Boston, Massachusetts Therapists

Find a therapist in Boston, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Boston to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Annika Hurwitt
LMHC, Ph.D.
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Massachusetts

I have been a psychotherapist for 35 years. After 10 years of working with many different approaches, and specializing in working with women survivors of trauma, I was introduced to the Three Principles Approach - a unified, principle-based...
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Haverhill, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I specialize in helping people who have hit rock bottom due to toxic relationships, anxiety and depression. As an expert, experienced therapist and coach, I am highly successful at helping you move forward within a short period of time. Please visit...
Anna Magliozzi
LICSW, MSW
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Massachusetts

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy remotely via video sessions with clients located anywhere in Massachusetts. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population of individuals experiencing a broad range of...
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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in work with creative teenagers and young adults (ages 13-35) struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from Boston University and...
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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use/Abuse, and PTSD. By implementing CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation and other approaches...
Perrie Mo
LICSW
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Quincy, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Whether you are dealing with emotional pain, navigating a challenging relationship, living with a terminal illness, or grieving for a loved one, I am here to help you identify your strengths and to support you along your healing journey. I deeply...
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Are you struggling with chronic anxiety, unwanted and intrusive thoughts, phobias, or OCD? Do you feel hopeless and like no one would understand? We are here to help. Clearview OCD Counseling, LLC employs experienced specialists who use the latest...
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Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

No matter what our life's story is, we can heal. My approach is holistic, integrative, and non-judgmental. In my work, I focus on the integration of the mind-body-spirit which allows us to visit every component that makes you who you are. This...
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Holden, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I am a psychologist. I do CBT.
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Massachusetts

Hello, My Name Is Mike and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I have been helping people in clinical settings since 2012. My expertise is in two areas. The first is helping adults cope with problems that can range from...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Molly is a licensed clinical therapist and art therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationships and grief with young adults and adults. One of Molly's areas of interest is neuropsychology, and educating...
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Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Shannon Burrington ACC, E.L.I Master Practitioner, EFT Practitioner, and Reiki Master As a trained coach and energy worker, I support people as they discover their own inner voice of reason- their own loving higher coach that is free from old,...
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Salem, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Hello! My name is Angelica Acevedo, LICSW, MBA, I go by “Toni”. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 16+ clinical years experience working with all age groups including couples, families and individuals. I am Latina, speak Spanish...
Christopher Chaisson
LCSW, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

If you prefer to email us, please include a phone number where we can reach you, as we cannot email clients back due to HIPAA regulations Christopher Chaisson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who earned his MSW from Salem State University with a...
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Massachusetts

As a psychotherapist and consultant I bring a depth of expertise to my work that has been sharpened by more than 35 years of clinical experience. The cornerstone of my work is to help you to become both fully present and engaged in every dimension...
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Newton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Please see my website, jeffreyfortgang.com.
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North Andover, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., is a neuropsychologist, board-certified health psychologist, board-certified sports psychologist, trauma therapist, and brain injury survivor. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Diane is a consultant, writer,...
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Westborough, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

My name is Elyza Bertuzzi MS, CAGS, LMHC (She, Her, Hers), I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with children 10 and up, Adolescents, and Adults to address trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment through difficult...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years of working with individuals, groups, and families, Erin believes that healing can come through the development of mindfulness, in the empowering of ourselves through self-awareness, the...
Megan Rakes
LMHC, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

If you prefer to email us, please include a phone number where we can reach you, as we cannot email clients back due to HIPAA regulations Megan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a graduate of William James College with a Master’s...
Jessica Foley
LMHC, LPC 172, LPCC 15
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Waltham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, California

If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I’m an LMHC with over 25 years experience, and a wealth of life experience. I have a private practice in eastern Massachusetts, and have worked with people in mental health centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. I’m trained in...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. Together, we will focus on what is right with you and not on what is wrong with you in order to...
Rebecca Girard
LCSW, LICSW
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, New York

Rebecca is a clinical social worker licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, specializing in neurodivergent issues, sexual trauma, and international social work. She is a Certified Autism Specialist, a...

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Boston

Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.  Education about the availability of mental health support and treatments is one the strongest instruments in prevention, stability, and healing to the ideal results of living at our best potential.  This website is one of those tools in guiding you to the best resources in the Boston area and information to assist you in making a transition into wellness.

Boston, Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities of the United States.  The city is well-known for its advancements in education and diverse culture, attracting more than 20 million visitors a year.  Diversity continues to increase as multinational cultures move to reside there.  Academia contributes to Boston being the 6th largest economy in the U.S. and 12th globally.  Boston, Massachusetts is about 90 square miles and more than 2,300 acres of it is clean, safe, and accessible spaces of park land.  Boston has an estimated population of approximately 700,000 residents.  The median household income is approximately $52,000.  Boston has so much to offer its residents and their neighborhoods.  However, there are still demographic issues that can weigh on an individual.

City Concerns

Boston has one of the highest costs of living and 21% of the area lives below the poverty determinations.  Although minimum wage was increased to $15.00 per hour on July 4, 2018 in the “Grand Bargain” bill, legislature removed the time-and-a-half pay for Sundays and holiday shifts for all retail workers.

Boston is a highly diverse community and there are assorted health concerns and consequences for each ethnic group that come with that.  Although it has improved, non-white individuals are still detrimentally impacted by poorer health outcomes.  Alcohol is the most misused drug in the area and the rate of hospital visits due to substance use abuse has increased, including an exponential increase in opioid use.

The Effects of Stress

Approximately 22% of people in Boston report that they suffer from incessant anxiety and 12% from persistent states of sadness.  The numbers have increased over the past few years.  Financial difficulties, family pressures, and discrimination could have detrimental effects on an individual’s mental health.  Chronic stress and consistent challenges release stress hormones and contribute to a “fight or flight” takeover.  This can lead to a persistent depression. The highest reports of persistent sadness were among Black and Latino adults, women, the unemployed, low income adults, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.

The city has one of the largest LGBT groups of residents in the U.S.  LGBT individuals are twice as likely to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, and half of them report that they have considered suicide.  They still experience discrimination, job discrimination, homelessness, and food insecurity.

Divorce rates in the Boston area has risen from 17 percent in 1960 to 47 percent in 2015, which is mostly in alignment with the present rates throughout the U.S. Currently, Massachusetts’ children are three times more at risk of living through this painful experience more than children two generations ago.  The number of children who grew up without a father increased in the same year and one-third lived without both biological parents.  This leads to poverty, intergenerational poverty, higher school dropout rates, job insecurity due to lack of skills and education, criminal activity, and an increase in teen pregnancy.

How We Can Help

Residents in Boston are fortunate that there are some of the best hospitals and medical staff in the country.  In 2014, Mental Health America (MHA) found the city to be the 2nd in the nation to have good access to care.    However, it can be overwhelming when trying to find a professional for your mental health concerns.  The first step in your journey is to make a list of your needs and goals.

Are you experiencing symptoms, such as depression or anxiety?  What other symptoms are you having?

Did your discomfort lead to alcohol or substance abuse?

Are you having marital or relationship issues?

What traits and specialties of the therapist are most important to you?

What kind of commitment can you make to your treatment, in terms of time and money?

Considering the “success” of your treatment, what would that look like?  What would you like to get out of therapy?

What does your insurance cover in terms of mental health treatment?  Do you need a sliding scale?

Do you prefer in-person therapy or via video?

The number of therapists in Suffolk County is approximately 846 private psychologists, therapists, counselors, and clinical social workers.  There are approximately 57 private psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatric nurse practitioners.  The county has 94 private treatment centers.

Mental Health Non-Profit Organizations and Clinics

North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) provides support and services to those who are experiencing serious and persistent mental health symptoms.  They are donation-supported and work with approximately 450 people in Boston for their caseload.  They combine services with integrated teams and have four clinic locations.

The Brookline Community Mental Health Center provides services to children, adults, and has an outreach homeless program.  They provide numerous mental health services, including crisis intervention, and offer 10,000 free or reduced fees services per year.

The Community Legal Services and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy and job coaching services for approximately $5.00 per visit.  In addition, they offer legal services via volunteer attorneys and immigrant, disability, and domestic violence support to assist those suffering from these circumstances.  Basic human needs support is another support service offered.

Maria Droste Counseling Services offers services on a sliding scale for mental health and substance abuse issues.  Holistic counseling is also available.

Crisis Support

Samaritans is a free crisis hotline.  Without judgment and with confidentiality, the hotline is available 24 hours a day for anyone considering suicide or lost someone due to suicide.  They can be contacted by phone call or through text messages.

LGBTQ+ Community Mental Health and Overall Health Organizations

The Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth (BAGLY) offers support, advocacy, and clinic services.

Fenway Health provides services such as Primary Care, Behavior Health, Psychology, Psychiatry, Addiction, and HIV/ AIDS support for the LGBTQ+ community.  They have three separate locations within Boston.

Cambridge, MA has support for youth poverty and homelessness through Y2Y Harvard Square.  This non-profit offers a safe shelter, advocacy for the cause, and resource connections such as legal services, career preparation, and mental health care.

Hospitals

The McLean Hospital is ranked the #1 hospital in Psychiatry by the U.S. News and Health Report.

The Children’s Hospital has specialized in the mental health care of children, youth, and their families for over 60 years.

We hope this information and list of resources are helpful to you as you find your way to peace and healing.  We encourage you to search our website for other information, resources, and articles that you may find valuable.  Feel free to offer any suggestions on articles that you would find worthwhile for those who visit our website.  We would be happy to hear of your experiences and successes achieved through our resources.  It helps to know that you have a community as you navigate your way to better health and happiness.