Melanie Cohn-Hopwood (she/her/hers)

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Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA


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

I work from a relational, psychodynamic, feminist and compassion-based approach to therapy. I have experience with various mindfulness modalities. I am working to obtain a certificate in Narrative Therapy. Additionally, I provide specialized work in evaluations and referrals for gender affirming medical treatments and surgeries. Working with clients, I use an individualized approach towards helping you reach your personal goals. I have 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!" Helping clients manage HIV diagnosis, chronic illness, and healthy sexuality are also passions. I have multiple queer, trans and non-binary loved ones (including family members) and I am great with helping to 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: 21 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 185/session


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

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