Everyone can be a champion if they put enough energy to it. Whether you want to knock out your life goals or defeat depression with a one-two punch, it’s entirely possible to become the champion you dream of. A counselor based in Brockton can help you out.

Because of its boxers, Brockton was known for being the city of champions. You may not be aspiring to be a boxer, but if you're wanting to succeed, you can take the mentality of a boxer, knocking out all the competition. Speak to a counselor today and knock out your depression and anxiety.

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Lisa Knight

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Are you ready to set sail for your new destination whether it be finding happiness, strength, or life purpose? Welcome! I have always been so proud, amazed and honored to witness such client resilience, throughout my 25 year career, in the human service field. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology in 1996, I began my career by providing parent education and support in the many areas of being a parent, that include, but are not limited to the questions and challenges relating to child development, discipline, and communication. I continue such passion into today, even after deciding to expand my knowledge and practice approach to also provide counseling services, after graduating from RI College in 2009, with a Masters of Social Work degree. Over the last 10+ years, I have been providing counseling services for individual children and adults, as well as in family format. I believe no single or same approach fits every person, and utilize a variety of interventions from strength based, client centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma focused, insight oriented, solution focused therapy, as well as coping skill and self esteem development. Populations served have included 5 to 70 years old, and such clients have often presented due to symptoms of depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, life transitions and challenges, as well as other related stressors. I am currently conducting sessions primarily through text live chat or video sessions, due to hearing impairment/legal deafness. I am not fluent in American Sign Language. If you prefer video sessions but tend to mumble, we may not be a good fit as I rely on lipreading combined with the natural sound of your clear and articulate speech. Hope to meet with you soon to embark you on your journey!

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Christina Pringle

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW,NHA
Trauma and abuseBipolar disorder
27 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents who have dealt with trauma and family issues. I also have worked with veterans both in graduate school and post graduate school as well as the general population in psychiatric settings. I provide client centered clinical support and enjoy helping people succeed in life and become confident and comfortable in and with their lives. I utilize a strength based approach and am very adept at helping individuals build self-esteem. I am solution focused and skilled at helping people problem solve. I have been in a management role for many years now but I miss my clinical practice and the gratification that I receive from working with and connecting with and helping people.

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Tia Savage

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a mother, wife, friend, adventurer, optimist and free spirit. This has allowed me to be able to calmly and with an open mind assess each individual’s needs and different problems that may arise in their life and support skill building. My counseling style tends to be focused on problem solving and looking for positive and healthy ways to live your best life. I have been described as being relatable, kind, considerate, genuine, supportive and empowering. I hope to help you find your strengths and help you reach your goals. I’m here to help you make sense of what is going on in your life right now. I believe that everyone deserves to have someone in their life whom they can be open and honest with. Someone who is not going to judge them or make them feel less than. I earned a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Simmons College in 2006, became a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in 2008 and earned my Life Coaching Certificate from University of New Hampshire in 2016. I am passionate about helping teens and young adults see their potential and learn the skills they need to live a happier, healthier and more positive lifestyle. I also support parents who are looking to help their children learn these skills as well. I have supported teens, young adults (and their parents) in their transition out of high school; with the college search and application process; gain vocational & job skills; build social skills to have meaningful relationships; develop coping and self care skills to overcome anxiety; create health and fitness routines; and learn ways to support growth and encourage potential.

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Kristin Esposita-Ublacker

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York. I have over 20 years experience . I have worked with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavioral Issues and more. I decided to be a social worker because I did not want anyone to feel alone. I wanted everyone to have someone to talk to. I wake up each day hoping to make someone’s day a little brighter and lighter by being there to listen to them. I will be there to help them make changes to their lives and deal with any obstacles that may come along the way. I approach therapy by being compassionate, respectful and non-judge mental. I understand that change and asking for help are difficult for many. Taking those first steps can be the hardest. I work with my clients to identify the change they want to make, answer questions about the problem/change and set goals to address the problem/change areas. I look forward to meeting and working with you as you make changes to your life. Kristin

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Bryan Wade

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 18 years of professional work experience. I 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.

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Dominique Watkins

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Virginia and Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, & family conflict. I 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jasmine Dowery

Offering therapy in MA
Parenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with caregiver stress, low motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, anxiety, identity, & coping with life changes. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I offer a judgement free zone through video, phone, or chat! I believe we all are doing our very best to navigate life and I will tailor our communication and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I respond to all clients within 24 hours of contact and have daily evening and night-time availability currently. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Do know that life can and will get better; especially having a competent therapist on your team. So, let's get started!

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Lauren Walsh

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & coping with life changes. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am in the process of becoming certified. I can teach interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills as well as provide individual DBT therapy. 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.

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Vanessa Latorre

Offering therapy in MA
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.

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Christina Sharp

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello, My name is Christina and I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience in therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, women’s empowerment, parenting problems, substance abuse, and coping with life changes. Before becoming a therapist I worked as an Intensive In-Home specialist where I worked with families in establishing a safe and healthy living environment. I have worked with ages 3 and up, but find working with teens and adults to be my passion. I have been trained in EMDR and am in the process of being certified. I 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. I am here to help guide you through the journey of your life. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect and compassion. Every person is unique and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Brockton

Finding the best therapist close by in Brockton 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Brockton. 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 Brockton, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Brockton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Brockton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Brockton, elsewhere in Plymouth, or in the greater state of Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brockton 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 Brockton 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 Brockton 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Brockton, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Brockton 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 Brockton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Brockton 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:

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 Brockton 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Brockton 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 lot of people in MA, providers 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 02301 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Brockton 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Brockton, 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.

Brockton 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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.

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:

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02301, 02302, 02303, 02304, 02305

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