Kristen Gaherty

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

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Verified by Psychology Today
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Kristen Gaherty

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 380-6019
Offers online therapy

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About

My approach to therapy comes from a person centered lens and systems approach. In short, this means I approach every person that I have the honor to work with as the experts on their own lives and the many factors that effect their overall well-being. I approach every client with curiosity and unconditional positive regard and will hopeful help them to see themselves through this view as well. In session, patients can expect typical talk therapy with principles of behavior change techniques weaved in to provide some tools to meet their personal goals.
I have experience treating people with a wide range of knowledge of mental health and diagnoses. I have worked extensively with clients who have sought support for their anxiety, depression, eating disorder, family issues, relationship issues, transition to adulthood, and many others.
With a warm, thoughtful, honest, and at times humorous approach, I work with my clients to identify tools to align their values with their words and actions. I cultivate space for clients to be compassionate towards themselves and others while they find the spaces to make change.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Accepts BCBS & Optum clients (check your insurance many companies contract their mental health benefits through Optum).
Email me or call (617) 380-6019 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Massachusetts / 122929
  • School: Wheelock College
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
"Kristen is a dedicated and compassionate social worker, who cares deeply about the work and the needs of her clients. You are in good hands with Kristen, and it is an honor to call her my colleague and friend."

Location

Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 380-6019
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
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Kristen Gaherty

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW