Scheduling an Appointment


If you are uninsured or having difficulty accessing affordable counseling through your insurance, call De Novo at (617) 661-1010 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and say you are interested in counseling.

Appointments can usually be scheduled within one week of your call. Weekday and evening appointments are available.

Forensic Psychological Evaluations

If you are an attorney and would like to request a psychological evaluation for an asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa or a cancellation of removal case, please contact Lauren Shebairo, Associate Clinical Director, at 617-405-5467 or


Fees range from $2 to $60 per visit. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

Certain refugee and immigrant victims of crime such as domestic violence, political trauma and torture, are able to receive counseling and social services free of charge.

The fee for psychological evaluations for asylum, VAWA, U Visa and cancellation of removal cases is $600. However, a reduced fee can be negotiated based on a client's circumstances.


De Novo does not accept any type of health insurance. If you have insurance, you may first wish to consult with your insurance company about your type of coverage and number of sessions covered under your plan. Your insurance company will be able to tell you if you need a referral from your primary care physician and give you the names of places and providers where you can receive mental health services.