Therapists in Athol, MA

Photo of Morgan Ban-Draoi, Counselor in Athol, MA
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
Photo of Brian Gordon, Counselor in Athol, MA
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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Margaret (Maggie) Nwokeji
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orange, MA 01364  (Online Only)
My motto is “If it costs you your peace, it is too expensive”. You may be looking for ways to reduce fear, sadness, and trauma responses but are unsure where to start. You might also want to find a therapist willing to walk alongside your spiritual journey. I want to help you find that deep peace and help you find ways to continue working on that life.
My motto is “If it costs you your peace, it is too expensive”. You may be looking for ways to reduce fear, sadness, and trauma responses but are unsure where to start. You might also want to find a therapist willing to walk alongside your spiritual journey. I want to help you find that deep peace and help you find ways to continue working on that life.
(978) 607-3765 View (978) 607-3765
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Matt Swift
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Orange, MA 01364  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you sometimes feel like you’re stuck in a loop? Are you running into the same obstacles over and over? Do your interpersonal relationships seem to repeat the same scripts, or echo each other? Are you ready to look at the underlying feelings that you’ve been reacting to and try some new behaviors to shift these patterns? We can diffuse these reactions, take your energy back, and explore new paths toward the life you were meant to live, and we will find tools to address these barriers that leverage your strengths!
Do you sometimes feel like you’re stuck in a loop? Are you running into the same obstacles over and over? Do your interpersonal relationships seem to repeat the same scripts, or echo each other? Are you ready to look at the underlying feelings that you’ve been reacting to and try some new behaviors to shift these patterns? We can diffuse these reactions, take your energy back, and explore new paths toward the life you were meant to live, and we will find tools to address these barriers that leverage your strengths!
(978) 637-6298 View (978) 637-6298
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Alicia Patterson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Templeton, MA 01468  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
(351) 200-9110 View (351) 200-9110
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A Clearlight Center, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orange, MA 01364
Calm in the middle of the storm; strength to overcome any obstacle; courage, resilience and determination - these are qualities I seek to cultivate in my clients. My goal is to not only offer my clients relief from disturbing emotional and cognitive symptoms but to support them in manifesting their highest potential. My clinical work has been described as "effective," "holistic", "multi-modal," "results oriented," blending the science of Western Psychology with the intuition of the Eastern spiritual traditions. I focus on root cause for powerful healing. Hardworking clients committed to their growth flourish in my care.
Calm in the middle of the storm; strength to overcome any obstacle; courage, resilience and determination - these are qualities I seek to cultivate in my clients. My goal is to not only offer my clients relief from disturbing emotional and cognitive symptoms but to support them in manifesting their highest potential. My clinical work has been described as "effective," "holistic", "multi-modal," "results oriented," blending the science of Western Psychology with the intuition of the Eastern spiritual traditions. I focus on root cause for powerful healing. Hardworking clients committed to their growth flourish in my care.
(978) 456-5505 View (978) 456-5505
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Chloé Tagan
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Templeton, MA 01468  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in MA. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression and nervous system regulation, through a holistic lens, focusing on the connection between the mind, body and spirit. I help individuals address trauma, re-align back to a connection to self, get clarity on their values and goals, understand what may be getting in the way of the life they envision and assist them in feeling empowered to make change. I take a person-centered and strengths based approach, meeting a client where they are at, in order to create rapport and improvement in their life.
I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in MA. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression and nervous system regulation, through a holistic lens, focusing on the connection between the mind, body and spirit. I help individuals address trauma, re-align back to a connection to self, get clarity on their values and goals, understand what may be getting in the way of the life they envision and assist them in feeling empowered to make change. I take a person-centered and strengths based approach, meeting a client where they are at, in order to create rapport and improvement in their life.
(978) 440-3401 View (978) 440-3401
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Laura Silva
Counselor, MA, LicMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersham, MA 01366  (Online Only)
I provide traditional, holistic and transpersonal psychotherapy, empowering people with hope, skills for positive change and a path for total well being. I help Individuals feeling stuck, discontent,and desiring greater fulfillment. Clients love my work. I provide a natural approach to mental health. Working together, blocks and struggles are transformed, unlocking inner wisdom and personal power. For over 30+ years, I offer a compassionate, intuitive presence, healing the root cause of the problem. Clients express feeling greater clarity, integration, self acceptance and inner strength. I also teach inner skills of mindfulness, meditation and spiritual development.
I provide traditional, holistic and transpersonal psychotherapy, empowering people with hope, skills for positive change and a path for total well being. I help Individuals feeling stuck, discontent,and desiring greater fulfillment. Clients love my work. I provide a natural approach to mental health. Working together, blocks and struggles are transformed, unlocking inner wisdom and personal power. For over 30+ years, I offer a compassionate, intuitive presence, healing the root cause of the problem. Clients express feeling greater clarity, integration, self acceptance and inner strength. I also teach inner skills of mindfulness, meditation and spiritual development.
(978) 249-0997 View (978) 249-0997
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Adesholla Gionet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Templeton, MA 01468
I have significant experience in the fields of Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Clinical Social Work. I have expertise in working with clients whom have mild to severe clinical psychological needs. Focus areas of my work include, but are not limited to, independent treatment of mood dysregulation, co-occurring and dual diagnosis disorders, personality and addictive disorders, legally mandated clients, anger, grief and loss, as well as family and couples work. I take great pride in practicing as a professional, but also as a "real person" with real life experiences both personally and professionally.
I have significant experience in the fields of Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Clinical Social Work. I have expertise in working with clients whom have mild to severe clinical psychological needs. Focus areas of my work include, but are not limited to, independent treatment of mood dysregulation, co-occurring and dual diagnosis disorders, personality and addictive disorders, legally mandated clients, anger, grief and loss, as well as family and couples work. I take great pride in practicing as a professional, but also as a "real person" with real life experiences both personally and professionally.
(978) 575-5042 View (978) 575-5042
Photo of Michael Richard Young, Pastoral Counselor in Athol, MA
Michael Richard Young
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, CRW, CHC
Verified Verified
Royalston, MA 01368
My ideal client is someone who is confused or conflicted in their life. They may or may not have a clear picture of their goals and what their life should look like. How do they get there? They need guidance, clarity, and support on their life's path. They need to connect with others, with nature, and with their true self. Perhaps they are not clear on how to get help or where they can start. In the case of feeling hopeless or helpless, they need to know they have the support of another human being and, perhaps if they are spiritual, the support of the Divine, however they see that. They are looking for wholeness.
My ideal client is someone who is confused or conflicted in their life. They may or may not have a clear picture of their goals and what their life should look like. How do they get there? They need guidance, clarity, and support on their life's path. They need to connect with others, with nature, and with their true self. Perhaps they are not clear on how to get help or where they can start. In the case of feeling hopeless or helpless, they need to know they have the support of another human being and, perhaps if they are spiritual, the support of the Divine, however they see that. They are looking for wholeness.
(351) 444-5007 View (351) 444-5007
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Doug Wessel
Counselor, MA, M Ed, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orange, MA 01364
Waitlist for new clients
If you have been looking for a dependable sense of well-being in your life, knowing that how you feel and function in the world isn’t what it could be or what you’d like it to be, I offer professional and compassionate help. Your feelings and behaviors make sense and healing is possible. I help you become your own source of support and growth. Internal Family Systems (IFS) informs my practice. We all have parts that can become less extreme and more harmonious, and a Self that is wise and compassionate. Trauma, attachment wounds, shame, self-hate and feeling insecure about ourselves can frequently be at the root of our struggles.
If you have been looking for a dependable sense of well-being in your life, knowing that how you feel and function in the world isn’t what it could be or what you’d like it to be, I offer professional and compassionate help. Your feelings and behaviors make sense and healing is possible. I help you become your own source of support and growth. Internal Family Systems (IFS) informs my practice. We all have parts that can become less extreme and more harmonious, and a Self that is wise and compassionate. Trauma, attachment wounds, shame, self-hate and feeling insecure about ourselves can frequently be at the root of our struggles.
(978) 231-9609 View (978) 231-9609
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Amy V Nichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Templeton, MA 01468
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to make a change for the better? Have anxiety, mood, relationship struggles, or past traumas made life more challenging than it needs to be? I have been collaborating with clients to identify, work toward, and achieve their personal and clinical goals since 2007.
Are you ready to make a change for the better? Have anxiety, mood, relationship struggles, or past traumas made life more challenging than it needs to be? I have been collaborating with clients to identify, work toward, and achieve their personal and clinical goals since 2007.
(978) 581-9727 View (978) 581-9727
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Susan Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orange, MA 01364  (Online Only)
Prioritizing your mental health by entering psychotherapy offers the opportunity to work on challenges in life and begin the process of self-discovery and healing. It is this process that allows you to get to the root of your emotional challenges through a therapeutic relationship where you can get help reaching solutions and learn new ways of problem-solving. I will help sort out and manage difficulty in relationships, feelings of depression and anxiety and identity issues. Many of my clients have issues with long term relationships and I offer the support they need to manage these situations.
Prioritizing your mental health by entering psychotherapy offers the opportunity to work on challenges in life and begin the process of self-discovery and healing. It is this process that allows you to get to the root of your emotional challenges through a therapeutic relationship where you can get help reaching solutions and learn new ways of problem-solving. I will help sort out and manage difficulty in relationships, feelings of depression and anxiety and identity issues. Many of my clients have issues with long term relationships and I offer the support they need to manage these situations.
(413) 992-3447 View (413) 992-3447

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Number of Therapists in Athol, MA

< 10

Therapists in Athol, MA 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 Athol, MA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Athol?

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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.