Our Counselors

Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Elizabeth  Olson
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts

Elizabeth Olson, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth (Liz) Olson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts, with a Master’s Degree from Boston University School of Social Work. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Social Relations from Earlham College. Liz offers empathy, active listening, and problem-solving skills to empower you to be your best self despite circumstances. Liz seeks to build a caring, trusting relationship with you, to empower you in making desired changes with dignity and self-worth. Liz uses active listening, solution focused, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist you in reaching your goals and living your life with quality and values you desire.

Education

Boston University School of Social Work
Masters

Specialties

  • Stress Reduction Skills
  • Life Changes/ Dealing with Loss
  • Caregiver Support
Emily Rice
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Rice, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Taking care of your mental health is vitally important to living the life you deserve. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, navigating bipolar disorder, or managing schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, you may need support to take care of yourself. If substances like alcohol or drugs are getting in the way, or if you’re struggling with an eating disorder or medical issues, doing the work to prioritize mental health can benefit your physical health as well.

Emily is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience. Using interventions including DBT (mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation) and CBT (the idea that thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are all connected) Emily will tailor your work together to meet your exact needs and goals.

Ultimately, Emily’s goals are your goals. Her job is to help you feel equipped to manage your mental health while tackling the stressors life throws at you with skill, self-compassion, and wisdom. You’ll partner together to help you utilize the tools you already have while gaining new skills and insight. Emily is here to support you through the process.

Education

Simmons College
Master of Social Work

Specialities

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use
Heather Farmer
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Patricia Wheeler Shea
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
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
Abigail Nganye
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MA
  • 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:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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.

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

Cherie Muise, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Cherie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts who has provided  support to children, adolescents and families for over 10 years. Cherie received her Master’s  Degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling and has supported clients through  various capacities, including residential, hospital and community mental health settings. She  has supported clients who struggle with behavioral challenges, trauma experiences and family  attachment needs. 

Cherie offers a collaborative space to clients to explore how to best support their overall  wellness. Cherie joins the client through a strengths-based approach while utilizing person centered, mindful and CBT interventions. She supports those who need to increase relaxation  and self care skills while also supporting children and families to increase communication skills. Community resources  

Cherie offers a genuine and unconditional positive regard in the therapeutic space to allow for  optimal growth for the client. The warm and inviting space she creates allows for clients to  express their thoughts and feelings openly. Cherie desires for clients to attain personal goals as  they build on their self confidence and experience more peace of mind.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety  
  • Depression 
  • Stress Management 
  • Child-Parent Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Therapy
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
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

 

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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