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.
Anthony Centore PhD is a Licensed Counselor in Massachusetts and Virginia, Founder of Thriveworks (a chain of 17 counseling practices focused on premium care and customer service), Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, and Columnist for Counseling Today magazine. Anthony has been quoted in publications including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. Anthony is Author of the book "How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice."
Kristen Brogna LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor #5476 MA
Kristen Brogna earned a bachelor of arts degree in Latin American Studies from Smith College, and a M.Ed. in mental health counseling from the University of Massachusetts. She has been a licensed psychotherapist since 2004. Additionally, she holds a certificate in biblical counseling from Bob Jones University, and is also a licensed practical nurse in Massachusetts. Kristen utilizes a holistic approach to therapy and believes that optimal wellness is best achieved by integrating each client's physical, emotional and spiritual needs simultaneously. She has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, communication skills, health promotion, coping skills, self-esteem issues, as well as parental skills training.
Dr. Danya GoodmanLicensed Psychologist #9981 MA
Danya Goodman, Ph.D., is a native Bostonian and a licensed psychologist. She studied psychology and creative writing at Wellesley College. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, studying behavior in relationships. She completed an internship and a postdoctoral fellowship working with veterans - specifically, veterans recently returning from deployment. Danya believes that the best therapy starts with a genuine, empathic and honest relationship. Her style is warm and at times humorous, and she incorporates different approaches from from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client centered, interpersonal and psychodynamic therapies to flexibly meet your needs. By developing a true appreciation of her client's strengths and through working together, clients are able to learn about themselves and to begin to change.
She enjoys working with people struggling with different aspects of their lives, from mood, to anxiety, to relationships. We all carry complexities from the past. By helping people experience their emotions, rather than avoid them, we are able to grow into the rich lives and relationships we deserve. She also enjoys working with people who may have had difficulty with previous therapy, and people who may not have felt accepted or understood because of a diversity of gender, sexuality or sexual identities. She has extensive experience with empirically supported treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and personality disorders, and is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy.
In her free time, Danya enjoys exploring everything that Cambridge has to offer, catching up on Netlfix and spending time with family and friends. If it was possible, she would spend most of her time near the ocean.
Jennifer Frenkel Cardarelli is a licensed mental health counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a national certified counselor. Jen received her Master of Science in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. After graduation, she spent four years at the University of Maryland Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services clinic providing treatment to adults with substance use and mental health issues.
There, she developed a particular interest in helping clients overcome challenges related to cannabis use. Jen uses skills from cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients recognize and understand the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
She empowers clients to take control of their lives by identifying and utilizing their resources and strengths, both internal and external. Jen views therapy as a collaborative process and enjoys teaming up with clients to help them reach their goals.
Julia Gefter is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and considers Boston home. She received her BA in psychology from Boston University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. Julia views therapy as an active and collaborative process of working towards therapeutic goals. She genuinely cares about her client's 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. Julia has six years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples with complicated backgrounds and situations.
Michael Bronner LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor #8472 MA
Michael Bronner is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Massachusetts, and was previously Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of CT. Michael graduated from Cambridge College with a M.Ed. Counseling Psychology. He currently has CANS Certification in the state of Massachusetts, making him eligible to work with Children and Adolescents. He has experience as a school-based counselor, in-home therapy, and applying DBT to adolescents and families. Michael also has experience as a substance abuse clinician and is currently studying to obtain his LADC in the state of Massachusetts. Michael works full-time at a community clinic for opiod-based replacement therapy and currently accepts clients in the evening hours. Michael provides an approach that is non-judgmental and skills-focused.
Lovern Moseley is a Christian psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field with children, adolescents and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral issues and those with traumatic exposures. She specializes in marriage and family therapy including work with interracial couples, multiracial individuals, and blended families. Other areas of interest include group therapy, parent management training, crisis intervention, coping with chronic illness and the long-term effects of foster care placement and resilience.
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.
Steven Graubard is a clinical psychologist with over thirty year's experience as both a licensed psychotherapist and organizational consultant. In his clinical role, Steve works with young adults and adults, taking a CBT and psychodynamic approach. Today, Steven - who is a Clinical Psychologist, Licensed to practice in Massachusetts-provides counseling therapy and executive coaching services. He helps individuals improve their emotional, personal, and career lives with a well-rounded clinical approach. Steve also enjoys helping couples with relationship counseling and individuals struggling with grief, anxiety, or trauma.
Alan Fisch has decades of experience working in the field of psychiatry as both a clinician and educator. He has taught Psychopharmacology at Metrowest Medical Center, and Family Therapy at the Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital, in Boston. Dr. Fisch is a licensed psychiatrist and is also Board Certified in Psychiatry. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Fisch is active in the community and has served on the boards of several community councils and organizations, including the Brookline Mental Health Center and the Brookline Commission for the Arts.
Sumio Shinohara is a licensed clinical psychologist. Sumio obtained a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. 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. Sumio has diverse experience from working at elementary schools, high schools, and community health centers in Boston.
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.
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.
Teresa Blevins is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts. She holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University and and has post-doctoral training at Texas A&M University and The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She works to meet the client where they are and create a safe space for exploration and self compassion. Teresa has worked extensively with individuals and groups struggling with depression and anxiety, body image and disordered eating concerns, struggles with identity and changing phases of life, and survivors of sexual assault.