Diane  Hope
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Diane Hope


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated September 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

I am dually licensed in MA and RI but have the majority of my insurance credentialing in MA at this time. Please note that I am currently credentialed with BCBS of RI but ALL OTHER INSURANCE credentials are currently through the state of MA. Please reach out with any questions regarding insurance coverage. My other credentialing in RI is pending. Thanks for your understanding!

Prior to my Masters at Boston University, I worked with children at various school settings (elementary, middle, and high school) as a behavioral specialist and counselor. I have a background in conflict resolution, trauma, group therapy, and parental counseling. Within these schools, the majority of my clientele/students came from newly immigrated families from Mexico. I spent a majority of my time working bilingually with these families to support their transition to America and their children's educational goals. Although I have worked with kids quite a lot, I have recently moved toward working mostly with adults and adolescents.

Since earning my Masters, I have worked in homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, and as a Clinical Supervisor. I have the most post-graduate experience in the fields of couples counseling and substance use, but my passion lies with couples and the LGBTQ+ community. As a self-identified member of the Queer community, I am passionate about working with this underserved population and creating a safe space where LGBTQ+ people can receive support without having to explain their identity or experience to someone who does not understand or may judge their experience.

My overall work has consisted in treating substance use, relationship issues, women's issues, LGBTQ+, homelessness, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. I specialize in addressing trauma through a psychodynamic, strengths based approach. I also have experience working with CBT, solution focused, and IFS.

Message to clients

I am a LICSW in both RI and MA. My ideal client would be looking for a space where they can grow and be challenged while feeling supported and heard throughout their process. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with substance use disorders. I have a particular passion for working with Women's/men's issues as well as anyone from the LGBTQ+ community.

Therapy is a very unique relationship because it's a space built solely for the client. I work hard to create an environment which feels safe, judgement free, empowering and unique to the individual while remaining down to earth and genuine. Please feel free to contact me if you believe I might be a good fit for your needs!


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians


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


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Please note the insurance companies that I am currently credentialed with by state:

Massachusetts: Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health, United Healthcare.

Rhode Island: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI, (Aetna of RI **PENDING**)


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-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Column Health, Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2022
Boston Public Health Commission, Triage Clinician, 2018 - 2020

Boston University, Masters of Clinical Social Work, 2019


Massachusetts: 124656

Rhode Island: ISW03527