The Somers Trust Psychological Associates

Center for Comprehensive Psychological Services

Our Therapists


Harry J. Somers, Ed.D.        
     Harry Somers is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing since 1992. His specialties include providing cognitive/behavioral therapy for adolescents and adults who have problems with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress and relationships. He works with couples and families in areas of conflict resolution and behavioral problems. In addition he is frequently appointed by the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts as a Guardian Ad Litem to investigate contested child custody issues. Dr. Somers is an adjunct lecturer at Stonehill College where he teaches courses in Introductory Psychology and Psychological Testing.

Lonnie S. Stowe, Ed.D.         
     Lonnie Stowe is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in practice at Somers Psychological Associates since 1980.  She has a C.A.G.S. in Family Systems Therapy and her Doctorate in Psychology from Northeastern University.  She completed a Post-Graduate certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and is level II certified in EMDR.  She works with adults, adolescents, and children in individual and family counseling.  Her specialties include but are not limited to; women's issues, relational issues, trauma, eating disorders, and mood disorders.  In addition she works with the elderly and their families and with children needing special education services and their family.

Laura Craig-Bray, Ph.D.        
     Laura Craig-Bray is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She is a graduate of Clark University and has been licensed as a Psychologist since 1995. In addition, she is a certified School Psychologist with experience working in public school settings. An area of expertise involves working with parents of children with academic challenges, such as learning disabilities, PDD and ADHD, using a problem solving/skills building approach. She is especially interested in supporting individuals, couples and families as they negotiate the myriad transitions and challenges presented by modern life. These may include, but are not limited to, transition to college, a new career, parenthood, bereavement or divorce.

Sonia Dettmann, MSW, LICSW        
     Sonia Dettmann is a licensed clinical social worker.  She is a graduate from Boston University School of Social Work in 1993 having previously trained and worked as a family therapist.  With over 15 years experience in working with children, teens, adults, and families, she has worked in a variety of treatment settings.  These include inpatient hospital treatment, community mental health agencies, and in privates settings.  She's currently enrolled in an intensive training program to learn an innovative method of working with affective disorders, anxiety, eating disorders and trauma.  Works only on Saturdays.

James Conway, Psy.D     
   
     James Conway is a licensed psychologist specializing in integrative and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Conway works primarily with adolescents and adults in the areas involving childhood trauma, disorders of character, mood and anxiety disorders, and attachment-relationship issues. He has a certificate in forensic psychology and will often work with clients involved in the court system. His practice is not limited to these areas however, and he also has experience with phobias, and anger management.  In addition to these experienced areas Dr. Conway also teaches behavioral modification at Salem State University.

Heidi Kelleher, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner        
     Heidi Kelleher is a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2003 with a master’s degree in adult psychiatric/mental health nursing.  She provides medication management services to clients over the age of 18 dealing with mood disorders, attention difficulties and anxiety disorders.   Heidi believes in working as a team with a collaborating therapist to ensure the best treatment outcome.  

Elizabeth Dean-Diamond, Psy.D., LMHC         
     Elizabeth Dean-Diamond is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has 15+ years of experience counseling clients of all ages. She provides counseling to individuals, couples and families needing guidance and support to deal with life's overwhelming stressors. She specializes in helping children, adolescents and their parents with school/home challenges and common concerns such as: anxiety, depression/irritability/anger, behavior issues, ADHD, learning disabilities, and Asperger's. She enjoys working collaboratively with parents and schools.  She offers individualized treatment which may include Play Therapy for children, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance Based Behavioral Therapies.  She also works at a community counseling center and consults to nursing homes.

Heather Slack, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
      Heather Slack is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015 with a master's degree in psychiatric mental health nursing across the lifespan.  Her practice focuses on medication management services for clients over the age of 12 dealing with anxiety, behavioral issues, mood disorders and ADHA.  Heather aims to work with each member of a client's treatment team for optimal outcome.  

Lisa Dorval, MSW, LICSW
      
Lisa Dorval is a licensed independent clinical social worker in MA.  She is a graduate of Boston University School of Social Work.  Since 1989 Lisa has devoted her work to helping children, adolescents, adults and families develop positive self worth and create more fulfilling lives.  She has provided therapy in community health centers, residential therapeutic communities, and psychiatric partial hospitals.  For over 10 years, Lisa has taught parent education classes for divorcing parents and blended families.  She offers a variety of treatments including play therapy, family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), conflict resolution/mediation, mindfulness and meditation techniques.  Whether you or your child are seeking help with the challenges of daily life, adjusting to life changes or dealing with a loss, divorce, trauma, anxiety, or mood disorder, Lisa will work with you to develop strategies that provide healthy outcomes.  Lisa believes in collaboration with providers to support the continuity of care for you and your child.
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