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Ashley Butler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
I am an LMHC that has worked in the field for 8 years, helping individuals and families identify and conquer challenges that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals and live their best lives. I have spent years working in clinical community settings with a wide variety of people, all ages, seeking help with anything from addiction and legal issues to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, sleep and eating issues. I use a holistic and humanistic approach that includes CBT, psychodynamic methods, transpersonal work and strengths identification as well as hope building and psychoeducation.
I am an LMHC that has worked in the field for 8 years, helping individuals and families identify and conquer challenges that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals and live their best lives. I have spent years working in clinical community settings with a wide variety of people, all ages, seeking help with anything from addiction and legal issues to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, sleep and eating issues. I use a holistic and humanistic approach that includes CBT, psychodynamic methods, transpersonal work and strengths identification as well as hope building and psychoeducation.
(978) 295-7784 View (978) 295-7784
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Morgan Ban-Draoi
Counselor, LMHC, LADC1
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed, professional clinician with over 20 years experience working with issues of grief & loss, substance abuse, and lifestyle challenges. I strongly believe that positive change is possible and successfully work with my clients to find ways to help them grow and thrive. I am a strong believer in collaborative problem-solving and work with my clients to identify and effect solutions together.
I am a licensed, professional clinician with over 20 years experience working with issues of grief & loss, substance abuse, and lifestyle challenges. I strongly believe that positive change is possible and successfully work with my clients to find ways to help them grow and thrive. I am a strong believer in collaborative problem-solving and work with my clients to identify and effect solutions together.
(978) 637-6236 View (978) 637-6236
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Chuncie Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in acute care and outpatient settings. Effective therapy requires a relationship between patient and provider founded on trust and mutual understanding. I am supportive, non-judgmental, trustworthy, optimistic, and understanding. I believe in meeting people where they are in order to guide them towards self-awareness so they can develop their full potential.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in acute care and outpatient settings. Effective therapy requires a relationship between patient and provider founded on trust and mutual understanding. I am supportive, non-judgmental, trustworthy, optimistic, and understanding. I believe in meeting people where they are in order to guide them towards self-awareness so they can develop their full potential.
(978) 354-7716 View (978) 354-7716
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David L Wein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
(978) 464-8399 View (978) 464-8399
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Brian Gordon
Counselor, MS, CAGS, LMHC, LADCI
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
We are living in "complex times." We have heard this a great deal recently, but what do you do with that when already feeling overwhelmed? We may not realize it, but we are influenced daily by our own psychology. We sometimes deal with it, sometimes it deals with us. Life isn't getting less complex, and that is exactly why now is the perfect time to begin to actively manage your own psychological health. Let's explore what that looks like for you, together.
We are living in "complex times." We have heard this a great deal recently, but what do you do with that when already feeling overwhelmed? We may not realize it, but we are influenced daily by our own psychology. We sometimes deal with it, sometimes it deals with us. Life isn't getting less complex, and that is exactly why now is the perfect time to begin to actively manage your own psychological health. Let's explore what that looks like for you, together.
(978) 310-3112 View (978) 310-3112
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Scott Chastain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 15 years experience specializing in trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. I utilize a multi-modal approach incorporating effective techniques from CBT, DBT, narrative processing, and neurology. My clients benefit from an approach which adjusts to their personal worldview and needs, encapsulating their strengths and interests as we collaborate toward achieving realistic goals which improve functioning and general quality of life.
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 15 years experience specializing in trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. I utilize a multi-modal approach incorporating effective techniques from CBT, DBT, narrative processing, and neurology. My clients benefit from an approach which adjusts to their personal worldview and needs, encapsulating their strengths and interests as we collaborate toward achieving realistic goals which improve functioning and general quality of life.
(413) 331-7230 View (413) 331-7230
Photo of Laurie Ann Majka, Counselor in 01331, MA
Laurie Ann Majka
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS, MA, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athol, MA 01331
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
I have been licensed (LMHC) for 9 years, my speciality is children, but I do work with adults too. I have been working with children for more then 30 years. I am trained in play therapy, CBT, Trauma-focused therapy, grief/loss, children of divorce, OCD, parent-child conflicts, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, child adoption, IEP's, school related issues, couples therapy and existential therapy - focuses on free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. I believe blending elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each patient's needs. I believe individuals have strengths.
(351) 666-8113 View (351) 666-8113
Photo of Avera Morrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 01331, MA
Avera Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
Reaching out and finding the right therapist can be a challenge but it is the first, and bravest, step one can take. I provide therapy with a practical, down to earth and real world outlook and strive to help people develop resiliency, find greater purpose and create a path to live their best life. With 19 years of experience, I recognizes that each individual is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to the therapeutic process.
(978) 396-3287 View (978) 396-3287
Photo of Paula Pralinsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 01331, MA
Paula Pralinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which a safe and welcoming space is co-created. This space allows room to supportively explore-with curiosity and self-compassion-the patterns of interaction, behavior, and thoughts that might no longer serve their purpose. I am an accomplished clinician with over 15 years of direct experience. I began my professional career in San Francisco and have since relocated back to my roots in central Massachusetts. I have worked successfully with many clients with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, strengths, challenges, and coping strategies.
I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which a safe and welcoming space is co-created. This space allows room to supportively explore-with curiosity and self-compassion-the patterns of interaction, behavior, and thoughts that might no longer serve their purpose. I am an accomplished clinician with over 15 years of direct experience. I began my professional career in San Francisco and have since relocated back to my roots in central Massachusetts. I have worked successfully with many clients with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, strengths, challenges, and coping strategies.
(978) 541-4365 View (978) 541-4365

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Number of Therapists in 01331

< 10

Therapists in 01331 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
67% Stress
56% Relationship Issues
56% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Tufts
63% Aetna

How Therapists in 01331 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.