, and empathic relationship with you, where you can explore the infinite possibilities of who you were, who you are, and who you want to become.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Mindfulness
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Body-Image
  • Self-esteem
  • Adolescent transitions
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Adulthood transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Attachment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
Beth Mullek
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Beth Mullek, MSW, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Beth Mullek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has over 20 years of experience. Beth has worked in a variety of different settings partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, caregiving and end of life issues. Beth completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and received her Master of Social Work from Boston University.

Beth utilizes a diverse treatment approach informed by strength based, cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy. Her goal is to collaboratively establish an unique treatment path for each client in order to develop practical solutions to reach realistic, attainable goals.

Beth seeks to establish a warm, safe and supportive environment by utilizing active listening, practical feedback and humor. The goal is to create a space where her clients feel respected and understood. She will work collaboratively with you and build on your existing strengths to generate an opportunity for change and growth.

Education

Boston University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Caregiver stress
  • End of life issues
Bernard Scott
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Bernard Scott, LICSW, Psy.D.

I have over 20 years of experience working in community mental health clinics in Boston, providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families. My clients face a variety of challenges including: depression, anxiety, anger management, attention deficit, compulsive gambling, domestic violence, gay/lesbian issues, grief/bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, phobias, PTSD and psychotic/schizophrenic disorders. My approach to therapy involves partnering with each client and understanding their unique perspective. I then consider a variety of theoretical applications including interpersonal, cognitive/behavioral, solution focused, object relations, RET, breif short term, and psychodynamic to best support the goals of each client.

I firmly believe that mental health practitioners need to focus on supporting homeostasis within their client by using a wide variety of supplemental treatments. These may include referrals to acupuncture, message therapy, meditation, yoga, psychopharmacology, etc..

Clients function best when they are made aware of their own strengths and positive coping skills. The therapist supports this growth process by affirming these skills, and sharing new and different approaches to conflict and stress.

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 Dwyer
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Grace Dwyer, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Grace Dwyer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. Who has 5 years working with children, families, and adults who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, life transitions, and parenting difficulties. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Social Services from Quinnipiac University and received her Master’s of Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work.

Grace utilizes interventions from narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral, strength based and solution focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every child, adult, or family that she works with.

Grace seeks to establish a caring and supportive relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and to be able to collaborate with you towards meeting your goals. Grace works to meet the individuals she works with where they are at and follow their lead on setting goals and developing interventions needed to meet those goals.

Education

Boston College School of Social Work
Master’s of Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Skills
  • Behavioral Interventions
Jennifer Royster
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Royster, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Royster is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts. Jennifer received her MSW degree from Salem State University. Jennifer also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. She has experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan. She has 8 years’ experience in a variety of settings supporting clients through acute medical concerns, family dynamics, birth, adoption, substance use disorders, mental illness, end of life, and bereavement. 

Jennifer believes Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best that “the only person you are destined to become is the person that you decide to be”. Jennifer uses a strength based, non-judgmental approach. She utilizes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy and solution-focused therapy to help support her client. She believes life is about self-discovery and enjoys working with her clients to create a safe space to grow.

Education

Salem State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
Julie White
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julie White, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Julie White is a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma-based disorders, personality disorders, as well as LGBTQIA+ issues. They completed their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Massachusetts Lowell and received their Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from American International College. 

Julie is a gender affirming provider that utilizes a trauma-informed and person-centered approach with clients. They incorporate other treatment modalities such as strengths-based counseling, CBT, and DBT. Julie also utilizes other approaches that clients are interested in pursuing and strives to tailor treatment to the unique needs of the individual. 

Julie is an inclusive, warm, and empathic provider who aims to help their clients feel respected, validated, and empowered in sessions. They will work toward building a therapeutic relationship with their clients so that they are able to feel safe and comfortable in sessions, which will assist them in reaching their treatment goals. 

Education

American International College
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
Lizandre Levarity
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lizandre L. Levarity, LMHC

Liz Levarity is a bilingual (English/Haitian-Creole) Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge College and Bachelors from Northeastern University. She brings transparency, passion, and collaboration to the counseling process in order to provide genuine care to individuals, families, and groups. 

With over 10 years of experience, Liz has worked in several behavioral health agencies assisting a diverse set of individuals in stabilizing their lives and minds while they navigate through life’s obstacles. Liz specializes in helping individuals with a variety of issues, which include but are not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship conflicts. Though she incorporates traditional clinical modalities, Liz believes in an eclectic and holistic approach that is tailor made for each participant. 

During her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with family, singing 90’s pop music, watching crime shows, making home-made organic body butter, and international travel.

Melissa Bryant
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Bryant, LICSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I received my Masters in Social Work from Boston College, specializing in Older Adults & Families in 2015. 

I am a strong advocate for social justice issues and have a commitment to working with marginalized communities, specifically LGBTQ+ and Aging. I have experience working with adults and older adults in the LGBTQ+ community helping them with life transitions, losses, grief, and trauma. I also have experience working with caregivers and families. 

As a therapist I firmly believe in the power of being heard and having your experience validated and how that can transform your life and empower an individual during the therapeutic process. My goal as a therapist is to help you heal and collaboratively work through any issues that are coming up for you. I utilize various wellness modalities in my therapeutic practice such as meditation, mindfulness, mindful self compassion. I have experience working with people who are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, dementia and personality disorders. 

Cody Doucette
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cody Doucette, LMHC

Cody Doucette is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Cody has a passion for supporting individuals in their pursuit of a healthy and well-balanced life. He has experience serving his community, repairing dynamics and developing healthy patterns of communication with his clients. Cody practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believes that identifying and relating one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors may prove effective throughout the course of treatment. Leading with a strengths-based approach, Cody believes in the importance of empathy and communication.

David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis (qualified to prescribe Clozaril/clozapine)
  • Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis (Suboxone/buprenorphine provider)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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.

Russell Wolf
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Russell Wolf, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #1497 MA

Russell Wolf is an artist and athlete at heart. Russell recieved a Bachelors in Psychology from Yale College, and a Masters of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education (focusing on group, community, and organizational consultation).

While Russell helps a variety of clients, he has particular interest in helping couples in conflict, guiding clients through life and career issues, helping clients with depression and anxiety, counseling children, providing family therapy, running therapy groups, and consulting with organizations around team building.

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

Victoria Johnson, LMHC

Victoria M. JohnsonLMHCLADC1 has over 30 years of behavioral health  and substance use experience across various domains/modalities in both the private and public sectors. She has provided counseling, education and treatment in collegiate settings, inpatient and outpatient programs and in community settings.   She currently serves as the Treatment Center Director at Health Care Resource Centers-Chelsea where she brings forward her advance knowledge and clinical expertise and programmatic oversight to address the opioid epidemic at its foundation, in Medication Assisted Treatment. She has formerly held senior administrative, academic and clinical positions at the MA Department of Public Health, North Shore Community College, Project Cope Inpatient and Residential Programs; and has consulted to the Departments of Mental Health, Children and Family Services and Community Corrections.  In addition to Mental Health/Substance Use licensure, she holds specialized certifications as a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDP-D) and Trauma Desensitization Specialist (EMDR). She has conducted training seminars, workshops and presentations focused on supporting new treatment providers/counselors in establishing themselves and/or attaining licensure. She is a has dedicated her career to treatment for all stages of recovery, treating women, supporting lesbian and gay individuals/couples and their families, and enhancing personal and professional relationships by fostering all truth in all communication.

Alex Newman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alex Newman, LMHC

Alex Newman completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies from UMASS Amherst, he then went on to get his Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University and is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with seven years of counseling experience in community based services. 

Alex’s approach to therapy is eclectic, using a Humanistic approach with a blend of Cognitive Behavioral/ Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and Psycho-educational tools to help support his clients. Emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health he explores with clients how the mind, spirit and body are interconnected. These approaches are tailored to each individual so that one can begin to work towards developing his/her unique path towards healing. Listening empathetically to personal truths, assessing and guiding individuals with the tools and skills to manage the issues throughout their lives and move them towards the goals they identify. 

I have always been genuinely interested in the well being and uniqueness of everybody around me. I believe that anyone can gain knowledge through their experiences in a warm, supportive, therapeutic environment. When facing challenges and struggles, you do not need to feel alone; it can be very advantageous to have someone by your side who is nonjudgmental, understanding, and compassionate. Taking the opportunity to seek out help is an admirable attempt to try to live a more fulfilling life for yourself, and demonstrates a great deal of strength! I can help you to discover the useful tools in order to cope with life issues. Thus enabling you to move towards the kind of life you would like to create. I am willing to meet you where you are at in terms of readiness to change and to assist you in making the positive changes you would like to embody.

My theory is that when people are listened to and are free from judgement while exploring their inner meanings, find understanding, calm unwanted feelings, challenge faulty beliefs/irrational thoughts and replace unhelpful attitudes, people become free to experience empowering changes.

Alex serves adults, couples and groups in the following areas: 

  • Self Esteem 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • Relational Problems 
  • Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse 
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Addictive Behaviors and Substance Use Issues 
  • LGBTQ Issues
Theresa Damien
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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.

Lynn Chosiad
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $129

Dr. Lynn Chosiad, PsyD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Lynn Chosiad is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who has more than 15 years experience working with adults of widely varied backgrounds and identities seeking help addressing struggles with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, relationship issues, grief & loss, trauma, family, career, educational/learning issues and women’s issues.  In addition to these areas, Dr. Chosiad specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and other weight and body image struggles. She received her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and completed her post-doctoral training at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC).

Dr. Chosiad takes an eclectic approach to the therapy relationship, and strives to meet clients where they are, listen to their needs, and provide support as they explore their struggles at their own pace.  She will work with clients to continually evaluate what would best help, using a client-centered approach that provides cognitive-behavioral or dialectical-behavioral techniques and strategies combined with explorations of clients’ life histories to make connections and pull together themes to achieve greater self-knowledge and understanding.

Dr. Chosiad believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, and the value of unconditional positive regard towards her clients.  She looks forward to meeting you, and to working with you to achieve your therapeutic and life goals!

Education

Alliant International University
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder)
  • Body image issues; body dysmorphic disorder; weight/eating/exercise concerns
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship & communication issues
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Grief & loss
  • Education/career concerns
  • Family/parenting issues
  • Identity issues
Pardis Parsa
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pardis Parsa, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #9560 (MA)

We each hold within us the resilience and knowledge we need to create the life we want to live. As a therapist and expressive therapist I serve the role of companion and guide to help you to tap into that knowledge. I believe in creating a safe, collaborative, and creative space where we can explore the many complexities life offers. My background in expressive therapy and improvisation brings with it the opportunity to explore new roles, try new ways of approaching issues, and to have increased flexibility in life.

I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Drama Therapy from Lesley University and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. I have an extensive background in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and trauma. My background is in working with individuals who have experienced recent crises and need help finding new approaches to process challenges that have presented themselves and listen for patterns and behaviors that might be keeping them from moving forward. I have worked with a diverse array of individuals across the lifespan from age 6 to 76, and have much experience in group, individual, and community therapy settings. I also have experience working with the LGBTIA community. I use expressive therapy modalities when appropriate in order to allow for new modes of communication and exploration. I incorporate evidenced based practices such as CBT and DBT models to influence my work.

Cassondra Macaione
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassondra Macaione, LICSW

Cassondra Macaione received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University with a specialization in group work and trauma. Cassondra is a firm believer that therapy is a great opportunity to implement and highlight incremental changes in a client’s progress and focuses on the importance of looking at a client’s strengths rather than focusing on deficits and current stressors that clients may be experiencing in their relationships, work/school, and home lives.

Cassondra is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, eating disorder, and trauma. Cassondra takes a client-centered approach to therapy and focuses on formulating specific goals and objectives and provides therapeutic counseling in accordance with such plans. Additionally, Cassondra utilizes a variety of psychological methods and techniques in the screening, assessment, and evaluation phases of treatment. Techniques include mindfulness, meditation, CBT, and DBT strategies to assist you in attaining your goals.

Cassondra works with adolescents and adults ranging from 16 to 65 – including families and couples – who are coping with major life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety. Cassondra has worked with clients coping with complex trauma and assures her clients are equipped with exceptional tools to live a full and happy life.

Cassondra has lived in the Boston area for the past 10 years and enjoys cooking, music, and traveling.

Arielle Klein
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Arielle Klein, LMHC

I am an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.

Through a collaborative counseling relationship, I work with clients to help navigate the life stressors, transitions, challenges, and relational issues that many of us face at various points in our life. I believe that counseling is beneficial and important for anyone who is looking to work through these in an objective setting where empathetic support, listening, and solution focused techniques are discovered in order to help foster positive change and growth.

I have experience in working with both the adolescent and adult population, specializing in those struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders, grief, chronic mental illness, and trauma. I utilize integrative techniques including mindfulness, CBT, humanistic, psychodynamic, and person centered approaches.  I strongly believe in the mind body connection, and recognize that nurturing both the mental and physical parts of ourselves are equally as important in achieving and maintaining happiness and health.

Jamie Albert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
  • UBH
Pending:
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jamie Albert, LICSW

Jamie is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her MSW from Columbia University in New York. Jamie has clinical experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings including schools and community mental health centers.  Jamie specializes in child and family therapy. She also has extensive experience working with individuals and couples.

Her aim is to help empower individuals dealing with a wide range of social and emotional challenges including, depression, anxiety, parenting, sibling relationships, relationship issues, ADHD, family stressors, adjustments and transitions, interpersonal struggles and much more.

Jamie’s therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She combines traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to offer a highly personalized approached tailored to each client.  Jamie is committed to assisting each individual, couple or family build on their existing strengths. Her goal is to collaborate with clients through a process of self-reflection, self-discovery and positive change.

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