Mark Green, MD
Addiction Psychiatrist and Founder
“It is such a relief to find a Doctor who actually listens to me, and understands exactly how I felt. For so long, I’ve felt frustrated, starting different medicines, feeling rushed in and out. It is wonderful to be making some real progress in my life at last.”
Mark graduated (UK version of) summa cum laude in Neurobiology and then completed his medical degree at University College London. He came over to NYC for his Psychiatry residency then and Addictions fellowship (Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center), and later conducted research in the neurobiology of addictions at Rockefeller University. He’s been on Faculty at Cornell (Asst. Prof), Vermont (Asst. Prof), and Harvard (Instructor) Medical Schools. He is dually boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general psychiatry and addictions.
Since graduating in 1999, Mark has set up & run addiction treatment programs (NYC, Vermont), directed supreme evidence-based dual disorders programs, overhauled national addictions and pain programs (Kaiser Permanente, Colorado) and treated thousands of patients.
Mark is an expert psychotherapist. He is trained in many modalities: psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational, hypnosis, and others. He’s currently receiving training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Green’s therapy approach is relational, pragmatic, structured, direct, and emotionally vivid.
He is an expert psychopharmacologist, remaining cutting edge without taking undue risks with you, using what’s tried and tested, and imaginatively minimizing side effects. He often helps people get off med cocktails they’ve been stuck on for years. He sees medications as facilitating psychotherapeutic change.
He has written many articles in neurobiology, psychiatry and addictions, and lectured at major conferences nationwide.
Drew Welch, RN
Registered Nurse, Program Director, Family Therapist
“He’s the best nurse I ever worked with. We worked together for 6 years at WestBridge and I am really lucky he agreed to work with me at Psych Garden. He’s thorough, conscientious, caring, humble, courageous, honest and wicked smart.”
Drew Welch is a licensed registered nurse & therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders as well as their families. He has extensive training in evidence-based practices including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, family therapy, vocational rehabilitation and integrated dual disorders treatment and has supervised and taught others these skills.
Drew was at WestBridge Community Services for 7 years as their nurse care manager, team leader and national wellness coordinator. Prior to that he was the Nurse Manager for the Co-occurring Disorders Unit at Bournewood Hospital.
Drew has more than 20 years of sobriety. He understands how impossible recovery can seem and that no single path works for all. He knows the importance of education, support and hope. These days he uses all his training, experience and passion to help others feel freer, prouder and more connected. Sometimes 12 step approaches help, sometimes CBT, sometimes a focus on exercise and diet (Drew recently completed his first triathlon). Side-by-side coaching can be invaluable to rebuild the self-confidence withered by addictions and psychiatric illness; so he’ll do that too.
Sean McGlew, Psy.D
Sean McGlew, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with a dual specialization in traumatic stress and addiction treatment. Sean’s approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths-based, providing the client with concrete skills to manage distress as well as a space to explore underlying barriers to wellness from addiction and/or mental illness. Sean believes in creativity in therapy as well as recovery so he will work with you to individualize your care to your needs and goals. A strong focus on self-efficacy (the belief that ‘I am able’), and values-directed decision making are the foundation to Sean’s treatment, which helps build the confidence needed to make changes to your life.
Sean is trained in multiple models of treatment including Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Structural Family Systems, 12 Steps model of recovery, harm-reduction, habit reversal training, and motivational enhancement approaches to treatment. Sean believes the best approach to treatment is through evidence-based interventions.
Sean completed his clinical psychology internship and postdoc at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, working specifically with adolescents and young adults struggling with both addiction and a range of mental health disorders. Sean received his undergraduate degree from the University of New England in Maine and his doctorate with a traumatic stress concentration from Adler University in Chicago. Sean has extensive training and experience in the treatment of traumatic stress, addiction, chronic suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors, bereavement and grief, as well as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and compulsive disorders including trichotillomania and excoriation. Sean has placed special emphasis on treatment of diverse populations, specifically LGBTQ, young women, and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. He believes that no matter your background or circumstances, everyone deserves and can obtain recovery.
Kate Dare-Winters, LICSW
Kate Dare-Winters is a LICSW with a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College and a Masters in Divinity from the Church Divinity of the Pacific who has over 20 years experience working with individuals and their families who experience addiction and co-occurring psychiatric issues. She has trained and worked at Cambridge Health Alliance and has been a Teaching Associate and Supervisor through the Harvard Medical School since 1996.
Kate is a compassionate therapist who brings to her work an open heart and mind. Her approach and presence contributes to creating a space that allows each person to do the work they are ready to do towards greater health and wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
Kate has extensive training and experience in various evidence-based modalities including CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, and IFS. She has interest and expertise in working with trauma, spiritual concerns and resources, and LGBTQ issues.
Outside of her professional life Kate is a visual artist and works in mixed media. She enjoys Improv and all kinds of movement.
Percy Ballard, MD
Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Percy Ballard, MD is a psychiatrist who graduated from Stanford University and then Harvard Medical School and completed general psychiatry residency training at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. He is an expert of psychopharmacology and therapy and has, for 10 years, worked in LGBTQ community programs, private practice and therapy collaboratives.
He is Level 1, 2 and 3 trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, and uses it regularly in conjunction with medication management. He regularly teaches and presents on the topic of IFS, including several workshops with the founding developer of the model Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. He develops and co-teaches workshops on implicit bias, and co-hosts a YouTube channel on the psychology and spirituality of love and dating. He is LGBTQ friendly, Kink friendly and Polyamory friendly.
Outside of his career-life, Percy is an avid meditator in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist traditions, a competitive martial artist of several East Asian systems, and an enthusiastic dancer whenever the opportunity arises.
Danielle Green, LICSW
Couples and Family Therapist
Kerri Kuklentz, MS CRC CPRP, NASM-CPT
Field Coach/ Fitness Coach/ Rehabilitation Specialist
Kerri has more than 10 years experience as a field coach for persons with mental health challenges and addictions, first at BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, then at Westbridge Community Services. She is incredibly warm, and supportive; and has an uncanny ability to inspire people through identifying values, goals, and courage to pursue work, education, social connection, and healthy living. She is a certified personal trainer and believes exercise is a key path to building self-esteem, gaining acceptance with one’s body and feelings, and attaining balance in life.
Claudine aims to reduce suffering and help people live fully by their values, no matter what that may look like and using whatever is shown to work. She is very thoroughly trained in techniques that are practical and goals-focused as well as those that get to deep emotional pain. So that includes ACT, DBT, mindfulness, harm reduction, cognitive processing therapy for trauma and relational/ psychodynamic approaches.
Claudine completed her undergraduate studies at Bethune Cookman University and doctoral training at Seattle Pacific University, where she earned her PhD in clinical psychology. She completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Pacific Islands in Honolulu Hawaii; and a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School. She worked in both the renowned Victims of Violence clinic and a novel adolescent research program that she helped develop.
Claudine has been dedicated to harm reduction approaches with a very broad range of communities so that she can reach many who others find challenging. She set up a harm-reduction program for at-risk students to examine the effects of racial socialization and temptation coping with african american youth. She has gone on to design and implement programs with both youth and older populations, including veterans, utilizing motivational interviewing, motivation enhancement, harm reduction and relapse prevention interventions. Claudine is also an expert with neuropsychological testing in diverse settings including asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants as well forensic and severely mentally ill individuals.
Claudine has been fortunate to travel and work in each corner of the US, and neighboring islands to support in establishing groups and conducting assessments (Saipan, Guam, Kauai, American Samoa and other Micronesian islands).
Claudine believes the therapeutic space mirrors the world in which we live, dynamics we navigate through, and relationships we build yet may struggle with. She loves all music and spoken word poetry.
Robert Bonazoli, LICSW
Leader, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Program
Robert earned his MSW from Boston College and completed his post-graduate psychotherapy training in fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. He has trained deeply in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), in which he is fully certified, EMDR, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). He has served as a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University and presently serves as an Instructor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work where he teaches courses in Adult Psychological Trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
He has been a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor since 2008, completing his training at the UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness. He has practiced and studied Buddhist ethics, psychology, and meditation for over twenty years. He has sat over 250 days on silent meditation retreat over the past 10 years in the Theravadan vipassana, Rinzai Zen, Vajrayana, and non-dual traditions, and is presently a student of Vajrayana Buddhist meditation and Mahamudra under Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
Bringing together his training in interpersonal psychotherapy and mindfulness & meditation, Robert completed training as a psychedelic psychotherapist with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD under Michael and Annie Mithoefer, and in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) with Phil Wolfson and Julane Andries at the Ketamine Training Center.
Robert’s approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that much of human suffering stems from a separateness, a rupture, or an incohesiveness between the core dimensions of our lives: psychological, interpersonal, physical, and spiritual. He believes that powerful growth and healing can be rooted in the work of striving to integrate or re-integrate, the unique and complicated combination of elements making up these dimensions within each person’s life. He believes that psychedelic therapies such as Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, combining the powerful psychological and emotional access that such medicines can allow with an attuned and expert interpersonal psychotherapy can help facilitate such integration, often much faster and more powerfully than with either modality on its own. He is committed to creating trusting, warm, and accepting relationships with his clients in order to effectively enter such important and personal work together.
Kelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From there, she became interested in movement and its effects on the mind and body. She decided to get her 200-hour Power Yoga Teacher Training certification and is now E-RYT certified. She is also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction meditation and Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation. She enjoys yoga, meditation, being outdoors – walking, hiking and running, as well as writing.
Miles received his initial training on a farm in rural OK before an internship in Belmont and further training at the Psych Garden. We are honored that he has chosen to continue his studies with us and contribute his warmth, gentleness and insights. He is a hypoallergenic poodle-cavalier mix. Like our other staff, he doesn’t bark or bite.