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Ann Anderson R.N., M.S., C.N.S.-B.C.

Ann Anderson R.N., M.S., C.N.S.-B.C.

Ann Anderson, R.N.,M.S.,C.N.S.-B.C. is a licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist and has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1980. Ann graduated from North Park College in 1974 and received a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Michigan in 1978. She is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Ann has a special interest in working with couples based on her training and experience with Imago Relationship Therapy. In the past five years, she has specialized in Christian counseling after training with Abiding Life Ministries in Australia. She has had extensive experience with grief and loss counseling. Ann makes use of the principles of dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), and psychodynamic psychotherapy based on her additional training and experience in these modes of treatment.

Special interests include grief and loss for all ages, infertility, life transitions, dealing with chronic illnesses, and woman’s issues. She works with children, adolescents, couples and individuals.

Ann accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HMO Blue, Medicare, Medex, and Aetna. It is best to check with one’s own insurance company to see if she is on their panel of practitioners. Private pay is also accepted.

For an appointment please call (781) 871-3963


Sherry E. Johnson R.N., M.S., PhD.

Dr. Sherry E. Johnson is a licensed and nationally certified nurse psychotherapist. She has been in practice since 1971, and a partner at South Shore Counseling Center since 1984. She holds a B.S. in Nursing and Psychology from North Park College, Chicago, Illinois and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology.

Dr. Johnson’s major speciality is in loss, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bereavement with adults. She works well with people who are depressed, women’s empowerment, and life transition issues.

She is a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Another speciality is working with adult survivors of sexual abuse. EMDR has been extremely helpful for this type of trauma, as well as, other traumas.

Dr. Johnson is also certified in Myers-Briggs Personality Profile and uses it frequently with individuals and couples to promote understanding of one’s personality, how one relates to others, and assess the strengths for oneself and one’s partner.

Dr. Johnson is an Imago Therapist, specializing in couples and singles therapy.

She sees couples for 1 1/2 hours. The extended sessions allows both partners to have a “voice”, allows the couple to uncover issues faster and more intensely, and develop safety, honesty, understanding, and empathy.

If the person and Dr. Johnson find the need for psychotropic medication, she is able to assess, prescribe, and
monitor them.

She uses an eclectic approach including humanistic, Transactional Analysis, and psychodynamic approaches, as well as, her own theory of grief therapy.

Private insurances, BCBS (with some PPO’s and HMO’s), Value Options are some of the insurances she accepts. It is best to check with one’s own insurance company to see if she is on their panel of practitioners. Private pay is also accepted.

For appointments or questions, please contact Dr. Johnson at: (O) (781) 878-6543 or (C) (617)-429-1003

Kevin Lalli, L.M.H.C.  

Kevin Lalli, L.M.H.C.

Kevin Lalli, LMHC has been in private practice since 2006. He is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. Psychology 1996) and Tufts University (M.A. and CAGS in School Psychology, 2000). He is a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a member of Massachusetts Association of Mental Health Counselors and the South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists. His experience includes working full time at Hingham High School since 1999. He held the position of school psychologist from 1999 - 2003, while from 2003 - present, has worked with at-risk students as the school adjustment counselor.

Services are offered for adolescents aged 12 and up as well as adults. For adolescents, consultation to parents and schools is available and family therapy sessions are provided when appropriate. His specialties with both adolescents and adults include mood disorders, school-related issues, conflict resolution, communication skills, life transitions, anger management, and the LGBT issues. 

His therapeutic style incorporates a strengths based perspective and he challenges clients to become more self aware and insight oriented. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is often a large part of managing mood disorders as well.

Insurances accepted are Aetna and Blue Cross. Private pay is also accepted. 

Office hours are Monday and Wednesdays between 4 - 8pm.

Kevin Lalli is available at (617) 686.3871

Patricia Fair  

Patricia Fair, RN, LICSW

Patricia Fair has been practicing psychotherapy for over thirty years.

As an acute care registered nurse ,she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in 1984 and a Master’s Degree in in Social Work from Boston College in 1989. Her experience includes early intervention with mothers and children, school adjustment counseling and community mental health. Her private practice focuses on helping individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, the stress of caregiving, loss and grief. Her work is based on psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory, internal family systems, and Mindfulness based practice. She currently provides individual therapy to adults.

She accepts many forms of insurance. They include BC/BS. Optum, UBH, Allways, Health Plans,Inc., Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Cigna and Medicare. EAP’s are also accepted, as well as private pay. Clients should check with their insurance prior to making an appointment. Appointments are available through in-person or Teletherapy sessions.

Please contact her at 781-710-5837 or click the following email link: e-mail.