Life is always about progress. No matter what your position in life is, you're always moving forward. However, depression, anxiety, and problems in general can say otherwise. In a situation like that, a counselor based in Malden can help you. 

Malden has been a city where life moves forward. From the first same-sex couple being married until now, it has been a city where we can grow and prosper. However, you can’t grow unless you speak to a counselor and resolve your issues. Speak to someone today and get started with your life. You can improve yourself and be a better person.

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Jaime Devins

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with one or many concerns like isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, and/or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? 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 Social Work from the University of Southern Maine and am an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Maine and Massachusetts. I also have a background in art and have worked extensively over the last 10 years serving children, teens, adults, and elders in various settings including schools, day treatment and outpatient treatment settings, and in clients' homes and communities in a variety of roles. I have experience in mindfulness, attachment, trauma, family therapy, relationship issues, behavioral therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and I recently completed my ACEP Level II Energy Psychology training. From your first appointment, we will take an in-depth look at your concerns in a holistic way. Problems often pave the way to dynamic solutions. From there, we will create a plan together to address issues affecting your quality of life while building on strengths and connections. Part of this is identifying internal blocks to moving towards healing. We will explore helpful ways to establish boundaries with others, increase communication, increase peace and joy in your life, and help you get in-tune with yourself and your needs in ways that serve you. Based on your preference, I offer opportunities for using creative expression and techniques from Energy Psychology, an evidenced based modality that is effective in helping a wide variety of issues. I look forward to meeting you!

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Lee Kandlbinder

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
21 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 20 years of experience helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. I worked as an Army Mental Health Specialist from 2001 to 2009, helping service members and their families in the US and overseas. I then worked for eight years as a Mental Health Intensive Case Manager with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare systems in Massachusetts and Hawaii. After four years as a responder on the Veterans and Military Crisis Line, I moved solely to private practice. Through these experiences, I have not only gained expertise helping service members, but also a deep understanding of many mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges, and trauma. I have a deep empathy for folks from all walks of life and believe in the power of setting goals in therapy to improve one's experience. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I also have a sense of humor. My therapy approach combines cognitive-behavior mindfulness and a focus on goals and solutions. Although your life challenges are unique, there is truly nothing new under the sun and you are not alone. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. For more information visit my website at I look forward to working with you!

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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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Casey Keegan

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience working primarily with children and adolescents clients on a variety of issues including stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with 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. 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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April Haefner

Offering therapy in MA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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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Sarah Collett

Offering therapy in MA
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Welcome! Often people feel anxious when starting therapy for the first time. If this is you, take a deep breath and know this is very common. You are in good company! Whether you feel stuck in a rut, drowning, or somewhere in between, there is hope for you! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to help you navigate life’s bumpy paths. I have over a decade of experience working w/ individuals, families, & caregivers on a wide variety of issues that will help us along our journey together. It takes bravery to get here! I am proud of you and can’t wait to take the next step with you towards the best you! A little about me: I’ve been working in the healthcare field for about 15 years and providing counseling for the last 5 of those years. I have a special certification in working with individuals with chronic, complex, or serious illnesses but love when I get the opportunity to help people navigate difficult life seasons, anxiety and relationships. My approach is collaborative, you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you reach your goals.

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Tiffany Reaves

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama, Iowa, and Massachusetts and have been in practice for over 17 years. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have extensive experience with childhood victims of physical and sexual abuse/neglect. I approach therapy from a trauma informed perspective. I utilize an open and nonjudgmental method when providing treatment. I'm here to provide a safe space for you to explore your emotions and offer guidance and support to you on your journey toward self-improvement and wellness. 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! Let's work on achieving your goals together!

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Kayla Sims

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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John Livick-Moses

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

I am a fully licensed (LICSW) in Massachusetts with 4 (plus two years of internships) 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 also have a second masters in Theological Studies, and this has helped me be able to address spiritual needs on top of your psychological ones! I believe that you are the expert on your story and 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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Olga Gale

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Malden

Finding the best therapist close by in Malden 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 Malden. 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 Malden, 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden, elsewhere in Middlesex, 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 Malden area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden, 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 02148 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 Malden 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 Malden 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 Malden, 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.

Malden 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

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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