Paul J Letendre

Paul J Letendre


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Financial District Accepting In-person
Updated May 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Paul J. Letendre is a licensed counselor, past professor of psychology, public speaker at major psychology conferences, researcher, and the author of a forthcoming book.

Through psychotherapy, Paul helps people learn how to use their unconscious patterns for growth rather than be used by them. He believes that growth becomes possible as we expand awareness of the subtleties in our mind that are repeating daily, and when we use this understanding to negotiate our position in a world that is increasingly complex and uncertain.

For change to happen, Paul believes people need to experience a therapeutic relationship that can withstand the challenges to trust that will naturally arise over time as people make ongoing attempts to speak what is unspoken, revisit painful memories, get to know themselves better, worry if they will be accepted, and frequently question if the journey is going to be worthwhile. In this way, Paul believes the therapeutic relationship is the therapy. Therefore, the therapy needs to repeatedly be adapted to fit the person, rather than adapting the person to fit therapy.

Paul offers both remote and office meetings. His office is conveniently located in Boston’s Financial District and is accessible by all major T lines. His appointment hours include late mornings, afternoons, and early evenings.

Message to clients

I’m guessing I’m not the first line of help you have tried. Most people come to me after having tried self-help books or even past attempts at therapy. They are smart and sensitive people who already know a bit about themselves, and now they want to go deeper.

I think more people are becoming aware of the research findings that the therapy relationship is more responsible for treatment outcome than the techniques or brand of therapy that gets used. What may be lesser known is that this fact doesn’t necessarily imply that the therapy relationship will always feel good. Rather, it means that the therapeutic relationship seeks to accommodate the full range of complex feelings that past relationships have not been able to – the good, the bad, and the messy.

We are highly relational beings, and if aspects of our personhood can become compromised through past interpersonal experiences, that means new interpersonal experiences offer us the potential to work through where we are stuck. Practicing trust in therapy can be very hard. I promise you there is no right or wrong way to do this work; there is only your way. Let's check-in often on how you're feeling.

We don't know each other yet, and I can't say exactly what will happen in therapy once we do. All I can say with certainty is that something will happen, and when it does, I will be there with you. Please message me now with your availability for a free Zoom consultation.


Relationship issues - Identifying patterns in thought, feeling, and behavior, that occur outside of conscious awareness with regularity and influence your relationship interactions.

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as childhood abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, racism, ongoing harassment and bullying.

Personality disorders - Addressing long-term patterns in the personality that usually affect all areas of functioning - relationships, work/school, self-esteem and identity.

Shame - Go at your own pace and address the aspects of your private experience that interfere with your ability to develop a better relationship with yourself.

Anxiety - Explore your fears of what you believe could or will happen in the future. Identify and talk through the origins of these fears and see what new perspective you might gain from processing this information with your therapist.

Self-esteem - Developing a realistic and reliable impression of one's self in relation to others that can reasonably withstand the challenges of adversity and setback that will continue to confront you throughout your lifetime.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Paul Letendre 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: $240 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $285 (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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

When the treatment plan requires multiple times per week meetings, I charge the normal rate for the first session that week, and a $45 discount on the other sessions that week.


Financial District practice
185 Devonshire St., Suite 503, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, 2020 - 2020
Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dimensions Course Instructor, 2019 - 2019
Rhode Island College Counseling Center, Per-Diem Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2016
South Bay Community Services, Staff Therapist, 2013 - 2016
Johnson and Wales University, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, 2014 - 2016
Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies, Executive Board Member, 2014 - 2016
Anna Maria College Counseling Center, Counseling Internship, 2012 - 2013
Riverside Community Care, Counseling Practicum II, 2012 - 2012
Center House at Bay Cove Human Services, Counseling Practicum I, 2011 - 2012

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Postgraduate Fellowship Program, 2019
William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), M.A., Counseling Psychology, 2013
University of Massachusetts at Boston, B.A., Psychology, 2011


California: 10669

Virginia: 0701008982

Rhode Island: MHC00729

Florida: MH19244

Massachusetts: 9409