Meet our Counselors


Alfonso Perillo
In network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alfonso Perillo, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Alfonso Perillo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose clinical focus is helping individuals cope with depression, anxiety, career/job transitions, and chronic illness. In addition, he specializes in group work for individuals dealing with these issues. He has a  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and received his Master of Social  Work from Boston University. Alfonso has completed a Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College. Lastly, as a Certified Public Accountant, he can help clients cope with issues related to financial health and wellness.  

Alfonso utilizes a collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based,  solution-focused approach to therapy. He believes that helping clients gain insight into their beliefs and patterns of thinking leads to lasting change. As a result, Alfonso integrates active listening and a non-judgmental approach in his interactions with clients.

Education

Boston University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression  
  • Anxiety  
  • Men’s issues  
  • Self-esteem  
  • Chronic illness  
  • Financial health and wellness  
  • Mindfulness
  • Work-life balance

 

Jessica Spar
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessica Spar, LPC

Life can send you on a whirlwind of emotions and struggles that feel out of your control. Seeking counseling can be nerve wracking and difficult. Jessica helps individuals take back control of their lives. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Certified School Counselor in the State of Connecticut who brings over 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

Jessica helps individuals with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, as well as trauma and stressor related disorders. Jessica also advocates for children, adolescents, and their family members by accessing appropriate academic supports through the 504 or IEP PPT process. Jessica completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Assumption College

Jessica incorporates evidence-based practices such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Focused Therapy which creates opportunities for client growth while tailoring counseling to meet each individual’s needs. Jessica strives to assist clients in identifying and enhancing their strengths, setting and achieving their goals, and improving their overall well-being. She offers a safe, warm and welcoming environment that promotes healing and growth.

Jessica's specialties:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Certifications:

  • Certified School Counselor (068)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Family (CCTS-F)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Sex Trafficking & Exploitation (CCTS-S)
  • Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP)
  • Certified Telemental Health Professional
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: $99

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.

David Martino
In network with:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
  • 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)
Elizabeth Essman
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Essman, LMHC

People seek out therapy for different reasons. You may be experiencing difficulty coping with a life transition, anxiety, depression, stress, changing moods, bereavement, or addiction, or you may just want to learn more about yourself and the way you perceive and interact with the world. Whatever your goals for therapy are—I will create a positive space for you to experience growth and personal fulfillment and we will work together to identify and navigate any obstacles that may be keeping you stuck. I will assist you in developing the tools and skills needed to better understand and resolve your concerns. 

As your therapist I will bring empathy, humor, compassion, and support to our sessions. I deeply value diversity and am open and inclusive. I will use an integrative, evidenced-based approach to meet your clinical needs. Some methodologies I may incorporate in our sessions include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT). 

I specialize in helping individuals experiencing hardships, adjusting to life transitions, and having difficulty regulating overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, stress, or grief. My experience has predominately been in providing therapy to diverse populations in mental health, addiction, and crisis stabilization treatment settings. 

You may not know what to expect from therapy or what you are looking for in a therapist. Please reach out online or via phone so I can answer any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment. 

Iriny Boules
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $89

Iriny Boules, LMHC

Have you been finding yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Perhaps you have been feeling sad more days than not recently. Maybe you have started to notice that there are pieces of your past that you need to make peace with, or even that your children are having problems with school, peers or emotions. Whether you are having a specific problem you want to work toward solving or just know you would feel better after talking through struggles, changes and challenges, Iriny is here for you.

Iriny works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, substance abuse facilities, and psychiatric hospitals. She tailors her approach to your specific needs and seeks your feedback to ensure that you are getting what you want and what you need out of therapy.

Let's face it - life can be difficult! You do not have to go through it feeling alone or hopeless. Solutions may not come today, but they can start as soon as you reach out. You and Iriny can work together to make correlations between thoughts, emotions and behaviors and create lasting solutions that address the root causes of your struggles.

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Coping skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions
Noelle Kiley
In network with:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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.

Edward Glennon
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edward Glennon, PMHNP-BC

Ed Glennon has worked as both an Emergency Room Nurse and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2005. He has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. He is former Clinical Director of Psychiatric Nursing at Tufts Medical Center as well as Senior Director of Inpatient Services at Gosnold in Cape Cod. Ed has also been in private practice since 2012. His practice is focused on Mood Disorders, ADHD and Substance Use Disorders. Although his primary focus is medication management, Ed believes that talk therapy, life style adjustments and medications are the foundation to successful behavioral health treatment.

Eileen Kardos
In network with:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eileen Kardos, LCSW

Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who takes an individualized, culturally sensitive, holistic approach to therapy.  With a warm and compassionate demeanor, she is committed to helping clients achieve desired outcomes without judgement. Eileen has experience working in healthcare and communities, serving a wide array of clinical profiles in the hospital and in the home.  

By integrating a strengths-based perspective with other evidenced-based theoretical models, Eileen can treat individuals or couples struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism 
  • ADHD
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression 
  • Trauma 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Personality Disorders
  • Chronic Disease
  • Healthy Relationships 
  • Motivation 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Healthy Lifestyle
Meredith Morrison
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Meredith Morrison, PMHNP-BC

Meredith Morrison is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with mental health issues across the lifespan. Her clinical career has taken her on a journey through the healthcare system, from inpatient to outpatient settings. Her education includes a Masters of Science in Nursing Degree with a Psychiatric Mental Health specialization from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. 

Meredith’s clinical practice focuses on assessing, diagnosing, treatment planning and care coordination for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management tailored to the specific individuals’ needs and approaches all interactions with patience, warmth and understanding. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual she works with. Meredith is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address the issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment.

Nicole Breen
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole M. Breen, LMHC

 Nicole Breen is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts and has her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Springfield College. Nicole has worked with a diverse range of clients in individual and group therapy, focusing on both brief and long-term treatment models. She has worked in the correctional environment with adult women and in higher education with the college aged adult. She also has related experience in school settings, communicating with parents and families, and working with children with special needs. 

Nicole’s therapeutic approach is to provide counseling, support, and skills-coaching to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She combines traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic, person-centered, and both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy (CBT and DBT), to offer a personalized, flexible, and collaborative approach to each client. 

She has worked with individuals struggling with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Nicole also has experience with crisis stabilization and safety planning, helping individuals that struggle with self-destructive thoughts and behaviors. In addition, she has experience supporting and empowering clients dealing with a wide range of social and emotional challenges including but not limited to; relationship conflicts, major life changes and adjustment, addictive behaviors, academic and/or occupational stressors, chronic illness and pain, grief and loss, and anger management. 

Nicole is here to listen, empower, guide, and support her clients and looks forward to working with you!

Theresa Damien
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • MassHealth
  • Tricare
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.

Annette Nazziwa
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Annette Nazziwa, LICSW

I love working with adults on how to improve family functioning with their children and other family members. I am experienced and certified in family centered treatment. I have worked in the field, gone into people's homes to address the challenges first hand and have been their during times of difficult conversations. During these times, we have addressed enmeshment, boundaries, support, scape-goating among many things. I believe that therapy is a relationship and one has to "join" with the client so as for one to reflect within themselves and make the much needed changes.

I have worked with children, families and the legal system. Through this, I have been exposed to a wide variety to different stressors that clients experience. While working with the clients, I use a humanistic, person-centered, and collaborative approach to therapy that guided clients to discover the power within themselves leading to desired changes.

I have lived experience of what a dysfunctional family looks like and how to conquer growing up in one or living in it every day. I also specialize in acculturation issues with first/second generation immigrants as well as other cross-cultural issues.

Kristen Gonzalez
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • BCBS of Massachusetts
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • UBH
Pending:
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

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.

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