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Looking for a Female Therapist in the Boston Area?

Fmale Boston Therapists, Female Counselors & Female Psychologists - Boston Evening TherapyOur Boston Evening Therapy staff is comprised of the top therapists, counselors, and psychologists in the Boston area.  Our diverse staff consists of both male and female therapists who are trained to counsel patients of all ages and genders.

Many of our patients have a specific preference for a female therapist and we are well-staffed to meet those preferences. This can be the case for both male and female patients but often and most particularly many of our women patients seek to work with other women.

We have a number of female therapists who are highly skilled and particularly well versed in Feminist Theory and its approach to psychotherapy with women.

What is Feminist Theory?

Feminist Theory recognizes that in addition to the psychological and family issues that are typically present in therapy, it is vital to recognize cultural and societal issues that specifically affect women, people of color, LGBTQ and other marginalized populations. Issues that involve sexual abuse or trauma, domestic violence or abuse as well as eating disorders, body-image dysphoria, social anxiety are also often issues that are relevant.

At our practice, we believe that the single most important feature of any successful therapy begins with the quality of the connection between patient and therapist.

A deep level of trust, empathy, connection and understanding is vital no matter what form of therapy is being pursued. Being truly and profoundly heard and understood by a therapist can help create an environment for healing, growth and renewal and ultimately for very successful therapy.

The development of a thriving and vital therapy relationship with a female therapist can also be an important and empowering experience for some patients and can be both reparative of past traumas and problematic relationships and create new visions of healthy possibilities and identification of important personal strengths in the present.

Meet Our Female Boston Evening Therapists

You can learn more about our female therapists on our Meet Our Boston Evening Therapists page.  Read their Profiles to discover which therapist is best suited to your needs and treatment and then contact us to schedule your appointment.

If you would like more information about the female therapists or would like to schedule an appointment with one, feel free to contact us by phone at (617) 738-1480 or fill out our online form. We provide private pay options and accept a number of major health insurance programs.

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Jacob Weinberg, LICSW

Jacob Weinberg, LICSW

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Works with:
Adolescents (starting around age 17), young adults, adults, groups

Therapy Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), strengths-based, solution-focused, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral (CBT)

Anxiety, depression, ADHD, coping with stressful life events or transitions including academic, career relationship or family issues

Get to Know:
I believe that effective therapy helps you feel understood, more aware, empowered and ultimately better able to effectively navigate distress. Life can be full of struggles and sometimes it is difficult to imagine that circumstances can change. I believe in people’s capacity to change and in their ability to increase a sense of wellbeing. For some people, entering therapy is scary, especially if it is for the first time. Taking a step into the unknown during a time of struggle is a sign of strength, and I applaud you for searching for a therapist who is a good match.

I am a non-judgemental listener and my style is collaborative and supportive. I help people increase insight and awareness through exploration and reflection. I will observe, ask questions, validate, and gently challenge. I value kindness, compassion, humor, and a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship.

I believe and practice what Jon Kabat-Zinn expressed when he wrote that, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Obstacles will present themselves in our lives and we can learn how to skillfully navigate them.

I have over 12 years of experience as a clinical social worker working with adolescents, adults, parents and families in a variety of settings including office, school, residential program, hospital, and home.

Through exploration and collaboration I help people become aware of patterns and habits that may no longer be serving them well, and which  get in the way of realizing their goals. Together, we can help you develop new, more functional habits and practices that improve happiness, fulfillment and effectiveness, thus moving you closer to living a meaningful life. I enjoy integrating mindfulness techniques and skill-building work into my sessions with clients, as well as helping clients to amplify their strengths to achieve positive outcomes. I am committed to culturally competent practice and to meeting you where you’re at in a non-judgemental manner. I primarily utilize perspectives and techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), though I also take strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and positive psychology among others. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, and specialize working with young adults (aged 17 and up).

Professional Training:
Earlham College, B.A.
Simmons College, M.S.W.

Emily M. Balazs, LICSW

Emily M. Balazs, LICSW

Works With

Adults and Older Adults

Therapy Approach

I deeply value curiosity and self-inquiry in my work. My style is primarily conversational with some direct coaching. My knowledge and approach is based in Buddhist Psychology, Feminist Theory, Attachment Theory and Relational-Cultural Theory. I have training in many modalities including CBT, DBT, MI and Narrative Therapy. However, my training and approach is primarily based in mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and therapeutic writing/journaling for the purpose of self-exploration as well as mind-body/yogic approaches for connecting with emotion in the body.


  • Addiction and co-occurring disorders
  • End of life and grief/bereavement
  • Managing and adjusting to the onset of complex medical conditions
  • Relationship challenges
  • LGBTQ and sexuality exploration work
  • Social oppression and stigmatization
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Trauma

Get to Know

“Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” – Audre Lorde. I believe that through establishing a deep and self-affirming connection with ourselves through radical self-acceptance, self-understanding and self-compassion, we can be more equipped to boldly meet the challenges we face on both an individual and societal/cultural level. I believe that through seeking to heal and love ourselves we effectively simultaneously work towards creating more healing and love in our world.

Patrick Lee, LMHC


Works with:
Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Therapy Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing


  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Chronic psychiatric conditions
  • Cross-cultural issues

Professional Training:
Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston, M.S. Mental Health Counseling

Get to Know:

Everyone, at least once in their life, finds themselves struggling with life events that feel insurmountable or with emotions that feel outside of their control. I believe that therapy can help with that and bring out your own resilience and capacity to learn. My guiding principle is to provide an open and accepting environment where people can explore their personal experiences and reinforce their well-being.

I view therapy as a collaborative process and use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to emphasize mindfulness and awareness of self. Working together, we can identify barriers to success, maladaptive responses and strategies to help you find the change you’re looking for. I enjoy working with a diverse and multicultural population of clientele, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Adam Carmel, Ph.D.

Adam Carmel, Ph.D.

Adam Carmel, Ph.D.

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Works with:
Adults and adolescents

Therapy Approach:
My focus is on evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and exposure-based interventions (e.g., Prolonged Exposure for PTSD).

I specialize in treating the following problems: Trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, panic), self-harm behaviors, drug and alcohol problems.

Get to Know:
Therapy can help people work through suffering to reach their life goals. Sometimes we get stuck in some important part of life and we are lost about how to move forward. It’s often the case that our tools for dealing with life’s problems and challenges – tools that have worked well in the past – are no longer working. My approach to therapy involves providing new tools to cope effectively.

I specialize in using evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and exposure-based interventions (e.g., Prolonged Exposure for PTSD). I offer a practical, solution-focused approach to collaboratively work with individuals on attaining their life goals.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating the following problems:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression and loss of motivation
  • Anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, panic)
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Eating disorders (e.g., bulimia, binge eating, healthy weight control)
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship and communication difficulties
  • General stress or adjustment problems

Professional Training:
I received extensive training in evidence-based treatments while completing a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. I am currently an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of DBT Services at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

For more information, please contact me at 617-738-1480 or

Areas of Specialization


Beth Potter, LICSW

I specialize in the treatment of young adults, which usually means college age and young professionals, struggling with depression and anxiety (more specifically anticipation anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks) and issues related to self-esteem, body image, eating issues, self harm, emotion regulation, relationships, transitions, and trauma. My therapy approach depends, of course, on the presenting problem and the goals of the client, but can be psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, or within a trauma framework. Read more…

Rachel Fish, PsyD

Rachel Fish, PsyD

I specialize in working with young adults who are navigating identity as they move into adulthood. I greatly enjoy working with the LGBT population, multi-cultural individuals, and with clients who are looking for help with anxiety, depression, addictions, and trauma. I often incorporate mindfulness, stress reduction strategies, CBT, and psychodynamic models. Also, I will soon be certified in EMDR. Read more…

Fatima Aydin, PhD

Fatima Aydin, PhD

I have a strong interest in issues related to relationships, and enjoy conducting couples and family therapy as well as working with individuals who are experiencing relationship or intimacy-related concerns. I also have significant experience with college and graduate students with a particular focus on their individuation process and establishment of their identities. A third area of interest is around culturally-related concerns, so international students for whom the process of individuation is compounded by cultural adjustment issues, or older international adults who are trying to adapt to a new cultural environment, or couples in mixed race/ethnicity relationships. Read more…

Annie Olinick Berkman, LMHC

Annie Olinick Berkman, LMHC

I specialize in perinatal issues including adoption, abortion, infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, childbirth, post-partum mood difficulties, partner relationship after becoming parents and trauma or family history that impacts any of these areas. I also specialize in working with college age students around identity, individuation/separation from parents, relationship and sexuality questions as well as academic and social challenges.  Read more…

Anindita Bhaumik

Anindita Bhaumik, LICSW

I specialize in working with victims of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, incest and couples going through infidelity issues as well as with children who have witnessed domestic violence growing up. In other words I work well with victims of trauma. I use trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and use tools like books, pictures toys to work with children as well as adults. Read more…

Anindita ChatterjeeBhaumik, LICSW, CCTP

Anindita Bhaumik

Anindita Bhaumik, LICSW

 a Certified Trauma Professional

Anindita Bhaumik is a Certified Trauma Professional

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Works with:

Adults, Young Adults, Couples & Ethnically diverse population

Therapy Approach:

I strongly believe that establishing a warm, mutually respectful and trusting relationship between the therapist and the client is crucial. My approach is client –centered, empathic, holistic and non-judgmental.  I use a relational framework as well as down to earth psychotherapy techniques I have been trained in various techniques and hence I have the flexibility to choose the best form of therapeutic techniques that suits the needs of the client.  I frequently use CBT (Trauma Focused CBT), DBT, Interpersonal and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction , Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy , Feminist  theory, Motivational interviewing to assist clients to reach their goals and be the best version of themselves that they can be.

I understand that faith and spirituality can be a source of support for many at times of need so I am open to discussing faith/ spiritual resources that can facilitate one’s journey to wellness.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Couples Counseling
  • Complex trauma & PTSD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual abuse, Sexual assault and  Incest
  • Grief counseling, Spiritual counseling

Get to know:

Reaching out for help is the first and most important act of self care. Inquiring deeply & healing from past trauma in a safe and supportive environment can be life changing. With over twenty years of experience, I firmly believe that despite life’s many challenges, every one has the capacity to grow and reach one’s full potential.

With over twenty years of experience, and training I assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to heal from their trauma.  I work with individuals dealing with mental health challenges like anxiety, bipolar, depression and many others. I specialize in working with men and women in transition, facing separation, relationship challenges and infidelity issues. Migration trauma is often ignored and not talked about.  Using strength-based perspectives, I create a welcoming space for individuals to talk about their experiences and take pride in their accomplishments

Professional Training:

  • Masters in Social Work – Rutgers University
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified Domestic Violence Advocate and trainer
  • Languages- Fluent in English, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu.
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Sarah Loper, LMHC

Sarah Loper, LMHC

Sarah Loper, LMHC


Works with:
I work with individuals, couples and families.

Therapy Approach:
CBT, mindfulness, existential/humanist, family systems, strength-based, solution-focused, psycho education, narrative.

adults, adolescents, couples, multicultural, LGBT, seniors, divorce, grief/loss, transitional stress, substance abuse, trauma.

Get to Know:
Entering therapy takes courage. When life presents challenges that are too difficult to manage on one’s own, it’s helpful to collaborate with a psychotherapist to create change that is both tangible and meaningful.

Over the course of more than 20 years of practice, I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals, groups, families and couples from a wide array of ages and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds that influence one’s life.

My approach is best described as: interactive, compassionate, humorous, nonjudgmental and respectful. My therapeutic style is grounded in existential/humanistic, relational, and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) modalities to assist clients through the processes of change—taking an open-dialogue, collaborative approach to the therapeutic relationship. I will encourage you to guide treatment that suits your needs.

I strongly believe that clients have the ability to grow regardless of historical, personal, professional, or relational challenges. I specialize in assisting clients as they face a range of interwoven issues that can be major aspects of midlife transitions. A midlife crisis can be an opportunity for personal growth and transformation; creating a new meaning for the next stage of life. Health concerns, changes in sexuality, mood fluctuations, relationship challenges, aging parents, job-related confusion, trauma, substance abuse, financial worries, and the family history that often impacts any of these areas. I also have more than a decade of experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with perfectionism, procrastination, questions related to sexuality, inattention, anxiety, depression, assertion, avoidance, and substance use, as they navigate through life transitions.

Deb Chamberlain

Deb Chamberlain
Deb Chamberlain, LMHC

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For more than ten years, I have worked with children, adults and families in outpatient settings.

I am interested in fostering positive identity in my clinical practice with individuals, families, and couples.  My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they “feel” the way they do, and to help them develop a positive self-regard.  As they say, “We can’t heal what we can’t see.”  My role in the context of the therapeutic relationship is to help clients “see”.

I have experience with helping individuals address and cope with an array of life challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship and couple issues; childhood disorders, Asperger’s/PDD and ADHD (child and adult). I use a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray and Play Therapy.

Professional Training

  • Wheelock College, M.S. – Early Childhood Education
  • Lesley University, M.A. – Counseling Psychology

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