BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in Central, Boston, MA

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Photo of Jenny Madsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central, Boston, MA
Jenny Madsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
Jenny Madsen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2018. Jenny creates a space of open-mindedness, empathy, humor, and understanding with an enthusiasm for helping others find what works best for their individual life and needs. She can help her clients understand themselves and the situations that are causing stress, depression, or anxiety in their lives. Together, they can work together to create a treatment plan that is unique to the client's situation. In my free time, Jenny enjoys trying new restaurants, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.
Jenny Madsen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2018. Jenny creates a space of open-mindedness, empathy, humor, and understanding with an enthusiasm for helping others find what works best for their individual life and needs. She can help her clients understand themselves and the situations that are causing stress, depression, or anxiety in their lives. Together, they can work together to create a treatment plan that is unique to the client's situation. In my free time, Jenny enjoys trying new restaurants, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.
(781) 437-4558 View (781) 437-4558
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Cassidy Figueredo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02109
Cassidy Stevens is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. Cassidy has 5 years of clinical experience supporting adult individuals coping with a broad range of challenges, from everyday life stressors like relationship issues and stress management to acute and traumatic events like grief and loss.
Cassidy Stevens is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts. Cassidy has 5 years of clinical experience supporting adult individuals coping with a broad range of challenges, from everyday life stressors like relationship issues and stress management to acute and traumatic events like grief and loss.
(857) 420-6966 View (857) 420-6966
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Raihaan Attawala
Counselor, LMHC, MaCCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02110
With life becoming increasingly demanding, it can feel like we are always battling on a new frontier. We do not, however, have to power through it alone! Whether it’s with relationships, family, jobs, college, new cultural environments or even ourselves, I aim to support my clients with recognizing and managing the emotional impact that life’s torrent of changes has on us all. My therapeutic approach is to create an accepting relationship so sessions can be a comfortable and judgment free zone.
With life becoming increasingly demanding, it can feel like we are always battling on a new frontier. We do not, however, have to power through it alone! Whether it’s with relationships, family, jobs, college, new cultural environments or even ourselves, I aim to support my clients with recognizing and managing the emotional impact that life’s torrent of changes has on us all. My therapeutic approach is to create an accepting relationship so sessions can be a comfortable and judgment free zone.
(857) 290-4328 View (857) 290-4328
Jessica Rasmussen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist who provides individual therapy for a wide array of adults in downtown Boston, MA. I am specialized in the delivery of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for a wide range of issues including, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and depression. Therapeutic techniques that I frequently use include exposure and response prevention and cognitive-therapy, as well as mindfulness based strategies. I highly value the therapeutic relationship and believe that it can be instrumental in the treatment process.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides individual therapy for a wide array of adults in downtown Boston, MA. I am specialized in the delivery of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for a wide range of issues including, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and depression. Therapeutic techniques that I frequently use include exposure and response prevention and cognitive-therapy, as well as mindfulness based strategies. I highly value the therapeutic relationship and believe that it can be instrumental in the treatment process.
(617) 819-8408 View (617) 819-8408
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Laci Gonzalez
MSW
1 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02109
Hello! My name is Laci. I am a compassionate, dedicated, analytical, and team oriented therapist with a lifelong passion towards helping and uplifting others. My passion stems from my own childhood and my difficulties with my mental health and self confidence. I believe that everyone is capable of positive change no matter a person’s age, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and overall background. It is up to those in the helping professions, like myself, to assist in lighting that spark for change.
Hello! My name is Laci. I am a compassionate, dedicated, analytical, and team oriented therapist with a lifelong passion towards helping and uplifting others. My passion stems from my own childhood and my difficulties with my mental health and self confidence. I believe that everyone is capable of positive change no matter a person’s age, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and overall background. It is up to those in the helping professions, like myself, to assist in lighting that spark for change.
(857) 847-3871 View (857) 847-3871
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Kirsten Lowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
Kirsten Lowell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Kirsten’s early work centered around helping adolescents and young adults with visual impairments and additional disabilities to learn and apply social and emotional skills. She encouraged clients to foster independent living skills such as self-advocacy, personal safety, and executive functioning.
Kirsten Lowell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Kirsten’s early work centered around helping adolescents and young adults with visual impairments and additional disabilities to learn and apply social and emotional skills. She encouraged clients to foster independent living skills such as self-advocacy, personal safety, and executive functioning.
(617) 533-0973 View (617) 533-0973
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Kaitlin Nunamann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Much of our suffering is stored throughout our body, leaving us with a racing mind and feelings of stress, anxiety, depression. By approaching healing through a lens that incorporates the whole-body, we will work together so that you can heal fully and sustainably. I specialize in working with individuals faced with persistent anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Many of these symptoms will manifest in relationship issues, difficulty sleeping, or poor motivation. Together we will explore the root causes that perpetuate your suffering and develop strategies so that you can lead a more fulfilling and joyful life.
Much of our suffering is stored throughout our body, leaving us with a racing mind and feelings of stress, anxiety, depression. By approaching healing through a lens that incorporates the whole-body, we will work together so that you can heal fully and sustainably. I specialize in working with individuals faced with persistent anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Many of these symptoms will manifest in relationship issues, difficulty sleeping, or poor motivation. Together we will explore the root causes that perpetuate your suffering and develop strategies so that you can lead a more fulfilling and joyful life.
(857) 587-0113 View (857) 587-0113
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Lindsey Fox
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
Your life is a constant juggle, a never-ending to-do list. College, work, family, & unexpected life shifts—your plate is full to the brim. Sometimes, it feels like you're drowning in responsibilities. The weight of it all can be suffocating, leaving you utterly exhausted. You've become a master at putting others' needs first, but who's taking care of you? You keep telling yourself, "It'll be okay," while pushing down the mounting pressure, but deep inside, you're struggling. You wear a brave face but you long for a moment to pause, to be heard, to acknowledge that it's okay to not be okay.
Your life is a constant juggle, a never-ending to-do list. College, work, family, & unexpected life shifts—your plate is full to the brim. Sometimes, it feels like you're drowning in responsibilities. The weight of it all can be suffocating, leaving you utterly exhausted. You've become a master at putting others' needs first, but who's taking care of you? You keep telling yourself, "It'll be okay," while pushing down the mounting pressure, but deep inside, you're struggling. You wear a brave face but you long for a moment to pause, to be heard, to acknowledge that it's okay to not be okay.
(617) 683-1254 View (617) 683-1254
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Scott C Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02110
Therapy works best as a partnership between the client and the therapist. Research shows a good therapeutic relationship is the best predictor of success in therapeutic work. I use this in my approach to make therapy safe, validating, and collaborative. Therapy should be a space not only to work on challenges but a place to celebrate success and joy.
Therapy works best as a partnership between the client and the therapist. Research shows a good therapeutic relationship is the best predictor of success in therapeutic work. I use this in my approach to make therapy safe, validating, and collaborative. Therapy should be a space not only to work on challenges but a place to celebrate success and joy.
(617) 935-0900 View (617) 935-0900
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Frank Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Are your relationships experiencing difficulties such as communication breakdowns or unresolved conflicts? Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or weighed down by depression? Feeling distant or detached from others? Or are you avoiding people, places, and things that remind you of past events? Navigating the waters of mental health and relationships can feel isolating and overwhelming, but you don't have to journey alone. I help couples and adults just like you. I am a mental health counselor with expertise in individual, couples, and family therapy. I'm committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth.
Are your relationships experiencing difficulties such as communication breakdowns or unresolved conflicts? Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or weighed down by depression? Feeling distant or detached from others? Or are you avoiding people, places, and things that remind you of past events? Navigating the waters of mental health and relationships can feel isolating and overwhelming, but you don't have to journey alone. I help couples and adults just like you. I am a mental health counselor with expertise in individual, couples, and family therapy. I'm committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth.
(617) 766-0231 View (617) 766-0231
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Kimika Watkins-Tashima
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Kimika is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of clinical experience partnering with adults, children, families and couples seeking help with a wide variety of issues. She specializes particularly in treating individuals impacted by trauma including but not limited to attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sociocultural issues, addiction, emotion regulation issues, loss, and life transition.
Kimika is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of clinical experience partnering with adults, children, families and couples seeking help with a wide variety of issues. She specializes particularly in treating individuals impacted by trauma including but not limited to attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sociocultural issues, addiction, emotion regulation issues, loss, and life transition.
(508) 406-7522 View (508) 406-7522
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Rebecca Durgin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is an individual facing challenges with the impacts of their symptoms on their daily life, encompassing both professional and personal spheres, as well as interpersonal relationships. This client seeks support in developing coping skills, enhancing self-esteem, and improving relational abilities. Their primary goals involve effective symptom management, cultivating positive relationships, and achieving greater satisfaction with life. Together, we work towards addressing their aspirations, empowering them to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.
My ideal client is an individual facing challenges with the impacts of their symptoms on their daily life, encompassing both professional and personal spheres, as well as interpersonal relationships. This client seeks support in developing coping skills, enhancing self-esteem, and improving relational abilities. Their primary goals involve effective symptom management, cultivating positive relationships, and achieving greater satisfaction with life. Together, we work towards addressing their aspirations, empowering them to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.
(617) 468-3183 View (617) 468-3183
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Claire Elwyn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in change and personal growth. This individual is open to self-reflection and exploration, recognizing the significance of understanding past behaviors and patterns as a means to foster positive transformation. My ideal client values the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and sees me as a supportive guide in navigating the complexities of their emotional landscape. This client is committed to embracing change, recognizing that self-awareness and an understanding of past behaviors are essential components in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling life.
My ideal client is someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in change and personal growth. This individual is open to self-reflection and exploration, recognizing the significance of understanding past behaviors and patterns as a means to foster positive transformation. My ideal client values the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and sees me as a supportive guide in navigating the complexities of their emotional landscape. This client is committed to embracing change, recognizing that self-awareness and an understanding of past behaviors are essential components in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(781) 514-5820 View (781) 514-5820
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Wicked Smart Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
(617) 829-9928 View (617) 829-9928
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Dr. Mara Richman
PhD, MA, Psych
2 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02110
I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and young professionals on their journey towards healing and growth. With expertise in anxiety, trauma, relationships, and depression, I provide a compassionate and empowering space for my clients to explore their emotions, themselves, and their internal workings. I collaborate with clients to identify the underlying causes of their anxiety, challenge thought patterns, and figure out who they are. I provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, find their voice, and towards creating a more fulfilling life. I believe we are a team.
I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and young professionals on their journey towards healing and growth. With expertise in anxiety, trauma, relationships, and depression, I provide a compassionate and empowering space for my clients to explore their emotions, themselves, and their internal workings. I collaborate with clients to identify the underlying causes of their anxiety, challenge thought patterns, and figure out who they are. I provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, find their voice, and towards creating a more fulfilling life. I believe we are a team.
(617) 404-3860 View (617) 404-3860
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Caryl Brayton Toole
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, NCAC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02110
***Accepting New Clients for online Tele-Health.*** Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships or friendships? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you coping with stress with alcohol and prescription medications? Do you feel worried and conflicted about your drinking? Drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and obstacles in daily life.
***Accepting New Clients for online Tele-Health.*** Are you experiencing anxiety or worry that gets in the way of work, relationships or friendships? Are you unable to let go of painful memories or feelings related to a traumatic experience? Are you coping with stress with alcohol and prescription medications? Do you feel worried and conflicted about your drinking? Drug and alcohol concerns are often a result of deeper struggles such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and obstacles in daily life.
(781) 635-4886 View (781) 635-4886
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Alejandra Schraier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I'm a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. During more than twenty five years of clinical experience I have worked with a global clientele with cultural diversity; focusing my practice on the treatment of adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, additions, family, and relationship problems. My training began as a Psychologist in Argentina, and years later I completed a master in Social Work at New York University. Additionally, I have done extensive training in Psychoanalysis, and I'm an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.
I'm a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. During more than twenty five years of clinical experience I have worked with a global clientele with cultural diversity; focusing my practice on the treatment of adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, additions, family, and relationship problems. My training began as a Psychologist in Argentina, and years later I completed a master in Social Work at New York University. Additionally, I have done extensive training in Psychoanalysis, and I'm an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.
(781) 528-0176 View (781) 528-0176
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Barbara Richard-Varon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Online appointments only. I am a licensed mental health counselor with a broad spectrum of experience, from working with toddlers and their parents to individuals living with chronic, severe mental health issues. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. My focus is to help you identify new tools and strategies to overcome the barriers that have prevented you from reaching your goals and living the life you want. We will work together to identify and mobilize your strengths in order to improve your experience of life.
Online appointments only. I am a licensed mental health counselor with a broad spectrum of experience, from working with toddlers and their parents to individuals living with chronic, severe mental health issues. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. My focus is to help you identify new tools and strategies to overcome the barriers that have prevented you from reaching your goals and living the life you want. We will work together to identify and mobilize your strengths in order to improve your experience of life.
(857) 371-3446 View (857) 371-3446
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Deanna Boden-Yu
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Central, Boston, MA 02114
Clients struggling with anxiety, depression, BPD, trauma, relationship issues are areas I have much experience addressing.
Clients struggling with anxiety, depression, BPD, trauma, relationship issues are areas I have much experience addressing.
(339) 237-3986 View (339) 237-3986
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Stephanie Pelland
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCMHSP, LCMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Central, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist and then going to therapy, takes courage. My desire is to provide you with a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment to help you (or you and your partner) navigate life in a creative way. I will help you find various ways to manage your anxiety, articulate your thoughts and feelings, heal from trauma, grief/loss, bring understanding of self and relationship dynamics. I know how easy it can be to feel disconnected, I want to help you reconnect to yourself and those around you. I look forward to meeting with you!
Finding a therapist and then going to therapy, takes courage. My desire is to provide you with a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment to help you (or you and your partner) navigate life in a creative way. I will help you find various ways to manage your anxiety, articulate your thoughts and feelings, heal from trauma, grief/loss, bring understanding of self and relationship dynamics. I know how easy it can be to feel disconnected, I want to help you reconnect to yourself and those around you. I look forward to meeting with you!
(423) 900-8051 View (423) 900-8051

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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists

Does insurance cover therapy, prescriptions and other behavioral health services?

In general, yes. Laws in the U.S. require insurers to cover essential behavioral health care at the same level as other health care services. Most health plans require a medical diagnosis and treatments that are evidence based and medically essential. This means that life coaching and alternative therapies are not covered, nor is therapy without a diagnosis. Call the number on the back or your insurance card or visit your insurance company's website to review your Summary of Benefits. If you have insurance through your employer, your Human Resources department may also be able to answer questions.

How much does therapy cost with insurance?

The cost of therapy depends on your region, how much training and experience your therapist has, and the type of treatment. The rate for talk therapy generally falls between $100 and $250. For a client seeing an in-network provider, the cost of therapy is often similar to the cost of other health care services. Clients pay co-pays and may need to satisfy a plan’s deductible before benefits kick in.

What is the difference between In-Network and Out-of-Network insurance coverage?

An in-network provider has contracted with an insurer to get paid directly for services, and to accept the insurer’s rate of compensation. Clients are responsible for deductibles and copays. If a therapist is out of network, that means that the client pays the therapist directly for services at the therapist’s regular fee. Out-of-Network providers often give clients a receipt so that they can file for partial reimbursement with their insurance company.

Is it difficult to find an In-Network therapist?

It is not unusual for therapists to limit the number of insurance patients in their practice, so it’s important to check in-network availability when you schedule your first appointment. In regions and times where therapy is in high demand it may take longer to get scheduled with an in-network therapist.

What is the difference between HMO and PPO insurance plans?

HMO health plans only cover in-network services, there is no reimbursement for out-of-network providers. PPO plans often cover both in- and out-of-network services, though the client may pay more for out-of-network services.

What is a Superbill?

A superbill is a receipt for therapy services. It provides all the information required by insurance companies to reimburse you for out-of-network services, including the diagnostic codes for your care, the amount paid, and the dates and duration of care.

Does insurance cover Online therapy?

Many therapists who shifted their practice to online therapy during the pandemic have kept that arrangement. And most insurers continue to cover telehealth services, with a few exceptions. Preventive care (such as an annual depression screening) is often required to be in-person to be covered, and some states require prescribers of controlled substances to see those patients in person.

Does insurance cover Group therapy?

Many insurance plans provide coverage for group therapy provided there is a medical diagnosis for group members, but there are some noteworthy exceptions. For example, Medicare does not always cover group therapy. Group therapy tends to cost less than individual therapy.

Does insurance cover Couples therapy?

Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of couples therapy because there is no medical diagnosis or medically necessary treatment. However, a few plans will offer a limited benefit, so it is still worth checking with your insurance company. Sometimes therapy is covered for a couple when one person has a diagnosis and another family member joins them for joint therapy, but it is considered therapy for the medical condition that includes a family member as a listener or helper, not couples counseling. Without insurance, most clients pay between $100-300 per 60-90 min session for couples therapy. Often clients can find classes or workshops that make it more affordable to work on their relationship. And some employers offer benefit plans that help defray the cost of couples therapy.

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