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A Warm Welcome to New Members of our Clinical Team

August 3, 2016|Child & Adolescent

It’s been a tremendous year of growth at CPA. We are proud to introduce and welcome three new clinicians who have joined our practice this summer: Jefferson Crowe, Psy.D. is providing counseling and therapy for adults and couples in our Financial District office, Marielena Tecce, Psy.D. is providing counseling and therapy for adolescents and adults in Newton Corner, and Simreet Khaira, M.D. is providing psychiatry and medication management services for adults and adolescents in Back Bay.

Jefferson Crowe, Psy.D.

Dr. Crowe provides individual and couples therapy for late adolescents and adults. He practices from an interpersonal, relational perspective, and emphasizes the establishment of an authentic and trusting relationship with clients. Dr. Crowe believes that therapy experiences should be collaborative, dynamic, and unique. He works with clients to deepen their self-awareness and discover new ways of relating in order to develop more satisfying and meaningful connections with the important people in their lives.
Dr. Crowe has a range of interests and specialty areas including:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum & Developmental Disabilities
  • Men & Masculinity
  • Couples Counseling
  • Complex Relationship Histories
  • LGBTQ & Identity Development
  • Life Transitions

Dr. Crowe received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Northern Colorado’s Counseling Center, and most recently worked as the Director of Psychological Services at College Living Experience in Denver, CO.

Marielena Tecce, Psy.D.

Dr. Tecce is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment and psychological assessment of adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Tecce utilizes an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates relational, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Dr. Tecce tailors her approach to meet the individual needs of her clients to create a safe environment for them to explore and share. She is emotionally present and flexible while incorporating humor. She is accepting adolescent clients as well as adults.

Dr. Tecce’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Children and families in high conflict divorce
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Oppositional youth
  • Emerging adults and college students
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Academic and career concerns
  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Acculturation issues
  • First time therapy clients

Dr. Tecce received her doctoral degree from Antioch University New England and a master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) in Muncie, IN. The YOC is a multi-disciplinary residential treatment facility for children and adolescents (ages 7-18). There she conducted individual, group, and family therapy, and administered diagnostic and psychological evaluations to children and adolescents with severe psychopathology and complex trauma. Dr. Tecce also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at William James College’s Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law: Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES). At CAFES, Dr. Tecce took on a role as a guardian ad litem (GAL) and conducted court-ordered psychological and custody evaluations for families in high conflict divorce. She also provided parent mediation and co-led a court-ordered psychoeducational parent group for individuals in high conflict divorce. Dr. Tecce is also certified in Child and Family Forensics.

Simreet Khaira, M.D.

Dr. Khaira is a Boston child & adult psychiatrist who offers psychiatric diagnostic assessments, medication consultation, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy services. She is interested in psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches, and enjoys working with adults as well as children and families. She treats a wide array of mental health issues and diagnoses. Employing a warm and culturally sensitive approach, Dr. Khaira aims to align and work together in symptom alleviation, problem solving, and meaningful exploration.

Dr. Khaira believes in the power of psychoeducation, non-judgmental and reflective listening, the importance of a therapeutic alliance, and collaboration in treatment planning. She believes that mental health is an important public health issue and that good quality of life is imperative. Dr. Khaira finds working with and helping those who are suffering deeply rewarding.

After graduating high school in California, Dr. Khaira attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in India. She completed the roughly 6 year program and found her passion for psychiatry as she advanced in her training, ultimately finding outpatient work to be particularly of interest. Dr. Khaira completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency training at Tufts Medical Center and went on to complete a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center.

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