Our Counselors

Alyson Burchfield
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alyson Burchfield, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Alyson Burchfield is a Post-Masters Graduate with two years of internship experience in the mental health field. She provides therapeutic care to adults and couples seeking help with depression and/or anxiety, stress management, life transitions, adjustment disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, and mindfulness and meditation. She is a strong and empathetic ally who regards individuals as the experts of their own experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Franklin Pierce University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University.

Alyson utilizes collaborative, strength-based, narrative-based, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, and person-centered approaches to therapeutic care, and is always fostering a therapeutic alliance which allows for individuals and clients to grow at their own pace while providing a safe and welcoming environment.

Alyson seeks to establish a compassionate and warm relationship with you to assist in building upon your strengths, and to collaborate with you on meeting your goals, processing challenges, and developing tools and techniques to help you grow even outside of counseling.

Education

Lesley University
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions/Stressors
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
Anne Turley
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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 completed her Masters of Nursing Practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  Anne has worked in private practice, community mental health, therapy schools and residential treatment settings, and is well versed at 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, treatment resistant anxiety disorders, and multi-diagnosis cases.  

Anne integrates principles of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
Fortunate Munhutu
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Marie Eustache
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: follow-ups

Marie Eustache, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Marie M. Eustache is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 11 years of experience in the nursing field. Marie began her journey into the healthcare field as a nursing assistant. Her love for psychiatry started after a patient made a great impact on her during her clinical rotation in nursing school. This patient experience resulted in her first academic award for excellence in mental health nursing in 2015. This love for psychiatry grew stronger over the years which pushed Marie to return to school to complete her Master’s degree in nursing and become a Nurse Practitioner. Marie enjoys working with psychiatric patients. Her goal is to help the patients move beyond their sickness into wellness. She also enjoys helping her patients understand, with appropriate treatment, they can live a decent life. Marie in her spare time enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Education

Regis College
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Mercy Mbuthia
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake $249: Follow-ups

Mercy Mbuthia, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Mercy is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Massachusetts who  has over 5 years of experience providing clinical assessment, medication management and treatment to adults seeking help with anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. She is competent, empathetic and committed to providing care in a holistic manner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Salem State University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing, with a Psychiatric and Mental health concentration from University of Massachusetts- Lowell.

Mercy blends current evidence and national standards of care with a holistic approach to manage patient care. This process includes: assessment, diagnosis, development of a comprehensive plan of care, implementation and follow-up. She maintains flexibility and awareness necessary to meet the needs of every unique individual.

Mercy seeks to establish a kind, compassionate and professional relationship with you in order to promote,maintain and restore health.

Education

University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Miriam Collazo
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Miriam Collazo, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Miriam Collazo is a bilingual, Spanish speaking, US Army retired veteran and master’s level clinician with experience providing mentorship, guidance, counseling, clinical assessments and therapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration on Special Education at the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao and went on to receive her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University.

Miriam uses a combination of therapeutic, strength, and evidence-based modalities to focus and bring awareness to the individual, couple, and family goals and needs.  She uses talk, art, play, trauma-focused, family systems, and A-CRA, among others, to achieve the desired outcome of the individuals.

Miriam seeks to use a collaborative experience and caring approach, based on respect, to provide a safe environment for growth and healing, building on the client’s strengths to attain the desired outcome to lead a purpose-driven life.

Education

Framingham State University
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Christian
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress management
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
Nicole Shetka
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Shetka, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Shetka is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has 2 and a half years of experience partnering with adults and seeking help with Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar, life transitions, health issues, stress issues, and grief and loss. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science from Fitchburg State University and received her Master of Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, MA.  

Nicole utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, narrative, 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 their situation.

Nicole 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 and independent life you value and desire.

Education

Simmons College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-polar
  • Career Transitions
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
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: $299: Intake
$249: 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
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.

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: $299: Intake
$249: 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: $299: Intake
$249: 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:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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.

Henry Lou-Goode
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $299: Intake
$249: 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
Dr.Shawn Channell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

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

 

Eileen Garrigan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
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
Matthew Miracle
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Tricare
  • 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
Crystal Thomas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Thomas, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

My career began in the corporate field where I remained for approximately 15 years.  While working in the business world I was also a PCA for my mother-n-law until she passed away.  I quickly determined that I wanted to follow my true passion of pursuing a career in Mental Health that would provide me the opportunity to care for the whole person.  In addition to my degree in business, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health with a certification in forensic mental health counseling.  

So If you have ever found yourself looking in the mirror of your life and come up with unanswered questions such as who am I and why did this and that happen your vision can feel blurred.  Many times this can prevent you from seeing the wonderful person that lies within.  Self-reflections can be filled with anxiety, anger, past traumas, unprocessed grief, betrayal, rejection and resentment filled with a life of abuse and despair.  Our emotions can throw our focus and concentration off.  I center on helping people manage their emotions and identify how particular thought patterns can lead to challenging behaviors and emotional distress. I will meet you where you are at emotionally and academically.

I can help you find understanding about your life and the courage to identify the purpose behind your pain.  Life can have significance even in the unhappiest of circumstances and the inspiration for living comes from discovering that meaning.  

Education

Post University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Alcohol Use Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent Coping Skills
  • Divorce                                                                                        
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict Grief
  • Life Coaching Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Jeffrey White
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeffrey White, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Jeffrey White is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of experience providing empathic listening and compassionate understanding to adults, couples, and families looking to increase their insight and understanding into how they function, and relate to themselves and others to improve their quality of life. Jeffrey utilizes a strength’s based, here and now approach, to address issues associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, C-PTSD, relationship betrayal, stress management, self-esteem, co-dependency, life transition, anger management and grief/loss. 

Jeffrey integrates the use of attachment theory, DBT, CBT, psychodynamic, relational, and mindfulness-based approaches to help his clients build their strengths and achieve their goals.    

Jeffrey graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Simmons College in Boston with a Masters in Social Work.

Education

Simmons College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Kendyl Geeze
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kendyl Geeze, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Kendyl Geeze is a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts who has 4 years of experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents seeking support with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, past trauma, faith/spiritual issues and career/ life transitions.

Kendyl’s goal is to create a comfortable environment in which you feel ready to interact. Kendyl utilizes strength based, collaborative, and cognitive behavioral approaches in working with clients. She maintains flexibility in working with her clients to find the approach that best meets them where they are at and uses creativity to best meet the needs of each individual. 

Kendyl seeks to build a trusting therapeutic connection through a warm and inviting demeanor in order to build your strengths and assist in you meeting your goals so you can live your life to the fullest. Kendyl is looking forward to working with you. 

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master of Science in Professional Counseling

 Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Faith/Spiritual Issues
Grace Ngumi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
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 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
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: $299: Intake
$249: 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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I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
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Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
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