Shelby Ortega, PhD


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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.

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:

In-Network Insurances: 



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