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Yaffa Tilles Psychotherapy, LICSW

Yaffa Tilles is a clinical psychotherapist who uses a strengths-based approach to help clients cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, infertility, parenting, and feeling overwhelmed with the whirlwind of life. She joins clients on their paths toward healing and helps them discover ways to improve their lives on their terms.

Specialties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Women’s Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • Massachusetts
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“I believe that every human being is worthy of respect and dignity, and this notion has made me an empathetic and culturally-sensitive clinician.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began my social work career in New York where I counseled children in schools, met with parents in their homes, and worked as a visiting social worker with elderly clients in nursing facilities. I really enjoyed working with individuals across the lifespan. After working for five years at a Boston-based agency that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and their families, I am now diving deeper into clinical work. I have seen how every stage of life can come with triumphs and challenges and I am here to help clients through whatever they are facing.
What should someone know about working with you?
I will be here to learn from you about your life, your struggles, and your strengths in a safe and supportive space. I offer a free 30-min phone consultation where we can both make sure we are a good fit for each other before we schedule our first therapy session. After an initial assessment period, we will set goals together so we can track your progress throughout your sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have attended training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), coping with loss, and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism, and I continue to seek training related to mindfulness, coping with stress, and many other topics. I am in a peer supervision group that provides me with resources and support, and I am a part of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association for Social Workers, which enables me to connect to other providers and specialists all over the country and access valuable resources. I am also knowledgeable about disability resources, mental health resources, government programs, and social service agencies and programs in the Boston area and I can make referrals to clients in need.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that every human being is worthy of respect and dignity, and this notion has made me an empathetic and culturally-sensitive clinician. Personal hardships have taught me how finite life is and offered perspective on what matters to me, and I hope I can share some of this mindset with my clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I have recently discovered ecotherapy, also known as “walk and talk” therapy, and I am fascinated by the notion of therapy outside. I hope to be able to offer this option to clients one day, as there are so many benefits to walking and talking — physically, emotionally, and therapeutically. Stay tuned!
“Personal hardships have taught me how finite life is and offered perspective on what matters to me, and I hope I can share some of this mindset with my clients.”
Interested in speaking with Yaffa?