Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US, and it had many involvements in the revolutionary history of America. The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the list goes on. Point is, this is a city of revolution. If you have poor mental health, it’s time for your own mental revolution. 

A counselor based in Boston can lead the charge for a revolution. By speaking to a counselor, you can take back your mental health and make it your own.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! Congratulations on taking this first step! I'm excited to work with you. I have 18 years of experience working in the mental health field, and 10 of those years I've spent providing direct psychotherapy. Here on Betterhelp things are less traditional and I use my skills to provide coaching and support to those seeking virtual help that are not in crisis. My style is warm, person-centered, and direct. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal from really difficult situations, and sometimes it helps to talk with a professional to get in touch with th...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality approach. In other words, I believe that everyone has strengths and if we can identify those strengths together, we can perhaps help you to work through or manage your current concern. In addition, you are not defined by any problems that you have. Working from the reality base is just like it sounds. That is, we have to...

MA Psych. Counseling ,LMHC,Psya.D
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and have been working with clients for over 6 years. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, marriage/relationship issues, family issues, and borderline personality disorder. I have also worked with people suffering from trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I work to create an environment where my clients feel comfortable and not judged. I am always open to both positive and negative feedback from clients to...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, My name is Melissa Whelan. I am a L.I.C.S.W. licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I have over 20 years of counseling experience with individuals, couples, children, teens, groups and families. I have worked with a range of issues; ADHD, depression, LGBTQ issues, relationship, family, bullying, self esteem, suicidal ideation, grief, educational issues, etc. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and school settings. My approach to counseling is a cognitive behavioral/ rational emotive approach, with a focus on changing one's ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of MA with experience in working with a wide range of populations, from children to incarcerated adult men to young parents learning to work with their new role to at-risk teenagers. I completed my masters' degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and since then have helped people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, major life changes, parenting problems, ADHD, relationship difficulties, and specialize in working with those who have been affected by trauma. My clinical approach prima...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My Name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. I have been practicing in an outpatient setting for the past 11 years. My areas of expertise are working with individuals with difficulties with mood, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress, family relationships, personal relationships, and every day life stressors. I am also experienced with working with diagnosed mental health disorders as well such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Kayla and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. I have experience working with a wide variety of people and concerns, including time spent in an outpatient clinic, a residential program, a psychiatric hospital, and in home services. I have provided individual, family and group counseling with children, adolescents and adults. I have extensive knowledge in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders , anger management and add...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Lori Jones and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mississippi College and have been working in MA in the mental health field for approximately 10 years. Every person has different needs when it comes to therapy, so I prefer to take a more diversified approach. Gleaning from different ideologies, such as person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, as well as mindfulness-based therap...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Massachusetts and California, with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor, clinical case manager and clinical supervisor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders ADHD, gender identity and LGBTQIA+ issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Additionally, I specialize in working with individuals in nontraditional rel...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I want to start by saying that asking for help is never easy, but it is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. I would like to help you make sure that that person is healthy and comfortable with themselves. Thank you for having the courage to do this for yourself! I have several years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and am well versed in the different needs that individuals can present with. My focus over the past few years has centered on working in an outpatient and setting with...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Boston area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Boston, elsewhere in the Suffolk county.

What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Boston ranges from $75-$150. Some therapists in the state of Massachusetts will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Boston and elsewhere throughout the state of Massachusetts, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).

Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above able to work with people like you in or around Boston offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs. Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Boston therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 673,184 people in the city of Boston, finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 02108 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.