Mental Health Services

PHCA's commitment to providing your family with the best possible care continues with the addition of mental health services. Many of our patients find they need someone to talk to about life problems or mental health issues. Access to pediatric and family counseling is limited in many communities, and that's why we began offering these services at our Peabody location in 2010. As experts in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families, our clinicians can work with you to navigate these complicated issues. A wide variety of concerns may be addressed, including but not limited to behavioral problems, ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) such as Asperger's and autism.

What is a mental health appointment?

You and your child will meet with a clinician to complete an initial assessment. Based on the information gathered, the clinician will determine an appropriate course of treatment and collaborate with your child's pediatrician to ensure your child's best care. Our mental health clinicians strive to include the child and family in all phases of the treatment process.

To schedule an appointment with one of our mental health clinicians, please leave a message for one of our referral specialists, at 978-818-6797 or 978-818-6755. Calls are returned Monday through Thursday; please allow up to 48 hours for a return call. While we currently offer individual, family, and group therapy at our Peabody location, please be advised that our clinicians currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, Aetna, Cigna, Optimum (Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health and United Health care), Network Health and Masshealth: MBHP insurance ONLY. Please see below to determine which clinicians accept your plan. We are working to have these services covered by additional insurers in the near future and will keep you updated as it changes.

 


Gina Hartley, LMHC

Gina Hartley, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Joined practice in 2010

Education:

MA, Mental Health Counseling
Boston College

BA, Psychology
Wheaton College

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Network Health, Masshealth: MBHP


Daisy Parker, LICSW

Daisy Cerqueira, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Joined practice in 2013

Education:

MSW, Clinical Social Work
Boston College

BA, Psychology
Elms College

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Tufts, Network Health, Masshealth: MBHP


Sarah Libby, LMHC

Sarah Libby, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Joined practice in 2013

Education:

MS, Counseling Psychology
Salem State College

BA, Psychology
Gordon College

Insurances accepted:

BCBS, Tufts, Network Health


Luisa Leach, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Joined practice in 2015

Education:

MS, Counseling Psychology
Salem State University

BA, Psychology
Northeastern University

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Tufts, Network Health


Lisa Fedoce, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Joined practice in 2017

Education:

MS, Counseling and Psychological Services
Salem State University

BS, Sociology
Fitchburg State College

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Tufts, Cigna, Optum, Beacon, Aetna


Irma Valsamakis, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Joined practice in 2017

Education:

Masters in Social Worker, Mental Health Concentration
Boston College

Masters of Art in Child Development, Clinical Development Concentration
Tufts University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Northeastern University

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Tufts, Cigna, Optum, Beacon, Aetna


Julia Maslen White, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Joined practice in 2017

Education:

Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Assumption College

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Italian
College of Holy Cross

Currently pursing post-master play therapy certificatePlymouth State University

Insurances accepted:
BCBS, Tufts, Cigna, Optum, Beacon, Aetna