Therapists

Susan Andrew MSW, LICSW

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Address 288 Walnut Street Suite 220 Newton MA 02460 Address 20 Main Street Suite 300 Natick MA 01760 Phone: (617) 605-3071 Fax: (617) 552-5116 Website: The Wellness Room
About

Susan Andrew, MSW, LICSW is a therapist and clinical social worker that provides individual and group counseling and support for those who are going through the divorce process or recovering from the aftermath of divorce. Susan works with her clients to better cope with the loss, grief, guilt, and sometimes anger felt from a divorce, address the parenting challenges and help parents better support their children, and helps parents learn improved communication skills to foster more cooperative co-parenting. Susan also runs divorce support groups. She sees clients in two office locations in Natick and Newton.

Thomas F. Carr M.A., LMFT, LMHC

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Thomas F. Carr & Associates, Inc. Home 9 Kinsman Place Natick MA 01760-2732 Phone: (508) 650-1811 Fax: (508) 650-3621 Website: www.thomascarrlmft.com
About

Thomas F. Carr M.A., LMFT, LMHC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed mental health counselor who had been a forensic investigator and evaluator for more than twenty years. As a court investigator and Guardian ad Litem amd Protection matters in the Juvenile and Probate Court and a Category E&F GAL in the Probate Court, Mr. Carr has been called upon to investigate/evaluate and provide supervised visitation for complex cases such as Munchausen by Proxy, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Mr. Carr has qualified as an expert witness in diverse areas including (but not limited to) ‘child abuse and neglect’, ‘child welfare’, ‘sexual abuse’, ‘home studies’, ‘safety planning’, ‘permanent planning’, and ‘provision of services to children and families’.

Mr. Carr is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Counseling, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and Board Certified in professional counseling by the American Psychotherapy Association. He is author of “Visitation in Dependency Cases,” in “Access to Justice for Children; Children’s Law Manual Series,” National Association of Counsel for Children, Chapter 19 (2003), and 2001 recipient of the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

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 Phone: (617) 527-3152 Fax: (617) 332-6442 Website: lynnkcooper.com
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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.

Jonathan Donahue LMHC

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Psychotherapist, Teacher Jonathan Donahue, LMHC; Cambridge College Home 1193 Walnut Street, #9 Newton MA 02461 Phone: (781) 454-7496 Fax: (617) 332-0600
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Jonathan Donahue a psychotherapist in private practice in Newton Highlands. He specializes in sex and love addiction, though also has extensive experience in treating other addictions, as well as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, career, and relationship issues. Art therapy is a modality that he also offers.

Jillian B. Frank Ph.D.

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Licensed Psychologist Address 1330 Beacon Street Brookline MA 02446 Phone: (617) 731-1411 Website: Jillian Frank, Ph.D.
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.

Richard Melito Ph.D.

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Address 93 Union Street Suite 400 Newton MA 02459 Phone: (617) 527-7963 Fax: (617) 489-7495
About
  • Individual, couple & family therapy
  • Children, adolescents, and adults
  • Separation, divorce, after effects of divorce
  • Parenting issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.

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 independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Therapist with offices in Brookline and Arlington. For 20 years she has treated adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and group therapy. She specializes in treating women in transition and particularly women who are contemplating or navigating divorce.

Ms. Metz leads Divorce Support Groups for Women in Brookline and Arlington. 

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) 332-7588 Fax: (617) 332-7863 Website: http://www.newtoncounselingcenter.com
About

David Poles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He is also a trained Coach. Since 1995 he has empowered hundreds of clients to live more satisfying lives based on each person’s own definition of success. In private practice since 2006, David offers individual sessions, marital and premarital couples counseling sessions, family education and support meetings for loved ones of addicts, and both court and school ordered substance abuse evaluations. David specializes in empowering late age adolescent and adult males, with a focus on improving relationships, job performance, improved self-esteem and reduction of harmful compulsive and addictive behaviors.

David is a graduate of UMASS Boston’s Counseling and School Psychology Graduate program. He is also a graduate from Southern Vermont College, having an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. In addition, he is a member in good standing with both Recovery Coaches International and the International Association of Coaching.

David is active in both his community and place of worship. He is open to discussions of spirituality and faith if the client wants to explore this realm of life.

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

Divorce can be a profound, often traumatic, upheaval in life — physically, financially, and emotionally. It is important to receive the help you need and deserve to navigate through this experience. As a clinical psychologist and coach, I focus on helping you develop practical solutions to your unique situation. I specialize in all phases of divorce management, from thinking strategically to make better decisions, dealing with co-parenting and communication issues, and coping with anxiety, depression or insomnia.

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
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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
About

Beth H. Ross, LICSW is an experienced clinical social worker who has been in private practice for over 20 years. In the Fall or 2012, Beth was trained as a divorce mediator. Trained as a collaborative coach, Beth has participated in the Southeastern Collaborative Practice Group (MCLC) which involves lawyers, divorce financial planners and mental health professionals working to provide divorcing families cost effective and collaborative settlements. Beth brings a vast amount of experience in helping families make the transition from married couple with children to two co-parents who share time with their children.

As a divorce specialist Beth coaches both individuals and couples towards an equitable working relationship and toward better communication for the benefit of the children. Often, divorcing parents need support and guidance to negotiate some of the difficult issues in which they disagree. Beth has successfully assisted families to develop a parenting plans based on the development and needs of the children. As Beth has gone through the experience herself, she is well equipped to assist parents to negotiate difficult decisions around their children as well as foster communication between both parents.

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

Beth has been on the board of the Divorce Center and has been co-teaching the Parents Apart workshops since December 2010. Beth is now chairing the committee to coordinate other Parent Education workshops around divorce.