Boston-Area Queer/Poly/Kink Friendly Therapist List
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TimestampTherapist's NameInstitution / Private PracticeLocation / NeighborhoodNon-Monogamy Friendliness RatingQueer Friendliness RatingKink Friendliness RatingPOC Friendliness RatingFriendliness to Additional Subcultures RatingWho are you?Therapist's WebsiteTherapist's Contact InfoAccepts Insurance?Accepts MassHealth?CommentsCan you share any accessibility information about this location?Does this therapist provide couples therapy?
11/17/2015 22:55:44Ruth GarrottPrivate Pratice and Boston Institute for PsychotherapyCambridge and Brookline333 therapy@ruthgarrott.comYesYes, at Boston InstituteAlso Geek/gamer friendly
11/18/2015 0:03:57Bill SlaughterCambridgehttp://www.wds-­‐
11/18/2015 0:10:39David AlpertPrivate practiceCambridge, near davis333,LADC,CADC,NCC,PGS_West+Newton_Massachusetts_108128 (617) 674-1428Didn't accept mine but offered me an affordable price??He knows about energy healing and somatic bodywork too.
11/18/2015 0:26:51The Meeting PointJamacia 308-3242
11/18/2015 0:28:28The Phoenix CollectiveRoslindale
11/18/2015 0:45:07Matthew CzaplinskiArlingtonwww.mindful-therapy.com617-­718-­7080 info@mindful-­
11/19/2015 15:20:21Dr. Monique NoellePrivateCambridge333617-388-9985Yesdon't know
11/21/2015 19:50:59Elizabeth BoskeyThe Meeting Point, also possibly private practice (?)Jamaica Plain/Green Street333 generous sliding scale, though this may have changedNoElizabeth is an EXCELLENT resource for trans/nonbinary/queer/gay and poly/kinky topics of all kinds, and she's pretty creative in terms of finding solutions to difficult or complicated problems of a concrete nature. I met with her when she was interning at the Meeting Point last spring, and at that point the matters under discussion were largely pragmatic ones, which she was instrumental in helping me navigate. She's full of creative solutions to weird problems, and especially knows a lot about interpersonal dynamics. She can shed a lot of compassionate but realistic light on power imbalances and tacit dissatisfactions between/among partners. She's personable, interesting, knowledgeable, and unconditionally accepting. She's got another website (the first result of her name on google) that outlines the other work she's done, much of which informs her knowledge base and her approach to being a therapist. In terms of what I don't know about her: idk about the degree to which she's practiced in trauma-focused therapies, and I don't know about her background working with people of color.
11/21/2015 20:02:20Story StephensonThe Borum AND/OR private practiceTufts Medical or Central Square333 574-0953Private practice: out of network; Borum: Tufts, MassHealth, everything that Fenway acceptsonly if you see her through the BorumStory has essential tremor-- she's visibly shaky. For people who don't have physical disabilities, please try not to be put off by this.
11/22/2015 9:35:40Dr. Marshaun GloverPrivate PracticeDowntown/ State Street211 Straight, man of color
11/23/2015 8:39:28Rachel McBride, Psy. D.Brookline617.277.0071Therapist found on a kink/poly-friendly list. Please submit additional info!
11/23/2015 8:41:56Shelby Ortega, 617.453.8501Blue Cross Blue SheildTherapist found on a kink/poly-friendly list. Please submit additional info!
11/25/2015 11:46:30Jessica AlvarezThe Meeting PointDorchester or JP233Disability-friendly, spirituality-friendly but is not a faith-based counselor2039135923YesYesShe has been really great for me. Her specialty is CPTSD and I've been having a lot of success with her in actually digging into it all. I like NEVER would make this kind of recommendation usually but she's just been super helpful. She has not studied but has experience with Internal Family Systems as well which I have found extremely helpful. I believe she is a Buddhist, and is good for people whose life involves some amount of spirituality as she would never judge that. I am not clear on her overall familiarity with polyamory, but I am out to her as polyamorous and it was completely not a big deal to her. Not aware of how familiar she is with kink although I may find out.... She is literally the best therapist I have ever had and I think that she's highly adaptable to whatever people have going on. She is also
11/25/2015 15:16:26Jenn BrandelThe Phoenix CollectiveRoslindale Village 3333 356 - 8020, jennbrandellicsw@gmail.comAccepts Blue Cross / Blue ShieldWRT POC Friendliness: I'm recommending her as a white person and do not know this information first-hand, but do know she has patients of many different ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Very trans friendly. Good with anxiety disorders and depression in particular. Also knowledgeable about drug use / abuse. Good about responding to e-mails for those with phone anxiety.
11/30/2015 16:47:34Jenn BrandelThe Phoenix CollectiveRoslindale Square (17 Poplar St, Roslindale, MA) 333 356 - 8020; jennbrandellicsw@gmail.comBlue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health and Harvard PilgrimNoShe's great at replying to email. I have found her very comfortable to work with. She is good at using humor and analogies/ metaphor to create new and useful ways of looking at a situation. "I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield,United Behavioral Health and Harvard Pilgrim. I'm willing to see people who have out-of-network benefits on other plans but require them to pay out of pocket and submit for reimbursement themselves."
2/18/2016 14:32:35Kim ClarkPrivateNeighborhood Nine3222 617 547 7292NoNoTechnically retired and working under the table.
LICSW practiced in individual, group and couples' counseling for over 35 years. Has personal experience with multiple poly/open/triad lifestyles.

Takes clients mostly on referral.
3/9/2016 12:00:09Justine SullivanJustine SullivanBack Bay3321 213-8012YesUnsureShe's based out of Marlborough, but spends at least 1 day per week in Boston. Wonderful queer activist specializing in LGBTQ+ identity and issues.
3/9/2016 15:32:18Naomi AltmanPrivate PracticeCentral Square, Cambridgewww.naomialtman.com617-299-0813 naomi@naomialtman.comNoNoI am therapist seeking to be added to the list so I skipped all the scales. I would otherwise rate myself a 3 on all accounts.
3/29/2016 8:25:15Naomi AltmanPrivate PracticeCambridge, Central Square3233www.naomialtman.comNAOMI@NAOMIALTMAN.COMNoNo
6/16/2016 0:14:28Naomi AltmanPrivate practiceSomerville33333, NAOMI@NAOMIALTMAN.COMNoNo
1/3/2017 13:19:17Naomi AltmanPrivate practice Central Square 333Naomi@naomialtman.comBlue Cross Blue Shield
10/6/2017 16:12:15Elliott KronenfeldInsight BrooklineBrookline3131Queer Femmes: 0 Trans people: 1client supplied infoYesI *think* so?Do NOT see Elliott. He minimizes femme invisibility, talks about himself a lot to the point where the client then has to try to redirect the conversation back to themself, has made messed-up assumptions about trans people (like assuming a cis person would be sad about their trans partner's genitals during sex because the person is trans and not cis), and exhibits a #notallmen attitude at times (like when talking about being traumatized by mass shootings) because he's so obsessed with validating masculinity. I felt like I often was his go-to gender resource when *I* was paying *him*.
3/28/2016 20:21:59Elliott Kronenfeld Insight Brookline (owner)Brookline & Newton3332data not collectedinsightbrookline.comYesNoHe's a homonormative white gay veteran but is not at all judgmental of more ~alternative~ lifestyles. Lots of experience with trans people including teenagers.
5/2/2018 23:09:56Charles StraussPrivate practiceDavis square3333I am a client of this therapist.Charlesstrauss.comI don't knowI don't knowRequires stairsYes
3/29/2016 9:45:48Charles StraussPrivate PracticeSomerville333data not collected YesCharles is a fantastic, queer-friendly, poly-friendly, kink-friendly therapist. Has specialized in dealing with bisexual and bi-curious men but sees a wide range of clients. Wonderfully grounded and compassionate and skilled.
3/29/2016 10:22:24Rachel KahnThe BorumChinatown 3333data not collectedwww.sidneyborum.orgrkahn@fenwayhealth.orgYesYesShe has walk in hours every week, but the Borum is part of Fenway, so there's a long wait to get in for an intake for long term therapy. She's good with writing letters of support for surgery.
10/5/2017 23:50:35Rachel Kahn, LMHC The Borum Chinatown 3333client supplied infowww.sidneyborum.orgrkahn@fenwayhealth.orgYesYes
3/29/2016 10:49:45Audra Gilsing-CoronaPhoenix CollectiveRoslindale3 helpful with sexual assault; uses humor and is real and amazing
6/10/2016 10:25:53Sara KimmelCambridge 3333Trasngender expertise 495-2323Sara Kimmel has a small private practice in Cambridge. She also works with Harvard faculty and their families. She has extensive expertise with queer and transgender clients, and spent years advocating for access to health benefits for transgender Harvard affiliates.
6/15/2016 19:33:18Maggie JarmolowskiPrivate PracticeHarvard Square33spirituality friendly - 3 858-6840Yes
6/15/2016 19:52:15Emily PilowaPrivate PracticeAllston3322http://www.emilypilowa.com617-943-6260Blue Cross MAUnknownShe's amazing, but is frequently full / can only rarely take new clients.
6/15/2016 20:51:51Gaiana Germaniprivate practiceHarvard Square22 isn't versed in all the language and culture, but I've never felt that she was being judgmental in any way about poly or queer things.

(She also never made me feel in any way like being queer or poly were the cause or symptoms of my struggles with mental health, even at moments like expressing frustration with a metamour.)
6/15/2016 21:35:18Jenn Bortle, Ph.D.private practice Harvard Square & Newburyportjennbortle.comjenn.bortle@gmail.comNoNo
6/15/2016 21:42:37Scott Bortle, Ph.D.private practiceHarvard Square & Newburyport
6/16/2016 10:07:34Bruin Christopher RunyanWise BodySkype/Phone 3333Radical Communities: 3www.wisebody.org8023223525Has some sliding scale spotsNoBruin was recommended to me by some fellow East coast organizers. I've been working with him over Skype for just over 6 months, and I highly recommend him. He's a former organizer with fabulous politics and does somatics aka body based work. I was skeptical about what was possible given that it had to be Skype work because he's physically based in Vermont but he's clearly figure out how to adapt therapy to a distance model, and I can't believe how many tools I've gained and how much my life has changed since starting to work with him. Highly, highly recommended, particularly for queers looking to heal trauma.
6/17/2016 16:28:41Rachel Kahn The 927-6372YesYes
8/5/2016 15:00:01Leah SoumeraiCambridge Health AllianceSomerville3323Abuse/Trauma/D.V. Survivors - Friendliness Rating - 3 Has given her permission to be listed on this document
- Extremely high EQ and interpersonal skills
- Is essentially a "bridge therapist" (she does not see clients long term, typically 1-9 sessions, with the intent of placing them in long term therapy after evaluating them.)
- Need a PCP at a Cambridge Health Alliance facility in order to be seen by her, but can request her if patient does have a PCP there.
- Comes highly recommended by her co-workers, and most people's only complaint is that they are sad she's not a long term therapist.
8/17/2016 10:16:54Ariana DeeleyWhole Living CenterCambridge, MA333Assault/Trauma- 3, Gender Identity- 3 648-5920 Blue Cross Blue ShieldI don't know
9/6/2016 21:15:26Emily LamkinCommunity Counseling of Bristol CountyTaunton, MASelf identifies as friendly to Goths, Burners and Artists, and rates herself a 3 on friendliness to non-mono, queer, and kink friendliness.Comcounseling.org508-828-9116YesNoHolistic counseling with an understanding of Buddhist philosophy, art therapy, and reiki.
9/15/2016 9:45:11Kathryn Buchanan-HowlandPrivate practiceBoston - near Copley333Multiples/systems - 3 496-6515 katie@buchananhowland.netYesNoKatie is excellent with folks with trauma. She does a great job educating herself about things she's less familiar with.
1/1/2018 22:54:17Samantha ManewitzPrivate Practice
Cambridge - Harvard Square
3332Non binary experiences -2.5client made entry flexible online scheduling and reminders
11/8/2016 16:59:15
Samantha Manewitz LICSW CST
Private Practice Cambridge, Harvard Square 617-402-5551YesNo
12/20/2016 9:33:18Patricia (Trisha) MoorePrivate Practice1776 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA3333Alternative religious views 3, Social justice 3 929-3377YesAmerican Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) certified. Out-of-network for Harvard Pilgrim.
12/20/2016 9:44:09Magdalena J. FossePrivate Practice49 Hancock St. Cambridge, MA 02139333Poly multiples therapy 3www.drfosse.comdrfosse@yahoo.comHave to file your own insuranceNoCertification by American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Very well qualified and insightful.
High end: Costs $200 per session and insurance almost certainly doesn't cover this.
1/19/2017 21:52:58Jennifer TaubJamaica Plain 3333Www.drjennifertaub.comDr.jennifer.taub@gmail.comYesNo
1/24/2017 14:40:52Haley MazzarellaPrivate PracticeCentral Square, CambridgeLGBTQQIA+ 2
This therapist created this entry 453-8383 haley@haleymazzarella.comout of network providersNoI offer therapy on a sliding scale.
2/3/2017 18:04:39Christina GarbarinoBrookline Community Mental Health CenterWashington Sq, Brookline2212client the main office: (617) 277-8107the center takes manyYesThere are several therapists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals there. Also, preference is given to Brookline residents.
2/10/2017 19:23:54Aida ManduleyThe Meeting Point (Private Practice in Collective Space)Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
This therapist created this entry; (401) 227-0769Responsive fee system for out of pocket costsResponsive fee system for out of pocket costsTherapist is gendequeer, Latinx, queer, kinky, and polyamorous themselves! Also particularly available to pagan and other folks whose faith systems are less well-known or competently addressed in therapy.
6/27/2017 8:38:38Leslie BermanRasi AssociatesCopley Square23client is great on trans/gnc issues.
6/27/2017 9:34:06Isa Matteiprivate practiceArlington2323geek friendly, good at AS/spectrum communication needsclient,LMHC_Arlington_Massachusetts_67650617-410-8245YesI believe only for existing patientsIsa does Internal Family Systems therapy, which I looked hard for after reading up on it. It's very good (IMO) for depression and trauma, which are her main specialties. I found her extremely warm, open, non-judgmental and "safe", as a person, to do the rather intense internal work that IFS entails; and the experience made me a big fan of it as types of therapy go. Also, she has personal experience with mentally-ill family members, which can be SUPER helpful if that's a thing you deal with as well.
7/21/2017 13:31:46Carol Ann Licitraprivate? harvard square, cambridge33client entry (857) 342-3576Yesunsure
8/10/2017 12:00:03Liz McAuliffeprivateDedham33client entry - Aetnanot sure about kink/POC as I am white and not kinky but I suspect she'd be open. Don't know about insurance other than mine, Aetna, which she does accept.
8/11/2017 15:48:59Jessica Johnson South Bay Community ServicesMaldeninfo entered by therapistsouthbaycommunityservices.com7818512648 - Malden office numberAny insurance that allows therapy with license-eligible counselorsYesClients may need a referral but can request Jessica as their assigned therapist
8/15/2017 23:43:33Sarah WardCambridge Health AllianceUnion Square, Somerville3322i feel comfortable discussing the therapeutic benefits of substances - 2client entry6176653220 is Cambridge Health Alliance - ask for Sarah WardYesYesmy kink/poc responses are 2 because i'm white and rarely discuss kink. i can't know for sure but based on her other views i feel good about my conjecture
10/4/2017 20:09:38Sixto Muñoz, LICSWFenway HealthSouth End/Back Bay2323Sex work - 3, PTSD/trauma - 3, Islam - 2, behavioral therapy - 3client entryYesYes
10/4/2017 21:02:53Stephen KnowltonPrivate Practice
Kenmore Square/Teele Square
232client entry6178595806Unknown, offers sliding scale for those not acceptedUnknown
10/4/2017 21:25:44Christina PetersonUnique Outcomes CenterArlington, MA333transgenderclient entry, BlueCross and BlueShield, NetworkHealth, TuftsunsureI as a white person cannot speak to POC friendliness rating, but I have no reason to believe the rating would not be a 3.
10/5/2017 8:31:50Margot MeitnerThe Meeting PointJamaica PlainTherapist made this of networkNo
10/5/2017 12:02:51Randi Schalet PSY.DPrivate Practice Roslindale3333client entry 870-0709Aetna BMC HealthNet Blue Care Network Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCross and BlueShield Cigna Empire BlueCross Harvard Pilgrim Health Net MHN Magellan Behavioral Health Medicare Military OneSource Neighborhood Health Plan Network Health PacifiCare TRICARE Tufts UnitedHealthcare ValueOptionsYes
10/5/2017 18:24:32Emi Barkus, LMHCAprivate practiceCambridgeDisabled/chronically ill, trans/non-binary, parentsTherapist made this, 206-856-1337NoNo
11/14/2017 12:13:14Jennifer JopeFamily Continuity Plymouth, MATherapist made this entry508-470-1235YesYesIndividual and couples counseling, CBT, EMDR, MCBT (mindfulness based, sex therapy.yes
11/30/2017 19:36:21Ashley AnechiaricoInsight Counseling and WellnessJamaica Plain333great for chronic pain/disabilityclient entry, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Optum, United Healthcare, United Behavioral Health, and most private insurances with PPO plansYesI didn't rate her on kink-friendliness because we haven't talked about it, but I am kinky and would feel totally comfortable talking to her!
12/1/2017 13:55:05Michael C Gallagher LICSWInsightful DirectionGreater BostonLGBT - 3, BDSM - 3, Infantalism - 3, CBT - 3, Furries - 3, Watersports - 3Therapist made this entryComing soon...1.978.606.7039NoNoI am fantasy and fetish friendly; recognizing the benefit, joy, and happy prevalence of kink. I am Escort, Dancer, and Dominance affirmative. I specialize in trauma as well as sexual addiction - CSAT in process. Some clinicians believe that trauma always precipitates KAP. Hopefully certain clinicians evolve their understanding. Nonetheless, trauma, if experienced is insidious. And in that, many have used their kink as therapeutic transcendence. Fantasy is life. We all have a public, personal, and private world. Some like their worlds mutually exclusive; never crossing. Some meld their worlds into a uniform reality. Whatever your satisfaction, I am happy to work on your Insightful Direction one step at a time. Your journey, Your direction.
3/29/2018 20:07:13Jennifer RosselliColumn HealthDavis Square, other Column Health locations333Trans (3)I am a client of this therapist.Columnhealth.comGo through column health, doesn't give out info.YesYesDavis location is accessible, bathroom is accessible. All locations have all gender bathrooms.
4/22/2018 17:59:09Analinda MarcusI am this therapist. herself as 3 on Nonmono and Queer Friendliness, 2 on Kink Friendliness; Relatively Abled/special needs=3, all religions= 3, nationalities=3 <<<Curator's Note: This therapist did not entirely fill out the form or follow directions. >>>in the South End close to RedLine, silver Line and walking distance from Back bay station. Also an inexpensive pay lot to park in across the street. No stairs.
5/1/2018 16:06:03Brent ReynoldsPrivate PracticeCambridge/Harvard Sq333I am a client of this therapist. 254-8285 YesCis(het?) man - Brent is extremely compassionate and open to learning about my relationships without judgement or assumptions. Top floor walkup with no elevatorYes
5/1/2018 16:55:46Ashley WeaverWhole Living CenterCambridge (Harvard)23Burner Friendly: 2 - Sex worker friendly 1 (Not bad, doesn't know much but is nonjudgemental)client entry 617-401-7701 or email: ashley@whole-living-center.comAetna, Beacon, Blue Cross, Fallon Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health, TuftsSeems to be open to working with poly issues and mentioned working with nonmono folks before. I gave her a 2 because she doesn't seem to be super versed in poly culture, but it's not a problem for me. Seems to be fine with pansexuality and my relationships with trans/GQ people. I haven't brought up much in the way of kink yet. Did seem a bit clueless about sex work, but nonjudgemental beyond "safety concerns." I'm white, so can't comment on POC friendliness. Does seem to be burner culture informed but isn't making assumptions. So far we're meshing well on discussions of boundaries and drug use. Dance/movement therapy aspect is a nice, low key addition to sessions and very helpful; I wish more therapists integrated the body into their work with clients.Lots of narrow steep stairs to get to office, near Harvard
5/1/2018 17:06:48Douglas BakerCambridge Mind Body (Private Practice)Cambridge32client entry websiteOut of Network only, $200/hrNoDidn't bat an eye at poly stuff, pretty sure he's worked with other nonmono friends. Really good on communication strategies in couples therapy - actually ignored all the content of our issues and just focused on communication styles. Was all about meditation and traditional approaches to mindfulness - not my thing, but it might be yours; tbh I felt kinda judged when it didn't work for me. Didn't seem to recognize (definitely didn't validate) when my partner was manic/psychotic in couples therapy. Up a few steps to get into the building, office is on ground floor, hallways might be a little narrowYes
5/2/2018 9:41:52Danya GoodmanGoodman Psychotherapy AssociatesBoston Downtown (State Street T)333I am a client of this therapist. surenot very accessible. the front door has two small steps to enter the building. there is an elevator to the second floor but then there are 5 stairs to enter the therapy office. Not sure if there is any other entry.
5/2/2018 10:08:53Marion SimoneauInsight PsychotherapyBrookline - Coolidge Corner333I am a client of this therapist.Yes
5/3/2018 7:34:56Michelle S. WexelblatPrivate PracticeN. ChelmsfordTherapist made this entry mswexelblat@mswcounseling.comMany, see website.YesLooking to move practice June-August 2018 to Andover or further easthas elevator, space is not wheelchair accessible w/o assistanceYes
5/7/2018 21:50:26Ben KudlerPrivate PracticeBack Bay332I am a client of this therapist.(617) 229-7228Blue Cross Blue Shield MAMultiple stairs up to main door, and office is on 4th floor. There is a very small staircase up from the ground floor, or a very old elevator with a maximum capacity of 2 people.Yes
5/30/2018 10:46:28Deborah Robinson-ThompsonPrivate PracticeBurlington, MATherapist made this entrywww.debrobinsonthompson.com978-729-3683; debrobinsonthompson@gmail.comBCBS & Tufts Health PlanNoElevatorYes
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