Last updated: 6/24/2020

Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD (617) 945-8749
Last Updated: 6/24/2020
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Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, Specialist in Gender and in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Languages Spoken:

I am a licensed psychologist in East Cambridge, MA. I provide individual therapy to adults. I provide clinical consultation to mental health and medical professionals and businesses in working with gender diverse people. I have 15 years' experience working with trans and gender diverse people including managing the Trans health Program at Fenway Health from 2006-2019, growing the program from 115 to over 5,200 patients. I have additional specialized education and training in spiritually integrated psychotherapy.

My ideal therapy client is motivated to work on on developing and improving personal insight, self-acceptance, relationships, communication, intimacy, and vulnerability. I typically work with men and masculine-identified people to address concerns about gender roles and intimacy in order to live more authentic and satisfying lives. I provide short-term assessments and referrals for gender affirming medical treatments, including surgeries, and long-term support to explore gender, sexuality, intimacy, communication, and understanding patterns of behavior to enable change. I only provide HIPAA-secure video therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My ideal consulting clients are mental health and medical professionals and businesses who want greater knowledge to build sensitivity and responsiveness into their work with trans and gender diverse people. I provide case consultation to groups and individual mental health providers working with gender diverse clients and those learning to integrate spiritual concerns into their psychotherapy practices. I provide group and individual consultation and training only online at this time.

Focusing on:
Gender Identity Life Transitions Men's Issues Sexual Orientation Spiritual Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Also serving:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Depression Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress
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Hopwood Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-8749

Contact: Dr. Ruben Hopwood

Office Hours:
Tue7:00am – 8:00pm
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 7 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 2 Days
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 15

MA - Psychologist [10733]

Credentials and Certifications:

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
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Transgender
College Students Polyamorous Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Education Consultation Humanistic Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Pastoral Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Spiritual Counseling
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Discernment Counseling Dream Work or Analysis Existential Psychotherapy Holistic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Sex Therapy Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:

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)