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Bailey Hanek(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Couples counseling- Existential crisis & challenges- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Relationship issues- Sexual health & dysfunction-
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Professional statement

Dr. Bailey Hanek is a licensed clinical psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist in Cambridge, MA. She works with individuals, couples, and those in ethically nonmonogamous relationship structures. Her areas of expertise include life transitions, relationship issues, desire discrepancy, and gender exploration.

Dr. Hanek believes that her clients learn how to be in the world, in relationship to themselves and others, through past experiences. Change involves identifying and understanding what her clients have learned, and helping them learn new ways of being that serve them better.

After graduating college, Dr. Hanek attended medical school for several years before transitioning to William James College, where she earned her doctorate. Since becoming licensed, Dr. Hanek has pursued advanced training through the University of Michigan, where she gained her AASECT-certification in sex therapy. In addition, Dr. Hanek serves as a consultant for the online sex therapy forum, Between Us Clinic, and is co-author of a clinical manual on couple and sex therapy, which will be published in 2024. She has also been featured in several publications, including Men's Health and Mashable.

Dr. Hanek sees people both virtually and in-person in her office in Central Square, Cambridge. Her hours include typical business hours, Tuesday through Friday, and she is currently accepting new clients. Please feel free to message Dr. Hanek to set up a free consultation.

Message to clients

Welcome! Taking the steps to search for support is not easy, and I hope that you are proud of yourself for making it this far. In your journey for a therapist, please take the time to find someone that you really "mesh" with. The best predictor of positive therapy outcomes is the fit between client and therapist. I work to earn your trust so that therapy becomes a place where you can truly explore your deepest thoughts and feelings, knowing that you will be supported and cared for. Therapy is a sacred space where you can finally take of the masks that you where in your daily life and breathe. I hope to create that holding environment with you. If you'd like to learn more about who I see, and what and how I work, please make sure to watch my video!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Azimuth Psychological, Staff Clinician
Self, Clinical Psychologist

William James College, PsyD, 2015
McGill University, B.Sc., 2007


Massachusetts: 10470




Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Bailey Hanek is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (45min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I work with out of network (OON) benefits, so if your insurance plan does have OON benefits, you will able to get a significant portion of the session fee reimbursed.