North Shore Psychology & BehavIORal Medicine Associates
NORTH SHORE PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES (NSPBM) is a private group practice made up of highly experienced clinicians who provide personal, individualized therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Founded in 1984 by Dr. Paul Greenfield, who was at the time a psychologist on staff at Winthrop hospital, the practice was expanded in 1989 to help fill a gap in mental health services in the North Shore area. Since then, the practice has grown to include nine mental health professionals.
Even with growth, our practice remains rooted in its original values: personal, compassionate care tailored to our clients’ unique needs. NSPBM is not a clinic; we are a group of multidisciplinary specialists who treat clients with a wide range of mental health needs including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, ADHD, adolescent behavioral issues, grief, life transitions, parenting, and divorce/remarriage. We screen every new client in order to provide a good “fit” between client and therapist. Our therapists also collaborate closely with primary care or specialty physicians, other mental health clinicians, and area hospitals in order to ensure continuity of care.
NSPBM accepts most major health insurance plans; please contact us to find out if we accept your insurance.
Paul Greenfield, Ed.D, M.S.
Dr. Greenfield is the director of North Shore Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Associates (NSPBM). He received his doctorate in counseling psychology at Boston University and a post-doctoral degree in clinical psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). He is a member of the Allied Health Medical Staff at North Shore Medical Center and Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.
Dr. Greenfield specializes in mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, as well as stress-related disorders and medical illness management. His practice philosophy is to meet clients where they are “at”; therefore, he uses a blend of evidence-based behavioral approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychodynamic therapies, grief therapy, and short- or long-term psychotherapy.
Dr. Greenfield also specializes in behavioral medicine, an interdisciplinary field of medicine that integrates psychophysiological therapies such as biofeedback, hypnosis, relaxation training, and CBT. Behavioral medicine integrates knowledge from the biological, behavioral, and psychological aspects of health in order to create a holistic approach to treating physical and mental illness. Research suggests that physical conditions are influenced by stress and poor health behaviors. Changing behavior can cause improved health, coping ability, and wellness.
When appropriate, Dr. Greenfield employs a behavioral medicine approach to help clients manage chronic illness, medication, stress, and anxiety.
Greg Healey, LICSW
Mr. Healey received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College and has more than 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Greg works with adolescents, young adults, and adults with a variety of learning, attentional, and developmental challenges including Asperger's syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder.
Mr. Healey works with many patients who are experiencing the effects of growing up in a stressful and/or traumatic early environment. These patients often need help in developing better stress management/self care skills, as well as help in finding a greater sense of freedom and satisfaction in their lives. Related areas of focus include: coping with anxiety and depression, anger management, relationship challenges, and addiction and codependency issues.
Karen Tompkins, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience in helping people with their emotional pain, depression, trauma, fear, anxiety, confusion, grief, esteem, stress, and self-care. I assist in identifying personal strengths, develop new coping skills and create strategies that can be immediately implemented to help coping mechanisms.
My approach is holistic, eclectic and traditional. I am certified in trauma-specific techniques, including EMDR and EFT.
Amanda Connolly, LICSW
Amanda is a Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree (Bridgewater State University) and a Bachelor's Degree (Salve Regina University) in Social Work. She has worked across the life span in mental health, providing services to individuals age three to 100 years old. Amanda has experience working with children and families, including parent coaching, group work, and individual therapy. She also has in-patient geriatric psychiatry experience including family work, building coping skills, and end of life care.
Bill Hirschaut, LICSW
Bill Hirschaut graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Social Work. He holds a current license in Clinical Social Work. He has experience in schools as an adjustment counselor, substance abuse as a case manager, several positions in child psychology. Additionally, he has extensive experience with adults and crisis/trauma. He has worked as a private clinician with a cognitive behavioral therapy approach for the past 5 years. Bill primarily treats emotional and behavioral concerns in adults and children and their families.
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