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Children, Adolescents, Adults

Starting the process

Beginning a therapeutic journey can bring up a lot of intense feelings. People often seek counseling in times of crisis, which is also a time when people may want to rush through this process in order to find rapid relief. Though beginning may feel urgent, determining who can support you best during challenging times, and finding the right support for you is part of the service we provide. Our ARTrelief™ team is comprised of professional with different styles, who bring various skills. Click here to learn more about our team. Once you reach out, we will ask you a series of questions which will help us support you in finding the right match for you. 

Insurance and Rates

Click here to see a list of the insurances we work with and our out-of-pocket rates. ARTrelief now requires a credit card on file in order to streamline payments and ease administrative load. A consent form will be provided to you at the time of you intake, that we will keep on file. For any charge you will receive an emailed receipt. If you only meet via telehealth, we can send you a one time invoice for your co-payment with the option to check off the box of adding your card on file. If paying by credit card is not possible, our administration will work with you to find a different payment method.

Please note that ARTrelief offers financial aide based on need, on a first come first serve basis.

ARTrelief will pause services when fees due are higher than $200, until a plan can be made for decreasing the balanced owed and resume services.

Length and Frequency of Treatment

Typical sessions run from 45mn to 1 hour, and people often meet weekly at the beginning of the process. However, the frequency and length of sessions can be mindfully planned to match your needs and situation. Shaping what the optimal support looks like for you, is part of this process. Depending on your intention and your situation, you may need short term relief, you may need crisis and stabilization relief, or you may want to engage in a long term process.


Services are typically rendered at our center at 151 Newton Street in Waltham, Massachusetts. However we also offer Telehealth services, and sessions can sometimes be rendered in your home, in schools, and in the community when this is relevant and meets medical necessity. We are committed to providing a service that is most meaningful and helpful to you.


Areas of Expertise

In alphabetical Order


Addiction (Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Tobacco)


Alzheimers Disease

Anxiety (Unspecified, Generalized, OCD, separation, phobias)

Asperger Syndrome


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavioral issues (children) 

Care-Giving Issues

Cerebral Palsy

Cultural Assimilation Issues

Couple Issues (communication, infidelity, intimacy)


Developmental Disabilities



Emotional eating

Foster Children, Adult Foster Children

Foster Parenting

Gifted Children


Health Issues, Cancer Patients

Immigration Issues

LGBTQ+ Issues

Life Transition Issues

Financial hardship

Mood disorders

Parenting Supports: Single, Step and Co-Parenting issues

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Relational Issues

Selective Mutism

Self-Regulation/Mood disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

Social Isolation

Third Culture Issues

Trauma (Complex & Single)

Types of Appointments

  1. The initial appointment, also called the intake, is a 1h to 1h1/2 long appointment where the therapist will gather background information about the client to be able to support them. This is also a when the client will sign paperwork allowing the process to take place, This is typically done with the client present and/or with parents when youth is involved. 

  2. Individual sessions: the therapist and the client (adults or youth) meet face to face to engage in the therapeutic process.

  3. Parent sessions without youth present: the therapist reviews goals and progress with parents, parents update the therapist on the client's needs and significant life events.

  4. Couples Therapy

  5. Family Therapy

  6. Group Therapy

Cancelation Policy

You are responsible for calling to cancel or reschedule your appointment by calling your therapist at the number agreed upon. When clients don't show up for their appointment and don't call us, it is very disruptive in the process. For this reason, when cancellations ​are absolutely necessary, we appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Cancellations must be received at least ​48 hours before your scheduled appointment, excluding serious emergencies (e.g. medical, accident, death in the family) and debilitating/contagious illness. 

Otherwise, you will be charged a​ $50 cancellation fee.

Clients who have MassHealth will not be charged a fee due to their financial circumstances, however our general attendance policy is as follow:

  • If a client cancels scheduled sessions more than once a month, a conversation will be held to discuss better options to improve attendance and stability of treatment.

  • If a client does not come to their appointment and does not contact us, we will reach out to schedule another appointment, however if this happens again, we will no longer be able to reserve your individual appointment slot, and will discuss with you more appropriate treatment options.

Other Policies

  • Our services and space welcome all people; we strive to provide equal access to community mental health expressive arts therapy services to all people.

  • We are a "shoe free" space, all clients are asked to leave their shoes in a designated area in the the waiting room. 

  • Parent sessions are required bi-weekly or once a month

  • No physical restraint policy

  • Mask optional policy

Confidentiality Policy

​In progress

Insurances and Rates
Lenght and Fequency of Sessions
Types of Appointments
Areas of Exertise
Other Policies
Cancelation Policy
Starting the Process



  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Body-centered psychotherapy

  • Relational Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfullness

  • Individual Counseling

  • Groups Therapy

  • Couples Counseling 

  • Family Therapy

  • Parent / guardian Support

  • Clinical Assessments

  • School Consultations

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Elder Care

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