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We believe that integrating behavioral health into primary care is key to treating a person's overall health.

If your child has emotional, behavioral, or psychological needs, our behavioral care team is here to help. Call our office to speak to a care coordinator to discuss the process of booking an appointment with one of our three behavioral health consultants.

To book an appointment with our behavioral health consultants, you must book a consult with your PCP here at Bridgewater Pediatrics. Please call our office for more information. 

If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, we strongly recommend that you contact the mental health hotline right away. You can find their numbers by clicking here. Any questions about this please call us as well. Here is a list of Mental Health Hotlines:

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline, call or text – 988
  • Trevor Project Hotline - for LGBTQ+ Youths - 1-866-588-7386 or text START to 678-678
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
  • Parental Stress Hotline - 1-800-632-8188
  • National Maternal Mental Health Hotline - 1-833-943-5746, call or text
  • SAMHSA Hotline, Mental Health and Substance Abuse - 1-800-662-4357
  • Behavioral Health Helpline: 1-833-773-2445 – call, text, or visit

Meet our behavioral health team

Lisa Falcione, LICSW Behavioral Health Consultant

Lisa graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Rehabilitation Services in 1996 and a Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College in 2002. 

Lisa has worked extensively in residential and school settings providing individual and group therapy for adolescents with complex social emotional needs. From 2002-2008 she worked as a clinical supervisor at the Fall River Deaconess Home and School, from 2008-2018 at the Home For Little Wanderers as a clinical coordinator.  Lisa is certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Use Education, CANS, CAFAS, Motivational Interviewing and Restorative Practices.

Lisa has a wide range of experience organizing and facilitating therapeutic groups, supervising clinicians and skill in comprehensive clinical writing.  In her free time Lisa enjoys having family fun with her husband and two daughters.

Kelsey Shea, LMHC

Kelsey has worked in various mental health settings treating children and families.

Kelsey graduated from Assumption College with a degree in Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a concentration in family and child interventions. Kelsey has experience working with children in a residential group home setting as well as providing crisis interventions in the community at hospitals, schools and homes. Kelsey has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety, learning disorders, trauma related disorders and more. Kelsey recently transitioned from crisis interventions to provide ongoing support and psychoeducation for children and their families in an integrated setting.

Kelsey enjoys going on walks with her dog, cheering on the Patriot's with her husband, and Taco Tuesdays.

Denio Serpa, LMHC

Denio has worked with treating children, adolescents and their families in various mental health settings.

These settings include residential settings, home based family therapy and in community mental health facilities. Denio graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth with a degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Denio has experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and depressive disorders. Denio has experience using cognitive behavioral therapy and other treatment modalities to best fit the needs of the person and their families.

Christine Basile, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

My first degree from Bridgewater Sate College was in Elementary Education.

Difficulty finding a job at the time changed the trajectory of my working life. I went back to school to become an LPN which launched my career in Nursing. The flexibility of nursing allowed me to have a family with my husband who is a teacher. After 20 years in nursing in different roles from nursing home care to pediatrics, I reached the highest I could with what education I had at the time. Wanting to do more for my patients, I returned to school to get my Nurse Practitioner degree. This degree has allowed me to serve in a Community Health Center where I continued to grow in my Nurse Practitioner role. After 6 years, and more experience, I realized the overwhelming need for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. During COVID while still working I went back to school for a post graduate degree. Difficulty with getting precepted hours prolonged getting my degree, but this did not deter furthering my education and passing my second set of Boards with a specialty in Family and Psychiatic Mental Health.

I enjoy quilting, reading, going to the gym and kayaking. My partner and I live in the same house where we raised our children with our two dogs, Sabine (Pit Bull terrier, German Shepard mix) and Sadie (Great Dane, Pit Bull Terrier mix). When we are not walking our dogs, you may see us riding our Harley with our friends on the weekends (in the good weather for me).

Behavioral health resources 

The articles and links below provide helpful information for families working through behavioral health concerns.