Meet 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
Alfonso Perillo
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
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

 

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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
Cora Spillman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cora Spillman, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Cora Spillman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has several years of diverse experience partnering with children, families and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, goal-oriented work, self-esteem challenges, major life transitions, and trauma related issues. She has had the privilege to work in a variety of settings including schools, crisis stabilization, in-home behavioral therapy, and intensive care coordination. Cora completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Assumption College. 

Cora utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches but specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. Through a relational and collaborative approach Cora will support you in navigating your challenges by seeking to build on your strengths in order to achieve your short and long term goals. Cora is an empathetic, compassionate and thoughtful therapist that believes in a solution focused approach to create lasting change that is individualized to your specific needs. 

Cora seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with her clients in order to empower them and help them grow from the experiences they face. Cora will partner with you in building on your strengths in order to meet your goals and live the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Education

Assumption College
Master's in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Goal setting and life coaching
  • Family challenges and communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Behavioral modification
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
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
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Marquetta Monroe
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marquetta Monroe, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Marquetta Monroe is therapist in the state of Massachusetts.  She has experience in working with individuals and groups seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, alcohol/drug dependency, and ex-offenders reintegrating back into society.  She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and has received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College in Newton, MA. 

Marquetta utilizes person centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches while recognizing the needs of her clients.  She remains flexible in providing the best care to meet the needs of her clients.   

Marquetta believes in establishing a positive therapeutic relationship with you in an effort to meet your treatment needs and goals.  Marquetta recognizes the barriers to seeking a therapist.  She recognizes what a privilege it is to help you improve your mental health and live a more fulfilling life.    

Education

William James College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  •  Depression
  • Trauma
  •  Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol Use/Drug Dependency
  •  Life Transitions
  • Ex-Offender Reintegration
Martin Hill Sr.
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Martin Hill Sr., Ph.D., LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Martin F. Hill, Sr. is a native of Detroit, MI. He attended Indiana University-Bloomington receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He attended Michigan State University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology. He has over 25 years of clinical experience and 15 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Martin F. Hill, Sr. is very engaging with clients establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. He uses cognitive behavioral techniques centered on addressing emotional concerns, developing solutions using evidenced backed techniques and promoting client centered approaches. He is experiences in address multicultural and LGBTQIA issues. He is flexible, encouraging, optimistic and focused on improving overall well-being of each client.

Education

Michigan State University
Master's in Counseling
Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Grief
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+
Michael Guerra
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Guerra, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Michael Guerra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts with 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. Mike has a depth of experience working with a variety of needs from interpersonal effectiveness, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, behavioral change, and relational conflict. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Eastern University, and his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and William James College.

Mike uses an approach with the belief that the human mind, like the body, is always pursuing health. He uses solution focused, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and attachment regulation competency based interventions during therapy to aid in the creation of a caring, calm, and welcoming environment geared to flexibly pursue mental wellness.

Mike knows that the mind is always working hard and sometimes that takes slowing down and good humor, in addition to textbook interventions and skills building in order to achieve the goals you will develop together.

Education

William James College
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LMHC

Specialities

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Relational Conflict
  • Behavioral change
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
Pinelopi Dovinos
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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.

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)
Iriny Boules
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $99

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

Kajal Gehi, LICSW

Kajal Gehi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts with over fifteen years of experience working in the field of psychiatry, and providing psychotherapy to adults and geriatric clients who struggle with mental illness and overall life challenges and stressors. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology in 2001 from Trinity College. She received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2005 from Hunter College-CUNY.

Kajal has trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Strength-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has a solid understanding of the efficacy and potential side-effects of psychiatric medications. She is extremely dedicated to this field and enjoys helping people manage their symptoms and improve their daily functioning and interpersonal relationships. She is goal-driven and has a firm belief in the healing power of psychotherapy.

Kajal strives to collaborate with her clients towards building on their strengths and achieving their goals, so that they can live the lives that they desire!

Kajal’s specialties:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
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.

Eileen Kardos
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Jessica Spar
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Nicole Breen
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Breen, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

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 extensive experience working with individuals struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma, and substance abuse. She also has experience with a wide range of social and emotional challenges including but not limited to; relationship conflicts, academic and/or occupational stressors, grief and loss, and life transitions and changes.

Her eclectic therapeutic approach combines aspects of person-centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy (CBT and DBT), to offer a personalized, flexible, and collaborative approach to each client. She works diligently to provide a comfortable and safe space for diverse client experiences and needs.

Nicole has previously worked in correctional and higher education settings, working with a diverse range of clients in both individual and group therapy. She also has related experience in school settings and working with children with special needs. Nicole brings compassion and empathy to sessions, and is here to listen, empower, and support her clients.

Education

Springfield College
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Academic/Work Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • CBT/DBT
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Self-Harm
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.

Annette Nazziwa
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • 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.

Henry Lou-Goode
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

Henry Lou-Goode, CNP, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

** Henry speaks Cantonese**

Henry Lou-Goode is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience providing psychiatric are to adult patients with a wide array of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and psychotic disorders.

Henry utilizes a biopsychosocial and collaborative approach in diagnosing patient’s mental health conditions and working with patients to develop evidence-based treatment plan that could include psychiatric medications management and psychotherapy. He believes in delivering patient-centered care and supportive psychotherapy to enhance patient engagement and support patient’s personal growth.

Henry received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College Connell School of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Massachusetts (Boston). He has 6 years of experience working with people with mental health conditions.

Education

Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorders
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

 

Kristen Gonzalez
Accepting:
  • 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
  • United Healthcare
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.

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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