Marykate Shorter


About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Massachusetts. I have 14 years of clinical experience with adults, adolescents, children, and families, in individual, group and couples counseling. I have worked with individuals facing a variety of issues and challenges, including anxiety, depression, family relationship issues, couples issues, LGBTQ+, domestic violence, trauma, unemployment, disability, and school performance issues.

My clinical approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I will look at your current situation from a strengths perspective and assist you to identify and use the strengths you both already have to cope with the issues you are currently experiencing.

I am here to support you. Connection to others is an important need for everyone that has been more difficult than ever to foster and maintain during the pandemic. I look forward to hearing from you to set up an appointment!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #111447 (Expires: 2022-11-27)


Written by J.I. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Marykate for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very kind and caring spirit. She is gentle and looks from all perspectives. Thankful for her support