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

Christine Burgess, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Christine Burgess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts, who has 15 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and older who are suffering from depression, anxiety, codependence, consequences of trauma, divorce, life transitions, and relationship troubles.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Westfield State University and a Master’s Degree of Social Work from Boston College.  

Christine utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral techniques, dialectical behavioral therapy, boundary development and others to help the client reach a deeper understanding of themselves; gain an increased awareness around behavioral/emotional/thinking patterns; discover connections between one’s psychosocial history and current functioning within an atmosphere of nonjudgmental acceptance.  Christine embraces the uniqueness of each individual and tailors treatment with that in mind.

As a skilled therapist, Christine’s warm and empathetic demeanor, combined with humor and directness, her clients are invited into a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where the client is valued and respected at all times, so as to facilitate a process of openness and transformation unto improved mental health and overall well-being.  

Education

Boston College
Master’s Degree of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Boundaries
  • Life transitions
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
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
Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • 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
Stephen Medina
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephen Medina, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Stephen Medina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Massachusetts who has 4 years experience providing care to children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Bridgewater State University and received his Masters of Science in Counseling.

Stephen utilizes a variety of approaches to best provide a tailored approach to therapy for his clients. Whether providing and utilizing strength based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness techniques clients will be provided with a positive and personalized therapy experience.

Stephen would like to work with you, in order to provide assistance in developing your strengths so you can confidently achieve your goals and live the life you deserve.

Education

Bridgewater State University
Masters of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Adults
  • Child and adolescents
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Timothy Gau
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Timothy Gau, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Timothy Gau is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts who has 10 years experience working with individuals seeking support around coping with depression, anxiety, stress management, mood disorders, and life transitions.  Individuals with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as teens, first responders, employee assistance program participants, individuals seeking general counseling, and clients struggling with substance abuse and addiction have worked with Timothy.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from the University of Rochester and received his Master of Science in Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University.

Timothy uses a person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach for all clients, offering a non-judgmental, caring, and empathic space for you to share your experiences.  He uses humor, warmth, transparency, and compassion to build relationships and is eager to help you on your journey to achieve your therapeutic goals.

Timothy has worked with clients from all walks of life and ages ranging from adolescence to the elderly.  He is able to create a unique therapeutic relationship with each client with whom he has worked and is ready to collaborate with you on creating strategies for managing life’s challenges.

Education

Northeastern University
Master's in Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief/Loss
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)
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.

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

Oren Shtayermman, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Oren Shtayermman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of MA and the State of RI who has 20 years of experience with adolescents and young adults as well as their families. Many of his previous clients and patients were presenting with mood related disorders and anxiety associated with life transition and adjustments to new roles. He also has experience working with LGBTQ community members. He completed his Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and his Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University.

Dr. Shtayermman uses ego psychology and psychodynamic approach for treatment as well as cognitive behavioral and solution focused in short term treatment. Much of the treatment modality is guided by client and patient presenting issue and preference.

Dr. Shtayermman is hoping to establish a warm and supportive relationship with clients in order to enhance collaborative working relationship so clients can meet their goals and reach a fulfilling life.

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

Sally Kiss, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Sally Kiss is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and has worked with adolescents and adults who are looking to address issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual/gender identity, substance use, relationship issues, and life transitions. She graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with her Master of Social Work Degree and graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

When it comes to therapy, one size does not fit all. For this reason, Sally utilizes a strengths based, collaborative style to identify treatment goals and utilizes an eclectic approach pulling from mindfulness based therapies, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Sally’s work with clients is based on building an authentic relationship between therapist and client where the client is able to explore themselves and grow in a non-judgmental and caring environment. Connection is the driving force behind Sally’s therapy because she believes that relationships are where healing occurs.

Education

Bridgewater State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Suicide/Self Injury
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • LGBT/Gender Identity Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
Doug Crook
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Doug Crook, RN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Doug Crook is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.  He has nearly 20 years of experience working in the mental health field in various roles including mental health counselor and registered nurse.  He has held clinical and management positions.  He has primarily worked on inpatient psychiatric units—with both adults and children.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State College and recently his Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Regis College.  His doctoral research was focused on providing behavioral health education to nurses caring for pediatric patients with behavioral health needs on non-psychiatric, inpatient units.

Doug understands the profound effects that challenges with mental health can have and the importance of addressing these challenges appropriately.  He values a collaborative relationship with his clients and working together on a plan of care that is reasonable and effective.

Doug aims to create a safe, non-judgmental space to develop this close working relationship with his clients, so that he can support their journey towards achieving personal goals and mental wellness.

Education

Regis College
Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice

 

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

Grace Ngumi, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Grace Ngumi offers psychiatric medication management

Grace Ngumi is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) Licensed in Massachusetts. She has over 15years experience working as Nurse in various nursing specialty and in particular mental health and dual diagnosis settings. As an NP she has worked with patients seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and bipolar disorders.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Milton, MA and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  

Grace, utilizes her past experience, education and clinical expertise to provide holistic care and ethical care that is compassionate to while maintaining a healing environment. 

Grace seeks to collaborate with her patient and other health care providers in order to ensure that the care she provides is holistic and is centered on the patient's wellbeing.

Education 

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare, CNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

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

Wendy Barry, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Barry is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who has over 14 years of nursing experience.  Wendy completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at Fitchburg College, which is now Fitchburg University, in Fitchburg Massachusetts.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Regis College in Weston Massachusetts. Wendy bases her treatment on the biopsychosocial model and evidence-based practices.

Wendy understands that medication is only a part of the picture within the biopsychosocial model of mental health.  Her practice in medication is "start low and go slow", which is considered a standard of care in psychiatry.  She is a strong supporter of collaborative care and will work with other providers to maintain client's optimal health.  As a prescriber Wendy takes on the role of consult and encourages clients to feel confident in their psychiatric care.  She does this by asking questions, answering questions, and encouraging clients take the lead in their care.

Wendy treats clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and bipolar disorder.

Education

Regis College
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Medication Management

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