Hispanic and Latino Therapists in Boston, MA

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Dylan Reyes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
Spring 2024 - Accepting New Clients! Do you struggle with imposter syndrome, coping with traumatic events, difficulties developing a strong sense of self or managing relationships? Maybe you have been experiencing depression, anxiety or distress. Wherever you are in your journey, you are worthy of processing in a space where all aspects of you are met with acceptance, curiosity, and empowerment. As a queer, mixed-race, neurodivergent, & Latinx clinician I support individuals who are struggling to accept themselves, or may be learning to accept or better understand more about who they are.
Spring 2024 - Accepting New Clients! Do you struggle with imposter syndrome, coping with traumatic events, difficulties developing a strong sense of self or managing relationships? Maybe you have been experiencing depression, anxiety or distress. Wherever you are in your journey, you are worthy of processing in a space where all aspects of you are met with acceptance, curiosity, and empowerment. As a queer, mixed-race, neurodivergent, & Latinx clinician I support individuals who are struggling to accept themselves, or may be learning to accept or better understand more about who they are.
(617) 874-1168 View (617) 874-1168
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Dewin Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I offer individual and couples tele-therapy and child and adolescent counseling with specialities delivering LGBTQIA2S Affirmative therapy to Black, Latinx and immigrant communities.
Embracing Healing Justice (HJ) is a transformative journey towards dismantling the oppressive structures that affect our mental well-being. This framework, intricately woven with threads of racial, disability, and economic justice, empowers us to interrupt the chains of systemic oppression. My commitment lies in championing vulnerable populations, employing a person-centered, holistic and solution-focused approach. I support my clients in navigating the intricate tapestry of social identities to foster healing, resilience and transformative change.
I offer individual and couples tele-therapy and child and adolescent counseling with specialities delivering LGBTQIA2S Affirmative therapy to Black, Latinx and immigrant communities.
Embracing Healing Justice (HJ) is a transformative journey towards dismantling the oppressive structures that affect our mental well-being. This framework, intricately woven with threads of racial, disability, and economic justice, empowers us to interrupt the chains of systemic oppression. My commitment lies in championing vulnerable populations, employing a person-centered, holistic and solution-focused approach. I support my clients in navigating the intricate tapestry of social identities to foster healing, resilience and transformative change.
(857) 367-1069 View (857) 367-1069
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Cherish DeOliveira
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Dr. DeOliveira works with adult women and gender-questioning/gender non-conforming folks to explore narratives that have restricted their capacities for thriving. She specializes in trauma recovery, mood stability, coping with anxiety, identity exploration, and reproductive health concerns (i.e., pregnancy, postpartum, fertility issues). She is trained to work with issues of sexuality, gender, and marginalized identity, and she has developed a specialty area in supporting the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Dr. DeOliveira also understands that unresolved trauma can keep people from reaching their full potential.
Dr. DeOliveira works with adult women and gender-questioning/gender non-conforming folks to explore narratives that have restricted their capacities for thriving. She specializes in trauma recovery, mood stability, coping with anxiety, identity exploration, and reproductive health concerns (i.e., pregnancy, postpartum, fertility issues). She is trained to work with issues of sexuality, gender, and marginalized identity, and she has developed a specialty area in supporting the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Dr. DeOliveira also understands that unresolved trauma can keep people from reaching their full potential.
(857) 374-7565 View (857) 374-7565
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Daphne Cruz-Baez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02122  (Online Only)
While at BC she was a part of the Latinx Leadership Initiative, where she obtained the clinical skills to better serve her community and learned no amount of education can replace lived experiences, especially when it pertains to serving communities that are marginalized.
Daphne (ella/she) is passionate about community and is committed to decolonization. She speaks both English and Spanish. She comes from Borinken (Puerto Rico) born and raised. Her decolonization work is deeply tied to her identity as a Boricua. Her awareness of the island’s continued colonization at the hands of the US informs how she relates to her work as a therapist, as her goal is to help support, uplift, and work alongside Black and brown women in the mental health field. She’s worked in the mental health field for almost a decade and recently obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston College.
While at BC she was a part of the Latinx Leadership Initiative, where she obtained the clinical skills to better serve her community and learned no amount of education can replace lived experiences, especially when it pertains to serving communities that are marginalized.
Daphne (ella/she) is passionate about community and is committed to decolonization. She speaks both English and Spanish. She comes from Borinken (Puerto Rico) born and raised. Her decolonization work is deeply tied to her identity as a Boricua. Her awareness of the island’s continued colonization at the hands of the US informs how she relates to her work as a therapist, as her goal is to help support, uplift, and work alongside Black and brown women in the mental health field. She’s worked in the mental health field for almost a decade and recently obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston College.
(617) 294-5597 View (617) 294-5597
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Revive Counseling and Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
At Revive Counseling and Wellness Center, our vision is to build a compassionate, inclusive, and safe environment to support mental wellness, with specific focus in the LatinX and BIPOC community. Our goal is to facilitate growth, healing, and transformation by providing an environment that is free of judgement and rooted in culturally sensitive and trauma informed principles. We utilize your strength, thoughts, and/or behaviors to promote mental well-being and help you develop the skills necessary to enhance your own personal growth.
At Revive Counseling and Wellness Center, our vision is to build a compassionate, inclusive, and safe environment to support mental wellness, with specific focus in the LatinX and BIPOC community. Our goal is to facilitate growth, healing, and transformation by providing an environment that is free of judgement and rooted in culturally sensitive and trauma informed principles. We utilize your strength, thoughts, and/or behaviors to promote mental well-being and help you develop the skills necessary to enhance your own personal growth.
(617) 329-1253 View (617) 329-1253
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Melissa Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
I strive to join you in examining your inner world with curiosity and compassion. My approach is integrative, collaborative, and tailored to your personal goals and current struggles. I especially love to work with young adults, college/graduate students, and adults with social anxiety, stress, mood disorders, life transition concerns, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. As a Bilingual Latina woman, I’m passionate about and committed to meeting the mental health needs of the Latinx community. Fluent in both Spanish and English, I embrace my bilingualism as a means of fostering connection and understanding.
I strive to join you in examining your inner world with curiosity and compassion. My approach is integrative, collaborative, and tailored to your personal goals and current struggles. I especially love to work with young adults, college/graduate students, and adults with social anxiety, stress, mood disorders, life transition concerns, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. As a Bilingual Latina woman, I’m passionate about and committed to meeting the mental health needs of the Latinx community. Fluent in both Spanish and English, I embrace my bilingualism as a means of fostering connection and understanding.
(413) 200-3660 View (413) 200-3660
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Waves Counseling Services- Nina Ramirez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02129  (Online Only)
I'm a neurodiverse, Hispanic, LMHC ready to help identify and accomplish goals based on your needs. Experienced with diverse populations and advocating for culturally relevant mental health treatment. I follow a dynamic approach, meeting people where they're at and building on strengths. / Consejera hispana y neurodiversa, lista para ayudar a identificar y lograr metas que se ajusten a tu necesidad. Tengo experiencia con comunicades diversas y abogando por servicios de salud mental culturalmente sensibles y accesibles. Sigo un acercamiento terapéutico psicodinámico; ajustado a la necesidad actual y construyendo desde las fortalezas.
I'm a neurodiverse, Hispanic, LMHC ready to help identify and accomplish goals based on your needs. Experienced with diverse populations and advocating for culturally relevant mental health treatment. I follow a dynamic approach, meeting people where they're at and building on strengths. / Consejera hispana y neurodiversa, lista para ayudar a identificar y lograr metas que se ajusten a tu necesidad. Tengo experiencia con comunicades diversas y abogando por servicios de salud mental culturalmente sensibles y accesibles. Sigo un acercamiento terapéutico psicodinámico; ajustado a la necesidad actual y construyendo desde las fortalezas.
(508) 684-5356 View (508) 684-5356
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Amor Colombres
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02106  (Online Only)
Amor is a Latinx Clinician at ACR Counseling LLC. She earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College and has been in the field for over 5 years. She has worked with a vast population of clients at different levels of care over the years, but primarily works with Teens and Adults within the context of individual therapy. Her clinical interests include anxiety/mood disorders, eating disorders, identity/gender development, relationship challenges, and trauma processing.
Amor is a Latinx Clinician at ACR Counseling LLC. She earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College and has been in the field for over 5 years. She has worked with a vast population of clients at different levels of care over the years, but primarily works with Teens and Adults within the context of individual therapy. Her clinical interests include anxiety/mood disorders, eating disorders, identity/gender development, relationship challenges, and trauma processing.
(508) 403-7967 View (508) 403-7967
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Torres-Vega Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
Waitlist for new clients
Our practice has multiple Latina/Hispanic women who speak both Spanish and English.
Our ideal client is someone who may be experiencing anxiety and stress that feels overwhelming, and is looking for someone to help them work through it. It might be their first time seeking out therapy, or it might be their 100th time trying out therapy again. Our client is someone who is willing to dig deeper into their past and gain clarity into their life to improve their situation and future.
Our practice has multiple Latina/Hispanic women who speak both Spanish and English.
Our ideal client is someone who may be experiencing anxiety and stress that feels overwhelming, and is looking for someone to help them work through it. It might be their first time seeking out therapy, or it might be their 100th time trying out therapy again. Our client is someone who is willing to dig deeper into their past and gain clarity into their life to improve their situation and future.
(781) 463-5179 View (781) 463-5179
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Blanca Alicia Calderon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I am equipped to help latino population as they encounter difficulties adjusting to this country and as of facing the challenges of assimilating the new language and culture.
I am a bilingual (Español/English), bicultural, Mental Health Counselor with more than 20 years of experience working in both private practice and community health centers with diverse client population and multi-stressed families. I am specialized in treating anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress symptoms in which I often use the newer techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) where the resolution is sometimes rapid and symptoms no longer dominate your life.
I am equipped to help latino population as they encounter difficulties adjusting to this country and as of facing the challenges of assimilating the new language and culture.
I am a bilingual (Español/English), bicultural, Mental Health Counselor with more than 20 years of experience working in both private practice and community health centers with diverse client population and multi-stressed families. I am specialized in treating anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress symptoms in which I often use the newer techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) where the resolution is sometimes rapid and symptoms no longer dominate your life.
(774) 670-5719 View (774) 670-5719
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Masielle Paulino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I am a proud member of Trust Therapeutics, LLC, dedicated to offering my support to a diverse range of individuals, including young adults, professionals, the Latino/a community, and individuals from all backgrounds, including LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities.
Let's collaborate to identify your challenges, address obstacles, craft a personalized plan, and strive towards a better version of yourself! Gain valuable insights, enhance your relationships, and elevate your overall quality of life. (ESPANOL): ¡Trabajemos juntos en identificar tus desafíos, abordar los obstáculos, crear un plan personalizado y avanzar hacia una versión mejorada de ti mismo/a! Obtén conocimientos valiosos, mejora tus relaciones y eleva tu calidad de vida en general.
I am a proud member of Trust Therapeutics, LLC, dedicated to offering my support to a diverse range of individuals, including young adults, professionals, the Latino/a community, and individuals from all backgrounds, including LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities.
Let's collaborate to identify your challenges, address obstacles, craft a personalized plan, and strive towards a better version of yourself! Gain valuable insights, enhance your relationships, and elevate your overall quality of life. (ESPANOL): ¡Trabajemos juntos en identificar tus desafíos, abordar los obstáculos, crear un plan personalizado y avanzar hacia una versión mejorada de ti mismo/a! Obtén conocimientos valiosos, mejora tus relaciones y eleva tu calidad de vida en general.
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02120  (Online Only)
A driving passion of our group is to expand our outreach for emotional and mental health support to the LGBTQ+, LatinX, & BIPOC communities.
Relationship troubles? Looking for an excellent guide through times of great uncertainty? We are here to help! As a group practice in Massachusetts, specializing in couples work and individual therapy for heterosexual and queer folks, our team has a special focus on creating therapies for everyone experiencing relational challenges. Whether you are focusing on building communication, decision-making skills, or are needing affair recovery we're here to offer our expert guidance. Weekly sessions are available exclusively via Telehealth; mini-intensives and intensives are in person.
A driving passion of our group is to expand our outreach for emotional and mental health support to the LGBTQ+, LatinX, & BIPOC communities.
Relationship troubles? Looking for an excellent guide through times of great uncertainty? We are here to help! As a group practice in Massachusetts, specializing in couples work and individual therapy for heterosexual and queer folks, our team has a special focus on creating therapies for everyone experiencing relational challenges. Whether you are focusing on building communication, decision-making skills, or are needing affair recovery we're here to offer our expert guidance. Weekly sessions are available exclusively via Telehealth; mini-intensives and intensives are in person.
(413) 887-3401 View (413) 887-3401
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Ana Bulnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
Being a person of color, Latinx, female, and neurodivergent myself propels me to respect, explore, and create a safe space for the differences in all of us.
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
Being a person of color, Latinx, female, and neurodivergent myself propels me to respect, explore, and create a safe space for the differences in all of us.
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
(305) 783-3501 View (305) 783-3501
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KM Collaborative Group Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Welcome to your journey to self discovery! You have taken a major step towards your goals even by reading this profile! We are a group of therapist, who primary work with Teens, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, peer issues, familial conflict, work/ academic stress, trauma and transitional adjustment issues. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psycho-dynamic with a trauma informed culturally intuned Lens. See Gallery for Therapist on the team that are accepting new clients!
Welcome to your journey to self discovery! You have taken a major step towards your goals even by reading this profile! We are a group of therapist, who primary work with Teens, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, peer issues, familial conflict, work/ academic stress, trauma and transitional adjustment issues. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psycho-dynamic with a trauma informed culturally intuned Lens. See Gallery for Therapist on the team that are accepting new clients!
(857) 392-5074 View (857) 392-5074
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Josephine Borerro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
As a counselor in mental health, my mission is to help people in their everyday life situations. Knowing and understanding our emotions as well as how they work can simplify how we can act, and change the ways we live and enhance our relationships. I accept most MassHealth Plans.
As a counselor in mental health, my mission is to help people in their everyday life situations. Knowing and understanding our emotions as well as how they work can simplify how we can act, and change the ways we live and enhance our relationships. I accept most MassHealth Plans.
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Rolando Santiago-Díaz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Will you finally take the step to allow yourself to experience real emotional healing through all layers of the past in your existence and into a resilient and joyful version of yourself? Many avoid to start this journey, yet as you read this you know this is only up to you. By taking an integrative approach in therapy, I guide you in discovering your unperceived wisdom and true essence of being. My vision is based on integrating compassion and genuine empathy in therapy. This is key in helping you process your emotions, while surfacing into light the roots of any situation present in your life and the traumas you have experienced.
Will you finally take the step to allow yourself to experience real emotional healing through all layers of the past in your existence and into a resilient and joyful version of yourself? Many avoid to start this journey, yet as you read this you know this is only up to you. By taking an integrative approach in therapy, I guide you in discovering your unperceived wisdom and true essence of being. My vision is based on integrating compassion and genuine empathy in therapy. This is key in helping you process your emotions, while surfacing into light the roots of any situation present in your life and the traumas you have experienced.
(413) 289-5202 View (413) 289-5202
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Greg Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02132  (Online Only)
Greg is an Outpatient Clinician at Leading Light Behavioral Health and Commonwealth Mental Health & Wellness Center. He is originally from the Bronx, New York but moved to Massachusetts at an early age for a better opportunity, away from street violence. Greg received his Masters in Human Services/ Mental Health from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Greg also has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. Greg has spent the last several years in law enforcement as a Correctional Officer before making this career change.
Greg is an Outpatient Clinician at Leading Light Behavioral Health and Commonwealth Mental Health & Wellness Center. He is originally from the Bronx, New York but moved to Massachusetts at an early age for a better opportunity, away from street violence. Greg received his Masters in Human Services/ Mental Health from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Greg also has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. Greg has spent the last several years in law enforcement as a Correctional Officer before making this career change.
(508) 474-8784 View (508) 474-8784
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Nelson Ochoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
I want to work with you if you experience depression, anxiety, or mental illness. If you have experienced trauma and losses in your life, I can help you overcome associated symptoms and grieve. I want to support and help you affirm your preferred social identity (whether racial, gender, or sexual) or to explore, if needed, emergent forms of identity. I help you recognize your strengths and existent emotional skills and integrate, widen, and deepen your knowledge of the different parts of yourself. I also help you assess the impact of your thoughts and behavior on your romantic and work relationships.
I want to work with you if you experience depression, anxiety, or mental illness. If you have experienced trauma and losses in your life, I can help you overcome associated symptoms and grieve. I want to support and help you affirm your preferred social identity (whether racial, gender, or sexual) or to explore, if needed, emergent forms of identity. I help you recognize your strengths and existent emotional skills and integrate, widen, and deepen your knowledge of the different parts of yourself. I also help you assess the impact of your thoughts and behavior on your romantic and work relationships.
(857) 392-2345 View (857) 392-2345
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George Soto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
The hardest step to take can be simply acknowledging when things have become a bit overwhelming or difficult to manage on your own. Many people benefit tremendously from psychotherapeutic treatment. If you or someone you know is having problems with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, work-life balance, grief/loss of a loved one, religious or spiritual concerns, LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, feeling disconnected, & Life stressors. You may find therapy helpful. My goal is to form a collaborative relationship with you that focuses on your needs, and restores meaningfulness and purpose back into your life.
The hardest step to take can be simply acknowledging when things have become a bit overwhelming or difficult to manage on your own. Many people benefit tremendously from psychotherapeutic treatment. If you or someone you know is having problems with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, work-life balance, grief/loss of a loved one, religious or spiritual concerns, LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, feeling disconnected, & Life stressors. You may find therapy helpful. My goal is to form a collaborative relationship with you that focuses on your needs, and restores meaningfulness and purpose back into your life.
(617) 249-3668 View (617) 249-3668
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Tanya Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02129  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients! Contact by email preferred. Telehealth only. Congrats on choosing to seek out therapy! It can be a life changing experience. Please read through my profile and website to see if we're a good fit. I have worked with people of all backgrounds but I generally work with LGBT folks and POC. I work with clients on self-esteem, body positivity, anxiety management, trauma symptoms, and relational issues. As a human and a provider, I am feminist, anti-racist, fat positive, sex positive, pro-science, pro-vaccine, and pro-LGBT. I also offer relationship therapy including therapy for polyamormous individuals.
Accepting new patients! Contact by email preferred. Telehealth only. Congrats on choosing to seek out therapy! It can be a life changing experience. Please read through my profile and website to see if we're a good fit. I have worked with people of all backgrounds but I generally work with LGBT folks and POC. I work with clients on self-esteem, body positivity, anxiety management, trauma symptoms, and relational issues. As a human and a provider, I am feminist, anti-racist, fat positive, sex positive, pro-science, pro-vaccine, and pro-LGBT. I also offer relationship therapy including therapy for polyamormous individuals.
(413) 340-4466 View (413) 340-4466
Hispanic and Latino Therapists

What makes a Hispanic and Latino therapist effective?

An effective Hispanic and Latino therapist can combine a culturally sensitive lens with proven therapies, such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). They may have an understanding of cultural attitudes to therapy, including potential stigma, and can help a client navigate those concerns. Some clients may also appreciate a therapist who is bilingual and is comfortable conversing with the client in both English and Spanish. Languages spoken are indicated on a therapist’s directory profile.

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

A culturally sensitive therapist is respectful and considerate of all groups, and may have specific expertise with individuals of a certain ethnicity. These considerations can help a client feel understood and can improve the therapeutic alliance. While some people think highlighting race and ethnicity could promote stereotypes and bias, most agree that knowledge about cultural differences enhances the alliance between therapist and client.

How can I recognize a therapist who has expertise working with Hispanic and Latino clients?

Successful therapy depends a great deal on the relationship between client and therapist. Start by asking the therapist about their overall approach to therapy. You may then wish to ask about the therapist’s educational background and any additional training in cultural sensitivity that they have undertaken.

How might I inquire about a therapist's experience with Hispanic and Latino clients?

Ask a potential therapist whether they've worked with individuals who share this background or whether they’ve worked in these communities. If so, you may wish to ask them to elaborate on ways that they feel especially prepared to work with Hispanic and Latino clients. If they have not worked with such clients, they may know someone who has and be able to make a referral.

Who is included in Psychology Today’s directory of Hispanic and Latino therapists?

The directory of Hispanic and Latino therapists includes providers who have identified their ethnicity in their profiles. Psychology Today uses this information to assist clients in finding a therapist who can provide a cultural match. However, not all therapists choose to disclose their ethnicity in their profiles, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. When the number of therapists near you who identify as Hispanic and Latino is limited, the directory will also show therapists with comprehensive experience working with clients from relevant backgrounds.