College Student Therapists in the Greater Boston Area

The following therapist have offices in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Newton, Lexington, and Jamaica Plain. Some also offer remote video sessions for patients' convenience. They have expertise in areas such as anxiety, depression, LGBTQ topics, gender identity, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, addictions, substance abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder.


College Student Therapists in Boston

Rebecca Shingleton, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Shingleton is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Boston, MA. Her specialty lies in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and stress management. Having previously trained at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, she particularly enjoys working with college students and young adults and helping them navigate career or academic difficulties, adjustment concerns, relationships, and life transitions. 

Brie Shelly, LMHC, CRC

Brie Shelly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in downtown Boston. Brie specializes in eating disorders, body image, substance use, life transitions, career development, and life design coaching, and offers both traditional talk therapy and coaching services. She has worked in various treatment programs, including Veritas Collaborative and McLean Hospital, and has particular expertise in holistic care for eating disorder and addiction clients. 

Brie works with young adults, college students, adults, couples, families, and parents. In addition to individual work with clients, she offers wellness education for loved ones, and workplace wellness for companies striving for a better work-life culture. 

Andrew Kang, LICSW, JD

Andrew Kang is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and former lawyer practicing in downtown Boston, MA. He specializes in treating those struggling with substance abuse, work stress, depression, and anxiety. He makes use of a range of skill-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which center on managing difficult emotions and building concrete strategies for a more positive life experience.

Caitlin Vinter, LICSW

Caitlin Vinter is a therapist specializing in women's mental health, wellness, and empowerment. She sees women for anxiety, depression, life transitions, quarter-life crises, work or academic stress, and difficulties with family, peer, or romantic relationships. Her clientele is mostly young women, ages 18 - 35 years old, including college and graduate students and young professionals.

Teresa Spillane, PsyD

Dr. Teresa Spillane is a psychologist in Boston, MA specializing in perinatal mental health, postpartum adjustment, physician mental health, college mental health, and psycho-oncology. She utilizes psychodynamic therapy to give her clients a flexible, eclectic, and productive approach to mental health.  

Alison Newman Goncalves, LICSW

Alison Newman Goncalves is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on academic issues, college mental health, life transitions, personal and professional growth, and relationships. She enjoys working with college students as they navigate forming new relationships and the many challenges of being away from home for the first time. She also sees many adults through formative life transitions, including graduation, marriage, and pregnancy.

Erica Eckman, LICSW

Erica Eckman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston. Erica has deep expertise in college-related challenges, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples issues. Prior to starting her private practice, Erica worked at the Emerson College Counseling Center and the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Erica continues to see college students and clients with eating disorders in her private practice as well as couples and adults, taking a collaborative approach to care.

Allison Karthaus, PhD

Dr. Allison Karthaus is a psychologist in downtown Boston with expertise in anxiety, difficulties in career and life transitions, relationship challenges, and perfectionism. She specializes in working with recent college graduates, parents of young children, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ. As a registered yoga teacher, she aims to help clients cultivate their own awareness of their physical and emotional bodies, working towards the development of their own intuitive strategies for managing the stress of daily life. Her office is conveniently located downtown within a few blocks of all the subway lines.


College Student Therapists in Brookline

Sarah Karytko, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Karytko is a psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on treating clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma. She especially enjoys seeing college students and adults as they navigate life transitions, individuate away from their family of origin, and develop their self-identity.

Erin Hetzel, LICSW

Erin Hetzel is a therapist with offices in Brookline and Andover, MA. She has expertise in anxiety, depression, body image, relationships, and trauma, and has a particular interest in working with the college student population.

Erin has worked with college students for many years, first in a support role for student-athletes, and then as a therapist in college counseling services. She enjoys supporting students through the various struggles that can arise during this time of life and the challenges around finding one's purpose and identity. In private practice, in addition to Boston-area undergraduate and graduate students, Erin sees teenagers, young adults, and adults.

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans, LMHC, BC-DMT

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist in Brookline, MA. She has deep expertise in the use of mind-body and expressive therapies to help clients resolve trauma and heal difficult experiences held in the body. 

Kim works with college students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, life transitions, and difficulties with stress management and communication. Her uniquely tailored body-centered approach incorporates breath work, mindful movement, grounding exercises, thought reframing, and expressive exploration. 

Joanna Ravina, PhD

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist in Brookline, MA. She has deep expertise in the use of mind-body and expressive therapies to help clients resolve trauma and heal difficult experiences held in the body. 


College Student Therapists in Cambridge/Somerville

Jeanne Choe-Arrieta, PhD

Dr. Jeanne Choe-Arrieta is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She specializes in anxiety, depression, academic challenges, mindfulness, and multicultural issues. She sees young adults (ages 18-24), college students, adults, parents, and couples.  

Robert Kitts, MD

Dr. Robert Kitts is a child and adult psychiatrist who has been working in Boston for the past nine years. He works primarily with children, teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, and parents. Dr. Kitts draws from a number of approaches in order to best meet the needs of his clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy, as well as mindfulness practices.

Brennan Mallonee, LMHC

Brennan Mallonee is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA. Her office is conveniently located in Harvard Square. Brennan specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and questions related to spirituality. She provides a safe space in which clients can explore their spiritual side, whether that means understanding a faith tradition and how it relates to daily life, or finding meaning and purpose during difficult life transitions. Brennan works with clients to access their inner wisdom and strength while exploring life's deeper meaning. She is passionate about helping clients discover who they are, what they really want out of life, and how to live a life that is full and vibrant.

Jessica Slavin Connelly, LICSW

Jessica Slavin Connelly is a therapist near Davis Square in Cambridge, MA. As an alumna of the Post-Graduate Behavioral Health Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University, she is dedicated to helping local students and professionals navigate life transitions. Jessica has expertise in anxiety, career satisfaction, stress management, depression, relationship challenges, couples counseling, body image and eating concerns, and family crises. Jessica sees many highly motivated students and professionals in high-stress careers, and provides support around stress and anger management, communication, conflict resolution, and social anxiety. She also works with entrepreneurs, and focuses on building skills to navigate the stresses of pitching, building a team, and managing a business.

Ben Herzig, PsyD

Dr. Ben Herzig is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, academic concerns, and men's issues, and offers individual, couple, and family therapy. He also has a special research interest in issues facing American Muslims, and sees many college students from this population.


College Student Therapists in Belmont

Amy Funkenstein, MD

Dr. Amy Funkenstein is an Adult, Adolescent, and Child psychiatrist in Belmont, MA. She specializes in anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, panic disorders, and phobias, and sees clients for other common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. She works with children, parents of children (for parent guidance), and young adults (up to 26 years old).


College Student Therapists in Newton

Colleen Casey, PsyD

Dr. Colleen Casey is a clinical psychologist in Newton, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma recovery. Dr. Casey particularly enjoys seeing young adults and college students experiencing anxiety from day-to-day life stressors and challenges with perfectionism. She also works with individuals facing relationship or intimacy challenges.

Idonia Gaede, LICSW

Dr. Colleen Casey is a clinical psychologist in Newton, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma recovery. Dr. Casey particularly enjoys seeing young adults and college students experiencing anxiety from day-to-day life stressors and challenges with perfectionism. She also works with individuals facing relationship or intimacy challenges.

Cathryn Freid, PhD

Dr. Cathryn Freid is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA. She specializes in anxiety, eating disorders, depression, family issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and relationships, and sees adolescents (age 12 and older) and adults. Dr. Freid provides evidence-based assessments and treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in which she has over 10 years of training and experience. She uses a collaborative approach to help clients understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and to develop skills for increasing cognitive flexibility and distress tolerance, improving symptoms and changing targeted behaviors.


College Student Therapists in Lexington

Amy Sterling-Bratt, LICSW

Amy Sterling-Bratt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. She has extensive experience treating a wide range of issues, having been in private practice for over 30 years. For those clients who enjoy the company of dogs, Milo, Amy's hypoallergenic dog, is available to join in on sessions. 

Dana Jill Oshiro, LICSW

Dana Jill Oshiro is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Social Worker and Coach in Lexington, MA specializing in anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, trauma, stress, and multicultural issues among young adults and professionals. In addition to therapy, Dana helps clients overcome roadblocks to personal, academic, and professional success through coaching. She received her MSW from Simmons School of Social Work and her ScB from Brown University, and worked in high tech prior to her psychotherapy career. 

Mallory Kroll, LMHC

Mallory Kroll is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lexington, MA specializing in spirituality, psychotherapeutic Reiki, self-esteem, existential challenges, and life transitions. As a Reiki master, her area of expertise is in providing psychotherapeutic Reiki and energy healing to foster a strong mind-body connection with her clients. If clients opt to try Reiki, she offers both hands-on and hovering options to ensure clients’ maximal comfort. She also has a special interest in spirituality and helping her clients become more attuned to their inner voice.


College Student Therapists in Jamaica Plain

Lauren Becker, PsyD

Dr. Lauren Becker is a psychologist in Jamaica Plain with expertise in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, transitions, low self esteem, trauma, and adjustment to step parenting. Her style is honest and open, and she brings genuine care and compassion to help her clients navigate life's challenges.