Cities with interesting, almost explosive histories are often quite engaging, and there are counselors in Watertown that are ready to help with whatever problems come your way.

Watertown is known for its involvement in the Revolutionary War, and it also is the location of the Armenian Library and Museum of America. It also was the place where two o the Boston Marathon bomber engaged with police, so even though it is a town that’s had some struggles, a counselor is always ready to help in this area no matter what the issues may be. 

This is Angela Nunez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hello, I have been a mental health counselor in Massachusetts for 17+ years in various community settings. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that has worked a great deal with individuals navigating complex relationships, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment to life events, coping with illness, substance abuse recovery and Parenting Support for families with children that have had psychiatric concerns. My style is warm and accepting of peoples individuality. My approach often is solution focused, present minded and supportive yet direct. I am exp...

This is Caitlin Pierce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, CPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

When the burdens of our circumstances, relationships, or daily lives in general begin to weigh on our shoulders, finding help in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental space can begin to ease our heavy loads. My name is Caitlin Pierce, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with 10+ years in the field. I have spent the bulk of my career working with families and individuals in both office and in-home settings. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, but have a special focus in adolescents, young adults and families. I have a history of training and practi...

This is Kerri Tester's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I'm a clinical social worker licensed in both South Carolina and Massachusetts. Social Work is a second career for me, following a 20-year career as a writer and educator. I tend to work with clients on issues such as life transitions, caregiving, serious illness, family conflict, and grief. I use my specialized training in Narrative Therapy to help clients explore and develop the "stories" they tell about themselves--a process that can help resolve complex issues related to guilt, existential crises, trauma, relationships, self-confidence, aging, and loss. ...

This is Marykate Shorter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Massachusetts. I have 14 years of clinical experience with adults, adolescents, children, and families, both in individual and in group counseling. I have worked with individuals facing a variety of issues and challenges, including anxiety, depression, family relationship issues, couples issues, LGBTQ+, domestic violence, trauma, unemployment, disability, and school performance issues. My clinical approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic The...

This is David Procaccini's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I believe that your mental health is vitally important to your overall wellness and quality of life. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I aim to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that will allow you to feel confident that we will be able to work through your concerns and meet your goals. I very much enjoy the work I do and working together and helping you be successful in treatment is my number one goal. I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 15 years with adolescents, adults and families. My clinical competencies include worki...

This is Nancy  Seglin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who graduated from Lesley College twenty years ago with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology. Shortly after graduation, I was licensed in MA. I've worked in a variety of settings since gaining my licensure: Early Intervention, Supervised Visitation; Parent Coordinator; and in an inner city health center. The clients I work with have struggled with anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have provided therapy to young children and their parents, been trained in Trauma by the Mayor of Boston's Inner-City Traum...

This is Molly Nevens's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Molly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker whose primary focus is working with you in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental partnership to help you feel better about yourself and your life. Molly will thoughtfully listen and explore your concerns and assist in problem solving, effective coping skills, stress management techniques, mood enhancement, personal growth and healing. Molly works with both adults and adolescents and will integrate different modalities of therapy which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical ...

This is Daphne Jakstis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,CDBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a therapist offering more than 20 years of experience helping my clients with a variety of issues. My area of specialty is trauma treatment. I hold certifications in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and advanced clinical trauma treatment. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider and this allows me to use a combination of traditional evidence-based practices along with holistic approaches for overall wellness. A person's mental health is influenced by many different factors both internal and external. Our mental health can be influenced by our str...

This is Ana Bulnes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida with over 21 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients to address numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, autism, life coaching, stress management, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting challenges, as well as coping with the life challenges we can all experience at one time or another. I have also worked extensively with individuals coping with multiple chronic health issues. My counseling style is war...

This is Deborah Saper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 19

I started my career in the helping fields right out of high school. I was a classroom assistant working with children living with severe and profound disabilities and their families. I became a teacher and spent a great deal of time with my students’ families. I developed a strong curiosity around family of origin and social justice influences on family and individual perceived potential and limitations. I studied at Drexel University and became a therapist with a systems theory and diversity as a resource background. I blend narrative and Bowen theory together ...

This is Lorri Romesberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the Commonwealth Massachusetts. I received my master's in social work from Boston University and my bachelor's degree in social work from Cornell University. I have practiced social work for over 10 years working with children, adolescents, and adults as well as completing evaluations and investigations for the Juvenile Courts. My career started with a focus on emergency services for children and work to strengthen families impacted by abuse, neglect, and mental health concerns. Much of my career has fo...

This is Cara Donahue's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in MA, and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in CT, which enable me to provide telehealth counseling services to clients in both states. This has proven especially beneficial for clients who live in one state and go to college in the other state. Using a humanistic, holistic, strengths-based approach, I help young adults and adults to overcome conscious and unconscious blocks that inhibit healing and transformation. I am a passionate and empathetic advocate for people living with health ch...

This is Sara Gardner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am an LICSW licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience working in the field of Social Work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, strength based-solution focused, dialectical behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and sp...

This is Jack Harari's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts with over 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist & career coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood & personality disorders, relationship issues and career challenges. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I believe in creating a safe space with respect, compassion and open dialogue as a means to building trust. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, humanistic, psychodynamic and client centered psychotherapy. I es...

This is Kristin Esposita-Ublacker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from New York. I have over 20 years experience working with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavioral Issues and more. I decided to be a social worker because I did not want anyone to feel alone. I wanted everyone to have someone to talk to. I wake up each day hoping to make someone’s day a little brighter and lighter by being there to listen to them. I will be there to help them make changes to their lives and deal with any obstacles that may come along the way. I approach therapy by being compassionate, respectful and non-j...

This is Janice Miles's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Ms. Janice R. Miles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. In addition, she is a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Family Trauma Professional, and a member of AAMFT and AASECT. Janice has worked in various settings, including in-home, inpatient, and outpatient locations, with clien...

This is Shannan Katz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I help you weather the storms of change in times of difficulty, stress, and loneliness. I am a listening ear and a sounding board for your thoughts and ideas. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I will work with you to gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and help you to make progress toward your goals. You can feel free to be yourself and share what is on your mind and in your heart. I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting and relationship problems, and difficult life transition...

This is Maxine Rabinowe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 43

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 43 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Amanda Baldaro's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Massachusetts with and LICSW and over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I have worked with adults, children, and teens and truly enjoy being a part of my client's journey as they better themselves and become empowered to reach the goals of their choosing. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, I will never judge you- I ...

This is Megan Hogan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Watertown, Massachusetts (Watertown, MA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that jou...

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

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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown, 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 02471 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 Watertown:

02471, 02472, 02477

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.