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Shelby Ortega, PhD

Wind in her Hair


Languages Spoken:


Clinical Population Served:

College Students/Early Adults, Adults

My Approach to Therapy:

My approach is one characterized by warmth, humor, and the welcoming of diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives. I believe in tailoring the treatment to the unique needs of my clients and providing a safe space that is equally supportive and challenging.

I offer psychodynamic individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as couples therapy, clinical supervision, and consultation services.

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and make every effort to help those I work with feel welcomed, engaged, supported, and respected.

I endeavor to provide a safe therapeutic frame that is inclusive of social and cultural context, and therefore, welcome discussions of issues related to oppression, privilege, and of course, intersectionality of complex identity statuses.

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Sliding Scale:


875 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139 | 32 Church Street, Salem, MA 01970

Accepting New Clients: 


Specialty Areas:

• Anxiety • Depression • Identity Development • Interpersonal Relationships • Life Transitions • Women of Color/Women's Health

Service Types:

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