Your mental state can feel like a clock. When it’s going well, it’s ticking along just fine and you feel like you have enough time to do anything. However, when you feel depressed, anxious, or don’t know what to do in life, that clock can feel like it’s spinning fast, and you feel like you don’t know how to turn it back. A counselor in Waltham can help you reset your clocks. 

Waltham is known for its watch manufacturing. While they’re good for telling the time, a counselor is good for telling you about how much of your own time you can manage. Speak to a counselor today. 

This is Albert Thrower's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My goal as a therapist is to help you live a fulfilling life on your own terms. My approach is highly collaborative; I aim to create a therapeutic space in which you feel empowered to grow. I have experience working with adults challenged by depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, relationship problems, identity issues, sex/intimacy issues, grief, and more. I am also a working artist, and I enjoy helping clients embrace the healing power of creative expression. We will custom-craft a therapeutic approach to fit your circumstances. I am a capable practitioner of ...

This is Colleen Canfield-Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which my clients can explore the issues and challenges they face. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. I have always been a “helper” and over the years have worked in a variety of capacities in schools, hospitals, co...

This is Kimberly Coto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! My name is Kimberly. I have a Masters degree from Barry University in Miami, FL and currently residing in Massachusetts. I have 10-years of clinical experience working with young men in the juvenile justice system, offering family counseling in the foster care and individual therapy for children and teens. In addition, I have worked in a hospital setting, providing brief solution focused therapy to all ages. If you are looking for a counselor with a diverse clinical background, you have found a match! From toddlers to the elderly, I have worked with every...

This is Elizabeth Giele's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW/LISW,ACHP-SW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 31

Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and advanced certified hospice/palliative social worker (ACHP-SW) with over 30 years of experience providing counseling and coaching services to people throughout many parts of the United States. I respect and honor your decision to seek a counselor to help you with the challenges you are going through. I work with clients from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, meaning that I LISTEN to you non-judgmentally, and I LEARN from you about your values and dreams, what helps you m...

This is Patricia (Trish)  Hasper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,M.Ed.,J.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have enjoyed practicing psychotherapy for over 27 years now. It is a great privilege to work with individuals from all backgrounds who are courageous enough to share the most intimate details of their lives and work towards self-improvement. I specialize in working with adults with a wide range of concerns, and am skilled in several theoretical frameworks including EMDR. I come with a broad background, with advanced degrees in education and social work, as well as a law degree. As a licensed attorney and certified mediator with 9 years experience as a guardia...

This is ilene liner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! Let me tell you a bit about me. I have worked in the mental health field for 25 years. I am a licensed mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Framingham state University. I have worked in a outpatient mental health clinic, home based therapy, a day treatment hospital and several school settings. My belief is the therapeutic bond of client and therapist is most significant throughout therapy. I believe strongly in the active participation of the client in his or her therapy. It is your therapy, it i...

This is Marsha Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MT-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Music Therapist with a Neurologic Music Therapy Specialization. I have worked since 1995 in hospitals, nursing homes, day programs for the developmentally delayed and severely mentally ill. I have offered services in schools settings, senior centers, and inpatient units for several mentally ill. Most recently I have practiced Hospice Music Therapy. My counseling style focusses on the client and the stresses and suffering they are experiencing. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and motivation...

This is Thomas Stewart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 23

Tom Stewart, MS, LMFT, LMHC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts with four years of non-degree post-graduate training in family therapy theory and practice including two years with Salvador Minuchin, MD a prolific author and founder in the field.  Mr. Stewart is a highly trained therapist having much experience in supportively working with individuals and families that are dealing with a wide array of mental health issues and related challenges in children, adolescents and adults including, but not lim...

This is Denette Abers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

I am a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing in Massachusetts for over 30 years, focusing on treatment for depression, anxiety, mood swings and adjustment issues. I have worked with individuals enduring unexpected losses and grief, respectfully working through this change and what their new life might look like. Much of therapy begins with understanding your own boundaries, strengths, skills and coping styles and I would work with you to learn more about these to establish a place where you're feeling better about yourself, interactions and dec...

This is Robert  Moore Jr.'s avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 17

I have many years of experience working with parents and young adults under and over 18 years of age with personal struggles connected to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, gender identity, anxiety disorder (anxiety NOS, OCD, agoraphobia, Munchausen syndrome by proxy), and individuals with physical disabilities. I spent five years working with individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and other related disorders. I have worked with couples via individual therapy while combining couples therapy with adults looking for both. I have an eclectic style incorporating num...

This is Toni Aiduk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I want you to be hopeful for change and to have help getting through some of the circumstances you find yourself in. However you would describe your current situation - - challenging - difficult - confusing or - hard We'll get to the root of what you're feeling and then we'll decide the best practical support and real life solutions that will help you now. I'm confident that your hope will begin to grow and that our work together will help you to become the person you were created to be. I ...

This is Keith Welsh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg Universi...

This is Karissa Giovannini's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts with over 10 years of professional work experience. I received my Masters Degree from Simmons College School of Social work with a specialized focus in complex trauma. I have worked extensively with families, parents, teens and young adults, seniors and caregivers to address a variety of concerns including: family conflicts, parenting challenges, relationship issues, addictions, life transitions, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, and terminal health concerns (i.e. cancer). I believe in treating eve...

This is Dr. Anthony Zipple's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 30 years of work as a therapist, coach, leader, and teacher. My experience includes helping clients manage stress and anxiety, build motivation, improve self esteem, and confidence, improve depression, & cope with transitions, losses, and life changes. I believe that we all deserve and can achieve authentic happiness. I use the best research in positive psychology to help every client find higher levels of purpose, joy, and productivity than they thought possible. I also knows that “technique” in therapy is not enough. My ...

This is Heidi Martin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Hi my name is Heidi and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, Massachusetts, and Washington State, as well as a board certified coach. I have over 10 years of experience, primarily working in private practice Please note I am currently only taking clients within Massachusetts. People come to therapy because they want to feel better. It may be relationship problems, anxiety/depression, work related concerns, etc., but whatever the reason, they want to feel better and do better. In my experience, most people want a greater understanding of themselv...

This is Alicia Lindley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Massachusetts and Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts 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.

This is Brian Sheerin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & intimacy related issues. 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.

This is Robert Murray's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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.

This is Dr. Cora Butler-Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 20 years of professional clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and domestic violence, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert, and it is your story. You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the issues that challenge you, and the problems you need support resolving. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Andre  Morris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waltham, Massachusetts (Waltham, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My ideal clients are individuals and families who are ready to take steps in their life journey toward positive change. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services to age ranges of 4 years old & up that span from therapy for depression, grief counseling, parenting support, life transitions, and beyond My therapy approach is collaborative, integrative, insight-oriented, and holistic. By utilizing this approach it affords the opportunity for sessions and interventions to be personalized and tailored to each of my client’s individ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Waltham?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Waltham area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

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

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Waltham and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Waltham or elsewhere in Middlesex or the state of Massachusetts.

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

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Waltham due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Waltham 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Waltham to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

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

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

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


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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

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

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Waltham, MA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 02453 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

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

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

02451, 02452, 02453, 02454, 02455

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

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

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

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

Are Therapists Worth It?

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

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.