Philip R. Burke, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist & Managing Partner
After 15 years of practicing outpatient psychiatry in Boston and Brookline, Dr. Burke partnered with Lisa Liss, NP to open Framingham Psychiatric Care. He brings his passion for providing high quality mental health care to the MetroWest area. Dr. Burke is a Massachusetts native who graduated from Tufts University and earned his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Massachusetts. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He treats adults age 18 and older.
Lisa Liss, BC-CPNP, PMHS, MSN
Nurse Practitioner & Managing Partner
Lisa Liss is a managing partner for Framingham Psychiatric Care. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (BC-CPNP) and a Board Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist (PMHS). She received her Bachelors Degrees from Lesley University, a M.Ed. from Cambridge College, and her MSN from the MGH Institute. Lisa worked in a primary care setting until changing her focus to mental behavioral health. She has advanced training and certified DBT, CBT and MBSR. She believes in integrating the whole person in behavioral and mental health including: diet, exercise, stress reduction. She utilizes DBT and CBT and integrates mindfulness. She is experienced and provides psychopharmacology for ADHD, anxiety and/or depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is experienced with genetic testing patients when this is necessary.
Robert Barnes, Ph.D
Robert Barnes is a clinical psychologist who comes to Framingham Psychiatric Care after 43 years at Framingham Psychiatric Counseling Associates. His training and main practice has been providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, parents and adults, as well as doing couples therapy and family therapy. He provided consultation to a number of public and private schools in the Metro west area. He worked at an adult inpatient long term care hospital and at a local high school consulting to a special education program that facilitated inclusion.
Dr. Barnes offers an active problem-solving approach, utilizing a number of different therapy orientations including cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation training, stress management, anger management, and assertiveness training.
Nancy Cable, LICSW
Nancy brings many years of experience to her work as a therapist. After receiving a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University, she completed post-graduate training at the Family Institute of Cambridge in their Family Therapy Program. Nancy approaches clients with a direct and interactive approach to problem solving. She is interested in the “story” behind the symptoms and in helping each person unravel the puzzle. She treats late adolescents to adults in individual treatment. She also works with clients experiencing medical illness, loss and grief.
Peter J. Erines, Ph.D.
Peter J. Erines is a psychologist who provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Erines received his PhD at DePaul University in Chicago in the field of child psychology and completed his predoctoral internship at South Shore Mental Health. Dr. Erines has worked in a variety of clinical settings including the Walker Home and School, Newton Guidance Clinic, and South Shore Mental Health, where he currently supervises interns and clinicians. Dr. Erines worked at Framingham Psychiatric Associates from 1985 to 2020. He also currently has a clinical practice at Southeastern Psychiatric Associates and has recently joined Framingham Psychiatric Care.
His approach with therapy is to develop a trusting relationship to address challenging life issues. In working with children, he includes parents in the treatment as expert consultants about their child and to support positive parenting and empathy. He also focuses on behavior management and problem solve effecting parenting approaches. Play therapy is a helpful medium for children to express their feelings and work through issues they are trying to manage, as well as education and developing a tool box of coping skills.
Dr. Erines aims to be a good listener and to identify client strengths to support their efforts in understanding and working through current difficulties. Facing a life crisis can often be an opportunity for positive change.
Laura Goldfarb, LICSW
Laura Goldfarb is a clinical social worker who received a Masters Degree from Smith College School for Social Work, followed by completion of a post-graduate fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston in the department of Psychiatry. Laura values creating a safe and empathic environment that fosters a collaborative process with her clients. She utilizes a relational and strengths-based orientation, along with other modalities, to hear and explore one's narrative and facilitate growth together. She provides individual therapy to children through adults as well as offering family therapy and parent guidance. Laura's prior work settings have included community mental health, a therapeutic high school, and private practice.
Marlyn Jules, NP
Marlyn Jules has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 23 years. She is experienced in delivering compassionate care towards patients and clients with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders.
She acquired her undergrad BSN degree at Mass College of Pharmacy & Allied Health University and her Masters at Northeastern University. NP Marlyn Jules is patient and always works with patients and families in achieving favorable outcomes.
Joseph LoCastro, Ph.D
Joseph LoCastro is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the Framingham area for over 30 years. His primary specialty areas are marital and couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment, and manager advisor. He has been active professionally in the areas of clinical practice, training, teaching, research, management and consulting. He primarily applies a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to assist clients in managing symptoms related to addiction, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD with the goal of enhancing emotional well-being. He offers day and evening appointments on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as Saturday appointments during the day.
In addition to his practice in Framingham, his positions have included: Chief of Psychology Service and Director of Psychology Doctoral Residency at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System; Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; and Associate Professor in Psychology, Boston University Graduate School. Dr. LoCastro received his doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. He is licensed in Massachusetts as a Psychologist Provider and is a member of the National Registry of Healthcare Providers in Psychology. He holds a Certificate from the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
Susan LoCastro, LICSW
Susan LoCastro, L.I.C.S.W, has been practicing in the Framingham area for over twenty years on the staff of Framingham Psychiatric Counseling Associates. She sees adults in individual and couples therapy. She counsels adolescents and adults who are managing symptoms of anxiety and depression and ADD/ADHD.
Susan graduated with an MSW from Simmons College of Social Work. Susan was a social worker in several Boston area hospitals including the Boston V.A. Healthcare West Roxbury Hospital. Prior to this position, Susan worked with the geriatric population as Director of Social Work in several long-term care and rehab facilities.
Susan’s appointment availability at Framingham Psychiatric Care are day and evening hours on Wednesday and Thursday. She also offers appointments on Saturday during the day.
Eugenia Marcus, MD
Dr Eugenia Marcus is a Board-Certified pediatrician for over 40 years. She has a wide range of experience in clinical practice handling primary care, urgent care, and issues of growth and development. She has developed expertise in issues of attention deficit disorder and urgent care. She maintains al private practice at Universal Pediatric Associates in Wellesley, MA. She joins Framingham Psychiatric Care to share and expand her expertise in the area of attention deficit disorder and various other disorders that interfere with managing in school and in personal and social life.
Carol A. Mitchell, LICSW
Carol Mitchell is an experienced clinical social worker who has practiced in Framingham since 1980. She accepts referrals of children as young as five years old, adolescents, and adults. Carol is skilled in dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, adoption triangle dynamics, childhood sexual abuse recovery, and autism spectrum individuals, and is sensitive to faith-based issues. Carol received her BA in sociology/social work/journalism from Wheaton College, Illinois, and her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work. She has worked in adoption, infertility counseling, residential treatment, and mental health settings, and recently retired after 19 years as an elementary school adjustment counselor.
E. David Mobley, LICSW
David Mobley, MSW, is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and Smith College School for Social Work, and has over twenty years of experience treating children and adults. David has consulted to schools, hospitals, residential and day treatment programs in his work in the Metrowest area. His experience as a guidance counselor in the Natick Public Schools, has given him additional expertise in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the psychological implication for children with learning disabilities and social or developmental delays. In addition, David has a special interest in chronic illness and children and adults. David has consulted to schools, hospitals, residential and day treatment programs in his work in the Metrowest area.
His experience as a guidance counselor in the Natick Public Schools, has given him additional expertise in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the psychological implication for children with learning disabilities and social or developmental delays. In addition, David is known for his expertise in catastrophic chronic illness and the unique planning it requires in order to aid all who sustain the patient. He has conducted research and presented for Harvard Medical School Center for the History of Medicine.
Christine Ordway, NP
Christine Ordway, has been a nurse practitioner for more than 10 years. She is a graduate of Simmons College and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and is board-certified in both geriatrics and adult internal medicine. Her areas of interest and expertise include geriatric behavior and memory problems, end-of-life issues, depression and medication management, as well as substance abuse and postpartum depression.
Jennifer Paradysz, LICSW
Jennifer Paradysz is a clinical social worker who treats children ages 3 and up, adolescents, adults and families. A graduate of the University of New England, her clinical focus is in the areas of child therapy, complex trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jennifer has worked in private practice and has also consulted with school systems as well. She provides an integrated treatment approach that supports restoration of a sense of safety and trust in daily experiences and within relationships. Her individualized and strength based approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic interventions; including affect regulation techniques, mind- body work, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, play therapy, sand tray work and integration of therapeutic art techniques. Jennifer has day & evening hours available.
Mari Stackpole, NP
Mari Stackpoole graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with a Master of Science in Nursing IN 2009. Mari specialties include the biopsychosocial model of treatment for addiction, primary care and mental health diagnosis. Current active licenses include ANCC Adult and Geriatric NP, BLS/AED/CPR Health Care Provider, American Academy of Health Care Providers- Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level 1 ( LADC-1) , Certified Addictions Registered Nurse Advanced Practice (CARN-AP), Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC). Mari is a current member of the Honor Society of Nursing - Sigma Theta Tau International.
Debbie Johnston has been working in outpatient psychiatric billing for the last 25+ years. Debbie is excited to be a part of the Framingham Psychiatric Care team as they begin this new journey together. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her two grandchildren and her silly rescue dog Sam.
Kelly Dodge has been working in outpatient psychiatric administrative support for the last 15+ years. Kelly is excited to be a part of the Framingham Psychiatric Care team as they begin this new journey together. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her two nephews and her sassy calico Ralphie.