Dr. Don Chase, Psy.D. graduated from the Mass. School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). In the past, he has worked for Harvard Vanguard but currently is in full time private practice working with children, teens as well as their families. Dr. Chase is on the faculty of MSPP and also oversees the Pupil Personnel Services at Keefe Technical School in Framingham where he also supervises graduate students from MSPP during their placement at Keefe. He is a skilled professional who exhibits both knowledge as well as warmth when working with a wide diversity of patients and their families.
Gail Gimbel, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with degrees from Wesleyan University and Simmons College. She has worked in community mental health and group practice settings for over 20 years. Gail is trained in EMDR, a technique which she uses to help clients resolve traumas and/or negative self-beliefs which are interfering with quality of life today. She works with older adolescents, families, couples and individual adults, particularly those dealing with adult ADHD, depression, anxiety and relationships affected by addiction. Her style is to be active and engaged, encouraging her clients to be active in their own healing process.
Gerald “Gerry” Lewis, Ph.D. is Co-Director of Mental Health Affiliates. He works with individuals and couples utilizing a directive style. His philosophy is that understanding one’s past experience is important, however, people must make active changes to improve their current life experience. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Lewis is the Director of COMPASS, providing employee assistance programs, training and consultation to work and community organizations. He also teaches at Boston University, Clark University and has authored numerous article and three books. For more information, visit www.geraldlewis.com.
Patricia G. Lewis, LICSW, BCD, is a graduate of Harvard University and Simmons College School of Social Work and is Co-director of Mental Health Affiliates. Previous positions include Chief Psychiatric Social Worker on the inpatient unit at Marlboro Hospital, field placement supervisor for Simmons School of Social Work, and outpatient therapist at Trinity Mental Health Center, Framingham. Special areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, couples issues, medical issues, life stage issues, including aging.
Nancy Jody Newton, LICSW, graduated from Boston University School of Social Work. She specializes in working with children and adolescents and their families. In addition to her work with MHA, Jody also has a practice in Lexington.
Susan Kountz LICSW received her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and has been practicing in the mental health profession for more than 25 years. Susan works with children, adolescents, adults individually, in couples or in families. Susan believes in a holistic goal oriented treatment focusing on cognitive behavior therapy, mental health education and empowering clients through skill building to get in touch with and develop their capabilities to solve problems and enhance their relationships with self and others. Areas of expertise include ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, dealing with losses. Treatment interventions include play, talk, expressive, art therapy, mindful meditation, yogic breathing, building self skills, parenting skills.
Maria Tebeau, LICSW, has been working primarily with adolescents and their families for 15 years in various settings utilizes holistic approaches to treatment. She specializes in adolescent girls who are dealing with depression, anxiety, self-image issues, learning disorders, and trauma. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Parenting skills/ pychoeducational support.
Paige Peck, J.D., LICSW is an independently licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling to individual adults and couples. She graduated from the University of Michigan and both the Boston University school of Law and the School of Social Work. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief/loss, substance abuse and relationship issues. She utilizes CBT and solution focused modes of therapy to help clients build on their strengths, learn new skills, challenge negative thinking, and promote change to achieve positive resolution to current problems and successful personal development and fulfillment.
Katie Britt, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree from Suffolk University. She has had experience working in community outpatient settings and inpatient facilities. She works with children, adolescents, families and adults. In her work with individuals and families she addresses issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions and trauma. She has been certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Interventions include any combination of CBT, play therapy, mindfulness, TF-CBT, psycho-education and client centered therapy.