Claire Shindler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
Lesbian
(978) 849-3332
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
Some concerns that bring people to me are their experience of loneliness, depression, and anxiety; feelings of worry, emptiness, and sadness; a search for connection and meaning in relationships and work; life transitions; perfectionism; self-doubt; relationship difficulties; divorce; searching for life direction and a sense of purpose; loss and grief; and exploration of identity. I work with people through collaborative, interactive conversation to help them gain insight, to develop strategies to approach their life challenges, and to feel known and understood. People describe me as empathic, genuine, and with a sense of humor.
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Elizabeth Berk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." We can work together to help you to reach your goals and live life more fulfilled. I will help you build a 'tool kit' of coping strategies that you can draw from. I have worked with individuals and couples for 20 years. I take an active approach to help my clients find solutions and reach their goals. I use many different types of therapy depending upon the issue. Together we can set goals and track progess to make sure you are satisfied.
Lesbian
(978) 481-3780
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." We can work together to help you to reach your goals and live life more fulfilled. I will help you build a 'tool kit' of coping strategies that you can draw from. I have worked with individuals and couples for 20 years. I take an active approach to help my clients find solutions and reach their goals. I use many different types of therapy depending upon the issue. Together we can set goals and track progess to make sure you are satisfied.
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Janice Berman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
When searching for a therapist, either for yourself or for your child, the process can be confusing and frustrating. Finding the right person may be challenging, but it will be worth the effort to find someone you are comfortable with. Ideally therapy will allow you to tell your story and get to the heart of the problems you have been facing. You will be able to build on the knowledge and strengths you already have and ultimately gain the perspective to move through your challenges.
Lesbian
(978) 574-3171
Verified

Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
When searching for a therapist, either for yourself or for your child, the process can be confusing and frustrating. Finding the right person may be challenging, but it will be worth the effort to find someone you are comfortable with. Ideally therapy will allow you to tell your story and get to the heart of the problems you have been facing. You will be able to build on the knowledge and strengths you already have and ultimately gain the perspective to move through your challenges.
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Sacks and Associates Counseling Center
Counselor, MEd, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.
Lesbian
(978) 309-6205
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.
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Mary Calabrese
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
Lesbian
(617) 500-0748
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
Provide warm problem solving therapy that includes self-awareness and identifying the blocks you put in your own way. Children, adolescents, adults and couples welcome. In addition, I am trained as a neuropsychologist and perform evaluations for learning and cognitive issues.
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Kerrin Morley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
One of the greatest issues that people face in their lifetime is how to cope with death and loss due to divorce, chronic health issues, and any major life transitions. Unfortunately, all too often people just try to move on, doing their individual best to "be strong" and keep going as they did before. Your feelings of grief and loss can be more than you can bear. I offer a supportive and nurturing environment so you can understand those feelings, allow them to be expressed in a safe manner, and help you adapt to the realities of your changed life.
Lesbian
(617) 655-8483
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
One of the greatest issues that people face in their lifetime is how to cope with death and loss due to divorce, chronic health issues, and any major life transitions. Unfortunately, all too often people just try to move on, doing their individual best to "be strong" and keep going as they did before. Your feelings of grief and loss can be more than you can bear. I offer a supportive and nurturing environment so you can understand those feelings, allow them to be expressed in a safe manner, and help you adapt to the realities of your changed life.
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Shane Nardi-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I believe that there is no "single" treatment that works best for everyone. I have found that the most effective therapy is when it is tailored to the unique needs of each client. We will spend time becoming acquainted with one another and arriving at a shared understanding of your treatment goals. My practice focuses on creating space in which transformation is possible and old patterns can shift into something that allows for growth and possibility. We will work on the issues that you bring to the table, and together, we will carve out a road map that will help lead you to a more authentic self.
Lesbian
(857) 403-9382
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I believe that there is no "single" treatment that works best for everyone. I have found that the most effective therapy is when it is tailored to the unique needs of each client. We will spend time becoming acquainted with one another and arriving at a shared understanding of your treatment goals. My practice focuses on creating space in which transformation is possible and old patterns can shift into something that allows for growth and possibility. We will work on the issues that you bring to the table, and together, we will carve out a road map that will help lead you to a more authentic self.
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Heather Leonardo
Counselor, LMHC, #6704 Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
*Please note that I am not currently taking new clients.* It is never too early or late in life to seek growth and find healthier ways to manage life's struggles. Whether you are experiencing a life transition or would like support for a long-standing concern, I will partner with you in working towards your goals, and developing new ways of thinking and living with emotions. I see adolescents and adults with a wide-range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, perinatal mental health, and major life transitions. My particular specializations are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
Lesbian
(978) 849-3081
Verified
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
*Please note that I am not currently taking new clients.* It is never too early or late in life to seek growth and find healthier ways to manage life's struggles. Whether you are experiencing a life transition or would like support for a long-standing concern, I will partner with you in working towards your goals, and developing new ways of thinking and living with emotions. I see adolescents and adults with a wide-range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, perinatal mental health, and major life transitions. My particular specializations are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, trauma, and mood disorders.
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Ruby Stardrum
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Therapy is a collaborative process in which people can make meaning of their current life situations, develop insight about the impact of past experiences, and gain clarity about intentions and goals. I bring humor, compassion, genuine curiosity, and a sense of shared humanity to help people feel more connected to themselves and to others. My areas of speciality include emerging adulthood and college students, LGBTQ identities, life transitions, anxiety and mood issues, and relationship concerns.
Lesbian
(617) 616-8335
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
Therapy is a collaborative process in which people can make meaning of their current life situations, develop insight about the impact of past experiences, and gain clarity about intentions and goals. I bring humor, compassion, genuine curiosity, and a sense of shared humanity to help people feel more connected to themselves and to others. My areas of speciality include emerging adulthood and college students, LGBTQ identities, life transitions, anxiety and mood issues, and relationship concerns.
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Melinda Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
Lesbian
(978) 412-4573
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
I provide Educational Counseling and Psychotherapy for people who experience the world in a unique way and those who love them. I specialize in working with gifted people including the divergent thinkers, creative thinkers, highly gifted, profoundly gifted, twice exceptional and prodigies. I work with adults and children, families and schools. I consult to schools, colleges and homeschoolers to create educational plans that address the needs of asynchronous learners and address the normal, healthy psychological development of those people who are many ages at one time.
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Bronwen Wirta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
SORRY ! I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME! It is crucial to try to create a safe place for clients to heal. Within that sacred place, clients can discover their authentic selves. I meet clients where they are in life and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to help shift old patterns that are ready to be let go of. I utilize psychodynamic techniques as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients develop awareness and self-compassion. I also draw on body oriented techniques and expressive art therapy modalities which can effectively move energy that is stuck. I have trained in IFS as well.
Lesbian
(978) 785-8169
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
SORRY ! I AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME! It is crucial to try to create a safe place for clients to heal. Within that sacred place, clients can discover their authentic selves. I meet clients where they are in life and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to help shift old patterns that are ready to be let go of. I utilize psychodynamic techniques as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients develop awareness and self-compassion. I also draw on body oriented techniques and expressive art therapy modalities which can effectively move energy that is stuck. I have trained in IFS as well.
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Julie Williams
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
~ NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful individuals and families, and for them to trust me with the sensitive details of their lives!  My practice is designed to provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to safely explore unhelpful thoughts, feelings & behaviors which are getting in your way, and more importantly, focusing on strengths and positive traits which are the foundation for change.
Lesbian
(978) 631-2637
Verified
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
~ NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ~ I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful individuals and families, and for them to trust me with the sensitive details of their lives!  My practice is designed to provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to safely explore unhelpful thoughts, feelings & behaviors which are getting in your way, and more importantly, focusing on strengths and positive traits which are the foundation for change.
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Jeri Ryan PhD, LMHC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges that bring you to therapy. I can help you understand the forces driving unhealthy behavior and develop healthier options. I can help when: *You have suffered trauma and can't move forward *You feel depressed, anxious, fearful, hopeless or are struggling with losses *You struggle communicating with people close to you, or colleagues. * You are unhappy and can't pinpoint why * You want relational closeness and an end to conflict.
Lesbian
(978) 705-6066
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01718
Lesbian
I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges that bring you to therapy. I can help you understand the forces driving unhealthy behavior and develop healthier options. I can help when: *You have suffered trauma and can't move forward *You feel depressed, anxious, fearful, hopeless or are struggling with losses *You struggle communicating with people close to you, or colleagues. * You are unhappy and can't pinpoint why * You want relational closeness and an end to conflict.
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Kate Imhoff
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
Lesbian
(978) 965-4836
Verified
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
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Molly Korotkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I have extensive experience working with children and young adolescents that are struggling to maintain emotional control while managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and difficult peer or family dynamics and relationships. I have worked in outpatient, acute, residential, school, and community-based settings with children and adolescents for the past 10 years.
Lesbian
(978) 291-7540
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
I have extensive experience working with children and young adolescents that are struggling to maintain emotional control while managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and difficult peer or family dynamics and relationships. I have worked in outpatient, acute, residential, school, and community-based settings with children and adolescents for the past 10 years.
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Joshua Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ARTH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Welcome to my practice. I've been helping people who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges for 15 years. These include anxiety, video/phone/technology addictions, relationship issues, and grief work to name a few. In addition, I successfully treat conditions such as depression, couples issues, Eating disorders, Weight control/body image, and folks on the spectrum. I also help children, high schoolers, home schoolers, and young adults to address various academic and behavioral issues. With therapeutic guidance, every person can advance towards their goals. It is my intention to help you live the life you want to live. joshmillertherapy.com
Lesbian
(978) 331-0993
Verified

Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
Welcome to my practice. I've been helping people who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges for 15 years. These include anxiety, video/phone/technology addictions, relationship issues, and grief work to name a few. In addition, I successfully treat conditions such as depression, couples issues, Eating disorders, Weight control/body image, and folks on the spectrum. I also help children, high schoolers, home schoolers, and young adults to address various academic and behavioral issues. With therapeutic guidance, every person can advance towards their goals. It is my intention to help you live the life you want to live. joshmillertherapy.com
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Solomon Katz
Psychologist, MTS, EdD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
In reality, every therapy relationship is different. Some people just want to be heard, a place to unload from their dealings with life. Others want more active guidance to grow to the next level or to reduce suffering. I am pragmatic and try to meet each person's specific needs. That may mean simply creating a time and place to decompress; working on practical solutions to life problems; or looking within at the imbalances - anxiety, depression, addiction - that create unhappiness. I am expert in meditation and related spiritual practices that heal inner conflict and restore peace.
Lesbian
(978) 345-7705
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
In reality, every therapy relationship is different. Some people just want to be heard, a place to unload from their dealings with life. Others want more active guidance to grow to the next level or to reduce suffering. I am pragmatic and try to meet each person's specific needs. That may mean simply creating a time and place to decompress; working on practical solutions to life problems; or looking within at the imbalances - anxiety, depression, addiction - that create unhappiness. I am expert in meditation and related spiritual practices that heal inner conflict and restore peace.
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Amy L Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
I strive to help people find a more comfortable and richer relationship with themselves and the world around them. Drawing upon many years of clinical experience and my own personal journey, I assist clients to address their relationship difficulties, internal critics and stuck patterns of behavior with curiosity and compassion. Clients discover the energy within themselves to approach the world with less fear and more playfulness. My priority is always to create a safe, supportive environment. I enjoy getting to know my clients and am very grateful that I get to do the work I do.
Lesbian
(978) 401-4914
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
I strive to help people find a more comfortable and richer relationship with themselves and the world around them. Drawing upon many years of clinical experience and my own personal journey, I assist clients to address their relationship difficulties, internal critics and stuck patterns of behavior with curiosity and compassion. Clients discover the energy within themselves to approach the world with less fear and more playfulness. My priority is always to create a safe, supportive environment. I enjoy getting to know my clients and am very grateful that I get to do the work I do.
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John O. Tovrov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LICSW, MBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Counseling and therapy describe a relationship between two people for the sole purpose of helping one. My work centers on helping people become more effective in their lives and their multiple roles. Breakthroughs and revelations do happen, but they are far less common than most people think. The majority of therapy is, simply, hard work. Doing the work with someone you are comfortable with, whose only focus is on helping you, makes therapy a collaboration that most people find very helpful, often in unexpected ways.
Lesbian
(508) 283-7167
Verified
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Office is near:
Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
Counseling and therapy describe a relationship between two people for the sole purpose of helping one. My work centers on helping people become more effective in their lives and their multiple roles. Breakthroughs and revelations do happen, but they are far less common than most people think. The majority of therapy is, simply, hard work. Doing the work with someone you are comfortable with, whose only focus is on helping you, makes therapy a collaboration that most people find very helpful, often in unexpected ways.
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Janet L Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LADC-I Verified
Verified
Acton, MA 01720
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use disorders for twenty+ years. I am especially concerned for, not only the person who uses, but the people who have been affected by a loved one's behaviors, be it substance use or something else. Often dealing with a loved one's issues can cause significant impairment in your own life and mental health. Self-care is essential if you are going to live a sane and happy life. To help someone else, it is of upmost importance to have support and help for yourself.
Lesbian
(978) 849-3342
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Acton, MA 01720
Lesbian
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use disorders for twenty+ years. I am especially concerned for, not only the person who uses, but the people who have been affected by a loved one's behaviors, be it substance use or something else. Often dealing with a loved one's issues can cause significant impairment in your own life and mental health. Self-care is essential if you are going to live a sane and happy life. To help someone else, it is of upmost importance to have support and help for yourself.

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Acton. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Acton lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Acton or for an Acton lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Acton, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Acton are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Acton. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Acton

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Acton you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Acton and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Acton or family therapy in Acton.