Dorothy Manley, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

 •  Massachusetts
Dorothy Manley
Dorothy Manley, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
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Dorothy Manley, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. She earned her Master of Clinical Social Work from Smith College and has experience providing clinical services to individuals, families, and organizations.

Dorothy specializes in counseling college students and adults throughout the lifespan with concerns related to anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, bereavement, life transition, identity, and relationships. Dorothy believes long standing patterns of behavior are the result of internal mechanisms that have evolved over time, which were once adaptive responses to environmental challenges. She helps her clients understand the why behind their behaviors and teaches the skills necessary to relieve relationship and environmental challenges in the present.

Dorothy’s practice is evidence-based and integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychoeducation. Treatment is uniquely tailored to the individual, their presenting concern(s), and life goals/vision.

Top Specialties
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Depression
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Identity
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peak Performance / Executive Coaching
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
Therapeutic Approach
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Family (No Minors)

Location / Map


101 Arch St
8th floor
Boston, MA 02110