In life, you can turn something old and make it into something new. Your past doesn’t have to define you anymore, and you can learn how to strive to be a better person. However, we understand that depression and anxiety can make that a challenge. If you want to improve on your old self, a counselor based in Taunton can help.

Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the US. It’s a town that has always strived to look to the future despite its age. You can be like Taunton at any age as well. Speak to a counselor today. 

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Leroy Jones

Offering therapy in MA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
42 years of experience

Hello. My name is Leroy (Roy) Jones and I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I have been a counselor for 39 years. In that time I have met and helped people with a number of different issues. These include depression, anxiety, trauma issues, family difficulties and more. I was trained as an Expressive (Creative Arts) Therapist at Lesley University and have a certificate for Pastoral Counseling from Andover Newton Theological School. More recently I have included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a primary approach. My work is client centered and flexible, to allow for the use of approaches that best meet the your needs. I am prepared to help with age groups from young adults through seniors. If you have made the decision to get therapeutic help for your problems, you have made an important decision. I hope to be a part of your growth.

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Matt Tvedte

Offering therapy in MA
License: MSW,LICSW
Coping with life changes
3 years of experience

am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts with over 6 years of experience, mainly providing clinical services within healthcare settings. I have worked with children, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, career challenges, chronic illness, grief and loss, bereavement, and coping with transitions. My experiencing working within interdisciplinary teams of medical professionals and emergency medicine settings also lends itself to assisting with workplace concerns, compassion fatigue, and career burnout. My goal as your counselor is to partner with you in your pursuit of mental wellness. My practice is rooted in the firm belief that YOU are the best expert of yourself. Our work together will involve understanding your current stressors and experiences, while building on your current skills and strengths to achieve your goals for therapy. My clinical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, practical, and strengths-based counseling techniques. Together we will tailor skill development, goals, and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and vulnerability to open up with someone new in a therapy setting and take a step towards making a desired change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you as you begin that journey. I generally offer sessions via BetterHelp on Fridays, with the majority of our interactions taking place via live video sessions. I look forward to working with you!

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Anna Seery

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am a Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 13 years of experience. As a Social Worker, I have worked for a large retirement community, an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit, a community based senior center, a hospice, as well as psychotherapy across all ages. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, I listen, I am accepting. I will tailor our time and treatment to meet your needs. I am passionate about working with clients of any age who are experiencing transitions or events in life which may result in anxiety and/or depression, and other life interrupting outcomes. Whether young or older, life events can be overwhelming and isolating. Together, we can work towards betters outcomes, successful communication, and thriving relationships as life unfolds. For older folks, there is much to look forward to in retirement and the golden years ahead, the transition and aging process can be challenging. You are not alone. I am here to help you navigate aging successfully. Take care and be gentle with yourself. ~Anna

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Melida Berroa

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

We all have challenges in life and regardless of them, I will assist you in identifying strengths, overcoming adversity, and discovering new ways to express themselves. My goal is to work safely, thoughtfully, and collaboratively with you to help you meet the goals that bring you to counseling. Please reach out to me if you are struggling. There is nothing better than knowing you are not alone. Tu terapista!

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Jose Santiago

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree in mental health counseling with concentration in Marriage and family therapy, as well as in Addiction. I am also a supervisor in the mental health field, for a Massachusetts mental health state agency, where I provide my clinical expertise. I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have helped several individuals. I offer individual counseling for anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior, as well as support to those experiencing LGBTQIA+ related issues, relationship problems, motivation, self-esteem, and difficulties with confidence. In addition, I provide relationship and family counseling. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My goal is to empower individuals, families, and couples to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lifestyle. 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 you in that journey.

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Bethany Peter

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 10 years of professional work experience. Together, we will work together to find your authentic self and help you regain the hope and happiness you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. My approach is eclectic and client led. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again. I will strive to assist in your growth by supporting you in ways that are non-judgmental, empathetic and in a safe place to work through any issues, personal development, relationship concerns, and conflict. Together, we can find solutions and develop plans and skills to handle life’s obstacles. 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.

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Susan Essich-Kruse

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina , Massachusetts and Nevada, with 20 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sara Roesler

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCSW (NC) ,LCSW (ME),LICSW (MA)
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who are managing depression, anxiety, chronic illness and life changes. I received my social work degrees from the University of Kansas where the Strengths Perspective paradigm was developed. The Strengths Perspective recognizes the human capacity for resilience, courage and thriving. I also have a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. My MPH has given me more skills to help people with health prevention. My approach to therapy and coaching, is to focus on your strengths to help identify where you want to change and grow. I look forward to working with you!

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Kyla Connor

Offering therapy in MA
License: MA,LMHC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

At times we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life. This is a reality for us all. The Covid pandemic can create enormous stress and often intensifies what has been burdening us all along. Working through these challenges is extremely important and attainable. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I approach the needs of my clients individually. I utilize my experience with different therapeutic methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, strength based and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. I am passionate about working with people to understand and overcome things such as anxiety, depression, coping with issues relating to the Covid pandemic, anger and mitigating substance use. Please feel free to contact me for more information or to set up an intake at 508-422-0024

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Christopher T Garriga

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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 in Taunton

Finding the best therapist close by in Taunton can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Taunton. 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 Taunton, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Taunton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Taunton 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 Taunton, elsewhere in Bristol, 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 Taunton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton may not take health insurance, some in the state of Massachusetts may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Taunton, Massachusetts working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

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

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Taunton therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 02767 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Taunton counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

02718, 02767, 02780

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