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Feelings associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, & life transitions are a part of the human experience. I strive to help guide one through managing these feelings by turning down the volume of emotions that can impede on everyday experiences so that one can live a fuller life.

About Nancy Villa

During these unprecedented times of COVID-19 I am scheduling telehealth sessions only until further notice.

My approach to therapy is rooted in bringing awareness to the connections between mind, body, and spirit using a number of different techniques tailored to the individual. My Latino cultural background has shaped the lens in which I practice. My goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves at all levels. I strive to help individuals learn practical skills to incorporate into their everyday lives to allow for an increase of awareness of their internal world. I integrate a combination of therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT). I welcome clients with diverse identities with respect to culture, sexual orientation, sex, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration status.
I seek to understand your experiences, values and challenges as you are the expert of your own life.  


Chabreah Alston is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Drama Therapist. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Drama Therapy from Lesley University. Chabreah uses a Trauma-Informed approach to treat individuals and has experience in Expressive Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Substance Use Prevention and Treatment, Sober Living and working with Court-Involved youth and families.  She believes in utilizing her own creativity and enhancing others’ creativity in the therapeutic process; as well as ensuring that individuals/couples/families feel safe, seen and heard throughout the therapeutic process. She is passionate about improving accessibility to quality mental health care. Chabreah enjoys reading, all forms of art.

About Chabreah Alston

If a person’s life could be cataloged into a library of experiences, then therapy could be a dedicated safe lab for crafting its shelf contents. I like to imagine therapy as providing a sort of exploratory space where individuals can go to investigate and learn about themselves. Central to my approach is a focus on body-based awareness and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Understanding each person holistically allows me to work pragmatically from their frame of mind. I offer guidance and support that help individuals actualize aspects about themselves, identify patterns of behavior, and build self-assurance when faced with challenges.I have helped teens, adults, and families in numerous diverse circumstances (LGBTQIA+, socio-cultural-economically diverse families, court involved youths, state involved families, youths in the foster care system, domestic violence, sexual violence, adults in assisted living) develop a variety of skills to better manage their mental wellness, such as effective communication, emotional intelligence, and prosocial behaviors.As an Asian-American immigrant, with 8 years of counseling experience, I understand the weight and privilege of hearing a person’s story; the joyous and grief-stricken, the vulnerable and courageous. I hope I’ll have an opportunity to hear your story.

About Ruoxi Zhang

Insurance & Fees

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health
  • United Healthcare
  •    Blue Cross Blue Shield
  •    Tufts
  •    Aetna

Alma Mente Therapy, LLC also provides out of network services. Out of network services are charged $125 per session.

Cancellation policy

Each clinician reserves a block of time for treatment. You can cancel or reschedule an appointment with 24 hours notice. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, or fail to show up, you will be charged $99 late cancel/no show fee; missed appointments cannot be billed to insurance.


Phone: 617.769.2283

Email: [email protected]

12 Inman Street,Cambridge, MA 02138

"Most human suffering is related to love & loss and the job of a therapist is to help people acknowledge, experience and bear the reality of life with all its pleasures, beauty and heartbreak."

~Bessel Van Der Kolk