Therapists

** Denotes Collaboratively Trained Professional

Kelley Bothe LICSW, CGP **

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Licensed Independent Social Worker The Psychotherapy Collaborative Address 592A Washington Street Wellesley MA 02482 County: Norfolk Phone: (781) 239-3365 Website: psychotherapycollaborative.com
About

Kelley Bothe is a psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples in Wellesley and Concord MA. She has led “Endings and New Beginnings”, divorce support groups, for men and women for the past 15 years in her Wellesley office. Her groups meet weekly and are open-ended. In addition to her Wednesday evening group Kelley will start a new daytime group in October 2015 which will take place in Wellesley on Wednesdays at 2 PM.

Please see Kelley’s web site, psychotherapycollaborative.com, for more information about her practice and her groups. You can also contact her at (781) 239-3365 and talk directly with her about individual therapy or a divorce support group.

Lynn K. Cooper Ed.D., A.B.P.P. **

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Psychologist, Family Mediator, Collaborative Law Divorce Coach Address 262 Kenrick Street Newton MA 02458 Counties served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk Phone: (617) 527-3152 Fax: (617) 332-6442 Website: lynnkcooper.com
About

Lynn K. Cooper, Ed.D., A.B.P.P., is a licensed and Board-Certified clinical psychologist, a divorce mediator certified by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, and a collaborative coach, with an office in Newton, MA. She is a past president, Certification Committee chairperson and current member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, and she is also a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Fran Davis Ph.D.

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Licensed Psychologist / Career Counselor Address 3 Woodridge Road Wayland MA 01778 Phone: (617) 492-9224 Fax: (508) 358-1199 Website: Fran Davis, Ph. D.
About

Over the past 25 years in my work as a Psychologist and Career Counselor/Coach in private practice and at Harvard Business School, I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples and families as they face the challenges of navigating their way to more fulfilling personal and professional lives. Divorce is certainly an experience which can create serious challenges in both personal and professional domains. While it may be hard to see this while trying to survive the “storm”, divorce (like many life crises) can also be a catalyst to pursue greater happiness in one’s life (i.e., “never let a crisis go to waste”). I would be happy to speak with you to see if I may be of help with your unique concerns.

Jennifer A Fowler LMHC

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Therapy Associates of Chelmsford Home 3 Courthouse Lane Building B, Suite #8 Chelmsford MA 01824 Phone: (978) 710-7569 ext. 17
About

Jennifer Fowler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of clinical and educational settings. The primary focus of her practice is working with individuals, couples and families with various aspects of divorce.

Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through the divorce process or have post-divorce issues, she takes a holistic approach to help clients cope with the challenges and feelings associated with this life changing event. Most major insurances are accepted and evening and weekend hours are offered.

Jillian B. Frank Ph.D.

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Licensed Psychologist Address 1330 Beacon Street Brookline MA 02446 Phone: (617) 966-1476 Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com
About

Dr. Jillian B. Frank is a Harvard Medical School trained Licensed Psychologist in private practice for 17 years. She offers expertise in the emotional aspects of divorce and guidance for emotionally enduring the process and regaining a sense of stability post-divorce. She also provides consultation regarding parenting during and after divorce.

Marsha Getter LICSW

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Neponset Valley Counseling Center Address P.O. Box 9135 Foxboro MA 02035 Phone: (508) 930-6335 Fax: (508) 698-3644 Website: www.nvcounseling.net
About
Marsha Getter, LICSW, has practiced for 50 years in a variety of clinical and educational settings addressing a wide range of personal, family, and parenting issues.   She has developed particular expertise in working with those whose lives have been impacted by special educational needs and developmental issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and trauma.

 

Tanya Gurevich

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Mediator and Therapist Needham Mediation & Counseling Address 400 Hillside Avenue Suite 9 Needham MA 02494 Counties served: Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex Phone: (781) 400-1819 Website: www.mylifechanges.net
About

Ms. Gurevich is a trained divorce mediator and clinical social worker with experience of working with divorcing couples and families both in the legal and the mental health settings. In addition to providing divorce and family mediation services, She offers counseling to individuals, couples and families as well as parenting consultation and education and divorce coaching, She is a certified instructor for the Divorce Center/Parents Apart parent education program.

Her professional training and experience make her uniquely qualified to help people reach agreement and develop practical and cost-effective solutions that meet their individual family needs. Her goal is to assist the clients in developing solutions that work for the entire family and to help reduce the level of conflict between the parents during and post-divorce.

Pandora MacLean-Hoover LICSW

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Think-Diff Institute LLP Address 1660 Mass Ave Ste F1 Lexington MA 02420 Phone: (888) 417-3159 Mobile: (978) 726-3444

Oona Metz LICSW, CGP

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Address 1415 Beacon Street Suite 122 Brookline MA 02446 Phone: (617) 232-8971 Website: http://www.oonametz.com
About

Oona Metz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist with offices in Arlington and Brookline. For 20 years she has treated adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and group therapy in the Greater Boston area. In addition to seeing people for individual and couples therapy, she currently offers weekly, ongoing, confidential divorce support groups. These groups are for women who are contemplating divorce or who are navigating the process of divorce.

Women who are contemplating or navigating divorce may feel confused, sad, betrayed, bewildered, angry, overwhelmed and/or scared, and can benefit from talking to other women who are going through a similar process. Many of the women in the groups are mothers who are concerned with the wellbeing of their children and want to help them through the divorce as well. Women going through divorce often find that spending so much energy on a spouse, children and/or work leaves them little time to focus on themselves. Group therapy offers women a unique opportunity to talk with other women about what they need and want, now and in the future.

The Divorce Support Groups are located in Arlington and Brookline and meet weekly. Please call 617-232-8971 to set up a required screening session.

David M. Poles LMHC, CRC, LADC1

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Recovery and Life Coach Newton Counseling Center Address 10 Langley Road Suite 200 Newton MA 02459 Phone: (617) 981-1186 Fax: (617) 332-7863 Website: www.newtoncounselingcenter.org Blog: blogtalkradio.com/dmpoles
About

“Each of us deserves to have peace and joy in our lives. Healthy relationships greatly contribute to this. However, sometimes divorce occurs despite best intentions and sincere efforts to avoid this. Professional support can assist individuals in making sense of and healing from divorce. I take a compassionate and respectful approach with each of my clients.”

David Poles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He is also a trained Coach having studied with both the Online Coaching Institute and International Coaches Association training program. He offers individual sessions, marital and premarital couples counseling sessions, family education and support for loved ones of addicts, and mandated substance abuse evaluations. He also co-facilitated from 2013 to 2014 The Divorce Center’s court-mandated Parents Apart classes for parents going through divorce. His specialty is in empowering adult clients to improve relationships, rebuild self-esteem, and become more resilient from adversity.

Dena Ray Ph.D. **

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist Address 65 Rice Road Wayland MA 01778 Phone: (508) 655-8683 Website: DrDenaRay.com
About

Our relationships are among the most significant factors in our happiness and well-being. And yet, sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a relationship will end. Psychotherapy can help you manage this difficult transition with compassion, understanding and integrity. When these relationships are in turmoil, I can help the individuals and couples and children to navigate the challenges of break-ups and divorce.

Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh Ph.D. **

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Rohrbaugh Associates Home 192R Upland Road Cambridge MA 02140 Phone: (617) 876-6110 Fax: (617) 441-0565 Website: http://www.rohrbaughassociates.net
About

Dr. Rohrbaugh is a Harvard clinical and forensic psychologist providing consultation and divorce coaching in collaborative law cases as well as litigation support, expert witness testimony and evaluations in child custody cases. She is a trauma specialist who served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for over 30 years, and has three decades of experience providing nationwide consultation, training, and court testimony regarding adoption, attachment and bonding, care and protection, child abuse and neglect, custody and visitation, de facto parents, domestic violence, parental alienation, PTSD, relocation, sexual abuse and harassment, social science research and psychotherapy, and termination of parental rights.

In her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Rohrbaugh specializes in survivors of trauma, alternative families, divorce, parenting, and problems surrounding sexuality. Licensed in both MA and NH, Dr. Rohrbaugh is the author of the highly acclaimed “Guide to Child Custody Evaluations: Mental Health and Legal Perspectives”; NY: Springer, 2008.

See Dr. Rohrbaugh’s website for more information about her training, experience, publications, and approach to divorcing families.

Beth H. Ross MSW, LICSW **

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Clinical Social Worker/Therapist/Divorce Mediator/Collaborative Coach Address 866 Washington Street Canton MA 02021 Phone: (781) 821-4606 Mobile: (781) 249-2156 Fax: (781) 821-4606 Website: mendingfencesinstitute.org
About

As founder of the Mending Fences Institute, Beth is dedicated to guiding families through divorce, reunification and other conflicts through coaching, mediation, and therapy. With over 25 years of experience, she brings practical solutions and emotional healing to each case. Beth is adept at handling complex family dynamics such as divorce, trauma, relationship issues, learning disabilities, transitions or reunification. Her goal is to help families make the transition from couples with children to co-parents who communicate well and share time with their children. Her success is augmented by her extensive experience working with children and teens.

She is a certified Collaborative Coach, mediator, and therapist. She is a member of the International Collaborative Law Council, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), and Southeastern Collaborative Law practice group. She is a member of the Mass Council on Family Mediation. She consults with schools, hospitals, lawyers, the courts, and doctors on complex issues such as divorce, alienation, learning disability, life transition and behavioral issues.

She uses eclectic therapeutic modalities such as family system theory, individual play therapy, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), and empowerment strategies with a focus on practical solutions that improve the lives of her clients.

As a board member of the Divorce Center, an instructor for the court-mandated Parents Apart course, chairperson of the Advanced Parenting Education Committee and a member of the Southeastern Collaborative Practice Group, Beth guides families through evaluating the situation, understanding all parties’ perspectives, establishing ground rules for communication, and generating goals.

 

Donna Smith Sharff LMHC **

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Parenting Consultant/Educator Address 485 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington MA 02476 Phone: (781) 367-5461
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Donna Smith Sharff is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families navigating major life transitions. Donna provides individual psychotherapy for children, teens and adults as well as support groups for youth and adults and parenting consultations.

Donna joins clients in identifying their strengths and supporting action. Donna has more than 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices which she incorporates into her work with clients.

Vicki Shemin J.D., LICSW, ACSW **

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Boston Law Collaborative Address 99 Summer Street Suite 1600 Boston MA 02110 Phone: (617) 439-4700 Website: www.BostonLawCollaborative.com
About

With more than three decades of indispensable contributions to the legal sector, Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LICSW, ACSW, has been recognized for her professional success as an attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, a multidisciplinary law firm notably devoted to an alternative conflict resolution orientation to the practice of law. With her dual-degree in clinical social work and family law, Ms. Shemin is distinctively well-suited to offer clients an array of dispute resolution options including mediation, collaborative law, consultation and coaching, settlement negotiations, parenting coordination, guardian ad litem evaluative opinions, pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements – and even has a sub-specialization in handling cases for those interested in working on “agreements to stay married.”

Her interest in “paying it forward” is evidenced both in the writing and publication of her scholarly articles and chapter for “A Practical Guide to Estate Planning” for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), as well as in her time that was devoted to being an adjunct instructor in family law, ethics and mental health law at Boston University School of Social Work, and as a guest lecturer for the American Bar Association, MCLE, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc. (MCFM).

Attorney Shemin is also a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator, is credentialed as a certified family mediator by MCFM, has earned a 10.0 “excellent” AVVO rating, and has recently been inducted into the Worldwide Registry for her many accomplishments. She is also a founding member of the national organization, Academy of Professional Family Mediators; an Executive Board Member of MCFM; and co-chair of the Greater Boston Collaborative Law Practice Group.

Attorney Shemin is currently working on a book entitled – “Letters To Ex-Spouses:…And I Just Wanted You To Know”. (If interested in contributing anonymously to the book, please contact Attorney Shemin directly.)

Alicia Southwell LICSW

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Home 1/2 mile from intersection of Rte. 128 & Mass Pike Weston MA Counties served: Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk Phone: (781) 718-0573
About

Alicia Southwell is a psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and families at her home office in Weston. Alicia runs an ongoing support called “Women in Separation and Divorce”. The group takes place on Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM and is for women in all stages of the divorce process, from contemplation through
post-divorce.

You are not alone in this, one of life’s most stressful and challenging transitions. If you are contemplating or navigating the divorce process, you may find that you are experiencing what can feel like an overwhelming range of emotions. Sharing your experience with others who are going through something similar can greatly reduce feelings of isolation, fear, confusion, sadness, anger, guilt, and shame, among others.

Divorce involves the loss of the dreams and the life that you had at one time imagined for yourself. These losses need to be mourned in order to successfully put the past in the past, get beyond the divorce, and move forward into your preferred life. This difficult period of ending also offers life-changing opportunities for new
beginnings, personal growth, and getting the life you want for yourself.

Please call or email for more information or to set up a no-fee consultation, which is required before joining the group.

Jacky van Leeuwen LMHC

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor Home Watertown MA 02472 Phone: (617) 645-2171
About

Jacky recently began to work exclusively as a phone and online therapist and coach/consultant. She has had 13 years experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with a diverse client base, providing home-based individual and family counseling, short-term crisis intervention, shelter case management, and advocacy.

As a divorced mom, she understands the complexity and upheaval families experience. She knows the challenges of being a stable and fully ‘present’ parent during this stress.
Jacky’s experience and expertise covers: Life Transitions. Individual Growth and Happiness. Loss & Bereavement. Depression, Anxiety, Shame. Stress Management. Parenting. Sexual & Gender Identity. Communication & Conflict.

Jacky’s clinical style is client-centered and practical – based on what works for you. She is comfortable with a variety of approaches to problem-solving and is a ‘do what it takes’ clinician. She knows the importance of feeling genuinely heard and understood and has a knack for asking the questions that get her to that understanding without delay and throughout your work together.

Beth Weinberg LMHC*

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Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinician Wareham Pediatrics Address 53 Marion Road Wareham MA 02571 Phone: (508) 295-8622 Fax: (508) 295-5386 Website: http://www.warehampeds.com
About

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and State Certified K-8 School Adjustment Counselor, with extensive experience and expertise in individual and family therapy and focus on child and adolescent development. Specialist in designing and implementing preventative and remedial cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions, promoting mental health and facilitating growth of effective social-emotional skills in children, adolescents and parents.