About Our Clinic

We offer comprehensive and coordinated health care for you and your family in a private and highly confidential setting. We are located on the second floor at 792 South Main Street, very close to exits 11 & 12 on I-495 and provide evaluation, consultation and treatment using all procedures standard in psychiatric practice.


We are committed to provide you a compassionate and the best care keeping in mind the nature of illness such as depression. We understand that you deserve to have a wonderful life and not be suffering from depression that is poorly controlled or be suffering from devastating side effects due to medications.


Your functioning at home, work, social circles, relationships and the ability to achieve your dreams and goals is equally important to us. We believe in working together!!

Our Doctors

Sachin Phansalkar, M.D.


Ex-faculty, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Phansalkar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) & Diplomate of American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). He is the Medical Director of New England Counseling Center. After his psychiatry training at Cork University in Ireland, he completed his residency training in Psychiatry from Louisiana State University (LSU) at Shreveport. He was the Chief Resident at LSU and has participated in a variety of research trials involving psychiatric medications. While in Louisiana he volunteered as provider in mental health for Hurricane Katrina victims and their families, working for the Red Cross. He moved on to become a Clinical instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 2008-2012. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association & Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. He is routinely involved in the evaluation of emotional and psychiatric issues & disorders. In addition he specializes in areas of Psychopharmacology, complicated medication regimens & treatment of treatment resistant cases of disorders such as Depression & Anxiety. Yet, he believes and often quotes "the less medications, the better"

Asha Keshavan, MD, MPH


Child Psychiatrist

Asha Keshavan MD is a board certified child psychiatrist who sees patients between the ages of 6 and 18 years. She completed her residency at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked as a faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has also worked at several community mental health centers. She will be evaluating & treating children and teenagers with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD in addition to other clinical issues. She provides diagnostic evaluations and medication management

Emily-Rose Virden, PMHNP-BC


Nurse Practitioner

Emily-Rose M. Virden is a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to see patients including pediatrics, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. Her psychiatric internships were completed at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Brockton, Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department in Dedham, and McLean Hospital in Middleboro. Her background includes licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician, undergraduate work in human services from Lasell College specializing in youth and crime as well as completed graduate work from Capella University in public safety and emergency management. She has worked as both a psychiatric Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner for McLean Hospital in Belmont and Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis in multiple settings including residential, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and the Emergency Department. Emily-Rose holds induction with Sigma theta tau. Emily-Rose believes in a holistic approach to patient care as striving to provide happiness and balance are vital to a person’s quality of life.

Our Therapists

Alexander H. Queen, Ph.D.

Dr. Queen is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and is currently a full-time faculty member in the psychology department at Tufts University. Dr. Queen primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as his treatment approach, but also draws upon other approaches, including interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). He has experience treating both children and adults presenting with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, but specializes in treating phobias, anxiety disorders, OCD, and mood disorders. Dr. Queen also conducts psychological and neuropsychological testing for purposes of diagnosis and to provide academic and treatment recommendations. He believes in a collaborative approach in working with clients and enjoys helping individuals learn skills to change undesired behaviors, improve their sense of well-being, and achieve their goals.

Marisa Robbins, LMHC

Marisa Robbins is a licensed mental health counselor with expertise in several areas, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress management, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, chronic mental illness, grief and loss, adoption, adolescent issues, and DBT. Marisa has specialized in the treatment of adolescents with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and has worked extensively in outpatient, residential, and hospital settings with both adolescents and adults. Marisa holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a certification in Traumatic Stress Studies. Marisa is experienced in individual, group, and family therapy with adolescents and adults. Methods of treatment are primarily cognitive-behavioral in nature, meaning they are based on the idea that changing thought patterns will cause changes in feelings and behavior. Marisa helps the individual to identify thought patterns that are not beneficial and shift them to become more positive and rational, which leads to an increase in positive emotions.

Zachary A. Cottrell, LICSW

Zachary A. Cottrell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who received his Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University in North Canton, OH. He is also currently pursuing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Zach is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) as well as Chi Sigma Iota (International Society for Professional Counselors). He has over 4 years clinical experience working with an extensive range of populations in community mental health, college counseling, and in-home therapy settings. Zach is experienced in individual, group, marriage/couple, and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Zach’s treatment interests include, but not limited to anxiety, depression, adjustment, career, chronic mental illness, stress/anger management, grief/loss, and self-esteem. With a foundation in Humanistic and Existential Therapy, Zach’s eclectic approach to treatment expands to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in addition to utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Arts, Music, and Narrative Therapy. Zach believes in equal collaboration with the client to tailor their treatment and emphasize his/her capacity to make rational choices and to develop to their maximum potential.

Rachel Tyrell, LMHC

Rachel Tyrrell is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rachel is experienced working with adolescents and adults in both individual and group outpatient settings. She strives to help guide each client as they learn how to tap into their own innate strengths in order to overcome whatever obstacles may be in their path. It is her hope to create a safe, judgment-free space for clients to explore and become the most whole versions of themselves according to their own values. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: adjustment, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, addiction, trauma, stress management, and women’s issues. Using a strength-based clinical style and a client-centered eclectic approach, Rachel blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT tools, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to create customized support to meet each client’s individual needs and goals.

Lisa Russell, LMHC

Lisa Russell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who received her Master's degree from Lesley University. She has over 5 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, young adults, and older adults. Lisa's primary treatment interest includes depression, anxiety, adjustment, chronic mental illness, and psychosis. Lisa extracts from a variety of therapeutic approaches ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and motivational interviewing. Lisa's eclectic approach allows her customize treatment to the individual needs of the clients she serves. Lisa is supportive, friendly, and passionate about helping clients move forward with their goals.

Maureen Kenny, LMHC

Maureen Kenny is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with a Masters from Boston University. She began her career working with incarcerated adolescent males in an alternative program though the Department of Youth Services. She served for thirty years as the department head for youth and family services for the Town of Norwood. In that capacity, she provided casework, counseling, youth outreach, family advocacy and an integrated alliance with all segments of the town population including police and fire departments, programs and clinical work in conjunction with the staff in the school system and regular involvement and referrals from the Dedham District Court.  She created and ran a Teen Center for the town and did regular outreach with adolescents. She strives for a “user friendly” approach in counseling believing that it is important to have a partnership with the adolescents and adults with whom she works and help them to understand the origin of their problems and play an integral role in their recovery. The modalities she utilizes are Psychodynamic and Solution Focused but she believes in utilizing any resources that help a person contend with and understand their personal issues. She has worked extensively with issues of parenting, children and adults with disabilities, problems with mood disorders such as Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder, life transitioning issues, sexual and domestic abuse, LGBT issues and trauma.

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