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. 

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Rachel DeVita

Offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S., CAGS, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New Hampshire and I have been practicing therapy for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in providing gender-responsive treatment to women and their families. I have worked in community and residential settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance use problems, anger management, and ADHD. I’ve also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and supportive, using empathy and compassion to help walk alongside you to discover your best self. I use a holistic approach in my practice, promoting self-care and self-awareness of the whole person during my therapy sessions. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused counseling. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, as each person I work with is unique. A quote I find meaningful is, “One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming.” Let’s discover how you’re blooming and let me help you grow.

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Hollis Greenspan

Offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I'm Hollis Greenspan, a licensed independent clinical social worker. Welcome to my profile page! By choosing to enter into therapy, you've taken the first step towards self-empowerment and making positive life changes. Change is a strange thing. Sometimes, the things that aren't working in our lives require altering something that we'd prefer not to let go of. Very often it's an idea or perception that needs to be released, and it's important to gain an awareness of the thoughts that maintain troublesome behaviors. As an advanced graduate of a transformation-oriented counseling program, I have gained skill in helping people to release stuck patterns of thinking and behavior. I primarily use Mindfulness, a form of thought reframing called "Reality Therapy", Focusing, and Psychosynthesis counseling to assist clients. Let me tell you a little about these latter two techniques. Focusing is a body-oriented practice that you can learn to do for yourself. It involves tuning in to deep levels of bodily sensations and accurately naming them, familiarizing yourself with a felt sense of the problem areas. Psychosynthesis is the foundation of a newly popular modality called "Internal Family Systems" therapy. The goal is to become aware of different, sometimes conflicting parts of your personality, to help them communicate and cooperate with each other. All parts of the personality are seen as having value, and this leads to acceptance of your self as a whole and diverse being. I have worked with people from all walks of life, different ethnicities and cultures, and make room for everyone's point of view. My practice is grounded in Buddhist philosophy, but I don't push anyone to learn or practice that particular view of reality. Here's the nitty gritty: I have a degree in cultural anthropology from Tufts University, a master's in social work from the University of Connecticut, and an advanced certification in counseling from The Synthesis Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. I have a special interest and many years of study in self-care, including nutrition, sleep hygiene, and other ways of embodying wellness. Other areas of interest and expertise: Body dysmorphia, aging, creative blocks and perfectionism, death and dying, career choices and difficulties, pet loss, existential crisis, gender identity. My experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, chronic illness, grief and loss, relationship problems, personality issues, and LGBTQ issues is extensive. I approach psychotherapy with humor, love, and compassion. You are in the driver's seat, and self-empowerment is the ultimate goal. You will find me open-minded, caring, gentle, and flexible. I look forward to meeting you.

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Miriam Matthews

Offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Christian Counselor, specializing in anxiety, depression, and sexual trauma. I have a thriving private practice! I have a variety of experience in working in the fields of Behavioral Health, the March of Dimes (supporting the health of women/babies), Child Protective Services, Hospice Care, and Geriatric Health Care (in assisting the Psycho-Social needs of vulnerable/at-risk populations). I have served as an advocate for challenged youth, adults, and geriatrics facing emotional and mental health challenges, as well as socio-economic challenges. My unique skill set has addressed both cognitive and emotional challenges, as well as connecting clients with the necessary resources for optimal success. I am passionate about engaging clients through motivational interviews and truly believe in client-centered care, as well as integrative care. I believe that everyone is capable of change and that no one is limited to societal definitions or life’s challenges. My approach entails a client centered practice, providing quality solution focused therapy, rooted in the latest research. I have over 10 years of experience.

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Tiffany Trombley

Offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Vermont with over 10 years of experience in school based and outpatient settings. I have worked with a wide range of needs including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, relational issues and parenting problems. During this time I have become very proficient in the areas of trauma informed care and supporting clients who've experienced these complex stressors in their lives. My counseling experience is thoughtful, warm, inquisitive and collaborative. I will approach our work as a true partnership in which we work together to make improvements and reach goals. My approach is client centered and combines acceptance and commitment therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy from a trauma informed lens and at times adopts strategies from motivational interviewing and solution focused modalities to support you to meet your goals. I commend you for taking this bold step toward mental wellness. I hope to empower and support you in whatever stage of life you are currently in.

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Lynda Ketcham

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a licensed social work therapist in Massachusetts with 30 years of professional work experience. If you are a client facing mid life challenges or a client who is facing challenges of growing older then I can help. Our lives bring unexpected events that can be scarey, or depressing. Relationship changes, family conflicts, financial stress are just some of the reasons people like yourself come to therapy. If you suffer from chronic illness, loss of a job, a loved one, or just wondering who you are in your stage of life, then I can help. I utilize my skills of compassion, understanding, healing,amd humor (when appropriate!). 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 reach out for help and I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Taking care of yourself is of the utmost importance and I hope you will let me be part of your team.

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Kathleen Walsh

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a 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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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Casey Horne

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience, but I've been in the mental health world for over 20. Every therapist is going to tell you they provide a safe and confidential place to share what is on your mind. That is something that should come standard with therapy like brakes on a car. You want to know if I can actually help you with your problems, and if we are going to "click." Many people give up on therapy, because they try once with a therapist they didn't click with. They didn't feel comfortable, or the personalities simply clash. I can't promise that I'm the therapist that can help you solve the issues you are bringing to therapy. I also can't promise that our personalities will not clash. Here is what I will promise. I'm going to be real with you. I'm not going to blabber a bunch of psycho babble that isn't practical to you. I also have a tendency to be blunt if I feel that is what is needed. Working with couples is my favorite, but at least half of my clients are individuals dealing with a wide range of general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, and social skills. I also love working with clients dealing with grief and loss.

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Elizabeth Conward

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida and Massachusetts with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jane Hedlund

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Newburyport

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Newburyport 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 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Newburyport 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).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Newburyport, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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?

BetterHelp's verified Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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.

Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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 Newburyport 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 01950 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 Newburyport 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 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 Newburyport.

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 from a therapist. A Newburyport 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 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 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 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 Newburyport, 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.

Newburyport 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 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.

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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