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Leyla Derbali LICSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Leyla Derbali Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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 woman of mixed cultural and ethnic backgrounds who made a late career change, I understand the issues of not recognizing where you are in your life and wanting to make a change.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Leyla Derbali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults and couples explore their struggles as they make the changes necessary to lead more fulfilling and contented lives. Leyla specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, school issues, career issues, and significant life transitions. Leyla completed her Master's degree in Social Work at Simmons University and her Multi-Therapy Services at Harvard University. She made a late career change and understands needing to re-evaluate life plans and the subsequent anxieties and excitement of major life changes. This perspective and other relevant life and professional experiences inform Leyla's ability to provide the empathy, support, and guidance her clients need. Leyla specializes in multiple treatment approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. Life and making happiness can be challenging for everyone. Leyla can help support you as you work to gain insight and coping skills to process your struggles and manage in the face of setbacks as you work to make positive changes. If you are ready to begin the process of recovery, schedule an appointment with her today.





General Expertise




Anger management

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)


In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP




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

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 124042


MSN, Simmons School of Social Work

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Leyla Derbali, LICSW

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

Is Leyla Derbali accepting new clients?

Yes, Leyla Derbali 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 Leyla Derbali accept insurance?

Yes, Leyla Derbali accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Leyla Derbali offer?

Leyla Derbali offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Leyla Derbali offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Leyla Derbali offer online therapy?

Yes, Leyla Derbali offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Leyla Derbali?

Leyla Derbali 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 Leyla Derbali speak?

Leyla Derbali conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Leyla Derbali online?

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