In life, reaching your goals can be a challenge. Sometimes, they seem out of the way. Then, when they seem close, you're set back thanks to anxiety, depression, and all of life’s other problems. In a situation like that, who can help you accomplish your goals? First, you need to take care of yourself, and a counselor based in Medford can help you do so. 

Medford is a great place to live, and you can reach your goals here. A counselor can help you out. Speak to one today and see just what they can do for you. 

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Andrew Wurth

Offering therapy in MA
License: LMHC, LICSW
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

I have over twenty years of clinical experience working with client's experiencing intimate relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulty managing anger, coping with grief and loss, mental health challenges like Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and PTSD.. I also have almost eight years of working with veterans attempting to adjust to civilian life after separation from the military, young people finding healthy ways to make the transition to early adulthood. My work with client's is driven by the belief that all of us have the capacity for making change. This change comes from the courage and willingness to examine our lives and begin to develop a plan to make things better. We are all worthy of seeking better things in our lives. I approach my work with a positive attitude, encouraging communication,stressing personal responsibility, and never give up attitude. I believe life is for the living. It's up to each one of us to unlock our [potential and actively seek to obtain our goals, fill our bucket lists, have no regrets ! I am located in the USA and in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. I work here part time with a traditional Monday-to-Friday work week. I do find myself online at some point every day typically. I'm most frequently available from 5pm-800pm, very early many mornings by 4am for a couple of hours which makes working with international client's very manageable, and some weekend hours too. I hope that these times work. Most client's enjoy a combination of message based communications that are not in real time with regular weekly live sessions bu video (not Skype) or cell. There is even a "live chat" function where we can write to each other on a split screen in real time. We can decide what works best for you. I try extremely hard to get back to client's within the same day a message is received. There are times when I'm in daily contact, often in bunches of messages, with client's as needed. There are times that we may be in weekly contact. We can establish this rhythm of contact together. A credo that I go by: If you keep on doing what you've always done you will keep on being what you've always been. Nothing changes unless YOU make the change. I try to bring the following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. into my work as best I can: "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” Another favorite thought of mine comes from a movie and states "Life is too short not to have a cookie when you want one" Best, Andy

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Melissa Hummelt

Offering therapy in MA
License: LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Welcome! As your potential therapist, I would like you to know that I really value the relationship that we create together in therapy. Before we have a chance to meet or if you want to have a better understanding of who I am, I have included some information about myself so you can decide if we might be a good fit. Having an open and trusting relationship is very important in making the most of our time together and getting the support you need. I completed my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University. I have been in the mental health field for over 13 years, and I have enjoyed using my training as a licensed psychotherapist to help many different people from all walks of life. I have been meeting with clients online for the past 9 years. I am passionate about empowering others, creating awareness around difficult situations, and ultimately supporting people in creating meaningful lives and relationships. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) framework which means we problem-solve together to understand and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interfere with your fulfillment and success. I also often incorporate other theories and skills (e.g., mindfulness, psychodynamic, etc.) with the understanding that each person's treatment should be individualized to their specific needs and preferences. Prior clients have shared that they find me to be warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental. I look forward to meeting you!

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Grace Dwyer

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Massachusetts. I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from children (age 5) to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, behavioral challenges, and ASD to name a few. I have been especially proud to work with children and families and watching them reach their goals. My counseling style is empathetic and warm. I truly believe that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and I strive to make sure that every client I work with feels heard. I work to develop treatment plans with my clients and strive to develop individualized treatment plans that meet clients where they are at. I work to focus on the strengths of the clients and combine various therapies such as solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapies. The courage it takes to decide to seek help to experience a healthier, happier life is no small feat but will derive high dividends through our work together. Throughout this process, and through your accomplished goals, you will soon realize that this was the best decision you ever made for yourself. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Thomas Stewart

Offering therapy in MA
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
23 years of experience

Tom Stewart, MS, LMFT, LMHC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts with four years of non-degree post-graduate training in family therapy theory and practice including two years with Salvador Minuchin, MD a prolific author and founder in the field.  Mr. Stewart is a highly trained therapist having much experience in supportively working with individuals and families that are dealing with a wide array of mental health issues and related challenges in children, adolescents and adults including, but not limited to,  learning disabilities, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, challenges in parenting and navigating the special education process. Mr. Stewart has qualified as an expert witness and have trained therapists and graduate students in family therapy theory and practice. In recently years I have been focused and committed to supporting families with children who have learning disabilities and/or special needs.  Mr. Stewart has completed the Parent Consultant Training class at the Federation for Children with Special Needs and have been committed to extensive volunteer service. Mr. Stewart is currently serving on the Massachusetts Special Education Advisory Panel and also have served on the Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project.  Mr. Stewart also identified as a stakeholder in the Dyslexia screening legislation having lobbied and supported the soon to be implemented dyslexia screening laws in Massachusetts.  Mr. Stewart has also served as a Special Education Parent Advisory Council Chair, a Board Member at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Church Moderator, Safe Church Committee member, Church Stewardship Team member, coached youth sports at a variety of levels, and, have been an activist and advocate for people with disabilities for over 39 years. Mr. Stewart has always been supportive of the LGBT community. "I believe the therapeutic process is best when there is a mutually respectful dialogue and relationship. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you", stated Mr. Stewart.  

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Keionna Baker

Offering therapy in MA
License: LPC,LMHC,CCATP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

“Professional therapeutic counseling involves several factors. First, the therapist must have passion and a genuine care for people. Second, the therapist must have the training, knowledge and experience to effectively treat their clients. Third, personal opinions, biases and judgment are left at the door. Finally, individualized approaches and individualized treatment plans must be created for each client based on their current behavioral health status.” These factors keep therapists focused, grounded and remind us daily that each individual whom we serve deserves the highest level of care, confidence and respect regardless of their socio-economic position in life.” Greetings, I am Keionna Baker, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC,CCATP, a Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Alaska and New York licensed professional counselor, a pending certified addictions counselor, maintains current membership with the Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Recently, I have been trained and identified as a Diversity and Inclusion Coach for the state of NY. As a result of my faith and religious affiliations I have initiated training in Inner Healing Prayer as a therapeutic approach available in my practice. I hold a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University, Nashville which was conferred in December 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville which was granted May 2007. During both degree programs, she graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have over ten years therapeutic counseling experience with adolescent and adult clients from within a variety of treatment settings. These settings include U.S. military installations, K-12 educational systems; day treatment and outpatient clinic programs; juvenile and adult correctional institutions; department of family and children services; religious settings; in-home visits; and lastly, telehealth which include video, telephone and text correspondence. My areas of emphasis include varying degrees of sexual, mental and physical trauma; bipolar and related disorders; anxiety disorders (panic disorder, etc.); trauma and stressor related disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.); dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder, etc.); somatic symptoms and related disorders (factitious disorder, etc.); eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, etc.); sleep disorders (narcolepsy, etc.); conduct disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, etc.); substance related and addictive disorders (stimulate related disorder, etc.); neurocognitive disorders (dementia, etc.); personality disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.) Additionally, I have significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults who live with neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders). Additionally, through the Military Life Counseling Family Program via a Department of Defense contract, I work extensively with military personel, spouses, children and adolescents as well as their families and educators regarding family transition with pre and post deployments, permanent changes of station, integration into new school and community settings and family conflict due to stress. A proud military spouse, I am also a mother to three awesome children. During her leisure time, I participates as a guest speaker at various behavioral health events, churches, community centers and educational institutions where I enjoy educating the public and her professional peers on the importance and value of behavioral health services regarding everyone’s overall mental health and quality of life. When I am not working or participating in speaking engagements and volunteer activities, I enjoy crafting (my favorite therapeutic approach) and baking with her family. Depression Anxiety and Phobias Relationship Difficulties Life Transitions Difficulties with Self-Esteem Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Professional/Career Issues College/Graduate School Issues Oppositional Defiance Stress Management Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Sexual Abuse Spirituality Women's Issues LGBTQ-Related Issues Parenting

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Cydney Branch

Offering therapy in MA
License: LMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Cydney Branch; I’m a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts. I have several years of experience working in the mental health field. As a result, I have experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, family conflict, childhood trauma, behavioral struggles, substance abuse issues, legal system involvement, and other difficulties. I use a collaborative, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach to assist you with meeting your goals. I want to commend you for taking the first step in owning your mental health! Please reach out if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to working with you.

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Monica Cesar McGraw

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Patrice Carroll

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 15 years of clinical experience. I am open to sessions in whatever way works best for you- live, phone or text! I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression as well as clients with disabilities and their families. 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. I open to video, phone or text sessions. Whatever is most comfortable for you is how we will approach our sessions. You have taken the first step and I want to help you take the next ones.

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Lynette Accomando

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger management
38 years of experience

I am licensed in the State of Massachusetts with over 38 years of professional work experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional and sexual abuse. I have experience in helping people with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues as well as depression and PTSD. 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. My style is supportive and interactive. I am a great listener and I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I am not a believer in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, person-centered, humanistic and rational-emotive therapy. I am always able to tailor our talks and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You are the driver of the bus and I am here to support you to reach your goals. I look forward to working with you and helping you get there!

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Leeann Hall

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

Hello! I'm Leeann, a licensed therapist and ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider in Florida and Massachusetts with over 17 years of experience. My specialization lies in supporting people facing ADHD and/or anxiety challenges. Beyond my ADHD and anxiety niche, I've had the privilege of helping clients navigate a range of mental health concerns including depression, low self-confidence, and relational conflict. Everyone's preferences and needs are different, and that's why the treatment plan we devise will be tailored to meet your distinct goals.

How to find counseling in Medford

Finding the best therapist close by in Medford 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 Medford. 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 Medford, 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford, 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 Medford area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford, 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 02155 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford, 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.

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

02153, 02155, 02156

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