Our Counselors

Akos Antwi
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Akos Antwi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Akos Antwi is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts with over 7 years’ experience that include medical surgical, correctional and psychiatric/mental health nursing. Her psychiatric experience includes providing services in psychiatric emergency rooms, inpatient populations and with incarcerated individuals. This work has helped her to develop her perspective on the challenges individual face, and how she can best engage patients/ clients in wellness care. Akos attended the University of Rhode Island where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later attended Walden University for her Master of Science in Nursing with a certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her skills and expertise are exuberated through her exceptional ability to provide therapeutic patient-centered care, advocacy, motivation and mental wellness to clients. 

Her goal is to encourage each patient to take care of his or her mental health by discussing it in a way that eliminates the stigma attached to seeking help. Her mission is to provide quality care in a collaborative, supportive, and judgment-free environment.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Post Partum/Maternal Health
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Cultural issues
  • Relationship/Couples issues
  • Grief & Loss
Allison Skye
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Allison Skye, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Allison Skye is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of  Massachusetts who has 20 years of experience addressing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and anger management with adults over the age of 18. She completed her Master of  Education in Mental Health counseling and her Certificates in Advanced Studies in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts. 

She has had successful outcomes using a solution focused based, cognitive behavioral, strength based and mindfulness approach for therapy while maintaining a flexible awareness to meeting the unique challenges of the individual.

 A warm and caring atmosphere is essential and created where change can occur and choices can be made that enhance desires while meeting the goals to be obtained. Taking that first step can be difficult in making these new changes and choices in life and yet can be very beneficial at the same time.

Education

University of Massachusetts
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management 
  • Life Adjustments
  • Relationship issues
Carly Wilson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carly Wilson, LICSW

Carly Wilson is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).  Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College in 2009 and went on to achieve her MSW from Boston College in 2014. Ms. Wilson has extensive experience providing individual therapy and group therapy for veterans, active duty military personnel, corrections, and first responders.  Additionally, Ms. Wilson has experience working with youth and adolescent clients. Ms. Wilson is skilled in CBT, MI, and Solution Focused Therapy as modalities to help her clients achieve their self identified goals. 

In addition to hr clinical practice, Ms. Wilson was nominated for and received a 10 Under 10 Award  from Saint Anselm College. This recognition program aims to celebrate and showcase the successes of Saint Anselm's young alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and are already shaping the future. 

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Debra Joy
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Debra Joy, LMHC

Philosophy of Care 

Debra Joy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, in Massachusetts. 

She has been working in the field of crisis for the past 30 years. She started on the streets of  New York City, helping runaways off 42nd street, into the shelter close by at, Under 21/Covenant  House. Debra worked as an Emergency Investigator for 10 years, in the Mattapan/Roxbury/ Chelsea areas of Boston. 

Debra has been performing crisis psych. Evaluations in the Emergency rooms of Lowell and  Lawrence for 14 years. She has been able to help children and adults to find a safe, sober life.  Her non judgemental and relaxed style has been an asset when clients have needed it the most. Debra has worked with Gang youth from DYS at an alternative school in Lowell. Debra has  helped DMH clients who have severe mental health issues in a day program setting and to stay out of the hospital. She specializes in DBT (for teens and adults with self harm issues). Debra uses CBT and ACT in her therapy to help clients to accept where they are at this time and to build on their strengths. She has helped many of her clients to be able to work, go to college, and live independently after trauma gripped their lives.  

Debra has worked in the Massachusetts area for over 30 years, and she brings with this a  wealth of knowledge about the resources for clients. She is familiar with the school systems and special education programs (504/IEP) in this state as well. 

Debra has her CAGS (Pre Doctorate) in Family Therapy from Fitchburg State University. Debra has her MEd in School/Community Counseling from Salem State University. Her BS degree is  in Community Counseling from UMASS, Amherst. Debra attended Westfield State University majoring in Psychology, before transferring to UMASS. Debra came from a large family with a father who was a teacher. She understands what it’s like to not be able to afford college and she found that our state college system offers an affordable solution.

Education

Salem State University
Master of Education in School & Community Counseling

Specialties

  • DBT (for teens and adults with self harm issues)
  • CBT
  • ACT
  • Trauma
Debra Lund
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Debra Lund, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Deb Lund is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Deb brings to bear nearly 20 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and families cope with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. Deb attended Assumption College, where she earned a CAGS and a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She also attended Worcester State University, where she earned a BA in Elementary Education, including a minor in Psychology with a Concentration in Developmental Disabilities. Other coursework includes Substance Abuse Counseling and Psychology. 

Deb uses evidence-based modalities, including individualized motivational interviewing, mindfulness exercises, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. She likes to refer to herself as a GPS  during the therapeutic journey; she explains that we can't always see our destination when we start together, but between us, we will get you and your family where you want to be.

Deb uses her natural compassion and sense of humor to assist in developing collaborative relationships with patients and families. Her goal is to help those she works with to reach their full potential and realize their goals through a combination of teamwork and advocacy. 

Education

Assumption College
Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Neurodiverse issues including Autism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Chronic  Medical Issues
  • Educational Advocacy
Desiree Maldonado
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Desiree Maldonado, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

**Desiree offers therapy in Spanish**

Desiree Maldonado is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) with her Masters in Social Work, and a specialization in Children and Families. Desiree has years of experience providing individual and family counseling with youth, adolescents, and young adults.  She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals seeking help in addressing depression, anxiety, communication and relationship issues, as well as a variety of mental health challenges.  

She has found success with approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. She has a collaborative approach to therapy where individuals truly feel like they are being heard and working with her to ensure that treatment is individualized to their unique needs. 

It’s important to recognize that it can be difficult to make this first step into change. Desiree’s approach is straight forward in a caring way. Desiree believes that building a trusting relationship is the first step to success and ultimately everyone has the power to create a happy life. They just have to start.

Education

Simmons University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • CBT
Erika Hood
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Erika Hood, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erika M. Hood is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospital emergency departments, outpatient clinics to addiction services. Erika specializes in treating bipolar disorders, depression, PTSD/trauma, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Eastern Kentucky University. Erika Hood brings to Thriveworks  a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both the mind and the body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, comprehensive care for patients.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing 

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression
  • PTSD/trauma
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders
Heather Farmer
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Heather Farmer, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Heather Farmer, DNP, BSCJ, PMHNP is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts who has seven years’ experience working with adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, as well as mood and thought disorders. She completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Laboure College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. She then completed a bachelor level double major in Nursing and Criminal Justice at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts in 2012. In 2014 she completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and then received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Northeastern University in 2016. She went on to present her capstone project at the 23rd International Symposium about Current Issues and Controversies in Psychiatry in Barcelona, Spain in 2016.

Dr. Farmer utilizes thorough diagnostic techniques to accurately identify struggles and concerns that clients are experiencing. After establishing this treatment is initiated with the goal of aiding these issues. Routine assessments are conducted in order to ensure that treatment is effective and consistent. 

Dr. Farmer seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Northeastern University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
Jean-Merimee Kouagheu
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jean-Merimee Kouagheu, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jean-Merimee is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts with an extensive experience in health care Including over 20 years as a both a License Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, and Army Nurse.

Jean-Merimee utilizes a holistic approach to psychiatric care by integrating core values in medical/nursing practice and evidence-based psychiatric treatments. He will provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management for child, adolescent, and adults suffering from different psychiatric disorder including but not limited to depression, anxiety and anxiety related disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia spectrum, PTSD/trauma related disorder, conduct disorder, opposition dysregulation disorder, substance and addiction, life transitions, life stressors and relationship issues.

Jean-Merimee holds a Master of Science of Nursing from Regis College with focus as psychiatric nurse practitioner across lifespan. He analyzes your needs carefully and offer effective treatments that produce desired results. He will perform periodic evaluations to measure progress at different stages of treatment to ensure that treatment goals are being achieved. He is currently accepting new clients and as a client, you will be working with a well-qualified, personable, and nonjudgmental practitioner who is committed to providing high quality care to individuals and families. he takes the time to educate his clients about their condition and treatment options. His aim is to help his clients achieve overall wellness.

Education

Regis College
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Jill Ginisi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150:Intake $100:Follow-up

Juliana Igbinosun, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Juliana F. Igbinosun is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Massachusetts to provide patient-centered healthcare to patients of adult and geriatric ages.

Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems beginning in adulthood and continuing throughout the aging process. Provides Psychiatric and psychopharmacological assessment and treatment for a teenager, adult and seniors.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Juliana has an exceptional combination of strong medical and behavioral health skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long-lasting and trusting relationship with all patients.

Education

Regis College
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
Lisa Teixeira
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Teixeira, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has over 20 years’ experience partnering with people seeking help with issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, addictions, trauma, stress management, anger management, and grief and loss.    

Lisa utilizes strength-based and person-centered approaches to therapy, and offers the sensitivity and respectfulness people deserve. By developing supportive and collaborative relationships with people, Lisa helps them build on strengths, meet their goals, learn, change and grow, and live happy, meaningful, and successful lives.

Education

Boston College
Master's of Arts

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Stress management
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life Problems
Megan Langelier
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Langelier, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Megan Langelier is an honors graduate from Lesley University, having completed her Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy. Working toward her license in Mental Health Counseling, helping multiple different populations through her training, ranging from infants and toddlers through elders, she uses a developmentally appropriate lens with her client(s). Megan is looking forward to working with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families to provide insight and support.

With a focused background in art, psychology and education, Megan utilizes these tools to help people encountering challenges and suffering move toward growth and healing. Increasing self awareness, setting and tracking goals, building coping skills into daily life, and mindfulness techniques are just some focuses used through the process.

Megan values authenticity in the therapeutic relationship, and is grateful for the opportunity to honor and witness whatever comes forward in a safe and caring space. She aims to bring a unique and compassionate perspective to her clients. The experiences you build through this are ones she hopes to be life long aids.

Education

Lesley University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Specialties

  • Art & Expressive Therapies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Families
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
Patricia Wheeler Shea
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Patricia Wheeler Shea, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Patty Wheeler Shea holds dual board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts/Lowell, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University. She has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner 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 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s certificate at 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, non-judgmental 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
Venturiely Grullon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare (UBH)
Self Pay Rate: $99

Venturiely Grullon, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  I have had the opportunity of working with various populations and to be part of the healing journey of many individuals and families.  I have worked in residential mental health settings as well as inpatient substance abuse centers, which has provided me with understanding and knowledge of various populations: substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders and dual diagnosis.

I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family cultural conflicts and LGBTQ matters in the community and within the family systems. My background and experience has provided me with understanding of cultural diversity and family dynamics. I am fluent in Spanish.

I received a BA in International Studies at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.  I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University in Keene, NH.

Abigail Nganye
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Abigail Nganye, RN-PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Abigail Nganye is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Nganye received her Master of Science from Regis College Weston. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Nganye’s dedication and intelligence is demonstrated by being inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau in 2020.

Abigail previously worked in community health providing care to many patients in the medically underserved populations. Abigail delivers compassionate, high quality comprehensive mental health care to each patient through medication-based treatment. Her areas of expertise include psychiatric evaluations, assessments and treatment of individuals experiencing major depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders as well as challenges involving substance use disorder.

Abigail values holistic care thus her practice is centered upon a collaborative strength-based approach. This approach allows collaboration between her, clients and other professionals involved in their care to ensure that treatment is reflective of the individual client’s goal and values.

Education

Regis College
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Amy Fini
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amy Fini, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s in Counseling from Fitchburg State University. I have many years of experience at different employment levels within the human services field. I have worked for a variety of services including; intensive family services, clinic-based outpatient services, and school-based counseling. 

My approach utilizes a blend of Humanistic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In my time serving the community, I have had the pleasure completing advanced training in multiple evidence-based trauma treatments. Additionally, I became trained in the Level 1 Gottman Method to couples counseling. 

I am an outgoing, and energetic clinician who values rapport and trust as one of the most important steps in counseling. I understand that seeking a counselor and beginning this journey can be scary. 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.

Education

Fitchburg State University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling 
  • Trauma and PTSD 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Coping skills 
  • Behavioral Issues 
  • Child or Adolescents
  • Family Conflict 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Parenting 
David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Noelle Kiley, PMHNP-BC

Noelle Kiley is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her education includes a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a psychiatric/mental health specialty from the University of Rochester. Noelle has 12 years experience in the field of mental health, working in a variety of settings. 

Noelle's clinical practice includes psychiatric assessments & diagnoses, patient education, and treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. She offers a compassionate patient-centered and holistic approach to medication management and psychotherapy, while also collaborating with the patient's healthcare providers in order to provide comprehensive and safe treatment. Noelle has a particular interest in the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for a variety of mental health concerns.

Theresa Damien
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • MassHealth
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Theresa Damien, PMHNP-BC

Theresa M. Damien CNP, PMHNP is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Damien has over 13 years experience as a registered nurse with over 9 years of diverse clinical experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her degree at Regis College where she was inducted into the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau. Ms. Damien is dually certified as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice and active member of International Nursing Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). 

Ms. Damien is a dedicated provider and nurse educator. She continues educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the clinical and academic setting. She continues to contribute as a peer content reviewer for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, APNA, and, IntNSA. 

She has worked as a nurse , providing care in medical and mental health settings. Her approach to patient care is patient centered and holistic. Compassion and collaboration are essential to ensure the patient's mental health goals are prioritized. She looks forward to working with you to obtain your best health.

Henry Lou-Goode
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Henry Lou-Goode, CNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

** Henry speaks Cantonese**

Henry Lou-Goode is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience providing psychiatric are to adult patients with a wide array of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and psychotic disorders.

Henry utilizes a biopsychosocial and collaborative approach in diagnosing patient’s mental health conditions and working with patients to develop evidence-based treatment plan that could include psychiatric medications management and psychotherapy. He believes in delivering patient-centered care and supportive psychotherapy to enhance patient engagement and support patient’s personal growth.

Henry received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College Connell School of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Massachusetts (Boston). He has 6 years of experience working with people with mental health conditions.

Education

Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorders
Doug Crook
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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 15years 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
Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare, CNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of  Massachusetts who has about 18 years' experience in the field of mental health as both a  mental health counselor, a registered nurse, and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner  who has worked relentlessly with children, adults, and families seeking help with depression,  anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum, conduct disorder, oppositional  dysregulation disorder, life transitions, life issues and relationship issues. He completed his  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University and received his Master of Science  in Nursing from Walden University as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  

Edwin utilizes evidence-based, collaborative, mindfulness based, solution focused and  emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and  awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. He also  bases his medication prescription technique from experience, and the utilization of evidence based practice to effectively manage the disease process of every individual. 

Edwin seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building  on your strengths and better collaborate with every individual towards meeting their goals and  living their meaningful lives.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress management 
  • Self esteem 
  • Life transitions 
  • Anger management 
  • Men’s issues 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Mood disorder 
  • PTSD
Wendy Barry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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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