Meet the Counselors at Thrive Boston
The therapists and life coaches at Thrive Boston Counseling provide expert, caring and compassionate services to their clients. In fact, clients report that one of the most helpful things about Thrive is the "strong relationship" they build with their therapist.
At Thrive Boston Counseling, we partner with you to heal past hurts, manage life's challenges and beat the odds, so that you will Thrive in life. We want you have a life you value and that you are excited to live.
Every professional working at Thrive Boston is fully licensed, has a minimum 5 years of clinical experience, holds a master's- or doctoral-level mental health degree and all Thrive Boston therapists participate in rigorous, continuing education.
At Thrive Boston Counseling, you can be sure you are receiving top-quality service. Learn More about our premium-level care.
Thriveworks is proud to offer two locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts
872 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 2-2
Dr. Tim Quinones, PhD
Licensed Psychologist #10728 (MA)
Dr. Tim Quinones is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, trauma, and existential issues. He received a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. Dr. Tim takes an active person-centered approach to therapy and makes room for personal exploration, questioning, and collaborative problem solving.
Dr. Tim works well with college students, artists, musicians and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He is a musician himself and looks for ways to help individuals express themselves creatively, work smartly, and move closer to self-actualization. Dr. Tim has lived in the Boston area for the past 10 years and enjoys walking, museums, Yoga, and Tai Chi.
Alice Husted, NP
Nurse Practitioner #762059 (MA)
Alice Husted is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Alice has experience treating adults and adolescents 13 and older with an array of mental health issues. She has specialized experience working with patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which has provided Alice expertise in treating disorders that are often a result of trauma, such as addictions, mood disorders, and eating disorders.
Alice has a special interest in integrating various forms of treatment including western traditional medicine, meditation, and mindfulness. Above all, she has a deep respect for those who are willing to seek treatment and looks forward to helping individuals take charge of their emotional health.
Dr. Sumio Shinohara, LP
Licensed Psychologist #8645 (MA)
Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Sumio obtained a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. Dr. Sumio is fluent in both English and Japanese. He is a Japanese speaking psychologist that offers counseling and psychology in either, English or Japanese.
Sumio specializes in child, adolescent, and adult mental health; often working with couples and families. Dr. Sumio has diverse experience from working at elementary schools, high schools, and community health centers in Boston.
Deborah Brigandi, MA, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker LICSW #114237 (MA)
Deborah Brigandi has received a Bachelor of Science from Simmons College in Nutrition, and a Masters Degree from Boston College.
Deborah works with adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, and major life transitions, as well as couples experiencing relationship challenges. Deborah also has additional training and experience helping clients with nutrition-related diseases and weight management issues.
Julia Gefter, PhD
Licensed Psychologist #9808 (MA)
Dr. Julia Gefter is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and considers Boston her home. She received her BA in psychology from Boston University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. Dr. Julia views therapy as an active and collaborative process of working towards therapeutic goals.
She genuinely cares about her clients’ concerns and goals, and works to help them gain not only relief, but also the ability to live as fully and happily as they wish. Her style is warm, empathic, and practical, and she uses humor when appropriate. Dr. Julia has six years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples with complicated backgrounds and situations.
Lauren Witek, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #0000010434 (MA)
Lauren Witek is an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She has experience working one-on-one with a diverse population of adults, children, and families within several communities of the Boston Metro Area.
Lauren has extensive experience addressing the emotional challenges related to anxiety, depression and trauma. In addition, she has worked with children and adolescents to improve social functioning and coping mechanisms to build confidence and self esteem.
Her practice is a judgment free zone that provides the individual with a safe place to express feelings and concerns. Lauren prides herself in helping the individual self actualize in order to gain greater personal growth and professional success.
Gail Ranere Nunes, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #9584 MA
Gail Ranere Nunes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and an EdM in Education, Policy and Management from Harvard University. Her practice of nearly thirty years has included working with children and their families. She has also successfully worked with couples and adults dealing with a myriad of concerns and issues.
Gail’s focus is primarily social emotional learning and includes methods of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, and relaxation training as well as family systems work.
In addition, Gail has a great deal of experience dealing with trauma in both children and adults. She has a special interest in neuroscience and worked for a number of years in her undergraduate work in an Endocrinology lab where she learned the importance of the body mind connection. This understanding has supported her work with those folks dealing with any kind of anxiety and/or physical illness.
Gail also has done a great deal of grief work in her personal and professional lives. Finally, she continues to supervise graduate students from Boston College, Lesley University and Boston University. This continued work helps her to stay abreast of the newest and latest developments in the field
Hannah Fulkerson, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #10458 (MA)
Hannah Fulkerson is an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts with a background in Art Therapy. She has experience working with individuals, families, and groups spanning ages from early childhood through geriatrics.
Hannah specializes in helping clients with a variety of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. Hannah has worked with clients from a diverse range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds within the greater Boston area.
Through an openness to our present life experiences, Hannah guides clients through the process of identifying and committing to strategies aligned with living a life more closely tied to their values. Hannah engages her clients with a non-judgmental, collaborative, and strengths based approach in order to move towards desired goals.
Tristan Leibu, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #1285986307 (MA)
Tristan Leibu is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Tristan believes that individuals are the captains of their own ship. It is his role as a counselor to act as a compass when they are feeling lost or unable to make decisions for themselves. His passion is to help individuals by having a collaborative process to address and alleviate their issues. When the effective services are completed, individuals will be able to have the tools at their disposable to understand and navigate their issues to help foster a healthier life.
Tristan has experience working with children, families, adults and the elderly. He specializes in, but is not limited to treating clients with addictions, depression, anxiety and trauma. He has an arrange of approaches to counseling, using elements of Psycho-dynamic, Humanistic, and Narrative Therapy, as well as CBT and the use of Mindfulness.
Tristan's education background includes a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at LIU Post in Brookville, New York. He also has a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
Leo J. Adle, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #10586
NPI # 1336518091
Leo J. Adle is a licensed mental health clinician in the state of Massachusetts. He received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from William James College in 2015. Leo believes that counseling is about helping people achieve goals that they thought they couldn’t before. His approach incorporates transparency and solution-focused techniques with light-hearted humor.
Leo has worked with individuals, couples, and families ranging between the ages of 14 to 49. Some of his primary focuses include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress management, disordered eating, LGBTTQQIAAP, substance use, and parenting skills. Leo uses an array of modalities to help clients overcome their unique challenges, specializing in CBT, mindfulness, and person-centered approaches.
Counseling isn’t only about facing struggles and challenges, but it can also be about recognizing your strengths and realizing your accomplishments. It is his passion to serve as a guide through your experience.
Dr. Anthony Centore, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor #6934 (MA)
Dr. Anthony Centore, PhD, is the founder of Thriveworks, a counseling company with locations across the United States that's focused on premium clinical care and customer service. In addition, Dr. Centore is a private practice consultant for the American Counseling Association a monthly columnist for Counseling Today Magazine and has been quoted in publications including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Monitor, Newsday, Prevention and has been featured on ABC News Boston.
Dr. Centore is the author of “How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice: The Insider’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Counseling Therapy Business.”
Dr. Dyanne London, PhD
Licensed Psychologist #1598889719 (MA)
Dr. Dyanne P. London is a licensed psychologist in the state of Mass, trained as a child psychologist but now focusing on older adolescents and adults.
Her education: New York University where her major was Psychology, with minors in English, Music and Spanish, after a brief stint at Pre-med; Masters degrees from Columbia University and Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Boston University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child Clinical and Community.
She was recently an adjunct professor for 15 years at Lesley University’s graduate school in the Counseling Psychology program.
Her clinical experiences include working with clients experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, issues related to drug and alcohol abuse, trauma, racism, oppression, immigration and homelessness. She embraces cultural differences and her pre-doctoral internship was at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) program based at Boston Medical Center. She has worked at inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community health centers, schools, detoxes, outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics, shelters and worked with clients who have self- identified as LGBTQ as well as having done mental health evaluations to assess readiness for sex change operations.
Dr. London believes in focusing on a person’s strengths and not just looking at pathology. Her therapy includes acknowledging a person’s cultural and ethnic background and how that might be impacting their mental health. She is individually focused, client centered and has skills in cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques.
She looks at a person holistically looking at their strengths and does not shy at referring persons to complementary health resources to use in addition to the mental health counseling. She encourages clients to try acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki, etc.
In her personal life, she tries to keep balanced by doing and participating in different activities. Dr. London was a co-owner of SISTAHS’ Afrocentric bookstore in Roxbury and a video producer and on the Board of Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). She is a strong advocate of social justice issues and currently on the board of directors of the Encampment for Citizenship, a national youth social justice leadership program, and a member of a grassroots organization supporting immigrants, Safe Medford.
She enjoys meeting new people and her hobbies include theater, music and billiards at Jillian’s in the Fenway.
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan
Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan is a physician, scientist, and educator, board-certified in neurology and pain medicine with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Formerly, Dr. Lakhan was on the medical staff of leading medical centers (City of Hope; Cambridge Health Alliance), founding neurology department chair and assistant dean of an emerging medical school (California University of Science and Medicine), chair of an active institutional review board (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), and chief of pain management at a multi-hospital academic healthcare system (Virginia Tech Carilion).
In addition to exemplary clinical service, Dr. Lakhan has an extensive research, educational, and philanthropic portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, books, and book chapters; was appointed by California Gov. Brown and Virginia Gov. Northam to prestigious boards; and bestowed the Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award for his founding of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation. He was also awarded the President's Call to Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by George W. Bush and The U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal. In 2017, he was recognized by his peers and inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the Academy's highest designation.
929 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 103
Russell Wolf, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #1497 (MA)
Russell Wolf is an artist and athlete at heart. Russell recieved a Bachelors in Psychology from Yale College, and a Masters of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education (focusing on group, community, and organizational consultation).
While Russell helps a variety of clients, he has particular interest in helping couples in conflict, guiding clients through life and career issues, helping clients with depression and anxiety, counseling children, providing family therapy, running therapy groups, and consulting with organizations around team building.
Dr. Lynn Chosiad, LP
Licensed Psychologist #9193 (MA)
Dr. Lynn Chosiad is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Chosiad has had varied clinical experiences working with diverse populations in many different settings.
In addition to working with clients who struggle with disordered eating and other weight and body image disturbances, Dr. Chosiad has extensive experience treating anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, relational issues, grief/loss, trauma, and family, career, and educational issues.
Pardis Parsa, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #9560 (MA)
We each hold within us the resilience and knowledge we need to create the life we want to live. As a therapist and expressive therapist I serve the role of companion and guide to help you to tap into that knowledge. I believe in creating a safe, collaborative, and creative space where we can explore the many complexities life offers. My background in expressive therapy and improvisation brings with it the opportunity to explore new roles, try new ways of approaching issues, and to have increased flexibility in life.
I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Drama Therapy from Lesley University and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. I have an extensive background in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and trauma. My background is in working with individuals who have experienced recent crises and need help finding new approaches to process challenges that have presented themselves and listen for patterns and behaviors that might be keeping them from moving forward. I have worked with a diverse array of individuals across the lifespan from age 6 to 76, and have much experience in group, individual, and community therapy settings. I also have experience working with the LGBTIA community. I use expressive therapy modalities when appropriate in order to allow for new modes of communication and exploration. I incorporate evidenced based practices such as CBT and DBT models to influence my work.
Dr. Kevin Grimes, PhD
Licensed Psychologist #1033153648 (MA)
Dr. Kevin Grimes is here to help you engage in self-discovery and he would support your efforts to promote opportunities for successful, healthy living. Many of our positive choices toward health in life - including some life-saving choices - come not out of a formidable battle, in which our health-promoting desire and motivation "win" over poor life choices, but in making positive life choices. Often, small steps with relatively little effort make the difference. Repeated, these become habits.
His background includes training in several modalities. He brings together what he has learned through deep education and training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, and cognitive development-informed therapy. Listener, Person-centered and Mindful are also words that tag what he does.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, he investigate ethics in Big neuroscience and ICT projects studying brain and behavior. He has lectured on psychology and neuroscience in American and Swedish universities, and welcome the opportunity to work with international clients.
Dr. Kevin's practice is open to new clients as he is returning from a decade of working in Europe. Locally, he trained in clinical psychology and was on the staff for many years at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, in clinical-developmental psychology at the Clinical-Developmental Institute in Belmont, and in forensic mental health at Mass General Hospital Center for Law and Psychiatry. Also, he had operated a mental health group practice in Middlesex County.
Dr. Kevin has given talks at the National Ethics Councils (NEC) Forum, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, the National Italian Bioethics Committee (NBC), the European Network of Research Ethics Committees, and the European Commission (for review of an FET project).
Kevin has given talks at the National Ethics Councils (NEC) Forum, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, the National Italian Bioethics Committee (NBC), the European Network of Research Ethics Committees, and the European Commission (for review of an FET project).
Emily Schoenborn, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor #1174957682 (MA)
Emily is passionate about positive psychology, human resilience, and personal growth. Since 2012 she has been working with a diverse group of clients and crafting a specialty for individuals with symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Emily graduated from William James College in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and, in 2017, she received her license to be a Mental Health Counselor in the commonwealth of MA.
Emily is prepared to meet you where you’re at and encourage you when you’re ready. Good things take time. Emily uses an eclectic modality of treatment, with mindfulness and cognitive-based approaches acting as pillars. She is here to remind you of your strength and purpose. You deserve to be living the life you imagined.
Matthew Eidukinas, LICSW, ACSW
Masters in Social Work #113378 (MA)
Matthew Eidukinas is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, Ma.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Wheelock College in 1998 and his
Masters from Simmons University Graduate School of Social Work in 2000.
As a Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach Matthew has worked with many different populations with various issues including substance abuse/addiction, career and student counseling, mental health disorders, which includes anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, stress related disorders, grief counseling as well as veteran’s issues.
Matthew is also involved with the American Red Cross as a mental health first responder providing mental health services to individuals, families, and A.R.C. staff impacted by natural disasters locally and around the U.S. He is also a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) and is involved with their Senior Mentor Program teaching and supervising social work students and other clinicians towards advanced licensure.
Matthew brings C.B.T., mindfulness, 12 step philosophies, meditation, visualization, and various other treatment modalities to assist clients with making long lasting changes. He brings passion, commitment, and a strong desire to help others see the positives in their lives and to improve their overall emotional well-being.