Massachusetts Association for
We are an organization for mental health clinicians who share an interest in psychoanalytic research, theory, and practice. We offer continuing education events, an active email referral list, office space listings, and more.
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Be a Part of our Professional Community
The Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (MAPP) was founded in 1988, initially with 100 members. Now we have over 300 members and are a strong educational presence in psychoanalytic psychology within the greater Boston community.
MAPP offers talks and workshops throughout the year that create a forum for lively scholarly and clinical exchange. Many programs offer Continuing Education for licensed mental health professionals. Our programs are theoretically stimulating and clinically relevant, focusing on issues of current interest in contemporary psychoanalysis. Recent local and out-of-town speakers have included Lew Aron, Jessica Benjamin, Dan Buie, Steven Cooper, Darlene Ehrenberg, Virginia Goldner, Irwin Hoffman, Lynne Layton, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Owen Renik, Roy Schafer, and many others.
MAPP is a place where you can share your clinical work and affiliate in a collegial and informal setting. Gain access to our email referral group where you can receive referrals directly in your email inbox. Connect with other members through participating in peer supervision, study groups, and on our board. Discuss professional concerns and issues. Improve your training level and skill. Be part of our community by joining our mailing list. It's free!
Graduate Students and Trainees
We are passionate about making psychoanalytic ideas accessible in plain English and offer many programs suitable for graduate students and trainees in the mental health professionals.
MEET THE BOARD
Current MAPP Officers
Lotte Smith-Hansen, Ph.D.
Psychologist, private practice in Boston
Sarah Meehan, Psy.D.
Psychologist, private practice in Arlington
Kristin M. Hall, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, private practice in Cambridge
Mark Your Calendar!
We are excited to announce the following programs for Spring 2021:
Fireside Chat with Nancy McWilliams: Supervision and Its Vicissitudes
Nancy McWilliams will discuss key themes from her new book on supervision in an informal and interactive format. Saturday, January 16, 2021. From 10am to 12noon. Register Here: https://forms.gle/Svos3hGgBVCLr73V6
Touching Becomes Touching: Mind, Body, and Sexuality in a New Relational Psychoanalysis
Jonathan Slavin and Miki Rahmani will explore how sexuality embodies all of the potential for human experiencing in ourselves, in relationships, and in treatment from a relational psychoanalytic perspective. The workshop will include a live supervision. Offers 4.5 continuing education credits for psychologists. Applications for CEUs for social workers have been submitted. Saturday, February 6, 2021. From 9:00am to 2:15pm. Register Here: https://forms.gle/cdntsckxbsoSUbro7
A Key Role for Existential Principles in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: "Tell Me When You're Ready"
Peter Lawner will discuss and illustrate ways that existential understandings can inform and enhance psychodynamic psychotherapy. Saturday, March 27, 2021. From 10am to 12noon. Register Here: https://forms.gle/xycTj1yNNtArFHFP8
Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice
Back by popular demand, Michael Healy will facilitate a panel discussion about the business aspects of private practice. Saturday, April 3, 2021. From 10am to 12noon. Register Here: https://forms.gle/7qMaV5d7iyFuHxRW8
A Couch for Two: Psychodynamic Therapy with Couples
Marina Kovarsky will discuss the unique opportunities for change as well as the therapeutic challenges inherent in working with couples within a psychodynamic framework. Saturday, May 1, 2021. From 10am to 12noon. Register Here: https://forms.gle/jSRhZNTiWTPV6hGE9
MAPP events for 2021 will be free, open to all, and held online via Zoom.
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Office Space Listings
Part-time. Beautifully furnished, spacious office in psychotherapy suite at 1101 Beacon Street available for sublet on Mondays and Saturdays. Large waiting room, A/C and elevator in the building. Ample on-street, metered parking and Green Line T stop directly in front of the building.
Dr. Keith Irving
Cambridge / Harvard Square
Part-time. Beautifully furnished, spacious office in a renovated psychotherapy suite in a charming historic building in the heart of Harvard Square. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, A/C. Large sunny waiting room. One block from Charles Hotel, Red Line (T) and bus line. Sublet daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours. Discounted parking available nearby.
Dr. Carolyn Rieder
Cambridge / Harvard Square
Full-time. Attractive, furnished Harvard Square (corner of Mt Auburn and Willard streets) psychotherapist’s office
available full time beginning January, 2018 in handsome two office suite.
Dr. Peter Lawner
Late-afternoons, evenings and weekends. Attractive fully furnished Wellesley Square office available for weekday evenings and entire days on Wednesdays and weekends, in a quiet building. Sun filled with windows. Commuter rail located across the street with ample metered parking.
Dr. Miriam Waldheter
Brookline / Coolidge Corner
Part-time. Saturdays are available in beautifully furnished office in Brookline near Coolidge Corner. Large south facing windows overlooking Beacon Street looking out on tree tops in a newly renovated suite available in medical building on Beacon Street. Elevator in building, free parking on the street and MBTA stop in front of the building. Shared waiting room, kitchenette.
Cambridge / Central Square
Part-time. Monday-Wednesday-Thursday morning-Friday afternoon and weekend. Beautifully furnished large sunny office close to T. Suite is shared with other therapists. Well maintained building with elevators. Fees include utilities, internet, and parking.
Part-time. Lovely furnished sublet for individuals or couples. Collegial clinicians. Available Monday at 3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 1 pm (Thursday after 4 pm negotiable) and all day Fridays and Saturdays. Bike/walk/bus/drive from Harvard Square.
Back Bay (Boston)
Full-time (unfurnished) & part-time (fully furnished) offices for private practitioner or small group practice in newly constructed office suite in beautiful Back Bay building. Half-block from Public Garden with amazing Boston views. Fully furnished shared waiting area, bathroom, kitchenette and free WIFI. Interoffice referrals available in collegial community of private practitioners. Private practice start-up consultation resources available.
Contact 617-299-1345 or
Harvard Square (Cambridge)
Furnished part-time psychotherapy office in Victorian house. Shared waiting area/bathrooms/kitchen and free WIFI with great community of clinicians. Interoffice referral opportunities; private practice start-up consultation resources available. $176+/month per 4-hour/week block.
Contact 617-299-1345 or
Lovely, large, fully furnished office near Arlington Center in well-appointed Victorian building. On public bus route. Free Parking. Free Wi-Fi. All utilities included. Available all weekdays. Office is 150 sq ft., large enough for social distancing. Includes storage closet.
Peaceful, sunny office in a shared suite steps from the Central Square T stop. Enjoy views of the Cambridge skyline and from the 7th floor of the desirable 875 Mass Ave office building. Accessible to Harvard and MIT students, working professionals in downtown Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. This is a great place to build or move your practice, perfect whether you are needing a private workspace away from home or if you plan to see clients in person. Dimensions are 9'x15’. Please contact Jessica Somers for additional details or to see the space:
Office available in a three office suite in the SS Pierce building (which is currently home to many of our lovely colleagues). If anyone is looking for office space in this fantastic location (I have been working from my office, meeting with patients remotely) please don't hesitate to reach out and I can provide more details. Offices would be available at the end of March, and I'd be happy someone is interested but wants to wait a few months to move in. Possibilities for sooner occupancy also exist.
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Beautiful exposed brick office with new windows in downtown Salem available beginning in February. Very spacious office space with separate waiting room. Building was recently renovated and is located in a charming historic building in the heart of Salem’s downtown district and adjacent to many other therapy practices. Central air conditioning and heat. Large sunny waiting room. One block from Salem train stop (Newburyport/Rockport line) and Wonderland bus line. Discounted municipal parking available very nearby. Furniture available for purchase as part of office lease.
Shelby Ortega, Ph.D.
Copley Square/Back Bay
Lovely furnished office with lots of light, hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and AC, cozy and modern at the same time. Hourly, part-time and full-time options. Extremely low monthly rent for this great downtown location. Great for individual, couples, and group therapy. On the Green Line and the Orange Line, only a 10 minute walk from the Red Line. Private kitchenette. Shared bathroom and waiting room. Full-time option comes with one existing subletter. Office has been COVID-proofed: Client and therapist can sit 8 feet apart (with masks), all windows open, two fans ensure excellent air circulation, etc.
Dr. Lotte Smith-Hansen
Lottesh3@gmail.com / (413) 559-1595
Lovely office space for rent in Cambridge-beautiful office right between Harvard and Porter Squares. My psychologist office mates are fantastic and the building is very well maintained. The office is bright and full of sun, rent is $875 per month including heat. I’m also open to finding a couple of people who would sublet it if you were not interested in taking on a whole office space. Please feel free to contact me at:
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