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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 6

Every life has a story. How you tell that story, write that story, and think about that story has a profound effect on how you cope with, live through, plan, and experience your life. Using techniques from narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, collaborative problem solving, and trauma informed care, I strive to help each client to see the hope and bravery in their own story while coping with the stressors of their unique situation. My specialty is working with trauma survivors, especially those experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), de...

This is Karen Tompkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 31

I have had much experience helping people with their emotional pain, trauma, fear, anxiety, confusion, grief, esteem, stress, and self-care. I can assist you in identifying personal strengths, developing new coping skills and strategies that you can immediately implement to ease the discomfort in your life. Together, we can discover and deeply understand the dynamics of your dilemma. My style is warm, safe and conducive to healing and transformation. My approach is holistic, eclectic and traditional. I am certified in trauma-specific techniques, including EMDR ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 30

Maria Duggan, MSW, LICSW (MA) Education 1988 MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA 1986 BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA I have thirty years of clinical experience with individuals, families and have held a variety of positions as clinical social worker in a variety of settings. These settings include inpatient hospitals, community mental health agencies, partial hospital/intensive outpatient group programs, home health, and school settings. Diagnostic groups I've worked with include dual diagnosis, addictions, major me...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a therapist licensed in Massachusetts in my eighth year working as a family and individual counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, relationship and family challenges, issues at work or school, and social skills challenges. I have worked with a range of ages and family structures and always strive to appreciate the different perspectives and collective experience that everyone brings to the conversation. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 7 years of experience in clinics and community based service settings. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) both from Boston College. I work primarily with adults and couples, with significant experience in relationship issues, career, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety and depression. I believe therapy is based off a cooperative relationship between the therapist and client working together towards a concrete, stated goal. Many events throug...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 10

Hey, I'm Jennifer Lawrence... not the actress, just the social worker! I'm a licensed social worker and I've been working as a therapist for just over 10 years. My background includes a range of topics including trauma and grief work, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and general life "stuff" that comes up where we could all use a little extra support at times. I have experience with individual, couples, family, and group counseling with kids, teens, and adults. I'm culturally aware and have experience working with LGBTQ individuals and families. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and welcome. I know that it can be intimidating to reach out for help and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to do just that, thank you for your courage and for inviting me to be part of your journey. I am here to support you and to empower you. In therapy, you can expect my approach to be curious, compassionate, and collaborative. I will ask questions in an effort to understand you and your experience better. I will treat you and your story with respect, kindness, and empathy. I will also seek your input and perspective as we wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New York and Massachusetts. I earned my master's degree in social work with a focus on mental health and I also hold my bachelor's degree in social work as well. I have always had a passion for helping others and from an early age I knew I wanted to strive to help others overcome challenges, so they can live a more productive life. I have been practicing counseling over the past several years and I have significant experience working with people who are facing a wide spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy 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...

This is Jaime Devins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Most struggle with feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity issues, change of life issues, toxic stress, grief/loss, relationships, work, and family life, yet do you feel alone and overwhelmed? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment within relationships. I received my Master's of ...

This is Rhona Engelman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts, a Board Certified Art Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. I graduated from Lesley University with a MA in 1995. I am also a Certified Clinical Supervisor and have been providing clinical supervision since 1997. I have worked with clients ages 4-80 in agencies and in my private practice. I have expertise in helping clients overcome a broad range of life challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, life transitions and parenting difficulties. My counseling style is clie...

This is Rachel  Stanton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

If you're struggling to cope after a traumatic event, loss, or major life change, I welcome working with you towards healing. It can be so hard to reach out and yet so worth it. Therapy can help you feel not alone (and you're not!), validate your pain, and alleviate the things you might be experiencing like guilt, shame, anxiety, and depression. I am a therapist who specializes in helping people heal after bad things happen. I have spent years working with adults in the Boston area who have experienced sexual assault, rape, abuse, or are struggling with diffic...

This is Roc Kauffman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Hi, My name as it appears on my license is Robert Kauffman, but I use the appellation, Roc. I came to this profession after a lengthy career in the home services business. I ended up with an antique furniture repair studio while I attended graduate school and performed internships. For nearly the past twenty years I have engaged with clients in a new way, focusing more on their psychological needs rather than their property needs. In both arenas attentive listening was as skill I possessed and served us well. I am a licensed professional counselor in two states, M...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LADC-I
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am an individual psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience providing counseling and support to those ages 15 and older. My practice's main focuses are the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, relationship concerns and phase of life changes. My passion as a clinical social worker (LICSW) and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC-I) is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment to safely address your concerns. Our goal in therapy will be to develop and improve coping skills to help you manage everything from ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13 years of direct clinical experience and have worked in various settings, including a locked residential program for adolescent girls, group homes for adults with major mental illness, and outreach for clients living independently in the community. I'm looking forward to providing services remotely, through BetterHel...

This is Melissa DeRosa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Massachusetts with over five years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric and medical hospitals with geriatic, adult, pediatric, and oncology patients. I have also worked in outpatient settings and met in-home with families. I have experience working with people facing stress, anxiety, depression, family struggles, and people going through significant life events and changes. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ population with gender identity and sexual orientati...

This is Dr. Celina Pina Shemo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

About Celina Pina Shemo PSY.D. Dr. Celina is a seasoned clinician, of 30 years, and has dedicated her life’s work to helping those who have experienced trauma. She has been in private practice for 25 years serving the minority and disadvantaged populations of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape and the Islands. As well as, providing services for the religiouis communities in New York. For many years, she provided forensic evaluations on sexually abused children. In 1988, She began her journey as a sexual abuse evaluator and later grew focusing exclusively on traum...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Ashby is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she works with clients to find and master skills that can help make life a little better. Ashby believes that the most important indicator of success in therapy is ensuring that clients feel heard, respected, and that they have the space to discuss whatever they wish. Ashby works to build a foundation of trust and b...

This is Glynn Forkey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm grateful you have found your way to this safe space, and to counseling/companionship for whatever season you find yourself in. It takes strength and courage to reach out for support, and it is one of the most loving choices we can make on behalf of our own healing. I'm glad you are here! I consider it a privilege to be invited to witness, support and share in journeys like yours, and I know how important it is to feel a sense of connection and comfort with the counselor you choose. So, here is a bit about me: I believe a therapeuti...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Boston? (Here Is How Our Boston Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Boston area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Boston therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Boston, or elsewhere in the Suffolk county or state of Massachusetts.


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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in somes instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Boston, MA ranges from $85-$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 (all of which are in the United States) 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.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


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; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). 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; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Boston therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 673184 people in the city of Boston, MA 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 02284 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for more than just a clinical social worker, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Boston, couples counseling in Boston, family conflict therapy in Boston, or a marriage counseor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Boston, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Boston, Massachusetts can serve:

02108, 02109, 02110, 02111, 02112, 02113, 02114, 02115, 02116, 02117, 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02122, 02123, 02124, 02125, 02126, 02127, 02128, 02129, 02130, 02131, 02132, 02133, 02134, 02135, 02136, 02137, 02152, 02163, 02196, 02199, 02201, 02203, 02204, 02205, 02206, 02210, 02211, 02212, 02215, 02217, 02222, 02241, 02266, 02283, 02284, 02293, 02297, 02298, 02467