Brian Van Buren, PhD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have spent several years training and working in academic medical centers throughout New York City and Boston. After receiving my PhD, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship focused on the treatment of post-traumatic stress.

I have spent most of my career working in hospitals and understand the unique pressures of inpatient medicine, rounding on the wards, and caring for people with complex medical problems. I am passionate about partnering with healthcare professionals to foster wellness, resilience, and meaning in their personal and professional lives. Working in healthcare, there are many opportunities for exposure to traumatic events and I work with people to address the residue of this work.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, and exploring all that New England has to offer.

Ed Boudreaux, PhD

I am a cognitive-behavioral clinical psychologist who has worked for 30 years across a variety of medical settings, ranging from outpatient clinics to emergency departments to inpatient medical and psychiatric units. I not only have a deep expertise with evidence-based approaches to assessing, formulating, and treating the root causes leading to dysfunction in an individual’s life, as a Professor working in an academic medical school setting, I also have close personal experience working alongside and training a broad range of healthcare professionals.

I understand the unique pressures healthcare providers experience, especially in the context of modern healthcare where pressure is generated not only from caring for sick patients but also navigating an increasingly complex and bureaucratic system that zaps much of the satisfaction from the work.

My approach includes careful attention to identifying and growing an individual’s existing strengths, as well as building new ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to others that foster mindfulness, meaning, connectedness, and resilience.

Outside of work, my wife and I spend most of our time raising our two children, maintaining our Victorian home – which is like our third child! – tending our garden, and building birdhouses. I also enjoy traveling, reading science fiction, relaxing on my front porch, and brewing beer.

Erin O'Hea, PhD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in health psychology and behavioral medicine. I have over two decades of experience working in medical settings as both a clinician and an educator. My experiences working in medical settings, alongside physicians and trainees from all different specialties, has deepened my understanding of the serious work demands that go along with being in the field.

I am a cognitive behavior therapist. I am skilled at working with people struggling with stress management or anxiety. I enjoy helping people make important changes in their lives to improve their overall wellness (i.e., sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships). As someone who has studied women's health for many years, I have a particular interest and experience working with women. I am very sensitive to the unique stressors women face in their lives and also working in medicine. I bring that sensitivity to my therapeutic relationships with my clients. I also enjoy helping women work on work/life balance and healthy interpersonal relationships.

I believe it is important to use therapeutic approaches that have empirical support. Thus, my therapeutic choices are based on this belief and the understanding that the therapeutic relationship is integral to this work and I strive to build trust and empathy with my patients. I like to use humor and a strength based approach to treatment. I also bring a true dedication and compassion to my work that I hope will promote growth and improve quality of life for my patients.

Outside of Tend, I am a professor of psychology at a small liberal arts college, and I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family and friends, reading anything Stephen King, and always have music playing in the background as I move through my days.

Gabriela Ramirez, PsyD

I am a clinical health psychologist with experience working in medical education. I have assisted medical students adjusting to the stressors of medical school and applying to residency. I have also worked with residents, training them in behavioral health techniques.

Assisting fellow healthcare professionals with burnout is near and dear to my heart, as I have experienced (and overcome) burnout myself. As a mother I am also passionate about working with mothers in healthcare, as we face unique challenges in meeting the demands of multiple roles. My therapeutic style draws mainly from 3rd wave CBT therapies like DBT, ACT, Radically Open DBT, and mindfulness. One saying from DBT that guides my therapeutic style is the concept of “creating a life worth living”, and how to do that under some of the stressors that come with working in healthcare.

I have specialized training in working with patients diagnosed with an eating disorder and with patients experiencing chronic pain. I enjoy working with people to help them make small or large changes in their lives to create a life that they take pleasure in living.

In my personal time, I like to practice yoga, travel with friends, cook, and spend time with family.

Jo Vogeli, PhD

I earned my PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and bring over a decade of experience working with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and medical trainees. My journey in healthcare worker wellbeing started at a Level IV NICU in Denver. I found the emotionally complex environment of the NICU left providers vulnerable to compassion fatigue, moral distress, and second victim phenomenon. It was at this Level IV NICU that I began to develop expertise in interventions geared toward burnout prevention, promoting resilience, and understanding posttraumatic growth.

As a psychologist in academic medicine, I work directly with physicians, APPs, fellows, and residents utilizing a “care for the caregiver” approach. I provide evidence-based interventions for a variety of needs such as anxiety, sleep problems, chronic health conditions, role transitions, as well as work with those who are struggling with professional challenges to revitalize the sense of meaning and purpose that originally brought them to medicine. I offer a compassionate approach when helping individuals navigate the vulnerable time after unanticipated medical events and other adverse events that occur in professional or personal life.

For my own wellbeing, I dance hula, read many books with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on my lap, and ride my Peloton bike.

Katherine Bergs, PhD

Dr. Katherine Bergs is originally from North Carolina and trained at East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Health Psychology. After finishing training in the Family Medicine department at the University of Colorado, she has been in Family Medicine residency education in Fort Worth, Texas for the past 5 years. In that role, she has been involved in training of medical students, residents, and behavioral medicine learners. Additionally, she has a strong interest in physician well-being and impairment concerns. Her clinical interests include couples therapy, sleep, and brief behavioral interventions. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football and any chance to go to the beach.

Megan Welsh, MSW

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience in medical settings alongside diverse clinical treatment teams. I am passionate about normalizing life’s struggles and heartaches. I believe in the power of relationships to heal. My style is relational and psychodynamic oriented. I tend to use humor and have an authentic approach. I am EMDR trained – an evidence-based treatment for trauma and for examining and changing limiting beliefs. In my free time I enjoy travel, beach days, eating delicious food, and spending time with my family.

Naomi Schwenke, PhD, LMFT

I received my doctoral training in Family Social Science from Loma Linda University, and as a licensed marriage and family therapist I have ten years of experience working in hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice. Inspired by my work with physicians and healthcare workers I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Loma Linda University Health and Medical School in the Office of Physician Vitality. I am passionate about supporting the behavioral and emotional needs of individuals who spend their time supporting others. My work with healthcare professionals addresses anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and relationship concerns.

My area of expertise is helping people understand the ways in which their nervous system is responding to their experiences and how to regulate it. We often know the stories that accompany our experiences, and we may be aware of our emotional and behavioral responses, yet we may not know how it’s connected to our nervous system or what to do with overwhelming nervous system responses.

I love spending time with my family and enjoying the brief, but wonderful Minnesota summers at the lake or working in my garden.

Nicole Dodillet, LCSW

In my experience working with health professionals in hospital settings, including on ICUs, med-surg floors, and an outpatient cancer center, I have seen first hand the stress and impact working in medicine can bring

My approach integrates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am certified in trauma-informed care and have experience and enjoy working with people facing anxiety, depression, grief, major life changes, and relationship struggles.

I am passionate about helping health professionals explore and strengthen the mind-body connection, utilizing a holistic approach to mental health. By incorporating techniques that emphasize mindfulness, emotional regulation, and motivation, I empower clients to discover and implement effective coping mechanisms, fostering resilience and promoting overall well-being. I strive to be genuine and welcoming in my approach, encouraging patients to show up as they are rather than who they think they need to be.

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring new cafes and restaurants, being by the water, gardening, and traveling both solo and with friends..

Robert Forrester, PhD

I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with healthcare professionals on thriving while managing challenging personal and work circumstances. I have experience working with people on career path frustrations, burnout, relationship concerns, ethical challenges, systemic hurdles, workplace stressors such as interpersonal conflict, communication challenges, and productivity expectations.

My approach focuses on helping patients with stress management and problem-solving while searching for sources of strength and motivation. My goal for therapy is to help individuals feel heard and have their experiences validated while reducing emotional stress and improving coping resources.

I believe our life experiences influence us, but we do not have to define or determine how we will function in the world. We all have multiple identities and fulfill many roles. We must learn to thrive in a world often ill-prepared to treat us with the patience, respect, and kindness we deserve. I have an awareness of the systemic obstacles often faced by people from diverse communities and I seek to empower my patients to identify life goals and pursue them passionately with a well-organized plan.

Angela Wendorf, PhD

I am a clinical health psychologist and have worked in multidisciplinary teams in medical settings for over a decade working with medical and nursing trainees. Working alongside healthcare professionals I have witnessed the struggles involved in balancing the challenges of life that are amplified by the demands of training and working in healthcare.

In my practice, I take an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based practices. I incorporate a values-based approach to guide meaningful change, growth, and wellness.

I have expertise and passion for working with people on insomnia, coping with acute and chronic medical conditions, and health behavior and lifestyle changes.

I am originally from Wisconsin, trained in California, and now call New England my home. Outside of work, I love being outdoors and exploring trails, mountains, and waterways with my husband and tiny (but mighty!) Chiweenie.

For existing patients: Meet with Angela.

Angela is not taking new patients at this time.

Ashley Warhol, PsyD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals who are navigating emotional challenges and experiences, particularly related to depression, PTSD/adjustment issues, anxiety, stress management, substance use issues, self-injurious behaviors, and suicidality.

I also have extensive training and experience in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and the provision of affirming care. I have had the pleasure of working alongside medical professionals throughout my career and am excited to support them in a different way.

I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and utilize these strategies regularly in working with clients. I am also skilled at tailoring treatment to the needs of the client using other evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I bring my radically genuine self to the therapy environment. The development of a positive and safe therapeutic relationship is just as important as the goals that we set together. I believe there is a place for humor and irreverence amid the sometimes-difficult work we do in treatment. I also strive to be direct and compassionate while taking a non-judgmental stance.

In my free time, I enjoy running ultramarathons, hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and being the ultimate Buffalo Bills fan.

For existing patients: Meet with Ashley.

Ashley is not taking new patients at this time.

Julie Morris, PhD

As a native New Yorker, I like to say that I was born interested in human behavior; that interest eventually led to a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming (Go Pokes!). Since that time, I have worked exclusively in Academic Medical Centers alongside medical colleagues. When working with patients I provide an affirming space to say things perhaps never spoken before. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based, mindful, creative, and when needed, kindly challenging. I value you, what you have to say, and our time together.  In my free time I value time spent in nature, in movement, in artistic creation, and time with my loved ones.

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Julie is not taking new patients at this time.

Marta Pagán-Ortiz, PhD

I am a licensed psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience working with adults. I have worked in academic medical centers and teaching hospitals alongside medical professionals and trainees. Many of my patients have been medical professionals and I’m aware of the unique stressors they face.

I’ve worked with individuals facing a range of issues, including transitions, professional challenges, relationship concerns, and chronic health conditions. I also have specialized training in traumatic stress and working with populations with marginalized backgrounds and identities. I’m passionate about working holistically and collaboratively to help individuals feel safe, feel heard, understand their needs, their strengths, and develop ways to face their challenges effectively. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and I’m happy to work with patients in Spanish, as well as in English.

Outside of work, I value spending time with my family and my community, as well as reading and writing.

For existing patients: Meet with Marta.

Marta is not taking new patients at this time.

Shauna Finley, PhD

As a clinical psychologist who has been working in academic medicine for over 15 years, I understand the career and lifestyle challenges that healthcare professionals face. I endeavor to “help the helpers.” Environmental challenges in the healthcare field can create obstacles in delivering care and contribute to provider stress and burnout. Rigorous training and a culture of ambition can, ironically, contribute to poor mental health in practitioners.

I offer evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches that can help to stress-proof your mind from anxiety and depression. Whether you are having difficulty concentrating, fatigue, irritability, low moods, poor sleep, or just feeling stuck in a rut, I am here to help. Through therapy, you can increase your ability to regulate your emotions, build healthy behavioral habits, self-soothe when distressed, and improve flexible thinking. I will help you protect your own mental health and carve out important life areas for a more well-rounded and balanced experience that is less vulnerable to stress.

In my personal life, I am a working mother of two daughters and enjoy being in the woods, near the ocean, or sitting in an Adirondack chair and watching a campfire.

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Shauna is not taking new patients at this time.

Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP

I have been a clinical health psychologist for over 20 years and have spent my entire career working in medical settings. I began caring exclusively for health professionals, primarily physicians, in 2017. My other passion is practicing and teaching mindfulness and I am a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare Center for Mindfulness.

If I can be outdoors, I will be – walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, or lying in the grass reading. I am a proud mother of two amazing kids who bring me joy beyond measure.

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Tina is not taking new patients at this time.

Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla, PhD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked on many interdisciplinary teams in medical settings. Having my own experience of being a trainee, I appreciate the complex dynamics medical trainees experience. Growing up in a physician’s household and being premed at one point in my academic past makes me aware of the challenges of finding balance in one’s life with the demands of medicine.

I have expertise in a variety of presenting concerns including work stress, relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, and substance use. I also have expertise and a passion for career exploration and perinatal mental health. I aim to provide culturally informed care and emphasize peoples' strengths with the hope to support everyone to live a life according to their values. I adapt my approach to my client’s needs and tend to pull from Acceptance and Committment Therapy and Mindfulness approaches.

I am originally from Minnesota (land of 10,000 lakes) and so in my free time you can find me by a body of water. When I am not swimming, I am traveling, doing yoga, watching a new show, trying new foods, and listening to live music.

For existing patients: Meet with Ummul.

Ummul is not taking new patients at this time.

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Alan Lorenz, MD

I was born and raised in Madison, WI, completed my undergraduate degree at Stanford, and did some graduate school in clinical psychology in Palo Alto. I then returned to the University of Wisconsin for medical school. I moved to NY, for my Family Medicine Residency, Family Systems Fellowship, and Family Therapy Training at the University of Rochester. Despite moving west, then east, I have maintained my core Midwestern values. I trained with George Engel (biopsychosocial model) for a couple of years, co-authored a couple books, and spent a decade practicing in a lovely, rural family practice in upstate New York. I spent another decade as faculty in the Family Medicine Residency before working at the University Health Service as – among other things – “the doctor’s doctor.”

I strive to be thoughtful, systemic, and bring a practical, individualized approach to each and every person.

When not working, I enjoy connecting with people, skiing (especially helicopter), hiking, biking, most everything outdoors, reading, writing, and just hanging out.

Ann Maloney, MD

I am a psychiatrist and have been affiliated with training programs for 18 years. I really enjoy helping trainees navigate along their path. My own path took some detours, changing careers from nursing to medicine in my 30s. Born in Wisconsin, somehow I ended up at the Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine and to my PGY1-6 years at UNC Chapel Hill. Yes, two fellowships. I certainly recognize that trainees have a really heavy cognitive load on the way to being an attending. I have compassion for the struggles and understand well the many cultures within cultures of medicine.

When not seeing patients, you may find me on the water rowing, raising my teenagers with my wife, and out getting fresh produce to feed our ‘non-stop eating’ pandemic pet rabbit, Dash.