Some places are secure for you to be in physically, but you may have insecurity in yourself.  Luckily, a counselor in Pittsfield can help you feel comfier than you have ever been.

This is a very popular place for business, and it’s received many different awards, including being one of the best places for single people to retire, since it has a larger older population. But, it actually has a lot of opioid abuse.  If you need help in this area, to help you get back on track, a counselor will be able to assist you in this area. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 21

Hi, My name as it appears on my license is Robert Kauffman, but I use the appellation, Roc. I came to this profession after a lengthy career in the home services business. I ended up with an antique furniture repair studio while I attended graduate school and performed internships. For nearly the past twenty years I have engaged with clients in a new way, focusing more on their psychological needs rather than their property needs. In both arenas attentive listening was a skill I possessed and served us well. I am a licensed professional counselor in two states, Ma...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maine and Massachusetts. I am also licensed as a school adjustment counselor/ school social worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have worked with people in many different situations and often during trying times in their lives. My experience is in a variety of settings including traditional office-based as well as hospital-based and community-based settings. I have helped people who have experienced anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, parenting issues, trauma, abuse, and many other concerns. I...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Hello and welcome to Better Help. My name is Marian Maguire and I am a clinical social worker who graduated with a Master's degree from Boston University. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. My approach to working with my clients is an eclectic one. My focus is on combining solution based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, along with rational-emotive counseling. We will work together, as a team, to help you reach your goals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting ...

Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 9

Nicole Fordey holds independent licensure as a clinical social worker in Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and North Dakota. She also holds independent licensure as a substance use disorder clinician in Arizona and New Hampshire. Nicole has provided individual and group counseling in a variety of settings and with different populations since 2014. She is focused on helping her clients become the best version of themselves possible, helping them identify their goals and the actions and changes necessary for success. Nicole can be flexible in her therape...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Life can be challenging at times and how you cope with stress starts with being able to identify your triggers and determining what works for you. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work at Wheelock College and my background involves working with children and families. My work revolves around addressing trauma by utilizing adverse childhood experiences and understanding how it impacts an individual’s life from childhood into adulthood. I also have experience working with those who have difficulties navi...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 20

Hi, I am Stephen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts with over 20 years of experience working with people who struggle with their relationships (including alternative relationships), parenting problems, career challenges, or have experienced trauma (physical or emotional), that you would like help working through. Helping people through therapy and coaching, improve their quality of life is my goal. I have significant experience working with issues related to adoption as well. My approach is interactive, trauma infor...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose work focuses on you and the place in your life where spiritual health and mental health meet. There’s lots of help for our minds and bodies, but sometimes we forget the part our souls play in making positive changes. If you are feeling some kind of way about your life experience, shame, or guilt over past life choices, and want a safe place to work through stuff- you don’t have to do it alone. I am here to walk with you, to support your hope for change and help in the middle of all that's happening, all that you are fe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

Welcome as it takes courage to for us to ask for help from others and seek therapy. I am here to tell you that it is okay to ask for help and seeking a professional therapist is the first step in your journey. Life is hard at times, with a multitude of life transitions, from graduating from high school to finishing college, starting a new job, or have feelings of being stuck either personally and/or professionally. Life is not an easy road to travel, but as we travel through different life challenges, sometimes we need help from others and it’s okay to seek the he...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 21

Your voice matters, and I am here to listen without judgment. For 21 years I have collaborated with clients to feel heard and to improve their lives through therapy. I am licensed in Massachusetts have experience in helping to manage stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, depression, ADHD, OCD, as well as survivors of abuse and trauma. My approach blends cognitive behavioral therapy with more "holistic" approaches including “energy psychology' techniques. No matter what you've been through in your life, I believe in treating...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the states of Indiana, Massachusetts and Washington, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona and DC, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of Utah, a Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) in the state of Nevada, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). I have a master's degree in Counseling & Counselor Education and an Education Specialist degree in Men...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Coaching, ADHD
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & women's issues as well as expertise with adolescent populations and those with disabilities. I have a strong history of working with those with autism and assist with family and parenting strategies. I work with my clients to create a plan and allow opportunities for a safe space. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I believe that each one of us has the answers to our problems inside of us. However, sometimes we need someone on our journey to help us unlock those answers by asking the right questions---things you may not have considered, presenting proven strategies, and psychoeducation. Although you will make strides with the energy and effort you give, the number one predictor that one will improve is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. I hope to provide a place of warmth, compassion, and acceptance in which you feel empowered and free to approach any concerns. I ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 19

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Wisconsin (and still active in Connecticut). I have 17 years of experience working with the Veteran population. My career began as a Combat Stress Control specialist in the Army, assisting troops in Iraq. My passion is focusing on men's wellness. This includes handling of past traumas, self-worth, forgiveness, fatherhood, loneliness, sexual health concerns, relationship issues, physical fitness, anger management, depression, and career choices. I am considered personable and genuine. I know life is difficult and ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Massachusetts and New Jersey with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, 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. 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 Pittsfield

Finding the best therapist close by in Pittsfield can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield. 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 Pittsfield, 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, these professionals 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield counselors 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 Pittsfield area in different types of therapy, including:

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

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, elsewhere in Berkshire, 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 Pittsfield area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Pittsfield: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Pittsfield: $100
  • Therapy in Pittsfield: $80

While many psychologists in Pittsfield may not take health insurance, 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 Pittsfield and elsewhere throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Pittsfield, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Pittsfield above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Pittsfield 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield therapy 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.

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 also professionals 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 Pittsfield 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Pittsfield, MA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 01202 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 Pittsfield can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Pittsfield 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield, 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.

Pittsfield has many professionals 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. In Pittsfield, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 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:

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

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

01201, 01202, 01203