Betty Jo Bolin, Therapist in Sommerville, Massachusetts — Zencare
Betty  Jo Bolin

Betty Jo Bolin

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Practice: Revive Therapeutic Services
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Sommerville Accepting In-person
Updated August 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Postpartum depression

Professional statement

I invite couples, adolescents and adults to identify strengths, acknowledge challenges and develop strategies to solve a range of problems. We can explore ways to save and enhance your relationship. In the first session, I teach tools that you can use immediately to enhance your partnership, open the lines of communication and reconnect as a couple. If you are an overwhelmed parent, I can help you reach out to your teen by employing techniques that can be used in the moment. My professional experience encompasses coping with anxiety, managing chronic illness, grieving losses and achieving balance for an enriched life.

My therapeutic approach is client-centered, reality-based and solution- focused. I also provide psychodynamic insight-oriented therapy if a more in depth exploration of issues is requested. My experience and training include relationship issues, crises related to life transitions, developmental stages, adolescent concerns, PTSD, chronic illness, and loss.


Message to clients

I work within a relationship-based model that emphasizes strengths, supports self-care planning, encourages mindfulness, and incorporates stress reduction. II also remain well informed with regard to evidence-based techniques, proven theories, and research.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellspring EAP

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Sommerville practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Revive Therapeutic Services, LICSW, 2022 - Present


Licensure

Massachusetts: 106756


Languages

English