Amanda Neas, LICSW
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Amanda provides therapy to children (ages 3-18), teens and young adults (ages 18-25) and adults (ages 25+). She has particular experience working with adolescents and their families, as well as clients who have experienced foster care/adoption. Amanda has expertise in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders and family conflict. She focuses on relationship-building and working to know her clients fully before making recommendations, and believes that following the lead of her clients is best practice. Since graduating with her Master’s in Social Work from Salem State University in 2013, she has provided in-home therapy, school-based counseling and outpatient mental health services to clients of all ages, and is comfortable collaborating among systems to ensure quality of care. Amanda follows the philosophy that people need to be heard and feel understood, as every individual is unique and interesting. Amanda continues to further her education through post-graduate work at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.
Amanda is at 508-650-0991, ext. 902, or can be reached directly at 781-960-4117. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan HMO and PPO, UBH/Optum/Harvard Pilgrim, out-of-pocket payments and any insurance with ‘out-of-network’ benefits.
Elena McNally, LMFT
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 and PPO, UBH/Optum/Harvard Pilgrim, out-of-pocket payments and any insurance with ‘out-of-network’ benefits.
Marcia Lowry, LMHC
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 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 and PPO, UBH/Optum/Harvard Pilgrim, out-of-pocket payments and any insurance with ‘out-of-network’ benefits.
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. Courtney 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 and will accept Tufts HMO and PPO plans by August 2017. She also accepts out-of-pocket payments and any insurance with ‘out-of-network’ benefits.
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 and accepts out-of-pocket payments and any insurance plan with ‘out-of-network’ benefits.
BethAnn Schacht, LMHC
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 specializes in mind/body wellness, functional management of mood issues and life transitions. Her post-graduate trainings include the Couples Therapy Institute, trainings in mind/body work at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and Life Coach training through Coach University.