The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
GLASS provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston and Greater Framingham areas. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, we also provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations. (We're using "LGBTQ+" to mean lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirit, intersex, asexual, pansexual, people living with HIV, and other sexual and gender minorities.)
Phone: 617-989-3009 | Whittier Street Health Center provides a wide-range of behavioral health services and substance abuse counseling. The behavioral health department consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and licensed mental health counselors who offer individual, family, couple, and group counseling, and medication management services for all ages. A wide range of mental health issues are treated, such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and stress related problems. Services include intake assessments, individual therapy, psychiatric assessment and medication management, group therapy, relapse prevention groups, and more. Provides for everyone regardless of ability to pay
Phone: 617-353-3047 | The Danielsen Institute is a multidisciplinary mental health clinic. They have been serving the greater Boston community for over 60 years, and the clinic is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The clinic is also accredited as a service center by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and is affiliated with the Samaritan Institute. The clinic provides a range of services, including individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and various testing and assessment services. Accepts insurance, sliding scale for those without
Phone: 617-277-8107 | The Brookline Community Mental Health Center is an organization that offers a wide range of mental health services, including therapy for adults and children, home- and school-based counseling, crisis intervention, outreach to the homeless, and more. The bulk of the center's clients qualify as low- or moderate-income, and it provides 10,000 free or reduced-cost visits each year. The core service is one-on-one, personalized counseling and psychotherapy for children (ages 3+) and adults of every age. This care may include medication, diagnostic evaluation, or psychological or neuropsychological testing. Additional services include school-based counseling, group counseling, care management, case management, crisis intervention, and help with housing, food, and basic needs. Sliding scale
Phone: 800-439-2370 | The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide education and advocacy for social change to prevent sexual violence. The center runs a 24/7 hotline for survivors of sexual violence ages 12 or older. The hotline is also available to survivors' friends and families, as well as other professionals. Highly trained and supervised volunteer counselors and staff support survivors of sexual violence, their families and friends, and providers through free and confidential service.
Phone: 800-327-5050 | For anyone who has struggles with substance abuse or knows someone who do, the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline is available for adults and youth struggling with addiction. The call line is available 24/7 at 800-327-5050, and callers can also search for providers and recovery community activities. The helpline is a statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment, recovery, and problem gambling services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Caring, trained Specialists will callers understand the treatment system and various options.
Phone: 617-542-4211 | St. Francis House serves poor and homeless men and women in Boston. Basic, rehabilitative, and housing services are provided in a holistic approach to provide guests with continuous and comprehensive care. The Counseling and Mental Health Department provides services in English and Spanish, including individual and group counseling, psychiatric care, case management and substance abuse assistance. On a daily basis, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups are hosted on site. There is also a Clinical and Recovery Services Department at St. Francis House, providing tools and services to help guests deal with traumas and move toward stability in all aspects of life.
Phone: 857-654-1000 | BHCHP has a team of psychiatrists, a clinical nurse specialist, psychologists, clinical social workers and licensed mental health counselors, dedicated to providing behavioral health treatment to homeless adults and families in Boston. BHCHP also offers medication-assisted therapies, and referrals to detoxification and rehabilitation beds. The integrated care model at BHCHP unites physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers and behavioral health professionals in close collaboration. The Behavioral Health Team works with patients at clinics, medical respite facilities and at family shelters. The team delivers a full spectrum of services including individual and group counseling, psychiatry, child and family therapy, medication management, and substance use disorders services.
Phone: 617-277-3910 | The Therapy Center @ BGSP provides individual, couple, family and group sessions. Therapists are highly trained to see people with a wide range of emotional issues such as: anxiety, depression, addictions/substance abuse, relationship and marital difficulties, parental concerns, child & adolescent problems, work and school stress, and self-understanding. There are 30 therapists available; no waiting list. At the clinic, all therapists are psychoanalytic candidate practitioners, with social work, mental health worker, and psychologist degrees. The therapists represent a diverse population with the capacity to offer therapy in native languages, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, Farsi/Persian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Latvian. Consultation fee $25, sliding scale from there
Phone: 617-238-2430 617-261-2034 (to reach the clinic after hours) | The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), formerly known as the Somali Women And Children's Association, is a community-based, non-profit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants as well as the larger community. RIAC's Community Counseling Services provides a a community-based mental health and social support program to serve the unique needs of refugees and immigrants. A multi-cultural and multi-lingual clinical staff has expertise in refugee and immigrant mental health issues as well as a deep understanding of the cultural needs of the populations served. Services are offered in English, Farsi, Ibo, Hausa, Swahili, Spanish, French and Somali. Some insurances accepted
Phone: 617-861-0370 | TCA Counseling Group offers a safe refuge where individuals, couples and families are encouraged to explore their tribulations as they succeed at leading healthier and happier lives. Specifically, the clinical team has therapists with extensive background and experience in the Queer community. Some identify as LGBTQ. Issues that can be explored in therapy for LGBTQ clients include coming out issues, dating and relationships, blended families, discrimination and homophobia, bullying, loneliness and lack of family and community support, body image issues, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, and more.
Phone: 617-267-0900 | The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in the Boston neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Counselors are focused on providing confidential, compassionate, and accessible care to all. Services include psychotherapy, psychiatric care and medication management, addiction recovery and wellness programs, skill-based psychotherapy groups, longer-term support groups, and more.
Phone: 617-353-9610 | The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University (BU CARD) is a research and therapy clinic clinic specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with mood, sleep, concentration, and pain. BU CARD provides assessment and therapy services in line with the highest standards for research and clinical treatment. Individuals seeking care at CARD will have the direct benefits of clinical care that is informed by previous research, and likewise will have opportunities to participate in ongoing research designed to further advance what is known about the nature and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Sliding scale
Phone: 617-284-5130 | Riverside Community Care is a nonprofit that provides behavioral healthcare in Massachusetts. They offer services to children, adolescents, and adults, including mental healthcare, developmental and brain injury services, youth and early childhood programs, addiction treatment, trauma response, and more. Specifically for adolescents and young people, counselors are experienced in helping with topics relating to school, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma, abuse, and more. Most insurance and Managed Care coverage, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.