Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Boston, Massachusetts

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.


Dr. Tatum Siebert

PsyD, Licensed, Psychologist
6 years experience
Welcome! I am Dr. Tatum Siebert and I am a psychologist licensed in Massachusetts and Kansas with over 5 years of providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. No matter what you may be going through, I am here to provide support, compassion, and help. Regardless of whether you may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, I work with you to discover and accept your own strengths and how to... Read More
Welcome! I am Dr. Tatum Siebert and I am a psychologist licensed in Massachusetts and Kansas with over 5 years of providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. No matter what you may be going through,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Angela Wyne

LPC, LMHC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Angela Wyne and I am a licensed therapist in the states of Alaska (LPC) and Massachusetts (LMHC). I earned my degree in Worcester, MA and have been practicing therapy for the past 11 years in a variety of settings. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in a detention treatment center, community centers, outpatient clinics, and in a crisis stabilization program. My therapy style looks to provide... Read More
Hi, my name is Angela Wyne and I am a licensed therapist in the states of Alaska (LPC) and Massachusetts (LMHC). I earned my degree in Worcester, MA and have been practicing therapy for the past 11 years in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Elisabeth Steiner-Smith

LICSW
25 years experience
Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! Congratulations on taking this big step toward addressing your concerns. This shows a great deal of strength and motivation. I hope that I will have the pleasure of working with you on this journey toward increased life satisfaction and overall health. Here's some information about me and my treatment approach: I'm a licensed therapist with over 25 years' experience providing telephonic counseling and case management. I've working... Read More
Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! Congratulations on taking this big step toward addressing your concerns. This shows a great deal of strength and motivation. I hope that I will have the pleasure of working with you on this... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dan Costin

LMHC
9 years experience
Welcome! My name is Dan, and I'm a counselor in Massachusetts, where I hold licensure and have worked for the past 9 years. I completed my Master's in Counseling Psychology with dual concentrations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy. I've worked with adults and youth in a wide range of settings, including residential, clinical outpatient therapy, school-based work, and in-home settings. I have found success in my experience... Read More
Welcome! My name is Dan, and I'm a counselor in Massachusetts, where I hold licensure and have worked for the past 9 years. I completed my Master's in Counseling Psychology with dual concentrations in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Child,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Joelle Muganga

MSW, LICSW
11 years experience
As a young adult during graduate school at Boston College in 2008 I began my social work/counseling career in a men's medium security prison in Massachusetts. There, I provided individual and group therapy to particularly vulnerable inmates/detainees, who were dealing with mental health challenges on top of their incarceration. After several years working in correctional mental health I transitioned into an outpatient counseling role in an outpatient detox center and provided support to... Read More
As a young adult during graduate school at Boston College in 2008 I began my social work/counseling career in a men's medium security prison in Massachusetts. There, I provided individual and group therapy to particularly vulnerable inmates/detainees, who were... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Sharon Dinges

M.Ed., LMHC
10 years experience
Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as a crisis clinician in the emergency rooms and in the community, and as an individual outpatient therapist in a mental health clinic. I have worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses.... Read More
Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Denise Whall-Marlin

LICSW
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Boston, Massachusetts with ten years of experience in providing psychotherapy. I have worked with all different kinds of people, and I have helped them with a variety of challenges and mental health problems. I have post-graduate training in several types of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as an academic background from New York University in psycho-dynamic treatment. I know that... Read More
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Boston, Massachusetts with ten years of experience in providing psychotherapy. I have worked with all different kinds of people, and I have helped them with a variety of challenges and mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Christopher Blake

LICSW, PhD
18 years experience
I am a LICSW who has both a private practice and works in a counseling center in Massachusetts. I have been a counselor for over 18 years. In that time, I've gotten really quite good at helping with depression, anxiety, the struggles of living with ADHD (both as a parent and as an adult with ADHD), the extremes and felt helplessness of OCD, bi polar conditions, and addiction, and and the turbulent feelings of... Read More
I am a LICSW who has both a private practice and works in a counseling center in Massachusetts. I have been a counselor for over 18 years. In that time, I've gotten really quite good at helping with depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Andrea Brant

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hi. My name is Andrea. I'm a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years experience as a therapist. I began my career working in an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. I simultaneously worked as a therapist for the federal government proving therapy to men and women looking for guidance on making good life decisions. For several years, I ran an outpatient clinic on my own and was fortunate enough to work with clients ranging... Read More
Hi. My name is Andrea. I'm a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years experience as a therapist. I began my career working in an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. I simultaneously worked as a therapist for the federal... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Dawn Perry

LICSW
6 years experience
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of settings in Massachusetts and many of the Hawaiian Islands. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My... Read More
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Marian Salley

LCSW, LAC
7 years experience
Work within a context of a dependable relationship to unlock the interplay between your past and present. Engage with the present moment by putting words to thoughts, feelings and urges and allow for the silences of not knowing and sensing. By discovering patterns created in your past that influence your present, you can make choices. Read More
Work within a context of a dependable relationship to unlock the interplay between your past and present. Engage with the present moment by putting words to thoughts, feelings and urges and allow for the silences of not knowing and sensing. By discovering patterns created in your past that influence your present, you can make choices. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Barbara Ferullo

LMHC,
25+ years experience
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 both traditional and trauma therapies, and combine the two. I specialize in relationship difficulties, anxiety/stress, and panic attacks, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem, career issues, and life transitions. Read More
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 both traditional and trauma therapies, and combine the two. I specialize in relationship difficulties, anxiety/stress, and panic attacks, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem, career issues, and life transitions. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25+ years

Lucien Flahaut

Graduated from Fowler International Institute of Coaching
15+ years experience
I came to the US in 2002 as a non-English speaker. For 25 years, I worked in the restaurant business and learned a thing or two about guest satisfaction. Along with meeting different people, I learned to manage different types of personalities. I've always enjoyed being a coach and helping people achieve what makes them happy in life. Read More
I came to the US in 2002 as a non-English speaker. For 25 years, I worked in the restaurant business and learned a thing or two about guest satisfaction. Along with meeting different people, I learned to manage different types of personalities. I've always enjoyed being a coach and helping people achieve what makes them happy in life. Read More
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  • Languages: English and French
  • Experience: 15+ years

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 percentage of children who grew up without a father increased over 40% 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.