Therapists in Boston, MA

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Photo of Ann L Plater, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ann L Plater
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02210
There’s no one therapeutic approach to help us live happier lives. Recovery from painful experiences, emotional or physical abuse, a complicated hurt-filled relationship, impasses at work, coping mechanisms that no longer help—these different challenges deserve flexible approaches. Childhood skills no longer fit the problems we face as adults. Grief that couldn’t be dealt with then is more complicated now. Relief from depression and anxiety cannot work if confidence, strength, and intimacy are blocked. Understanding the whole person—creating new approaches and thoughtful solutions to problems—is the way I think and work.
There’s no one therapeutic approach to help us live happier lives. Recovery from painful experiences, emotional or physical abuse, a complicated hurt-filled relationship, impasses at work, coping mechanisms that no longer help—these different challenges deserve flexible approaches. Childhood skills no longer fit the problems we face as adults. Grief that couldn’t be dealt with then is more complicated now. Relief from depression and anxiety cannot work if confidence, strength, and intimacy are blocked. Understanding the whole person—creating new approaches and thoughtful solutions to problems—is the way I think and work.
(857) 217-4724 View (857) 217-4724
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Stephen Brady
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years during which time I have provided psychotherapy primarily to gay male professionals and students. I have longstanding and ongoing clinical, research and teaching experience relevant to the many developmental issues which confront gay men across the lifespan including coming out, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, career challenges, substance abuse, sexual behavior, HIV/AIDS and successful aging .
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years during which time I have provided psychotherapy primarily to gay male professionals and students. I have longstanding and ongoing clinical, research and teaching experience relevant to the many developmental issues which confront gay men across the lifespan including coming out, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, career challenges, substance abuse, sexual behavior, HIV/AIDS and successful aging .
(617) 431-5901 View (617) 431-5901
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Chini Chan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I am EMDR certified therapist, specialized in CBT and DBT skill training, advanced and IFS-informed EMDR therapies. I apply person-centered, skill-building approaches and relationship-centered communication techniques in individual, couples and family therapies. The areas of focus include but not limited to complex PTSD, emotion regulation, nourish inner child, heal attachment wounds, enhance resilience, strengthen healthy self-esteem and build meaningful relationship.
I am EMDR certified therapist, specialized in CBT and DBT skill training, advanced and IFS-informed EMDR therapies. I apply person-centered, skill-building approaches and relationship-centered communication techniques in individual, couples and family therapies. The areas of focus include but not limited to complex PTSD, emotion regulation, nourish inner child, heal attachment wounds, enhance resilience, strengthen healthy self-esteem and build meaningful relationship.
(617) 401-8493 View (617) 401-8493
Photo of Alyssa Kull, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alyssa Kull
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199
I love working with young adults who are experiencing relationship issues, family issues, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I've also worked with older adults for 10+ years and really enjoy helping them work through issues that tend to appear later in life like loneliness, isolation, loss, grief, and illness. After establishing trust and a strong therapeutic bond, my clients want to be as open and vulnerable as possible so they can process their feelings and work on improving their lives.
I love working with young adults who are experiencing relationship issues, family issues, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I've also worked with older adults for 10+ years and really enjoy helping them work through issues that tend to appear later in life like loneliness, isolation, loss, grief, and illness. After establishing trust and a strong therapeutic bond, my clients want to be as open and vulnerable as possible so they can process their feelings and work on improving their lives.
(267) 214-4151 View (267) 214-4151
Photo of David Caparrelli, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
David Caparrelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or addiction, or you're just going through a hard time, I want to be there for you. My philosophy is that you are the expert on your own life, and it is my job to help you make it the best it can be.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or addiction, or you're just going through a hard time, I want to be there for you. My philosophy is that you are the expert on your own life, and it is my job to help you make it the best it can be.
(617) 468-7163 View (617) 468-7163
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Mackenzie Sheridan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed mental health counselor with experience working with adults, teens, and children living with a variety of mental health diagnoses. I value a warm, realistic, and person centered approach to help clients achieve their goals and best support them through difficult times. I aim to be a safe space where clients can be themselves, feel comfortable to open up, and process current and past life events.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with experience working with adults, teens, and children living with a variety of mental health diagnoses. I value a warm, realistic, and person centered approach to help clients achieve their goals and best support them through difficult times. I aim to be a safe space where clients can be themselves, feel comfortable to open up, and process current and past life events.
(617) 663-8039 View (617) 663-8039
Photo of Helen S Hwang, PhD, MPH, Psychologist
Helen S Hwang
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108
Everyone has the capacity to reach full potential. When this occurs, one experiences an improved sense of self which creates freedom to make decisions that create and sustain meaningful experience in relationships and work. Life can actually feel like it's starting anew. More often than not, answers to repetitive patterns in unfulfilling relationships and negative feelings about the self can be traced to the past. Once goals have been identified, I work with clients in a supportive and collaborative way so that a constructive and meaningful understanding of one's life, with improved ways of coping, can occur now.
Everyone has the capacity to reach full potential. When this occurs, one experiences an improved sense of self which creates freedom to make decisions that create and sustain meaningful experience in relationships and work. Life can actually feel like it's starting anew. More often than not, answers to repetitive patterns in unfulfilling relationships and negative feelings about the self can be traced to the past. Once goals have been identified, I work with clients in a supportive and collaborative way so that a constructive and meaningful understanding of one's life, with improved ways of coping, can occur now.
(617) 431-1890 View (617) 431-1890
Photo of Susan Scheufele, EdM, LPC, LP, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Susan Scheufele
Licensed Psychoanalyst, EdM, LPC, LP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with over 25 years experience in private practice. Individuals come to see me about anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, eating disorders, gender identity, parenting, and life transitions. I will help you understand the causes of your stress and anxieties as we explore your thoughts, feelings and past and present day experiences. Together we will develop strategies for healing and pathways to personal change so that you may move forward and grow.
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with over 25 years experience in private practice. Individuals come to see me about anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, eating disorders, gender identity, parenting, and life transitions. I will help you understand the causes of your stress and anxieties as we explore your thoughts, feelings and past and present day experiences. Together we will develop strategies for healing and pathways to personal change so that you may move forward and grow.
(781) 243-5133 View (781) 243-5133
Photo of Robyn Katz Adelman, LMHC, Counselor
Robyn Katz Adelman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
My work is my passion. I commit wholeheartedly to helping my clients improve the quality of their relationships with others as well as with themselves, to identify and clarify goals, and to provide an environment that will best support this exploration and growth. My therapeutic style is highly collaborative and interactive, and I will work with you to create a customized treatment approach to meet the specific needs that are bringing you to treatment.
My work is my passion. I commit wholeheartedly to helping my clients improve the quality of their relationships with others as well as with themselves, to identify and clarify goals, and to provide an environment that will best support this exploration and growth. My therapeutic style is highly collaborative and interactive, and I will work with you to create a customized treatment approach to meet the specific needs that are bringing you to treatment.
(781) 996-0328 View (781) 996-0328
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David Friedler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LMHC, LPCC, MPH
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130
As a psychotherapist, I am continually committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for my clients. Using traditional and more current modalities I work to help people address behaviors that may affect interpersonal, relational, and career challenges. All are welcomed in therapy to learn new ways to manage the obstacles to personal social and occupational wellbeing. I work with people around longstanding issues of depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, as well as adjustment to educational and career transitions.
As a psychotherapist, I am continually committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for my clients. Using traditional and more current modalities I work to help people address behaviors that may affect interpersonal, relational, and career challenges. All are welcomed in therapy to learn new ways to manage the obstacles to personal social and occupational wellbeing. I work with people around longstanding issues of depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, as well as adjustment to educational and career transitions.
(617) 390-8074 View (617) 390-8074
Photo of Haley Feickert, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Haley Feickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130
Haley received her MSW from Boston University and has experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and groups and has worked in both school and outpatient settings. Haley's style is to hold space for her clients to explore their own patterns and interpersonal dynamics, with a goal of finding a better understanding of themselves within their relationships and families.
Haley received her MSW from Boston University and has experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and groups and has worked in both school and outpatient settings. Haley's style is to hold space for her clients to explore their own patterns and interpersonal dynamics, with a goal of finding a better understanding of themselves within their relationships and families.
(617) 380-6132 View (617) 380-6132
Photo of Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña, LISCW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISCW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I wonder if you ever feel like you are in a thunderstorm with no shelter in sight? Or your worries are so heavy that they spill into your dreams? To be human is to struggle. Maybe you have been struggling for a long time or maybe just a short while. No matter what storm you are weathering, I am here to walk beside you and help you find shelter. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, grief/loss and self worth. Difficulties in life are usually more complex than just falling into one category or another; but know that you are seen. Together, we can find a healing approach that works best for you.
I wonder if you ever feel like you are in a thunderstorm with no shelter in sight? Or your worries are so heavy that they spill into your dreams? To be human is to struggle. Maybe you have been struggling for a long time or maybe just a short while. No matter what storm you are weathering, I am here to walk beside you and help you find shelter. My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, grief/loss and self worth. Difficulties in life are usually more complex than just falling into one category or another; but know that you are seen. Together, we can find a healing approach that works best for you.
(617) 356-0198 View (617) 356-0198
Photo of Chelsea Koonz Cortes, LICSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chelsea Koonz Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I strive to make therapy a transformative and collaborative experience for you. I help adult women of all ages struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD to find their strength to meet their goals. It is my objective to help you live a more peaceful, present, and purposeful life. I believe that by reflecting on and processing what most troubles us, we can positively impact our healing in profound ways.
I strive to make therapy a transformative and collaborative experience for you. I help adult women of all ages struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD to find their strength to meet their goals. It is my objective to help you live a more peaceful, present, and purposeful life. I believe that by reflecting on and processing what most troubles us, we can positively impact our healing in profound ways.
(857) 226-9170 View (857) 226-9170
Photo of Kelly Broderick, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelly Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is willing to start the exciting but sometimes challenging journey to finding themselves. I love to work with folks who make the active decision to start therapy, even if they do not have a concrete goal in mind. I can certainly assist a client who does not have a specific goal in finding something they want to address. My ideal client would be willing to reflect on themselves, their lives, and their choices, and they would be willing to work collaboratively with me to either maintain or change their path.
My ideal client is willing to start the exciting but sometimes challenging journey to finding themselves. I love to work with folks who make the active decision to start therapy, even if they do not have a concrete goal in mind. I can certainly assist a client who does not have a specific goal in finding something they want to address. My ideal client would be willing to reflect on themselves, their lives, and their choices, and they would be willing to work collaboratively with me to either maintain or change their path.
(781) 430-4172 View (781) 430-4172
Photo of Colleen Babson, MS, LMHC, LMFT, Counselor
Colleen Babson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is a true privilege, my passion, and makes it possible. to work with bot individuals and couples. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. To see my clients transform from fear and worry to joy and wellness is a gift. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is a true privilege, my passion, and makes it possible. to work with bot individuals and couples. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. To see my clients transform from fear and worry to joy and wellness is a gift. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
(617) 683-1207 View (617) 683-1207
Photo of Shannon M Fitzgerald, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shannon M Fitzgerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in our lives when we end up feeling sad, angry, anxious, or lost. Sometimes, we find ourselves in unwanted patterns that lead to self-doubt, damaged relationships, failure to reach our potential and an inability to see our worth. Therapy can help people recognize these patterns and learn new ways to cope.
There are times in our lives when we end up feeling sad, angry, anxious, or lost. Sometimes, we find ourselves in unwanted patterns that lead to self-doubt, damaged relationships, failure to reach our potential and an inability to see our worth. Therapy can help people recognize these patterns and learn new ways to cope.
(857) 370-6896 View (857) 370-6896
Photo of India Kyles, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
India Kyles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I dedicate my work to helping hardworking men and women like yourself, obtain the tools they need to better manage high stress situations that often feel overpowering. As we work together to identify the issues that bring about symptoms of anxiety, stress and often depression, you will acquire the confidence you need to make those positive, meaningful changes. We will focus on empowering and lifting your spirit, before identifying areas of the mind that have a negative impact on the physical.
I dedicate my work to helping hardworking men and women like yourself, obtain the tools they need to better manage high stress situations that often feel overpowering. As we work together to identify the issues that bring about symptoms of anxiety, stress and often depression, you will acquire the confidence you need to make those positive, meaningful changes. We will focus on empowering and lifting your spirit, before identifying areas of the mind that have a negative impact on the physical.
(617) 682-7590 View (617) 682-7590
Photo of Rebecca Bibeau, LMHC, Counselor
Rebecca Bibeau
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a transition in life? Maybe you are seeking further education in a career or trying to seek insight into the age-old question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" If you feel stuck, depressed, or anxious at the thought of the previous question, I am your person.
Are you going through a transition in life? Maybe you are seeking further education in a career or trying to seek insight into the age-old question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" If you feel stuck, depressed, or anxious at the thought of the previous question, I am your person.
(617) 858-8016 View (617) 858-8016
Photo of Jessica Buckley, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02129  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting and treating women through many transitions that come along throughout life - everything from school/college issues, general life stress, relationship struggles, anxiety, parenting, emotional pain secondary to reproductive challenges to postpartum anxiety and depression. I have expertise with new and veteran moms around the complexities of motherhood and the ongoing need for support.
I specialize in supporting and treating women through many transitions that come along throughout life - everything from school/college issues, general life stress, relationship struggles, anxiety, parenting, emotional pain secondary to reproductive challenges to postpartum anxiety and depression. I have expertise with new and veteran moms around the complexities of motherhood and the ongoing need for support.
(857) 227-9305 View (857) 227-9305
Photo of Kristine Shaw, MA, MHC, RP
Kristine Shaw
MA, MHC, RP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02119  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy and therapeutic life coaching are the same in that they are grounded in inclusiveness and education as I work with clients to progress through different stages of healing. My style incorporates creative and spiritual modalities (art, crystals, writing, breath work, reiki). I am committed to the therapeutic relationship and strive to develop a rapport that encompasses empathy, warmth, and empowerment. Some of my areas of focus are: depression and anxiety, spirituality, life transitions, social-emotional development, relationships, and grief.
My approach to therapy and therapeutic life coaching are the same in that they are grounded in inclusiveness and education as I work with clients to progress through different stages of healing. My style incorporates creative and spiritual modalities (art, crystals, writing, breath work, reiki). I am committed to the therapeutic relationship and strive to develop a rapport that encompasses empathy, warmth, and empowerment. Some of my areas of focus are: depression and anxiety, spirituality, life transitions, social-emotional development, relationships, and grief.
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Number of Therapists in Boston, MA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$154

Therapists in Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Boston, MA see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% 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.