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Diane Hope(They/Them/Theirs)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
MassachusettsRhode Island
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Trauma-Women's issues-Clinical supervision-

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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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Boston Public Health Commission, Triage Clinician
Column Health, Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist

Boston University, Masters of Clinical Social Work, 2019


Massachusetts: 124656 - Rhode Island: ISW03527


English, Spanish


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+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI)
  • Optum (in-network in MA)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in MA)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in MA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
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**)