Last updated: 12/21/2020

Fredda McDonnell, LICSW (617) 489-1521
Last Updated: 12/21/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

LICSW with 30 years of experience

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Academic Accommodations Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Behavioral Problems Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Tourette's Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Telehealth practice (remote) only
5 Watson Road #206
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 489-1521

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 9:00pm
Tue9:00am – 9:00pm
Wed9:00am – 9:00pm
Thu9:00am – 4:00pm
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Not accepting new clients as of 12/21/2020

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 2 Days
Weekends: 3 Days

Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 40

MA - LICSW [104451]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: $200
Group: N/A
Family: $200

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education

AETNA (Open Choice) Federal Disability
AETNA Health GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees
AllWays (Partners Employees only) GIC Health Plan
AllWays Health Partners Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) HMO Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) MEDEX
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity Partner Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO Blue Personal Help Connection
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue TRICARE
Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network Tufts Associated HMO
Blue Cross Major Medical Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA Medicare Access Plans United Healthcare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Adopted Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Evaluation/Diagnostic Information and Referral Long-Term Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Sports Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Crisis Intervention Education Consultation Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Geriatric Consultation Humanistic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Occupational Therapy Outreach Prevention Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish
Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
Armenian Irish Italian
African-American Arabic Asian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Native American Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)