Cari Chapderlane-Cox, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts

Cari Chapderlane-Cox, LICSW

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An experienced LICSW promoting wellness through advocacy, mediation, and comprehensive behavioral health therapy.

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who is dedicated to increasing the functioning, self-determination, and stability of youth, adults, and families struggling with disabilities and complex mental health needs. I have experience in school social work and intensive therapeutic programming.
I have partnered with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of behavioral health symptoms, including but not limited to, processing through severe and complex behaviors related to trauma to dealing with adjustment issues related to life stage transitions.
Furthermore, I have treated individuals experiencing many different mental health needs varying from mild to chronic. Some of these include:
●Eating Disorders
●Trauma and Stress
●Anger Management
●Work Issues
●Grief / Loss
●Bipolar Disorder
●Career Counseling
●Family Conflict
●Learning Disabilities
●Mood Disorders
●LGBTQI related stressors

Additional Treatment Experience and Philosophy for Change:
I have a history of and passion for working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families supporting them.
I am committed to ensuring that my therapeutic practice honors diversity and inclusion. I have worked closely to advocate for LGBTQI rights and has comprehensive knowledge regarding the clinical needs of LGBTQI individuals.
I am committed to fostering strong therapeutic relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and honesty. I will work collaboratively with you to identify your goals, assisting in finding ways in which you can improve your current situation and live the life you deserve. Change is difficult and can be challenging and uncomfortable at times. If you are ready to take that step I will partner with you to effect genuine change.

Other Services Provided:
●Divorce, Parenting, and Custody Mediation:
Mediation provides an alternative to litigation that is cost-effective,family focused and promotes effective co-parenting. I provide a space for you and your ex to work together to create a separation agreement that allows you both to have the final say over your divorce matters.
The steps to mediation include introduction; statement of the problem; information gathering; identification of the problems; bargaining; and finally, settlement.
Prior to deciding if mediation is appropriate for you and your family, I provide a FREE hour consultation with both parties in order to better understand the unique needs of your family and how best to work towards a mutually respectful and satisfying solution to challenges and concerns.

●Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations:
Prior to having Bariatric Surgery your surgeon and insurance requires a clinical assessment be conducted on all patients. This assessment will include an assessment of your mood, emotional stability, and psychological history.
The process is completely judgment free with an understanding that people have ups and downs at times as well as normal bouts of sadness or anxiety. This is not a reason to deny someone surgery! We will discuss the impact (psychological, behavioral, relationship, etc.) that surgery may have on you.
Evaluations may be covered by insurance, if I am an in network provider, or can be private pay. Typical assessment may require 2 or more sessions . Please call to inquire about the full process and sliding scale fee options.

●Mental Health Assessments for Transgender Individuals Seeking Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters:
Assessments for both transmasculine and transfeminization surgeries are offered. The Assessment process follows requirements for insurance companies, surgeons, as well as best practices according to WPATH Standards.
Each evaluation may include gathering extensive history, discussion of Gender Dysphoria and how it is impacting your functioning, and assessing that one is psychologically stable and of sound mind to undergo whatever surgery is being pursued.
Evaluations may be covered by insurance, if I am an in network provider, or can be private pay.
Typical assessment may require 4 sessions. Please call to inquire about the full process and sliding scale fee options.

I am accepting new clients and have immediate availability for office and telehealth sessions. Please verify with your health insurance coverage when you are ready to arrange your first visit. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Harvard Pilgrim
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Springfield College School of Social Work