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NOVA

Nova Psychotherapy is a private practice dedicated to adults looking to start individual psychotherapy. We strive to provide the highest quality clinical services and outstanding customer service, all in a warm and attentive environment. We provide short-term and long-term therapeutic services depending on the client’s needs, and therapy can be conducted in English and Spanish. We receive referrals from local professionals as well as colleges. Nova Psychotherapy is conveniently located in the Back Bay. It is close to Copley Station (green line) and Back Bay Station (orange line), and there are plenty of metered parking places on Beacon Street and nearby streets.

Therapists

Fabiana Casanova


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Fabiana Casanova is the principal therapist and founder of Nova Psychotherapy. She provides individual psychotherapy mostly from a psychodynamic perspective, and integrates other techniques such as mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral into treatment as appropriate. Fabiana works collaboratively with her clients to develop a tailored treatment plan that takes into account their particular values and needs. She strives to provide a safe, supportive, and authentic therapeutic space in which clients can explore concerns and difficulties, develop a greater understanding of themselves and their relationships, create more positive patterns in how they relate to others, experience personal growth, and work toward their therapeutic goals in a meaningful way. Fabiana is bilingual in English and Spanish and can provide therapy in both languages.

Her specialty areas include: Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Mood Disorders, Relational issues, Family conflict, Adjusting to life transitions, College life, Multicultural issues, Trauma, LGBT clients, Social justice issues.

Fabiana earned her Psychology License from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. She received training in research and applied areas, including the clinical, educational, organizational, and community fields. She later returned to the United States and completed Boston College’s Masters in Mental Health Counseling program, where she gained further training in contemporary counseling. Throughout her professional life she had worked in community clinics, schools, and private practice settings; treating adults, adolescents, and children, from diverse backgrounds. Fabiana is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (#9652), as a Professional Counselor in Washington, DC (#PRC14804), as well as a Clinical Psychologist in Venezuela. She is a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association.

Fabiana is typically available to see patients in the morning and afternoons, from Monday to Friday.

Breanne Schatzman

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Breanne Schatzman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses a multicultural, health-centered approach to support clients through growth and change. She believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe space for individuals to explore patterns and the new possibilities that begin to emerge, and believes that collaboration, creativity, and curiosity are fundamental to self-empowerment as individuals strive to find their places in their communities. She is grounded in a social psychology perspective.

Her specialty areas include: attachment & trust, depression, self-acceptance, body image issues, relational issues, and major mental illness, as well as support for those who are simply feeling “stuck” and want a little guidance to create change in their lives.

Breanne earned her counseling degree at Suffolk University. Throughout her professional life she had worked in community clinics, schools, and private practice settings; treating adults from diverse backgrounds. Breanne is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (#10824).

Breanne is typically available to see patients in the morning and midday, from Monday to Saturday.

Susan Chamandy

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Susan Chamandy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She primarily uses a psychodynamic approach in her counseling work to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves – their feelings, thoughts, behaviors and priorities – and to help clients identify and harness their personal strengths to make lasting change. She includes other approaches in her work, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and mindfulness, when needed. Her priority is to create a welcoming, non-judgmental space where clients can express their concerns, talk about their relationships, and feel safe enough to explore themselves deeply.

Her specialty areas include: Depression and grief, Anxiety, Trauma, relationship issues, family conflict, life transition issues, substance use issues, and LGBT clients.

Susan earned her social work degree at Boston University and has worked in the field for 13 years, with a focus on counseling young adults within a college setting. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts (#118950). Prior to training to become a psychotherapist, Susan earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees in fiction writing.

Susan is typically available to see clients in the morning and early afternoons, Monday through Friday.

Jennifer Yerks

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Jennifer Yerks is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist who uses an integrative approach to therapy that is person centered and collaborative to address your specific needs. Jennifer believes it is important to build a safe space for clients to open up and increase self-awareness to identify the changes they want to see in their life, overcome obstacles and become the best version of themselves. Jennifer utilizes interventions such as the expressive therapies, mindfulness, compassion focused, motivational interviewing, solution oriented, dialectical behavioral therapy techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy skills to support clients in their journey.

Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, life transition issues, grief, trauma and mood disorders.

Jennifer earned her Master's degree in counseling from Lesley University and throughout her professional career has worked with adults with various mental health diagnosis in multiple levels of care in hospital settings. Jennifer is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (#11635).

Jennifer is typically available to see patients in the afternoon and evening, from Monday to Friday.

Judith Burrows

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Judith Burrows (Judy) is a Psychiatric Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of young people, including those in Medical School, Law School, Graduate Schools, College, High School and beyond. Judy’s focus is eclectic; rooted in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and punctuated by mindful stress management, solution focused, behavioral and family therapies. Confidentiality is paramount, and she believes what works for her clients is what matters.

Her specialty areas include: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Mediation, Divorce, Medical Illness, Grief, Adjustment, Exam Anxiety, Sleep Difficulties, Parenting, Family Conflict, and Adult Children living at home.

Judy holds her undergraduate degree from the Boston University School for the Arts, where she majored in voice and Music Education. Judy was invited as a graduate student on Full Scholarship to the Smith College School for Social Work, where she earned her MSW and completed her dissertation at the Georgetown University Hospital. Her experience includes work developing and Directing turnaround and start-up Psychiatric Inpatient and Partial Hospital Programs, work at academic teaching hospitals including John Hopkins, Children’s of Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital, and private practice including the development of a multidisciplinary ADHD clinic. Judy is also a trained Mediator. She continues to work at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Living Donor Transplant Program, and Boston Children’s Hospital in Emergency Psychiatry. Judy is licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts (#1022037).

Judy is typically available on Wednesdays and Thursday evenings, as well as all day Saturday.

Nadia Bhatti

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Nadia Bhatti is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Her approach is integrative, incorporating different therapeutic techniques to make sure that your specific concern is addressed in the way most effective for you. She believes it's essential to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story. Her work is person-centered and strength-based, and her role is to guide and support you in building the skills and confidence necessary to live your best life. She will sometimes push you past your comfort zone in an empathetic and patient way. She believes often, clients aren't aware of what is holding them back and keeping them stuck in unhealthy patterns, and as a therapist, she can aid in identifying those things.

Her specialty areas include: relationship and/or transitional issues, mood and personality disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, OCD, grief, depression, and substance use disorders. She also has specialized experience with working chronically ill and organ transplant patients.

Nadia earned her social work degree at Arizona State University and is currently working towards her Phd in Psychology. She has been working in the field for over nine years and has worked with a wide range of individuals. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts (#122172).

Nadia is typically available to see patients on Sundays.

Marjorie Magny-Black

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Marjorie Magny-Black is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has well over 20 years in the field. She utilizes a strengths based perspective and also person in their environment perspective via understanding an individual and the way in which they relate in their world. She uses a multi-faceted approach to counseling and working with the individual to aid them in a deeper reflection of themselves and providing a safe space in order for this to occur.

Her specialty areas include: trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship and or transitional issues, or anyone just wanting a deeper understanding of themselves.

Marjorie is a graduate of Salem State University where she received her Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees from the School of Social Work. Throughout her years in practice she has worked in various programs that include but are not limited to: outreach programs, residential programs, specialized school programs, public and charter middle school, public high schools, and a major teaching hospital. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of MA #110715

Marjorie is typically available to see patients on Sundays.

Services

Sessions & Insurance


  • Intake Appointment: 50 minute initial consult, $150
  • Individual Therapy: 50 minute weekly session, $150
  • Consultation for other Mental Health Provider (rates upon request)

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, and private pay. If you have another insurance plan we will help you obtain out-of-network benefits.
We accept payment in the form of cash, checks, or credit cards

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The intake appointment allows you to meet the therapist, ask any questions you have about the process of therapy, and evaluate if they are a good fit for your needs. This meeting also enables the therapist to make sure that they are able to provide you with the appropriate level of treatment for your concerns, and if not, to refer you to a therapist who may be a better fit for your needs. You and your therapist will also discuss scheduling, fees, and insurance issues.

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617-936-0309