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Meet our Therapists
Here is some information about each of our associates. For information about a therapist's availablility please call or e-mail.
Carol Axelrod, LICSW
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Carol Axelrod, a Rasi Associate since 1989, has been a clinical social worker for more than twenty-five years. Carol wears two hats at Rasi Associates, one as a career consultant and coach, and the other as psychotherapist specializing in work and life balance. As a therapist, Carol counsels individuals and couples exploring their relationships with themselves, each other, and their families. In addition to her work at Rasi Associates, Carol is the Career Counselor for Brandeis University�s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has a Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University, a BA from the University of Chicago and extended study with the Gestalt Institute of New England.
Claire Bonfilio, LICSW
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Claire Bonfilio has been at Rasi Associates since 2001. Although she works with clients who are grappling with many different emotional challenges, her focus is on the influence of families, parents, and the sequelae of dysfunctional family systems operant functioning. When Claire is not at Rasi Associates she is a supervisor at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services where she has worked since 1968. Claire received her BS degree from Boston College and her MSW at Boston University. She has trained at the Gestalt Institute of New England and has a Children and Family Certificate from the Jungian Institute of Boston.
Bill Brown, LICSW
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Bill is a licensed independent clinical social worker who practices individual therapy with adults. He received his MSW from Boston University and has had extensive post-graduate training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. He is committed to establishing a warm and positive working relationship with his clients in order to facilitate their growth and the resolution of their conflicts. Bill works with a wide range of problems and is comfortable with a diverse population.
Becky Duddy-Burke, LICSW
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Becky Duddy-Burke is a licensed clinical social worker who approaches therapy from a feminist perspective. She is experienced in individual, couples, and group therapy, and has provided treatment for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and sexual abuse. Her areas of specialty include issues pertaining to women and the gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender community, and the integration of spirituality and therapy. Becky received her Masters in Social Work from Boston College.
Linda S. Jones, Ed.D.
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Linda Jones is a psychologist with over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist working with women and men of all ages and sexual orientations in both community mental health and college counseling. Her approach as a therapist is warm, active, and thoughtful. Many clients come to her around relationship and family problems, life transitions, depression and anxiety. She also has specialized expertise working with bereavement and grief, as well as with healing from sexual assault. Dr. Jones received her Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.
Steve Klann, LICSW
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Steve Klann is a licensed clinical social worker. He received his MSW from Boston University. He has worked in community mental health prior to coming to Rasi Associates. Steve utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and family systems models in his work with individuals and couples. He has experience working with individuals struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, identity issues, as well as providing support with the general mental health issues of the GLBTQ community.
Victoria Paratore, Psy.D.
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Dr. Paratore has worked in the Mental Health field since 1985. She received her degree from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 1991. Anxiety, depression, trauma, phase of life challenges, chronic medical illness, grief and bereavement are some of the issues she has addressed in treatment with her clients. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Massachusetts Psychological Association, New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, The Gestalt Institute of New England, and The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
Eduardo Zaidner, M.D.
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Eduardo Zaidner is a psychiatrist who joined RASI in the summer of 2009. His main interests include the psychopharmacology of depression and anxiety as well as LBGT issues. Eduardo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA from Amherst College. He then received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2001. Eduardo attained his psychiatric training at Harvard University Medical School/Cambridge Hospital from 2001 to 2005. He was the Psychopharmacology Chief during his senior year at Cambridge Hospital. After finishing his training, he stayed part-time at the Cambridge Health Alliance as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School working in Adult Psychiatric Services. He has been an active member of the American Psychiatric Association since 2004 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dane Ripellino, Psy.D.
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Dane Ripellino is a Clinical Psychologist in practice since 1991. He has experience treating clients with anxiety concerns, OCD, Adult ADHD and ADD, depression, life transitions, couple's issues, grief, college student issues, and many types of losses, including deaths, divorce, loss of pets, coming out, and sexual identity concerns. He has training in Gestalt Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Positive Psychology, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). His clients describe him as caring, smart, funny, interactive, and challenging.
Tracee Francis, Psy.D.
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Dr. Tracee Francis completed her Masters in Developmental Communication Science at the University of Waterloo in her native Canada and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at Adler University. With an eclectic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Francis works with individuals and couples in the context of several areas including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, transitions, neurocognitive difficulties, grief, and work-related challenges. Dr. Francis strives to create an empathic environment where patients feel safe to grow, explore themselves, and where possible, determine practical strategies / tools to navigate what brought them into therapy. Dr. Francis completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. In addition to her work at Rasi Associates, she holds a hospital appointment in the neurodevelopmental center at North Shore Medical Center.