Have you been having flashbacks or nightmares of a traumatic event? Are you having trouble sleeping or staying asleep? You may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Some other symptoms include anxiety, weight loss, isolating yourself, confusion, and even chest pains. 

Luckily, Newburyport has many excellent counselors who can help with PTSD and other disorders. Newburyport also has some fabulous attractions and parks that you can enjoy once you get treatment from one of the therapists in town. Some of these include walking tours, Newburyport Art Association, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Custom House Maritime Museum, and the Maudslay State Park. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 23

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just step the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced grief and loss, career changes, and eating and sleep disorders. My counseling style is non-judgmental and supportive. I believe in creating a safe space ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 11 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one that is focused on meeting the individual where they are. I am focused on making this process warm ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have 6 years of work and intern experience. I graduated from Lesley University with a focus in Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. My treatment approach is warm and interactive. We can explore your inner creative self through Music Therapy or more traditional counseling techniques such as person-centered therapy. I'll meet you where you are at in your journey to wellness and mental health. Together we can work towards a calmer and more balanced, self-actualized place in your inner world. Dealing with mental he...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them...Albert Einstein As a Social Worker I am here to listen and help people discover their feelings and strengths and identify options and steps to reach their goals, I am here to provide support for change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience conducting individual and group therapy with a variety of clients experiencing, depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, ins...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

My name is Gretchen Raring and I am a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-NJ, FL, AZ & ND, LICSW-MA). I received my Master's Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. I have over 20 years experience of specializing in treatment, outreach, and engagement with the mental health, addiction, homeless, incarcerated and/or veteran's population. Clinical managerial and program development experiences focusing on the seriously mentally ill involved in the Criminal Justice System. My key strengths are successful in outpatient therapy, community outreach, c...

Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed clinical social worker (LICSW)in Massachusetts with 14 years of professional work experience. My expertise are in areas of addictions, end of life issues/grief and loss, & coping with life changes. I have also worked extensively with patients diagnosed with major mental illness and personality disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I strongly recommend therapy for individuals who want to welcome positive change in their life. Therapy enables one to examine their mood, thinking, behavior and emotions; ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the states of Tennessee and Maine with 20 years of experience as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy. I have been treating clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, caregiver burnout, trauma and substance abuse. I am trained in and am able to provide cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), and psychody...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I'm a Trauma specialist, licensed in Massachusetts, with over 30 years of work experience in several continents, from War Zones to Trafficking to Inner Cities. I'm experienced in the Whole spectrum of Trauma-generated symptoms, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Dissociation, Depression, Anger, Eating Disorders, Addictions, (in paricular to Opiates)- - plus the havoc that Trauma wreaks on relationships and family life - -And the particular Traumas of coping with Medical Illnesses, injuries and Chronic Pain. I work with my clients to create a safe and honest Space where any...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I consider it an honor to be in this profession helping people! I am licensed in Texas and I have over 20 years of professional work experience in the field of psychology/behavioral health to include unique places like Haiti, Ghana, Peru, the FBI Headquarters, and the Pentagon. Over the past 8 years I've dedicated the majority of my career to supporting clients through therapy sessions and also teaching psychology at the collegiate level. Currently I precept medical professionals as they learn about psychotherapy in their final clinical experiences. I most enj...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 52

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 52 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & eating disorders. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 9 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and topics of faith can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in the state of Virginia and Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, & family conflict. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Newburyport can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Newburyport area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Newburyport, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Newburyport or elsewhere in Essex or the state of Massachusetts.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Newburyport counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Newburyport Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Newburyport 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 in Newburyport: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Newburyport: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Newburyport: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Newburyport: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Newburyport and elsewhere throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Newburyport virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Newburyport has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Newburyport, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Newburyport counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Newburyport, MA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 01950 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 in Newburyport can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Newburyport Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Newburyport area, including:

  • CBT in Newburyport
  • DBT in Newburyport
  • Substance use therapy in Newburyport
  • Couples therapy in Newburyport

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Newburyport.

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

01950