Shelby Dwyer (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm an engaging Queer therapist who is looking forward to partnering with you to improve your mental health & quality of life.

Counselor in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I specialize in supporting adults who may be experiencing symptoms of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or are exploring complex layers of their identity. Maybe you've noticed a decrease in motivation or experiencing joy, or are feeling easily overwhelmed by anything and everything in life. I am confident that our work together will elevate your wellbeing, cultivate your strengths, help you develop new ways of thinking and engaging in your life, and foster a more grounded sense of self.

My Background and Approach

Within the contexts of therapy and yoga, I believe that you - the individual - are the expert of your life, and the answers you seek are within you. When we can truly listen to ourselves, quiet the noise, and reflect nonjudgmentally, we find exactly what we need. We are resilient beings who can grow significantly by integrating and understanding our inner experiences. Clients seeking therapy with me are ready to work and partner with an engaging therapist who will support them in improving their mental and emotional health. With over thirteen years of experience in multiple areas of mental health, I offer a well-rounded, integrative approach to therapy. I incorporate various theoretical approaches to best support clients session-to-session; through one lens using yoga, an example is noticing how we feel physically and emotionally as we discuss specific topics. The body offers us information that can assist in expanding our awareness, the first step to change.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I affirm Black Lives Matter. I am dedicated to becoming more of an anti-racist individual in all facets of my life. I am a queer, straight-passing, white cisgender woman. I am proactively learning and unlearning to expand my perspective, increase the efficacy of care, and be a better humxn. I am a nonjudgmental, empathic, and open-minded professional. I believe in Health At Every Size and sex-positivity. Now more than ever taking care of ourselves and being in community is imperative; I personally like to engage in movement most days of the week, whether it's going for a walk with a friend or doing an online workout or yoga. As a therapist, I believe therapy is for brave individuals ready to engage and commit to the work; it's not easy, and yet it will be fulfilling, nourishing work that will pave the way for stability, resilience, and success. If you're ready, head to my website to complete a brief form and schedule a phone consult, I look forward to speaking with you!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English


6173620487 Email Shelby
Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA

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