Last edited 03/01/2024

Bhavna Lal PSYCH

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a clinician, I strive to be open-minded, multiculturally-aware, and knowledgeable regarding the needs of the individuals I work with, in order to help each person reach their goals.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Bhavna Lal, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in treating individuals who have experienced trauma and interpersonal violence. Dr. Lal is highly experienced in working with people from all backgrounds, orientations, and walks of life, with many presenting problems. She has helped individuals successfully work through issues related to phobias, schizophrenia, gender/sexual orientation,anxiety, depression, abuse, erectile dysfunction, chronic pain issues,mindfulness, stress management, and attention-related disorders, among others. Dr. Lal hasworked and trained in a variety of clinical settings, including forensic psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, women s shelters, jails, and inpatient hospitals. She is fluent in both English and Hindi, with some fluency in Punjabi and Urdu. Dr. Lal firmly believes that every individual is already equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to overcome whatever problem they are facing, but often need help tweaking those skills to meet their current needs. She also believes that a key component to therapy is the relationship between the client and the clinician. As such, Dr. Lal strives to help build a relationship based on equality, trust, and safety in order to help each client reach their goals. You never know what life is going to throw at you, but together you and Dr. Lal can navigate the tools, skills, and experiences you need to overcome just about anything.






Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Divorce & separation

Gender identity & transgender health

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare





First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Massachusetts, PSYCH, 11243


PhD, Write State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Bhavna Lal, PSYCH

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Bhavna Lal, PSYCH, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Bhavna Lal accepting new clients?

Yes, Bhavna Lal is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, 872 Massachusetts Ave Suite 2-2, Suite 2-8, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Bhavna Lal accept insurance?

Yes, Bhavna Lal accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Medicare, Optum and Wisconsin Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Bhavna Lal offer?

Bhavna Lal offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Bhavna Lal offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Bhavna Lal offers in-person appointments at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, 872 Massachusetts Ave Suite 2-2, Suite 2-8, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Bhavna Lal offer online therapy?

Yes, Bhavna Lal offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Bhavna Lal?

Bhavna Lal typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Bhavna Lal speak?

Bhavna Lal conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Bhavna Lal online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Bhavna Lal online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.