Getting appropriate mental health care can help you learn the coping strategies to overcome many of life’s challenges. If you’re looking for a therapist in Massachusetts, it can be beneficial to consider online treatment. Barriers to care, including a lack of in-person providers or transportation issues, can make finding in-person treatment challenging. An online platform like BetterHelp can make therapy more convenient and flexible.

BetterHelp has been offering online therapy for over a decade and allows you to work with a licensed clinical social worker, licensed therapist, or licensed psychologist from the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule. Plus, you can change providers at any time until you find one with whom you have a supportive therapeutic relationship. While BetterHelp does not currently provide group therapy, it does offer Christian and pastoral counseling for those who would like to integrate their faith into their sessions.

Whether you need support with anger management or help managing the symptoms of a mental health condition, online therapy can help. If you’re looking for an online therapist, MA has many providers who are experienced with counseling psychology and licensed to provide telehealth services across the state. Connect with one of the providers below to learn more.

 

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Katie Murphy

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: LMHC
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I believe you are the expert in YOU, and my plan is to meet you where you are in your life and team up with you to help you discover the changes you need to get the life you want. I use a variety of research-based treatment modalities that best fit your needs to encourage and challenge you to take the steps to move forward. I'll connect with you in a positive & warm environment, and together we'll work to better understand your problem areas and find solutions. I'm empathetic, but honest and believe everyone has their own strengths that they just need to recognize. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. I have 10+ years of experience working with all ages, and within a wide variety of problem areas including individual or family struggles, communication, anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficult life stressors (i.e., going/completing college, career changes, new relationships, and loss). When you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you. I look forward to working together!

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Carol Mackiewicz Neely

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi and welcome! My name is Carol. Carol's clients are creative and wise; which is every person. Her clients are ready to use their natural creativity to question the "what is" and want to implement what they desire in their life. Carol's clients want to feel confident in creating their life. When working with Carol, you will have an art transformative experience that also satisfies clinical counseling skills. You will create art during your session, while learning skills for self soothing, empowerment, and focusing on what calls to you. Carol facilitates the art making, holds the space, and verbally processes with you throughout the session. Carol earned a B.A. in Art and Painting in Dallas, and an M.A. in Art Therapy and Counseling in Santa Fe, and offers over 10 years of experience facilitating art therapy. Carol wants potential clients to know there are no art skills required, and there is no judgment or interpretation of your art. You can feel safe and confident in your art making! Carol feels excited to meet with you and help you use art therapy to gain awareness and insight into your questions. You are already headed in the right direction, and are already asking the right questions, let's meet and work together!

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Ana Bulnes

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: MSW, LICSW,LCSW
Self esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida with over 21 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients to address numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, autism, life coaching, stress management, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting challenges, as well as coping with the life challenges we can all experience at one time or another. I have also worked extensively with individuals coping with multiple chronic health issues. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I believe that seeking help through counseling is insightful, self-caring and requires vulnerability. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respect and sensitivity and am respectful of the individual journey that brings us all to the present moment, along with its challenges and experiences. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and see my role as one of acting as a resource for suggestions and guidance. I believe in maintaining unconditional positive regard and acceptance of where each individual is with the understanding that we all do the best we can in the course of our daily lives. I also believe that we can always improve our mindset, perspective and the way we engage with our lives for the better. My approaches include cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused and behavioral. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Together, we can work to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Sarah Wright

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: MSW,LICSW
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefADHD
25 years of experience

As a lifelong social worker with over 25 years of professional experience, I have had the privilege to work with many different people from all walks of life. I earned my MSW at Washington University in St. Louis and completed my BSW at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I have been a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts since 1997. My field placements took place in a community mental health center, an AIDS services organization, and a national reproductive health care provider. Since then, I have worked primarily in acute care and post-acute acre settings with older adults, psychiatric patients, and their families. My clinical interests include adjustment to loss, aging, disability, grief, and healthy relationships. My treatment approach relies on a true social work perspective: the person in the environment. Approaches I consistently employ run the eclectic gamut from psychodynamic to rational emotive to narrative therapy techniques. I believe strongly in the importance of creating a safe space to consider deeply personal issues that affect the quality of our lives over time. As such, I will address whatever is on your mind in order to develop therapeutic insight and improve coping skills. This will occur at your own pace based on treatment goals we identify jointly. I look forward to our time together and the work ahead. Welcome to BetterHelp.

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Dr. Andrew Walker

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist with 5 years of experience working in psychotherapy and psychological assessment, providing services to people who are navigating challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, and other concerns. My therapeutic approach is tailored to your specific needs. However, broadly speaking it can include helping you learn practical CBT-based skills to address your daily challenges and provide a safe and supportive environment for your deeper exploration based on Jungian depth psychology and other approaches. My specialized training in neuropsychology allows me to bring a strong science-based approach to our time together.

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Marie Elanus

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

My name is Marie Elanus and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I have many years of experience working with people of all age groups to overcome behavioral and emotional barriers. As a Christian, I believe in the gift of freedom. I provide individual and couples counseling. My therapeutic approach is with compassion, care, and understanding. I love to serve my clients through diverse therapeutic techniques to gain insight into their behaviors. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe place where you feel open enough to be vulnerable and discuss your feelings, aspirations, and frustrations. Thank you for considering your mental health as a priority to seek support. I would love to work alongside you and empower you in accomplishing your goals.

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Faith Sanders

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
License: LMHC,MS
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
8 years of experience

My name is Faith Sanders. I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field of psychology and mental health. I started my career as an addictions researcher at the University at Buffalo. After about 4 years, I decided I was destined to connect to people through clinical practice. I have specialties in Mindfulness, Trauma-informed care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide a space free of judgment and I hope to lead you to a healthier connection with yourself. My approach is very goal-directed, but also gentle in being present with and working through difficult emotions that prohibit personal growth.

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Jessie Presbie

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Massachusetts with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience working within hospital and outpatient settings. I have worked closely with individuals and families focusing on a variety of challenges. I strive to help clients move through hurdles and become more able to handle life's challenges and the impact of negative experiences on their daily functioning. In therapy with clients I work to create a safe space that fosters trust, privacy, and nonjudgmental acceptance. I meet people where they are, and support them as they work towards where they want to be. Having a positive and effective therapeutic alliance is the key to working through therapeutic goals successfully. I invite you to schedule a consultation so that we may begin the process of identifying and meeting your therapeutic goals. ~Jessie Presbie, LMFT~

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Denise Hamilton

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) in Massachusetts with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work with clients ages 10-90+ and am an active member of the LGBTQ+ community. I am a firm believer in active participation with my clients that will fit their communication and learning style. Taking the first step to seeking a joyful and stress-free life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Vanessa Latorre

Offering therapy in Massachusetts
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Virginia with over 15 years of professional experience. I have helped both teenage and adult clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem issues and depression. My treatment approach is client centered and humanistic. I specialize in methods such as DBT, CBT, motivational interviewing and solution focused talk. I understanding the importance of working thru a trauma informed lens and believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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. I look forward to meeting you and hope we are good fit for one another.

How can therapists in Massachusetts support you?

Therapists 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 3,135,444 people live in Massachusetts, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals 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?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Massachusetts, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Massachusetts support clients with varying issues, which 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 has over 35,000 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:

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. 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 counselor 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 professionals 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 an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. 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.

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