Behavioral Health

Welcome to Fenway Health’s Behavioral Health Department

In keeping with Fenway Health’s commitment to care for the whole person, behavioral health is a fundamental part of our primary care model. We offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy; psychiatric consultation; and addiction services.

We can help you deal with a range of personal issues and life events. Whether you are coming out, coping with self-esteem issues, seeking more satisfying relationships, living with HIV, trying to stop drinking, or grieving the death of a partner, we provide high-quality care that is sensitive to LGBT concerns.

Services include evaluation and referrals; counseling for myriad issues; therapy and support groups; psychiatric evaluation and treatment; and daily acupuncture for alcohol and drug addiction. See our calendar section for selected programs and upcoming special events.

If you are interested in becoming a Fenway behavioral health patient or if you have a general inquiry about behavioral health services, call 617.927.6202.

If you are already registered as a psychiatry patient, then please call 617.927.6204.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

  • Evaluation, consultation and intake
  • Individual, couples, family and group therapy
  • Therapy and support groups
  • Consultation to individual practitioners and institutions
  • Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology

Therapy and Support Groups

  • Short-term, skills-based groups
  • Long-term psychotherapy groups
  • LGBT-focused groups

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Medical Social Work

  • Case management for Fenway medical clients
  • Assist medical clients with accessing health insurance
  • Serve as link between Medical and Mental Health departments
  • Short-term, focused counseling for medical clients
  • Family support, especially surrounding HIV-related issues
  • Assist clients in accessing HIV-related medications
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Healthcare proxies
  • Assistance with financial support/entitlement programs
  • Advocacy

Addiction Recovery Services

Services accessed through acupuncture walk-in clinic during hours listed below. You must contact Denise at 617.927.6202 for an intake appointment before accessing these services.

  • Acupuncture daily walk-in clinic for detoxification from alcohol and drugs (Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00 am & 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am)

  • Substance abuse counseling, education and case management

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Harm reduction and recovery skills groups

  • Relapse prevention

  • HIV risk reduction education and referral to HIV test site

  • Self-help meetings on-site

  • Tobacco Cessation

    -Fenway offers free, one-on-one sessions to help you quit tobacco. Set up an appointment by emailing tobacco@fenwayhealth.org

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Violence Recovery Program

For more information or to access services, call 617.927.6250 or 800.834.3242

  • Support for LGBT survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, police harassment, and hate violence, including those seeking asylum based on real or perceived LGBT identity
  • Services offered at Fenway’s 1340 Boylston Street and Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center locations as well as Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod
  • Services offered in both English and Spanish
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Help with coping skills and symptom reduction
  • Educational and support groups
  • Planning for safety
  • Help connecting with affirming medical & legal services
  • Assistance navigating legal systems
  • Court accompaniment
  • Assistance pursuing compensation
  • Anonymous reporting and documenting of experiences of violence
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Transgender Health Program

  • Multidisciplinary Medical and Mental Health Clinical Team
  • Medical and Mental Health Services

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Family and Parenting Services

For information about Family & Parenting Services, call 617.927.6243

  • Support, education and outreach for LGBT parenting issues

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LGBT Cancer Support

Contact Joyce Collier, LICSW, Facing Cancer Together, 617.332.5777 to enroll in this group.

  • This weekly support group provides a safe space where LGBT people with cancer can meet others facing similar challenges, find comfort and companionship, and learn new ways to cope.

Behavioral Health Training Program

  • Download an overview of our graduate-level training program here. (MS Word document)

To Become a New Patient

617.927.6202

Ansin Building

7th Floor
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (acupuncture clinic runs 4:30 – 6:30 pm )

Fenway: South End

4th Floor
142 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center

2nd Floor
75 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    (Walk-ins on Fridays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)