Signing Therapists

Name:  Toni Butland, LMHC

Work Address:  373 Main Street, Plympton, MA

Voice:  (508) 648-1875

Cell Phone:  (508) 648-1875

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Language Proficiencies:  Fluent - ASL, ASL interpreter - EIPA, MA State Screened

Locations and Ages Served:  Southeast in person; Remote counseling for All of MA via secure telehealth online; Teen to adult

VP Therapy available:  No

Insurance(s) accepted:  Blue Cross Blue Shield

Experience Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Mental Health, Individual, Family, Trauma _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name:  Joan Robin, MA, CRC, LRC, LMHC, CH-

Work Address:  135 Mendon St, Blackstone, MA 01504

                             61 Main St, Blackstone, MA 01504

Voice:  (508) 883-4673 (Voice)

VP:  N/A

Email:   jcrobin19@aol.com

Fax:  (508) 883-0401

Identifies as:  Deaf with two cochlear implants

Credentials:  BS in Psychology, BS/MSW, Mental Heal Counselor, Licensed and certified rehabilitation counselor, Hypnotist

Language Proficiencies:  Signed English; can lipread as long as the speaker's face face is visible

Locations and Ages Served:  No geographic; ages 10 - 80+

VP Therapy available:  No

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth), Medex Medicare, Neighborhood Service Net, mostly all insurances except Medicare

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Individual, Children (only 2 at a time), Sexual Assault, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Holistic Counseling

Comments:  Retired psychologist, now provides private practice counseling at 61 Main St and 135 Mendon St. (both in Blackstone);  wrote a book "Under the Cloud of Silence" about experiences growing up deaf in a hearing family; uses a CapTel phone

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Name:  Michael Harvey, Ph.D

Work Address:  200 Lockwood Ave, Framingham, MA 

Voice:  (508) 872-9442

VP:  (508) 872-9442

Email:  mharvey2000@comcast.net

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Psychology

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent

Locations and Ages Served:  MetroWest area

Insurance Accepted:  Medicare, Medicaid, Neighborhood Health Service Net

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Individual, Children or Family, Depression, Mental Health,      Support Group, Trauma

 

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Name:  Amy V. Nichols, LICSW

Work Address:  205 School St, Gardner, MA  01440

Voice:  (978) 410-6886

Email:  nicholasa@youinc.org

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Social Worker, BS/MSW, Deaf Studies, Mental Health

Language Proficiencies:  ASL Proficient; conducts sessions in Sim-Com

Location and Ages Served:  Age 8 and older; works out of Gardner clinic 

VP Therapy available:  No

Insurance Accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth), Medicare, BC/BS, Harvard Pilgram, UBH.  Contact          centralized referral department to confirm we accept your insurance.                                            

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Individual, Children (8+), Family, Depression, Mental Health, Trauma, LGBTQ, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis 

Comments:  All referrals must come through our centralized referral department.  Email: centralreferal@youinc.org;  Phone: (855) 496-8462; Fax:  (508) 849-5646


 

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Name:  Lorna J. Davidson-Connelly, LMHC-CADC-II CAS CCJS-CCS, LSAC, LADC-I

Work Address:  3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite 303, Woburn, MA  01801

Voice:  (617) 633-4580

Cell Phone:  (617) 633-4580

Pager:  (617) 633-4580

Email:  LJDavCon@gmail.com

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent

Credentials:  Mental Health, Alcohol/Drugs

Insurance Accepted:  MBHP for Adults, BC/BS, Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Health, Tufts, Value Options, United Behavior                                        Health, Beacon Health Strategies

Therapy Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Individual, Children or Family, Depression,

                                  Mental Health, Support Group, Trauma

Location Served:  N/A

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Name:  Donna Sarti

Voice:  (401) 837-6276

Cell Phone:  (401) 837-6276

Pager:  (401) 837-6276

Email:  sarti@verizon.net/donnascarti@gmail.com (pager)

Credentials:  Social Work, USCW, Counseling, Deaf Studies

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent

Location  Served:  Westborough, Framingham
Insurance(s) Accepted:  Medicare

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Neurological Disorders,  Individual, Children, or Family, Depression, Mental Health, Support Group, Trauma

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Name:  Felicia McParland

Voice:  (508) 272-8667/Walpole work (508) 660-1510 ext. 303

Cell Phone:  (508) 272-8667

Email:  anxietyfreeforlife@gmail.com

Credentials:  Psychology, Mental Health and Deaf Studies

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent, Signed English

Locations and Ages Served:  Middleboro, Newton Center, Walpole

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicare

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Individual, Children or Family, Depression, Mental Health, Support Group or Trauma

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Name:  Mark McVaugh

Voice:  (508) 860-1284

Email:  mmcvaugh@communityhealthlink.org

Credentials:  Mental Health

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent

Locations and Ages Served:  Worcester

Insurance Accepted:  Medicare, Medicaid, Neighborhood Health Service Net

Experience Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Individual, Children or Family, Depression, Mental Health,

Support Group, Trauma                          

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Name:  Melissa L. Anderson, PhD

Work Address: DeafYes! Center for Empowerment and Recovery, 100 Century Drive, Worcester, MA

VP:  (774) 670-4486

Voice:  (508) 856-5820 (voice)

Email:  melissa.anderson@umassmed.edu

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Psychology

Language Proficiencies:  ASL fluent

Locations and Ages Served:  Statewide, if can get transportation to Worcester - age 18 & up

VP Therapy available:  No

Insurance accepted:  To ensure insurance is accepted, potential clients are required to call the Patient Service Office (PSO) and state they are: 1) Looking for an ASL therapist;  2) want to schedule an intake.  The PSO will let you know if your sessions are covered.  Contact the PSO at (508) 796-4348 

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence 

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Depression, Mental Health, Trauma, Individual

Comments:  The clinic advertised that clinicians are fluent in ASL and provide both linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate mental health services.

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Name:  Andrea Wohl

Work Address:  233 Walnut St, Framingham, MA  01702

Voice:  (508) 395-9867

Cell Phone:  (508) 395-9867

Email:  AndreaWohlLMHC@gmail.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials: Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - Fluent

Locations and Ages Served:  MetroWest - all ages, including families and couples

VP Therapy Available:  Yes

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth), Tufts, BC/BS, Aetna, Harvard Pilgram, Cigna, United Behavioral Health Plan, Beacon, Neighborhood Health Plan, Fallon

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Children, Substance abuse, Depression, Mental Health,

Trauma, Individual, Family, Marital

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Name:  Jory Agate

Work Address:  175 Harvey St #13,  Cambridge, MA  02140

VP:  (585) 351-2533

Voice: (617) 480-1666

Cell Phone:  (617) 480-1666

Email:  joryagategmail.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Psychology, Liberal Arts, Mental Health, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, credentialed Unitarian Universalist minister, formerly state-screened interpreter (expired)

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent (Advanced)

Locations and Ages Served:  Home office in Cambridge, adults, couples, LGBTQ community

VP Therapy Available:  Yes

Insurance(s) accepted: Do not accept insurance, although can provide invoie for reimbursement for those who have out of network coverage.

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Individual, Family, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma 

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Name:  Sue Shirk Jones, LMHC

Work Address:  Likemind Mental Health and Wellness, Inc., 51 Union St, Suite 222, Worcester, MA  01608

Voice: (508) 633-4360

Email: info@likemindmentalhealth.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Mental Health - LMHC

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - fluent (interpreter for 30 years, CI, CT), RID certified interpreter

Locations and Ages Served:  Age groups 15-90

VP Therapy Available:  Yes

Insurance(s) accepted:  Beacon BCBS, Optum, & waiting for other insurance credentialing; call for an update with insurance coverage

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, other

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Individual, Family, Depression, Mental Health, Trauma

Comments:  Recently moved offices to Worcester.  **BEST TO EMAIL TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS**

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Name:  Justine Stohl, LICSW

Work Address:  9 Pond Lane, Concord, MA 01742  Suite 4Bb, 45 Lyman St, Westborough MA 01581 #19

Voice/VP:  (978) 938-4488

Cell Phone:  (978) 760-7831

Email: justinestohl@gmail.com

Identifies as:  Deaf 

Credentials:   Social Worker 

Language Proficiencies:  ASL Fluent

Locations and Ages served:  13 years + older 

VP Therapy Available:  No

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth), Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, Tufts, One Care, Senior Care with Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Other

Therapy Type(s) Provided: Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Sexual Assault, Individual, Family Depression, Trauma

Comments:  Provides clinical psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision.  Accepting new referrals for individuals, couples and families

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Name:  Tara West

Work Address:  9 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH  03833

Voice: (603) 518-4241

Email:  tarakwest@gmail.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Language Proficiencies:  ASL - Proficient (but feels ASL skills are getting rusty due to current small Deaf/HOH caseload)

Credentials:  Social Worker, BS/MSW; Licensed as school/adjustment counselor/social worker in the state of MA and NH

Locations and Ages served:  Both MA and NH; mostly kids/families ages 13-21, and adults based on their needs.

VP Therapy Available:  * No - see comments below

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth) - but often clients need to get a "Single Case Agreement" for this-; Private insurances (HP, Anthem, Cigna, UBH, and also NH Medicaid (Wellsnese/NHHF, etc.)

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  No experience in Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Individual, Children, Family, Mental Health

Comments:  * The agency only offers videophone (VP) therapy for certain private insurances 

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Name:  Tsana Dimanin

Work Address:  581 Boylston St, Boston, MA  02116

VP:  (857) 366-6272

Voice:  (617) 419-0222

Email:  tsanadimanin@gmail.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Social Worker, BS/MSW, Deaf Studies

Language Proficiencies:  ASL Fluent and a Nationally Certified Interpreter

Locations and Ages Served:  Boston area and anyone willing to travel to this Boston office; All ages of Deaf/HOH individuals

VP Therapy Available:  Yes

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid (Mass Health/Commonwealth); Medicare; Private Insurances (BCBS, UBH/Harvard, Tufts, Allways, Beacon, MBHP

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Individual, Children, Family, Depression, Mental Health, Trauma

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Name:  Carolyn Watson-Peters

Work Address:  8 Heather Drive, Framingham, MA  01701

Phone:  (508) 879-0395

Email:  Watson-Peters@verizon.net

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  MSW, Social Worker, Mental Health, M.A> in Pastoral Ministry, Social Justice

Language Proficiencies:  ASL Cometent (as 2nd language) - Intermediatet level; retired from TLC in June 2019 (after 30 years)

Locations and Ages Served:  Framingham, Metrowest area; ages 18+

VP Therapy Available:  No

Insurance(s) accepted:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, Healthcare, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Healthcare, Medicare, All Ways Partners (Optum; private pay on sliding scale

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Individual, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Comments:  Work Part-Time Mondays & Tuesdays only;   interested in Deaf adult's spirituality as a resource for their personal healing journey; open to diverse spiritual orientations and practices

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Name:  Neil Glickman

Work Address:  c/o Aurora Counseling, 20 Main St., Suite 202, Natick, MA  01760

VP:  Uses Skype (for brief business/discussions ONLY)

Voice:  (508) 647-1794

Cell Phone:  (508) 397-5394

Email:  Neilglickman@rcn.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Psychology

Language Proficiencies:  Competent in ASL or PSE

Locations and Ages Served:  Office is in Natick Center; Adults 18 and up

VP Therapy Available:  No

Insurance(s) accepted:  Blue Cross, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, private pay

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Individual, Couples

Comments:  Has over 30 years of experience working with diverse deaf individuals, Weekly sessions for individuals availabble - but no crisis intervention available in between weekly sessions.  Prefrs initial contact via email

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Name:  Carol Ouellette

Work Address:  103 Myron St. Suite A, West Springfield, MA  01089

VP:  (413) 241-3158

Voice:  (413) 592-1980

Cell Phone:  (413) 265-7479

Email:  couellette@westcentralfamily.org

Other #'s: (Personal)  dr.c.ouellette@gmail.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Psychology; Mental Health

Language Proficiencies:  Proficient: BS in Linguistics of ASL (Northeastern).  Doesn't advertise - clients are referred by members of the community

Locations and Ages Served:  Western Massachusets; Adults only (21 and over)

VP Therapy Available:  Yes

Insurance(s) accepted:  Medicaid; Medicare alone - not accepted

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Individual, Depression, Trauma, BT, ACT, Psychoeducation for OCD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Complex PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Teletherapy - if insurance allows

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Name:  Sanjay Gulati, M.D. (PRIVATE PRACTICE)

Work Address:  875 Massachusetts Ave, 7th floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Email:  SanjayGulatiMD@gmail.com

Other #'s:  (617) 682-9063 FAX

Identifies as:  Deaf

Credentials:  Psychology; Mental Health

Language Proficiencies:  

Locations and Ages Served:

Insurance(s):  Call to ask

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Private Practice (individual, couples, family therapy, medication management, and evaluation)

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Name:  Sanjay Gulati, M.D. (HOSPITAL-BASED CLINIC)

Work Address:  Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Voice:  (617) 665- 3458 - Call Lisa or Betty

Other #'s:  (617) 665-1973 FAX

Identifies as:  Deaf

Credentials:  Psychology, Mental Health

Language Proficiencies:

Locations and Ages Served:

Insurance(s) accepted:  Call to ask

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Hospital-based clinic (individual, couples, family therapy, medication management, and evaluation)

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Name:  Sanjay Gulati, M.D. (EVALUATIONS FOR CHILDRE/ADOLESCENTS ONLY w/TEAM)

Work Address:  Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program,

                           Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham

                           9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453

Voice:  (781) 216-2215

Other #'s:  (781) 216-2258  FAX

Identifies as:  Deaf

Credentials:  Psychology; Mental Health

Languauge Proficiencies:  

Locations and Ages Served:

Insurance(s) accepted:  Call to ask

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Hospital-based clinic (individual, couples, family therapy, medication management, and evaluations)

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Name:  Elizabeth Romero, Ph.D

Work Address:  800 Main Street, Suite 10, Holden, MA  01520

VP:  in the process with Sorenson

Voice:  (774) 415-0003

Email:  Dr.ElizabethRomero@abcholden.com

Other #'s:  Schedule an intake:  Customerservice@abcholden.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Clinical Psychologist

Language Proficiencies:  ASL fluent; can also communicate in spoken Spanish

Locations and Ages Served:  Children (8-10); Preteen (11-13), Adolescents (14-19), Adults

VP Therapy Available:  No, not at this time.  Maybe in the future once VP is setup.

Insurance(s) accepted:  Private pay; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Indemnity Product; Preferred Provider Arrangement Product; HMO Blue Product;

AWAITING APPROVAL FOR: Beacon health Strategies (Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP); Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP); Boston Medical Health Center Health Plan (BMHCHP);  General Insurance Commission (GIC); AND Tufts Health Plans (HMO Product; Managed Care Products)

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault; Domestic Violence

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Sexual Assault; Domestic Violence; Substance Abuse; Children; Mental Health; Individual; Family; Depression; Trauma

Comments:  Special interests:  diversity & inclusion issues, and exploring clients' unique experiences & relationships with their intersecting identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, Deaf/hard of hearing/child of deaf adults, religion, gender, sexuality).  Other interests: trauma/PTSD, LGBTQIA* identity, depression/anxiety, major life transitions, college mental health, emotional regulation, multiculturalism and immigration.  Has training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Works with clients/families based on their individualized needs and strengths in order to promote social and emotional health and well-being. 

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Name:  Daria J. Medwid, LICSW

Work Address:  38 Colonial Ave., Newton, MA  02470

Voice:  (617) 964-4575

Cell Phone:  (617) 964-4575

Email: FOR REFERRALS ONLY:  medadka@aol.com

Identifies as:  Hearing

Credentials:  Social Worker

Language Proficiencies:  ASL fluent

Locations and Ages served:  13 through adulthood

VP Therapy available:  Yes, but depends on clinical picture and insurance

Insurance(s):  Medicare; BCBS; Harvard Pilgrim; Optum; Tufts; Network Health

Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients/survivors/victims:  Sexual Assault

Therapy Type(s) Provided:  Children; Mental Health; Individual; Depression; Trauma; EMDR; IFS; EFT

Comments:  Has a private practice in Newton, MA.  Sees Deaf and hearing clients.  Has served Deaf individuals and their families for over 25 years in a variety of capacities

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