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Family Counseling Associates opens new Danvers facility

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May 2019

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Family Counseling Associates, a team of clinicians and medical staff offering compassionate and experienced psychological care, recently announced the opening of its new facility in Danvers and appointed five new clinicians to its team.

“Family Counseling Associates of Danvers is a uniquely positioned mental health facility in the Greater Boston area,” said George Mouzakis, vice president of clinical operations at Refresh Mental Health. “With our extensive network of clinicians on the Northshore, we are able to offer patients the resources of a large organization with the attention and care of a local practice.”

Renee Giard, a licensed independent clinical social worker, and Marie Lise Royer, Ph.D., have transferred from other FCA locations. Giard has served as a psychotherapist for FCA of Andover since 2016 and is now the clinical coordinator at the Danvers site. Royer has experience providing behavioral health services to adults and seniors and offers psychodiagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing.

Licensed mental health counselors William Halsey and Jennifer E. Hills and Robert A. Page, Ph.D., have also joined the FCA team. Halsey has experience in trauma-focused therapy and victim services, as well as individual therapy for a diverse range of ages and diagnoses. Hills brings more than 12 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults. Page previously served as an independent clinical psychologist, offering diagnostic assessment, counseling and psychological testing and evaluation for children, adolescents and adults.

The expanding practice will be committed to working collaboratively with primary care providers in the region and will be focusing on integrating behavioral health services with area doctors. This initiative will be spearheaded by FCA Clinical Director Amanda Bronson, Doctor of Psychology. FCA also will seek to create partnerships with local schools to increase mental health services to students in need.

“At Family Counseling Associates, we are focused on providing comprehensive, patient-centered care,” said Mouzakis. “The Danvers facility is staffed with expertly trained and educated clinicians, and we look forward to expanding the Greater Boston area’s capacity for quality mental health care.”