Myra Durkin

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I am a clinical social worker and sex therapist in Davis Square, Somerville with over 30 years of experience working with individuals and couples. I am affiliated with the Institute for Sexuality and Intimacy, formerly at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. I also have expertise with eating disorders, anxiety, performance issues and more. Clients say I am warm, compassionate and practical, and provide a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment. Humor is welcome and often helpful. My approach is eclectic; I collaborate with each client to find the right treatment approach uniquely tailored to his/her/their needs.

I use a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, relaxation/mindfulness therapy, and medical hypnotherapy, efficiently providing deep and lasting change. I help people to improve self-esteem. I also use my expertise to treat stress/anxiety, eating disorders, pain, illness, smoking/habit cessation, performance issues and more.

My approach combines psychotherapy with mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and self-directed hypnotherapy. I help clients find and build on their strengths, so that no matter what the reasons were that brought them to therapy, they become able to appreciate themselves in a deep and lasting way.




  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Serious and Chronic Illness
  • Sex therapy
  • Trauma


Davis Square,
Somerville, MA

*Offers remote video counseling



  • Cost per session: $140
  • Insurances accepted: Medicare
  • A sliding scale may be offered for persons with demonstrated need


  • Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)