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Anne Turley
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Anne Turley, RN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anne Turley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in practice since 2014. She is well-versed in treating a wide range of diagnoses in patients aged 6-65. Anne is comfortable reaching outside traditional practice settings to care for patients and has embraced telemedicine as the key access to care advancement of the decade. Anne’s specialty areas include teenagers, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.

Anne completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. She has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools, and residential treatment settings. Anne integrates principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into her psychopharmacological treatment sessions. Anne seeks to embrace the full individuality of her patients; she applies medical knowledge in the context of each person’s unique personality, strengths and barriers, and stage of life. She is a dedicated evidence-based practitioner, remaining up to date on psychopharmacology and therapy advances by attending conferences and trainings regularly and continually reading the evidence base.

Anne is also a dedicated teacher; she guest lectures at her alma mater and precepts nurse practitioner students on a regular basis. Anne operates from a place of empathy and acceptance in her practice. She addresses her patients with caring honesty and a persistent focus on progressing towards treatment goals. She strives in sessions to help patients understand their mental health both medically and emotionally and to continually discuss the benefits and risks of psychopharmacology interventions. Anne looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your journey.

Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • Ages 14+ medication management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Treatment resistant anxiety disorders
  • Multi-diagnosis cases
Carolyne Mburu-Gerena
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Dulcinea Wetherell
Self Pay Rate: $119

Dulcinea Wetherell, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Dulcinea Wetherell is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has years of experience partnering with adults of all ages seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, substance use, family stressors, loss and grief. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work from Wheelock College and received her Master of Social Work from Boston College.  

Dulcinea utilizes a collaborative strength based approach, in conjunction with cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, solution and emotionally focused modalities in therapy to help maintain the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the goals of every unique individual.

Dulcinea seeks to establish a safe and trusting 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

Boston College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Substance use
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family stressors
Elizabeth  Olson
Self Pay Rate: $119

Elizabeth Olson, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth "Liz" Olson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who specializes in treating life changes, grief and loss, stress, and caregiver issues. Liz has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Development and Social Relations at Earlham College and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Boston University School of Social Work.

Liz offers empathy, active listening, and problem-solving skills to empower you to be your best self despite circumstances. She seeks to build a caring, trusting relationship with you, to empower you in making desired changes with dignity and self-worth. Liz uses 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
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress Reduction Skills
  • Life Changes/ Dealing with Loss
  • Caregiver Support
Emily Rice
Self Pay Rate: $119

Emily Rice, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Emily Rice is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Emily believes that 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.

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. Using interventions including dialectical behavioral therapy/DBT (mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation) and cognitive behavioral therapy/CBT (the idea that thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are all connected), Emily will tailor your work together to meet your exact needs and goals.

Education

Simmons College
Master of Social Work

Specialities

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use
Fortunate Munhutu
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

Fortunate Munhutu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Fortunate provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs, including attention to each patient's personal history, his or her specific context, stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances, each patient's particular concerns about, or fears of medications, all of which she approaches with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient's sense of comfort and trust. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. Fortunate is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. Her primary focuses are providing honest communication with her patients and quality resources for all those involved.

Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Fortunate worked as a psychiatric nurse case manager both in home care and in long-term care facilities in the state of Massachusetts. Her practice philosophy emanates from her nursing background that emphasizes providing safe, compassionate, and empathetic patient-centered care. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to promote mental health and well-being, and she takes pride in delivering the best evidence based psychiatric care that is individualized to the needs of each patient.

Education

Walden University School of Nursing and Health Science
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties 

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Addictions disorders
Jill Ginisi
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Katy Ananian
Self Pay Rate: $119

Katy Ananian, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Katy Ananian is a mental health professional who is currently working toward receiving her Clinical Mental Health Counseling licensure in the state of Massachusetts. She has over 2 years of experience assisting clients of all ages to cope with grief, infidelity, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, borderline personality disorder (BPD), family conflict, and more.

Katy previously worked in the Evening Intensive Outpatient program at HRI Hospital in Brookline, where the primary focus was implementing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to challenge maladaptive thinking patterns and dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT) to implement mindfulness and grounding techniques. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and personally holds a firm belief that every maladaptive thinking pattern originated from a childhood self that simply wished to get their needs met.

Katy specializes in Humanistic and Family Systems Therapy—she wants to help you see that your resiliency may have led to maladaptive thinking patterns that are not serving you any longer. You are resilient and Katy's goal is to help show you how.

Her goal is to use the secure and connected therapeutic relationship to discuss crisis, trauma, suffering, hardships, and emotional challenges and how they can lead to growth.

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, raised by a single father in an Armenian household, Katy understands the need for the client to integrate personal and communal definitions to make room for complexity and ambivalence. She's here to help you find new growth through personalized mental health care.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Lesley University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline personality
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
Margaret Oloyede
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Margaret Oloyede, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Margaret Oloyede is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner with 8 years of experience treating adults who are struggling to cope with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Margaret received her Master’s of Science from Regis College—Massachusetts. Her past experience includes having provided inpatient care, as well as having worked in outpatient settings, offering psychiatric care to patients who have complex or chronic illnesses.

Work with Margaret to start prioritizing your mental health—she’ll offer expert guidance and support as you both address the difficult situations or mental health conditions that are causing your emotional pain. Margaret’s goal is to help stabilize your mental health while also increasing your physical activity, self-reassurance, and coping skills through quality psychiatric care.

Education

Regis college Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
Sam Prescott
Self Pay Rate: $119

Sam Prescott, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Samantha (Sam) Prescott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 7 years of experience in the mental health field, including in-home family work, crisis intervention, and clinical outpatient with diverse populations. Throughout Sam’s clinical experience she has addressed depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, and substance misuse with individuals, couples, and families.

Sam completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arizona State University and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Sam emphasizes the importance of collaboration within counseling and welcomes an atmosphere of fluid feedback to help make the most of your therapy experience. She will help you see the resiliency within yourself. Sam will provide a tailored experience to help address goals to help facilitate an improved quality of life, utilizing solution-focused therapy to change internal narratives from problem-focused to strength-building. Sam believes that each individual, couple, or family holds the ability to build the necessary skills to become their own therapist. She hopes to provide these skills through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducation.

Education

University of Massachusetts-Boston
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
Sophia Heselton-Clements
Self Pay Rate: $119

Sophia Heselton-Clements, Resident in Social Work

 Philosophy of Care 

Sophia Clements is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) with 4 years of experience providing therapeutic care to adolescents and adults seeking help with anxiety and depression, or looking for support with navigating life transitions and managing stress.

Sophia completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Elon University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Social Work at Boston College School of Social Work. She focuses on a strengths based approach, utilizing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and solution focused therapies. Sophia seeks to meet each client where they are and is flexible at adapting her approach to meet the needs of each client and unique situation.

Sophia seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients by developing a therapeutic relationship that is based on mutual respect and collaboration. She believes that her clients are the experts of their own story and she is here to help guide you towards achieving your personal goals by working towards positive change and growth in your life.

Education 

Boston College School of Social Work
Master’s in Clinical Social Work 

Specialties 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Stress Management 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Trauma
David Martino
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: Follow-up

David Martino, NP

Philosophy of Care

David Martino is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has provided direct care to patients age 12 years and older for the past 8 years. David 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 completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English at Regis College, his Master of Theological Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at 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.

In session, David makes a point to explore various treatment options, including referral to professionals in other areas of expertise. He 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)
Cherie Muise
Self Pay Rate: $119

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
Doug Crook
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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 15 years of experience working as a nurse in various nursing specialties 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.

Grace 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 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
Courtney Scott
Self Pay Rate: $119

Courtney Scott, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Scott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in anxiety, ADHD/ADD, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and PTSD. With an emphasis on the psychodynamic perspective, Courtney is invested in fostering and empowering the utmost potential of an individual by means of unearthing deep-seated impressions that inadvertently unravel into outward expression.

Everyday circumstances challenge our established foundations on both a personal and universal level, where safety and comfort are sought in a world encompassed in judgment, repercussion, misinterpretation, burden, shame, or guilt. Courtney recognizes that there is no sole route toward exploring one’s own truth and cultivation of healing. She values the practice of respect and building confidence, in order to earn the trust that is sacred to a therapeutic relationship.

Courtney hopes to help you achieve levels of autonomy and liberation while utilizing interdisciplinary alliances between unconventional and traditional techniques. In doing so, she can effectively guide you toward any desired extension of the self-facilitated by reflection, discovery, and awareness. Some ways of accomplishing this goal can include the use of methods similar to free association, cognitive restructuring, internal family systems, motivational interviewing, crisis prevention, and the like.

"You are encouraged to come as you are and collaborate at a pace of your own. Life’s paths are indisputably multifaceted and you are invited to flourish!" says Courtney.

Education

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
MA and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Specialties

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Psychodynamic
  • Anxiety

 

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