Sometimes trying is not enough, and if you’re ready to actually move forward and create the best life that you can for yourself, you can do so with the help of a counselor in Fall River.

Fall River is known for its textiles, which has been popular and is the reason why the landscape is the way that it is. It is known as the “Scholarship City” since many scholars are here. Get the knowledge for yourself that you need with the help of a counselor in the area today to make yourself better. 

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Dr. Jonathan Wilson

Offering therapy in MA
License: PhD,LMFT-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Dr. Jonathan Wilson joined Better Help in 2017 having spent the majority of his clinical and professional experience servicing a wide range of individuals in a number of academic, medical and outpatient settings. Dr. Wilson earned his Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University, and earned his doctorate in Medical Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Dr. Wilson is flexible, person-centered and strengths based in his therapeutic approach, primarily utilizing a CBT (cognitive-behavioral) approach to help clients identify harmful cognitive and emotional patterns in their lives. Dr. Wilson is comfortable and well versed in treating a wide variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, abuse, sexual/emotional/physical trauma, grief, anger, suicidal ideation and relationship concerns. Dr. Wilson primarily treats adult individuals. As an ally of the LGBT+ community, he welcomes individuals in any type of relationship. Dr. Wilson will provide you an open and non-judgmental atmosphere, with focus on empowerment, individual growth and the discovery of hidden strengths. It is his greatest desire that his clients feel empowered, motivated, and supported in their work, so they can reach their full potential of their best selves.

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Richard Goggin

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Life is difficult. How you choose to deal with this reality directly affects the quality of your life. Living in the past will bring on depression since you cannot change what has already happened. Living in the future leads to anxiety as you experience worry about how to deal with what has yet to happen. You don't have to live that way. Individual therapy can help you learn to accept your past, deal with your future, and find the courage to live in the present moment, the place where living a quality life begins. As a psychotherapist, former hospital chaplain, and high school athletic coach, I possess a combination of life approaches (clinical skill, compassionate presence, individual encouragement) that can provide you with a unique therapeutic experience - one that can change your life for the better.

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Mark Bilton

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

My name is Mark Bilton and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts for over 20 years. I received a Masters Degree in Education from U-Mass Boston with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling. I am a compassionate, self motivated professional who strives to help individuals reach their full potential. I approach talk therapy from a humanistic perspective by exploring multiple aspects of a person’s life. By establishing an empathic, trusting relationship, I am able to provide hope while helping individuals reach their short and long range goals.

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Rebecca McGrath

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tara Lacoursiere

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Welcome! I believe that every individual is the expert in their own life but can sometimes use a hand moving forward or overcoming life’s many challenges. Reaching out for help is the most important step towards your path of healing and wholeness. My goal is to help empower you to find what is working well and give you the tools to help change what is not working for you. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. I have over 5 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. Much of my experience includes helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, personality and mood disorders, ADHD, and difficult parent-child relationships. My counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. The most important aspect of my work with you will be to build a positive, trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can together work through whatever difficulties you may be facing. I believe in helping my clients take ownership of their therapy and to gain the skills needed to advocate for themselves in every aspect of life. I use a combination of evidence based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, mindfulness, psycho-education, client centered and solution-focused approaches. I offer messaging, live chat, phone sessions and video sessions. I look forward to working with you in achieving your therapy goals.

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Shannon LaTray

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCPC,MPA,
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience

My name is Shannon LaTray and I am a licensed clinical counseling professional in the states of Montana, Utah, Maine, the District of Columbia, Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. I have experience working therapeutically with youth, teens, adults, and families concerning mental health and addiction issues. Additionally, I am a Certified Gracious Space Trainer and an Alumni of the 2022 Class of Leadership Montana. Over the last 20 years, I have worked with various multidisciplinary teams including financial and service quality teams; mental health and addiction treatment teams; and medical, educational, and rehabilitation teams. I have worked with various entities across the state of Montana including the Board of Visitors & Disability Rights of Montana; Center for Medicaid Services, CARF Accreditation auditors and the Quality Assurance Division; CFSD, DOA, DOC, DOL, and Vocational Rehabilitation; Crisis Response Teams (CRT), Montana SOARS and PLUK; and the State of Montana Ombudsman’s office. Additionally, I spent 7 years as the Service Quality Ambassador for Glacier Bank, working directly with employees on self-care, teamwork practices, personal & professional development, & developing community relationships. I have a diverse background of educational knowledge and professional experience working across the behavioral health field. I hold the following professional licenses and certifications: A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling, a Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies, and have held a national certification in Rehabilitation Counseling and as a Crisis Response therapist. I have a Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. Furthermore, I have a solid foundation of business operations and a clinical understanding surrounding both mental health and addictions following state and federal regulations.

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Yvonne Gonzales

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Marie Foley

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I have experience working with both adolescents and adults both individually as well in in conjunction with. 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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Carol Fletcher

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Kristen Shores

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemADHD
16 years of experience

I am an independent social worker licensed in Ohio with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD and grief and loss. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and client centered therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you! I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Fall River

Finding the best therapist close by in Fall River 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 Fall River. 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 Fall River, 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River, elsewhere in Bristol, 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 Fall River area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River, 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 02720 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 Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River, 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.

Fall River 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.

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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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Fall River:

02720, 02721, 02722, 02723, 02724, 02747, 02790

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