Life Changes Group recruits the best and the brightest clinicians from around the country to provide consultation, assessment, and psychiatric services to our clients. All of our clinicians have been carefully selected based upon our abiding mission to provide the highest quality healthcare without exception. All of our staff have been trained at APA-approved doctoral programs and are actively involved in teaching, research, and publication.
Many of our clinicians have faculty appointments or are otherwise affiliated with respected hospitals and institutions in the greater-Boston area, including:
- Harvard Medical School
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Boston University
- Newbury College
- Lasell College
- The Cambridge City Hospital
- Tewksbury Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Yale University School of Medicine
- Westborough State Hospital
- Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jonathan E. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Jonathan Goldberg is the founder and Clinical Director of Life Changes Group and oversees the management of the Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and Somerville offices. He earned two Masters Degrees in School and Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute in Garden City, NY. Dr. Goldberg holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and is psychiatric consultant to the Fessenden School in Newton, MA. He maintains an active clinical practice at Life Changes Group with specialization in CBT for anxiety/depression, gaming addiction, emetophobia, biofeedback, and exposure More »
Elizabeth J. Apkin, Psy.D.
Dr. Apkin earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. She received both her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). Dr. Apkin’s clinical style is adaptive in nature in that she customizes her treatment based on the needs of the person sitting before her. When assessing the presenting problem of any client, Dr. Apkin carefully considers how one’s identities intersect and she appropriately tailors culturally sensitive treatment interventions. She has been trained in evidence-based practices and utilizes an integrated theoretical orientation that consists of a blend of narrative, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches. More »
Ellie Barch, Psy.D.
Dr. Ellie Barch received her MA and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from William James College. Following her doctoral degree, Ellie worked for two years in a residential setting providing intensive short-term therapy to women, men, and transgender individuals struggling with eating disorders and other co-morbid disorders. Ellie’s approach to therapy is relational in nature. She also utilizes behavioral approaches, such as DBT and CBT, to help clients achieve their goals. More »
Matthew Ellam, PMHNP-BC
Matthew Ellam is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Matthew’s experience lies in community mental health, and he has provided diagnostic, consultative, and pharmacological services at multiple urban and rural health centers throughout the state. In practice, he incorporates tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and solutions-focused therapy as he engages in treatment planning with clients. More »
Amy Hale, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy Hale is a clinical psychologist licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She works primarily with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Hale’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and frequently draws on cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness depending upon needs and preferences. She has a strengths-based approach, with a deep appreciation for people’s natural resilience. More »
Lauren Hunter, LCSW
Ms. Lauren Hunter earned her Master’s degree (MSW) in Advanced Clinical Practice Social Work from Columbia University, and become a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Massachusetts. She is passionate about working with individuals across a broad spectrum of backgrounds, socio-economic status, religion, different abilities, race, and sexuality. Lauren is trained to conduct therapy from a goal-oriented, client-centered, strengths-based perspective. She utilizes the most up to date evidence based practices to manage anxiety and depression like CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Restructuring, and Behavior Activation. More »
Sinéad McCarthy, Psy.D.
Dr. Sinéad McCarthy earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, and received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College. Dr. McCarthy works primarily from a psychodynamic and client-centered approach where she adapts her style based on the needs of each client. She has been trained in evidence based practices and utilizes an integrated theoretical orientation that consists of a blend of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches. Throughout her clinical experience she has had the opportunity to work with adolescents, adults, and families More »
Annette McTague, Psy.D.
Dr. Annette McTague earned her doctorate from the University of Hartford, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology. She specializes in the treatment of psychiatric illness presenting with alcohol and substance abuse, and, in addition to her role at Life Changes Group, maintains an active role with AdCare Outpatient Services, providing individual and family counseling as well as care coordination with social and legal services. Dr. McTague has extensive experience in behavioral therapy, including Motivational Interviewing, ACT, and CBT. She brings passion, commitment, and care to her clinical work with clients. More »
Jillian Russo, Psy.D.
Dr. Jillian Russo received her Doctoral degree from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Clinical psychology. Dr. Russo’s primary interest is utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in individual and group settings, as well as parent training and dialectical behavior therapy skills, with children, and adolescents suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. She hopes to be able to utilize research in everyday clinical settings in order to enhance treatment outcomes. More »
Diana P. Sabagh, MD
Dr. Sabagh is a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) child and adolescent psychiatrist with special interests in mood disorders, medical comorbidity and the influence of culture on psychiatric presentations and access to treatment. Dr. Sabagh is Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and a staff physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sabagh completed her general and child and adolescent psychiatry training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Elmhurst Hospital Services. She is board certified in both general and child and adolescent psychiatry. More »
Erin Swedish, Ph.D.
Dr. Erin Swedish is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based psychological treatments for adolescents, young adults and adults. Dr. Swedish has experience treating a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, social anxiety, relational difficulties, stress, and managing life transitions. Dr. Swedish also helps clients work on issues related to developing a sense of purpose, establishing healthy relationships, increasing self-compassion, and improving overall quality of life. More »
Devon Carroll, APRN-BC
Ms. Devon Carroll is a board certified Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Yale University and maintains an active position at Children’s Hospital Boston performing outpatient psychiatry and research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience. Devon has researched and published extensively on mental health topics, including childhood onset psychosis, self-injury in children with ASD, and the psychobiology of purging disorder. She brings tremendous clinical and practice knowledge to her work with children, adolescents, and adults at LCG. More »
Caroline Clark, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Caroline Clark is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University. Caroline is currently studying Functional Medicine, a discipline that focuses on root causes of illness and strives for optimal functioning of the body. She integrates lifestyle modification, mindfulness and, at times, natural remedies and supplements into her psychopharmacological practice to design treatment plans that meet clients’ needs and objectives. More »
Lisa Cohen, Psy.D.
Dr. Lisa Cohen earned her MA in Professional Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, MA. She primarily uses a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment modality, but also draws on aspects of interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy and psychodynamic therapy to help individuals identify strengths in their lives, as well as healthy ways to make positive changes. She works with individuals of all ages including children, adolescents and adults. More »
Jodi Coochise, Ph.D.
Dr. Jodi Coochise received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University where her research focused on exploring the process of grief with adult women. Her clinical training included work with college students, drug and alcohol abuse, grief, sexual assault, trauma, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, relationship concerns and stress management. Primarily drawing from CBT and Interpersonal Therapy, Dr. Coochise also utilizes Solution-Focused Treatment and Mindfulness strategies to support her clients. More »
Lisa Conti, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Lisa Conti is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and completed her undergraduate work at Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. In addition to her work at Life Changes Group, Lisa maintains an active role at Boston Children’s Hospital where she provides diagnostic and medication management services for a diverse community of clients and clinical presentations. Lisa’s non-profit organization, Make Room For Love, founded in April 2013 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, reflects her passion for providing support to victims of trauma. More »
Cherish DeOliveira, Psy.D.
Dr. Cherish DeOliveira obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College. She is bilingual (Portuguese and English) and has a background as an early childhood educator. At Life Changes Group, she provides individual therapy services for children, adolescents and women, as well as mother-child dyad therapy for children zero to three. She has an eclectic therapeutic approach that combines different evidence-based modalities—such as CBT, IFS, and Narrative Therapy—in order to customize treatment for each individual or family in her care. More »
Taylor Dunlap, Psy.D.
Dr. Taylor Dunlap earned her MA in Professional Psychology from MSPP and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Newton, MA. She strongly believes in a relational treatment approach and primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while also incorporating interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing to help individuals identify areas of their life in need of change. More »
Ryan Gazzola, Psy.D.
Dr. Ryan Gazzola earned his MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England University in Keene, New Hampshire and his Psy.D. at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, MA. He uses a person-centered approach that is humanistic in nature. He also utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) to assist clients in promoting a stroger sense of self and overall life satisfaction. Dr. Gazzola offers therapy with adolescents and adults and psychological/neuropsychological testing with children. More »
Jonathan P. Hall, Psy.D.
Dr. Jonathan Hall received his BA in psychology from the University of Vermont and MA in mental health counseling from Boston College. Subsequently, he obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. His professional interests include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic testing, geropsychology, and the psychology of men. More »
Eric Lind, Psy.D.
Dr. Eric Lind earned his doctorate and masters degrees in clinical psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology. professional interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic
Colleen Madden, RN, APRN-BC
Ms. Colleen Madden is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. As an RN, Colleen worked in triage and the inpatient bipolar and schizophrenia unit at McLean Hospital. Prior to coming to Life Changes Group, Colleen worked as a psychiatric NP in community mental health and forensic settings. Colleen’s professional interests include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adverse childhood experiences. More »
Maureen K. O’Connor, Psy.D., ABCN
Dr. Maureen O’Connor earned her doctoral degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her predoctoral residency in neuropsychology at Yale University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, the American Psychological Association, APA’s Division 40, and National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. O’Connor’s interests are focused on the development of treatment interventions designed to improve living and well being in individuals with neurocognitive disorders. More »
Kazuko Montgomery, Psy.D.
Dr. Kazuko Montgomery earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Antioch University New England. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations, as an individual and family psychotherapist and conducting neuropsychological, cognitive, and psychological assessments. She integrates many theories and approaches in order to meet the unique needs of her clients, including but not limited to family systems, parent-coaching, play therapy, attachment-based, and cognitive behavioral approaches. More »
Frank Clouse, Ed.D.
Dr. Frank Clouse received a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University, after earning a Bachelors degree from Fordham University and a Masters from Boston College. He speaks several languages and has lived in several countries. He has been a Clinical Director at Boston University Medical Center/Boston Public Health Commission, and at Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center. He holds a faculty appointment at Boston University School of Medicine, and has taught at several area institutions More »
Ingrid Deller, Psy.D.
Ingrid Deller is a trilingual Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about delivering quality care to her clients and watching them grow. She uses a multi-cultural/socio-cultural approach to treatment in order to both capture and address all aspects of her clients’ lives. She earned both her MA in Forensic Counseling Psychology as well as her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College. Ingrid works with individuals of all age groups. Her clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, identity issues and development, issues of social justice, substance abuse, and a myriad of other difficulties. More »
Anthony J. DiBartolomeo, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Mr. Anthony J. DiBartolomeo, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric mental health-nurse practitioner. He received his Master’s of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions. While pursing his Master’s, Anthony worked as a psychiatric nurse on the eating disorder unit at McLean Hospital. He has training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in hospital and outpatient settings. Anthony is committed to providing individualized and comprehensive care for his clients. More »
Tal Katz, Ph.D.
Dr. Tal Katz is a clinical psychologist licensed in Massachusetts. He primarily employs CBT and Acceptance-based strategies to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, adjustment concerns and coping with chronic illness. He enjoys working with young adults, adults, and older adults. Prior to joining Life Changes Group, Dr. Katz has worked in skilled nursing facilities to provide behavioral health services, offering assessment, diagnosis and treatment for individuals and groups with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment concerns, trauma, substance use, complex medical conditions, chronic health issues, and cognitive problems. More »
Sujata Swaroop, Psy.D.
Dr. Sujata Regina Swaroop received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Swaroop has received formal training in biofeedback/HRV, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), EMDR (Level 2), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Substance Abuse, Chronic Pain, Depression, Trauma, Complicated Grief, and Post Disaster Distress, Gottman Couples Therapy, and other modalities. More »
Emily Wheeler, Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Wheeler earned her bachelor’s at Mount Holyoke College before earning an MS in mental health counseling and a PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Wheeler completed most of her training in the Boston area, working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults in both college counseling and community mental health settings. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, relational, adaptive, and rooted in the desire to empower the inherent strengths of each individual. She incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapies, psychodynamic therapies, client-centered therapies, mindfulness principles, and multicultural and feminist therapies. Dr. Wheeler is particularly passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ or are questioning their gender and/or sexual orientation identities. More »