Peter Pruyn, LMHC, MA, EdM, Counselor in Cambridge
Looking for a therapist can be challenging. For those looking for the first time, I'd like to offer some thoughts on finding one who's right for you. While credentials and experience have their place, at the end of the day the most important thing is fit. I encourage you to "go with your gut." Do a phone consult. Did they give you space to talk? Did you feel heard? Sometimes what we need is feeling supported by someone who "gets" us. Other times we grow from someone who is able to challenge us in just the right way.
Some of the issues I have supported clients with include trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, being affected by someone else's drinking/drugging, and issues relating to gender, LGBTQ+, and racism. I have also supported female survivors of sexual abuse in having a respectful and safe relationship with a male therapist.
I am influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches and utilize EMDR, spirituality, cognitive-behavioral, and expressive therapies including art, sandtray and music. I'm also a believer in the appropriate use of humor. Having said that, no technique is more important than the person sitting in front of me.
Call or Email Peter Pruyn for a free phone consultation now - (617) 616-8456


  • License No. and State: 9425 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS Indemnity
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR International Association/EMDR Level II
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Membership: New England Society for Trauma and Dissociation
  • Member Since: 2017


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Play
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017
Peter Pruyn, LMHC, MA, EdM, Counselor in Cambridge

Peter Pruyn

Counselor, LMHC, MA, EdM