Carol Bolstad is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Whether you have experienced addiction or have been affected by someone’s addiction, Open Door may be the place for you to receive counseling.  Sessions are offered by appointment. As an independent practice, we can easily and openly address spiritual needs.  However, there is no hidden agenda; we are open to all.  Open Door is GLBTQI friendly. Our goal is to assist those in need with the means, motivation and tools they need to be empowered and transform their lives.

In 2011 Rev. Bolstad received the Massachusetts Counselor of the Year Award from theMassachusetts Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.  In 2012 she received the National Counselor of the Year Award from the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Please call us at 617-650-6497 for an appointment, to make a referral or contact us through

Referrals are confidential and are accepted from individuals, programs,  churches etc.

Our services are billed on an affordable “sliding fee scale”  At this time, the recommended donation is $45, more if you can, less if you can’t.  No one will be turned away if payment is a hardship.

Rev. Bolstad holds both a Master of Arts in Student Development, specializing in the 17 – 25 year age group , from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies specializing in Pastoral Care from the Episcopal Divinity School.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in  Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University, specializing in criminal justice and geriatric care.  She is currently a second year graduate student enrolled in Lesley University’s Counseling Psychology Program