Therapists Specializing in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Boston Area

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a diagnosis in the category of depressive disorders that involves both physical and psychological symptoms around the time of menstruation. The symptoms are like those of premenstrual syndrome but more severe. While it is very normal for women to experience mild discomfort around the time of menstruation, premenstrual dysphoric disorder causes significant distress and affects participation in normal work and social activities.

The therapists below can help women who are struggling with premenstrual dysphoric disorder to better understand the condition and learn new coping strategies. Therapists might focus on identifying patterns in cycle and mood, or on increasing preparedness to respond more effectively to triggers. It’s also common for therapists to help clients develop more helpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors through a talking therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). While CBT is commonly used and efficacious for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, there are also different approaches that can be beneficial.

Discuss the options with therapists in Boston Area below who specialize in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Liza  Mordkovich

Liza Mordkovich

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I provide a supportive, collaborative, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore confusing or distressing parts in your life. You will learn specific day to day tools to assist in a change-oriented therapeutic style.


Masha  Sorkin

Masha Sorkin

1180 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lyra Health
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

I feel that finding the right therapist is so important to the quality of treatment and achieving success for set goals. I believe that it is hard to take the first step to come to therapy and it is therefore even more important to find someone you can connect to and feel comfortable with. My mission for all of my clients is to partner with them to achieve their goals and to empower them to obtain and maintain the skills in their own lives so that they eventually come to therapy to check in rather than to confront a crisis.


Andie  Insoft

Andie Insoft

1193 Walnut Street, Newton, MA, 02461

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $145 per session

The ‘fit’ between a client and a therapist is all important. I believe that much of the healing takes place through the relationship we develop. I firmly believe that challenges can present one with a unique opportunity to really look at oneself and grow.


Natalia  Rosenbaum

Natalia Rosenbaum

185 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Gloucester, MA, 01930

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

At times, life can present us with difficulties and challenges that can be overwhelming. During these times it can be a struggle to gain space from the problem because our mind can spin out of control. It is precisely at a time like this when we have an opportunity for healing. As a therapist, I act as a guide for clients to learn to heal themselves. Through Kundalini Yoga, IFS Therapy and other approaches, I focus on a collaborative process so that transformation can happen.


Jacob  Howe

Jacob Howe

1419 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

The decision to enter psychotherapy is often a deeply personal one, and even taking steps toward it can require a great deal of insight and strength. Choosing a therapist is an important part of the process, as research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the most important predictor of positive outcomes.
I consider it a privilege to facilitate patients’ realization of their therapeutic goals using evidence-based treatments. In my Brookline practice, I provide my patients with a comfortable and empathic environment in which to engage in therapy. Many benefit from psychotherapy alone. When indicated, I offer integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment. Together, we determine the best treatment plan for you.


Tanveer  Ahmed

Tanveer Ahmed

168 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230

Online Sessions, MA

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

Figuring out mental health care is hard. I hope I can help by listening, offering recommendations about treatment including possible medications, therapies and life-style changes that can make an impact on how you are feeling.


Michelle  Moynihan

Michelle Moynihan

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Finding the right provider to partner up with and explore your mental health needs and options without judgment is important in the healing process. I believe that everyone has a unique story that deserves to be heard and explored.


Idonia  Gaede

Idonia Gaede

38 Colonial Avenue, Newton, MA, 02460

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), United Healthcare, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

We are created to have meaningful connections, find a higher purpose and be able to handle the waves that life brings - such as life transitions, traumatic experiences and loss of loved ones - just as a surfer rides the waves of the ocean. I believe people have the ability to live their best lives, and my role as a therapist is to help tap into those inner resources. I guide clients to overcome a range of issues and to move into a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I have helped adults with traumatic life events, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity questions, anxiety, depression and relationship concerns. I have helped people explore their career path, seek greater fulfillment in their current role or helping them move on to their next great career.
My approach is collaborative, warm and non-judgmental. I use a blend of treatment techniques-integrating mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as career coaching.


Colleen Murphy Lucia

Colleen Murphy Lucia

Online Sessions, MA

500 East Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA, 02760

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

My specialty is working with couples and individuals who want more satisfying lives and relationships.Everyone experiences challenges from time to time. When these events change the course of your journey and throw you off your path, with the tough times outweighing the good times, you may feel anxious, stuck or depressed. I am committed to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you want and deserve.

In my practice, I work with people in transition that may include beginning or ending a relationship, becoming a parent or empty nester or coming out to family and friends. All of these events can be meaningful moments for reflection and understanding. I also offer online therapy via a secure, HIPAA compliant platform.

Call me about your situation and let's see whether we may be a good fit to work together. If you don't reach me, just leave me a voice message with a little detail. I'll do my very best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Amy  Sterling-Bratt

Amy Sterling-Bratt

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), United Healthcare, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

Whether you have tried counseling before or are new to therapy, it can be a scary and intimidating process. However it can be very nurturing and educational as well. In my experience one of the critical factors is developing a relationship with a therapist whom you can trust and feel safe; it is important to be able to explore your issues in a non-judgmental space. I have a psychodynamic background but am more eclectic in practice, and incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapeutic skills including EMDR- a trauma therapy with many applications. I taper the therapy to the client's needs and goals and am interactive in sessions, often giving homework each week if appropriate. I also encourage utilization of outside supports including yoga, mindfulness meditation and exercise. My goal for each client is to make peace with their past and develop healthier strategies to cope with present and future stressors, resulting in an improved sense of well-being.


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