Practice Director and Founder
Charles A. Granoff, LICSW, LMFT, Diplomat of Clinical Social Work
Frank C. Sacco, Jr., MA Clinical Psychology
Frank is an experienced therapeutic mentor currently finishing his doctoral studies at William James College in Newton, MA. Frank has worked at Community Services Institute for the past five years as a therapeutic mentor working closely with therapists and case managers to help families cope with disruptive children. Frank has published two articles on therapeutic mentoring and has an article on the use of therapeutic mentoring and altruism in press. Frank has demonstrated the ability to move around with troubled individuals in a way that uses intensive individual attention during three-hour activities designed to build inner self-control, discover positive interests, and explore future directions.
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 provides transformative coaching experiences with those who are ready 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.
John Halpern, M.D.
John H. Halpern, M.D. Dr. Halpern is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology with expertise in therapy and also dual diagnosis issues (those with problems of substance abuse as well as mental health). After completing the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, he developed a 19-year-long research and clinical career at McLean Hospital, where he was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of his own laboratory, and served as Director of Division Coverage for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. He has and continues to run dual diagnosis programs including inpatient detoxification, outpatient residential, step-down sober living, outpatient clinical services including for suboxone maintenance, and a private practice that includes psychotherapy woven through expert psychopharmacologic services. He is internationally recognized as an expert on the effects of hallucinogen abuse, having authored or co-authored chapters on the topic in most medical reference texts devoted to addiction medicine and/or psychiatry and multiple peer-reviewed papers, as well. He has received multiple grants in support of that research, including from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse.