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Sherri Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02744
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OPTUM AND PRIVATE PAY CLIENTS FOR BOTH IN PERSON AND TELEHEALTH SESSIONS. I am a licensed mental health therapist with 20 years experience. I utilize cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and relaxation therapies to support people in identifying and achieving their personal goals, improving emotional functioning and gaining insight into how to live their best lives.
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OPTUM AND PRIVATE PAY CLIENTS FOR BOTH IN PERSON AND TELEHEALTH SESSIONS. I am a licensed mental health therapist with 20 years experience. I utilize cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and relaxation therapies to support people in identifying and achieving their personal goals, improving emotional functioning and gaining insight into how to live their best lives.
(508) 906-5611 View (508) 906-5611
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Kimberly Coto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02744  (Online Only)
If you are looking to start making changes in order to heal and move forward, I am the right provider for you. People looking to improve anxiety and depression who are open to trying new skills are most likely to see quick results.
If you are looking to start making changes in order to heal and move forward, I am the right provider for you. People looking to improve anxiety and depression who are open to trying new skills are most likely to see quick results.
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Paula Obrien
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02744  (Online Only)
I have been in practice for over 3 decades, working effectively with adults, teens and children, as individuals, couples or families.
I have been in practice for over 3 decades, working effectively with adults, teens and children, as individuals, couples or families.
(774) 806-8216 View (774) 806-8216
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The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02744
The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing strives to provide clients with an opportunity to make lasting changes in their lives. A positive, therapeutic relationship with a compassionate therapist can bring about healing and transformation.
The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing strives to provide clients with an opportunity to make lasting changes in their lives. A positive, therapeutic relationship with a compassionate therapist can bring about healing and transformation.
(508) 258-3781 View (508) 258-3781
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Laura Stirk, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW, CTMH
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02744
Waitlist for new clients
In our work together, I will listen to your story in order to understand the lens through which you see the world. I will partner with you to explore your unique life experiences and how they've shaped your strengths, beliefs, values, repeating patterns, and the way you look at and think about your problems.  I will support you in learning new ways of looking at your problems in order to change your feelings and reactions. I will provide encouragement as you look to grow in many directions—as a person, in your close relationships, in your work or schooling, and in your ability to enjoy your life. 
In our work together, I will listen to your story in order to understand the lens through which you see the world. I will partner with you to explore your unique life experiences and how they've shaped your strengths, beliefs, values, repeating patterns, and the way you look at and think about your problems.  I will support you in learning new ways of looking at your problems in order to change your feelings and reactions. I will provide encouragement as you look to grow in many directions—as a person, in your close relationships, in your work or schooling, and in your ability to enjoy your life. 
(508) 257-7432 View (508) 257-7432

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 02744

< 10

Therapists in 02744 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Divorce
80% Peer Relationships
80% Self Esteem
60% Addiction

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Harvard Pilgrim
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 02744 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02744?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.