Sarah White Darling, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and older teens. She conducts individual psychotherapy and, at times, group therapy. Dr. Darling also performs psychological testing for a variety of reasons including assessment of adult ADHD, diagnostic clarification, and to assess personality/intellectual functioning. In addition, Dr. Darling assesses cognitive and executive functioning in geriatric clients using a battery of neuropsychological tests and screeners.
Dr. Darling received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in psychology from Barnard College/Columbia University and her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from The George Washington University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at a city hospital in Brooklyn, NY and her post-doctoral training at a variety of behavioral health practices in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia region.
Dr. Darling has been practicing for over 12 years in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing rehab facilities and private practices. She has provided individual supervision to psychology interns, externs and post-doctoral residents and has given workshops to graduate students in the area of working with the LGBTQ population. Dr. Darling treats a diverse client population with a variety of diagnoses. She uses a patient, compassionate, and affirming style to help her clients to feel at ease and to help them to accomplish their goals. Dr. Darling strives to be collaborative in her approach and sees therapist and client as partners.
Dr. Darling has special interest, training and clinical experience in the area of sexual/gender identity and LGBTQ issues.
Leslie A. DeLisle , APRN, PCNS-BS, has over 15 years of professional experience as a nurse and is Board Certified in Advanced Practice adult psychiatric and mental health nursing. At Westside Behavioral Health, Leslie primarily provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, as well as offers individual therapy. She also works with her colleagues to provide collaborative care, if needed.
In addition to her work at Westside Behavioral Health, she is a program director for the Psychiatric Nursing Resource Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, providing direct consultation to patients and families admitted for medical or surgical care who have heightened psychological care needs related to coping with their physical illness or a pre-existing mental health condition. She also provides coaching and education to staff at the hospital to improve psychologically based care.
Leslie has co-authored peer-reviewed articles on delirium, alcohol withdrawal, suicide/ harm, patient falls, and advanced practice nursing responses to the Boston Marathon bombing. In addition, she has written a chapter in a book on change leadership in complex systems.
Leslie completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Boston College and a Master of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University.
Her interests include the management of mood and anxiety disorders and emotional reactions to stress, and physical illness.
Ginger Montenegro Hadley has more than 30 years of experience in the counseling field. She completed her B.A. at the University of Rhode Island, and went on to earn her master's in social work from Boston College.
Ms. Hadley has had a varied experience, ranging from conducting First Offender DUI groups to serving as Chief of Services for the US Navy Marine Family Service Center as Clinical Manager of their counseling unit. She has provided supervision to other therapists and has also presented at conferences on the topic of adult children of alcoholics.
Ms. Hadley utilizes a cognitive approach, in addition to stress management techniques. Through the years she has offered treatment to clients 18 and older, predominantly in mental health settings. Ms. Hadley has had specialty training in trauma work, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is licensed in the treatment of substance abuse and dependence. She also treats anxiety/panic disorder, depression, grief and loss, and bipolar disorder.
Tamara Hammer is an advanced practice nurse with over 20 years of education and clinical experience in mental health care.
She has practiced and studied in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Tamara received her bachelor's degree in philosophy from Smith College. She received her MSN in adult health (with a concentration in Primary Care) and her advanced graduate certificate in psychiatry and mental health nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.
She is licensed in Massachusetts as a nurse practitioner and psychiatric clinician. At Westside Behavioral Health, Ms. Hammer provides new patient evaluations, writes prescriptions for medications and provides counseling and psychotherapy.
Dr. Treniece Lewis Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to a diverse population of clients. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Howard University. She later completed postdoctoral training in adolescent medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Judge Baker Children's Center.
Dr. Harris is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and serves as the Director of Child Psychology Outpatient Training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. As a clinical educator she provides consultation to mental health professionals, educators, institutional executives, and interdisciplinary training programs to increase their ability to recognize and integrate multicultural issues in psychological services provided to patients across the lifespan. Dr. Harris has published in Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior, Academic Psychiatry and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Dr. Harris is a specialist in child and adolescent psychotherapy, helping children with developmental, emotional and behavioral difficulties. She has worked extensively with adults facing a wide variety of psychological problems including: anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, disordered eating concerns, grief, trauma, struggles with identity and changing phases of life. She also enjoys helping couples overcome relationship challenges to reestablish a fulfilling, intimate relationship with their life partner.
Dawn Herman is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Association. Ms. Herman received her master’s degree from Boston University and has additional post-masters education and training in psychopharmacology and in a variety of treatment areas.
Ms. Herman has extensive experience providing psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults who come to Westside Behavioral Health struggling with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, loss, and relationship problems. The majority of her time is spent providing psychopharmacology to patients who are often in therapy with another member of the treatment team.
Ms. Herman is a founding partner of Westside Behavioral Health.
Joe Janas is a social worker with over 30 years of experience and training in the practice of psychotherapy. After receiving his MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Janas was trained in Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at Family Counseling and Guidance Center. He has an advanced certificate in Health Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Mr. Janas' specialties include the treatment of anxiety/panic disorders, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and character disorders. His treatment places emphasis on the mind-body relationship and the fostering of meditative relaxation skill building, as well as on cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.
Mr. Janas has had extensive training and multiple certifications in group therapy. These skills have been utilized both in-patient and out-patient in private and public settings. Mr. Janas' practice includes adults, couples, and groups. His personal style might be best described as active, dynamic, and appropriately confrontational- all balanced with a healthy dose of humor.
Mr. Janas is a founding partner of Westside Behavioral Health.
Dr. Clare Katuramu is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from UMass Amherst in 2012. She holds a Masters in Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University, earned her BSN from Framingham State College and has a BS from Bridgewater State University.
Dr. Katuramu has held a teaching faculty position at Roxbury Community College School of Nursing and served for many years as program chair for the Medical Career Center in Waltham, MA. She is a contributor to textbook chapters in Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC); December 2013.
At Westside Behavioral Health, Dr. Katuramu provides mental health assessment and medication management.
Dr. Kauffmann believes that the balance of mind, body and spirit are essential factors in maintaining our wellbeing. She came to this understanding through her own journey and study of the fields of Art-Therapy, Psychology as well as Eastern and Western Medicine.
Dr. Kauffmann has felt an interest in helping others and sought experiences in the helping professions since early adulthood. A graduate of the University of Hartford School of Professional Psychology in CT, Dr. Kauffmann trained at the Yale University School of Medicine, Waterbury Hospital, and worked subsequently at Gaylord Hospital and consulted at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in conjunction with work at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis . She continued to further her education on natural and integrative treatment modalities to expand her skills in the care of the whole person and graduated from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute in CT.
In her work in the mental health and behavioral medicine fields, Dr. Kauffmann assisted her patients with their adjustment to pain, anxiety, grief, depression, mood changes, trauma, loss and life style changes as well as in strengthening their coping with acute and chronic mental, emotional and physical health and relationship challenges.
Dr. Kauffmann has been providing integrative holistic health services in the community and assisted patients with mental health and behavioral medicine needs in hospital and out-patient settings in CT and MA. She has provided lectures on mental health, stress and pain management, meditation, and mind-body relationships. Dr. Kauffmann is a member of APA, CNPA, NCCAOM and is a certified Anxiety Treatment Professional with the ICATP.
Monique Mitchell, APRN, PCNS-BS, has over 30 years of professional experience as a psychiatric nurse and is Board Certified in advanced practice psychiatric and mental health nursing. At Westside Behavioral Health, Monique primarily provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management. She also works with her colleagues to provide collaborative care.
In addition to her work at Westside Behavioral Health, Monique is a program director for the psychiatric Nursing Resource Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital, providing direct consultation to patients and families admitted for medical or surgical care who have heightened psychological care needs related to coping with their physical illness or a pre-existing mental health condition. She also provides coaching and education to staff at the hospital to improve psychologically based care.
Monique has co-authored peer-reviewed articles on delirium, alcohol withdrawal, suicide/ harm, patient falls, and advanced practice nursing responses to the Boston Marathon bombing and has presented nationally on these topics. She has also written a chapter in a book on change leadership in complex systems.
Monique completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Fitchburg State University and a Master of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University.
Her interests include the management of mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and emotional reactions to stress and physical illness.
Ann Nicholson is a clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Nursing and received a master's degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She completed her postgraduate training at the Georgetown University Family Center, (now the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family), in Washington, DC.
Ms. Nicholson has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families with all levels of human problems and psychiatric diagnoses. Her clinical practice is based in Bowen Family Systems Theory. Ms. Nicholson has taught in both graduate and undergraduate programs, and is the Chair/Director of the New England Seminar in Bowen Theory
Michelle Strout has over 20 years of clinical experience in behavioral health care settings.
Drawing from evidence-based theories and practices, Dr. Strout uses a humanistic, strengths-based approach that is tailored to individual needs and goals. Areas of expertise include: anxiety, panic, stress, ADHD, OCD, trauma, mood instability, grief and loss, substance use, and eating disorders.
Dr. Strout treats adults and adolescents, including lesbian and gay individuals, couples, and groups. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Strout holds an Adjunct Faculty position in Sociology. Areas of interest include: the Sociology of the Internet, the Mind/Body Connection in Health and the Neuroplasticity of the Brain. Says Dr. Strout: "The study of Sociology has broadened my clinical perspective and facilitates a greater understanding of context and the influences of culture and society on the individual."
Michael Weiner, LICSW, received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his MSW from Simmons College. He completed two years of post-graduate studies in couples and family therapy at The Family Institute of Cambridge, and completed Levels 1 and 2 of Internal Family Systems (IFS) training. Mr. Weiner worked on the Med-Psych inpatient unit at Boston University Medical Center (now Boston Medical Center) for several years before taking a psychotherapy position in the Behavioral Health Department at Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates.
Mr. Weiner provides a range of therapeutic services, including assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, mood disorders and difficulties with self-esteem, as well as couples therapy. His clinical interests include ADHD, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, divorce issues, working with issues pertinent to college students, LGBTQ issues, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) issues and the reintegration of military personnel and their families.
Drawing from over 30 years of clinical experience, Mr. Weiner establishes a collaborative, respectful approach to effectively work towards symptom relief, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), guided imagery, narrative therapy approaches, relaxation therapy, and mindfulness-based treatment.
Mr. Weiner is a founding partner of Westside Behavioral Health.
Ms. Weiner received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and her BA from Drew University in New Jersey. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital on the medical/ psychiatric unit and more recently worked at Walden Behavioral Care on the inpatient psychiatric and eating disorder units providing short term psychotherapy and crisis intervention.
Ms. Weiner’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma and treatment of eating disorders with adolescents and adults. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies and mindfulness based practices.
Ms. Weiner is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an evidence based practice that utilizes rapid eye movements to reprogram the way that traumatic memories are stored in the brain.
Dr. Angela Wilbur is a Board Certified Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She graduated from William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) with her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Lynn Community Health Center and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Hartford in Psychology. In addition to her work at Westside Behavioral Health, Dr. Wilbur teaches and supervises students at William James College.
At Westside Behavioral Health, Dr. Wilbur provides assessment and treatment for individuals, couples, and families. She works with adolescents and adults and specializes in the treatment of trauma. In addition, her clinical interests include issues related to mood, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, self-esteem/ body image, grief/ loss and LGBTQ issues. Dr. Wilbur believes that coming to therapy is a courageous step in the path to healing and self-care and enjoys a collaborative approach with her clients. She uses a collective style of relational and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist in the treatment of her clients.
Ms. Coy facilitates and manages the support staff and daily functioning of Westside Behavioral Health.
Prior to Westside Behavioral Health, she worked at Nestle Waters of North America in Raynham as Major account collector and at Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical for 10 years as a medical receptionist.
She is an integral part of helping to assure the smooth operation of the practice in its mission to implement the highest quality services.