Hispanic and Latino Therapists in Brookline, MA

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Nicole Lee McNeil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I have taught undergraduate level courses & speak Spanish, allowing me to specialize in Latino mental health.
My approach to treatment is very client-centered - people enter treatment at various stages of readiness and I am here to meet you wherever you may be. I understand the nuances of beginning therapy, meeting a new therapist, setting goals, sharing personal information, and ironing out your biggest concerns - even when you feel unsure. My hope is to help each client unlock their sources of happiness and hope so they can confront whatever challenges they are facing - mood issues, anxiety, substance issues, family dynamic concerns, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, school-related problems, self-harm, gender issues, etc.
I have taught undergraduate level courses & speak Spanish, allowing me to specialize in Latino mental health.
My approach to treatment is very client-centered - people enter treatment at various stages of readiness and I am here to meet you wherever you may be. I understand the nuances of beginning therapy, meeting a new therapist, setting goals, sharing personal information, and ironing out your biggest concerns - even when you feel unsure. My hope is to help each client unlock their sources of happiness and hope so they can confront whatever challenges they are facing - mood issues, anxiety, substance issues, family dynamic concerns, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, school-related problems, self-harm, gender issues, etc.
(857) 214-7654 View (857) 214-7654
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Luis Sandoval
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
As a clinician with 20+ years of experience, I specialize in depression, anxiety & cognitive remediation. I aim to help clients understand, cope, and improve their mental health & cognitive functioning through a relationship based on trust, and emotional and cognitive flexibility. My treatment methods combine humanistic and psychodynamic approaches with state-of-the-art technology, and will highly benefit individuals with neurocognitive problems due to medical and psychiatric conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, and learning disabilities. As a bilingual and multicultural clinician, I can provide services in English and Spanish.
As a clinician with 20+ years of experience, I specialize in depression, anxiety & cognitive remediation. I aim to help clients understand, cope, and improve their mental health & cognitive functioning through a relationship based on trust, and emotional and cognitive flexibility. My treatment methods combine humanistic and psychodynamic approaches with state-of-the-art technology, and will highly benefit individuals with neurocognitive problems due to medical and psychiatric conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, and learning disabilities. As a bilingual and multicultural clinician, I can provide services in English and Spanish.
(857) 365-6932 View (857) 365-6932
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Immigration Evaluations, Kirstie Olofsson LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, English, Spanish
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Hello there, I am Kirstie Olofsson, a first-generation immigrant Latina from Colombia fluent in English and Spanish. I specialize in immigration evaluations (asylum, hardship, VAWA, T-Visa, and U-Visa). I do not provide therapy. I bring a compassionate approach and cultural competence to my work. For More Information, visit: www.kirstieolofsson.com
Hello there, I am Kirstie Olofsson, a first-generation immigrant Latina from Colombia fluent in English and Spanish. I specialize in immigration evaluations (asylum, hardship, VAWA, T-Visa, and U-Visa). I do not provide therapy. I bring a compassionate approach and cultural competence to my work. For More Information, visit: www.kirstieolofsson.com
(617) 209-3194 View (617) 209-3194
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Agnis J Peña-Toro
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EAT
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Welcome! I‘d love to support you on your journey to heal and transform pains, hurts, difficult and traumatic experiences and parts of your past that impact your present and future. Do you worry about not being able to regulate your anxiety and not having enough moments of peace and tranquility in your mind? Do you continue to be in relationships that aren't healthy for you and are not sure why you usually end up with the wrong partner? Do you want to learn about your attachment style and how it impacts your relationships, and your relationship with yourself and your levels of anxiety? Are you ready for a change in your life?
Welcome! I‘d love to support you on your journey to heal and transform pains, hurts, difficult and traumatic experiences and parts of your past that impact your present and future. Do you worry about not being able to regulate your anxiety and not having enough moments of peace and tranquility in your mind? Do you continue to be in relationships that aren't healthy for you and are not sure why you usually end up with the wrong partner? Do you want to learn about your attachment style and how it impacts your relationships, and your relationship with yourself and your levels of anxiety? Are you ready for a change in your life?
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Marina Schachnik
Counselor, LMHC, CDBT
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am committed to working with young people to help them realize their inherent strengths and to develop new skills to face their struggles. I am an experienced clinician with training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, crisis management, parental guidance, and the management of self-harming behaviors. I have worked across a continuum of treatment settings including schools, acute mental health services, and grief and trauma groups. I believe in honoring the individuality and uniqueness of each person.
I am committed to working with young people to help them realize their inherent strengths and to develop new skills to face their struggles. I am an experienced clinician with training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, crisis management, parental guidance, and the management of self-harming behaviors. I have worked across a continuum of treatment settings including schools, acute mental health services, and grief and trauma groups. I believe in honoring the individuality and uniqueness of each person.
(857) 597-3536 View (857) 597-3536
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Marcos Rosenbaum, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online Telehealth confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together.
In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online Telehealth confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together.
(617) 221-9979 View (617) 221-9979
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Silvia Amor Armas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Life is often the hardest on the kindest of souls. Many of my patients have suffered complex and extensive adverse experiences throughout their lifespan, compounded by their intersectional identities. They come from all walks of life and have experiences specific to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, narcissistic family systems, estrangement, divorce, and self-identity. These experiences have made it difficult for them to connect with others, verbalize their needs, and feel worthy of existing as their true selves. Together we will work collaboratively on developing trust and exploring who you are at your core.
Life is often the hardest on the kindest of souls. Many of my patients have suffered complex and extensive adverse experiences throughout their lifespan, compounded by their intersectional identities. They come from all walks of life and have experiences specific to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, narcissistic family systems, estrangement, divorce, and self-identity. These experiences have made it difficult for them to connect with others, verbalize their needs, and feel worthy of existing as their true selves. Together we will work collaboratively on developing trust and exploring who you are at your core.
(773) 692-5866 View (773) 692-5866
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Be Mindful and Well, PhD
PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
We provide a holistic mental health coaching/counseling committed to personal, social and professional growth. Our professionals are expert professors, PhD, MA, BS in the field of health and counseling, and serving clients of all ages, and organizations for more than 20yrs.The center provides: 1- life coaching to women for varied health concerns: Nutritional counseling/ concerns for women, children, students, chronic diseases; Adaptation to pregnancy; Postpartum; menopause; Dealing with aging process; health concerns, and chronic diseases, parenting issues, adolescence challenges, body image, and skin problems and concerns.
We provide a holistic mental health coaching/counseling committed to personal, social and professional growth. Our professionals are expert professors, PhD, MA, BS in the field of health and counseling, and serving clients of all ages, and organizations for more than 20yrs.The center provides: 1- life coaching to women for varied health concerns: Nutritional counseling/ concerns for women, children, students, chronic diseases; Adaptation to pregnancy; Postpartum; menopause; Dealing with aging process; health concerns, and chronic diseases, parenting issues, adolescence challenges, body image, and skin problems and concerns.
(617) 744-7497 View (617) 744-7497
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Jose A Soto-Ponce
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
I am a counselor with more than 7 years of experience working with individuals that struggles with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger issues, PTSD and self-esteem issues. Life tends to get difficult at times, however it is important to have a person that you can talk to about those issues without being judged or misunderstood. I am here to support you in a friendly and at times humoristic manner, and safe.
I am a counselor with more than 7 years of experience working with individuals that struggles with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger issues, PTSD and self-esteem issues. Life tends to get difficult at times, however it is important to have a person that you can talk to about those issues without being judged or misunderstood. I am here to support you in a friendly and at times humoristic manner, and safe.
(978) 634-5592 View (978) 634-5592
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George Soto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445  (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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Annie Rosenthal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA in, Psych, MEd
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
Clients seeking relief from trauma, anxiety, and other psychological challenges find solace in my expertise and style. Utilizing the power of EMDR bilateral stimulation and guided processing, I guide clients through their traumatic memories with care and sensitivity, facilitating a journey towards resolution and resilience. My extensive experience in working with diverse populations, including those historically underserved by traditional therapeutic approaches, ensures a safe and inclusive environment for healing. I prioritize cultural sensitivity and empathy, recognizing the importance of addressing the unique experiences and
Clients seeking relief from trauma, anxiety, and other psychological challenges find solace in my expertise and style. Utilizing the power of EMDR bilateral stimulation and guided processing, I guide clients through their traumatic memories with care and sensitivity, facilitating a journey towards resolution and resilience. My extensive experience in working with diverse populations, including those historically underserved by traditional therapeutic approaches, ensures a safe and inclusive environment for healing. I prioritize cultural sensitivity and empathy, recognizing the importance of addressing the unique experiences and
(617) 202-3834 View (617) 202-3834
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Bed Hermin
Counselor, REAT, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you weary of traditional methods of therapy? Whereas CBT, DBT, and other methods make you do homework and change your thoughts for your happiness, my methods are more interesting, imaginative, and highly personalized... and I use humor! We wont fight our suffering, we'll work with it, and transform it. Got anxiety, communication issues, existential dread (I mean, with the world being as it is, how can we not?), or a host of other things that cause you suffering? With my support you can catch a wave and surf into your best self. What's in it for you? A healing relationship with one of the most supportive people out here!
Are you weary of traditional methods of therapy? Whereas CBT, DBT, and other methods make you do homework and change your thoughts for your happiness, my methods are more interesting, imaginative, and highly personalized... and I use humor! We wont fight our suffering, we'll work with it, and transform it. Got anxiety, communication issues, existential dread (I mean, with the world being as it is, how can we not?), or a host of other things that cause you suffering? With my support you can catch a wave and surf into your best self. What's in it for you? A healing relationship with one of the most supportive people out here!
(978) 972-3779 View (978) 972-3779
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Vanessa Mena-Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! To better get to know me, here’s a little about me and my practice. My approach is client centered, so making sure that the space is supportive, collaborative, and holistic is important when building a trusting therapeutic relationship. I like to use strength-based approaches which include learning problem solving skills, understanding current unhealthy coping while replacing them with healthy manageable skills, and using grounding techniques to help center us when we are under stress. I work with individuals with various identities and backgrounds who are having interpersonal, and intrapersonal issues;
Welcome to my profile! To better get to know me, here’s a little about me and my practice. My approach is client centered, so making sure that the space is supportive, collaborative, and holistic is important when building a trusting therapeutic relationship. I like to use strength-based approaches which include learning problem solving skills, understanding current unhealthy coping while replacing them with healthy manageable skills, and using grounding techniques to help center us when we are under stress. I work with individuals with various identities and backgrounds who are having interpersonal, and intrapersonal issues;
(857) 407-3878 View (857) 407-3878
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Dr. Sadeq Rahimi
PhD, MSc, (TcPsy)
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Loss, failure, and separation are major root causes of many forms of suffering in life. But they are not always evident, we may be too young when live through them, or we may not feel their impact until long after an event. Sometimes they even travel through generations. As a psychotherapist, I have spent over 25 years helping people who suffered from a variety of emotional and relational problems created by one or a combination of these issues, ranging from basic unhappiness to unhealthy relationships, workplace conflicts, divorce and separations, parents struggling with their children, migration and forced separation, even trauma.
Loss, failure, and separation are major root causes of many forms of suffering in life. But they are not always evident, we may be too young when live through them, or we may not feel their impact until long after an event. Sometimes they even travel through generations. As a psychotherapist, I have spent over 25 years helping people who suffered from a variety of emotional and relational problems created by one or a combination of these issues, ranging from basic unhappiness to unhealthy relationships, workplace conflicts, divorce and separations, parents struggling with their children, migration and forced separation, even trauma.
(908) 842-6713 View (908) 842-6713
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Daniel Moreno, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Going to therapy implies the courage to question ourselves and face the challenges that get in the way of self-acceptance. Our lives change and we often struggle to change with it. I believe therapy can be a transformative encounter that allows a different experience of ourselves. As a native Spanish-English speaker, I provide a culturally sensitive approach to therapy and am mindful of race, gender, sexuality, and class intersections. My background and my current role as a clinician at Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services have allowed me to work with patients from all over the world.
Going to therapy implies the courage to question ourselves and face the challenges that get in the way of self-acceptance. Our lives change and we often struggle to change with it. I believe therapy can be a transformative encounter that allows a different experience of ourselves. As a native Spanish-English speaker, I provide a culturally sensitive approach to therapy and am mindful of race, gender, sexuality, and class intersections. My background and my current role as a clinician at Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services have allowed me to work with patients from all over the world.
(857) 371-8412 View (857) 371-8412
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Lillyana Morales
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
If you're wrestling with challenging relationships, rollercoaster emotions, self-identity, self-love, or reclaiming comfort in your body post-trauma, know that you're not alone. Our team specializes in guiding individuals through these struggles, helping you be present and equipped to handle life's curveballs. Together, we'll uncover and amplify your strengths, crafting personalized tools to navigate your thoughts and emotions. Our focus is on empowering you to live authentically, especially if you've experienced trauma be it physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, or racial. Reach out, and let's embark on this journey of healing.
If you're wrestling with challenging relationships, rollercoaster emotions, self-identity, self-love, or reclaiming comfort in your body post-trauma, know that you're not alone. Our team specializes in guiding individuals through these struggles, helping you be present and equipped to handle life's curveballs. Together, we'll uncover and amplify your strengths, crafting personalized tools to navigate your thoughts and emotions. Our focus is on empowering you to live authentically, especially if you've experienced trauma be it physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, or racial. Reach out, and let's embark on this journey of healing.
(718) 550-0703 View (718) 550-0703
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J. Mark Carper, Ed.D. Lic. Psychologist Provider
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Update MAY 2023. COVID. 3 years and counting! Finally, the headlines we've waited for: "NO more MASKS! says CDC." But the latest data still show persisting infection "morbidity" (ie, how many out of 100 get it) and "mortality" in Mass. Well, it's no wonder we - ALL of us - still feel stressed! Wonder, Who cares, anyway? Read on...
Update MAY 2023. COVID. 3 years and counting! Finally, the headlines we've waited for: "NO more MASKS! says CDC." But the latest data still show persisting infection "morbidity" (ie, how many out of 100 get it) and "mortality" in Mass. Well, it's no wonder we - ALL of us - still feel stressed! Wonder, Who cares, anyway? Read on...
(857) 386-6924 View (857) 386-6924
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Janice Mahal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
I see clients through my private practice—Inner Lane Therapy, LLC—and treat individuals affected by a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, family dynamic issues, relationship issues, racism and discrimination, geriatric/end-of-life issues, and parenting issues. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds and am comfortable attending to the unique challenges that surface at different life stages. I am keen to the stressors that affect adults in high pressure jobs such as healthcare workers, those in academic roles, and individuals in leadership roles.
I see clients through my private practice—Inner Lane Therapy, LLC—and treat individuals affected by a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, family dynamic issues, relationship issues, racism and discrimination, geriatric/end-of-life issues, and parenting issues. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds and am comfortable attending to the unique challenges that surface at different life stages. I am keen to the stressors that affect adults in high pressure jobs such as healthcare workers, those in academic roles, and individuals in leadership roles.
(786) 933-9765 View (786) 933-9765
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Ana Diaz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Feeling unlike yourself or feeling like you don't even know yourself can be painful and confusing. Hiding parts of yourself can compound the pain. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or that you have to keep it all together despite feeling like you are slowly unraveling. You might wonder often if it is you? Or them? Or your environment? Arriving in this place can be painful but can also turn into an opportunity for growth and tumbling into a new and unexpected direction.
Feeling unlike yourself or feeling like you don't even know yourself can be painful and confusing. Hiding parts of yourself can compound the pain. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or that you have to keep it all together despite feeling like you are slowly unraveling. You might wonder often if it is you? Or them? Or your environment? Arriving in this place can be painful but can also turn into an opportunity for growth and tumbling into a new and unexpected direction.
(857) 392-2204 View (857) 392-2204
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Vera Ng
Counselor, LMHC, ACRA, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Words are our most powerful tool in expressing ourselves. It can be liberating and insightful. I can guide you to expressing your most inner thoughts and feelings, a path to understanding ourselves.
Words are our most powerful tool in expressing ourselves. It can be liberating and insightful. I can guide you to expressing your most inner thoughts and feelings, a path to understanding ourselves.
(617) 398-4345 View (617) 398-4345
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.