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Thriveworks is proud to offer three locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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

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

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anne Turley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2014. She is well-versed in treating a wide range of diagnoses in patients aged 6-65. Anne is comfortable reaching outside traditional practice settings to care for patients and has embraced telemedicine as the key access to care advancement of the decade. Anne’s specialty areas include teenagers, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.

Anne completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. She has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools, and residential treatment settings. Anne integrates principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into her psychopharmacological treatment sessions. Anne seeks to embrace the full individuality of her patients; she applies medical knowledge in the context of each person’s unique personality, strengths and barriers, and stage of life. She is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner, remaining up to date on psychopharmacology and therapy advances by attending conferences and trainings regularly and continually reading the evidence base.

Anne is also a dedicated teacher; she guest lectures at her alma mater and precepts nurse practitioner students on a regular basis. Anne operates from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice. She addresses her patients with caring honesty and a persistent focus on progressing towards treatment goals. She strives in sessions to help patients understand their mental health both medically and emotionally and to continually discuss the benefits and risks of psychopharmacology interventions. Anne looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Allison Gates
Self Pay Rate: $149

Allison Gates, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Allison Gates is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 8 years of experience collaborating with a diverse population of individuals encompassing adults, teens, youth, couples, families, and groups needing psychotherapeutic counseling and support. Allison’s professional practice includes treating individuals amongst varying stages of human development and throughout the lifespan who may present with a variety of co-occurring conditions, including, but not limited to, life transitions, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, trauma-related problems and disorders, codependency/relationship issues, thought disorders, and more.

Allison completed both her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She utilizes interpersonal-relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to assist in establishing rapport to further develop the therapeutic relationship and enable continuous growth by always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique  individual and couple engaged in therapy. Allison evaluates and addresses individual client needs and concerns to develop workable solutions for recurring problems by helping clients in understanding, directing, managing, and controlling adverse emotional responses to triggering stimuli.

Allison aims to create a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths, innate talents, learned skills, passions, and interests as well as encourage you to explore what motivates you in life as it aligns with your authentic true self. She possesses a refreshing energy as well as an impassioned yearning to truly help people become the best versions of themselves, no matter where they are currently at in life upon seeking treatment. Allison looks forward to collaborating with you toward  meeting your goals and supporting your life passions so that you can live the meaningful life you value, desire, and deserve.

Education

University of Massachusetts
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Psychodynamic Therapy 
  • Humanistic/Person-Centered Therapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing 
  • Individual Therapy (Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults) 
  • Life Transitions/Stress Management (Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Behavioral  Coping Skills) 
  • Addictions/Dual Diagnosis
  • Mood Disorders/Anxiety Disorders Personality Disorders 
  • Couple’s Therapy and Relationship Issues Trauma-Related Problems and Disorders
Angelo Conti
Self Pay Rate: $149

Angelo Conti, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Angelo Conti is Resident in Counseling who works with adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, men’s issues, and more. Angelo completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Stonehill College and his Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at William James College.

Angelo uses an eclectic approach from his years studying under those of different psychoeducational backgrounds. He focuses on cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and meditation, and client-centered approaches to allow clients to explore what is going on in a way that feels most comfortable and appropriate for them.

Angelo looks to create a strong and empathic relationship with you in order to be beneficial with exploring issues as well as solutions, whether that be through setting goals or gaining clarity on different topics.

Education

William James College
Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
Danielle Baliva
Self Pay Rate: $149

Danielle Baliva, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Baliva is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has over 6 years of professional experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children seeking treatment for a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and PTSD.

She received her Master's degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College and understands that beginning therapy can be overwhelming. Therefore, she prioritizes fostering a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. Danielle's 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 them to reach their goals and achieve wellness. Danielle utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play therapy, trauma-informed practices, and mindfulness-based practices to help her clients navigate challenges. She works together with her clients to find a modality that best meets their individual needs.

Education

Roberts Wesleyan College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • PTSD
Fortunate Munhutu
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Fortunate Munhutu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

Education

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

Specialties 

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

Jill Ginisi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Kevin Wicker
Self Pay Rate: $149

Kevin Wicker, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kevin Wicker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts who has over 20 years of experience. He enjoys collaboratively working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking help to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and improved family communication.

Kevin completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from James Madison University, his Master’s degree in Education from George Mason University, his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

Kevin’s approach to the counseling process is one that is collaborative, strengths-based, and solutions-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
Lauren Guilbeault
Self Pay Rate: $149

Lauren Guilbeault, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

My clinical background includes working with individuals struggling with substance abuse, children and families in the foster care setting, victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse and assault, and clients with generalized anxiety, depression, eating disorders and trauma. I particularly enjoy working with young adults struggling with depression and anxiety who want to work on their self esteem and create a stronger sense of self-worth. I am also passionate about working with mothers, some of whom are struggling to adjust to motherhood, finding their voice, and recognizing their value within the family system. I love working with clients who are motivated and goal oriented to create the life that they want to live. I will support you along the way and help identify what exactly that looks like for you.

I offer a nonjudgmental clinical environment for clients to be able to process and identify what struggles they are currently faced with and start to unravel how those came to be. I would help to work through any experiences that you feel are relevant to where you are now and help you to connect how your experiences have shaped your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Clients have shared with me in the past that I am down to earth and that they feel comfortable opening up to me knowing that I will support them in their choices.

Life can be really challenging at times. Most of us go through life having some sort of idea or plan of what we want to happen and often times, we are faced with obstacles that we didn't plan for. Some of those can seem overwhelming and even impossible to navigate. I want you to know that I am here to help you figure out a way to cope and make improvements in your life. I'm hoping after reading my bio, you feel like we would be a good match together.

Education

University at Albany SUNY
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Lia Nguyen
Self Pay Rate: $149

Lia Nguyen, Supervisee in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lia Hong Nguyen is a Supervisee in Counseling who has years of experience helping clients of all ages within various therapeutic settings. She strives to provide the best care and support to meet the unique needs of every individual who experiences challenges around personal distress, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

She graduated from Northeastern University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Lia creates a safe and trusting environment for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. She utilizes a client-centered and collaborative approach that emphasizes the clients’ strengths.

Being trauma-informed and solution-focused, Lia will work with clients to overcome challenges and regain momentum to be the best version of themselves. Lia practices with awareness, creativity, and flexibility to support your journey to make positive long-lasting changes in life. She believes you are entitled to living a meaningful life that you value and desire.

Education

Northeastern University
Master’s in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
Rebecca Rodriguez
Self Pay Rate: $149

Rebecca Rodriguez, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Rodriguez is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LICSW) with 11 years of experience working with individuals that have faced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, incarceration, violence, substance use, unemployment, trauma, and more.

Rebecca received her Master's degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Her approach to helping others is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead, she works with clients to find out what works best for them. Some of these approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed, solutions-focused therapy, and narrative therapy. She'll provide a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about your feelings, thoughts, and emotions.

As a Hispanic woman growing up in a single-family household, Rebecca understands how discrimination can affect clients, and values diversity and the importance of overcoming challenges. She'll work with you to overcome your challenges with her expert assistance, session by session.

Education

Bridgewater State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Divorce
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Renee Pagan
Self Pay Rate: $149

Renee Pagan, LMHC

Philosophy of care

Renee Pagan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than 10 years of experience who helps teens, adults, and seniors to cope with anxiety, grief, depression, anger, low self-esteem, spirituality, poor communication skills, and relational conflicts.

Renee earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She helps individuals and couples to develop healthy connections, gain new perspectives and learn needed coping tools to reach a place of peace and contentment within. Renee uses various tools and therapies to best meet clients’ needs through a cognitive-behavioral (CBT), solutions-focused approach.

Working as a team, you will look closely at what is working and what isn’t, in order to enact change in your life by strategizing with practical goals and needed skills. Renee is gifted at connecting with people, understanding their needs, and instilling hope for change.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes & Transitions
  • Self-Esteem & Shame
  • Obsessive-Thinking
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Effective Communication
Shabana Mohamed
Self Pay Rate: $149

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.

Shabana 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
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Bicultural Identity Integration
Alicia Ziegler
Self Pay Rate: $149

Alicia Ziegler, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Alicia Ziegler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Greater Boston area who has experience working with a variety of individuals facing challenges with unemployment, trauma, substance use disorders, mental health, violence including intimate partner violence, gun violence, gang violence, and race-based violence.

Alicia received her B.A. in Society and Health in 2008 from Simmons University. After graduating from undergrad, Alicia worked in retail for two years while volunteering with different non-profit organizations in Boston. Alicia was accepted into the Simmons University School of Social Work in the Fall of 2010 and graduated with her MSW in Spring 2012. As a clinician, Alicia strives to develop a safe and trusting environment while understanding the many complexities and nuances of what it means to be human. Her approaches to individual therapy include, but are not limited to the person-in-environment (PIE) framework, harm reduction, trauma-informed practices, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Alicia understands that individuals do not exist in a vacuum; there are systems in place that act upon individuals. Navigating systemic inequities can be incredibly intimidating and challenging. Alicia addresses how trauma, institutionalized racism, White supremacy, microaggressions, race-based trauma, violence, poverty, homophobia, and transphobia impact an individual’s or group of individuals' access to healthcare, mental health care, housing, employment, and other services.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Social Work

David Martino
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

David Martino is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has provided direct care to patients age 12 years and older for the past 8 years. David 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 completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English at Regis College, his Master of Theological Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at 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.

In session, David makes a point to explore various treatment options, including referral to professionals in other areas of expertise. He is committed to helping you meet your goals, not only the ones established at the beginning of treatment but also other goals that you may add as you progress. It is so rewarding to see you thrive!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Bhavna Lal
Self Pay Rate: $199

Bhavna Lal, Psy.D

Bhavna Lal, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in treating individuals who have experienced trauma and interpersonal violence. Dr. Lal is highly experienced in working with people from all backgrounds, orientations, and walks of life, with many presenting problems. She has helped individuals successfully work through issues related to phobias, schizophrenia, gender/sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, abuse, erectile dysfunction, chronic pain issues, mindfulness, stress management, and attention-related disorders, among others. Dr. Lal has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings, including forensic psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, women’s shelters, jails, and inpatient hospitals. She is fluent in both English and Hindi, with some fluency in Punjabi and Urdu.

Dr. Lal firmly believes 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. She also believes that a key component to therapy is the relationship between the client and the clinician. As such, Dr. Lal strives 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 you and Dr. Lal can navigate the tools, skills, and experiences you need to overcome just about anything.

Doug Crook
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Doug Crook, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

 

Jeannie Plugis
Self Pay Rate: $149

Jeannie Plugis, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Jeannie Plugis is an experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 16 years of experience working with adult clients who are faced with adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, insomnia, stress, ADHD, and more.

Jeannie uses an empathic, client-centered, holistic, evidence-based approach to therapy. She has also practiced in both outpatient and medical settings. In sessions, Jeannie often employs dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 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.

Education

Simmons College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Grief / Loss
  • Stress
Jennifer Quell
Self Pay Rate: $149

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.

Grace Ngumi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Grace Ngumi, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Grace Ngumi offers psychiatric medication management

Grace Ngumi is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed in Massachusetts. She has over 15 years of experience working as a nurse in various nursing specialties 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.

Grace 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 while maintaining a healing environment.

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

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Shanta Cortez-Greig
Self Pay Rate: $149

Shanta Cortez-Greig, LICSW

Shanta Cortez-Greig is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 8 yrs of experience working with children, teens, adults, and seniors who are seeking help in coping with surviving trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, communication issues, dysfunctional relationships, and more.

Shanta utilizes an integrative approach to therapy and counseling, relying on cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) and humanistic methods, as well. She also specializes in helping to address partner-related difficulties through couple's therapy.

Work with Shanta to start finding solutions to the everyday problems that are facing you, regardless of age. And for couples, you can lean on Shanta to help you through turbulent patches in your relationship, while learning how to communicate and achieve your shared and personal goals.

Alice Husted
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Alice Husted, NP

Alice Husted is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 10 years of experience treating adults and adolescents (13 and older) with an array of mental health issues. Alice has specialized experience working with patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which has provided her expertise in treating disorders that are often a result of trauma, such as addictions, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She completed her master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

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
Self Pay Rate: $199

Dr. Sumio Shinohara, PsyD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts who has more than 15 years of 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.

Dr. Shinohara 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 at the 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 in the power of empathy and acceptance. 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.

Education

Doctor of Psychology
William James College

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
Self Pay Rate: $149

Lauren Tallett, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Lauren Tallett is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Counselor (LIMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. She has more than 10 years of 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 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 individuals self-actualize in order to gain greater personal growth and professional success.

Education

Boston University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental Stress
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
Shaheen E Lakhan

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.”


 

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

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anne Turley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2014. She is well-versed in treating a wide range of diagnoses in patients aged 6-65. Anne is comfortable reaching outside traditional practice settings to care for patients and has embraced telemedicine as the key access to care advancement of the decade. Anne’s specialty areas include teenagers, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.

Anne completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. She has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools, and residential treatment settings. Anne integrates principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into her psychopharmacological treatment sessions. Anne seeks to embrace the full individuality of her patients; she applies medical knowledge in the context of each person’s unique personality, strengths and barriers, and stage of life. She is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner, remaining up to date on psychopharmacology and therapy advances by attending conferences and trainings regularly and continually reading the evidence base.

Anne is also a dedicated teacher; she guest lectures at her alma mater and precepts nurse practitioner students on a regular basis. Anne operates from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice. She addresses her patients with caring honesty and a persistent focus on progressing towards treatment goals. She strives in sessions to help patients understand their mental health both medically and emotionally and to continually discuss the benefits and risks of psychopharmacology interventions. Anne looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Abby Wilson
Self Pay Rate: $149

Abby Wilson, LMHC

Abby Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has worked with adults who have a wide range of issues and diagnoses, specializing in treating traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and issues of gender and sexuality. She has experience with mindfulness meditation, challenges related to death and dying, and chronic illness. Abby also has several years of experience working with incarcerated populations and enjoys assisting ex-offenders as they reintegrate back into society.

Abby's therapy style is psychodynamic, open, and affirming. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, which help one 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.

"We each face unique challenges in our lives and we possess a unique set of strengths to face these challenges," says Abby. "In therapy, I help people to identify and cultivate these strengths as a vital part of their recovery. I consider it a great honor to assist my clients in their individual journeys towards wellness."

Alicia  Mahony
Self Pay Rate: $149

Alicia Mahony, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Alicia Mahony is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts who has more than 8 years of experience working with adults and children of all ages with issues related to anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, family conflict, life transitions, ADHD, and more.

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. Alicia's 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.

She 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
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Addiction and Recovery
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
Basel Zayed
Self Pay Rate: $149

Basel Zayed, Resident in Counseling

** Basel offers therapy services in Arabic and English

Philosophy of Care

Basel Zayed is a resident in counseling who has 10 years of experience working with adults, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and relationship issues. He has experience working with culturally diverse client populations in the US and abroad. He completed his first graduate degree in therapy at City University of London, UK, and completed his second graduate degree in counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston. 

Basel utilizes psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, relational, collaborative, mindfulness-based, emotionally focused approaches to therapy while maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the unique needs of each individual, couple or family. 

Basel seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you while providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to grow and reach your goals. He is committed to supporting your wellness journey to achieve a meaningful, fulfilling and happy life. 

Education

University of Massachusetts Boston

 Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Grief & Loss
Beth Mullek
Self Pay Rate: $149

Beth Mullek, MSW, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Beth Mullek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Beth has worked in a variety of different settings, partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, as well as caregiving and end of life issues.

Beth completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Boston University.

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 you feel respected and understood. Beth utilizes a diverse treatment approach informed by strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. Her goal is to collaboratively establish a unique treatment path for you in order to develop practical solutions to reach realistic, attainable goals. Beth will 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
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
Celeste Legere
Self Pay Rate: $149

Celeste Legere, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Celeste Legere is a Master’s Level Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. They have experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with a wide variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and mood disorders. They also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ clients.

Celeste completed their Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received their Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University. Celeste is a nonbinary, trans femme therapist who practices gender-affirming care. They prioritize a collaborative, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach to therapy. They are flexible in the modalities and techniques they utilize, tailoring treatment to the needs of each client.

Celeste seeks to build a therapeutic relationship with clients that is caring, nonjudgemental, open, and accepting. They are warm and empathetic and will work to create a space where clients will feel comfortable and safe enough to be vulnerable and challenge themselves in order to move forward toward their goals.

Education

Boston University
Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine

Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Stress
Bernard Scott
Self Pay Rate: $149

Dr. Bernard Scott, LICSW, Psy.D.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Bernard Scott is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with more than 20 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families. He specializes in treating depression, anxiety, anger management, attention deficit, compulsive gambling, domestic violence, LGBTQIA+ issues, grief, OCD, schizophrenia, and more.

His approach to therapy involves partnering with each client and understanding their unique perspective. Dr. Scott then considers a variety of theoretical applications including interpersonal, cognitive behavioral (CBT), solutions-focused methods (SFT), rational emotive approaches (RET), brief short-term methods, and psychodynamic techniques to best support the goals of each client.
Dr. Scott believes that mental health practitioners need to focus on supporting homeostasis within their clients by using a wide variety of supplemental treatments. These may include referrals to acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, yoga, psychopharmacology, etc. Dr. Scott helps clients become aware of their own strengths and positive coping skills. He also works to share new and healthier approaches to conflict and stress.

Education

Southern California University
Psy.D in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

Evan Menno
Self Pay Rate: $149

Evan Menno, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Behavior Therapist with 10 years of experience partnering with adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, depression, substance use, anger management, relationship issues, and emotional dysregulation. Evan completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, with Honors, at Saint Anslem College and his Master of Arts (MA) in Rehabilitation Counseling and Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies at Assumption College.

Foundationally, Evan believes that all people’s strengths and challenges are profoundly important and unique. Evan utilizes strength-based, dialectical, cognitive behavioral, relational, existential, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy while maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and dedication to best meet the needs of every individual and couple. He promotes a collaborative and a supportive relationship with people that will assist them with enhancing their strengths, engaging in meaningful life activities, and creating new abilities to achieve their desired life goals.

Education 

Assumption College
Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use issues
  • Self esteem
Fortunate Munhutu
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Fortunate Munhutu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

Education

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

Specialties 

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Addictions disorders
Grace Dwyer
Self Pay Rate: $149

Grace Dwyer, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Grace Dwyer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She has 5 years of experience working with children, families, and adults who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, life transitions, and parenting difficulties.

Grace completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Services from Quinnipiac University and received her Master’s of Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. She 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 follows their lead on setting goals and developing interventions needed to meet those goals.

Education

Boston College
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Skills
  • Behavioral Interventions
Jennifer Royster
Self Pay Rate: $149

Jennifer Royster, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Royster is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan, including 8 years 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 completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Salem State University. She also completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communications.

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, nonjudgmental approach. She utilizes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy to help support her clients. Jennifer believes that 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
Jill Ginisi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Jill Ginisi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Julie White
Self Pay Rate: $149

Julie White, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Julie White (they/them/theirs) is a non-binary and neurodivergent 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, ADHD, as well as Autistic clients and those with LGBTQIA+ concerns.

Julie completed their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and received their Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from American International College. They are an LGBTQIA+ and neurodiversity affirming provider that utilizes a trauma-informed and person-centered approach with clients. They incorporate other treatment modalities such as strengths-based counseling, motivational interviewing, ACT, 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
Katharine Lagreze
Self Pay Rate: $149

Katharine Lagreze, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Katharine Lagreze is a Counselor in Residence with Thriveworks in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her past experience has been in a hospital program partnered with adults managing OCD and comorbid disorders. Katharine also continued her effort at a non-profit arts-based day program serving adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she has also supported children and adolescents in special education K-12. Katharine has completed a Master of Arts from Lesley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy. 

Katharine utilizes a trauma informed, dialectical behavioral, and expressive arts based approach to therapy. Katharine’s perspective is grounded in critical race and feminist theory, as she creates a safe space to reflectively and empathetically talk while offering expressive arts for expanding self-expression. 

Katharine warmly establishes a collaborative environment for you to reground and to focus time towards your values, goals, and coping skills. Katharine leads you toward an engaged and balanced life that is filled with what is most meaningful to you.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Expressive Therapy 
  • Mindfulness / Meditation
Lizandre Levarity
Self Pay Rate: $149

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.

Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
Melissa Bryant
Self Pay Rate: $149

Melissa Bryant, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Bryant is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has 6 years of experience in the field. Melissa is a strong advocate for social justice issues and has a commitment to working with marginalized communities, specifically LGBTQ+ and aging. She has experience working with adults and older adults in the LGBTQ+ community, helping them with life transitions, losses, grief, and trauma. Melissa also has experience working with caregivers, families, and with people who are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dementia, and personality disorders.

Melissa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW), specializing in Older Adults and Families, at Boston College. She utilizes various wellness modalities in her therapeutic practice such as meditation, mindfulness, and mindful self-compassion.

As a therapist Melissa firmly believes 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. Her goal as a therapist is to help you heal and collaboratively work through any issues that are coming up for you.

Education

Boston College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief / Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Trauma and PTSD
Natasha Bavolar
Self Pay Rate: $149

Natasha Bavolar, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Natasha Bavolar is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who specializes in working with athletes and young adults on topics of identity development, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidality, intimate and familial relationships, and disordered eating. Natasha has 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with a variety of ages and presentations in multiple settings, from inpatient to after-school programming. The last four years of Natasha’s career have been in college mental health, working with undergraduate and graduate students. Her goal has always remained the same: creating a space where clients feel authentic, open, and heard.

Natasha completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Her transparent and authentic nature is something her clients connect with easily, regardless of background, age, or interest differences. As a white, queer woman, Natasha is not afraid to name the identities she holds and ask clients how they feel working with someone who holds them, especially if racial trauma or race-related challenges are what bring them to therapy. It is Natasha’s passion to help clients identify the puzzle they are stuck on, help them rearrange the pieces so they may see them in a different way, and ultimately allow them to see they had the skills within them all along. They just needed some help to find them once again.

Natasha will carry the pain with you, sit in the dark alongside you, and hold onto the hope for you until you are ready to carry it again for yourself. The first step, reaching out, is often the hardest and, in Natasha’s opinion, the bravest step of the therapeutic process. It requires a vulnerability and a naming of something that is often so hard to come to grips with–especially when you live in such an individualistic society. You are not weak, you are not wrong, you are not broken. If you are deciding whether or not to try, or try again, Natasha will meet you where you are and you will figure out where to go next, together. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and strengths-based philosophies while being open to incorporating other modalities in order to meet your goals. Your goals are Natasha’s goals; you will co-create a plan to tackle your challenges together, evolving your sessions to ensure you are getting what you need to get to where you want to go.

Education

Johns Hopkins University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
Phoebe Kelleher
Self Pay Rate: $149

Phoebe Kelleher, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Phoebe Kelleher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She aims to establish a collaborative, non-judgmental, and empowering environment where every client can feel safe. She works with adolescents, teens, and adults seeking therapy for a variety of reasons and her specialties include substance use and harm reduction, trauma, sexuality, anxiety, and self-esteem. Employing an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework while lifting marginalized voices, including the LGBTQIA+ population of which she is a part is of great importance to her. You are in the right place if: You are hoping to heal from trauma. You are looking to grow stronger in your relationships, romantic or otherwise. You would like to work on your body positivity, self-worth, or self-confidence. You are ready to do the work it takes to accomplish your goals and radical self-love.

Phoebe received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. She has extensive training in multiple evidence-based interventions, including Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, crisis intervention, and motivational interviewing. Her practice considers the whole of your experiences and together you can tailor a variety of frameworks to achieve the personal transformations and healing that therapy can offer.

"There are many paths that lead one to therapy, and I am looking forward to learning about the unique set of circumstances that brought you to my practice," says Phoebe. "Research shows forming a strong alliance with your therapist is integral to the healing process, and I look forward to creating an individualized approach based on your specific needs and goals. If you are looking for support and empowerment as you tackle life’s many challenges, you will find that here."

Education

Columbia University School of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Sex Therapy
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Rhiannon Leigh
Self Pay Rate: $149

Rhiannon Leigh, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Rhiannon Leigh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Massachusetts. Rhiannon has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including home-based, foster care, residential treatment centers, and schools. She has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, family conflict, and trauma.

Rhiannon completed her Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Lesley University and received her Masters in Social Work from Simmons University. She uses a strength-based, person-centered approach and utilizes collaboration, mindfulness, creativity, and flexibility in her work with clients to ensure their goals are being supported and their voices are being heard every step of the way.

Rhiannon recognizes the importance of building a strong therapeutic rapport and seeks to offer a warm, safe space for clients to feel supported and empowered to overcome challenges and live their truest and most meaningful lives.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Use
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
Cody Doucette
Self Pay Rate: $149

Cody Doucette, LMHC

Cody Doucette is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master's degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. He has a passion for supporting individuals in their pursuit of a healthy and well-balanced life. Cody has experience serving his community, repairing dynamics, and developing healthy patterns of communication with his clients.

Cody practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 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
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

David Martino is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has provided direct care to patients age 12 years and older for the past 8 years. David 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 completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English at Regis College, his Master of Theological Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at 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.

In session, David makes a point to explore various treatment options, including referral to professionals in other areas of expertise. He is committed to helping you meet your goals, not only the ones established at the beginning of treatment but also other goals that you may add as you progress. It is so rewarding to see you thrive!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Russell Wolf
Self Pay Rate: $149

Russell Wolf, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Russell Wolf is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who helps a variety of clients, including those experiencing conflict, life and career issues, depression, anxiety, children's issues, family conflict, group issues, and more. He has also helped organizations with talks surrounding team building.

Russell received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Yale College, and his Master's in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Some of the therapy modalities he uses include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure response prevention (ERP), and prolonged exposure therapy.

Russell looks forward to helping you address and manage your mental health concerns and conditions together, as a team.

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Masters in Education

Specialties

  • Life and Career
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Children's issues
  • Family Issues
Victoria Johnson
Self Pay Rate: $149

Victoria Johnson, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Victoria Johnson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years of behavioral health and substance use experience across various domains/modalities in both the private and public sectors. Victoria 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.

Victoria has provided counseling, education, and treatment in collegiate settings, inpatient and outpatient programs, and community settings. She currently serves as the Treatment Center Director at Health Care Resource Centers - Chelsea where she brings forward her advanced knowledge, 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 the Departments of Mental Health, Children and Family Services, and Community Corrections.

In addition to Mental Health/Substance Use licensure, Victoria 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.

Education

Master of Arts
Vermont College

Alex Newman
Self Pay Rate: $149

Alex Newman, LMHC

Alex Newman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 7 years of counseling experience in community-based services. Alex specializes in treating a variety of issues, including stress, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, codependency, addiction/dual diagnosis, life transitions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and chronic illness. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Sociology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and his master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University.

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, Alex 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. Alex listens empathetically to personal truths, assessing and guiding individuals with the tools and skills to manage the issues throughout their lives and move them towards their identified goals.

Alex has always been genuinely interested in the wellbeing and uniqueness of everybody around him. He believes 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! Alex 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. He is 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. Alex's theory is that when people are listened to and are free from judgement while exploring their inner meanings, they can find understanding, calm unwanted feelings, challenge faulty beliefs/irrational thoughts, replace unhelpful attitudes, and 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
Lynn Chosiad
Self Pay Rate: $199

Dr. Lynn Chosiad, PsyD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Lynn Chosiad is a Licensed Psychologist who has more than 15 years of 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.

Dr. Chosiad completed both her Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at 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
Self Pay Rate: $149

Pardis Parsa, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #9560 (MA)

Pardis Parsa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has an extensive background in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and trauma. Pardis's 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. She has worked with a diverse array of individuals across the lifespan from age 6 to 76, and has much experience in group, individual, and community therapy settings. Pardis also has experience working with the LGBTIA community.

Pardis completed her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Drama Therapy at Lesley University. Her 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.

Pardis believes that everyone holds within them the resilience and knowledge they need to create the life they want to live. As a therapist and expressive therapist, she serves the role of companion and guide to help you tap into that knowledge. Pardis believes in creating a safe, collaborative, and creative space where you can explore the many complexities life offers.

She uses expressive therapy modalities when appropriate in order to allow for new modes of communication and exploration. Pardis also incorporates evidenced-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) models to influence her work.

Cassondra Macaione
Self Pay Rate: $149

Cassondra Macaione, LICSW

Cassondra Macaione is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma. 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. She 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 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 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.

Doug Crook
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Doug Crook, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

 

Grace Ngumi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Grace Ngumi, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Grace Ngumi offers psychiatric medication management

Grace Ngumi is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed in Massachusetts. She has over 15 years of experience working as a nurse in various nursing specialties 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.

Grace 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 while maintaining a healing environment.

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

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss

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

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anne Turley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2014. She is well-versed in treating a wide range of diagnoses in patients aged 6-65. Anne is comfortable reaching outside traditional practice settings to care for patients and has embraced telemedicine as the key access to care advancement of the decade. Anne’s specialty areas include teenagers, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.

Anne completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. She has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools, and residential treatment settings. Anne integrates principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into her psychopharmacological treatment sessions. Anne seeks to embrace the full individuality of her patients; she applies medical knowledge in the context of each person’s unique personality, strengths and barriers, and stage of life. She is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner, remaining up to date on psychopharmacology and therapy advances by attending conferences and trainings regularly and continually reading the evidence base.

Anne is also a dedicated teacher; she guest lectures at her alma mater and precepts nurse practitioner students on a regular basis. Anne operates from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice. She addresses her patients with caring honesty and a persistent focus on progressing towards treatment goals. She strives in sessions to help patients understand their mental health both medically and emotionally and to continually discuss the benefits and risks of psychopharmacology interventions. Anne looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Anna Meilman
Self Pay Rate: $149

Anna Meilman, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Anna Meilman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 3 years of experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and related issues, identity, and life stressors. Anna has a specific background in women’s issues and trauma.

Anna completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy, at Lesley University. She offers a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, and draws from a mixture of modalities including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, expressive arts, solution-focused, and existential therapies to find the best path for each individual.Anna understands that initiating therapy, whether it’s for the first time or with someone new, can be intimidating. She hopes to support you in better understanding what factors may be impacting or inhibiting you, in becoming more compassionate toward yourself, and in gaining skills to cope with the challenges of life at any stage.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
Fortunate Munhutu
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Fortunate Munhutu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

Education

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

Specialties 

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

Jill Ginisi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
Melissa Bowen
Self Pay Rate: $149

Melissa Bowen, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Melissa is a dynamic Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and Massachusetts. She believes compassion and empathy  are keys to the healing process. With over 18 years’ experience in counseling and medical social work,  she believes in first seeking to understand her client. Secondly, to utilize psycho-education to help them  gain self-awareness and then the process towards change begins. She finds most people seek hope,  peace, and joy. Melissa is skilled in the use of many evidenced based treatments including Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. 

Melissa will adapt and utilize various techniques to fit each person’s symptoms. Her medical social work experience is diverse and provides extensive knowledge and ability to work with providers as well as  patients that have had trauma or illness. She appreciates the mind-body connection and how change in  one impacts the other.  

Melissa enjoys coming alongside people that are hurting deeply and seeing them move to hope and  healing. If requested, she can counsel from a Christian/Biblical perspective. She would be honored to  join your journey and appreciates the courage it takes. 

Education

The University of Michigan
Master of Social Work

Specialties 

  • Life Transitions 
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Men’s Issues 
  • First Responder/Healthcare Worker 
  • Chronic Medical Conditions 
  • Aging/End of Life/Caregiver Issues
  • Trauma/Crisis
Samantha Macchiaverna
Self Pay Rate: $149

Samantha Macchiaverna, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Samantha Macchiaverna is a Supervisee in Counseling who has 5 years of experience providing care and clinical assessment to adults and late adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, eating disorders, and trauma. Samantha completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College.

Are you looking for support or guidance through a challenging time or are you looking to better know yourself? Samantha offers a nonjudgmental space to develop a caring and supportive relationship to assist you in working towards your goals at your own pace. She utilizes a creative, motivational approach to therapy and focuses on providing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, dialectical behavioral, acceptance and commitment-based, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapeutic strategies to address the needs of every one-of-a-kind individual and couple.

Education

Boston College
Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma and stress related disorders
  • Relationship issues
Doug Crook
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Doug Crook, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

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

 

Grace Ngumi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Grace Ngumi, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Grace Ngumi offers psychiatric medication management

Grace Ngumi is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed in Massachusetts. She has over 15 years of experience working as a nurse in various nursing specialties 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.

Grace 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 while maintaining a healing environment.

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

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss

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