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

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
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
Courtney Saunders
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Saunders, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Saunders is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health and a second Master’s in the Art of Teaching. She specializes in relationships, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Courtney has been committed to providing significant services for individuals ages 3-60+ for the last 15 years. She believes in providing a safe space, to express and explore emotions as they relate to daily experiences. Through the use of self-exploration activities and interventions, Courtney facilitates an environment where you are free to discover or create your ideal self.

Courtney’s clinical experience includes direct work on inpatient units for adults, children, and adolescents. Courtney has worked at the only mental hospital for children in the state of Virginia as an activity therapist providing therapeutic interventions for a wide range of diagnoses. Courtney has provided in-the-moment interventions for school-age children that support regulation and reintegration. Courtney has also worked as an intensive care coordinator which enables her to pay specific detail to resources and wrap-around care. Through her diverse experience with groups and individuals, Courtney has been responsible for implementing many interventions that create an enhanced understanding of diagnoses, impart effective coping skills to manage symptoms, and increase one’s ability to self-regulate.

Courtney is practically passionate about supporting others to reach their full potential. Through the use of resources, she empowers in a nonjudgmental environment. Courtney’s person-centered and strength-based approach makes her suitable to the client who is driven but feels stuck or unsure where to start. Those clients navigating the challenges of adversity experiences could benefit from Courtney’s specific skill set.

Education

Suffolk University and Mary Baldwin College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health and Master's in the Art of Teaching

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • LBGTQIA
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
Gahensha Pinckombe
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gahensha Pinckombe, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Gahensha Pinckombe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who specializes in treating mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. Through his years of clinical work with these populations, he has mainly worked alongside those living with depression, anxiety, or trauma.

Gahensha completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis College. As a first generation, queer, Black person, he understands the obstacles and intricacies to seeking out support for one's mental health. He shows great concern for the mental well-being of his clients and is driven to help them feel empowered to overcome their obstacles, such as mood disorders, gender/race identity, sexuality, or trauma.

Gahensha seeks a collaborative approach to ensure that everyone who is involved feels comfortable and ready to work. Throughout the healing journey, he pulls from various treatment approaches depending on your needs. The overall goal is to create a productive space for healing that is affirming of all identities and encourages a relationship where transparency is encouraged. If you are looking to start your journey towards a version of you that is happier and healthier, Gahensha wants to work together to make it happen.

Education

Regis College
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Racial Identity
  • Gender Identity / Transgender
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Gretchen Witt
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gretchen Witt, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Every individual deserves to find a meaningful sense of purpose, direction, and belonging. Many individuals find themselves wanting the support of counseling following loss or change; presenting to therapy without an identified catalyst does not preclude Gretchen’s thorough understanding of and support for individuals living with the everyday burden of managing Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, personality disorders, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse problems, and more. Individuals questioning their sexual identity, LGBTQ, and BIPOC clients are welcome and will be affirmed as their authentic self.

I have been practicing clinical social work since graduating from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in 2012. I have worked in both rural (Northern New York State, Western North Carolina) and urban (New York City) environments; I firmly understand the impact of culture on psychological development, identity, and personal fulfillment. My approach is down-to-earth, affirming, encouraging, and guided foremost by the client. The #1 principle taken leading the focus of my practice is the adage “start where the client is”: what this means is that I listen carefully, reflect for clarity, and help clients to articulate deeper understanding of themselves.

Creative types may find particular solace in working with me: my background is in the arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts): I believe use of creativity is an unlimited source of healing potential.

"Begin. The rest is easy." - George Jenkins

Education

Columbia University School of Social Work
Masters of Science in Social Work

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems
Heather Chateauneuf
Self Pay Rate: $99

Heather Chateauneuf, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Heather Chateauneuf is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who specializes in providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to those seeking help with anxiety/depression, trauma, family conflict, or other life transition issues. She has several years of experience working in community mental health and school therapy settings, treating a wide range of diagnoses in clients aged 6-65.

Heather completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bay Path University. She utilizes collaborative, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness bases, art and play therapy, solution focused, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy; always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual. She is a strong LGBTQ+ ally, animal lover, and is committed to providing an easy transition into telehealth therapy.

Heather seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you and work from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice. She strives to assist you in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. It’s important to recognize that it can be difficult to make this first step into change. Heather looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

Bay Path University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
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
Kathleen Shea
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen Shea, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

I’ve spent most of my career as a social worker in the field of child welfare, mostly working with children and families in a variety of ways. I’ve learned through these experiences, to struggle is human and to get stuck sometimes is universal. At times, when the emotional distress is such that it interferes with your functioning, goals, relationships and living a satisfying life, therapy can help. 

I use a range of treatments modalities, personalized to the individual or couple, to assist with helping you to feel better and to make positive changes in your life. I’m warm, curious and compassionate and have an interactive and engaged style. I believe in a balanced, holistic approach to treatment.

Education

Rhode Island College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Marriage
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
Laura Stone
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Stone, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Laura Stone, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts with over ten years of experience, and a Master’s degree in athletic counseling and a Certificate of Advanced graduate studies in Mental Health. Laura has diverse knowledge for all diagnoses including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, substance abuse issues, and much more. Laura’s practice involves evidence-based methods such as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Laura focuses on relaxation and visualization skills. Increasing positive self-talk and identifying one's role identity in one’s life is key to a successful journey. Laura will teach the skills and techniques to support one’s goals.

Education

Springfield College
Master of Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief
  • Substance Abuse
Lee Sasso
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lee Sasso, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Lee Sasso is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts who has 4 years of experience providing clinical assessment and care to adults seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, and stress management.

Lee holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from William James College, and she has completed her level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS) training. Lee relies on collaborative, strengths-based, and solutions-focused therapeutic approaches that incorporate mindfulness, cognitive behavioral (CBT) strategies, and introducing multi-modal arts-based interventions to help clients better express themselves while experiencing creative ways to cope with daily life.

She is an advocate for the arts as a healing method and a committed ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. Lee also has a passion for working with older adults and is comfortable exploring existential questions related to the end of their life.  Lee is flexible in her approach to each individual, taking time to get to know each person’s needs and preferences for treatment.

Lee listens without judgment and strives to create a safe space for all individuals seeking support. She deeply believes that a strong connection between clinician and client is the center of a positive and successful clinical relationship. Her passion for client-centered treatment supports folks in reaching both their short-term and long-term goals.

Education

William James College
Master of Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Mercy Mbuthia, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

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

Patricia Wheeler Shea, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

Patty completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Simmons University. She has practiced as an ANP for 25 years, providing biopsychosocial care to young adult and adult clients in a variety of settings. Recognizing the prevalence of mental illness and the impact that mental illness can have on one’s life, Patty chose to pursue additional certification as a PMHNP. She completed her post-master’s certificate at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Patty’s clinical practice includes psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment that is tailored to each unique individual. She believes in the importance of an integrative mind-body approach to provide clients with holistic, personalized care to address both their mental and physical health needs. Patty seeks to establish a collaborative, caring, nonjudgmental relationship to work with clients to achieve optimal mental and physical wellness, with the goal of improving the quality of their life.

Education

Simmons University
Master of Science in Nursing

 Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
Shanta Barron-Millan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shanta Barron-Millan, LISW-CP

The quote by Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" guides this clinician therapeutic approach. 

Shanta Barron-Millan is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in the state of South Carolina who has over 20 years experience working with diverse populations and in various settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.  She furthered her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Direct Practice – Children, Youth and Families. She also completed the Home School Visitor (HSV) and the Child Welfare Certificate Program (CWCP). Shanta is also Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Shanta takes pride in meeting her clients where they are.  She believes that the therapeutic relationship begins at the first encounter.  She takes pride in empowering clients to reach their full potential by identifying and relying on their strengths.  To accomplish this, she utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, empathy and active listening to best meet the needs of every individual, family and couple. Shanta aims to help individuals identify and to learn healthy coping skills, strategies and techniques in response to their treatment goals and identified problem(s). 

Shanta's specialties:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Matters
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Women Issues
  • Youth
Shair Gelfand
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shari Gelfand, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Shari Gelfand is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW) who has 30 years of experience working with different age groups in various settings. Shari has helped individuals navigate challenging times in their lives, faced with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, and relationship problems. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Simmons College.

Shari works collaboratively with clients using cognitive behavioral techniques, family system approaches, and reflective listening. She encourages clients to recognize patterns of behavior and how those patterns may have filtered down from earlier generations. Clients may see how one thing leads to another, sometimes in surprising ways. Self-improvement starts with self-understanding.

Shari appreciates the courage it takes to reach out for help when confronted with difficulties. She is sensitive to the importance of establishing a comfortable and safe environment and looks forward to working with you on your journey for continued growth and healing.

Education

Simmons College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Couples/ Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Dual Diagnosis
Susan Shearer
Self Pay Rate: $99

Susan Shearer, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Sue Shearer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked as a social worker in the Framingham community for over 30 years, helping countless parents and children impacted by trauma, substance issues, mental health issues, and domestic violence.  Sue is known for her positive energy, creativity, and compassion. She is easy to talk to, interactive, and likely to share a laugh or two in sessions. Sue will work with you to find your strengths and build upon them to help you move forward through your life challenges.

Sue is a holistic practitioner with a focus on wellness and the mind-body-spirit connection. She will collaborate with you to address your treatment needs through a variety of therapeutic modalities (CBT, EFT, solution-focused, mindfulness). Sue is also a registered yoga teacher and is happy to offer some techniques for anxiety and depression if you are interested.

It can be scary to reach out for help, but Sue will provide you with a safe and welcoming experience. She considers it a privilege to work with you and looks forward to helping you begin to feel better.

Education

Boston College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Substance issues
  • Trauma
David Martino
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

David Martino, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, has provided direct care to patients age 12 years and older for the past eight years. He has extensive clinical experience in diagnosis and medication management, including complex cases with multiple overlapping psychiatric diagnoses, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring medical problems. David earned a Bachelor of Art in English from Regis College, a Master of Theological Studies from The University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College. David’s broad educational background helps him to recognize how psychosocial factors, including trauma, affect a person’s condition and the importance of ongoing evaluation of the appropriateness of pharmacotherapy.

As a member of the LGBTQ community, David is keenly aware of the influence that social oppression and the questioning of one’s own sexual orientation and/or gender identity can have on a person’s well-being and clinical presentation. In session, he makes a point to explore various treatment options, including referral to professionals in other areas of expertise. 

David is committed to helping you meet your goals, not only the ones established at the beginning of treatment but also other goals that you may add as you progress. It is so rewarding to see you thrive!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
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 experience working as Nurse in various nursing specialty and in particular mental health and dual diagnosis settings. As an NP she has worked with patients seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and bipolar disorders.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Milton, MA and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  

Grace, utilizes her past experience, education and clinical expertise to provide holistic care and ethical care that is compassionate to while maintaining a healing environment. 

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

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Wendy Barry
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Wendy Barry, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Barry is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who has over 14 years of nursing experience.  Wendy completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at Fitchburg College, which is now Fitchburg University, in Fitchburg Massachusetts.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Regis College in Weston Massachusetts. Wendy bases her treatment on the biopsychosocial model and evidence-based practices.

Wendy understands that medication is only a part of the picture within the biopsychosocial model of mental health.  Her practice in medication is "start low and go slow", which is considered a standard of care in psychiatry.  She is a strong supporter of collaborative care and will work with other providers to maintain client's optimal health.  As a prescriber Wendy takes on the role of consult and encourages clients to feel confident in their psychiatric care.  She does this by asking questions, answering questions, and encouraging clients take the lead in their care.

Wendy treats clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and bipolar disorder.

Education

Regis College
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management
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