857 Turnpike Street, Suite 136
North Andover, MA 01845
978-686-2900

Staff Info


Pier A. Talbot, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and 1995 graduate of NYU School of Social Work with Postgraduate training in Family, Child, and Adolescent Therapy. She has worked in outreach, outpatient, residental, educational, and psychiatric emergency settings. Pier works from a strength-based model and integrates narrative, family systems, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to meet patient-centered treatment goals. Areas of expertise include Family and Couples therapy, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders and Transitional issues. Pier has a special interest in helping pre-adolescent/adolescent girls make good choices as they find their way through the adult world.

  • Family/Couple Therapy
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Alcoholism/Dual Diagnosis
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions/Challenges

Frank R. Soares, M.A., LMHC, Director, has has over 35 years' experience providing treatment services to adolescents and adults in outpatient, outreach, residential and educational settings. Frank integrates Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, Hypnotherapeutic and Psychodynamic approaches to provide practical, solution-focused treatment

  • Anxiety/Phobias/OCD
  • Hypnotherapy - Stress and Pain Management
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Compulsive Sexual Behaviors
  • Fluent in Portuguese

Laura Sternberger, LICSW, brings years of experience in providing clinical services in outpatient and inpatient settings. Laura works with adolescents and adults.

  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Marital and Family Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy

Sheeba Thomas, M.A., M.S., LMHC, (Psy. D candidate) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing assessment as well as individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Sheeba's counseling approach is based on the biopsychosocial model and integrates both cognitive-behavioral and systems theories. Sheeba has a special interest in working with ethnically diverse populations and providing culturally-informed treatment. She has experience working with behavioral issues related to ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Multi-cultural therapy
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Behavioral treatment
  • Fluent in Malayalam

Whitney Wykoff, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and trained neuropsychologist with over 20 years' experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments of individuals ranging in age from 5 to 60. Assessments are conducted to answer a number of referral questions including, but not limited to, diagnostic clarification, determining needed levels of care and living needs, school and IEP/504 Plan assessment for services and for benefit from psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Dr. Wykoff is also trained in PDD/Autism Spectrum assessment, EMDR with specialization in trauma work, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilites, anxiety disorders and depression.

  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
  • PDD/Autism Spectrum Assessment
  • EMDR
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety/Depression

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