Stoughton, MA Counselors and Coaches
Edward Justin Modestino, Ph.D., Associate
If you seek a Stoughton mental health counselor or therapist, you will be pleased to know people like Dr. Modestino are here to help Stoughton residents and individuals seeking Stoughton area counseling.
Dr. Modestino is a research neuroscientist and a Lecturer of Psychology at Curry College in Milton, MA, where he directs the EEG (brainwave) laboratory. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in psychiatry and neurology. Dr. Modestino’s research has focused on neuroimaging and neuropsychological measures of psychiatric/neurological disorders and Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). He has currently expanded this research to include empathy and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), which many clinicians see as a manifestation of emotional dysregulation in Adults with ADHD.
Dr. Modestino is a master’s level clinician, graduating with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from UMass Boston in May 2021. He is working toward his LMHC licensure in Massachusetts. The focus of his counseling interests includes anxiety disorders, depression, and Adult ADHD (often with RSD), in addition to assisting those with developmental traumas and complex PTSD from emotional and other abuse, often from caregivers with personality disorders. Dr. Modestino uses an eclectic blend of approaches, including a Rogerian base combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), experiential therapies including Gendlin’s Focusing (also with a Rogerian base), and the psychodynamic therapy approach of Alice Miller. Additionally, he is a certified hypnotherapist and uses this to assist clients with performance anxiety, test anxiety, public speaking, and other anxiety-related issues.
Margaret Falcone, LCSW
Margaret Falcone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and with a Master's in Social Work from University of Utah. In her individual and family counseling with adult, adolescent and children clients, she generally takes a solution-focused approach to working with people on their mental health challenges. Some of these challenges may include:
- difficulties with interpersonal communication and relationships,
- feeling depressed or anxious about life circumstances,
- dealing with the ongoing impact of difficult or traumatic events, or
- familiar challenges
She is trained and experienced treating the following issues and diagnoses:
- Mood Disorders
- Stress Management
- Panic disorder
- Trauma and trauma diagnoses
Taking a solution-focused approach means that, while it is important and necessary to understand and learn from the past, much of the time in a counseling session is focused on the present and future and taking steps to better your life.
- BCBS of MA
- United Healthcare
- Beacon Health Options
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.
Master of Science in Nursing
- Medication Management
- Alternative and Complementary Medicine
- Sleep Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
Elaine Pellegrini, LMHC
Elaine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 30 years of experience working with a diverse client population with differing backgrounds. She holds a Master’s Degree from Lesley Graduate School, after which Elaine worked as a community therapist; an experience which gave her the skills and abilities to help clients with their most difficult issues and conflicts. She regularly attends advanced trainings each year; further strengthening and honing her skills as a successful therapist.
Elaine’s clients have had to deal with a variety of issues and she has come to them with a positive, empathetic, and non-judgmental manner, always hearing their voice above everything else. When you find the need to have a sympathetic ear to hear you, and strong encouragement for your personal successes, then working with Elaine will be a key to achieving your goals. There is no better advocate for your best life than Elaine. She meets clients where they are, and helps them find their path.
The counseling modalities used by Elaine include motivational interviewing, psycho-education, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and attachment focused therapy.
Over the years Elaine’s work has been a paycheck of the heart in delivering intensive therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and families. She feels she has been fortunate to have learned real-life lessons from each client and been able to apply those lessons going forward.
Rosalee Pilling, LCSW
If you are seeking a Stoughton Mental health Counselor/Therapist you will be pleased to know people like Rosalee are here to help individuals seeking counseling in the area.
With an extensive background in serving individuals with various mental disorders as well as those seeking therapy, Rosalee has provided counseling for the past 4 years and is now available to help residents in surrounding communities with depression, substance use disorder, crisis intervention, human services, psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, implementing effective treatment, evaluation and treatment planning. She is familiar with various psychiatric illnesses, group therapy, and has worked in the overall care of adults from 18 and 65+.
By providing counseling services Rosalee can collaborate and communicate with a wide range of social, legal and government agencies including courts, schools, hospitals and other sources in the overall care of patients. She works to develop therapy tools, counseling skills and life skills to help individuals lead and have a better life. She has worked as a Clinician, Social Worker, Therapists.
If you are seeking counseling in the surrounding areas of Stoughton Rosalee brings great experience to serve you.
Toni Vegiard, LMHC
If you are seeking a Mental Health Counselor or Therapist, you will be pleased to meet Toni Vegiard who is here to help individuals seeking Stoughton area counseling needs.
With an extensive background in serving individuals with various mental disorders as well as those seeking therapy, Toni has provided therapy for four years and is now available to help individuals with depression, substance abuse, anxiety, ADHD and crisis intervention. She is familiar with various psychiatric illnesses, group therapy, and has worked in the overall care of children, adolescents and adults.
By providing counseling services as a therapist Toni has and can collaborate and communicate with a wide range of social, legal and government agencies including courts, schools, hospitals and other sources in the overall care of patients. She works to develop therapy tools, counseling skills and life skills to help individuals lead and have a better life. She has worked as a Clinician, Social Worker and Therapist.
Toni brings her experience to serve you in the Stoughton office of Thriveworks located conveniently on Central Street between the communities of Brockton, Sharon, Randolph and surrounding areas.
Monique Tasker, LCSW
If you are seeking a Stoughton mental health counselor or therapist you will be pleased to know people like Monique Tasker are here to help Stoughton residents and individuals seeking Stoughton area counseling needs.
With an extensive background in serving individuals with various mental disorders as well as those seeking therapy, Monique has provided therapy in Brockton, MA for several years and is now available to help residents in surrounding communities with depression, substance abuse, crisis intervention, human services, psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, implementing effective treatment, evaluation and treatment planning. She is familiar with various psychiatric illness, group therapy, and has worked in the overall care of children, adolescents and adults.
By providing counseling services as a therapist Monique has and can collaborate and communicate with a wide range of social, legal and government agencies including courts, schools, hospitals and other sources in the overall care of patients. She works to develop therapy tools, counseling skills and life skills to help individual lead and have a better life. She has worked as a Clinician, Social Worker, Therapists, Adjunct College Professor and Supervisor.
If you are seeking counseling in the Stoughton area or Sharon area counseling and therapy services, Monique brings her experience from Brockton Counseling and therapy to serve you in the Stoughton office of Thriveworks located conveniently on Central Street between the communities of Brockton, Sharon, Randolph and surrounding areas.
Additionally, if you are seeking GRE testing accommodations, School based accommodations, Massachusetts educational accommodations, Special Education Consulting, Disability letters, and/or information related to standardized testing accommodations for anxiety or other disabling concerns we are here to help.
Charlotte Smalls, LICSW
Charlotte is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing counseling services in Stoughton, MA. She holds a Master’s Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University making her an ideal counselor for students, teens, adolescents and adults seeking counseling and therapy in the Stoughton, MA area.
Charlotte has experience in community and residential settings treating adolescents and families with a variety of mental health and behavioral concerns. She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. Charlotte has helped clients navigate challenges that have begun to interfere with their success in life. Challenges that she offers therapy in the Stoughton, MA office for include substance use, school difficulties, legal involvement, family discord, peer relationships and life transitions as well as psychotherapy and counseling for depression, addictions, trauma counseling and relationship challenges. Charlotte uses a variety of approaches including strengths based, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy.
If you continue to struggle with life challenges, you will benefit from counseling in our Stoughton, MA office. I offer therapy, guidance, counseling and therapeutic support in an environment that is supportive and nonjudgmental.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming. I help build expectations in a judgement free environment. Schedule an appointment and we can discuss it and work through it together to help you lead a better, fuller and happier life and lifestyle
Wondering what to expect in therapy. Therapy is not an instant process. Time is spent discovering what issues and life challenges you are facing and a relationship is built.From there, you will work together to establish goals.
Charlotte also has experience providing individual supervision towards clinical licensure. She strongly believes in helping social workers develop and grow into strong clinicians by tapping into the strengths and abilities they already have.
Please feel free to schedule an appointment in a welcoming and caring environment when your schedule allows.
Christina Bragan, LICSW
Christina M. Bragan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the field. Whether you are experiencing life changes or challenges and are unsure of what’s next, Christina will be a great counselor for you. She is eager to work with you in a one to one setting, help you overcome upsetting thoughts, experiences and lead a better life. Christina believes everyone deserves to live the best life possible and devotes her caring nature to helping you accomplish your goals. Christina is ready to work with individuals coping with loss in the Stoughton area as this is a specialty. Christina has worked with the elderly and their caregivers on change of life issues and therapy. Additionally, she is diverse in her abilities and specializes in stress and anxiety counseling, acute/chronic illness, grief therapy, depression counseling, trauma counseling, family therapy, coping with loss and much more.
A graduate of Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State University, she has extensive experience working with individuals and families. Her background includes developing treatment plans, counseling, psycho-social assessments and facilitating cancer and caregiver support groups and therapy. She is highly empathetic, caring, compassionate and motivated to help you explore, learn and thrive in your own life.