If you’re navigating mental health concerns, like anxiety, family conflict, or poor stress management, it may be time to look for licensed counseling services. But finding the right therapist for your needs can sometimes feel overwhelming.

When you’re on the search for a therapist, Beverly, MA, offers a lot of options. For example, nearby Salem, MA is home to North Shore DBT, a therapy clinic that focuses on dialectical behavior therapy—which, according to Harvard Medical School, is the most effective treatment option for borderline personality disorder. Alternatively, some clinics, including North Shore Counseling Center, in Beverly, MA (01915) offer a welcoming environment for families and children that’s grounded in the internal family systems approach. There are also therapists nearby Beverly who offer therapy for individuals struggling with issues like shame, isolation, or lack of self-compassion from the stigma of learning disabilities. 

Many people in Beverly choose online therapy over in-person therapy because it allows them to avoid commuting and schedule sessions outside of business hours. Additionally, it’s typically more affordable than in-person sessions.  

The professionals listed below include licensed independent clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and other licensed therapists. They offer a range of clinical approaches (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, or integrative approaches). 

You can learn more about these therapists by reading their profile, which includes information on their background, areas of focus, clinical approaches, professional experience, and licensing information.

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Kerry DeSista

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed independently in the state of Massachusetts. I have over 7 years experience working with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting support, and self-esteem issues. I believe that shared compassion and empathy are the driving forces behind effective therapy. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral techniques, psycho-dynamic therapy, and solution focused methods. Above all, I believe in a collaborative treatment approach where the client is a "partner" in his/her own treatment. After speaking with you and learning about you I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Dianne Doyle Pita

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoaching
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, attachment, codependence, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also taught counseling courses and provided clinical supervision at a college level. In addition to my Ph.D., in psychology from Boston University, I also have a post-doctorate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College, Boston University), as well as Certification in Rational Emotive Therapy. I am the author of several textbooks on addiction counseling: Mastering Addictions Counseling, and Addiction Counseling (publication by Crossroads, NY, NY. In addition, I have co-authored a book on Severe Mental Illness and Addictions (Boston University, Integrated Treatment for People with Co-occurring Disorders). My approach is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with empathy and respect. I am non-judgmental and genuine. My primary therapeutic approach is motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Motivational interviewing helps you identify what it is you value and from that starting point, what goals you are motivated to achieve. We work together to create a treatment plan adapted to your individual needs and goals. Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on your beliefs or thoughts and the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. We know that by changing our beliefs, we can change our feelings and behaviors. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It's often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with specific challenges. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and is done in a structured way. (Mayoclinic, 2019). My approach includes a treatment plan and, usually, psychoeducation in the form of worksheets. It takes courage to seek a more purposeful and satisfying life and to take the first step toward change. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Carolyn McMurry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
37 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Carolyn McMurry, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. My education includes 2 Masters Degrees: one is in Applied Psychology and the other is in Clinical Social Work. My therapy style is empathic and interactive, engaging you with respect, sensitivity and compassion.

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Cristina Lopez-Mera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Cristina and I have been a mental health counselor for over 18 years. I have worked with clients ages 3 to 81. My specialties are personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, adjustment disorder and sex therapy. I utilize mindfulness techniques with clients that are interested in learning relaxation skills. I am a certified yoga instructor as well. I’m pleased to help you accomplish your short term goals and long term goals, and to assist you to heal through the utilization of holistic healing approaches to become the best version of yourself.

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Sarah Collett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! Often people feel anxious when starting therapy for the first time. If this is you, take a deep breath and know this is very common. You are in good company! Whether you feel stuck in a rut, drowning, or somewhere in between, there is hope for you! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to help you navigate life’s bumpy paths. I have over a decade of experience working w/ individuals, families, & caregivers on a wide variety of issues that will help us along our journey together. It takes bravery to get here! I am proud of you and can’t wait to take the next step with you towards the best you! A little about me: I’ve been working in the healthcare field for about 15 years and providing counseling for the last 5 of those years. I have a special certification in working with individuals with chronic, complex, or serious illnesses but love when I get the opportunity to help people navigate difficult life seasons, anxiety and relationships. My approach is collaborative, you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you reach your goals.

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Tamara McKernan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with many years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment in order to work towards healing. I meet my clients where they are at and help them develop ways to move forward with their goals in therapy.

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Kenyetta Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

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Anna Capote

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greeting ! I look forward to supporting and aiding in recovery from your current challenges . I hold my professional license in Licensed Clinical Social Work . I have worked with adults, children, seniors, adolescents and families with a range of challenges including depression, anxiety, family discord, mood regulation, attention and focus, and anger. I have worked with individuals and families that have been impacted by their current and past traumatic experiences. I try to focus a person’s strengths and provide a client centered approach. I understand how difficult this process can be and know it takes courage to seek help, explore and finally make the decision to seek help, thus focusing on the whole person and defuse self and social stigmas . Although everyone is unique I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approach and supplement with skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy . I look forward to meeting you and honored to be chosen to work with you!

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Melinda Cook

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience providing comprehensive mental health services to diverse populations in a variety of settings including university counseling, outpatient mental health centers, and the Department of Mental Health. My clients have presented with a wide range of concerns including mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma history, family conflict, generational trauma, academic and professional stress, and coping with life changes. My therapeutic approach draws from Object Relations Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, and Biopsychosocial Models. I hold a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College. I believe in viewing individuals holistically, recognizing that their overall well-being is shaped by their unique past and present experiences, influenced by their family, culture, and community, which in turn shapes their future outlook. In my therapeutic practice, I prioritize empathy, support, and compassion. You are the expert of your own narrative and possess many inherent strengths that assist you in overcoming challenges and achieving your full potential. It takes courage to embrace change and seek a more fulfilling and enriching life. I am here to provide support and empowerment throughout that journey.

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Jeannine Hoffmann

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Beverly

Finding the best therapist close by in Beverly can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Beverly that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Beverly. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Beverly, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Beverly region and in the state of Massachusetts. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Beverly or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Beverly area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Beverly therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Beverly, elsewhere in Essex, or in the greater state of Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Beverly area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Beverly therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Beverly due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Beverly may not take health insurance, some in the state of Massachusetts may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Beverly online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Beverly, Massachusetts working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Beverly psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Beverly above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Beverly helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Beverly therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Beverly therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Beverly?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Beverly therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Beverly therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Beverly therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Beverly therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MA, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 01965 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Beverly counselor?

Before seeing your Beverly therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Beverly.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Beverly licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Beverly counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Beverly, Massachusetts can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Beverly has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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