Behavioral Health Services

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Behavioral Health at Martha Eliot offers a range of specialized treatment to meet the behavioral health needs of patients who receive their primary care at Martha Eliot. Our team includes psychologists, social workers, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a child and adolescent psychiatrist. We work collaboratively with the primary care team at Martha Eliot to provide high quality, culturally competent treatment in a community-based setting. We provide evidence-based treatments for a range of behavioral health issues such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and trauma-related disorders. Services offered include individual psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and psychopharmacology for children, adolescents and young adults. We strive to offer patient-centered behavioral health services that are conveniently offered in the primary care center to allow for treatment of physical and mental health in one setting.

Clinical Team

Cynthia Batista, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical interests: Anxiety disorders, Depression, Trauma-related anxiety/PTSD; relational problems; domestic violence; empowerment within cultural contexts; transition to adulthood. 
  • Interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Trauma Focused CBT; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; couples’ and family therapy; Parent Management Training; Trauma Systems Therapy; Gestalt psychotherapy interventions.
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Olivia Carrick, MD

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Interests: Depressive disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stress-related disorders, ADHD, Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration
  • Interventions: psychopharmacology
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Erika Frazier, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinical Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Traumatic stress/PTSD; Adjustment Disorders & Life Transitions. 
  • Interventions: Mindfulness-based Therapy (Meditation & Yoga); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Family Therapy & Parental support; Art-Expressive Therapies & Play Therapy.
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Martin LaRoche, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Interests: Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, ADHD
  • Interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family therapy and cultural psychotherapy
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Yvonne Nieves, PhD, CEIS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Early Intervention Specialist
  • Clinical Interests: Young Child Development and Intervention, Adolescent Depression, Trauma Related Disorders
  • Interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Family Systems Therapy
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Andrew Richards, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Interests: Trauma related disorders, Childhood obesity
  • Interventions: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma focused CBT & ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency), and Narrative Therapy
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Bryan Teran-Zuniga, PMHNP

Child, adolescent and adult psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Clinical interests: ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stress-related disorders and Global Health-Latin America
  • Interventions: Psychopharmacology 
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Administrative team

Grisel Velasquez, Administrative supervisor
Mayra Velez, Administrative assistant
Esmerdy Villar, Administrative assistant
Alba Gonzalez Lara, Intake coordinator

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