Henny  Stern
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Henny Stern

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, New York Waitlist Online
Cambridge Waitlist In-person
Updated March 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex trauma
  • Somatic therapy
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Mind-body connection
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression

Professional statement

Henny Stern is a Somatic Trauma Therapist who offers in-person sessions in Cambridge, MA as well as virtual therapy in MA and NY. She specializes in treating trauma; complex PTSD, attachment wounds as well as dissociative disorders.

Henny works best with clients who have already experienced traditional talk therapy and while having gained much insight and awareness, are still struggling to see the changes they had hoped for. Henny is a somatic therapist, which means she supports her clients to become more attuned with their body, feel connected in the present moment, and have capacity to process and "be-with" difficult emotions and memories. Her approach is holistic and integrative and is guided by a trauma-informed lens. Her treatment also includes helping clients to identify safety, set boundaries, and move through challenging circumstances- so they can finally be on the other side of "stuckness." Henny uses the client-therapist relationship; working with client's on an individual basis- assessing needs accordingly to inform her on the best treatment plan.

Henny views trauma as less of an illness and more of a psycho-spiritual journey with opportunities for great transformation. She ultimately wants to empower her clients to listen to the messages of their body, and trust the little voice inside that speaks volumes about the past, present and path forward.


Message to clients

Many people assume that in order to have trauma they must remember experiencing a big and terrible event. When in actuality, trauma is less about the event that happened and more about an experience that left us feeling "not ok" inside. Trauma makes us feel alone- cut off from ourselves, others and the world around us. Healing from trauma is a journey of reconnection; feeling safe and supported enough to go to the painful feelings and memories and come out on the other side. Healing from trauma is not about overwhelming our nervous systems but about creating capacity to do hard things that feel important and necessary so that we can feel ok again to get back out in the world, be our authentic selves and experience the small and big joys of life. Being apart of people's journey from trauma and "stuckness" to wholeness and integration is extraordinary and an absolute honor. If my work resonates with you, I would love to hear from you and see if we may be the right fit to work together.


Specialties

Complex trauma - Overwhelming responses in the present as a result of past experiences such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, growing up in a chaotic or stressful family

Somatic therapy - All feelings have a body component and sometimes the body holds important information in physical symptoms; works with a body process orientation that can provide a way to work with somatic symptoms including tension, pain and fatigue and the emotions that come with those feelings

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

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.

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Henny Stern 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 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Initial 30-45 min consultation is complimentary.

If you have out-of-network insurance (PPO plan), you may have benefits that allow you to get reimbursed for a percentage of our sessions. I would be happy to walk you through that process. Additionally, I offer a sliding scale $175-200 to those in need with out-of-network insurance, working to meet their deductible. Don't hesitate to reach out and ask.


Location(s)

Cambridge practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Women's Domestic Violence Shelter, Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor, 2013 - 2017

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute , Level 2 , 2021
New York University, LCSW, 2010


Licensure

Massachusetts: 122068

New York: 085168


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"As my clinical supervisor, Henny transformed my neophyte career from raw potential to actual success. With her professional skills and kind demeanor, she reinforced my strengths and helped me through some steep learning curves. Supervision with Henny was the best investment for my career!"

- Simmons College alum • October 2017

Client testimonials

"Honestly, she was wonderful!"
- Zencare client • October 2023
"My call with Henny went well. She asked questions, responded to my questions, and seemed friendly and open."
- Zencare client • December 2019