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
Anne Turley
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

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 Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, treatment resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.  

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

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Carmen Cintrón
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carmen Cintrón, Resident in Counseling

**Carmen offers therapy services in Spanish 

Philosophy of Care

Carmen Cintron has completed a Master Level in Psychology in Mental Health & Counseling with Concentration in Substance and Trauma. Carmen completed as well a Bachelor of Arts-Human & Social Science/ Concentration Social Work. At the moment she has being working toward to become a LMHC. Carmen has 10 years of experiences working with different populations from transition to adult, adults to elderly with multiple diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, life transition, women’s issues, relationships, medical illness, trauma and substance. 

Carmen utilizes motivational interview, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, 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.

Carmen 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

Cambridge College
Masters in Psychology in Mental Health & Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Abuse
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: $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
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
Esther Schwartz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Esther Schwartz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Clinician Social Worker, utilizing a strengths-based approach , Esther works closely with her clients to create an atmosphere in which they feel empowered to begin the healing process. Esther attended Simmons University and received her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. Esther is passionate about helping people live a life full of authenticity and confidence; holding steadfast to the belief that all people deserve a safe and supportive place to feel heard, move through challenges, and develop insight. Throughout the therapeutic journey, Esther guides her clients in the process of identifying, embracing, and integrating new skills and self-understanding. Esther will work closely with you to achieve freedom, space, and objectivity from pain and suffering; central to her practice is the belief that each person has within them a profound and innate ability to heal.

Esther uses a collaborative, evidence-based, holistic, and strengths-based approach to treatment. In doing so, she is able to guide her clients to achieving their clinical goals. She focuses her treatment on maintaining a collaborative, respectful, and mindful relationship with her clients.

Esther is also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and brings this into her practice as an ally and advocate. Additionally, as a first generation immigrant, she draws upon these experiences to inform compassionate and culturally-competent care.

Education

Simmons University
Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women’s issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Gender dysphoria/Queer issues
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

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
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
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
Joy Gallon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joy Gallon, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Joy Gallon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Massachusetts who has over thirteen years experience partnering with adults and couples seeing help with depression, anxiety, addictions, serious and chronic mental health concerns, life transitions, concerns related to aging, and relationship issues. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Arts in Business Communications from Emerson College, a Master of Social Work from Boston University, and a post-graduate CBT Certificate from Boston University.

Joy uses collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, solution-focused and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy in order to help individuals and couples to make significant progress toward their personal life goals. 

Joy looks forward to working with you to address your mental health concerns, reduce and/or cease your use of addictive substances and to provide support as you grow, change and thrive!

Education

Boston University
Master of Social Work

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Thought Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
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
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
Sara Phipps
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sara Phipps, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sara Phipps is a MA level clinician working towards her LHMC licensure in Massachusetts. Sara has almost 2 years of experience working as an in-home therapy clinician working with families and children with extensive traumatic backgrounds. This included working with oppositional behaviors, depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, trauma, PTSD, anger management, communication and utilizing coping skills to regulate emotions. She is compassionate, understanding and willing to work with her client based on their individual needs. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health counseling through Southern New Hampshire University as well. 

Sara uses a mix of therapy approaches because she believes that every client is different and that every client should have their own customized treatment. Therapy approaches include, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, person centered, and mindfulness based. Always maintaining a positive approach and keeping their needs and wants in mind. 

Sara looks for the importance of building a good and honest relationship between counselor and client. This includes building off the strengths that the client is willing to bring to the table. By incorporating strengths and skills that the client already possesses this can help meet the intended goals you both are working towards. Collaborating and working as a team. 

Education

Southern New Hampshire University
MA Clinical and Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Trauma
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
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)
Genevieve Wicks
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Genevieve Wicks, LICSW

Since becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in 2000 in the state of Massachusetts, Genevieve has worked with individuals and couples experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, medical conditions, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, sexuality, domestic violence and parenting. Genevieve received her BA in Social Work from Providence College and her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. Using a warm and caring approach, Genevieve will collaborate with you to identify strengths, successes and challenges.

Well being and self care are always so important especially during times of transition and stress. Whether you are at the contemplation or action stage, a supportive therapeutic relationship can create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing you discomfort. 

Genevieve will personalize the counseling experience to fit your unique needs using a variety of evidence-based treatments including motivational interviewing and mindfulness to determine what is working well in your life as well as future goals. Genevieve looks forward to meeting you, hearing your story, and identifying your strongest internal motivations so that you live intently and purposefully.  

Genevieve’s specialities:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
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.

Audrey Furkart
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Audrey Furkart, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Audrey Furkart is a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has experience collaborating with individuals of various ages to help them navigate life struggles such as depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship issues, and trauma. Her approach is client-centered and strengths-based, and she aims to guide her clients to empower themselves to reach their full potential. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tufts University and received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Salem State University.  

Audrey welcomes the opportunity to help clients identify their strengths to help overcome mental health challenges and to reach goals in areas of their lives that are critical to their well being, such as with family, at work, in school, and with friendships. Audrey employs cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness techniques in her practice.

Audrey seeks to establish a warm and supportive relationship with her clients and uses a client-centered approach, emphasizing the importance of a caring and trusting relationship between the therapist and the client.

Education

Salem State University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Transitions
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Trauma
Colleen Goode
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Colleen Goode, LMHC

Colleen is an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor with decades of experience counseling. She has worked in schools with children, adolescents and their caregivers to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and relational concerns. Colleen uses clinical and evidenced based techniques to help her clients feel empowered to improve the quality of their lives by setting goals, overcoming obstacles, and laying the groundwork for positive change.

With so much uncertainty during this unprecedented time, everyone’s life is affected in some way or another. Many of us are feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed with the immense and almost constant changes to our daily lives. Colleen provides a safe and supportive space, in a non-judgmental setting. You will find her approach is filled with warmth and utmost respect, making you feel comfortable and at ease during your sessions.

Colleen specializes in the following areas:

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
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:
  • 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

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

 

Gabrielle Eckler
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gabrielle Eckler, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Gabrielle Eckler is working towards her LMHC licensure. Gabrielle received her Masters degree in Mental Health from Boston College in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling from Curry College in 2018. She has spent two internships focused on substance abuse counseling and working with older adults with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Gabrielle utilizes a collaborative, strength based, solution focused, mindfulness based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focused treatment for anxiety and depression, while maintaining flexibility to best meet the needs of each individual. 

Gabrielle seeks to provide a comfortable and supportive therapeutic environment that is client-centered and goal oriented.

Education

Boston College
Master's in Mental Health

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic 
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance use
  • Women’s issues
  • Mindfulness
Emma Rengert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emma Rengert, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Emma Rengert is currently working towards her Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. She has 4 years of experience partnering with adults, adolescents, children, and families in a variety of settings. Emma has worked with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health disorders as well as individuals who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and building on their basic life and coping skills. Emma completed her Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and received her Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston. 

Emma’s experience of practice in clinical counseling is: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Schizophrenia, Autism, Asperger’s, Stress Management, Abuse (Physical, Sexual, etc.), Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependence or Co-occurring Disorders, Anger Management, Poor Self-Image, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy & Evidenced-Based Practice Therapies.

Emma’s goal as a counselor is to provide a safe space for clients to process difficult emotions, identify strengths, and develop resilience. She believes that building rapport and trust is essential to building any therapeutic alliance. She hopes to have the opportunity to work with you on your journey!

Education

University of Massachusetts
Masters of Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Severe & Persistent Mental Illnesses
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dual Diagnoses
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Suicide 
  • CBT
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
Rhiannon Gillespie
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rhiannon Gillespie, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Are you looking for a deeper purpose in your life?

Is there a longing to work through and free yourself and your body from the emotions that are built up inside of you? 

We all have places in our life where we feel stuck. Working together, we will identify those blocks and find ways for you to overcome them. My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment where you are able to show up fully as you, offering an opportunity for self discovery and empowerment. I strongly believe that we all deserve to feel fully alive, to show up as our unique and authentic selves and be loved for that.

Using a compassionate, holistic, and strength based approach, I believe in weaving mindfulness, spiritual practices, and client-centered therapy in order to support clients in their discovery of connecting their subconscious and conscious patterns in order to deeply heal and find liberation from within. I will support you through your journey of identifying your true self: your strengths, gifts, goals, dreams, and anything else you discover along the way. 

I have a safe, warm, and nurturing style  in counseling sessions. I strive to help clients move through what no longer serves them and develop a greater sense of clarity and grounding in their day to day lives.

I specialize in trauma-informed care, treating anxiety and depression, as well as supporting life transitions. My purpose is to hold space for clients to connect with themselves, reflect back their gifts, and work through anything that may arise.  I have a unique way of blending Intuitive and clinical feedback while supporting individuals to connect to their own inner wisdom and discover their own truth. 

Growth is a process. I enjoy walking with my clients through the stages of change as experience has taught me that there’s always something amazing and powerful waiting for them on the other side.

Education

Cambridge College
Master's in Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Self Esteem
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
Kaitlyn McDonald Ollila
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kaitlyn McDonald Ollila, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Kaitlyn Ollila is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts with 8 years of  experience supporting adults and families through difficult life transitions, substance use,  depression, and anxiety. She has her Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and Master of  Social Work from Boston University.  

Kaitlyn’s approach is strengths based and solutions focused, integrating cognitive behavioral  and interpersonal therapy. By collaborating with clients to develop a holistic understanding of  their needs, she is able to tailor her therapeutic approaches to meet the unique circumstances  of each individual, couple, and family.  

Kaitlyn looks forward to connecting with you to discuss how she can help you meet your  mental health, substance use, and relationship goals through the development of a supportive  and meaningful therapeutic relationship. 

Education

Boston University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression Anxiety 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Substance Use
  • Health & Medical Stressors
  • Grief & Loss
Angela Taveira-Dick
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99- $150

Angela Taveira-Dick, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Angela Taveira-Dick is a licensed psychologist and is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Departments of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at William James College (WJC). Dr. Taveira-Dick received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 with an emphasis on treating individuals with serious mental illness. She completed her predoctoral internship in “Clinical & Community Psychology” at the Yale University School of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in “Psychosocial Rehabilitation” at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (ENRM VA). Previous to her position at WJC, Dr. Taveira-Dick provided short term therapy to veterans as the clinical lead for the Community Recovery Connections Team at the ENRM VA.

Dr. Taveira-Dick’s therapeutic style is based on the tenets of psychosocial rehabilitation which emphasizes a strengths based perspective and focuses on helping clients to live a life they find meaningful and fulfilling. Her approaches are collaborative and she utilizes interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and supportive therapeutic interventions. Her interests include providing support to young adults, especially those who are navigating their academic interests and career trajectory. In addition, Dr. Taveira-Dick is well versed working with veterans and older adults who are experiencing anxiety and depression. She also provides specific assessment services to those seeking additional information on a serious mental illness diagnosis as well as testing for giftedness.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Academic/Occupational/Work and Career Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Postpartum Issues
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders (testing only)
  • Giftedness (testing only)
Courtney Scott
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Scott, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with emphasis on the psychodynamic perspective, Courtney is invested in fostering and empowering the utmost potential of an individual by means of unearthing deep-seated impressions, that inadvertently unravel into outward expression. Everyday circumstances challenge our established foundations on both a personal and universal level, where safety and comfort are sought in a world encompassed in judgement, repercussion, misinterpretation, burden, shame, or guilt.  Courtney recognizes that there is no sole route toward exploring one’s own truth and cultivation of healing. She values the practice of respect and building confidence, in order to earn trust that is sacred to a therapeutic relationship.

Courtney hopes to help you achieve levels of autonomy and liberation while utilizing interdisciplinary alliances between unconventional and traditional techniques. In doing so, she can effectively guide you toward any desired extension of the self facilitated by reflection, discovery, and awareness. Some ways of accomplishing this goal can include use of methods similar to Free-Association, Cognitive Restructuring, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Prevention, and the like. 

You are encouraged to come as you are and collaborate at a pace of your own. Life’s paths are indisputably multifaceted and you are invited to flourish!

Education

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
MA and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Specialties

  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Psychodynamic

 

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