Trying to live with depression without letting anyone know is difficult. Especially if you are struggling with some of the worst symptoms like inability to make decisions and lack of energy. Some days it may even be hard to get out of bed. How can you live your life like that? You can’t so you need to talk to one of the psychologists in Gardner for treatment. 

Gardner is the home of the largest chair in the world and that is how it got its nickname of “chair city.” This huge piece of furniture is a really cool thing to see but if you are trying to deal with depression, you really don’t care about a giant chair. You need to set an appointment with a Gardner psychologist right away. 

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Kimberley Haley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed., LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! Many people come to therapy looking for a place where they can share their innermost thoughts and feelings openly, without fear of judgment and receive unconditional support. I have been providing this kind of open, caring, therapeutic environment to my clients throughout my career. My name is Kimberley Haley and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I received my Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1993, and my Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2001. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma, and as a result, my specialties include the treatment of anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. I also have experience in assisting my clients to manage issues related to grief and loss, low self-esteem, the stress that accompanies divorce or separation and co-parenting as well as relationship and marital issues. I have experience as a behaviorist and have done a lot of work with clients who have a family member with intellectual or other disabilities. As such, I would be a great match for someone who is a caregiver for someone with a disability. In my work, I feel it is crucial that I be able to get to know my clients and the environments that they are living in so that I can have a full understanding of what they are facing on a daily basis. My therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral in nature. I believe that the most successful treatment focuses on identifying problems, and providing guidance and a clear plan to address the negative issues that my clients are experiencing, so that they can have a sense of relief, and experience an improvement in their quality of life. I provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment so that the focus can remain on my clients and the work they are willing to do so that they may lead happier, healthier, more purposeful lives. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile and I hope that I have the opportunity to work with you!

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Shawn Mcgivern

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Mental Health Counselor ,LMHC, M.A.C.P.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! My name is Shawn McGivern. I am a licensed therapist in Massachusetts with 20+ years helping individuals and couples work through grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression,,co-dependence, parenting, couples and family conflict, and suffering related to gender, race, ethnicity, ageing, sexual identity--And - from young adulthood through retirement -adjustment to life transitions. I particularly enjoy working with couples who ,with new commuinication skills may discover and experience the love they truly want. My style is typically open, warm, empathic, compassionate, curious, humorous, and down-to-earth. With attention to your particular age, culture, values, beliefs, personality style and goals , I offer interventions from various modalities including Humanistic, Existential, Psychoanalytic, Focusing Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, Jungian, and Drama Therapy, all of which I am happy to discuss with you. Background Information In addition to private practice, I have served as a counselor and clinical supervisor at The Massachusetts College of Art and ,for 14 years , taught Psychology and Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. ' I completed post-graduate training in Existential Therapy, hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, a B.A. in English Literature from Boston College, attended Boston Conservatory of Music for training in classical voice and studied Shambala Writing Meditation at Naropa Institute. I welcome clients of all ages, cultures, religious and spiritual practices, and gender identification and sexual orientation.

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Krystal Dunn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm an experienced and passionate psychotherapist, and have worked with people throughout the life span on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, OCD, relationship issues, family conflict, and addiction. I received my Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, which focused on Buddhist principles and experiential practices, so my background is heavily rooted in mindfulness and somatic techniques. I practice a humanistic approach, believing that you have what you need within you to heal you, and I am here to help you find and access that. It's all about empowerment and finding what is right for you as an individual! I work alongside my clients, to access their truth and their voice in life, to step into their power, work through whatever it is that is negatively impacting them, and take back their lives in a meaningful and fulfilling way.

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Laura Headley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Laura Headley and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience working as a music therapist and 3 years as a counselor. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors in various settings including schools, early intervention, private practice, nursing homes, and group homes. I enjoy working with individuals and families experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, life changes and challenges, and relationship struggles. My counseling approach is interactive, person-centered, and humanistic. You will be met with warmth, empathy, compassion, and respect. My goal is to work with you as the expert of your own life to address your concerns, heal your wounds, and live your life fully. You have already made the first step in caring for yourself by being here. I know it is no easy feat to ask for help. I believe everyone deserves to live their best life. I am ready when you are to take the next step in pursuing the life you want to live.

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Carl DeJohn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My counseling approach/style comes from a client/person-centered, Humanistic, non-judgmental point of view. I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and that every person has the ability – within themselves – to not only enact change, but be their own change agent. I have 14 years experience in the behavioral health field (mental health, substance use, and co-occurring) in counseling individuals, couples, and children and families as well. I hope to help those on BetterHelp recognize the strengths within themselves and how they can use those strengths to make the progress they wish to see in themselves.

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Kathleen Walsh

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

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Dr. Claudia Orfao-Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionADHD
44 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 43 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Hsin-Ning (Eunice) Chiang

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with 22 years of experience in Professional Counseling and Christian Counseling in both English and Mandarin. I have experience in helping individual clients navigate a variety of challenges, including family conflicts, coping with grief and loss of loved ones and pets, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, career difficulties, and church issues, as well as coaching on the Christian lifestyle and facilitating spiritual breakthroughs. 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 a more fulfilling and purposeful life. If you are ready to take that step with a Christian perspective, and faith-based Biblical counseling, I’d be honored to accompany you on that journey. Prayers may be offered at the end of sessions, as desired.

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Jennie Moses

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & career difficulties. 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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Marian Howard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of professional work experience. I am also a Master's level Certified Addictions Professional in the state of Florida. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gardner

Finding the best therapist close by in Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner. 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 Gardner, 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gardner 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 Gardner, elsewhere in Worcester, 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gardner, 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gardner 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.

Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 01441 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 Gardner counselor?

Before seeing your Gardner 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 Gardner.

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 Gardner 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 Gardner 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 Gardner, 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.

Gardner 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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