Mild climates are great to live in, but that doesn’t mean your mental health may be perfect. A counselor in Woburn can help you immensely.

Woburn is known for being one of the popular places settlers came to when they first arrived here. It’s also the scene of the water contamination crisis that happened in the 1970s. Since then, it’s been the site of a film based on the incident. Despite these setbacks, they’ve come forward, and you can move forward too towards a better life with the help of a counselor. 

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Barbara Velazquez

Offering therapy in MA
License: M.Ed,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. My primary clinical approaches are Mindfulness, DBT, and CBT techniques. I have an extensive background in working with individuals with substance use disorders and mental health/co-occurring disorders. My belief is that mental health treatment is not as effective without spiritual wellness.

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Carolyn McMurry

Offering therapy in MA
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
37 years of experience

My name is Carolyn McMurry, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. My education includes 2 Masters Degrees: one is in Applied Psychology and the other is in Clinical Social Work. My therapy style is empathic and interactive, engaging you with respect, sensitivity and compassion.

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Mary Barletta

Offering therapy in MA
License: MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor licensed in NY, RI & MA with 12 years of experience working as a therapist. I aim to build a safe, supportive, judgement-free therapeutic environment to assist clients in reaching their full potential. I use a strength-based, holistic approach with an emphasis on empowering the client through empathy, compassion, insight, and skill building to make the changes one wants to see in their life. I provide services for adults and couples struggling with anxiety and depressive disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, acute or prolonged trauma, behavioral problems, adjustment disorders, domestic and relationship issues, substance abuse issues, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, psychotic disorders, and other emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches to meet each client’s needs including (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and the ARC Trauma Framework (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency). I have a BA in Philosophy from St. Bonaventure University and an MS in Counseling Psychology as well as an MS in Criminal Justice from Salem State University. It takes courage to reach out for support and take the first steps toward making a change. I look forward to working with you!

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Alberto Chang

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with almost a decade of relevant psychotherapy experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, trauma, grief/loss, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Ted Horowitz

Offering therapy in MA
License: DSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
32 years of experience

I am a Doctor of Social Work with 35 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I am licensed in Massachusetts and New York. I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, emotional and physical intimacy concerns, the full range of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, and stress management. Everyone in my practice receives treatment with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Jill Clark

Offering therapy in MA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

As a fully licensed clinical therapist, I have had the pleasure of providing mental health support to children, teens and adults in a variety of settings over the last 17 years. I have worked in children shelters, hospitals/clinics, private practice and schools. Throughout my experiences in supporting clients and their families through difficult life events has helped me understand the importance of starting where the client is and being sensitive to each individual in their own process of learning how to cope. I provide counseling and support on issues such as: depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, setting boundaries, relationship issues, addictions, abuse, and trauma. As a social worker, I believe in providing a holistic approach in order for my clients to break out of their mental and emotional traps so they can live a happier, healthier life and meet their treatment goals. In working with me, you will find that I am genuine and down-to-earth, offering a safe and accepting environment. My hope is to partner with my clients in their journey to healing and growth.

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Megan Howell

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with over 16 years of professional work experience. I work with adults 18 years and older who are motivated to positively impact their emotional health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma & depression. I will support you and your goals with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Oluchi Ojinnaka-Taylor

Offering therapy in MA
License: M.A. Professional Counseling
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive! Specialty: Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Anger Management, Goal Creation and Management, Healthy Self Esteem/Ego, Processing Thoughts and Emotions. I have been a Masters level clinician since 2010. I have over 20 years of experience in Human Services and have successfully counseled and facilitated self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, counseling aims to introduce clarity and self-motivation. Please be aware...My hours are mainly 9am to 3pm CST- Midwest TimeZone

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Jaime Masotti

Offering therapy in MA
License: NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jaime and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the state of Florida. I am originally from North Carolina and received my undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). After graduation, I worked at the N.C. Children's Hospital providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents. In 2004, I moved to Winston-Salem, NC to begin a graduate program in Counseling at Wake Forest University. Since 2006, I have worked in public and private schools in Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC. I became a licensed professional counselor in 2008 and am passionate about providing quality therapeutic care. My approach to counseling is client-centered in that I strive to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I also utilize interventions from other counseling theories to create appropriate treatment plans. Through Solution-Focused Theory, I provide support to the client by focusing on solving problems instead of being stuck in the past. I also help the client set short and long terms goals to achieve personal growth. Cognitive Behavioral Theory is another effective counseling modality I pull from during our sessions. It is similar to Solution-Focused Theory in that it focuses on the future but it also involves changing unhealthy thought patterns. I also incorporate relaxation techniques and teach coping skills as needed. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and practicing yoga. I also love spending time with my family at the beach, riding bikes in the neighborhood, and cooking in the kitchen. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years and are always looking forward to travel adventures!

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Suzanne (Sue) Miller

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
6 years of experience

I have 6 years of experience helping men and women with stress/anxiety, sadness/depression, family relationships, grief/loss, and romantic relationships. I am a very caring person, treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have excellent listening skills so you can vent, without worry of being judged or given unwanted advice. We will work collaboratively to identify your goals and how to meet them. Sessions will focus more on what you bring to the appointment and processing your present situation. Our sessions will include techniques from a variety of treatment approaches that I think will be most helpful for you, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered, Strength Based and Solution Focused. Seeking therapy is a big deal and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to getting to know you! Sue

How to find counseling in Woburn

Finding the best therapist close by in Woburn 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 Woburn. 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 Woburn, 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn, elsewhere in Middlesex, 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 Woburn area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn, 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 01801 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 Woburn 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 Woburn 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 Woburn, 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.

Woburn 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.

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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 Woburn:

01801, 01813, 01815, 01888

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