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.
Julia Caruso, MSW, LICSW
Julia is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has two degrees in social work from Salem State University (BSW, 2015) and Simmons University (MSW, 2020). Her areas of interest and expertise are attachment disorders, trauma, self esteem, and addictions. She believes in a holistic, direct, person centered empowerment approach with a lean towards spiritual discovery. Julia has worked in inpatient substance abuse settings, hospitals such as Umass Memorial Medical Center, CBAT units, as well as community outreach and PACT teams for the unhoused and those who struggle with severe mental illness.
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.
Mark Geist, LICSW
Mark received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work (now Simmons University). Mark had years of experience working in a residential treatment program for children prior to attending graduate school. He has also worked as a family therapist through a Massachusetts’ Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) program, and has worked as an individual therapist with adults during an internship at Cambridge Health Alliance. Mark takes a strengths-based and collaborative approach to clinical work. He also recognizes the importance of empathy, compassion, trust, and understanding in building a therapeutic alliance with clients, and in creating dynamics that foster 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.
Cheryl Hunt, Psy.D.
Cheryl has worked in numerous mental health settings including hospitals (inpatient as well as emergency rooms) and various outpatient clinics. She trained and worked at the award winning Victims of Violence Program at the Cambridge Hospital and was chief psychologist at the Women's Treatment Program at MetroWest Medical Center. Cheryl has held an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and is currently on the clinical faculty at the Trauma Center in Boston (affiliated with Boston University Medical School).
In addition to trauma treatment, Cheryl also specializes in substance abuse treatment and is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Cheryl employs EMDR with patients who experience acute stress disorder as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.
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.
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 administration 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.