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Anne Turley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tufts
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
Ashley Kitchen-Sweet
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Kitchen-Sweet, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Ashley Kitchen-Sweet is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has over 5 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults, families/couples, and children seeking help with depression/anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and family/couples issues.  She is very committed to providing an easy transition into therapy.  Ashley is very compassionate with her client and passionate about their progress.  She has completed Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.

Ashley utilizes collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindful based, and solution focused based approaches to therapy.  She always maintains creative thinking, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of each unique individual/couple.  This means that Ashley tailors your treatment approach to your needs and strengths while being sensitive to your cultural identity and lifestyle choices.

Ashley’s style is warm and supportive.  She seeks to provide a caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living a meaningful life you value and desire.  Ashley believes collaboration is very important in a therapeutic relationship and she is very eager to establish concrete goals and steps for you to help you overcome your current problems.  Taking the time to develop a relationship with you is very important in the treatment process, Ashley finds many people enjoy having a working and trusting relationship with their counselor as an important part of their treatment. 

Education

Walden University
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Substance misuse
  • Stress Management
Carly Wilson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • 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:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
Debra Joy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • 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:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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
Fortunate Munhutu
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
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: $199: Intake
$149: 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:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Kristen Cameron
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristen Cameron, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kristen Cameron is a Board-Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-BC) with 9 years of mental health experience assisting clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, coping skill development, family conflict, life transitions, relationship difficulties, academic issues, self-esteem, stress, PTSD, and women’s issues.

Kristen earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State University. Kristen has experience with treating individuals and families. She values establishing strong therapeutic rapport while assisting clients with meeting desired treatment goals. Kristen focuses on utilizing CBT and person-centered interventions to support clients with navigating their mental health symptoms and other general life stressors. Kristen helps clients explore environmental and relational factors that may be influencing emotional discomfort. She believes in the importance of providing clients with individualized care, adequate psychoeducation and resources.

Kristen encourages clients who are looking for support in building skills to manage mental health symptoms to reach out for compassionate guidance. Kristen is strength-based and empathetic in her approach and strives to provide a validating, non-judgmental, safe and informational experience for clients.

Education

Fitchburg State University
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Stress
Lisa Teixeira
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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 in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Stress management
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life Problems
Margaret Oloyede
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Meghan Kelley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Meghan Kelley, LMHC

Philosophy of Care 

Meg Kelley is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University in 2016 and graduated from William James College in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Forensic and Correctional Counseling. She has experience working with adults in both individual and group counseling. She treats a variety of issues, including anger management, stress management, reintegration from incarceration to society, anxiety, mood, trauma, personality, and substance use disorders. 

Believing in each individual’s potential for growth, Meg’s approach is person-centered combined with solution-focused and cognitive behavioral concepts. She maintains the flexibility, creativity, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of her clients. 

Meg believes the most important aspect of therapy is developing rapport and trust with her clients in order to help them build on their unique strengths and meet their treatment needs and goals. Meg recognizes the barriers to therapy and values the privilege it is to help clients improve their mental health and live a more fulfilling life. 

Education 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
William James College 

Specialties 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Anger Management 
  • Stress Management 
  • Trauma 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Substance Use Disorders
Melissa Yazir
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Yazir, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts and holds the equivalent titles in both New York and California. She has over 10 plus years of experience serving individuals in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, as well as in correctional settings across the country and in Canada. Melissa earned her Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY Brockport and her Masters of Social Work from SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College’s collaborative program.

Melissa is a firm believer that mental health is a crucial component to our overall wellness. She approaches therapy from a person-centered and strengths-based perspective incorporating different modalities of treatment such as, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, solution focused, and mindfulness; all dependent on the needs and wants of those she is working with. 

Melissa views her role as a therapist, as someone who joins with you on your journey. She strives to provide a welcoming, non-judgemental, safe space for those she has the privilege to serve. Maybe you are someone navigating uncertainty, confusion, or concern? Perhaps you have found yourself in unfamiliar territory, attempting to figure out the thoughts and feelings that have decided to accompany you. Maybe you are looking to explore who you are? Or are you looking to unpack who you would like to be? You are your own guide and Melissa would be honored to walk with you on your journey until you reach your destination. 

Education

State University of New York at Brockport and Nazareth College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Person-Centered Approach
Mercy Mbuthia
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Randi Braun
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Randi Braun, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Randall Paige Braun is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. She completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at the Southern Connecticut State University. She has offered counseling services to individuals, children and families seeking support for mental health needs including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia.

Randall Paige utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients understand their thought processes and reframe thoughts to be solution focused. She also attempts to meet each of her clients where they are in their therapy journey through being client-centered and inclusive.

Randall Paige hopes to build a trusting and supportive relationship with you in order to increase your success in therapy and in everyday life.

Education

Southern Connecticut State University
Master of Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Women's Issues
Venturiely Grullon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • 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: $299: Intake
$249: 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
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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)
Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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.

Henry Lou-Goode
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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: $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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
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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