Counseling & Behavioral Health
For A Better Life
Granite Pond offers:
- Unconditional Positive Regard
- Privacy & Discretion
- Modern, Comfortable Facilities
- Online Appointment Scheduling & Reminders
- State-of-the-Art Electronic Health Records
Courage is taking the first step toward growth and healing.
Coronavirus and COVID-19 Statement
Due to the ongoing concerns around the global Coronavirus Pandemic, select and experienced Granite Pond affiliated clinicians are offering tele-therapy via secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference to protect the health of our clients, clinicians, and the community at large.
Our Mailing Address has changed!
Please send all mail (eg records requests, completed forms, legal notices, etc.) to: Granite Pond, LLC, PO Box 471, Lynn, Massachusetts 01903-0571
New Patients and Referrals: Request a Consultation
our independent clinicians
Granite Pond affiliated clinicians bring together many years of experience and professional training to offer treatment based on current research and empirically supported approaches.
Rick has over 25 years experience counseling adolescents and adults. He specializes in spirituality, grief, and loss.
Diana specializes in working with adults and adolescents who have challenging behavior, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, women's issues, survivors of domestic violence, and related concerns.
join our clinical team or start your independent practice
Granite Pond Counseling and Behavioral Health is looking to add both part-time and full-time mental health professionals to our organization. With offices in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston and in Canton you can choose to practice in the city, the suburbs, remotely (telehealth), or any combination thereof (space/scheduling permitting).
We offer both W-2 positions and Independent Contractor Positions.
Our offices are clean, modern, well-furnished, and comfortable. We are a paperless practice with a fully integrated electronic health record system. As a member of our organization you will have access to patient referrals. We offer the support of a team environment and help you to establish your own caseload.
We are especially interested in clinicians who possess Spanish and other non-English language abilities and bring cultural competency to the practice as our client base draws from a wide range of backgrounds.
We are an equal opportunity organization and do not discriminate based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, or veteran status.
Applicants may be either fully independently licensed to provided mental health services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (or license-eligible), for example: Counselors (LMHC, LPC), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Social Workers (LCSW, LICSW), Psychologists (PhD, PsyD, EdD), Nurse Practitioners (APRN), Psychiatrists (MD), or have completed all of their graduate coursework and be working toward licensure.
our administrative services providers
Our administrators provide billing, insurance, and administrative support to affiliated independent clinicians.
Chris provides clinical consultation and support services in addition to conducting forensic evaluations and psychological testing.
Granite Pond clinicians focus on helping individuals improve the quality of their lives through practical analysis and improvement in behavior. Often, life speeds away from us before we realize how quickly things have changed. Life is a process of personal growth and evolution, as well as a process of building and maintaining relationships with people in a world that's constantly in flux. If you're looking to develop greater insight into these concerns, counseling is a great place to start.
We focus on partnering with you to explore challenges around interpersonal relationships, spirituality, behavioral problems, sexual identity and behavior, and many other aspects of life.
In counseling, we incorporate techniques from a variety of theoretical orientations, placing an emphasis on collaboration and client-identified goals. Therapy is informed by our background in and experience with Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sexual behavior is a complicated subject and individuals may find themselves experiencing distress about their sexual feelings or urges. Thorough assessment and behavior therapy offer an opportunity to reduce inappropriate or troubling behavior while identifying healthy sexual outlets.
Sexuality and gender identity are two separate and complex aspects of human nature. People often hope that they are black and white, but both traits can change over time and operate on a continuum. Treatment involves exploring beliefs, concerns, and behaviors in the interest of helping the client to better understand their sexual and/or gender identity and bring the core aspects of their life in line with that identity.
Life events may cause us to question our beliefs about spirituality and religion. Counselors work to help explore the root of those questions and assist in forging a path forward in life.
Inappropriate behavior in the workplace can make people feel uncomfortable, diminish morale, drive good employees away, and subject the organization to legal risk. With appropriate intervention and counseling, individuals can improve their behavior and work to foster safe, productive environments.
Grief and loss are essential parts of the human experience, but that doesn't mean that we find the process easy. Sometimes we resist processing the experience or it's too overwhelming to handle alone. Counseling provides a safe, comfortable environment to process feelings of grief and loss.
Men can experience difficulty achieving or maintaining erection at any point in life. The experience can be distressing no matter what your age or background. After a primary care physician or urologist rules out any potential physiological causes, clients engage in a course of counseling to determine underlying processes and then develop strategies to reduce symptoms and increase confidence and sexual performance.
The modern family can have many configurations, including: parents, partners, and children, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex. Counseling, either individually or as a family can help address related issues that may arise.
The always-on nature of the internet allows people access to porn on their smart phones, tablets, and work computers. People often find themselves surfing porn instead of paying attention to their partners, families, or work tasks. Behavior therapy can help individuals reduce their reliance on pornography and re-engage in their lives.
Individual counseling happens one-on-one with a clinician. Most people meet weekly for 45 minute counseling sessions.
Diagnostic assessments like the MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-A-RF, MCMI-IV, and the MACI, help clinicians build diagnostic profiles using normed and well-researched tools.
In-depth assessment of sexual behavior, history, preference, and arousal provide a thorough picture of an individual's complex sexuality and provide critical data to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. Granite Pond is a licensed Abel Screening site (AASI-3).
Guided small-group sessions provide insight and mutual assistance for individuals working on similar issues and can serve to improve social skills as well as provide treatment maintenance after individual therapy.
Couples and Family Counseling allow people to grow and develop critical problem solving and coping skills within the family system.
fees & insurance
Insurance can be overwhelming, but don't be discouraged. Your clinician will work with you to help understand your benefits so that you can decide which strategy works to meet your specific needs.
Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses may be tax deductible, reducing the amount of taxes you owe--check with your accountant. We'll be happy to provide you with a detailed summary of your account at the end of the year to make deductions quick and easy!
- No deductible: Simply pay your copay for each session
- Deductible: Pay session fees* until deductible is met, then copay for every session thereafter
- MassHealth (select plans with Mental Health Coverage)†
- Mass Health Behavioral Partnership (MBHP)†
- Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)‡
- Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Branded Products from any state
- Tufts Commercial Plans
- Tufts Public Plans
- Network Health
- Beacon Health Strategies
- Beacon Health Options (formerly ValueOptions)
- BMC Healthnet
- Fallon Health
- Senior Whole Health (SWH)
- Harvard Pilgrim
- United Behavioral Health
- ALLWAYS (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan)
- *Session fee is calculated based on rates set by your insurance company.
- †Aetna, MassHealth and MBHP are in-network for select clinicians, other clinicians are out-of-network pending Insurance Company completion of credentialing paperwork.
- ‡In-Network participation with Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN) begins on 26 June 2019.
- Individual Counseling $150
- Initial Intake $200
- Group Counseling $75
- Family Counseling $175
- Psychological Testing (rates based on tests conducted)
- Psychosexual Assessment for Treatment $499 (includes psychological testing)
- Interactive Complexity $10
- Fees for additional services to be agreed upon at time of request.
- Pay session fees* until Out-of-Network deductible is met, then pay only Out-of-Network Copay
- This category includes all insurance companies that do not offer In-Network benefits at Granite Pond
- *Session fee is calculated based on rates set by your insurance company
- Pay session fee at the time of session and submit receipts to your insurance company for reimbursement according to insurance company policies
single case agreement
- Individuals have a right to reasonable treatment for their concerns by a clinician who specializes in those issues. You may call your insurance company and explain to them that you wish to pursue treatment with a Granite Pond clinician under a "Single Case Agreement." This means that they will agree to consider the Granite Pond clinician as though they were In-Network for you and you will only have to pay your copay. Granite Pond will work with the insurance company to complete the necessary paperwork.
Contact Information and Locations
New Patients and Referrals: Request a Consultation
Other Questions: Submit a Contact Request
PO Box 471, Lynn, Massachusetts 01903-0571
Our Phone Number is 617-326-3014 and Our Fax Number is 617-326-3013
No mail is accepted at this address
Our Main Office is located in the The Schrafft City Center Building in Boston's Charlestown Neighborhood at 529 Main Street, Suite 106, Boston, Massachusetts 02129. This location is ADA compliant and fully accessible.
Driving Directions: On I-93, from the North, take Exit 28 onto Maffa Way. Enter the Sullivan Square Rotary and take the Main Street Exit. Turn Left into the parking lot. On I-93, from the South, take Exit 28 and Turn Right onto Cambridge Street. Enter the Sullivan Square Rotary and take the Main Street Exit. Turn Left into the parking lot. Parking is ample and free of charge, but you may need to check in with the parking attendant at the entrance.
On the MBTA: Take the Orange Line to the Sullivan Square Station. Walk or take the complimentary Shuttle Bus to The Schrafft City Center Building. The following bus lines also arrive at Sullivan Square: 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 101, 104, 105, 109, and CT2 Crosstown Bus Line.
South Metro Office
No mail is accepted at this address
Our South Metro Office is conveniently located in the Orchard Hill Office Park at 354 Turnpike Street, Suite 102, Canton, Massachusetts 02021.
Turnpike Street is also known as Route 138, with easy access from I-95, I-93, Route 128, and Route 24.
The building is obscured from view on Turnpike Street, but the driveway is marked by a Tan Sign for Orchard Hill Office Park and is situated between the entrances to the Dunkin Donuts and Vanity World, which is directly across the street from D’Angelo’s.