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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 young adults. Consultation to parents and schools is available and family therapy sessions are provided when appropriate. His specialties include mood disorders, school-related issues, conflict resolution, anger management, and social skills training.

His therapeutic style incorporates a strengths based perspective and he challenges adolescents to become more selfaware and insight oriented. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic foundations, and family systems work are also utilized in sessions.

Insurances accepted include Aetna, Blue Cross, and PHCS. It is best to check with one’s own insurance company to see if he is on their panel of practitioners. Private pay is also accepted.

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

Kevin Lalli is available at (617) 686.3871


Ann Hagan Webb Ed.D.



Ann Hagan Webb Ed.D.

Ann Hagan Webb, Ed.D. has been in private practice at South Shore Counseling Center since 1983. She is a graduate of Brown University (B.A., Psychology, 1974) and Boston University (Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, 1982). She is a Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist and on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Webb works with adults and adolescents, primarily in individual psychotherapy, with some adjunct family therapy when appropriate. Her specialties include: sexual abuse survivors, with a special interest in clergy abuse, PTSD, dissociative disorders, women's issues, developmental issues of adolescence, children of divorce.

Her therapeutic style is eclectic using both short and long term models, trauma model when applicable, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis (only in the context of a client's ongoing therapy), and is informed by more traditional models of psychotherapy.

Dr. Webb has been a member of the Board of Directors of South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists since 1985, serving as president from 1987-2002. She has been an activist in the area of childhood sexual abuse for much of the past decade. Since 2002 she has served as the New England Coordinator of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and has been an active member of the Coalition to Reform Sex Abuse Laws in Massachusetts.

Services are often covered by health insurance, and she is on many but not all HMO/PPO panels including BC/BS (most plans), Medicare, UBH, Value Options. Clients should check with their insurance plans to verify coverage. Office hours include some evenings. Dr. Webb also maintains a private practice in Wellesley, MA. 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.

Please contact her at (781) 239-1182 or by e-mail.