Our Counselors

If you’re looking to schedule an appointment for psychiatry or medication management, please see our providers here.

Angela Taveira-Dick
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Tufts
  • 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

 

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 
  • Schizophrenia spectrum 
  • ADHD 
  • PTSD
Emma Rengert
Accepting:
  • 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
Joy Gallon
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
Kaitlyn McDonald Ollila
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • 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
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
David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis (qualified to prescribe Clozaril/clozapine)
  • Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis (Suboxone/buprenorphine provider)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Genevieve Wicks
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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.

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.

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