Resources & Referrals
Please feel welcome to browse the following resources & referral suggestions that have been compiled.
Please excuse any incomplete pages as this website is still in development.
If my practice availability, financial structure, and/or clinical experience/approach/expertise does not meet your needs, please refer to this list of potential alternative resources.
ALTERNATIVE SERVICES I OFFER:
Have you looked through my upcoming groups & workshops?
It's a great way to connect with others experiencing similar struggles, get a sense of my style as a facilitator/clinician, and get started on some of the goals you have for yourself.
Did you know that I offer supportive consultation/coaching?
This is usually 1-3 meetings that help identity alternative resources, problem-solve, and short-term coping support while you connect with next steps (e.g., seeking a specific list of recommendations/providers with potential openings; help to find out your insurance benefits or connect with low-cost services; manage symptoms short-term while waiting for an appointment in the future; and pre-gender-affirming surgery support, preparation).
If you need a gender-affirming surgery letter, I am able to provide those assessments without ongoing counseling.
More info here. You may also decide to search thegalap.org for other clinicians who offer accessible assessments.
Please continue reading below for additional referral search tools, options for marginalized communities, and additional recommendations.
General Referral Resources
*Note, if a listing is location-specific, it means you may need to be located in that state at the time of your appointments to access services. Some clinicians may be licensed in multiple states.
For Marginalized Communities
The following options focus intentionally on offering services in line with justice values, serving marginalized communities, and/or clinicians who are reported to be competent in various areas of identity affirmation.
Therapist Search Lists
Inclusive Therapists - Clinicians are approved for membership - asks extensive questions related to a therapist's approach with marginalized populations as well as their work on anti-racism.
Therapy Den - Clinicians sign statement that they are affirming of all marginalized communities and asked to respond to a series of questions related to work with marginalized communities.
bit.ly/getatherapist - This list is maintained by a colleague, offering dozens of resources, including therapists who have active availability on the last few pages
friendlytherapy.info - lgbtq+ affirming provider "rainbow list"
Radical Mental Health Collective of RI has a waitlist + other resources: https://www.rmhcri.org/client-services (RI)
Low Income/No Insurance/Sliding Scale/Community Mental Health Services:
Open Path Collective - providers sign up to offer low-cost treatment for $30-60 per appt. (When I have low-cost openings available, they will be listed on this site)
For trans/nonbinary surgery referrals: Galap - I'm on here also.
MA & Boston Area
Fenway Health (Boston)
Neighborhood Counseling (Somerville)
Cambridge Health Alliance
Group Practices (some insurance accepted)
For BIPOC seeking Clinicians of Color:
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
Boston-Area Clinicians of Color
Out Care Health - Search by location
Boston, MA-Area LGBT Friendly
Providence, RI-Area LGBT Friendly
NOTE: For Trans & Gender Nonbinary Competent clinicians, please see below.
Other types of services that might meet your needs or be of interest:
Music Therapy (Maine-based) + monthly free music meditation: www.mainstreetmusictherapy.com
For Trans & Gender Nonbinary Affirming Care
Note: Most of these sites do not vet providers who request to be listed. Providers self-identify as trans affirming, but I cannot speak to the actual competence of those who are listed. They also do not indicate providers who have anti-racism & social justice competence.
Trans Care Site- maintained by Fenway Health in Boston
RAD Remedy Referral Database - Thorough questioning of providers requesting to be added.
World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)
Plume - Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy by trans and nonbinary medical providers. Monthly membership rate ($99), including the cost of labs (does not cover rx cost). Many states, the list is growing.
Also, they provide gender surgery assessments (free for members, $150 for non-members)
Galap - offers free gender affirming surgery assessments, though limited in many states and depends on clinician capacity.
General Therapist Search
For both in person & telehealth treatment. Note: I cannot speak to the potential quality of these resources and their ability to connect you with providers that provide affirming, competent care with experience, awareness, and cultural humility in their work with marginalized communities.
Zencare - a good resource with a decent selection of therapists depending on your location. It offers a more thorough overview of a clinician’s work, as well as a video/office tour.
Thriving Campus - for college & university student populations
Check with your university to see if they use Thriving Campus
NASW Match - You can be matched through the NASW social work referral match program - they will take basic info from you and match you with a local therapist who takes your insurance
Note about Psychology Today - Though this is a common source of therapist listings and is a good fit for some who have limited treatment options, this company has a history of problematic content in their magazine and blog. For this reason, I chose to remove my profile from this site, though it is a fairly popular listing directory.
Additional Local Referrals not mentioned above:
OK with post-pandemic telehealth?
ihope - offers telehealth only via video sessions, and they take most insurances - CBT focused treatment