In search of a therapist? Newton, MA has many from which to choose—and with BetterHelp, you can expand your search beyond the thirteen villages and find the right therapist for your needs. 

BetterHelp networks with therapists across Massachusetts who specialize in treating a diverse array of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. 

Our therapist partners are licensed and trained in the latest evidence-based practices and tried-and-true therapeutic approaches—think CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and more.

With BetterHelp, you can expect a highly collaborative process designed to help you get the most out of your mental health investment. Because it’s fully online, you can attend anywhere with an internet connection—whether it’s the safe therapeutic space you create in your home or a shady spot on Newton Centre Green.

No matter what you’re dealing with—whether you simply feel stuck or are struggling to overcome a mental health problem—the licensed mental health professionals on BetterHelp can help. 

Online therapy has helped millions in their journey towards a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. To take the next steps in your own journey, browse your options below, take a brief mental health assessment, and get ready for your first session.

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Denise Buckingham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for almost ten years. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and other life difficulties. I am especially interested in working with adolescents, but I am excited to have the opportunity to work with adults as well. Most of the clients in my in-person practice are adults. I am particularly interested in doing message-based and live chat counseling. My counseling style is a combination of psychodynamic approaches (talking about emotions and working through difficult experiences using traditional "talk therapy" type techniques) and cognitive-behavioral approaches (looking at the relationship between emotions, behaviors, and thoughts, and how influencing one can make us feel better or worse emotionally). I use more of one or the other depending on the person's preference. Much research has shown that one of the most important factors in how much a person benefits from counseling is the quality of the relationship between the person and the counselor. So I am glad that you took the time to read my profile and invite you to message me if you have any questions. If you feel like we may be a good fit for each other, I look forward to working with you!

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Robin Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

There are times in our life where we reach a point that we realize something may not be manageable anymore or has gotten bigger than we anticipated. Often people may be feeling stuck or out of control. Whether it's improving your mood, setting boundaries with others, adjusting to a new phase of life, exploring past trauma or your substance use coming into therapy is taking the first step to implementing change. Therapy provides a safe space where you can explore what is going on and challenge yourself. You oversee your therapy and I follow your lead. I am there to guide you. We will go through the process together. My style is direct and transparent. I try to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere using respect, empathy, humor, compassion and confrontation. I utilize a combination of traditional and alternative treatment techniques. Therapies offered: DBT based skills, emotion regulation, healthy relationship skills, coping skills, CBT, spirituality, talk therapy, client centered therapy, grounding, anchoring and relaxation techniques. My hours of availability are mainly M-F during the day. If you have other needs we can discuss this and possibly work something out. I am available for "chat sessions" on some evenings or weekends. The issues and my specialty areas are but not limited to: • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality • Coping Skills • Divorce • Domestic Violence/Abuse • Grief • Internet Addiction • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) • Relationship Issues • Self Esteem • Self-Harming • Sexual Abuse • Spirituality • Trauma • Women's Issues Mental Health • Mood Disorders Sexuality • Bisexual • Gay • Lesbian Qualifications • Years in therapy / Practice: 13 Years • School: Eastern Michigan University • Year Graduated: 1999 • License and State: LMSW Michigan, LICSW Massachusetts

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Lauren Chianciola

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Massachusetts with over 10 years of professional experience. I enjoy working with individuals dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, and sexuality issues. I have certificates in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I'd like to believe I have been successful in this profession for so many years because not only am I compassionate and non-judgmental, I value the importance of the relationship between a counselor and a client. Trust, communication, and empathy are so important in this field and it is important that clients feel validated. I appreciate the willingness to even browse the website to look for a counselor, it shows you're contemplating the work, which is the first step. Thank you for taking the time to get this far, and I hope that in some way I can be of service to you in helping you get to wherever it is you want to go.

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Lisa Marie Schimski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York and Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience providing mental health and addiction counseling to individuals and couples and over 30 years as a holistic healing arts practitioner and teacher of somatic and energy-based therapies that integrate bodywork, counseling, movement, and mindfulness. I have worked in addiction treatment, at college counseling centers, with cancer patients and their families, and at community health centers as well as in private practice. I work with people of diverse ages, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and spiritual traditions with different reasons for seeking therapy, including anxiety, mood disorders, grief, trauma, addictions, serious health problems, relationship issues, life transitions, and explorations of gender, sexuality, spirituality, and meaningful life purpose. Whatever reasons you may have for reaching out at this moment, I am ready to work with you as part of a collaborative relationship in which you feel respected, supported, and free to express your feelings and talk about anything without fear of judgment. I will listen with care to help you identify personal gifts, abilities, and resources you might not be aware of and draw on a variety of therapeutic models and approaches so that together we can effectively meet your needs and goals.

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Deborah Parrish

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, education & parenting issues. 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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Daniel Quinn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist with many years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Using solution-focused methods, I work with my clients so they achieve their desired goals.

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Debra Grollman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sandra Kather Dye

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker with licenses in the State of Alabama and the State of Massachusetts. I strive to provide counseling services to youth and adults guided by respect, compassion, empathy, and strong emotional support. In my previous work and schooling, I have come across issues such as anxiety, stress, and depression. I have regularly faced crisis situations and the need to find out-of-the-box solutions for presenting conflicts. I am hopeful that I will be able to apply these skills working with you. I am here to support you to explore your own strengths and your abilities to build and expand the coping skills you will need to master the unique challenges you face. You are the one who determines the course of our work together while I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It takes immense courage to take the first steps towards a change. I can personally attest to that. The changes I have committed to in my own life have led to a career change, a move halfway across the world, and spreading roots in a place I now call home. Whether you are looking for fundamental changes or just little alterations, I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Casey Horne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health 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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Jane Hedlund

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health 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 a therapist for counseling in Newton

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Newton 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 Newton, elsewhere in Middlesex, or in the greater state of Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton may not take health insurance, some in the state of Massachusetts may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Newton, 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 Newton psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Newton 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 Newton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Newton therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Newton therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Newton?

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

Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 02468 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 Newton counselor?

Before seeing your Newton 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 Newton.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Newton 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 Newton counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Newton, 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.

Newton has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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

02456, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02466, 02467, 02468, 02495

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