Kerry Duarte


About Me

Hello, my name is Kerry Duarte. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Salve Regina University as well as a Master of Social Work degree from Wheelock College. I have worked in community agencies offering in-home and office-based therapy. I have also worked within school settings as a school- based social worker. A year ago I started an online private practice called Ray of Light Wellness so I am used to teleconferencing and working with clients virtually. For clients looking for a bilingual therapist, I provide counseling sessions in both English and in Portuguese. I have the most experience helping clients who are undergoing depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, life transitions, chronic pain, grief & loss, eating disorders, and addictions. I use a strength-based approach utilizing modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness to help clients gain self awareness and healthier coping strategies.

Being a therapist is a true passion for me that allows me to love what I do. I want to help others find fulfilling ways to bring health, joy, and happiness back into their lives. I believe it is extremely important to have a good therapist-client relationship in order for therapy to be effective. I am more than ready to partner up with you to guide you in accomplishing your personal goals. Never ever give up on yourself and on your goals. When you are ready, I am ready to go on the healing journey with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LICSW #118247 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by K.R. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Kerry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kerry is such a kind hearted person. She cares so much about me and has helped me challenge myself to make sure that I am improving and constantly getting better. Not only do I feel so much better after working with her but I really look forward to our conversations.

Written by T.R. on Apr 03, 2019 after counseling with Kerry for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kerry is amazing. This is my first experience with any kind of therapist and she made me feel extremely comfortable right from the beginning. I really feel like I can talk to her about anything and even if she can’t respond right away I feel better just by sending her the message since I know it’s going to be read by someone so understanding. I couldn’t have been matched with a better first time therapist and I am so grateful.

Written by N.I. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Kerry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is kind and responds with care. She sends me tools that are appropriate to my problems. She checks in when she has not heard from me. Great fit for me