Our Counselors

If you’re looking to schedule an appointment for psychiatry or medication management, please see our providers here.

Edwin Japheth Agbonavbare
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 
  • Schizophrenia spectrum 
  • ADHD 
  • PTSD
Eileen Garrigan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eileen Garrigan, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

I have been practicing for the past 20 years and work with Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Families. I have a post-graduate Certificate in Family Systems Solution Focused Therapy. When Clients enter the therapeutic process I am sensitive to their belief systems and current frame  of mind. Therapy can provide Clients with the tools to change perceptions,  increase rational thinking, improve thought and communication patterns,  and increase level of healthy relationships. My approach is to provide a  safe, nonjudgemental space to explore the past, present and future.  Therapy gives Clients the opportunity to be seen and heard in a safe,  accepting environment. Sincerity, empathy, compassion and authenticity are  all important to the therapeutic relationship.  

As a therapist, I take an active role in listening, empowering, and  supporting my client’s subjective experience. We can examine the patterns  that tend to influence dysfunctional belief systems.  

I combine techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness,  Creative Arts Therapies, Brief Dynamic Therapy, Psychoanalysis, and  Solution Focused Therapy. I am familiar with working with Clients who  have experienced or are experiencing trauma, relationship difficulties,  anxiety, stress, grief, chronic illness, depression, and life transitions. 

Education

Nova Southeastern University
MA

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Christian Counseling
Erin Rauscher
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Erin Rauscher, APRN

Philosophy of Care

Being an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with over 30 years of practice as both a Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Family Nurse Practitioner, I believe I will be able to help you navigate through complex psychiatric issues.

I perform psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, therapy and counseling.

My philosophy of care is a client-centered approach involving the client’s present set of thoughts, beliefs, relationships, communication skills and behaviors. \

According to Dr. Patricia Allen, one of my mentors:
“The way out of a negative feeling is a positive action”   

Education

Boston University
MSN

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Spiritual/End of Life Issues
Grace Ngumi
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
  • Substance abuse and dual diagnosis
  • Self esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Grief & Loss
Laura Ucci
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Ucci, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Life is full of uncertainty. The uncertainty that life brings can lead to a great number of mental health challenges or even an unhealthy amount of stress. Whether life has presented you with a significant loss, an unexpected lifestyle change, or you want to heal from the effects of trauma, I want to be there to help you achieve a healthier and happier life.

My goal as a mental health counselor is to ensure a safe and neutral environment in which for my clients to heal and grow. I look forward to learning about my clients and their unique strengths and capabilities. 

Within everyone is the strength and ability to overcome life’s hurdles: we all need help from time to time. Professional mental health counseling could be an important step towards achieving the health, healing, peace, and a genuine life satisfaction you are pursuing.

Education

Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD
  • Self-Harm
  • LGBTQIA
Matthew Miracle
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Matthew Miracle, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Matthew Miracle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing in the Massachusetts area for four years. He holds a special concentration in cognitive behavior therapy and enjoys helping adults overcome problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and relationship issues. Matthew completed his Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology at Keene State College and received his Master’s from Assumption University in the Worcester area.

Matthew tailors his interventions to the needs of the individuals depending on the presenting problems, but has a great deal of experience utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy and motivational interviewing. He aims to help his clients understand themselves better and connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. 

Clients describe Matthew as honest, kind, understanding and direct. He aims to provide a non-judgmental, productive and compassionate space in which clients can feel safe exploring their thoughts and feelings and work collaboratively to overcome the obstacles in their life.

Education

Assumption University
Master's in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship Issues
Richard O'Garr
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Richard O’Garr, LMHC

Richard O’Garr is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College.  He has over 15 years of experience in helping people who are struggling with a wide range issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, conflicts in relationships, and addiction.  Richard creates an accepting and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable in sharing about their personal issues and struggles.  With his experience in using a variety of counseling approaches, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he is able to work collaboratively with clients and tailor his approach to meet their individual needs.  Whether they are looking for help in coping with a serious mental health disorder, seeking self-improvement, or a combination of both, Richard works to help people not only ease their suffering but also to reach their personal goals, grow in their capabilities, and thrive as people.

Dr.Shawn Channell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
Self Pay Rate: $150

Shawn Channell, Ph.D.

Dr. Shawn Channell is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. He has more than 20 years’ experience in psychological assessment and treatment. Dr. Channell completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at West Virginia University, and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Western Michigan University. 

Dr. Channell has significant training and experience in intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological assessment. His treatment modalities include behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies. He also has training and experience in anger management and couples counseling. 

Dr. Channell’s specialties:

  • Intellectual assessment
  • Personality assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions
David Martino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s)
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis (qualified to prescribe Clozaril/clozapine)
  • Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis (Suboxone/buprenorphine provider)
  • Co-occurring medical problems 
  • LGBTQ, gender identity (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer)
Noelle Kiley
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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.

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.

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