LGBTQ+ Therapists in Back Bay, Boston, MA

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Dave Shannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My clinical areas of expertise include working with people who feel anxious and/or depressed; male and female survivors of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse; GLBT people facing a host of life issues; and gay men who engage in compulsive sexual behavior.
Entering therapy is a bold, brave step. Most people who have been struggling have tried everything they know to feel better. Asking for support from a therapist marks a turning point. I offer clients my clinical judgment and attention that is rooted in a blend of Psychodynamic, Relational-Cultural and Mindfulness theories as well as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I integrate these concepts into our work in clear, understandable and practical ways. My clients tell me that they appreciate my real and authentic presence; my gentle, direct and honest feedback; and my engaging and interactive way of talking with them.
(617) 388-3256
Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Bill Gately
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Often, feeling better requires CHANGE. It’s not easy but your happiness is worth it and so are you. It has to be at your pace,. That's where I can help. I am easy to talk to, with lots of personal experience that enhances my ability to relate. I offer individual, couples, & group counseling. Many clients like the idea of being part of a support group. Shared experiences of group members help foster an atmosphere of empathy, belonging and understanding. The following are some of our GROUPS: 1) STRAIGHT spouse of GAY /Bi partner, 2) GRIEF, 3) MEN’S issues, 4) GAY /Bi issues, 5) Sex Abuse, 6) PARENTS of LGBTQ kids, 7) PORN/SEX addiction.
(508) 436-2050
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Daniel Moore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Having practiced in public schools, inpatient clinical settings, and outpatient mental health clinics, I have experience working with children, families, and young adults struggling with behavioral challenges, anxiety, and depression. I also work at a transgender health clinic providing support to local trans and gender diverse community members of all ages.
(978) 480-6265
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Boston, MA 02199
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Thom Delahunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working within my own LGBTQIA + community.
Now Accepting New Clients We are all going through a challenging time and with it comes increased depression, anxiety, isolation, panic, fear and increased trauma symptoms. I'll work with you to understand & manage these intense emotions. To help you become more aware of your thought patterns & learn more effective ways of coping to improve your life. You are the expert on your life & have the answers within you, my competency is helping you to see & use these skills.
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Adam Glick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have particular interest in working with the LGBTQQIA++ community and specifically have 25 years of experience working with transgender , NB and other clients who are exploring issues related to gender identity.
I work with a wide range of presenting issues and my style is interactive, authentic and strength-based. I strive to help my clients feel better about themselves, to live authentically and to understand the factors and issues that may prevent them from feeling able to live their lives to their full potential. I value the power of deep listening, empathy and validation of experience while also providing a sense of hope and the courage and skills to achieve positive change.
(617) 237-6727
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Mema Mansouri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
She has experience working with individuals navigating ADHD, trauma, body dysmorphia, gender identity, and LGBTQ concerns.
Do you find yourself struggling to succeed in college, graduate school, or your career? Is it difficult to relate with others? Does your child seem to have difficulty learning in school? Is your child having trouble making friends due to worries or poor self-esteem? My goal is to offer a safe space where you feel understood and respected. Together, we will create a treatment plan to help you develop coping skills, build insight, and reach your personal goals.
(857) 371-5920
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Emily K. Eldar
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I offer relationship and sex therapy, as well as LGBTQIA +, non-monogamy, and kink allied teletherapy for individuals and couples.
Life presents to us a consistent ebb and flow of challenges. As we navigate these, we are guided by our sense of identity, our past experiences, and the patterns we have learned. Often, however, these solutions do not serve us in the present and take the form of habits of mind and action which hold us back, shape our relationships, and create the illusion of false limitations; but there is hope. We are able to shape our lives through changing our patterns, the way we think and communicate, and the actions we learn to take. Through self understanding we may update our narrative and with it transform our realities.
(617) 936-8285
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Rachel Oppenheimer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise working with Queer and international communities, young professionals, and women’s issues.
Taking the first few steps toward working on your mental health is a sign of significant strength and resilience. Finding a therapist can definitely feel overwhelming, but taking the time to find the right fit and ensuring you feel a connection is worth the effort, and is actually a therapeutic element of engaging in therapy. I look forward to supporting you through this journey and investment in your mental well-being.
(617) 539-7139
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Kate Chaikovsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide psychotherapy primarily to adolescents and young adults, and have a keen clinical interest in working with couples, families or LGBTQIA + community members.
***NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Understanding your relationship with yourself and others is a quintessential part of the human experience. Yet, sometimes we become stuck in old patterns or negative cycles that do not allow our relationships to reach their full potential. My goal is to partner with you to explore what may be holding you back on a personal or interpersonal level, and to provide you with concrete tools such as communication and mindfulness strategies to aid in your growth. I believe that through this work, we can become more in tune with ourselves and others, and live happier and healthier lives.
(617) 397-4425
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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Maya Hanelin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I also have extensive experience working with and for the LGBTQ + community.
Helping people live a life of authenticity and ease is at the heart of my work. We all need a safe and supportive place to feel heard, move through challenges and develop insight. I meet my clients where they are and encourage them toward their goals with compassion, hope, and kindness. On this therapeutic journey we learn to identify and embrace strengths, integrate new skills and self-understanding, and come into a deeper knowing of ourselves.
(617) 701-7527
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Mayte Forte
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Forte (she/her) works with young adults and adults. Her areas of interest include: Anxiety, depression, working with individuals along the LGBTQIA + spectrum, including transgender and gender-expansive identities, difficult life transitions, acculturation/adjustment to immigration, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma. She is a warm, affirming therapist who brings authenticity to the therapeutic relationship and whose work emphasizes acceptance and exposure-based treatments, integrating ACT, interpersonal psychotherapy, CBT, and prolonged exposure therapy.
(781) 630-4481
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Han Bertrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with students, professionals, racial minorities, LGBTQ + identified, and neurodivergent individuals.
Living a full and joyful life requires a strong sense of self that can embrace the whole spectrum of emotions without falling apart. I help people live resilient and satisfying life by helping them talk about and work through whatever is getting in the way of fulfillment and connection. I strive to create a non-judgmental relationship where every person feels welcome and accepted.
(508) 444-0125
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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Will Dempsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
However, a lot of these theories were not built for BIPOC or queer folx, so I will bend and twist them into something that works - like Yvie Oddly.
Have you ever wanted a drag queen as a therapist? Well you've come to the right place. In my spare time from working at as a therapist, I'm a drag queen, so I'm not afraid to call you out. Don't worry I won't read you, though a client has said I snatched their wig once. I want sessions to be fun, while also helpful. Once we have a relationship built, I will happily call out patterns that I see haven't been working. Our community faces barriers that our cis het counterparts don't - systemic barriers, dysphoria, feeling outcast (even in our own community). We will work to have the emotional impact these have on us sashay away.
(857) 877-3999
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Boston, MA 02199
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Jenny O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. O’Brien (she/her) works with adults and specializes in treating a range of issues, including anxiety disorders, trauma, general stress management, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, assertiveness, and identity development. She has a specific interest in working with individuals who identify along the LGBTQIA + spectrum and particularly with transgender and non-binary individuals who might be at different stages of transition/coming out.
(617) 766-0279
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Roger Chabot Licsw Lcsw-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, NewYork, MASS
Verified
Verified
I have worked in a variety settings serving a diverse population of clients. Among these are, young adults , chronic illness patients , Veterans and the LGBTQ community. Life is often filled with challenges , transitions and change. Psychotherapy can help weather these storms in a way that is healthy and promotes individual growth. In my work, I assist clients in their personal quests for greater self acceptance and understanding . At times, this work can focus on changes in thought patterns and behaviors as well improving coping skills. When trauma and loss are creating obstacles to living a fulfilling life, I provide a trauma -informed and compassionate approach to care.
(413) 728-5077
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Dr. Christina Mondi-Rago
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in working with LGBTQ + youth.
If your child or teen is struggling with low mood, anxiety, or adjusting to difficult circumstances, you're looking for a caring, skilled clinician who can help. As a licensed psychologist, I will listen to your family's story for strengths, challenges, and themes in order to develop a thoughtful, individualized treatment plan. I have found that building strong, trusting relationships with both patients and their caregivers is essential to successful outcomes in therapy. I will work one-on-one with your child, and collaborate with you to translate what we are doing in therapy into home, school, and beyond.
(508) 690-5858
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Boston, MA 02116
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Steven L. Procopio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
This includes sexual victimization, depression, anxiety, substance issues, domestic violence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, GLBT people facing life issues, and gay / bisexual men.
The decision to engage in therapy is the first step in making a commitment to yourself towards healing. Congratulations. My work offers clients the opportunity to discuss life issues that are challenging to them and working towards a solution based focus of resolution that will bring them to inner peace and strength. This process is interactive and collaborative.
(617) 855-1297
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Eliana Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Anxious or low? Hoping to talk through and better understand patterns you notice? I am here and trained to help. We will work collaboratively to build skills to best meet your needs, hopes, and goals while exploring and building insight to better understand yourself. Together we will work to best support you as you navigate different life phases, relationships, and environments. I specialize in working with young adults traversing school, work, and life challenges. I have extensive training and experience working with the LGBTQIA + community. I have an individualized and strengths-based framework.
(857) 380-0530 x7
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Ryan Mason Hatlelid
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and passionate about social justice.
Whether managing short-term or long-term stress, I value making a space for clients to take a moment to stop, step back from what they're doing and take a look from the outside. In a comfortable space with a supportive therapeutic relationship, clients can best understand themselves and disentangle the challenges of daily life. With that understanding, I believe in helping clients identify what defines them as an individual, and how to best fulfill the things in life that are important to them. I also value awareness of identities relating to culture, ethnicity, gender and sex, and how they affect clients' values and goals.
(857) 524-2988
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Leah Driscoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in the impact of bias and discrimination on mental health and specialize in working with LGBTQIA + populations and college students, particularly students of color and international students.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques and motivational interviewing. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, respectful, and adaptable. I always strive to create a therapeutic experience that feels relevant and custom-tailored to my clients. I also hold certifications as a Financial Wellness Facilitator and am a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute.
(857) 763-4971
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