Therapists Providing Relational Therapy in Boston Area

Relational therapy (or relational-cultural therapy) helps clients recognize the role of relationships in their well-being. Clients identify and explore how they interact with others, with the goal being to develop new ideas about relationships.

Find therapists in Boston Area who are trained in Relational Therapy below. All providers 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!


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.


Karen  Seif

Karen Seif

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I view therapy as a collaboration, and I genuinely appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of each of my clients. I will help you embrace health and wellness, develop self-knowledge, value your inherent worth, build advocacy and leadership skills, and constructively cope with the complex challenges of life.


Elizabeth  Cronin

Elizabeth Cronin

36 Maxwell Avenue, Norwood, MA, 02062

11 Kent Street, Brookline, MA, 02445

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $233 per session

On a personal note –

I know what it is like to live with stress and anxiety. And I know what it’s like to conquer adversity, to recover from difficult times and to not just heal, but grow. Over the years, I experienced how engaging in therapy, participating in groups, and developing new ways of coping can bring about dramatic changes. None of us needs to live with a level of distress that leaves us feeling bewildered, overwhelmed, or confused about what to do. My personal experience with psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation, as well as my years of experience providing therapy to others has taught me so much. I know that making changes in our thoughts and behaviors can decrease difficulties and increase a sense of well being; leading to less stress and more success.


Keavy  Smith

Keavy Smith

Online Sessions, MA

69 Agnes Drive, Framingham, MA, 01701

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

I believe therapy is an essential part of processing and working through many of life's changes and challenges. Something we can all benefit from, I don’t see it as a need to be “fixed” or that something is “wrong.” Everyone has their own challenges and life can be difficult but it can also be a fun and joyful journey when you work on yourself and address the experiences and behaviors that may be holding you back.

It’s my honor to support you to pursue the life you desire and have always deserved. Each of us has a purpose and we can live the best life possible despite difficulty, challenges, and even trauma, while bringing more joy into the journey.


David  Harrison

David Harrison

259 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Good therapy requires the trust that comes from feeling respected and understood. My clients - many of whom have histories of childhood trauma and stubborn, treatment resistant depression - tell me that they appreciate my calm, kind, straightforward style. I listen, talk, interpret, untangle, drawing on my professional and life experience to address your individual needs and priorities. Therapy is serious but it doesn’t have to be grim. Together we will identify goals, overcome obstacles and help you make positive change.


Allison Helen Grimes

Allison Helen Grimes

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I love working with high achieving mid-career professionals who tend towards perfectionism, long to form and sustain close relationships, and struggle with health challenges. Perhaps you're dealing with a hard to diagnose chronic condition like ME (aka Chronic Fatigue) or EDS or the aftermath of having survived cancer.

Through psychoeducation about developmental trauma, the nervous system and ACEs research, we'll empower you to understand the connections between chronic stress and medical conditions. This knowledge coupled with EMDR work will allow you to let go of old false negative beliefs about what your illness says about your worthiness. In addition to the insight work, you'll learn skills to tone your nervous system making it more resilient to both medical stressors and the sometimes destabilizing impact friends or family members have on you. In addition, you'll get really good at identifying your needs and advocating for those needs in relationships with peers and medical providers.

Working together, you'll gain clarity and freedom to act in new ways. Mindfulness and attunement are integral to the process. You'll learn to see where you’re avoiding action and where you’re taking actions that are leading you down the same path of isolation and stuckness. EMDR fosters change by desensitizing your mind to disturbing stimuli and unburdening your nervous system of past ways of not being seen and heard, of feeling disconnected from your body and your emotions.


Molly  Giorgio

Molly Giorgio

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Therapy is a process and a process I believe in. I value authenticity, humor and human connection in my clinical work and believe that these are essential elements of healing. Through our conversations, we will explore, discover and process how your past can influence the present and future and hopefully deepen your understanding of the self and increase awareness of how you are and how you would like to be.

My clients inspire me. They are brave and real and they show up even when life gets hard. They want to get to know themselves in a deep and meaningful way and by doing that, they live the life they imagine. Some of my clients have experienced loss. Many times that means the death loss of a loved one but sometimes it means the loss of a meaningful relationship, or job, or identity. Some of my clients want to become more confident and feel empowered to live a life that is full to them. Other clients of mine have had childhoods that they are now recognizing have impacted their life and would like to look at those experiences.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and really value the relationship that we build together. I will be real with you in the room in the hopes that we can have an authentic conversation about what is really going on in your life. I will not be a blank slate but instead will ask you great questions, laugh with you, support you, and be honest with you.

If we decide to work together, you won’t just get a smile and nod therapist or a blank slate. You will get a real person in the room with you. Yes, a highly trained professional but more importantly, a human being who believes in empathy, resilience and the power of human connection. We will work together to create a treatment plan that works for you.


Joy  Von Steiger

Joy Von Steiger

9 Remington Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $250 per session

I have been in private practice in the Boston/Cambridge area for 30 years working with adults and adolescents, couples and families. I work with clients utilizing a trauma informed lens as well as elements of liberation psychology and relational cultural theory. I feel all clinical work must begin with a thorough understanding of a client's multiple identities and how those identities interact within their communities and the larger culture. My work and my passion are embedded in a deep commitment to social justice.


Jennifer  Harrison

Jennifer Harrison

Online Sessions, MA

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

Every person has the strength and healing wisdom inside them to deal with life's greatest struggles. My job is to help you reconnect to those strengths and reinforce them so that you live your life in a way that is true to you. I view people not through a lens of pathology, but one of strength and optimism.

Therapy is not magic, but sometimes it can feel that way. What is important is the therapeutic match--it is a large predictor of therapeutic success. It is the safety and trust that allows for opening and insight. I encourage all potential clients to explore, shop around, really trust their own inner sense of what feels like a good place to land.

Please reach out to set up a free 15 minute consultation with me directly to discuss working together, or if you have any questions or are curious.


Katherine  Russell

Katherine Russell

10 Federal Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health), 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), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

To be human comes with a range of experiences, emotions, and questions. Therapy can help support us through times of struggle and change. As a psychologist, I am continually honored to connect with individuals in all of their humanness, and to help them connect to and trust that within themselves during their processes of healing and transformation.


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