Therapists Specializing in Domestic Violence in Boston Area

Domestic violence involves any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within a relationship or family. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it often has a huge impact on the mental and physical health of those who experience it. People who are subjected to, under the threat of, or have witnessed domestic violence may struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and/or substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, safety is the first priority. Having the support of a trusted therapist during the process of planning how to leave can be of great benefit. Once you are safe, therapy can help you heal from the psychological effects of domestic violence. Though people react in different ways when faced with stressful and potentially dangerous situations, many providers take a trauma-informed approach to therapy.

The therapists in Boston Area below can help you work through your experiences, develop coping strategies, and heal. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for their expertise in domestic violence and the provision of clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Sam  Douglas

Sam Douglas

73 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I work from the assumption that many of us are held back by patterns of emotion and behavior that we learned early on--patterns that have outgrown their use, and are now causing anxiety and disconnection. Psychotherapy is a uniquely safe and curious environment, where patient and therapist work together to identify, understand, and unravel these patterns.
Because each of us comes from different circumstances, with a different set of goals, the work of therapy will be unique to each patient. Some people need more structure; others more openness. Figuring this out together--and adapting it when necessary--will be part of the process.
Finding the right therapist isn’t always simple. I encourage anyone making this step to ask many questions and to trust your judgment. I look forward to talking to you.


Jeremy  Clyman

Jeremy Clyman

529 Summer Street, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

Our therapy starts with a focused and collaborative exploration of your core goals and deepest hopes. I blend validation, insight-based feedback and skills-building into a treatment plan rooted in evidence-based research. I also strive to construct an engaging, productive and unconditionally warm/accepting environment for my clients within which to pursue greater skillfulness, health, and happiness.


Michael Cassidy Gallagher

Michael Cassidy Gallagher

1500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $155 per session

Self-discovery and self-recovery is a journey, it takes courage. Starting from birth we enter life with curiosity about ourselves and our capabilities; about the world around us, and how we fit in. Sometimes this journey is seamless, sometimes we get bumps and bruises. Yet regardless of where we are, we can all use some help on our Insightful Direction. It is my great privilege to work with anyone who is eager to understand why they are the way they are and what we can collaboratively work on to feel whole and understood.


Chiké  Nwankwo

Chiké Nwankwo

1842 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

I try to be really respectful of people. It’s no small thing to come into therapy, nobody ever comes into therapy on their best day, its often their worst. I really try to keep that in mind. I really try to meet people where they’re at. I want to help people get the most out of their lives.


Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Online Sessions, MA

185 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

Seeking help used to be challenging. It is now however the easiest time to seek therapy I have ever seen. It only takes your focus and willingness to take care of yourself by connecting with the right match of your needs today. Thanks.


Aaron  Kaplan

Aaron Kaplan

20 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, isolated, scared and possibly in emotional pain. I aim to provide a safe space that is mutually created through a trusting connection built to hold whatever you bring into therapy. The therapy space is your space, so it is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood. I look forward to working together with you to grow, change, heal, and build a more satisfying and purposeful life.


Colleen  Casey

Colleen Casey

82 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116

94 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA, 02476

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Welcome! Dr. Casey offers a warm, empathetic approach to clients where they can talk about a variety of concerns in a supportive environment. Dr. Casey's areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and difficulties related to trauma. Dr. Casey helps people make successful life transitions, face challenges, and resolve troubling times in their relationships. Dr. Casey draws from various theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and strength-based approaches.


Kendra  Capalbo

Kendra Capalbo

Online Sessions, MA

3 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

I have designed my practice to reflect more of a concierge model. What this means is that I take on fewer clients, thus allowing me to offer you more availability, flexibility and accessibility. This allows me to extend sessions when needed at no additional cost and schedule last minute appointments if you hit a bump in the road and need additional support. I also offer extremely flexible hours including early morning, late night and weekend appointments - I work around YOUR schedule.

Born of a true love for couples work, I have made it the focus of my practice. You can rest assured that I have the necessary training needed to do this work well and that I am always building on that foundation.

It is important to me that I set couples up for success and that means only working with couples who meet the criteria that seems to be a good fit with my style. I offer a complimentary consultation to determine this. If I feel we would work well together, I will offer you an invitation to move forward and then the two of you will decide privately if you feel I am the clinician you feel comfortable enough with to invite into the most intimate part of your lives. If you do, we will begin the work.

I recognize how much of an honor it is to do this work and hope we can do it together.


Karin  Lewis

Karin Lewis

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

It's with great pride and gratitude that I introduce you to the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center. Together, we will take the time to understand the function of your eating disorder while simultaneously exploring and strengthening the unique and valuable parts of your inner self. As a recovered clinician, it is an honor for me and my staff to help you persevere through the challenging battles of an eating disorder.


Mallory  Kroll

Mallory Kroll

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My work with clients focuses on providing client centered and strength-based psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I work to empower clients to look at deep-rooted patterns, explore and strengthen identity, gain a better understanding of past experiences and figure out ways to get unstuck. Often the first step is to allow the dark in order to see the light; to identify what's no longer working in order to make room for what will. What's holding you back from having what you really want? It's possible, and you're so deserving of this.

I also offer psychotherapeutic Reiki and incorporate energy and intuitive healing into sessions. Reiki in combination with psychotherapy creates a profound effect on people's emotional lives, their relationships, as well as their physical health. This approach fosters the mind-body connection and is rooted in non-judgement, self-compassion and acceptance.

It's my belief that we all posses everything we need within ourselves to heal and create change. You are the true expert on you, and there is a part of you and an inherent guidance system that is just waiting to be heard and seen. Reach out, connect! You deserve this space, and I'd love to support you.


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