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Photo of Lucienne Cohen, Psychologist in Boston, MA
Lucienne Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
My primary goal is to listen to my client's needs and walk alongside them through their life journey. Utilizing my strengths of authenticity, empathy, and humor, I strive to create a trusting and open space where clients feel encouraged to engage in self-exploration and empowered to make meaningful change in their lives. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can promote self-acceptance and help navigate life's stressors. We'll work together to develop insight and awareness, challenge unhelpful patterns, and implement strategies that allow you to be the person you want to be.
My primary goal is to listen to my client's needs and walk alongside them through their life journey. Utilizing my strengths of authenticity, empathy, and humor, I strive to create a trusting and open space where clients feel encouraged to engage in self-exploration and empowered to make meaningful change in their lives. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can promote self-acceptance and help navigate life's stressors. We'll work together to develop insight and awareness, challenge unhelpful patterns, and implement strategies that allow you to be the person you want to be.
(617) 517-6471 View (617) 517-6471
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Jennifer Healey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, transitional issues, relationships, self-esteem, grief and trauma with young adults and adults. I approach each session from a place of warmth, engagement, supportiveness, curiosity and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can empower individuals to attain their mental health and wellness goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, transitional issues, relationships, self-esteem, grief and trauma with young adults and adults. I approach each session from a place of warmth, engagement, supportiveness, curiosity and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can empower individuals to attain their mental health and wellness goals.
(617) 539-2701 View (617) 539-2701
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A. Kiera Fredericksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone’s path to healing is different. With over a decade of experience as a therapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys of healing and growth. I understand that every person’s path is different, and I’m here to meet you exactly where you are. My therapeutic approach is warm and interactive, rooted in mindfulness and compassion, while integrating evidence-based therapies tailored to your needs. Drawing from my experiences working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, and relationship issues, I will help you navigate through life’s challenges and beauty.
Everyone’s path to healing is different. With over a decade of experience as a therapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys of healing and growth. I understand that every person’s path is different, and I’m here to meet you exactly where you are. My therapeutic approach is warm and interactive, rooted in mindfulness and compassion, while integrating evidence-based therapies tailored to your needs. Drawing from my experiences working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, and relationship issues, I will help you navigate through life’s challenges and beauty.
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Diana Kutulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
Sometimes when life gets hard, it is difficult to ask for help. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that encourages feeling seen and being heard to make that first step a little easier. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students and young adults understand themselves better and build on their specific strengths. Together, we will work on adapting and personalizing tools to assist in learning how to regulate emotions, explore why certain patterns of thinking and behaving exist, and heal past wounds.
Sometimes when life gets hard, it is difficult to ask for help. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that encourages feeling seen and being heard to make that first step a little easier. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students and young adults understand themselves better and build on their specific strengths. Together, we will work on adapting and personalizing tools to assist in learning how to regulate emotions, explore why certain patterns of thinking and behaving exist, and heal past wounds.
(516) 585-3219 View (516) 585-3219
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Yasmine Sasannejad
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm a Board-Certified Art Therapist based in Massachusetts, licensed to work with clients in MA, CT, and NY.
Hi there! I'm a Board-Certified Art Therapist based in Massachusetts, licensed to work with clients in MA, CT, and NY.
(617) 958-6742 View (617) 958-6742
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Jane Scherban
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
(617) 505-1870 View (617) 505-1870
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Luis Emmanuell Lopez-Oviedo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Are you or someone you know feeling "stuck" and grappling with life? I specialize in supporting bilingual youth, college students, professionals, and mature adults in the Greater Boston area. I help identify triggers and barriers, crafting action plans to pave the way for a happier, more successful life. I am proficient in working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing both individual and family therapy. His expertise extends to Spanish-speaking families, children, and adolescents, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, trauma, mood swings, defiant behavior, and codependency.
Are you or someone you know feeling "stuck" and grappling with life? I specialize in supporting bilingual youth, college students, professionals, and mature adults in the Greater Boston area. I help identify triggers and barriers, crafting action plans to pave the way for a happier, more successful life. I am proficient in working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing both individual and family therapy. His expertise extends to Spanish-speaking families, children, and adolescents, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, trauma, mood swings, defiant behavior, and codependency.
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Jonathan Scott Blake
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help. But if you’re here, you are already that much closer to bettering yourself. Times have been very difficult, so know that you are not alone. Together we will identify your needs and struggles, and also reinforce your strengths that you may not even know you have. We will get you motivated, make you feel more confident and create the best coping skills for you to deal with daily struggles and to get you on with your life!
Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help. But if you’re here, you are already that much closer to bettering yourself. Times have been very difficult, so know that you are not alone. Together we will identify your needs and struggles, and also reinforce your strengths that you may not even know you have. We will get you motivated, make you feel more confident and create the best coping skills for you to deal with daily struggles and to get you on with your life!
(339) 204-9680 View (339) 204-9680
Photo of Jennifer West, Psychologist in Boston, MA
Jennifer West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
Not accepting new clients
Creating a safe, warm, active and collaborative therapeutic environment is core to my treatment approach that focuses on helping clients explore their experiences, perspectives, and personal identities, as well as develop insight, find healing, improve relationships, and experience personal growth and empowerment. I respect and value the diversity of each client, focus on their unique social and cultural context, and believe each therapeutic relationship takes a different path depending on these factors. I enjoy working with a range of clients, including adults and students. Currently offering in-person and video-counseling.
Creating a safe, warm, active and collaborative therapeutic environment is core to my treatment approach that focuses on helping clients explore their experiences, perspectives, and personal identities, as well as develop insight, find healing, improve relationships, and experience personal growth and empowerment. I respect and value the diversity of each client, focus on their unique social and cultural context, and believe each therapeutic relationship takes a different path depending on these factors. I enjoy working with a range of clients, including adults and students. Currently offering in-person and video-counseling.
(617) 606-6074 View (617) 606-6074
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Hasim Senel
MEd
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
Ideally, I would like to support my clients who seek help for managing stress and anxiety, building self-confidence, and improving interpersonal relationships. They want to regain control, find inner peace, and live a happier, more fulfilling life.”
Ideally, I would like to support my clients who seek help for managing stress and anxiety, building self-confidence, and improving interpersonal relationships. They want to regain control, find inner peace, and live a happier, more fulfilling life.”
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Jane Thorbeck
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118
I find that most people who come to my office are in distress, and they want to feel better. First we try to ease the distress; then we try to understand more about what is causing it. Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and helpful advisor. Problems such as anxiety, loss, depression, poor self esteem, and difficulty in complex relationships can be solved given the right mix of time, talk, and support. Most people I see are grateful for the relief and valuable insight they gain into their own situations.
I find that most people who come to my office are in distress, and they want to feel better. First we try to ease the distress; then we try to understand more about what is causing it. Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and helpful advisor. Problems such as anxiety, loss, depression, poor self esteem, and difficulty in complex relationships can be solved given the right mix of time, talk, and support. Most people I see are grateful for the relief and valuable insight they gain into their own situations.
(617) 765-4926 View (617) 765-4926
Photo of Lauren Brenner, Psychologist in Boston, MA
Lauren Brenner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
In working together, I strive to move you towards a valued, meaningful life while decreasing suffering. I use a flexible blend of evidence-based treatments tailored to your personal needs, incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and exposure therapy. I bring an open, curious, and nonjudgmental stance to sessions, and am both compassionate and direct in my approach. I am a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I am the Clinical Director of Brain Health Services at Home Base, and an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
In working together, I strive to move you towards a valued, meaningful life while decreasing suffering. I use a flexible blend of evidence-based treatments tailored to your personal needs, incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and exposure therapy. I bring an open, curious, and nonjudgmental stance to sessions, and am both compassionate and direct in my approach. I am a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I am the Clinical Director of Brain Health Services at Home Base, and an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
(617) 858-8494 View (617) 858-8494
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Ronen Cuperman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Dr. Ronen Cuperman is a Doctor of Experimental/Research Psychology and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. He is widely recognized for his specialties in treating anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and grief, as well as navigating complex relationship dynamics and supporting clients through life transitions.
Dr. Ronen Cuperman is a Doctor of Experimental/Research Psychology and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. He is widely recognized for his specialties in treating anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and grief, as well as navigating complex relationship dynamics and supporting clients through life transitions.
(617) 812-7011 View (617) 812-7011
Photo of Mikkayla Anthony, Pre-Licensed Professional in Boston, MA
Mikkayla Anthony
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199
Hello, my name is Mikayla! I approach counseling with a person-centered and solution-focused perspective, prioritizing the individual's unique experiences and feelings while actively collaborating with them to identify and implement practical solutions for positive change. I work with a diverse range of clients, and I'm passionate in supporting adolescents. I find immense fulfillment in guiding young individuals through the challenges of adolescence and early adulthood and helping them navigate this crucial stage of development.
Hello, my name is Mikayla! I approach counseling with a person-centered and solution-focused perspective, prioritizing the individual's unique experiences and feelings while actively collaborating with them to identify and implement practical solutions for positive change. I work with a diverse range of clients, and I'm passionate in supporting adolescents. I find immense fulfillment in guiding young individuals through the challenges of adolescence and early adulthood and helping them navigate this crucial stage of development.
(267) 682-8150 View (267) 682-8150
Photo of Jessica Avila, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boston, MA
Jessica Avila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Do you feel unappreciated, unseen, and unheard? Do you often put the needs of others before your own because “That’s the way things have always been”? Are you questioning your purpose in life, feeling lost, as if life is happening “to you”? Are you struggling to make time for yourself, feel stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you find making time for yourself, relationships, work, or health challenging?Whether you are dealing with cycles of anxiety, depression, a relationship, significant life transition, or you feel overwhelmed as a single parent of a child with special needs, I'm here to help.
Do you feel unappreciated, unseen, and unheard? Do you often put the needs of others before your own because “That’s the way things have always been”? Are you questioning your purpose in life, feeling lost, as if life is happening “to you”? Are you struggling to make time for yourself, feel stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you find making time for yourself, relationships, work, or health challenging?Whether you are dealing with cycles of anxiety, depression, a relationship, significant life transition, or you feel overwhelmed as a single parent of a child with special needs, I'm here to help.
(781) 579-6659 View (781) 579-6659
Photo of Claudia Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boston, MA
Claudia Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
One fundamental truth stands out in therapy—there's no such thing as an 'ideal client.' Why? Because each one of us is wonderfully different, with our unique stories, struggles, and aspirations. That's what makes this journey so incredible. Know that I celebrate your individuality when you step into your healing journey. Your concerns, needs, and goals are yours, and I'm here to meet you where you are. My primary mission? To ensure the therapeutic process is comfortable and deeply rewarding for you. I want you to feel validated, cherished, and empowered as we work together to help you thrive.
One fundamental truth stands out in therapy—there's no such thing as an 'ideal client.' Why? Because each one of us is wonderfully different, with our unique stories, struggles, and aspirations. That's what makes this journey so incredible. Know that I celebrate your individuality when you step into your healing journey. Your concerns, needs, and goals are yours, and I'm here to meet you where you are. My primary mission? To ensure the therapeutic process is comfortable and deeply rewarding for you. I want you to feel validated, cherished, and empowered as we work together to help you thrive.
(617) 272-7124 View (617) 272-7124
Photo of Michelle Hansen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boston, MA
Michelle Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LADC, CCS, LCSW, LICSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed and having trouble finding effective ways to cope? Are you worried that your mental health symptoms are impacting your ability to reach your goals or have healthy relationships? For over a decade, I have been providing counseling to help people deal more effectively with stress and mental health symptoms while moving toward what they truly value. I can help you set meaningful goals and make measurable progress toward these goals. I am comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiencing a variety of problems.
Are you feeling stressed and having trouble finding effective ways to cope? Are you worried that your mental health symptoms are impacting your ability to reach your goals or have healthy relationships? For over a decade, I have been providing counseling to help people deal more effectively with stress and mental health symptoms while moving toward what they truly value. I can help you set meaningful goals and make measurable progress toward these goals. I am comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiencing a variety of problems.
(207) 857-7819 View (207) 857-7819
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Arianna Davis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is someone who is higher functioning and has some self-awareness. My ideal client is between the ages of 25-40, struggling with managing emotional distress, and often has issues with relationships in their lives. My ideal client is in a place where they are ready to do the work, even if it's uncomfortable. Their needs are often centered around building confidence, improving emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and building healthy relationships with themselves and others. My clients desire to obtain peace in their lives, even if that means letting go of what no longer serves them.
My ideal client is someone who is higher functioning and has some self-awareness. My ideal client is between the ages of 25-40, struggling with managing emotional distress, and often has issues with relationships in their lives. My ideal client is in a place where they are ready to do the work, even if it's uncomfortable. Their needs are often centered around building confidence, improving emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and building healthy relationships with themselves and others. My clients desire to obtain peace in their lives, even if that means letting go of what no longer serves them.
(781) 633-7919 View (781) 633-7919
Photo of Gemma Archer, Pre-Licensed Professional in Boston, MA
Gemma Archer
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Through my own mental health journey and experience in the world I have found a passion for helping others gain an understanding of themselves and how they function in the world. I strive to create an open, trusting, and compassionate relationship with all of my clients. My goal is to help you understand your emotions in the larger contexts of your life, give them space, and learn skills to live with them. Together, we can work to find equilibrium in those big emotions and find strengths in your challenges. My intention for each session is for you to feel lighter and more prepared for any issues or struggles that come your way.
Through my own mental health journey and experience in the world I have found a passion for helping others gain an understanding of themselves and how they function in the world. I strive to create an open, trusting, and compassionate relationship with all of my clients. My goal is to help you understand your emotions in the larger contexts of your life, give them space, and learn skills to live with them. Together, we can work to find equilibrium in those big emotions and find strengths in your challenges. My intention for each session is for you to feel lighter and more prepared for any issues or struggles that come your way.
(857) 403-8810 View (857) 403-8810
Photo of Sarah Nielsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boston, MA
Sarah Nielsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
For all of us, life brings transitions and challenges. We may struggle with current experiences, as well as the way we are carrying the past with us. Transitions in life are often filled with overwhelming emotions and a therapeutic relationship can provide space and a place to navigate these moments. We all possess strengths and, in our work together, we will uncover those and provide opportunities to manage challenges. My approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based and client-centered. I believe that we all benefit from a place to explore and understand our own story.
For all of us, life brings transitions and challenges. We may struggle with current experiences, as well as the way we are carrying the past with us. Transitions in life are often filled with overwhelming emotions and a therapeutic relationship can provide space and a place to navigate these moments. We all possess strengths and, in our work together, we will uncover those and provide opportunities to manage challenges. My approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based and client-centered. I believe that we all benefit from a place to explore and understand our own story.
(617) 741-5740 View (617) 741-5740

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Boston, MA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Boston, MA see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boston?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.