Practice Director and Founder
Charles A. Granoff, LICSW, LMFT, Diplomat of Clinical Social Work
Frank C. Sacco, Jr., MA Clinical Psychology
Frank Sacco, Jr., Psy.D. is a graduate of William James College with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology where he specialized in developing a program for the assessment and group therapy for youth who have experienced problems with excessive gaming. Frank is an experienced community mental health worker with 7 years’ experience delivering home and community therapy and therapeutic mentoring. He has extensive experience reaching young people alienated from home, school, and community. He has published 2 papers in peer-reviewed journals and an invited chapter in a book on Psychodynamic Intervention on his work in Therapeutic Mentoring. Dr. Sacco also has 7 years’ experience in Global Mental Health working in Jamaica, Haiti, and China. He has a black belt in karate and developed a special ability to reach resistant youth. He has been referred to by his colleagues as a “teenage whisperer” able to penetrate oppositionalism with a positive and firm approach.
Natalie Lang, LICSW
Natalie Lang, LICSW has been a practicing social worker for the past 16 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been treating children, adolescents, adults and families throughout that time. Natalie has treated clients in outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers, home settings, as well as in therapeutic and public school settings. In seeing a significant rise in anxiety and stress-related concerns in these settings, Natalie has sought out training in yoga and mindfulness to complement her practice. She has found that mindfulness and yoga lend themselves beautifully to helping clients learn effective skills to not only reduce anxiety and stress but to increase their abilities to focus, remain centered and process emotional stimuli. Natalie’s style is to provide non-judgemental warmth, compassion, and support to help clients manage their emotions and seek positive outcomes. She also focuses on practical day to day strategies to increase self-efficacy and resilience. Natalie utilizes practices originating from CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) to inform her practice. She seeks to help her clients achieve not only a greater sense of calm but also compassion to ease anxiety and mood dysregulation and to increase optimism. Natalie also has experience working with clients who struggle with substance abuse.
Wayne Kessler, LICSW
Wayne is a certified career, life, ADHD and business coach who helps Executives, Career seekers or career-changers, and provides consultation to HR Directors on employee selection and retention using various personality assessments. Wayne coaches all levels of workers on leadership, personal and professional development, specializing in those with ADHD, Shy and Introverts who have challenges with public speaking, anxiety or self-confidence. Wayne’s transformative coaching experiences help people to address barriers to their success, build on their strengths, and learn new skills. Wayne’s passion has always been helping people live a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment and his concierge coaching work enables him to help people more intensively. Wayne has worked with people in crisis in mental health agencies for over 25 years and believes that new, more productive, and life-transforming habits and behaviors can be learned, which can help people reach their maximum potential in life. Since coaching does not put a label on people or provide a diagnosable illness code- Wayne’s services are not reimbursable by insurance companies.
In the past 15 years, David Balerna has worked with advocacy groups like the Jamaica Plain Community Center in Boston MA, where efforts were concentrated on keeping children and youth of Boston off the streets and in community center programming aimed at self-awareness and bettering their standing in their families and communities. David is currently working with The Granoff Group and has a focus on individual care, self-reliance, and growing as an individual, thus earning self-respect and personal responsibility. His responsibilities include working directly with clients in the areas of keeping on track, on time, and on point. He shares healing ideas and safe living skills with clients struggling to function independently. Through these and other strategies, David and The Granoff Group help bring folks back into the fold and inspire them, upward and onward, to achieving goals they may not have known they had.