I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with people struggling with anxiety or panic, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. I have special interest and experience with LGBTQ and internet-related issues. I'm kink- and poly-friendly and have particularly enjoyed working with FTM trans men at various stages of transition. I have been trained in a variety of treatment approaches, but feel most strongly influenced by psychodynamic theories. I find that understanding patterns of thought, feeling, and relating and taking new ownership of them can create real change in one's work, relationships, and emotions.
Choosing the right therapist has much to do with finding a good relational "fit." Sharing one's private thoughts and feelings with another is hard work, and to facilitate that work I provide an empathic, collaborative, and interactive presence.
My goal is not only to help the people understand their relational patterns and their impact on others, but to work alongside them in making tangible progress toward their short and long-term goals. Feel free to email me with questions!
- Relationship Issues
678 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
23 Green St
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
- Cost per session: $200
- Offers sliding scale for clients based upon ability to pay
- Dr. Bortle is not in-network for insurance, but you can submit for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits (she can guide you on the process)
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
- Psychologist (PhD) from Duquesne University