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Last updated: 7/11/2019

Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD (617) 945-8749
Last Updated: 7/11/2019
Licensed Psychologist - Gender Specialist
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Years of Experience: 13

Gender: Male

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MA - Psychologist [10733]

I am a licensed psychologist in East Cambridge, MA. I provide individual therapy to adults and clinical consultation to mental health and medical professionals in the competent care of gender diverse people. I have 13 years' experience working with trans and gender diverse people and managing the Trans health Program at Fenway Health (2006-2019), growing the program from 115 to over 5,200 patients. I have additional specialized education and training in spiritually integrative psychotherapy.

My ideal therapy client is motivated to work on on self-acceptance, relationships, communication, intimacy, and vulnerability. I particularly help men and masculine-identified people address concerns of gender and intimacy to live more authentic lives. I provide short-term assessments and referrals for gender affirming medical treatments, including surgeries, and long-term supports to explore gender, sexuality, intimacy, communication, and patterns of behavior.

My ideal consulting clients are mental health and medical professionals who want greater knowledge to build competency in work with trans and gender diverse patients. I provide consultation to groups and individual mental health providers for support to learn skills to integrate spiritual concerns into psychotherapy. I provide group and individual consultation and training in person, on video, or through webinars to clinics and individuals nationally.

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Hopwood Counseling & Consulting
Cambridge, MA 02141  
(617) 945-8749

Contact: Dr. Ruben Hopwood

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 10:00am
Thu: 7:00am - 3:00am
Fri: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 5 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Career/Employment Concerns
Gender Identity
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Discernment Counseling
Dream Work or Analysis
Education Consultation
Existential Psychotherapy
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative Therapy
Pastoral Therapy
Sex Therapy
Spiritual Counseling
Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

Methods Used:
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Online Therapy
Peer Support

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adults (26-59)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
College Students
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Jewish Pagan

Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA)
Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $180
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
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