Meet our Counselors


Kristen Gonzalez
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
In process of being in network with:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $75

Kristen Gonzalez, LMHC

Kristen Gonzalez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Kristen understands that everyone’s life experiences are unique therefore, she utilizes a warm, non-judgmental, and supportive approach to meet her clients where they are and to deeply understand her clients’ life experiences and backgrounds.

Kristen’s therapeutic approach is integrative which incorporates psychodynamic therapy to explore clients’ past experiences and its influence on present behaviors, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to change maladaptive patterns of thinking that may impact every day functioning.

Kristen has experience working with individuals from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, life issues and more. She collaboratively works together with her clients to explore the root of their presenting concerns; to enhance their self-awareness and personal growth; and to develop skills and techniques to alleviate their symptoms.

Janan Braley
In network with:
  • Aetna;
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare (UBH)
Self Pay Rate: $75

Janan Braley, LMHC

Janan Braley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University. Prior to receiving her masters degree Janan worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, who also had a history of fire setting. Janan has experience working with early childhood, at risk youth, individuals with substance abuse disorders, and individuals with chronic mental illnesses. It is important to Janan to meet clients where they are at and provide person centered therapy, as well as combine CBT and positive psychology in her daily work. Janan has experience working with individuals with anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, relationship struggles, substance abuse, and trauma. Janan has experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Janan is certified in Trauma Focused CBT.

Pinelopi Dovinos
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare (UBH)
Self Pay Rate: $75

Pinelopi Dovinos, LICSW

Pinelopi Dovinos is a psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Certification in Gender and sexuality (queer studies) & women’s studies from Florida Atlantic University. She is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. Pinelopi views the therapeutic environment as a place where the utmost care should be taken to create a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental safe space.

She has extensive experience working with adults struggling with addiction disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, PTSD, gender identity, HIV+, LGBTQ+ , low-self esteem, self image, stress management, anger management, couples, bi-polar disorder, coping with life/age transitions, and more. Pinelopi prides herself in using only evidenced based practices; working collaboratively with clients to set measurable and achievable goals.

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  • 375 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 408
    Waltham , MA 02451

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