Meet our Team of Thriveworks Franklin Counselors

Bob Chabot, LICSW

Counseling Style

Bob Chabot is a seasoned clinician who brings over 35 years of experience to his practice. He believes that therapy is a conversation in which the therapist functions as listener, facilitator, collaborator, witness and guide.

Bob has helped children better fit into their families, and parents shape their home environments to better meet the needs of their children. He has helped couples renegotiate, rework, and repair their relationships and has helped individuals grow and move forward on their respective paths.


Bob earned an MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work, and did post-graduate work at the Family Institute of Westchester. Over the years, he has worked extensively with children and families in both residential and outpatient settings. Additionally, in his private practice, he has worked with adults and couples.

Specialties Include:

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy

If you are seeking help for you, your family, and relationships, Bob is ready to start a conversation to help you achieve your goals!


Brittany Godden, LMHC

Counseling Style:

Brittany is a licensed mental health counselor, who is skilled in providing therapy to individual’s ages 3-18 years old. She believes in a child-centered approach, and creating a safe therapeutic space that is most successful when a strong relationship is formed. She embraces and accepts each child’s individual differences, which helps to bond with clients in a unique way.

Working with youth and the neurodivergent population, Brittany understands the importance of advocating for her clients, even when they are unable to do so for themselves. Brittany also recognizes that it is essential to work with parents/caregivers in order to create and implement treatment goals of the individuals she works with.


Brittany has over 10 years of experience working with youth in clinical and educational settings including as an outpatient therapist, school-based therapist, early childhood mental health consultant, and as a therapeutic mentor. She uses a variety of clinical approaches to meet the needs of each individual client.

Treatment preferences include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Child centered approach
  • Strengths based treatment
  • Trauma sensitive care


  • Early childhood, youth, and adolescent therapy and crisis intervention
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • School related issues / IEP and 504 support
  • Family issues

If you feel Brittany may be a good fit in meeting you or your child’s clinical needs, please reach out to discuss how I can support you further.

Mikkah Weisman, LICSW

Mikkah Weisman is a licensed independent Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of clinical experience working with children and families as well as five years of crisis management experience with individuals of all ages. While earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University, she focused her studies on children and families. Mikkah chose to specialize in trauma while earning a Master’s in Social Work at Simmons College because she realized that tragic events can adversely impact all of us at various stages of our lives.

After graduation she began her work as a crisis clinician in hospital emergency rooms before transitioning to her role as a therapist.

As a therapist Mikkah believes it is imperative to create a safe comforting space in order to work with everyone to discover which therapeutic approach best fits their needs.

She has a great deal of experience utilizing
• cognitive behavioral,
• psychodynamic,
• dialectical behavioral, and
• play therapies.

Approaches that Mikkah utilizes in her therapeutic work include:
• narrative therapy,
• open dialogue, and
• mindfulness.

Malia Weber-Parker, FNP-C

Counseling Style:

Malia's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.).

She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection. Malia offers a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients.


Malia is a Dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for psychiatry. She received her Master of Science in Nursing Rivier University. She has experience working in diverse clinical settings, caring for medically complex and culturally diverse patient populations.

Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to):

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • PTSD
  • SUD
  • Schizophrenia

When you are ready to take the first step in healing, please reach out. Malia would love to help.

Woomendy Jean, M.S.

Woomendy is invested in the wellbeing of others by supporting and helping them work through feelings and improve relationships. She is a firm believer that we all have the ability to solve problems in our lives. However, she understands traumatic events, overwhelming stress, and uncontrollable environmental factors may interfere with our capacity to solve our problems alone.

Woomendy’s vision is to provide a nonjudgmental and empathetic space for individuals, couples, and families to meet their needs and achieve their goals.


Woomendy is a current PhD candidate in Studies of Human Behavior.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy through Capella University and completed a certification program in Trauma. She is also multi-lingual and can provide services in Haitian Creole.

Her various experiences include working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Trauma is Woomendy’s niche, but she also works with clients who are struggling with various other relationship and emotional goals.


  • trauma
  • relationship issues
  • difficult family dynamics
  • depression
  • anxiety-related disorders
  • adjustment disorder
  • any symptoms that interfere with daily lives

She would love to hear from you if you are ready to invest in your healing journey!

Kristen Arnold, LICSW

Counseling Style:

Kristen’s therapy style is accepting and empathic with a lot of humor. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Her approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapy with an emphasis on goals and interventions that best meet her client's needs. Kristen also believes that a trusting foundation is essential in a therapeutic setting so her primary goal is always to build that foundation first.


Kristen is a graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work and has over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts. She has provided care in a range of settings, including nursing homes, adult day health centers, vocational and residential programs, homes and office settings.

Kristen’s specialty areas include working with adults of all ages and cognitive abilities on the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Changes in quality of life due to decline in health and independence
  • The Aging Process
  • Caregiver stress
  • Bereavement
  • Coping with end-of-life issues
  • Divorce
  • Dementia

Kristen appreciates the courage it has taken to seek out help when you need it, and is here to support you in that journey.

She looks forward to working with you!

Kelley MacDougall, MA in Counseling

Counseling Style:

Kelley loves working with children, teens and adults. She believes that everyone should have a safe and healing place to go to where individuals can work through life’s difficulties. Kelley is a counselor who uses humor and creativity to get to know her clients and help them achieve their life’s goals.


Kelley has more than 18 years of experience of doing individual therapy for families in the inner city of Boston.  She has worked in several different settings including outpatient mental health centers and congregate residential settings.

Kelley has experience helping clients with the following:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • grief and loss
  • addiction
  • relationship concerns
  • other life experiences

Kelley believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing.  Through her work, she strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them and create a new reality that is more fulfilling.

Although she utilizes various tools some of Kelley’s her favorite are:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Strength Based

Kelley believes therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths.

Kemba Bloodworth, LCSW


Counseling Style:

Kemba is passionate about providing a therapeutic alliance that is person-centered and supportive. She will assist you in gaining insight, feeling more at ease and connected in your life. Together you will create your path toward wellbeing. Kemba is prepared to hold space with you as you discover new coping strategies that will support you.


Kemba received her Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Having had extensive clinical training at NYU Langone’s Behavioral Health unit, she is experienced in empowering individuals to embrace new ways of being while working through trauma, crisis, and life transitions.

Kemba’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • BIPOC related concerns
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • LGBTQIA concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • College Concerns
  • Racial Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self Esteem

If you are considering reaching out, Kemba is here to support you on your journey toward a fuller, healthier life.

Rabia Khan, LMHC

In her practice, Rabia provides care to individuals struggling with mild and major mental illnesses.   At the core of my approach is belief that every individual has a right to self-determination and ability to make and keep oneself whole. Rabia works from a Person-Centered philosophy that emphasizes meaning in one’s life, responsibility, and the pursuit ‘to be that self which one truly is’. Rabia views counseling as a process by which she facilitates clients in exploration, clarification, and identification of their needs and behaviors and helps them to make changes in cognitions and behaviors that will result in the attainment of life satisfaction and self-acceptance.

Rabia utilizes a multi-modal integrative approach tailored to the needs of clients. She incorporates principles from CBT, DBT, psycho-education, and Solution focused modalities. She incorporates a culturally informed treatment approach to behavioral health.

Rabia specializes in working with following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Mental Health issues
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress Management
  • Skills building
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Substance Use Disorders

Caryn Lingley Alberini, LCSW LADC I

Counseling style

Caryn is a clinical social worker, and licensed substance abuse therapist. She believes that creating a safe, comfortable space fosters meaningful, and progressive treatment. Compassion and empathy are Caryn’s guide to treating and managing a person's struggles and needs. She advocates for her patients and believes in a full spectrum of care that addresses all needs.


Caryn obtained her MSW from Boston College and has worked in mental health and substance abuse counseling for over 15 years. She provides psychoeducation for understanding and assists in developing the skills and techniques to navigate current stressors and achieve client goals.

Caryn offers multiple treatment modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy


If you are struggling with any of the following concerns, you may find Caryn helpful in your journey to overcome, and manage symptoms, while increasing one’s happiness, and quality of life.

  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic/Terminal Illness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Aggression & Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm
  • Self Esteem

Caryn works with individuals age 12 and up. If you are struggling in any of these areas, she would love to hear from you to begin treatment that is tailored to your experiences and goals.

Deena Traum, PsyD

Counseling Style

Deena believes in creating a trusting relationship with children so that they view therapy as a safe place to share their feelings and experiences. Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Social Thinking, Deena believes that children can recognize their strengths, learn coping strategies, and be able to thrive at home and in school. Deena will also work closely with parents, through collaboration and consultation, in order to ensure the best possible outcome for their children.


Deena has a Doctorate in Child-Clinical/School Psychology. She has worked with children of all ages for her entire professional career. Deena has worked in early intervention, in clinical settings, and most recently, in a public elementary school.

Psychological Evaluations

In addition to counseling children of all ages, Deena also is accomplished in the area of psychological evaluations. Deena has extensive experience completing psycho-educational evaluation with children ages 3-18. Using a variety of assessment tools, Deena can help determine a child’s areas of strength and weakness. The evaluation can reveal if a child’s struggles are a result of a Specific Learning Disability, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, Depression, Anxiety or a combination of multiple factors.

Deena specializes in working with children in the areas of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Garapha Mezidor, LMHC

Since 2012 Garapha has been helping people in Massachusetts realize their personal and mental health goals.  She has been dedicated to assisting her clients in overcoming life’s obstacles and challenges. As Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Garapha has a large range of experience working with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anger management, and more.

Garapha’s approach is goal oriented and person centered, while being supportive yet challenging to enhance client’s personal growth. At initial appointments she ensures that clients are comfortable, thus having a warm and private setting is crucial and available at all times. To ensure comfort she engages in ice breakers or other tools that will help my clients feel at ease, while engaging in person centered conversations that will lead to goal development and what to expect in sessions.

Seeing her clients grow to their best self, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. You don’t have to fight the battle alone, let’s chat it up together and experience the joy, pain, laughter, etc. that life has to offer.

Garapha’s Specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Anger management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Michelle Battipaglia, LMFT

Michelle is a strengths-based therapist who believes in meeting her clients where they are at and walking through their reality with them. We all struggle at different points in our lives, and need a place to feel safe and secure to explore and unpack our issues and struggles. Michelle provides a neutral, non-judgmental place for people to express themselves openly and honestly, to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to increase their understanding of themselves and others.

Michelle has worked with children, teens, adults, and family systems in various forms since completing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Michelle believes that we do not exist only as individuals, but all as parts of bigger systems, and brings her family systems perspective to all sessions, even those with a single person in the room.

Michelle is experienced working with clients who are dealing with:

  • Family stress (co-parenting, divorce, blended families/ remarriage, infidelity, school issues, etc.)
  • Dating and relationships
  • Gender issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem and self-worth
  • Development of self/self-identity

Michelle often uses the following methods:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy( ACT)
  • Solution- Focused Family Therapy
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Contextual Family Therapy

I would love to work with you and your family system on whatever you are struggling with! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Shan Bishop, M.Ed

Shan believes in providing a safe, confidential, and comfortable environment for individual’s in the counseling process.  At some point in our lives, we all face challenges. It is helpful to be able to talk to someone who will listen without judgement. Shan believes that through connection, trust and rapport, people can talk openly about their needs and develop a way to manage the difficulties they face more effectively. Shan enjoys working together with individuals to collaboratively establish goals, embrace a growth mindset, and help with recognizing strengths and skills.


Shan obtained her M.Ed in counseling and human services from Lehigh University and is a master’s level counselor whose specialties include school counseling. She has years of experience working as a counselor with all ages at schools, colleges, and community-based outpatient clinics.  Shan uses a humanistic perspective that strives to encourage individuals to fulfill their potential and wellbeing. She also believes that each person is unique and is adaptable in her treatment approaches.  Shan uses a combination of approaches to counseling with elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused, mindfulness, skill building and goal setting.  Shan is also a parent to three children.


Shan has built strong clinical skills in working with individuals experiencing many different mental health needs. Some of these include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Adjustment issues
  • Grief and loss.

Dr. Jane Eagles

Dr. Jane Eagles approaches therapy with the perspective that the client is a whole person - she addresses the body, mind, and spirit. For more than 20 years, Dr. Eagles has helped children, adolescents, adults, and families by identifying each client’s strengths and utilizing them to achieve their personal goals.

Dr. Eagles’ specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Developing coping skills
  • Adoption
  • Custody issues
  • School issues
  • Mood change due to medical issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Women’s issues

Dr. Eagles holds degrees in biology, counseling psychology, and health psychology.  Her experience includes oncology research, mental health support at the American Cancer Society, and hospice care.

Dr. Eagles utilizes:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Grief Therapy

She is skilled in:

  • Individuals
  • Family therapies

In her spare time, Dr. Eagles enjoys writing poetry, essays, and that rare thing - the personal handwritten letter, along with taking photographs that often illustrate her written works.

Manjit Khalsa, Ed.D.

Manjit Khalsa is a licensed psychologist, licensed yoga trainer, and has trainings in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and NPL (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). 


Manjit’s diverse and extensive experience will bring a new edge to the counseling session. She is passionate about meeting clients where they are at and will work with you to find a solution to a problem. She believes in the power everyone has in them to overcome their obstacles and find new life. 

Manjit’s experience working the mind and body enables her to see problems as multi-faceted. Her job as a psychologist is to help you apply the best strategies to solve the problem yourself and grow stronger from it. 


Manjit began her career in mental health as a psychologist working with the innovative Neuro-Linguistic Programming and later became extremely proficient in EMDR therapy.  Over the course of time, she has seen  many different clients and using her experience and unique training, she helped them overcome their obstacles to build a better life. 

Manjit is also a licensed yoga teacher and co-created YCBT (Yoga-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Her understanding of the mind-body connection can help clients immensely in holistically addressing their situation. 

She is also a business leader herself and understands the ins and outs and stresses of running your own business and working to advance your career through your corporation. She has coached many entrepreneurs, business leaders and their partners, college students, and other professionals. 

You might find Manjit especially helpful if you are seeking counseling for:

  • Life transitions 
  • Relationship issues
  • Career 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Anxiety and Depression 
  • College students 
  • Trauma
  • Wholistic counseling 


Matt Blakely, LICSW

Matt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and with a Master's in Social Work from Boston College.  In his individual counseling with adult clients, he generally takes a solution-focused approach to working with people on their mental health challenges. Some of these challenges may include:

  • difficulties with interpersonal communication and relationships,
  • feeling depressed or anxious about life circumstances, or
  • dealing with the ongoing impact of difficult or traumatic events.

He is trained and experienced treating the following issues and diagnoses:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias

Taking a solution-focused approach means that, while it is important and necessary to understand and learn from the past, much of the time in a counseling session is focused on the present and future. This involves visualizing what an improved future looks like, taking time to notice how small pieces of that future are already appearing from time to time, and discovering solutions to what the next step will be to move toward the better future.

Matt also believes in working with people to understand their religious/spiritual beliefs and practices and integrate these into how clients find meaning and purpose in the challenges of life. These beliefs and practices can play an important role at times in the growth and healing process.

Sarah Gregoire, LICSW

We live in a world where busyness, stress, and unexpected life events can cause us to feel overwhelmed and alone. Whether you are encountering occupational or educational concerns, family or relationship difficulties, experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, or sadness, or struggling with life transitions, it's important to have a safe, empowering environment where you can share your inner struggles in a safe space and find hope and resources to help you heal, thrive and find purpose and meaning for your future. With support, it's possible to establish goals, build self-confidence, improve communication skills, and gain problem-solving skills.

I am an LICSW in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with over 10 years of clinical experience and hold a Master's of Social Work degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.

My practice style incorporates elements of individual Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to manage depression, anxiety, & adjustment concerns. I will work with you to identify and use tangible tools with a focus on self-care, including mindfulness skills and coping strategies (such as incorporating journaling, meditation, nature, art, etc. in your life) to manage mental health concerns & reduce stress.

Your wellness along your life journey is important to me. As a qualified helping professional, I aspire to listen to your concerns & provide valuable feedback that may be a beacon of light to you in your difficult times.

Jack Harrington, LMHC

Jack has over 25 years of experience in the Mental Health field. He has provided clinical services to children, adults, families and couples in at various outpatient settings. Jack has also worked in school and vocational programs where he implemented treatment-based groups as well as individual therapy.

He has a master’s degree from Cambridge College and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Jack has treated a wide range of syndromes and disorders including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Greif/ Loss/ Bereavement
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Co-Dependency
  • Attachment disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Addictions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders

He has implemented several treatment strategies including: specialties include:

  • Stress Management
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Anger management
  • Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Management Counseling

Among Jack’s other interests, he also served as the softball coach at Attleboro High School.

Jim Gardner, Ph.D., LICSW

Jim is an LICSW with a Ph.D. from the Smith College in clinical social work. As a licensed social worker, he not only focuses on an individual’s mental health but also considers the role of the social environment that affects an individual. After receiving his MSW in 1982, he served at the D St. clinic in South Boston for 28 years. More recently, Jim has over 5 years of outpatient experience working with clients on both a short- and long-term basis. Over this time, Jim gained experience and became skilled at addressing many mental health issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Long-term mental health issues
  • Dealing with pressures from financial hardships
  • Cultural diversity
  • Trauma including sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Alcoholism and other addiction
  • Adjustment reactions to stress work/relationships conflicts
  • Caring for the elderly

Jim has a passion for language and international cultures as evidenced by his extensive work with Russian Jewish immigrants. And as a person in recovery for over 10 years he is personal acquainted with the struggles related to maintenance of sobriety. He states that he is also grateful to God for the life lessons that he has learned caring for aging parents and a partner. These lessons have taught him many life lessons regarding the care of others.
Jim is trained in and utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including:

  • Psychodynamic theory;
  • Object relations;
  • Neurological influences on mental health;
  • Integration of spirituality and psychotherapy;
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy;
  • Mindfulness and
  • Internal Family Systems.

Jim is aware that to have the deep and meaningful discussion required for the therapeutic process, a relationship of trust is needed. He is dedicated to establishing this relationship with everyone that he works with.

Leo Lease

Leo Lease, LPC

Leo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago. He has done a variety of work in residential facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and community based mental health working with pediatrics, adolescents, and young adults.

Leo has experience in working with

  • Depression,
  • Attachment Issues,
  • Gender Identity,
  • Sexual Orientation,
  • Poly/Non-Monogamous Relationships,
  • Autism Spectrum,
  • PTSD & other trauma related issues.

He generally takes a strengths based approach to therapy but also has experience in utilizing:

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy,
  • Art Therapy,
  • Narrative Therapy,
  • Anger Management
  • And Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Leo believes that therapy should be a place where people feel safe and supported to have their emotional experiences not just be heard, but held and made space for. The belief that people need affirmations alongside honest and authentic communication is at the core of how Leo approaches therapeutic relationships so that treatment is a collaborative effort. It is ok to have moments of questioning and self doubt because that is part of the human experience, but you don’t have to navigate those moments alone.

Boris Lorberg

Boris Lorberg, M.D.

Following graduation from MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in 2009, Dr. Lorberg has been on the faculty of University of Massachusetts Medical School as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics with a clinical appointment at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. At WRCH, he has cared for treatment refractory adolescents, first as Medical Director of Adolescent Intensive Residential Treatment Program, and then Associate Medical Director at the Umass Adolescent Continuing Care Inpatient Units. Dr. Lorberg currently provides psychopharmacology consultations for the Thriveworks Franklin office.

Greg Handel, Ph.D.

Counseling Style

“[A]t some point in our lives, we all need support from others … .”

Greg takes a grounded approach to counseling that is client centered. He believes each person is unique and wants to walk beside them as they set and obtain life goals. Everyone can achieve a sense of confidence and increased self-efficacy, and Greg is excited to walk down that path with you!

Greg is also an ordained minister who believes in treating the whole person, acknowledging that any individual is more than the sum of their parts. However, he respects each individual’s beliefs and sees having a complete understanding of an individual’s point of view as a necessary part of counseling.

He also believes that we all, at some point in our lives, experience periods of emotional suffering and brokenness. Therefore, at some point in our lives, we all need support from others. Greg often pulls from his own life experiences to identify with each individual and guide them through the healing process.


Greg has more than 35 years of experience providing positive life supports for individuals, couples and families. He has worked in several different environments including inpatient and outpatient mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, congregate residential settings and in private practice.


Greg has vast experience working with men and women in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Family and Parenting stress
  • Couples’ issues
  • Life adjustments
  • Functioning with disabilities

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