Massachusetts is best known for Harvard University, a university where the best and brightest come to learn their place in life. Your life can be just like a university, where either you know what you want to do, or are unsure and spend too much time procrastinating. 

A counselor can be like a university professor, giving you the motivation you need to succeed. Talk to a therapist and see where your place in life is. 

 

This is Denise Whall-Marlin's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Boston, Massachusetts with ten years of experience in providing psychotherapy. I have worked with all different kinds of people, and I have helped them with a variety of challenges and mental health problems. I have post-graduate training in several types of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as an academic background from New York University in psycho-dynamic treatment. I know that no two people are the same, so there is no cookie-cutter approach t...

This is Celeste Souza's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
MSW, LCSW,LICSW
Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. I work with people who are facing challenging times in their lives. Sometimes the most valuable think I can do for you is to listen and care. Other times, you might need help identifying the underlying cause of a feeling or conflict in your life. I am trained as a Relational-Cultural Therapist and believe the work of healing happens in relationship (between the client and the therapist as well as in relationships in day-to-day life). I utilize therapeutic skills from a variety of models in...

This is Albert Thrower's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My goal as a therapist is to help you live a fulfilling life on your own terms. My approach is highly collaborative; I aim to create a therapeutic space in which you feel empowered to grow. I have experience working with adults challenged by depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, relationship problems, identity issues, sex/intimacy issues, grief, and more. I am also a working artist, and I enjoy helping clients embrace the healing power of creative expression. We will custom-craft a therapeutic approach to fit your circumstances. I am a capable practitioner of ...

This is Linda Maiolo-Methe's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
MEd,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a licensed mental health counselor for 25 years. I have practiced individual therapy with adults, teens, and children. I also provided couples and family therapy. I have been able to help clients with a wide range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship conflict, eating disorders and addictions. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is trust between the therapist and client. In order to build this trust, I am always honest, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. I believe a client is his or her own expert but may ...

This is Patricia Wilkinson's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts with a specialty in health ,grief, learning style challenges, and coping with chronic illness. I have worked as a medical social worker with young adults and adults for decades. I am ready to help you grow your empowerment and coping skills to better cope with anxiety, stress, depression and life transition challenges. Asking for help, though not easy, is the first step toward partnering with a counselor who can become an ally in your journey to wellness and reinforce your development of new skil...

This is Anne Hoffman's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LCSW,MA,SIFI
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

*I am currently accepting new members for weekday business hours and weekends.* Hi! I want to acknowledge you for making a giant step for investing in your own emotional health and well-being. I know making this step was not easy, and it is also not easy to find a provider among a sea of many similar looking profiles. I appreciate you for taking the time to read my profile and considering a partnership with me. My name is Anne Hoffman, licensed clinical social worker in New York and a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts. I have wo...

This is Jennifer Brown's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters Degree from Columbia University in New York, NY. I worked in psychiatric Emergency Rooms and on inpatient psychiatric units. I have been providing outpatient therapy for the past nine years. I have extensive experience working with couples as well as individuals. I feel like communication is the key to success. Changing communication styles can radically change relationships. I have worked with an array of disorders which include, but not limited to anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationshi...

This is Susan Walker's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
MA,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! I am so glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you and your goals for therapy. I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience. My interpersonal style is warm, empathetic, and professional. I am highly interested and engaged with the process of understanding and helping. Below is a bit about my background: Therapy Approach: My clinical and interpersonal style is warm, casual, empathetic, and always professional. My overarching approach tends to transcend theory and embrace the foundational skills of ac...

This is Marissa Katz Bellani's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have 6 years of work and intern experience. I graduated from Lesley University with a focus in Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. My treatment approach is warm and interactive. We can explore your inner creative self through Music Therapy or more traditional counseling techniques such as person-centered therapy. I'll meet you where you are at in your journey to wellness and mental health. Together we can work towards a calmer and more balanced, self-actualized place in your inner world. Dealing with mental he...

This is David Procaccini's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I believe that your mental health is vitally important to your overall wellness and quality of life. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I aim to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that will allow you to feel confident that we will be able to work through your concerns and meet your goals. I very much enjoy the work I do and working together and helping you be successful in treatment is my number one goal. I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 15 years with adolescents, adults and families. My clinical competencies include worki...

This is Ellen Minter's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! My name is Ellen Minter and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the helping profession for 17 years. Over the years, I have worked with various populations in various capacities. In addition to being a therapist, I have spent time as a teacher, sexual assault victim advocate, hospice social worker, and direct support professional for the developmentally disabled. I learned many things in these roles and it is those things, accompanied with my own personal life experiences that have most equipped me with the necessary...

This is Dr. Charles Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience. From this experience, the following is what I have learned from working with people. Many people are stuck. They cannot make decisions that do not help them move forward. This situation is like a bad Groundhog Day movie. Ineffective decision-making creates a sense of being stuck and related futility. My dedication is to help individuals to develop a practice of efficient decision-making. I work collaboratively with individuals in strengthening their ability to form decisions that incre...

This is Emily Skahill's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has experience working with a wide range of individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults who are navigating their way through challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship conflict and parenting concerns as well as many other daily struggles. I utilize several modalities in my practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Seven Challenges, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy in my practice. I bel...

This is Tomasina Beckford's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

I am licensed in New York and Virginia with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Lisa Cohen's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LMHC,ATR-BC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Reflecting on life experiences and wanting to cultivate change from within, can be a scary process. I feel honored to help create safety and support around this process for others, and have walked with individuals on these personal journeys of self-discovery and change for the past 20 years. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist, and believe that everyone has their own journey, as I tailor my sessions specifically to the individual and their goals of healing. My approach is solution-focused, client centered and strength bas...

This is Dawn Palladino's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW,LADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I'm Dawn, a Clinical Social Worker in Vermont. I offer to have collaborative discussions, using humor and practical applicability as cornerstones of our work in the hopes of making the process of creating positive life changes a little easier. My primary focus in my clinical work has been helping people with addiction issues, which has helped me understand that often times addiction stems from some kind of traumatic history, mental health struggle, or difficulty with distress tolerance. I help people understand the nature of their struggle, and work dili...

This is Christina  Kerr's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jessica Jordan's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is John  Hudzik's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and South Carolina with 22 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience in helping clients with a large range of issues, including stress and anxiety, anger management, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and in starting where the client starts and progressing as the client progresses.

This is Linda Simon's avatar and link to their profile
Massachusetts
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

We all need support- especially during these challenging times. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Massachusetts with 40 years of professional work experience.. It is important that you feel connected and supported by your therapist. I provide a warm, welcoming and safe space and will take a collaborative approach to working with you. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, stress and grief. I combine exploration and insight with actionable plans to make an immediate impact on problems

How Can Therapists In Massachusetts Support You?

therapist in Massachusetts can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 3135444 people live in Massachusetts, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Massachusetts may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Massachusetts Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Massachusetts, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Massachusetts may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Massachusetts can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.