Therapists of Dana Group Associates
Robert C. Maron, Ed.D. received his degree in Education-Counseling/Consulting Specialization from Harvard University School of Education. Prior to becoming Director of Dana Group Associates, Dr. Maron was the Assistant Director of University Counseling services at Boston College as well as an active member of the clinical staff at Dana Group for over seven years. Dr Maron is currently the Director at Fisher College Counseling Services as well as the New England College of Optometry Counseling Services. He also conducts Disability evaluations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Recently Dr. Maron Co-directed the Psychiatry service of Beth Israel Hospital-Needham Campus. Dr. Maron has held past positions of Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Maron specializes in College Counseling, social skills groups for boys, disability and personal injury evaluations and child centered divorce services.
Wanda Camacho-Maron, Psy.D. became Director of Student Accessibility Services in January 2013 at Fisher College. Prior to holding this position Dr. Camacho-Maron was part of the counseling team at Fisher College’s Counseling Center for two years. Dr. Camacho-Maron is co-owner of Dana Group Associates, a twenty five year old multi-disciplinary psychotherapy practice employing 17 clinicians and serving the metro west population. Dr. Camacho-Maron has extensive experience providing mental health services to young adults and has worked at The College of the Holy Cross, as well as Tufts University Counseling Center where she served for nine years. Dr. Camacho-Maron has also provided counseling services to Latino speaking clients of all ages at Cambridge Hospital as well as the South End Community Center, the Black Stone School, and the Josiah Quincy Elementary School where she counseled intellectually gifted students.
Deborah Lincoln, LICSW received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College. For the past thirteen years Deborah has been working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, home-based and school settings. She has provided supervision to other social workers and lead group sessions for children and adults. Deborah uses a number of different treatment modalities such as DBT, CBT, psycho-dynamic therapy, strength-based therapy, narrative approaches, family therapy and couples therapy. Deborah has worked with a variety of issues from major mental illness to life-stressors. She has spent a great deal of her professional career working with adolescents, especially around issues such as self-harming behaviors, anxiety-coping skills and stress-management.
Melissa Ruboy Belkin, LICSW received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1996 and has a certificate in Advanced Clinical Work with Children, Adolescents, and their Families. Prior to joining Dana Group Associates, Ms. Belkin worked at Columbia Hospital for Women and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C... She also held the position of Clinical Social Worker at The Massachusetts General Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 2000 to 2006. Ms. Belkin has been with Dana Group Associates since October of 2006. In addition to Dana Group Associates, Ms. Belkin has worked in the Counseling Center at Dean College and for Riverside Early Intervention. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, postpartum adjustment, unresolved grief, self-injurious behaviors, and crisis intervention. She sees individuals, couples, and families.
Dr. Alexis D. Brooks is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Adult Psychiatry. She received her B.A. in psychology from Harvard College in 1983 and her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1990. She completed her residency training at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Brooks has expertise in mood and anxiety disorders, and women’s mental health, including pregnancy-related conditions. She treats adults over the age of 18. Dr. Brooks has been a practicing mediator for 8 years, and has studied Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, and mindful self-compassion.
Colleen Canfield, LMHC received her Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from Boston College in 2001 and completed UMass Medical Schools’ certification in Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health in 2012. She has spent her career working with children, adolescents, and adults in numerous settings including residential, outpatient behavioral health clinics and schools. Her clinical specialties include work with young children and early adolescents experiencing difficulties associated with anxiety, trauma and depression as well as adjustment, attention and behavioral issues. She has extensive experience providing play; art and narrative therapies and works from a strength based approach to help support children and families’ growth and improved quality of life. Colleen is trained in DBT, CBT and Trauma Sensitive Therapy, incorporating relaxation, mindfulness and emotion regulation into her work. In addition to her time at Dana Group, Colleen works at the Dimock Center in their Pediatric and ObGyn clinics where she provides therapy for children, adolescents, families and young expecting and new mothers. She also serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant to providers including pediatricians, obstetricians, nurse practitioners and nursing staff.
Anne Marie Cornell, LICSW received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College, completing a Harvard-affiliated internship in cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as internships at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric training hospital, and at Grand Street Academy, a pilot school for challenged children in New York City. Ms. Cornell has 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with children, couples, families, groups, and individuals. She has broad clinical experience achieved in a range of treatment settings including hospitals, clinics and schools. She specializes in treating behavioral problems, attention deficit disorder, non-verbal learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, and relationship problems.
Stephanie Craig, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She trained at Beth Israel Hospital and BU Medical Center, where she established and directed the Psychological Test Center. For many years she supervised pre- and post-doctoral interns at Beth Israel Hospital, and co-taught their assessment seminar. More recently, she completed training in School Psychology at UMass as well as a post-doc in Developmental Neuropsychology at North Shore Children’s Hospital. Dr. Craig has worked as a School Psychologist at Needham High School, in the Newton Public Schools, and as a consulting neuropsychologist to the Watertown and Belmont school systems. Through research and teaching, Dr. Craig has developed an expertise in projective testing as well as cognitive evaluation. In addition to her work in psychological assessment and consultation, Dr. Craig has maintained a private therapy practice with individual adults and couples throughout her 30-year career. She is a trained divorce mediator and Parent Coordinator, and has provided services in the Family Court system. Currently, she works with families at all stages of the divorce process, helping parents develop strategies for managing the process with a focus on their children’s experience. Dr. Craig has volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team since 9/11.
Maryjane Fellows, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Fellows has worked with a range of clinical populations, with a primary emphasis on children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Fellows additionally works for Franciscan Hospital for Children in both a school-based program and the outpatient department. She provides treatment to children, runs groups, and provides clinical supervision in this context. Dr. Fellows’ approach is strength-based with an interest in resilience and mindfulness-based interventions.
David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP received his BA at Brandies University; he has a Masters and Doctorate degree in psychology from Boston College. Dr. Gotthelf has over 35 years of experience working in school and clinical settings as a licensed psychologist provider, school psychologist, and special education administrator. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Gotthelf works for several school districts providing evaluation and consultation services, including his most recent role as coordinator and chief psychologist for mental health services for the Newton Public Schools. Previous positions include program manager for teens and young adults at Massachusetts General Hospital's Aspire Program, Director of Student Services at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District, and department head for student services at Wellesley High School. Areas of interest include learning disabilities and executive functioning, including the use of computer-based programs designed to improve working memory and abilities associated with attention and organization. An additional area of interest and expertise is the assessment and treatment of Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning ASD.
Jordanna L'Esperance - Chouinard, Psy.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. She is a licensed psychologist and health care provider in Massachusetts as well as a licensed school psychologist. Prior to joining Dana Group Associates, Dr. L'Esperance-Chouinard worked with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including schools, residential care and outpatient clinics. She has specialized in working with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma and who have engaged in abuse-reactive behaviors. She uses a strength-based, collaborative model when working with clients and families. Dr. L'Esperance-Chouinard has extensive experience with psychological testing, individual and group therapy and staff consultation and training. In addition to her work at Dana Group Associates, she works as a school psychologist for the Newton Public Schools and an adjunct instructor for Baypath College and Newbury College.
Jodi Schwebel, MA, LMHC, ATR received her master's degree in Expressive Therapy at Leslie College with specific clinical training in Psychiatric settings. Jodi specializes in individual, couples, group and family therapy with an emphasis on women’s psychology and substance abuse and recovery. She has worked for over 30 years in clinical, supervisory and administrative roles within the day treatment and outpatient community, including Riverside Community Care in Newton, Center for Community Counseling and Education in Walpole, Westwood Pembroke Health Systems in Westwood and the May Institute both in Norwood. She has also been in private practice for the last 10 years at Sameem Associates in Sharon. Ms. Schwebel also maintains a Teacher Certificate with the MA Office for Children.
Katharine “Kate” Smith, Ph.D received her A.B. in psychology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Smith completed her internship at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH and her postdoctoral fellowship at North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem, MA. Dr. Smith has been working at the Dana Group Associates since 2008. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children through young adults. Dr. Smith’s assessments tend to focus on ADHD, executive function deficits, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Smith also conducts psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their families. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and works with youths who have anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and/or ADHD.
Beth Weinberg, LHMC received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and also holds a Massachusetts Certification in School Social Work. Ms. Weinberg has over 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents and families in schools, community agencies and private practice settings. She received post-masters certification in Second Step, a social-emotional program that teaches children conflict resolution. Ms. Weinberg has expertise in learning issues, ADHD and social skills, anxiety and mood disorders, oppositional behavioral issues, and in families coping with separation and divorce. Ms. Weinberg is also very skilled in providing parenting education support. In addition to her work with children, Ms. Weinberg has extensive experience in counseling adults who have a history of anxiety and/or depression and who are experiencing problems in relationships, employment, parenting and trauma.
Katherine Wenger, M.ed., LICSW graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. She completed three years post graduate training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She is affiliated and continues a practice at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. She is an active member of the Northeastern Society for Group
Psychotherapy. Katherine has had over 30 years’ experience with trauma and losses i.e.: divorce, death, and loss of country. Her expertise is in the work with individuals, couples and groups. Through training and interest her work has expanded to include the use of DBT, Mindfulness, and Relaxation techniques as well as drawing from the Internal Family System Model. Katherine is also focused on working with women in their overall wellbeing and growth. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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