Melanie Cohn-Hopwood (she/her/hers)



Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Many people come to a therapist when exploring their life path. Finding an affirming provider who can support you in your exploration is key to living your fullest life. I work with many clients exploring identity, life changes, health concerns, and complicated family dynamics. If you want a therapist who is affirming and knowledgeable about LGBTQIA+ issues, poly and kink relationships, health at every size, social justice and self-compassion you have come to the right place.

My Background and Approach

Melanie works from a relational, psychodynamic, feminist and compassion-based approach to therapy. She has experience with various mindfulness modalities. Melanie provides specialized work in evaluations and referrals for gender affirming medical treatments and surgeries. She takes an individualized approach to treatment and supports clients in their work towards reaching their personal goals. Melanie has experience working in mental health and community services in Massachusetts and South Florida since 1995. Building a trusting, safe therapeutic environment is my goal for you. Starting or re-starting therapy can be challenging. I invite you to reach out to see if working together will be a good fit for your needs! I strive to build a space where you can talk about your fears, hopes and dreams and I will walk with you as you work to create the future you desire!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a queer cisgender woman. My personal and professional life has been steeped in the LGBTQIA+ community since I came out at age 16. As someone who had to educate their therapist about what it was like to be young and queer, I understand the need to be able to work with a provider who you don't have to educate, but who can just "get it!" Managing HIV diagnosis, chronic illness, and healthy sexuality are also integral to the work I do. I have multiple queer, trans and non-binary loved ones (including family members) and I am great with helping navigate the hurdles related to gender affirmation (including surgery referral letters, choosing a provider, self-care and healing). I am also a parent, and understand the challenges and joys this can bring to one's life. I love working with parents, partners, children and friends of LGBTQIA+ people so I can help them in their journey of affirming their loved one's identity. Please message me to schedule a brief phone screening!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 150/session


857-342-3953 Email Melanie
Virtual Therapy Only
Cambridge, MA 02141

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