Karin  Tiernan

Karin Tiernan


Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated January 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Codependency
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)
  • Optum
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $120


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 3p to 6p
  • Tue 9a to 4p
  • Wed 3p to 6p
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 3p to 6p
  • Sat 9a to 12p
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Degree, 2018
University of Massachusetts Boston, Certificate, 2015
Bridgewater State College, Degree, 2004


Massachusetts: 22080