Who we are
Dedicated professionals with a long tradition of excellence who bring unique perspectives and experience to the care we provide. Each provider at Healthy Perspectives and our colleagues provide a range of clinical services, consultations, and an array of therapeutic techniques that ensure the person’s needs drive the healing process. As clinicians, we aspire to combine evidence informed interventions delivered efficiently and tailored to the unique needs of each individual to ensure optimal outcomes that are cost effective. Among our assortment of services is the opportunity for qualified individuals to participate in clinical trials that bring cutting edge advantages to the clinical setting. We firmly believe that working in partnership with our patients empowers them to lead the way as their recovery process unfolds.
Hisham Hafez, M.D.
Hisham Hafez, M.D., is a Board Certified psychiatrist in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry with over 40 years of experience. The guiding principle of his work is patient-centered care, based on the belief that a therapeutic alliance is the key factor in a healing process. The unique relationship between a person and his/her caregivers is at the core of the tradition of medicine – indeed all the healing arts – and determines its therapeutic power. Scientific advances in the understanding of the nature, cause, and treatment of illness will yield its promise to relieve human suffering only if this core value is honored. At Healthy Perspectives, we do.
Dr. Hafez’s interests consist of severe and persistent mental illness that includes psychotic disorders, affective, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and memory and cognitive defects.
Nancy Gilbert, APRN
Nancy Gilbert is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health. She has been working in the field for the past 17 years. She has spent over 10 years of her career in both direct patient care as well as actively involved in the coordination and implementation of clinical research.
Nancy is currently a certified "Group Lifestyle Balance" (GLB) administrator and holds a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration. She is passionate about helping individuals meet their personal wellness goals through shared decision making and a choice of both traditional and alternative treatment options.
Laura Lombardi, LICSW
Laura is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Laura has completed training through Postpartum Support International to provide more comprehensive treatment for moms and families. She has experience working in the community mental health setting and also as a hospital social worker. Her areas of interest consist of women’s issues (including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders such as postpartum depression), anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, and PTSD. Laura’s approach is short-term, client centered, psychotherapy which utilizes techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and psychoeducation.
Meaghan James, BSN, RN, RM, RxYT
Meaghan is a Registered Nurse and graduate of Walden University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is certified in RxRelax Seated Therapeutic Yoga as well as Reiki – her real passion! Meaghan has been a Reiki master for the past three years. In her practice, she has treated a diverse population including health care employees, mothers in labor, individuals suffering from cancer, and people with chronic and acute pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Meaghan believes Reiki is an incredible tool to help aid the healing of not only the recipients but the practitioners as well. Beyond cleansing and replenishing a recipient’s energy, Meaghan believes that the power of simply being present with one another is incredibly therapeutic. She continues to embrace the light within herself to help others illuminate their own lives.
Iris Colebrooke, Practice Manager
Iris, a graduate of Katherine Gibbs School, has provided administrative support in the fields of military, law, real estate, engineering, cardiac critical care, and, since 1996, mental health with Hisham Hafez, M.D.. She brings coordination of care to our practice and is committed to working with our providers to fulfill the needs of our patients. In addition, Iris is a Notary Public/Justice of the Peace and is able to provide this service when needed.