Rebecca Finer, LICSW
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
Rebecca works with teens, adults and families using a variety of theoretical models and evidence-based interventions. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative, active and non-judgmental. She has a style that is warm, direct and authentic. Her clients experience a range of distressing mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, issues related to GLBTQIA identity and substance abuse/addiction. Rebecca's goal is to reduce distress and disconnection and assist people in the development of an enriching life. Rebecca's clinical training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2005, and has worked in a variety of roles including providing outpatient and community outreach therapy.
Rebecca is at 508-650-0991, ext 902. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
Ava Floyd, MA
“Humans aren't laundry! Stop trying to compartmentalize and sort yourself out. Mess does not always mean dirty. Sometimes it just means complicated, and complicated can be beautiful! Ask yourself, 'how might I approach life differently if I had compassion for my beautiful mess?'” – Sonya Renee Taylor
Ava is a 5th-year doctoral psychology candidate at William James College. She obtained her Master's degree in 2013 from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College with a focus on Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology. Her concentration has allowed her to find enjoyment and a special interest in providing a person-centered approach to individuals across the lifespan. Ava enjoys working with children ten years and older and has experience with trauma models such as ARC and TF-CBT. Ava has had advanced experience working with individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. She has also valued working with elder populations and the unique dynamics of treatment with elders. Ava is a member of the Black Graduate Mental Health Academy at William James College, serving as a mentor to first- and second-year students. Her belief is that an individual can remain resilient when shown compassion and empathy.
Ava is at 508-650-0991, ext. 909. She accepts out-of-network benefits, and private pay at a reduced fee.
Hui Ju Chang, ATR, LMHC
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Hui Ju [pronounced 'Way-Zoo'] is a Registered Art Therapist who provides therapy in Taiwanese, Mandarin and English, to children as young as 7, teens, adults and seniors. Hui Ju strives to bring expressive arts and play therapy to traditional talk therapy whenever possible. She also uses therapeutic tools such as Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness, and CBT. Over the past 10 years she has provided outpatient, in-home and supervisory services to clients with issues including PTSD, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, ADHD, substance abuse issues and LGBTQIA issues. Hui Ju's goal is to assist people in unburdening themselves of their pain in order to become their happiest selves, and use the arts as a container for trauma whenever possible. She holds a Master's in Expressive Therapies from Lesley College as well as a Master's in Teaching from MassArt.
Hui Ju is at 508-650-0991, ext 910. She is booking clients for the first week of September 2020 and her referral calls are currently routed to BethAnn Schacht, Practice Director, for prescreening. She currently accepts ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay. She will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts HMO/PPO/GIC and Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners] by early Fall.
Hui Ju Chang, ATR, LMHC
- Jon Kabat- Zinn
蕙如是美國合格心理專業諮商師與受過嚴格訓練的藝術治療師，提供台語， 中文 跟英文諮商服務。畢業於Lesley,在研究所主修的是藝術治療並同時擁有MassArt藝術教育碩士學位。 她的理念是幫助她的服務對象在ㄧ個安全信任環境下，從情緒捆綁矛盾痛苦中，藉由認識自我跟環境而重新找到人生快樂的平衡點。她服務對象包含小孩，青少年，成年跟老年人。蕙如具備多年藝術治療跟遊戲治療的經驗，且能有效的將這個經驗融入傳統諮商模式讓治療過程達到更深的效果。
在過去10 年，蕙如擁有豐富經驗幫助個案並且督導諮商師了解如何處理創傷引發出的各樣症狀，如何管理情緒， 調整負面行為，壓力排解， 學習加強正向溝通技巧， 經營人際與家庭關係 和自我認知與成長
目前蕙如的服務費用是自付，但在9月以后可接受以下保險 Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts HMO/PPO/GIC and Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners] by early Fall. 若你要預約蕙如的門診， 請聯系Aurora 諮商中心管理人BethAnn Schacht 508-650-0991, ext 910.
Courtney DeGemmis, LICSW
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers
Courtney provides individual and family therapy to children, teens, young adults and families. She has specialized training in family therapy, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing, and is comfortable working with complex families. She believes in building a therapeutic space that is safe, comfortable and allows people to speak freely about who they are and what they would like. Since obtaining her Master’s degree from Boston College in 2013, she has provided therapy to kids and their families in outpatient, in-home and residential settings. Courtney believes that every family has a strong beginning that can be re-established or redefined through the therapeutic work.
Courtney is at 508-650-0991, ext. 907. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
Meg Price, LMHC
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
Meg works with children as young as 10, as well as teens and adults. She works with people experiencing issues regarding sex and gender, children and teens with autism, and parents of children with disabilities. Meg uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach to support clients in building meaning and enjoyment in their lives. Meg uses a non-judgmental lens to help clients identify what patterns of behavior are no longer serving them, so that together she and the client can try out and evaluate new ways of thinking or acting that work for what is happening now. Meg uses various therapeutic tools including motivational interviewing, relational-cultural theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Meg graduated from Lesley University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has worked in outpatient and in-home settings with clients of all ages, as well as working as a special education teacher and behavioral therapist for 7 years.
Meg is at 508-650-0991, ext 905. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
Marcia Lowry, LMHC
“There is another world, but it is in this one” -W.B. Yeats
Marcia works with teens 15 and older, as well as young adults and their families. She specializes in working with college students, especially those experiencing particular issues such as learning disabilities or physical disabilities. She also has expertise in working with eating disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders. She completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University in 1991 and since then has supported students at the collegiate level, providing individual counseling, consultation, training and groups. Marcia believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is crucial, and she brings an attentive, warm and directive presence to her work. She sees counseling as an opportunity for clients to examine their concerns, consider options, try various strategies and manage challenges with flexibility and confidence.
Marcia is at 508-650-0991, ext 904. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
Elena McNally, LMFT
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” – Dalai Lama
Elena works with children as young as 4, as well as teens, couples and families. She provides play therapy, art therapy and mind/body work as well as traditional talk therapy. Her clients may be experiencing relationship or family conflicts, addiction, mood disorders or school issues. Elena provides an encouraging and supportive presence and works collaboratively with her clients to meet their specific needs, through a solution-focused, emotionally-oriented therapy model, often exploring families of origin and families of choice. She believes that each client is the expert on their own life and works to find solutions that work in that person’s world, not just in the therapy office. Elena graduated from Antioch University New England in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has worked in settings providing outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, and therapy to couples who are parenting while in recovery.
Elena is at 508-650-0991, ext 903. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
Neil Glickman, Ph.D
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny” -unknown
Neil is a licensed psychologist who works with Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing adults (ages 18+). He is hearing and skilled in American Sign Language. He has edited and written six books on providing mental health care to Deaf people, and consults to Deaf mental health programs in the state and nationwide. Neil has worked across the spectrum of mental health services including mental health clinics and private practice, as well as partial hospital programs, psychiatric inpatient units and emergency services. He is on the faculty at the UMass Medical School and has taught in the graduate rehabilitation program at Assumption College for over a decade. Neil most often uses a therapeutic approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, which for him means focusing on helping people develop skillful means of responding to life challenges. Neil asks a lot of questions designed to help people get unstuck, see things in more helpful ways, and come to have greater confidence in their own problem solving abilities.
Deaf people can contact Neil via text at 508-397-5394 or email at Neilglickman@rcn.com. Additional contact may take place via Skype (neil.glickman2). Voicemail messages can be left at 508-650-0991, ext. 906. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO/PPO/GIC, Optum [including United Healthcare/Harvard Pilgrim/AllWays Health Partners], ‘out-of-network’ benefits and private pay.
We are all going through different battles and struggles, but we also handle them very differently and where you get your strength is YOUR story. - Harley Quinn
Jenn is Aurora’s Business Manager, handling insurance screening, answering billing questions and digging deep into reimbursement issues to make sure we get it right on the client’s behalf. She also assists in facilitating referrals to the practice. She graduated from Suffolk University in 2006 with an MBA in small business management. Prior to joining Aurora she worked as an office manager and territory manager in the veterinary health field. Jenn brings a ‘can-do’ attitude to everything she does and is an invaluable part of the Aurora team.
Jenn is at 508-650-0991, ext 915. She is in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - 2 pm.
Daniel I. Schacht, LICSW
Daniel provides therapy to teens and adults (ages 13+) and couples. He has been in private practice in Natick, MA since 2004. Daniel obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1996 and has post-graduate training from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Couple & Family Institute of New England. He also is an adjunct professor at Boston University. Daniel specializes in working with issues of mood disorders, couples conflict and infidelity work, and building resiliency in families. More information about Daniel can be found at www.danielschachtmsw.com.
Daniel is at 774-292-9011. He accepts private pay and 'out-of-network' benefits.
BethAnn Schacht, LMHC
“Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
BethAnn is the Director of Aurora Counseling Associates, LLC. She graduated from Northeastern University in 1993 with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, and has been in private practice since 2001. She started Aurora in 2010 with the goal of serving more types of clients with a kind, welcoming and well-trained group of clinicians, and since then has doubled staff and space. She specializes in mind/body wellness, functional management of mood issues and life transitions. Her post-graduate trainings include the Couples Therapy Institute, the Psychodynamic Couples and Family Institute of New England and mind/body work at the Kripalu Center and the UMass Center for Mindfulness.
BethAnn is not accepting new clients but facilitates referrals to the practice. She is at 508-650-0991, ext. 900 or reach her directly at 774-292-9007.