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Melissa DeFilippi Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
Melissa DeFilippi , LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Boston, MA

Online only

Not accepting new clients

About me

My main approach to therapy is humanistic, based on the assumptions of the psychologist, Carl Rogers: in order for us to grow and feel fulfilled, we need an environment that provides us with genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathetic understanding. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and based on radical acceptance. My therapeutic stance is client-centered - where you are the the expert on your own life. I have been a Licensed LICSW for over 20 years and in that time I have learned to tailor my work to each client, using a combination of evidence-based tools and techniques that fit each client best.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) my approach is also trauma-informed. Our work will be guided by the principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment, in order to recognize trauma and create an environment that promotes healing and recovery.



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Red Bead Counseling, LLC

800 Boylston Street
Suite Box 990893
Boston, MA 02199 US


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Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals


  • English

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