I am a licensed mental health counselor with several years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in clients who have had difficultly connecting with treatment and providers in the past. I draw from a number of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral treatment, mindfulness, art therapy, psychodynamic treatment, existential therapy and movement.
I have worked in school, residential and outreach settings with a variety of diagnoses including (but not limited to) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sleep and Mood Disorders. My client base in the past has been diverse ethnically, culturally and clinically and faced issues of trauma, abuse, neglect, poor social supports and high family conflict. I often work with people coping with significant health issues and with LGBTQ+ and gender fluid, non-binary clients.
Dr. Bermack earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (since renamed William James College), and completed his post-doctoral clinical training here at BNS. In addition to neuropsychological assessments of individuals from school age through post-retirement, he also conducts therapy with motivated adolescents and adults. He has helped patients in areas including coping with anxiety and stress, pain management, social, sexual, and relationship issues, and work-related problems. He uses a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral treatment, supportive psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, and others, working with each client to determine the best way to help meet his or her goals. Before entering the field of psychology, Dr. Bermack worked in information technology. As a psychologist, he is particularly interested in working with adolescents and adults who are drawn to the areas of science, technology, or mathematics.
Dr. Jessica Gashin received her BA in clinical psychology from Tufts University. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She received predoctoral training in neuropsychological testing and child and adolescent inpatient psychology at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She completed her predoctoral internship in child and adolescent psychology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
After obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Gashin went on to train as a postdoctoral fellow in child and adolescent psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. While there, she worked in the child and adolescent inpatient units, school based health centers, the emergency room, and conducted assessments in the developmental disorders clinic. She specializes in neuropsychological and psychological testing for ages 5 and up to help assess for developmental disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and other behavioral and emotional disorders.
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Ms. Gonyea completed her education and training at Lesley University where she obtained a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with clients ranging from school aged throughout young adulthood, as well as providing parents with parenting education. Her work experience includes providing assessment and treatment to latency aged children placed at a DCF contracted group home, providing in-home therapy for high risk children and providing individual and family therapy in both outpatient and school settings. Ms. Gonyea also has experience facilitating groups for children with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, LD and other behavioral and emotional disturbances. Ms. Gonyea's clinical interests include the neurological affects of trauma, the treatment of children who have experienced significant interpersonal trauma, adolescents suffering from anxiety and depression and providing family treatment for families with teens struggling with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Dr. Domingos completed his education and training at U.C. Irvine, the California School of Professional Psychology, and Harvard University. He completed two years of Post-Doctoral training in Neuropsychology. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, is the chief neuropsychologist at Hebrew SeniorLife (where he is involved with research and a Memory Disorders Clinic), and provides neuropsychological services to 12 schools in the greater Boston area. His specialties include forensic neuropsychology evaluations and reviews, Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs), ADHD, traumatic brain injury, behavior management, and memory disorders.
Ms. Cary completed her education and training at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where she received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology. She has experience working with clients ranging from young children through adulthood, as well as providing family counseling, educational advising and parenting consultation. She has specialized in group therapy, with particular focus on adolescents and adults with co-occurring substance use issues. Her clinical background includes working with addictive behaviors and obsessive compulsive disorders; anxiety, depression and other mood-related disorders; and various trauma-related issues, from early sexual and physical abuse to on-going relationship issues. Her clinical interests include using holistic treatment approaches such as yoga, mindfulness, exercise and music to help clients incorporate coping mechanisms into their daily lives. Ms. Cary also has a strong interest in Family Systems therapy and journaling.
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Dr. Switalski completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. During graduate school, she specialized in child psychology and conducted research on the evidence-based treatment, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She also conducted a dissertation examining the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive predictors of adaptive functioning in children. Dr. Switalski completed extensive pre-doctoral training in child neuropsychological testing and individual and family therapy. She also evaluated and treated children in inpatient and outpatient settings with chronic medical conditions such as Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Switalski completed her post-doctoral fellowship in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, and genetic conditions. Currently, Dr. Switalski provides neuropsychological assessments for children ages birth to adulthood with neurodevelopmental concerns and co-morbid psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety.