Whitney  Westmorland

Whitney Westmorland

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Not accepting new clients in Boston practice (updated November 08, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Mind/Body connection
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Whitney Westmorland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Many of her clients are individuals or couples experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction, who find that their emotional health is affecting their professional and personal relationships. Whitney also specializes in helping clients with relationship challenges such as dating, disconnection, communication issues, infidelity, and divorce.

Whitney has an expertise in mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Yoga (TCTSY), and other mind-body work, as well as postgraduate training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and The Gottman Method of couples therapy. Whitney’s style is warm and open, and she works first and foremost to establish trust with her clients. Her therapy work is client-driven, and she works with couples to determine whether to meet together, one-on-one, or a combination of the two.

Whitney received her Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor's of Arts in Gender Studies & Comparative Human Development from The University of Chicago. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked at a community mental health center, at a substance use treatment clinic, and as a reproductive health researcher.


Message to clients

In today's stressful world it is easy to sweep your own needs under the rug. You’re encouraged to keep working and pushing, no matter the toll it takes on your mind and body. You might start to fall into unhealthy patterns, feel anxious, depressed, and unfulfilled. Over time this can lead to problems in both your professional and personal relationships. Your decision to attend therapy is an important commitment to self-care and your relationships. Therapy provides a safe place for you to hit pause, and reflect on where you have been, where you want to go, and how to get there.
My approach to therapy is based first and foremost on building a positive and collaborative relationship with you. I focus on tailoring my therapy approach to accommodate your unique challenges and strengths. We work together to help you feel seen, heard, and empowered to create for yourself the life that you deserve.


Specialties

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mind/Body connection - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body; utilizing trauma-sensitive yoga

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)

Therapist's note

Whitney can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

399 Boylston Street

Suite 900A

Boston, MA 02116

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Justice Resource Institute, 2015 - 2018

Daymark Recovery Services, 2014 - 2015

Appalachian State University, MA, 2015

The University of Chicago, BA, 2013


Languages

  • English