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Meet our staff

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

Richard O’Garr, LMHC

Richard O’Garr is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College.  He has over 15 years of experience in helping people who are struggling with a wide range issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, conflicts in relationships, and addiction.  Richard creates an accepting and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable in sharing about their personal issues and struggles.  With his experience in using a variety of counseling approaches, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he is able to work collaboratively with clients and tailor his approach to meet their individual needs.  Whether they are looking for help in coping with a serious mental health disorder, seeking self-improvement, or a combination of both, Richard works to help people not only ease their suffering but also to reach their personal goals, grow in their capabilities, and thrive as people.

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

Amy Fini, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Counseling from Fitchburg State University. I have over 8 years of experience at different employment levels within the human services field. I have worked for a variety of services including; intensive in home family services, clinic-based outpatient services, and school-based counseling. I am an outgoing, and energetic clinician who values rapport and trust as one of the most important step in counseling. My previous opportunities to become a trauma-informed clinician have been very important to me. I am trained in multiple evidence-based modalities of treatment for people who have been exposed to adverse experiences. I have additional experience treating youth and adults with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, distress tolerance practices, and parenting support. I understand that seeking a counselor and beginning this journey is anxiety provoking. This is why I will work hard at making it a comfortable experience, where your voice is heard, and validated. My hope is to help as many people as I can, and guide everyone I service toward their personal goals.

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

Garrett Ellis, LMHC

I graduated from Andrews University (Michigan) in 2015 with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I practiced in Maine for three years and recently moved Massachusetts. I consider myself a “New Englander” and am a die-hard fan of Boston sports teams. I enjoy my free time playing sports and spending time in nature. I have really enjoyed working as a therapist and hold a very high regard for the human experience. I make it a priority to approach each individual with compassion, sensitivity, and respect. I am open to new experiences and challenges and do my very best to commit to my clients for effective and ethical practice. I have gained valuable experience in working with individuals experiencing abuse/trauma/PTSD (sexual, mental, emotional, physical), depression, anxiety, problem-solving skills, proper self-care, decision-making, career development, etc. My approach in therapy is person-centered in nature. I value a holistic approach in my practice and encourage my clients to consider how mind and body each play a role in overall happiness and well-being. I also employ a variety of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to create insight into how common mental stumbling blocks give way to emotional and behavioral consequences. I understand that the counseling process is a collaborative partnership. I believe the main goal is to create awareness, which empowers you to make informed decisions in your life. Often times, counseling is used a way to process major life events, which can take time to do. In order to gain a better understanding of the type of counseling you need, the first several sessions typically involves information gathering and getting to know each other. This is where we discuss different areas of your life as it relates to your presenting concerns. Once we complete this process, we will then begin discussing your goals. For example, what do you plan to achieve during your time in counseling? What are achievable goals that will allow the process to move along? Are there things that may keep you from achieving your goals? These are just a few of the many questions that will guide our initial time together. Once we have determined a course of action, we will begin working towards these goals together. Length of treatment will depend on the type of concerns you bring to counseling and how satisfied you are with the steps you make towards achieving your goals. I look forward to working with you as you strive towards becoming your best self!

Taryn Reynolds
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $75

Taryn Reynolds, LMHC

Strength is what you need to ask for help since it is so difficult to rely on other people to get you through a difficult time. I am always admired by the strength that I see in clients on how they manage life’s experiences that are challenging. All people have a difficult time in life and I work towards creating a practice to help others find their strength and continue to utilize this strength as a way to work towards healing. 

I have 14 years experience in the mental health field with a strong focus in eating disorders; although I also work with many other co-morbid symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, grief and loss, anger management and chronic pain or illness. 

I have worked in the inpatient, residential, partial and outpatient eating disorder programs. I have also  worked in the adult correctional systems as DBT coordinator for the incarcerated population. 

If you or someone you know is in need of help but are unsure of how to get the help, please feel free to reach out to me and I will help talk you through the process. Nobody should have to fight alone. 

Janan Braley
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Janan Braley, LMHC

Janan Braley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University. Prior to receiving her masters degree Janan worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, who also had a history of fire setting. Janan has experience working with early childhood, at risk youth, individuals with substance abuse disorders, and individuals with chronic mental illnesses. It is important to Janan to meet clients where they are at and provide person centered therapy, as well as combine CBT and positive psychology in her daily work. Janan has experience working with individuals with anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, relationship struggles, substance abuse, and trauma. Janan has experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Janan is certified in Trauma Focused CBT.

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Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening...Read more

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  • 463 Worcester Rd, #406
    Framingham , Massachusetts 01701

  • Mon-Fri:7:30AM-9PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-5PM

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