South Shore Behavioral Health Clinic

Norwell & Lakeville a CARF Accedited Facility

About Us​

Our company is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Jennifer Gearhart LICSW served as the Director of outpatient mental health and substance use disorders at South Bay mental health center from 1990-2013. During her tenure there Ms Gearhart opened 15 mental health clinics across the state of MA and grew the company from 10 employees to over 1000 employees. Ms. Gearhart also sat on multiple state task forces and developed best practice modules for treating hospital discharge clients when they are released from an inpatient facility that were recognized across the state

Most recently Ms. Gearhart served as Vice President of Community Based Behavioral Health at High Point Treatment Center

While in this role she was instrumental in adding outpatient home based and CBHI programs to the company

Me Gearhart also had oversight of the community support program at high Point and successfully turned the program around from loss to one of surplus

She also played an instrumental role in high points obtaining the behavioral health community partner initiative

Ms Gearhart’s clinical expertise are I. Trauma informed care

She has her national certification in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy

Kenneth MJ Rood, LMHC is trained in Counseling of Neurological Disorders, Brain injury, Depression, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Problems, Family and Individual counseling, Grief, Neurological Emergencies, Sleep Disorders, Parkinsons, Trauma, and several other areas.

Educated at Massachusetts Maritime Academy for Medical Technology, Curry College for Criminology and Psychology, Boston University School of Medicine for Behavioral Medicine & Counseling, Umass Boston for Science, Harvard University for Pre-Med Science, and Currently a Doctoral Candidate at Boston University School of Medicine in the Behavioral Neuroscience and Nueropsychology Program. Also Trained at Mass Mental Hospital in Boston , Umass Medical Center in Worcester, Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Forensic Psychology at the Dr Solomon Carter Fuller in Boston .

Alfredo Chan, MD Psychiatrist Director of Medication addiction management, and is board-certified in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry with over 20 years of experience in treating patients who suffer from anxiety, depression and addiction. I have worked at the Brockton VA Medical Center, High Point Treatment Center, Pembroke Hospital and Arbour-Fuller Hospital.

He graduated from the West Visayas State University, School of Medicine in the Philippines and completed my Psychiatric Residency training at the Brockton-West Roxbury Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Program.

His expertise is in the fields of Addictive Disorders, Anxiety/Mood Disorders and Dual- Diagnosis.

Deborah Peckham, MSW LICSW

Clinic Director, Director of Adoption counseling and related issues.

Staff;

Carrie Prendergast, LICSW (Norwell, School Based)

Patricia Keissling, LICSW (Norwell)

Dr. Cary Gearhart, PhD (Psychologist) (Norwell, Lakeville)

Dr Mary Barkalow MD, Psychiatrist

Nicole Ormerod, LCSW

Jasmin Peralta MA Counselor



We currently accept: Blue Cross, Cigna, Aetna, Beacon, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health Forward, BMC, Celtic Care, Cenpatico, Fallon Community Health, United Behavioral Health, Harvard Pilgrim Health, Tufts, Teamsters, EAP, Wellness Corp, ComPsych, Value Options, Magellan, Minute Man, MBHP, Mass Health, Cash, Check, Charge, and more insurances will be coming.

Location:

200 Cordwainer Drive, Suite 200

Norwell, MA. 02061

Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 9AM - 7PM

Fri: 9AM - 6 PM

Sat: 10AM - 2PM

Sun: optional