Allied Health Providers is comprised mostly of doctoral level specialists, half of whom specialize in adults, half in children. Our trained and experienced clinicians offer a broad range of treatments to patients with varied problems.
Judi Bari, LICSW
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- Childhood developmental issues
- Children of Divorce
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship issues
Judith Bari is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has been practicing in the Cape Cod area since 2007. She provides counseling for both children and adults facing a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, adjustment to difficult change, trauma, grief, and relationship concerns. For a decade she taught classes in Parenting and Stress & Anger Management at a local agency. She gained experience in PTSD treatment through work at the VA Medical Center, and she is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She accepts many forms of private insurance as well as Mass Health. She began as an educator with certification at the Primary Level (ages 3 – 6) by the Association Montessori Internationale, the original European form developed by Maria Montessori. She earned an MS.Ed. with a concentration in Special Education from Nazareth College. Teaching experience combined with an interest in clothing design inspired a line of specialized clothing for children with disabilities, sold for many years through her catalogue company, Special Clothes. She received her MSW from Boston University and is licensed to practice independently through the National Association of Social Workers.
Allan Bloom, PhD
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Allan Bloom, Ph.D. Dr. Bloom is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the area of children and adolescents his entire career. Before going into independent practice, he was a professor at the University of Louisville and at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., followed by many years of providing services to U.S. military families both abroad and in the states. Dr. Bloom is interested in working with children of all ages and their families, and with most concerns, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Depression. Dr. Bloom typically starts with new families by conducting a one to two hour assessment in which the problems are clearly defined and specific treatment approaches outlined. Dr. Bloom’s treatment approaches tend to be behavioral (e.g., behavior modification, parent training) and cognitive-behavioral (e.g., how our thinking influences our emotions and behavior).
Geoffrey Cohen, PhD
He is a founding member of AHP and a Director
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- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Anxiety, School Refusal, Sleep Problems
- Oppositional Defiant Disorders
- Bed Wetting
- Learning Problems
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Geoffrey N. Cohen is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist with extensive training and experience in evidence-based treatments stemming from cognitive-behavior research.
First, Dr. Cohen conducts a thorough evaluation of the child including the family. This initial evaluation is comprised of three phases:
- Semi-structured interview encompassing the youth’s presenting problem, history of problem, timing of developmental milestones, school history and medical history, child’s strengths, marital history of parents, parents substance use, parents work history and residential history
- A picture of the child is developed through the use of standardized rating scales that are widely used in research and practice starting with the Achenbach teacher and parent scales, and
- The child is either interviewed or observed in the classroom or social setting before meeting Dr. Cohen.
Second, the child’s parents meet with Dr. Cohen to hear a presentation of the findings and to ask questions.
Third, clinically significant evaluation results dictate what the treatment options are. These treatment options are explored with the child’s parents until a consensus occurs. A treatment plan is developed, and with informed parental consent, treatment begins.
Dr. Cohen uses treatments that have been tested with large samples of children and parents with positive results at a number of major universities around the country. These manual treatment programs address child problems such as anxiety, elimination, eating, and antisocial interactions. Additional treatment programs involve both parents and children to address child aggression and non-compliance.
Dr. Cohen is also a licensed School Psychologist with expertise in educational testing, learning disabilities, IEP programming, and 504 plans. He regularly attends school team meetings and collaborates with school staff to help develop effective and relevant educational programs for children.
You will find Dr. Cohen a patient, reliable, energetic man who works hard to promote your child and family’s well-being.
Paula Fabyan. LICSW
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- Family Conflict
- Marital/Couples Problems
- Crisis Intervention
- Female Teen Adjustment Problems
Paula earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Simmons College, then worked at McLean Hospital Children’s Center. At McLean, she worked on the Children’s inpatient unit and saw children, adolescents and adults in the outpatient clinic there. This setting offered the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, parents, families, and individual adults. She co-lead drug and alcohol treatment groups and coordinated aftercare planning with schools and community agencies on the inpatient unit.
In the early 90’s, she relocated from the Boston area to Cape Cod and began working at several outpatient treatment agencies. In 1994, Paula went to work at the Juvenile Court in Barnstable conducting court ordered mental health evaluations and consulting with probation officers, schools, and other human service providers.
Seven years later, Paula began working as the child specialist with the Department of Mental Health Crisis Team, conducting emergency evaluations to determine the appropriate level of care needed. Subsequently, she worked as a program director supervising home based teams of clinicians, dealing primarily with family crises.
Most recently, over the past five years, Paula has been the Lead Clinician at the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit. She has also had the opportunity to provide therapy to a range of clients at Allied Health Providers, frequently dealing with alcohol and substance abuse, trauma, relationship and family conflicts, grief, and the emotional implications of serious health problems.
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- Neuropsychological Testing
- Psychological Testing
- Independent Educational Evaluations
Dr. Carl Freeman Gustafson is a licensed clinical psychologist who works full time in the West Barnstable office. He offers a psychological and neuropsychological testing as well as Independent Educational Evaluations. Dr. Gustafson will see people from ages 8 to 60. There are occasions when he will see individuals up to age 64.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing: A comprehensive test provides summary information about a person’s functioning.
Some testing includes:
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Cognitive Testing
- Memory Testing
- Executive Function Testing
Referrals should be made by a primary care physician or behavioral or medical specialist. An IEE is a specialized referral through a school department. Individuals can call to consult with Dr. Gustafson about the process for any type of testing.
About Dr. Gustafson
Dr. Gustafson has been in practice since 1991 and a member of the American Psychological Association since 1995. Dr. Gustafson is a graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. He was an Honors graduate at Fairfield University. He moved back to Cape Cod and completed a Master’s Degree at Bridgewater State College in Clinical Psychology. He completed his Doctorate at Antioch New England Graduate School in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Gustafson is invested in running and wellness and the community. He completed a marathon in each of the 50 states plus D.C. Dr. Gustafson is involved in several events that raise money for local and wellness charities. You will often see him running or biking on the roads or trails of Cape Cod and beyond.
John McHale, Ed.D.
He is a founding member of AHP and a Director
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- Adolescent Problems
- Adjustment Problems
- Family Problems
- Mood Problems
Dr. McHale received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. John Seminary College. After graduation, he taught for a number of years, including several years at Judge Baker Guidance Center at Children’s Hospital in Boston where he worked with emotionally disturbed and learning disabled adolescents. After teaching, he attended Harvard University where he received his master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology. Since receiving his graduate degrees, Dr. McHale has been employed in community mental health agencies and in private practice. He is a founding member and Director of Allied Health Providers. Dr. McHale works with patients who span the range of age from adolescence to full maturity. Treatment interests are varied, and include adjustment issues and significant mental health problems.
Scott Ritchie, Ph.D.
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- Disordered Eating
- Bariatric Evaluations
- Depression/Mood Problems
Scott Ritchie, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has a general practice of clinical and consulting psychology including specialized interest and expertise in the following areas:
- Anxiety and stress including panic attacks, generalized anxiety and worry, social anxiety and OCD
- Depression, mood and self-esteem problems
- Marriage/relationship problems and enhancement
- Eating issues including bulimia, binge-eating and success before and after weight loss (bariatric) surgery
- Psychological assessments for ADD/ADHD, bariatric surgery, pre-employment and leadership appraisals for organizations
Background: Dr. Ritchie attained his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Later he completed a certificate program in corporate consulting. He has worked at Methodist/Meriter Hospital’s inpatient/outpatient eating disorders program, University of Wisconsin Hospital’s medical & surgical weight management program and for over 25 years in independent practice. He utilizes evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Throughout his work with clients, he strives to be respectful, responsive and collaborative.
Francis Kelly, Ed.D.
- ADHD Assessment
- Anxiety Disorder
- Childhood Adjustment Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Dysregulation Disorders
- Family Consultation and Treatment
Francis D. Kelly, Ed.D., Dr. Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in dealing with children and adolescents for most of his career. His clinical and assessment work has involved children and adolescents of all ages (i.e., pre-school to college). He has worked in outpatient, inpatient, day treatment and residential facilities. He has been a consultant to elementary and secondary schools as well as to myriad agencies providing services to children and adolescents – child protection agencies; juvenile, district and probate court; pediatric clinics and offices. He has previously taught and supervised graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology at the University of Massachusetts and Antioch New England Graduate School. His clinical work initially focuses on initial meetings with parents in order to obtain a developmental composite and subsequently initiate the most appropriate treatment designed to address referral concerns and problems. His clinical work emphasizes short-term involvement where indicated and he employs the most contemporary, evidence-based interventions, in many instances cognitive-behavioral programs. He is the author of several books on child and adolescent personality assessment.