Destiny Henkel

Accepting Clients

I'm a LGBTQ+ and racial justice-allied therapist who works with teens & adults who are neurodiverse or struggle with anxiety & depression.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in amherst, MA

About My Clients

I enjoy working with folks who want to process traumas, heal from childhood wounds, and find peace in their life in the face of numerous stressors. Sometimes their issues are related to neurodiversity, attachment ruptures, or discrimination - all things that impact how capable you feel to manage particularly challenging days or triggers for painful memories. I can help you create a life without intense feelings, and provide the support for you to regain hope and experience inner healing.

My Background and Approach

I utilize a somatic-focused and trauma-informed approach to care. Understanding the connection between mind and body is essential in order to sort through distorted thinking patterns that stem from stress and trauma. I believe that connecting to how emotions manifest in physical sensations can be foundational in sorting through distorted thinking patterns that stem from stress and trauma. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a transformative approach to help clients accelerate their healing from previous trauma. Our initial session will focus on how the issues at hand are affecting your daily functioning and together we'll make a plan for how to address them so that you feel more empowered and in control of your life. I am here to meet you where you're at and support you as you learn the skills for continued success and stability. You don't need to struggle on your own anymore. Reach out to me today so we can embark on your healing journey together!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe people are heavily impacted by their environments and that structural racism or oppression in any form, as well as dysfunctional relationships with family or friends, can be the root causes of a person's inner struggles. I am a member of the LGTBQ+ community and have experience working with clients who are transitioning or who are in polyamorous relationships.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 140/session


860-385-2711 Email Destiny
Melanie Lane
amherst, MA 01002
main street
boston, MA 02118

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