Our Psychological Counseling Staff //

John D. Eckelman, PhD. 

Marriage counseling and family therapy, Addiction and recovery, Anxiety and depression, Autism spectrum disorders


I employ a collaborative, problem-solving approach in working with clients on their concerns.  Therapy may utilize relationship coaching and cognitive behavior therapy to effect change, along with mindfulness practices to manage and accept losses.   I have a BA degree from Trinity College, and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Manitoba, with specialized certification in the treatment of addictions.   I am married with three children and enjoy hiking, tennis and woodworking.





John D. Eckelman, Ph. D.

Michael A. Ruben, LICSW, BCD

Mood and anxiety disorders, CBT, Marriage Counseling, Hypnosis, Addictions and recovery


I utilize humor with practical applications to assist individuals who are stuck in their lives.   With couples, I help them restore their connection, create greater intimacy and deal with trust and conflict issues that may be interfering in their relationship. I have a BA in psychology from Oberlin College, and an MSW from Columbia University. Formerly, I was on the faculty  at Wheelock College Center for Family Studies.  I am happily married with four children, enjoy running, cooking and baking, yoga, music and learning  the saxophone.

John J. Sheff, PsyD.

Mood disorders, anxiety disorders,marital therapy,ADHD


I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and have over 30 years experience with prior internships at Franciscan Children's Hospital and McLean Hospital.  I am interested in the integration of behavioral health and primary care through my work with Harbor Medical Associates. I treat adults and adolescents and senior citizens.   I also provide consultation to physicians to optimize outcomes for shared patients.  My orientation is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness and solution focused therapy.



Michael A. Jablon, Ed.D.

Anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults


I am a graduate of Boston University and past instructor in psychology at the Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital.  I have more than 25 years of clinical experience, specializing in anxiety disorders with children and adolescent clients. I believe it is important to work collaboratively with parents and their children to design solutions to change problematic behavior and emotional issues.  In addition, I provide individual therapy to adult clients presenting with a variety of issues.


Lance McElaney, LICSW

CBT, Individual and Marriage Counseling, ADHD, Addiction and recovery


I am a clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience helping clients deal with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, addiction, separation and divorce.   I utilize a short-term therapy approach as much as possible.   My approach is cognitive solution based, using both theory and realistic problem solving.   I have an MSW from Boston College with advanced training in couples counseling, substance and abuse and attention deficit disorder. I am a sports enthusiast,  enjoying coaching, basketball and golfing.

Sharon Ross, LICSW

Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Addictions, Marriage Counseling


I have practiced for the past 30 years believing that if people are willing to do the work, they can definitely improve their lives by setting and accomplishing positive goals.   I sincerely enjoy participating in that process.

Mary Engels, LICSW

Children and Familes, Women's Issues, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD,

Autism, Disabilities, Parenting, Grief and Loss.


My approach to therapy is developmental and relational, using techniques such as CBT, mindfulness, social and emotional skills training and stress management strategies.  Much of my career has been devoted to working with children and their parents with special needs.   I also have worked with adults around grief, depression, anxiety and women's issues.   I truly enjoy supporting families so that they can grow and thrive.   I love spending time with family, reading, walking, stargazing and bird watching.