Massachusetts Association Of Independent Psychotherapists
Current Membership 2012
Barbara AlexFor over 20 years, Barbara Alex has offered individual, relationship, and group psychotherapy in her private practice. She holds a Gold Certificate of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy and is a member of The Association for Humanistic Psychology and The National Alliance of Mental Health Professionals. In addition to teaching for several years in the graduate divisions of several North Shore colleges, she helped to establish North Shore Counseling Information Services, a consumer education organization focused on assisting individuals in the selection of a therapist. Ms. Alex is a founding member of the Massachusetts Association of Independent Psychotherapists and serves on its Board of Directors. www.barbaraalex.com
Deana BaconDeana Bacon has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of human services from the age of 22. Helping people feel safe and appreciated has always been of the utmost importance to her, and naturally led her to the field of psychotherapy in 1988. Deana holds a 10 year gold certificate in advanced training in psychotherapy and provides an integrated holistic approach. She has conducted seminars and workshops, and is noted for her outstanding help to the community. In 1993, Deana launched her own private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts, and recently added a secondary location in Manchester-by-the-Sea.She is also a founding member of MAIP. www.counselingofthenorthshore.com “Built on referrals, sustained on treatment.” Deana Bacon
Nicholas BaldoNicholas Baldo combines his experience as an independent businessman with his intensive training in psychotherapy to bring challenging ideas, knowledge, empathy, and compassion to clients in his therapy practice. Since 1989 he has helped individuals and groups, from all walks of life and lifestyles, to address a wide variety of personal, relationship and professional issues. Mr. Baldo utilizes an effective teaching style through the use of striking analogies and metaphors. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and has a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. He is also a member of the Association For Humanistic Psychology. www.northsuburbancounseling.net
Auli BattsAuli Batts has been in private practice (AKB Counseling, LLC) as a psychotherapist since 2003. She provides psychotherapy services to individuals seeking better lives and relationships. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with B.A. in Psychology in 1982. She continued her studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in a graduate program in Psychology. During that time she completed a six-month internship at the Family Counseling Center of Jyväskylä, specializing in relationship counseling. She has attended weekly seminars and earned a Ten-Year Advanced Training Certificate.
Ken BattsKen Batts has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Brookline Massachusetts since the year 2001. His wife joined the practice (AKB Counseling, LLC) in 2003. He provides psychotherapy to individuals seeking to improve their personal lives and relationships. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Western Michigan University (’79). He taught English as a second language for 7 years in Finland (1982-1988). He attended a weekly professional seminar from 1996 to 2010, and has completed all requirements for a Ten-Year Advanced Training Certificate. He maintains an active professional relationship with a network of colleagues in private practice.
Deborah BohnertDeborah Bohnert has been in a successful private practice with her husband Bob Merrigan since1988, offering individual and group therapy. She graduated from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1976. For many years she worked as an art therapist in jails, psychiatric institutions, and drug centers. As a result of her intensive training she earned a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. Her office is in Marblehead, and her website is www.abbotcounseling.com
Briget BrideBriget Bride has had a successful practice serving Boston, the South Shore, and the Cape and the Islands for 18 years. Briget is a compassionate therapists who teaches people new ways of perceiving themselves and their problems in order to bring about a higher quality of life. Briget Bride Psychotherapy, 781-961-5658.
Peter CallasPeter Callas has been in private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts since 1986. His independent training in understanding human behavior and teaching effective concepts to improve the quality of an individual’s life have been a standard for 25 years. This training combined with his background in business has tremendously helped numerous families, business executives, and small business owners.
Mr. Callas offers individual and group counseling. He holds a 10-year Certificate of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. In addition, he has obtained certificates and licenses in the financial planning profession.
R. Scott CarpenterI work with individuals and families to improve their self-concepts and enrich their relationships, with the goal of them living a happy and healthy life. I hold a Five Year Certificate Of Training in Psychotherapy. I'm a Certified Mediator affiliated with North Shore Community Mediation Center of Beverly MA, and I am a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist affiliated with the National Association of Forensic Counselors. 978-356-0383 (Office Line)
Christine CoyneChristine Coyne received over 12 years of intensive training in psychotherapy, and was awarded a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy in 1992. She has worked in mental health clinics, and has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Her approach is caring, active, and humanistic. She is innovative and deeply committed to helping people to improve their lives.
Michelle D'AvolioMichelle D'Avolio has been in private practice in Wakefield, Massachusetts, since 1985. Her intensive training combined with her rich experience with people of all ages results in compassionate, imaginative, and exciting therapy for those looking to make important life changes. She has vast experience in individual and group counseling, and conveys warmth, enthusiasm, and a depth of understanding to all those who seek her help. Ms. D'Avolio has a Masters Degree in Education from Boston College and a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. She is also a member of the Association For Humanistic Psychology. www.northsuburbancounseling.net
Lynne FeldmanLynne Feldman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1969 and a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1973. She has been in private practice with her husband, Joe Skolnik, for over 30 years. Ms. Feldman's work experience has included McLean Hospital, Lynn Child Guidance Center, and Family Service in Providence, RI. Post-graduate education has included meditation, couples psychotherapy, addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, etc. Currently, Ms. Feldman works with children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of treatment modalities including individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. She accepts most insurance.
Susan GoldscheidSusan Goldscheid has had a private psychotherapy practice since 1990. She was an educator in the Newton, MA public high schools from 1985 to 1993. She left teaching because she saw that much of what impedes people from learning involves psychological problems such as a poor self-concept, and teaching school was an inadequate forum for addressing this. As a therapist she is able to deal directly and intensively with people of all age groups on these issues. She has an M.A.T. from Boston University. Susan is a part-time faculty member at the Home for Little Wanderers Academic Support for College and Life program. http://newstandardtherapy.com/
Rebecca IngallsRebecca Ingalls provides individual and group psychotherapy in Swampscott, MA. In private practice since 2001, she holds a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy, is a Member of The National Alliance of Mental Health Professionals and The Association of Humanistic Psychology, and is the founder of Swampscott Counseling. Rebecca’s approach is warm and engaging. Her practice is distinguished by a comprehensive understanding of human nature and a strong holistic background. She offers educational and supportive groups, and pursues ongoing education and research in the field of psychotherapy. www.rebeccaingalls.com
Tom MassaTom Massa has been involved in the field of psychotherapy since 1998,with experience in individual and group therapy. He possesses both Five Year Fundamental and Ten Year Advanced Certificates of competency in psychotherapy.
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Marc D. McGarryMarc D. McGarry has been in private practice since 1980, doing individual and group psychotherapy. He also initiated and ran an innovative children’s group. Early on, he worked at McLean Hospital for four years. He has taught courses at the Learning Adventure, Brookline Adult Education, and Cambridge Adult Education, as well as having trained resident advisers at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Tufts University, and recently spoke by invitation at Newton South High School. He is currently co-authoring books on psychotherapeutic theory and the Guest-Host program for parenting. http://newstandardtherapy.com
Jerry McGinnJerry McGinn is a psychotherapist practicing on the North Shore area since 2003 with office hours located in North Beverly. His expertise centers on helping individuals resolve problematic issues, big and small, that cause harm and sadness in their. His focus is on understanding one's self concept and how making thoughtful changes can lead to happier lives with more successful personal relationships. Jerry began his training in 1992 and achieved a Five Year Certificate Of Training. He has expanded his education by attending clinical and theoretical seminars on a continuous basis for the last 10 years. In addition to his ongoing training, Jerry brings a wealth of experience to his practice by having owned profitable businesses on the North Shore over the last 23 years, being in a long term relationship, and raising children. Contact by phone 978-239-8622 or e-mail email@example.com.
Robert MerriganRobert Merrigan has been in private practice since 1980 with his wife, Deborah Bohnert, offering individual and group therapy. His office is in the town of Marblehead. He graduated from UC, Irvine in 1973 with a degree in Social Science. He then went on to earn a 10-year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. His website is www.marbleheadlifecounseling.com
Maureen MichaelsMaureen Michaels has been a psychotherapist in private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts since 1994. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Albany State University in New York, and has continued her education with extensive psychotherapy training. The structure of her training was similar to the country’s major psychoanalytic institutes. It is unique and dynamic approach that was developed to make inroads into mental health work where traditional, medical-model approaches have failed. Ms. Michaels holds a Ten Year Gold Certificate of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy. She is also a divorce mediator and a member of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators. For more information visit www.MaureenMichaels.com
Gretchen O'HalloranGretchen O'Halloran is a professionally-trained psychotherapist, with a very successful, ongoing private practice since 1995. Her students/patients have thrived under her teachings and compassionate process. She incorporates yoga, meditation, and creative artistic expression through clay, into a multi-dimensional therapeutic experience. Gretchen spent many years in local, public elementary schools helping students and teachers become aware of how children with learning disabilities can compensate and grow with confidence. She is currently supporting a school in the Dominican Republic, and returned from a recent visit bringing school supplies and working with the children in this third world country.
Carl SchneiderCarl Schneider has conducted a dual practice of psychotherapy and career counseling for over 25 years. He has experience in diverse settings, including start-up director for a commercial career counseling firm, and counselor and consultant in a wide range of outpatient clinics. He holds a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education from Suffolk University (Boston), studied counseling and psychotherapy at the graduate level at Hunter College (New York), and received training from Richard German, a luminary in the outplacement field.
Joseph SkolnikJoseph Skolnik has been a privately-practicing psychotherapist in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He is a licensed clinical social worker and as such, accepts most insurance. Mr. Skolnik received his MSW from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972. He worked as a clinical social worker at Family Service Agencies in Buffalo, N.Y. and Cambridge, MA, and at the Washington County Mental Health Center in Rhode Island. In their private practice, Mr. Skolnik and his wife, Lynne Feldman, have run workshops including topics ranging from couples' collaboration to anger management and sexuality.
Cara SzeghyCara Szeghy has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1991. She obtained a Ten Year Advanced Training Certificate in Psychotherapy and she received a B. A. with a focus in the arts, from Hampshire College, Amherst MA. She is an experienced professional who provides individual and group psychotherapy. She is an active collaborator who offers an innovative, practical,and compassionate approach to helping those who seek her services.
Marcia WeissMarcia Weiss has provided psychotherapy to individuals and groups since 1981. She has worked with people of all types, backgrounds, and levels of pathology and health. In 1983, she earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University; in 1980, received her B.A. from Hampshire College; and in 2011 her Board Certification in Coaching (expected) from I.L.C.T. She provided workshops at Tufts University and classes at Grub St. Writers and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Her work has been spotlighted in several Boston media outlets including: Channel 5, Boston Magazine, the Improper Bostonian, the Cambridge Tab, and others. 617.868.0660 www.collaborativepsychotherapy.com