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Marykate Shorter, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Massachusetts. I have 14 years of clinical experience with adults, adolescents, children, and families, both in individual and in group counseling. I have worked with individuals facing a variety of issues and challenges, including anxiety, depression, family relationship issues, couples issues, LGBTQ+, domestic violence, trauma, unemployment, disability, and school performance issues.

My clinical approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I will look at your current situation from a strengths perspective and assist you to identify and use the strengths you already have to cope with the issues you are currently experiencing.

I am here to support you. Connection to others is an important need for everyone that has been more difficult than ever to foster and maintain during the pandemic. I look forward to hearing from you to set up an appointment!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

MA LICSW 111447


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marykate Shorter. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Shes great.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Marykate for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Mary Kate recognizes patterns and behaviors I’m unable to see because I am “ in” it. She remembers important specifics of past sessions and makes connections that gives me insight. Her experience and expertise is evident to me in every session. She is also warm and personable.

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Marykate for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

She’s great and very helpful and nice

Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Marykate for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, com

Marykate helped me through an incredibly difficult time in my life and helped me make sense of it all after the fact. She is a kind and compassionate person I would absolutely recommend to anyone

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Marykate for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I did not know where to turn but am so grateful for Marykate. She was always understanding and gave me ideas and ways to progress. I would definitely seek her out again if needed.

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Marykate for 2 months on issues concerning grief