Behavioral Health

Tracey Terrazzano, LICSW

Therasa (Tracey) Terrazzano is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who joined Needham Pediatrics in June 2014. Tracey's role is to provide assessment and counseling services for Needham Pediatrics patients who are experiencing behavioral health problems such as anxiety, depression, temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, or disordered eating. For patients who require short-term or less intensive therapy, Tracey may be able to serve all of the patients' needs herself. If a patient will require more intensive, longer-term, or specialized therapy, Tracey will help arrange transition to the appropriate mental health professionals in the community.

If you wish to have a visit with Tracey, you may simply call our office to make arrangements.

Tracey received her undergraduate degree at Illinois State University and pursued her Masters in Social Work at Southern Illinois University. Tracey has worked extensively in the Boston area in an outreach capacity to school systems, as a clinical supervisor to other therapists and interns, and as a therapist herself. Prior to joining Needham Pediatrics, Tracey had a private practice on the North Shore and worked as a clinician with the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.

Tracey resides in the MetroWest area with her husband and two children.

Diane Schwerdt, LICSW

Diane is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who joined Needham Pediatrics in 2018. Diane’s role includes helping our families with behavioral health referrals, ensuring that their specific needs will be met. She supports families while they navigate the process of connecting to additional providers and resources. She also provides assessment and parent consultation for those who have behavioral health concerns for their children. When behavioral health needs arise, Diane can assist with triaging and facilitating communication between a patient’s pediatrician or school.

Diane has prior experience supporting postpartum women, providing outpatient therapy for adults in a primary care setting, and working with children in the public school system. Diane has always found value working within the primary care setting where behavioral health is integrated into the delivery of medical care.

Diane received her BA in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.

Diane lives in the Needham area with her husband and two children.