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.
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.
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.