Hispanic and Latino Therapists in Needham, MA

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Lau Zocchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492  (Online Only)
I love working with LGBTQIA and Latinx identified individuals.
I believe all individuals are capable of healing and growth. Having a safe, trusting relationship with a therapist can be an important part of that process. In my practice, I aim to create an open space for us to work towards your goals while allowing you to feel heard, cared for, and accepted.
I love working with LGBTQIA and Latinx identified individuals.
I believe all individuals are capable of healing and growth. Having a safe, trusting relationship with a therapist can be an important part of that process. In my practice, I aim to create an open space for us to work towards your goals while allowing you to feel heard, cared for, and accepted.
(508) 475-5899 View (508) 475-5899
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Damon A Pryor
Counselor, LMHC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in working with children, adolescents, emerging and adult clients. I have interests in (but not limited to): Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Identity Development, parenting skills and Anger Management.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in working with children, adolescents, emerging and adult clients. I have interests in (but not limited to): Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Identity Development, parenting skills and Anger Management.
(617) 963-0698 View (617) 963-0698
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George Masselam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02494  (Online Only)
I am trauma-informed and specialize in helping individuals identify what is holding them back (oftentimes addiction, fear, depression and/or anxiety). I am an empathetic individual who has been working closely with people for the last 30 years, mostly in the field of addiction and recovery.
I am trauma-informed and specialize in helping individuals identify what is holding them back (oftentimes addiction, fear, depression and/or anxiety). I am an empathetic individual who has been working closely with people for the last 30 years, mostly in the field of addiction and recovery.
(339) 329-1009 View (339) 329-1009
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Bruna Moraes Leite
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Needham, MA 02494  (Online Only)
Hello, I am happy you are here. First of all I want to recognize that you are already took the first step towards your well being. My name is Bruna and I have many years of experience working and collaborating with individuals, families, children, and adolescents with a variety of life stressors, diagnosis and with a culturally diverse background. I am driven to help others to find ways to cope with feelings and emotions that impact tremendously their daily life. A crucial component of our work depends on our ability to develop a partnership that is built on mutual respect and commitment and hard work.
Hello, I am happy you are here. First of all I want to recognize that you are already took the first step towards your well being. My name is Bruna and I have many years of experience working and collaborating with individuals, families, children, and adolescents with a variety of life stressors, diagnosis and with a culturally diverse background. I am driven to help others to find ways to cope with feelings and emotions that impact tremendously their daily life. A crucial component of our work depends on our ability to develop a partnership that is built on mutual respect and commitment and hard work.
(617) 651-1672 View (617) 651-1672
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Dawn Balcazar, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492
With 35 years of experience, I do individual psychotherapy with all age groups. Issues include loss; relational difficulties; regulating moods; self-injury; sadness and depression; and healing from a history of childhood abuse; infidelity, navigating the divorce process. While all sorts of folks are welcome here, my areas of expertise are: 1. in helping college students through that developmental transition, especially those who are first generation. 2. Helping people to navigate transitions and losses such as death as well as the divorce process.
With 35 years of experience, I do individual psychotherapy with all age groups. Issues include loss; relational difficulties; regulating moods; self-injury; sadness and depression; and healing from a history of childhood abuse; infidelity, navigating the divorce process. While all sorts of folks are welcome here, my areas of expertise are: 1. in helping college students through that developmental transition, especially those who are first generation. 2. Helping people to navigate transitions and losses such as death as well as the divorce process.
(508) 332-7305 View (508) 332-7305
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David W. Werner
Psychologist, Psy, D
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a process of increasing self-awareness, and using what we have discovered to make our lives richer. In order to implement change, the problem must be clearly defined. Human beings are inherently imperfect, understanding our vulnerabilities, our fears ,and our destructive tendencies frees these dynamics to effect change. Absent an awareness of our darker side, we make decisions that are not fully informed and choices that often come back to haunt us. Self-awareness allows us to better understand ourselves and the world. Knowledge is power.
Psychotherapy is a process of increasing self-awareness, and using what we have discovered to make our lives richer. In order to implement change, the problem must be clearly defined. Human beings are inherently imperfect, understanding our vulnerabilities, our fears ,and our destructive tendencies frees these dynamics to effect change. Absent an awareness of our darker side, we make decisions that are not fully informed and choices that often come back to haunt us. Self-awareness allows us to better understand ourselves and the world. Knowledge is power.
(781) 366-0468 View (781) 366-0468
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David A. Perna, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02494
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have often had unsuccessful prior treatment experiences. They feel that my knowledge and holistic approach to treatment will provide them with a healthier pathway forward in their life. Although I have a depth of experience to share with my patients I value learning from them on a daily basis. To facilitate change I employ a range of focused DBT and CBT strategies that I also teach to younger clinicians who train with my practice. I have maintained a professional home for 30 years at Harvard Medical School where I serve as a Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have often had unsuccessful prior treatment experiences. They feel that my knowledge and holistic approach to treatment will provide them with a healthier pathway forward in their life. Although I have a depth of experience to share with my patients I value learning from them on a daily basis. To facilitate change I employ a range of focused DBT and CBT strategies that I also teach to younger clinicians who train with my practice. I have maintained a professional home for 30 years at Harvard Medical School where I serve as a Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry.
(617) 762-5419 View (617) 762-5419
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P Ellen Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492
My ideal client is a person dedicated to making positive changes in her/his life. These adjustments may be as simple as a new hair style or as complex as brain surgery. I invite the client to tell me about himself, including hobbies and interests. What is he most proud of? What might he like to improve? What was the nicest thing anyone ever said about him? What really hurt? I encourage the client to comment on the paintings in the room and what they might have in common. They all have something to do with going somewhere. I tell them that my favorite professor at Boston College, William Meissner. S. J. said of therapy, "It's all
My ideal client is a person dedicated to making positive changes in her/his life. These adjustments may be as simple as a new hair style or as complex as brain surgery. I invite the client to tell me about himself, including hobbies and interests. What is he most proud of? What might he like to improve? What was the nicest thing anyone ever said about him? What really hurt? I encourage the client to comment on the paintings in the room and what they might have in common. They all have something to do with going somewhere. I tell them that my favorite professor at Boston College, William Meissner. S. J. said of therapy, "It's all
(617) 616-8955 View (617) 616-8955
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Be Mindful and Well, PhD
PhD
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02494  (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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Sandra Ferreira
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02494
Do you want to find a meaningful and happy life? Call us now. Offices in Huntington Beach, Hemet, CA and Boston, MA. (ESPAÑOL, English, Português). Holistic approach w/ techniques tailored to your needs. In person + Online. Extensive knowledge in Psychological Assessments to Immigration processes (Hardship Letters), as well as acculturation issues and the psychology of the immigrant. I offer EAP consulting services to corporations. I work w/alternative techniques such as Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Reiki, Guided Imagery, Meditation, Flower Remedies, Anger Management Courses, along w/ CBT and verbal techn. w/great success.
Do you want to find a meaningful and happy life? Call us now. Offices in Huntington Beach, Hemet, CA and Boston, MA. (ESPAÑOL, English, Português). Holistic approach w/ techniques tailored to your needs. In person + Online. Extensive knowledge in Psychological Assessments to Immigration processes (Hardship Letters), as well as acculturation issues and the psychology of the immigrant. I offer EAP consulting services to corporations. I work w/alternative techniques such as Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Reiki, Guided Imagery, Meditation, Flower Remedies, Anger Management Courses, along w/ CBT and verbal techn. w/great success.
(562) 373-6283 View (562) 373-6283

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Soo Jeong Youn LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02468  (Online Only)
I personalize treatment to you. Everyone is different and unique, and I believe that my job is to have all the tools at my disposal to provide a treatment that will be tailored to you, who you are, your experiences, and what you're going through. I'm looking forward to working together to achieve the life that you want for yourself.
I personalize treatment to you. Everyone is different and unique, and I believe that my job is to have all the tools at my disposal to provide a treatment that will be tailored to you, who you are, your experiences, and what you're going through. I'm looking forward to working together to achieve the life that you want for yourself.
(857) 340-6803 View (857) 340-6803
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Barbara Maia
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wellesley, MA 02481  (Online Only)
Daytime availability- Are you experiencing difficulties at work, college, in social situations and self-esteem? Have you been feeling more sad lately? Therapy can be beneficial and instrumental if you are looking for change in your life. We all have the ability to make positive changes to improve our lives. With years of experience working with adults, I am available to support you in dealing with daily struggles and achieving life goals.
Daytime availability- Are you experiencing difficulties at work, college, in social situations and self-esteem? Have you been feeling more sad lately? Therapy can be beneficial and instrumental if you are looking for change in your life. We all have the ability to make positive changes to improve our lives. With years of experience working with adults, I am available to support you in dealing with daily struggles and achieving life goals.
(978) 378-3108 View (978) 378-3108
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Orbita Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients . I am a Veteran Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience providing mental health services in diverse settings including military, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, correction facilities, crisis units, and community mental health centers. I have experience working with juveniles, severely mentally ill clients, Active duty military, veterans, clients in the legal system, individuals and families. I earned my BS in Psychology from the University of Hawaii-West Oahu and my MSW from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Accepting new patients . I am a Veteran Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience providing mental health services in diverse settings including military, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, correction facilities, crisis units, and community mental health centers. I have experience working with juveniles, severely mentally ill clients, Active duty military, veterans, clients in the legal system, individuals and families. I earned my BS in Psychology from the University of Hawaii-West Oahu and my MSW from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
(781) 527-4171 View (781) 527-4171
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The Counseling and Advocacy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02468
Adolescence is possibly one of the most difficult times in one's personal development. But with caring support from family and friends, and in conjunction with therapy, adolescents can achieve greater self-confidence and resilience. Positive changes occur when a client and therapist work in concert to find new perspectives that lead to better paths. Through a better understanding of individual struggles and environmental factors, we develop tools for success that enables clients to become the best version of themselves. My practice is a judgment free, calm and quiet environment for clients to manage their concerns and challenges.
Adolescence is possibly one of the most difficult times in one's personal development. But with caring support from family and friends, and in conjunction with therapy, adolescents can achieve greater self-confidence and resilience. Positive changes occur when a client and therapist work in concert to find new perspectives that lead to better paths. Through a better understanding of individual struggles and environmental factors, we develop tools for success that enables clients to become the best version of themselves. My practice is a judgment free, calm and quiet environment for clients to manage their concerns and challenges.
(774) 315-1493 View (774) 315-1493
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Jp Social Inc Jessica Pagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Needham Heights, MA 02494
Helping others has always been my passion. I have done so for the last 10+ years in multiple different capacities including family therapy, individual therapy, and medical social work. I am here to support, listen, and help you achieve your goals and just be comfortable with yourself.
Helping others has always been my passion. I have done so for the last 10+ years in multiple different capacities including family therapy, individual therapy, and medical social work. I am here to support, listen, and help you achieve your goals and just be comfortable with yourself.
(857) 424-3009 View (857) 424-3009
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Megan Rakes, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02481
Not accepting new clients
I know that every person carries their own burden in life and I enjoy helping people figure out how to make that load a little lighter for themselves. I believe that everyone is their own expert and I enjoy collaborating with them on how to best find helpful solutions. I take a solution-focused approach while using skills that I've learned from CBT and DBT trainings. The past 4 years have been a collective trauma for us all and I hope to share some of my own experiences, not only as a therapist but as a parent and a person, to help enrich my clients' coping skills. I enjoy learning from my clients as much as they learn from me.
I know that every person carries their own burden in life and I enjoy helping people figure out how to make that load a little lighter for themselves. I believe that everyone is their own expert and I enjoy collaborating with them on how to best find helpful solutions. I take a solution-focused approach while using skills that I've learned from CBT and DBT trainings. The past 4 years have been a collective trauma for us all and I hope to share some of my own experiences, not only as a therapist but as a parent and a person, to help enrich my clients' coping skills. I enjoy learning from my clients as much as they learn from me.
(508) 593-1609 View (508) 593-1609
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Exposure Therapy Designs
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02481  (Online Only)
Welcome to Exposure Therapy Designs! We’re here to provide virtual EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Response), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for OCD. Our clinicians offer teletherapy for residents of California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. We are provider members of the Lotus Therapy Fund and Open Path Collective out of our commitment to making mental health care accessible.
Welcome to Exposure Therapy Designs! We’re here to provide virtual EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Response), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for OCD. Our clinicians offer teletherapy for residents of California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. We are provider members of the Lotus Therapy Fund and Open Path Collective out of our commitment to making mental health care accessible.
(530) 292-7445 View (530) 292-7445
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Selene Anaya
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02481
Virtual appointments available - Navigating transitions can be tough and occasionally frustrating. Enhancing self-care, creating a life/work balance, and handling our emotions can be SO challenging, but you do not have to tackle it alone. Let's work together to understand your experiences and find ways to adapt to change. I have experience in assisting adults and college-age students dealing with life transitions, ADHD, anxiety, and depression in both college and outpatient environments. I'm here to listen, support you, and offer you a safe space to be heard. Feel free to contact me and we can talk next steps!
Virtual appointments available - Navigating transitions can be tough and occasionally frustrating. Enhancing self-care, creating a life/work balance, and handling our emotions can be SO challenging, but you do not have to tackle it alone. Let's work together to understand your experiences and find ways to adapt to change. I have experience in assisting adults and college-age students dealing with life transitions, ADHD, anxiety, and depression in both college and outpatient environments. I'm here to listen, support you, and offer you a safe space to be heard. Feel free to contact me and we can talk next steps!
(508) 978-3264 View (508) 978-3264
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Mariana De Coste Calla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wellesley, MA 02481  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a clinical social worker who has years of experience working with folks across the lifespan in a variety of health settings. I've provided both short and long term therapy to individuals who struggle with mood, adjustment to life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, work related stressors, parenting, prenatal/postpartum, and loss.
I'm a clinical social worker who has years of experience working with folks across the lifespan in a variety of health settings. I've provided both short and long term therapy to individuals who struggle with mood, adjustment to life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, work related stressors, parenting, prenatal/postpartum, and loss.
(508) 691-2123 View (508) 691-2123
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Martha Lamb
Psychologist, EdM
Verified Verified
Needham Heights, MA 02494
Are things in your life different from what you expected or planned? Are you feeling worried, stressed and “locked in”? Need some place to share/discuss those feelings and make a better/different plan for yourself. Call and make an appointment. I’m thoughtful and listen well, and will help you cope and deal with today’s challenges.
Are things in your life different from what you expected or planned? Are you feeling worried, stressed and “locked in”? Need some place to share/discuss those feelings and make a better/different plan for yourself. Call and make an appointment. I’m thoughtful and listen well, and will help you cope and deal with today’s challenges.
(781) 381-4971 View (781) 381-4971
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.