Our Team

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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. 

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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.

 
Clinical 
Psychologist

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.

Licensed 
Clinical Social 
Worker

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.

Clinical Psychologist

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.

Licensed 
Clinical Social 
Worker

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.

License 
Clinical Social
Worker

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.

Clinical 
Psychologist

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.

Licensed 
Clinical Social
Worker

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.

Nurse
Practitioner

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.

Licensed 
Clinical Social  
Worker

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.

Nurse
Practitioner

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.                                                                                                  

Administrative
Support

Kelly Dodge

 

Kelly Dodgehas 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.                                                                  

Administrative
Support

Debbie Johnston

 

Debbie Johnstonhas 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.