LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Watertown, MA

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Rhiannon Roberts
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified
I have experience and skill working with complex trauma, grief and loss, and LGBTQ -identified clients.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, yet a common thread unites this motivation: the desire to understand one's inner experience in an authentic way. Therapy presents an opportunity to be curious, to foster new depths of understanding, and to develop a greater sense of meaning in your life. The therapeutic relationship provides a space to explore an intuitive understanding of yourself. The core of my therapeutic work is to help people articulate deeply held longings, and to decide if and how to manifest them in the world.
(617) 804-7343 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Sherry Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I work with culturally & ethnically diverse populations and specialize in individual and couples therapy with LGBTQ & straight clients.
I have extensive experience in addictions, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, money issues, career issues & body image. My interactive, insightful style is direct, perceptive, spontaneous & sensitive. Self-awareness & self-care along with stress management skill building are keys to healthy living. My clients tell me they find me easy to talk with and that they feel helped by our work together. I am the recipient of the National Association of Social Workers (MA chapter) 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
(617) 379-6722 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Christine Vara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MDiv
Verified
I have worked extensively with families of and individuals who are trans and non-binary, as well as people who identify as queer , pansexual and LGB.
Are you caught in cycles that leave you exhausted? Do you want to have better relationships but find them splintering? Are you self-critical in your efforts to obtain perfection? Do you find yourself shutting down or shutting off? You don't have to suffer in silence. Nor do you have to leave any part of yourself behind - I work with the whole person. Our identities often intersect with our struggles and our strengths. I'll meet you where you're at, and help you get where you're going. Whether you are just starting or looking to maintain your recovery from eating disorders, trauma and/or substance use, together recovery is possible.
(240) 201-2713 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Chanelle Dow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I am also experienced in working with culturally diverse and LGBTQ populations.
My integrative treatment approach is designed to fit my clients’ unique and varying needs. The treatment I provide is culturally-informed and identity-affirming with the intent of building a trusting and open therapeutic relationship. My work is heavily influenced by relational, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral treatment modalities.
(617) 468-7080 
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Watertown, MA 02471
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Sara Keary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
If you are caring for an older adult with whom you have a relationship, you may find that it can be quite complicated, regardless of how good the quality of the relationship is or has been. The emotional and physical demands of caring for older adults are often overlooked and underestimated and I am here to help support you during the ups and downs of this journey. By providing therapy for caregivers who are working through the complexity of their caregiving role, I can help them maintain their sense of self-worth, integrity, and identity.
(617) 362-4636 
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Watertown, MA 02471
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LaTonya Zibi
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CAGS, MDiv
Verified
In having a better understanding of ourselves we have the opportunity to build blocks to creating a meaningful life. If you are seeking to better understand yourself or your desires, to heal from pain, to accomplish goals, to regain your life, I can help. I encourage patience in your self-understanding as we work together. Therapeutic alliance is important to me. My goal is to establish a collaborative process where there is flexibility, individuality and safety.
(781) 996-7144 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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BPB Counseling Group
Pastoral Counselor, LMHCC, CSAC, MDiv, MHA, PMP
I specialize in helping men overcome addiction, mostly in the areas of sex, pornography and substance abuse. I bring an empathic & empowering approach with a 20-year career. I’ve also worked as an ER crisis interventionalist, handling acute drug detox, suicidality and involuntary commitment. My subspecialty is recovery from Spiritual Abuse in Cults or High-Demand Groups.
(617) 915-3441 
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Watertown, MA 02471
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Lacey Hochman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am not currently accepting new clients and do not maintain a waitlist. It’s not too late to write a new chapter for your life’s story, revisit the earlier ones to edit (or abridge) and even rewrite from a place of newfound perspective. As a social worker for more than 10 years, I have worked with a wide range of people in a variety of community mental health settings. Clients can expect a relaxed therapeutic relationship focused on strengthening their interpersonal relationships and soothing old wounds and traumas in creative ways.
(857) 227-9142 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Megan M Coonce
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I offer client centered therapy to individuals seeking relief from suffering or assistance overcoming barriers to success. I work with people to address substance abuse issues, manage difficult relationships, cope with traumatic events, and for personal and professional development. I often work with college students with various emotional and academic concerns. Emailing me is the best way to schedule an initial session.
(617) 849-9880 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Araceli M Isenia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I am a social worker with many years of clinical experience. I am originally from Curacao, a small Caribbean island. I pursued my education in the United States and have practiced here for 18 years. I am aware of the strength and courage it takes to make significant life changes. I bring this perspective to my clinical work. I have great appreciation and admiration for people who pursue the journey of change. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore the personal transformations they want to make in their lives.
(617) 431-2079 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Annie Olinick
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** My approach is based on respect, empathy, sensitivity and honesty. I believe in the integration of the mind and body in order to create change, growth and healing. I value your awareness, knowledge and self-insight as an integral part of our work together. I use a dynamic approach to therapy and include EMDR, mindfulness and psychodrama. I work with clients across a wide range of ages, backgrounds and presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, jealousy, anger, panic, phobias, trauma, relationship/family conflicts, sexuality/sexual identity, polyamory and parenting challenges.
(857) 997-9029 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Martha C Pedersen
Counselor, MLA, MA, LMHC
Verified
***I am currently accepting clients for intensive and adjunctive EMDR. I will not be accepting weekly clients until March 2021 at the earliest.*** I know looking for a therapist can feel daunting when you're depressed or anxious or when you feel like your relationship or job (or whole life) is falling apart. But it's a great step because a therapist can help you! With a therapist, you can work through your issues and go from feeling "stuck" to feeling like you're living up to your potential. I love helping people get there.
(617) 681-7644 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Ellis K Weaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
*MY PRACTICE IS FULL* Life can feel like a roller coaster full of twists and turns. You may lose track of your goals & rely on unhealthy coping skills to help you, including over/under eating, excessive exercise, self-deprecation, doubt, isolation, irritability, over-thinking, increased impulsivity...the list goes on. During these times you may experience tough transitions ranging from the loss of a loved one, sudden change in career and/or relocation, acculturation challenges &/or traumatic experiences that result in confusion, pain & other emotions you may feel flooded with. I am here to help you process & make sense of your ride.
 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Sacred Play Explorations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MDiv, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Zoom video coaching only - Are you a busy human service or medical provider, clergy person, and/or activist in need of therapeutic coaching or spiritual renewal in these challenging times? With nearly 30 years of experience, I bring a wealth of grounded life experience to my coaching and accompaniment of you in your own life journey - including as a Unitarian Universalist clergy person, trained spiritual director, and licensed independent clinical social worker, as well a lecturer, author, and urban activist. I work solely via Zoom with the above listed professionals on a self-pay sliding scale basis. I do not take insurance.
(617) 981-6485 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Diana Kierein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Telehealth for foreseeable future. Whether you are thinking about or going through a divorce, or wishing to save your marriage, I can help you understand emotions, explore options, clarify your children's experience and facilitate your thinking and decision-making. I facilitate the creation of effective parental partnerships in or out of marriages. Do arguments over recurring topics disrupt your family life? Is your toddler having inexplicable emotional outbursts? Is it difficult to communicate with your pre-teenager? Is your blended family having unforeseen problems? If so, I can help you understand and effectively re-engage.
(617) 744-7729 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Jon Jampel
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
At the Mindfulness & Change Group, I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I have particular expertise in individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am passionate about helping people build on the unique strengths they possess while learning new ways to cope with their challenges. I believes in helping clients set individualized goals so they can make changes in valued life directions. I take time to understand my clients' struggles so that therapy is a safe and validating environment.
(617) 744-4703 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Laura Horn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe good psychotherapy can simultaneously alleviate distress while also cultivating joy, creativity, and fulfillment for oneself and others. I offer a trauma-informed perspective that views psychological “symptoms” as useful adaptations to stressful circumstances. These adaptations deserve respect and understanding, even as we seek change. I am passionate about the integration of relational psychology, body-based practices, mindfulness, and cultural perspectives. I see both the therapeutic relationship and connection to the body as ways to reactivate the inner resources needed to thrive.
(617) 764-9835 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Betsy Harris, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Many individuals struggle with managing the complex demands in their lives. As a Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), I'll provide you with skills to manage emotions, navigate crises, improve relationships, and live in the present moment. My approach is collaborative and guided by core behavioral principles to help you harness your strengths and regain control of your thoughts, feelings, and relationships. Using empathy and validation, along with direct feedback and humor, I enjoy helping clients discover how to build a life worth living.
(617) 751-6343 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Katy Litwak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I believe psychotherapy is a powerful means of facilitating personal growth and deepening relationships and connection. My clients describe me as genuine, warm, and interactive. My goal is to help you access your inner strength and resilience so you may better cope with problems and adversity, find solutions, and make positive changes you hope to achieve. My years practicing in outpatient mental health and primary care medical settings have afforded me rich experience with clients diverse in background and a broad range of issues.
(617) 936-8074 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Samantha DiChiara
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
My practice focuses on providing research-backed treatments to adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety disorders such as OCD and PTSD. I specialize in providing exposure and response prevention (ERP) which is the gold standard treatment for OCD. Through an organized, targeted, authentic, and warm style of therapy, I help individuals who have been struggling with anxiety to take charge of their lives. My clients and I explore the their values, and use targeted interventions to help them make active progress toward achieving the values-based changes they wish to see in their lives.
(617) 744-4954 
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Watertown, MA 02472
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Watertown. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.