Behavioral Solutions, P.C. has approximately 50 participating therapists with offices located throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Collectively they represent a wide-range of practice experiences and areas of specialization. Because we have such a large number of therapists and are frequently adding more to meet the demand for services, we are only able to include a sample list of our therapists below. To find the one right for you please just call our Intake Coordinator at (781) 221-3180, ext. 200 for an appointment. She is very knowledgeable about the specialties of our therapists as well as their availability, and will insure that an appropriate therapist is identified for you.
Bookbinder, David J.
David J. Bookbinder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He works with adults, children, and couples with a wide range of problems and concerns, including: depression, anxiety, addictions, career counseling, as well as issues common to people in the arts. His practice is informed by Solution-Focused therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, and Buddhist psychology. His approach is collaborative. In addition to his degree in Counseling Psychology, he holds a Masters in Creative Writing and is an accomplished photographer.
Anne Detweiler received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work. She is experienced in residential treatment for adolescent girls, community mental health, and private practice. Anne works with adults and adolescents, using an eclectic approach to treatment that is rooted in psychodynamic therapy and incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and narrative therapy. She provides treatment for a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, and life transitions. Anne has a special interest in medical and health-related concerns, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, infertility, and clients living with multiple medical diagnoses. Additionally, Anne is also a field faculty advisor for the Boston University School of Social Work.
Jonathan Donahue’s twenty-three years of experience includes a wide range of mental health issues, with special areas of interest in addiction (sex and love; substance abuse; overeating; gambling; and on-line gaming), trauma, depression, sleep disorders, and all anxiety disorders. In addition to forms of 'talk' therapy (including CBT, psychodynamic, and existential therapy), he offers various forms of art therapy, and teaches body-oriented relaxation techniques. In addition to private practice, Jonathan also instructs graduate-level courses on trauma, addiction, and theories of counseling, as well as the state-mandated co-parenting class for divorcing parents.
I would love to meet with you to work through issues that you are facing. I work with ages 8 and up and have had many years working as a LMHC. My practice is located in a quiet professional building in Burlington Mass and Peabody Mass. I provide a non-judgmental, safe environment for you to explore issues you are facing, and by listening to your needs and the direction you would like to go, we work to make a plan that alleviates your distress. Over the next sessions we look at the progress of that plan and see what changes we might need to make, or how to confront certain challenges that arise.
Rachel Fischer, LICSW is a board-certified clinical social worker who specializes in treating individuals and couples for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and other life issues. She also has a background in Human Resources including employee relations and benefits. This gives her a unique understanding of the challenges employees and employers face in today’s workplace. She is also a Faculty Advisor in the Field Education Department at Boston University’s School of Social Work.
Carol Fizer is a senior therapist with a clinical interest in trauma, including the trauma of combat, life threatening medical diagnosis, and the pain of infidelity.
In addition to her experience with first responders and military personnel, her practice includes children, individuals and families and couples of all ages. She has worked at Ground Zero post 9/11, military installments in Europe as well as several major Boston medical centers. Her interests range from reading biographies to fixing up an old house in Maine.
Foster, Charles N.
Charles N. Foster, Psy.D., M.Ed., licensed clinical psychologist, completed his Masters Degree at Harvard University and his Doctoral Degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has been working in the mental health field for the past 30 years and has been committed to the care and treatment of a full range of client populations. His current focus is with individual adults, couples, and with older children in family work. With an emphasis in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Foster also employs other therapy influences, including (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Systems Theory, into an integrative approach to assist his clients.
Pamela Grasso-Lyon, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with preteens, adolescents and adults. She provides individual, couples and family counseling and her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, parenting and life transitions. Pamela holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to entering private practice, she worked with adolescents and young adults in residential programs for at-risk youth where she served as both an Executive and Clinical Director. Additionally, she has worked as an outpatient and school outreach clinician for a community mental health clinic.
Heather Gray is a social worker with 15 years of experience. In Heather’s words: “Are you suffering from analysis paralysis? Are you thinking about what's bothering you so much that you can't get out of your own way?” Heather specializes in helping people move from doubt and ambivalence into action. Heather specializes in a solutions-focused approach.
Jess Herring is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who joined Behavioral Solutions, P.C. after many years of experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient settings within the Boston and Austin, TX areas. In her work with clients, Jess incorporates strength-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique to develop a better sense of self, healthy relationships, and stress management skills. She has a special interest in those who have experienced trauma, and issues related to life transitions, sexual orientation, and gender identity/fluidity.
Cathy Hoog, LMHC, LMFT graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of South Florida and a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology at Cambridge College. Cathy has 20 years of clinical mental health experience working with a myriad of populations/cultures/age groups in community mental health settings as well as outpatient settings. Cathy has treated a wide range of presenting conditions with a concentration on anxiety, depression, couples/relational issues and family counseling. Cathy’s primary practice is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma informed care and mindful based theory.
John Hudzik is a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years if experience, and includes work with adolescents, returning veterans and their families, children, victims of domestic violence, adults, medical issues including end of life issues, and court appointed counseling and assessment. He has worked in an array of different settings. He is fully versed in dealing with anxiety, depression/bi-polar, grief and loss, PTSD/trauma, domestic violence, and anger management. John has always tried to follow the advice of “starting where the client is starting, and progressing where the client chooses to progress.” He and his dog Walt (who accompanies him to work daily) work very hard to establish an environment that allows the client and himself to use each of their skills to achieve the maximum possible outcome.
Kelly, Nancy R.
Nancy R. Kelly, LMHC, completed her Master’s Degree at Salem State University. She has 10 years of clinical experience with adults and couples who present with a wide range of problems, and has a particular therapeutic focus on depression and anxiety using an eclectic approach to the individual/couple’s needs. Her practice often encompasses cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy and mindfulness.
Koch-Sultan, Rhea M.
Rhea M. Koch-Sultan, LICSW, completed her Bachelors Degree at Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, and her Masters Degree at Boston University, School of Social Work.She has clinical experience with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems but with particular specializations in mood disorders, grief work, postpartum depression and postpartum OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), OCD and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Her practice is strongly informed by psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies. She is a member of the International OCD Foundation and a long standing member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Susan Lucker received her Masters Degree at Boston University School of Social Work. She also completed a three year post graduate training program in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy and has supervised Clinical Fellows in training there for 28 years. She has 30 years of clinical experience with adult individuals and couples presenting with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression and relationship problems as well as work/career challenges, trauma and major life transitions. In addition, she emphasizes life style practices that nurture body and mind, such as stress reduction techniques, meditation and exercise
Maloof, Bruce A.
Bruce A. Maloof, Ph.D., LICSW, LADC, CGP, BCD is President and CEO of Behavioral Solutions, P.C. Dr. Maloof completed his Masters Degree at McGill University and his Ph.D. at Brandeis University. He has held faculty positions at Boston University, Northeastern University, Dalhousie University and the Harvard Medical School. He has over 30 years of clinical experience with older children and adults with a wide range of presenting problems but with particular specializations in anxiety disorders and alcoholism. His practice is strongly informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP) and Buddhist thought. He has also been a member of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis since 1976.
Morrison, Jay M.
Jay M. Morrison, LICSW completed his Masters Degree at Boston University. He held a faculty position at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work teaching Family and Couple Therapy for 31 years. In 43 years of practice he has also served as Clinical Director of a Community Mental Health Center and of a Residential Treatment Center for adolescents. Throughout his career in private practice, treating adolescents and adults, he has drawn from many theoretical frameworks including Systems , Cognitive, and Narrative theories with an emphasis onn Post-Modern Thought. His most recent research and training activities have centered on Marital Counseling and Extra-Marital attachments.
Mary O’Beirne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children. She uses an insight oriented approach to therapy that draws on cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma work and mindfulness training. She has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, addictions and medical issues.
Kathy O’Neill, MA, LMHC, completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University. She has held various positions in multiple agencies working with a diverse range of issues and populations. She is a seasoned clinician who applies Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused, and Holistic Therapies, to enable individuals, families and couples, to develop the techniques that foster healthy dynamics within their lives and in relationship to others.
Pellegrino, Elena Rossi
Elena Rozzi Pellegrino, MA, LMHC completed her Master’s Degree at Framingham State University. She has a private practice in Lexington, MA. She also facilitates a DBT and a Relaxation Techniques group for Right Turn, an addictions treatment center. Elena has over 15 years of experience working with clients of all age groups with various presenting problems, with a particular focus on anxiety disorders, addictions, and mood disorders. She works with children and adults, as individuals, couples or families. Her practice uses a wide range of treatment styles, but primarily CBT and mindfulness-based therapy.
Perlman, Evelyn B.
Evelyn B. Perlman is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Evelyn has over 30 years of experience helping adults and children ages 3-15 and their families deal with anxiety, stress, depression, socialization issues and traumatic events including loss and grief. She uses a variety of techniques: play therapy, individual and family therapies, many cognitive, behavioral and interactive techniques, as well as consultations and work with school staff and students.
Rhonda Rudner, LMHC, has been in private practice for 20 years. Many of those years were concurrently spent as a therapist at the Psychological Counseling Center at Brandeis University. She received her undergraduate and Masters degree from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rhonda also completed a 3- year Fellowship training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy which included 3 certificates in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She works with a wide range of clients concerns, including work and love issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship and major life transitions. She values the therapist-client relationship as a way to assist the client's well-being and emotional health in a collaborative, safe and confidential environment.
Susan Dreyfus Sawyer, LICSW has been a senior clinician at Behavioral Solutions, P.C. since 1998. "I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between a patient’s goals and experiences and my expertise." She treats adults, couples, older adults, and adolescents for many general life issues, as well as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obesity, and addictions. Susan uses a number of clinical tools, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, family history exploration, and lifestyle interventions. She has worked in in-patient, out-patient, and community settings, and is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Simon, Marci B.
Marci B. Simon, LMHC completed her Master's Degree at Boston College. She has taught clinical psychology courses at the Graduate School at Cambridge College and has over ten years of experience working with adult and adolescent clients in Emergency Mental Health, Community Mental Health, and private practice settings. She specializes in treating individuals with anxiety disorders and relationship issues. She uses an approach that is tailored to the needs of the individual and which is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness/Meditation techniques.
Vicky Stevens, LMHC completed her Master's degree at Pepperdine University in ClinicalPsychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has approximately 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Her clinical experience includes working with chronic mental illnesses, adolescent sexual offenders, domestic violence, substance abuse and adolescent issues. Her current practice emphasizes couples and family therapy, adolescent issues, anger management, anxiety and depression. Her 2 greyhounds often accompany her to the office as well. Her theoretical models include family systems, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic but overall believes in an eclectic/integrative approach.
Styron, Charles W.
Charles W. Styron, Psy. D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice, as well as a consulting psychologist for Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood and a Staff Member at Boston Health Care in Walpole. He splits his practice between individual psychotherapy for adults and neuropsychological assessments for adults and elderly patients. Dr. Styron has been a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala and Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist traditions for 37 years and is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition.
He is also a former architect.
Howard Yaffe is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work. He has practiced social work for more than 25 years with children, adolescents, adults and families and is experienced with groups, couples and families. Howard works closely with each client to help them to clarify and develop their own goals and pace for treatment. He routinely combines a solution focused, cognitive behavioral approach that utilizes his clients’ innate abilities and strengths. He relies heavily on a non-judgmental, empathic style in working with his clients. Areas of particular expertise include helping individuals with issues of depression and anxiety, interpersonal skill building, and helping families manage learning disabilities in children. He also has considerable experience with issues related to domestic violence and divorce/separation issues.