Therapists in West End, Boston, MA

Photo of Nircia Del Rosario, LICSW, LADC I, CADC II, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nircia Del Rosario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC I, CADC II
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
It is not easy to start therapy treatment. An ideal client is a person that, even through all the fears, doubts and questions, takes the first step to start treatment and gives a chance to explore a new technique to find better balance in their life. There could be setbacks in the process but the most important thing is to stay constant. The client is willing to work in their goals and implement skills learned in every session. Also, to ask questions needed, even if they feel afraid, in order to be able to communicate with their therapist in a honest way.
It is not easy to start therapy treatment. An ideal client is a person that, even through all the fears, doubts and questions, takes the first step to start treatment and gives a chance to explore a new technique to find better balance in their life. There could be setbacks in the process but the most important thing is to stay constant. The client is willing to work in their goals and implement skills learned in every session. Also, to ask questions needed, even if they feel afraid, in order to be able to communicate with their therapist in a honest way.
(617) 934-6712 View (617) 934-6712
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client would be new to therapy, though motivated to change. I am aware of the challenges that come with seeking therapy and want to be a support to those who are hesitant with the process. Ideally, I would like a client who is self-aware, receptive to feedback, and willing to hold themselves accountable.
My ideal client would be new to therapy, though motivated to change. I am aware of the challenges that come with seeking therapy and want to be a support to those who are hesitant with the process. Ideally, I would like a client who is self-aware, receptive to feedback, and willing to hold themselves accountable.
(617) 819-0575 View (617) 819-0575
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Ciara Mendes
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
My goal is to offer a healing place for adult clients to gain the confidence and tools that they need to feel empowered, transform suffering, reduce problematic symptoms and develop self-awareness and mindfulness.
My goal is to offer a healing place for adult clients to gain the confidence and tools that they need to feel empowered, transform suffering, reduce problematic symptoms and develop self-awareness and mindfulness.
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Emilia Taliento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, eating disorders, dual diagnosis, or life changes? I can assist you with developing coping skills, practicing mindfulness, and utilizing tools to manage your mental health effectively. I aim to work with clients willing to help themselves and open to the therapeutic process. This mindset will allow us to build a positive therapeutic relationship that can bring about positive changes in their lives.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, eating disorders, dual diagnosis, or life changes? I can assist you with developing coping skills, practicing mindfulness, and utilizing tools to manage your mental health effectively. I aim to work with clients willing to help themselves and open to the therapeutic process. This mindset will allow us to build a positive therapeutic relationship that can bring about positive changes in their lives.
(617) 615-6930 View (617) 615-6930
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Catherine Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client would be someone who is ready and willing to participate in treatment. I am comfortable with an array of different diagnoses and struggles. Their needs would include working towards tangible goals that we are able to breakdown in the treatment setting. They may want to work on self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD symptoms etc. They would want to minimize their symptoms and improve everyday functioning. The goal would ultimately be to no longer need treatment as they have reached their goals.
My ideal client would be someone who is ready and willing to participate in treatment. I am comfortable with an array of different diagnoses and struggles. Their needs would include working towards tangible goals that we are able to breakdown in the treatment setting. They may want to work on self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD symptoms etc. They would want to minimize their symptoms and improve everyday functioning. The goal would ultimately be to no longer need treatment as they have reached their goals.
(617) 812-8770 View (617) 812-8770
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Douglas M Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
Not accepting new clients
My practice focuses on treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and sexual dysfunction. My approach combines practical guidance, education, and problem solving, along with facilitating insight into the roots of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns.
My practice focuses on treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and sexual dysfunction. My approach combines practical guidance, education, and problem solving, along with facilitating insight into the roots of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns.
(857) 363-2594 View (857) 363-2594
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Latrese Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
It can be challenging and scary to seek counseling and to take the first steps toward desired change. Being aware of that, Latrese is grateful and eager about the opportunity to meet people where they are and to help them get to where they want to be.
It can be challenging and scary to seek counseling and to take the first steps toward desired change. Being aware of that, Latrese is grateful and eager about the opportunity to meet people where they are and to help them get to where they want to be.
(617) 546-4544 View (617) 546-4544
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Kelly Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West End, 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
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(617) 606-5363 View (617) 606-5363
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Janelle Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
I'm not sure I believe in an Ideal client; I think all clients are Ideal, no matter their life circumstances. Life is like a rollercoaster, and when you're going down, you may need someone to be there and help talk you through it. However, If I had to choose, it would be a client having difficulty with self-esteem, self-worth, and depressive symptoms and needing additional assistance building coping skills but expressing readiness to change.
I'm not sure I believe in an Ideal client; I think all clients are Ideal, no matter their life circumstances. Life is like a rollercoaster, and when you're going down, you may need someone to be there and help talk you through it. However, If I had to choose, it would be a client having difficulty with self-esteem, self-worth, and depressive symptoms and needing additional assistance building coping skills but expressing readiness to change.
(781) 650-3608 View (781) 650-3608
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Erica DuFresne
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client has either experienced a past trauma and/or is dealing with anxiety or depression. This client can be someone diagnosed with ASD, as I enjoy working with neurodiverse populations. This client should want guidance and support to develop emotional regulation skills, build positive relationships with others, or process their emotional experiences. I can help support those going through various life transitions, as well as help people develop self-awareness and understanding.
My ideal client has either experienced a past trauma and/or is dealing with anxiety or depression. This client can be someone diagnosed with ASD, as I enjoy working with neurodiverse populations. This client should want guidance and support to develop emotional regulation skills, build positive relationships with others, or process their emotional experiences. I can help support those going through various life transitions, as well as help people develop self-awareness and understanding.
(617) 544-2322 View (617) 544-2322
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Claire Elwyn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West End, 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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Kaitlin Nunamann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
West End, 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
Photo of Emily Newburn, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Newburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Please email for inquires. Are you ready for change? I believe in people's resiliency and capacity for growth. Often when we are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, it is difficult to recognize our strengths. I can assist you in your journey towards positive change in your life
Please email for inquires. Are you ready for change? I believe in people's resiliency and capacity for growth. Often when we are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, it is difficult to recognize our strengths. I can assist you in your journey towards positive change in your life
(617) 390-7769 View (617) 390-7769
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Dr. Toby Lynch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I believe that good therapy brings people closer to the things that matter in their lives. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, burned out, or struggling with anxiety or depression can be both a signal of how much distance exists between you and what matters as well as a barrier to change.
I believe that good therapy brings people closer to the things that matter in their lives. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, burned out, or struggling with anxiety or depression can be both a signal of how much distance exists between you and what matters as well as a barrier to change.
(617) 362-4224 View (617) 362-4224
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Bridget Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
In the ideal scenario, my client seeks therapy to address a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and everyday life stressors. They desire a safe and supportive space to freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Their goals include developing healthier thought patterns, improving emotional regulation, and fostering greater self-awareness. Ultimately, they aspire to cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and authenticity, driven by a desire for personal growth and meaningful connections with others.
In the ideal scenario, my client seeks therapy to address a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and everyday life stressors. They desire a safe and supportive space to freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Their goals include developing healthier thought patterns, improving emotional regulation, and fostering greater self-awareness. Ultimately, they aspire to cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and authenticity, driven by a desire for personal growth and meaningful connections with others.
(781) 604-1433 View (781) 604-1433
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Holly Howren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
My commitment to a person-centered approach leads me to seek clients who seek a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect, collaboration, and tailored interventions. For individuals who have experienced trauma, whether through interpersonal violence or other traumatic events, my trauma-informed approach can create a safe and supportive space for clients to process and heal from their experiences.
My commitment to a person-centered approach leads me to seek clients who seek a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect, collaboration, and tailored interventions. For individuals who have experienced trauma, whether through interpersonal violence or other traumatic events, my trauma-informed approach can create a safe and supportive space for clients to process and heal from their experiences.
(617) 405-8930 View (617) 405-8930
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Caroline Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
I enjoy working with others struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, confidence, spirituality, relationship issues, and self-worth. I often find myself working with those who are learning how to honor their intuition and develop their true and higher selves. I also enjoy working with clients who are open to alternative therapies. I am a heart-centered and strengths-based therapist who meets clients where they are in life and strives to provide a nurturing environment to allow my clients to grow into the best versions of themselves.
I enjoy working with others struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, confidence, spirituality, relationship issues, and self-worth. I often find myself working with those who are learning how to honor their intuition and develop their true and higher selves. I also enjoy working with clients who are open to alternative therapies. I am a heart-centered and strengths-based therapist who meets clients where they are in life and strives to provide a nurturing environment to allow my clients to grow into the best versions of themselves.
(617) 362-4008 View (617) 362-4008
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Amelia Hasbun
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West End, Boston, MA 02114
I enjoy working with couples, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of color, children, families, those of various cultural backgrounds, those with anxiety and depression, and those navigating life stressors or geographic moves. I like working with clients who are ready to work authentically on stated goals.
I enjoy working with couples, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of color, children, families, those of various cultural backgrounds, those with anxiety and depression, and those navigating life stressors or geographic moves. I like working with clients who are ready to work authentically on stated goals.
(781) 745-3882 View (781) 745-3882
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Hilary Weingarden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Welcome! If anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsions, or struggles with body image are draining your time and energy, I am hopeful that I can help. I'm a licensed psychologist with specialized training and >10 years of experience assessing and treating anxiety (panic disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders (hair pulling/trichotillomania, skin picking, emetophobia, body dysmorphic disorder, health anxiety) in adults. I use evidence-based approaches – that is, assessment and treatment methods shown through research to be effective for my areas of specialization.
Welcome! If anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsions, or struggles with body image are draining your time and energy, I am hopeful that I can help. I'm a licensed psychologist with specialized training and >10 years of experience assessing and treating anxiety (panic disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders (hair pulling/trichotillomania, skin picking, emetophobia, body dysmorphic disorder, health anxiety) in adults. I use evidence-based approaches – that is, assessment and treatment methods shown through research to be effective for my areas of specialization.
(781) 417-3270 View (781) 417-3270

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Number of Therapists in West End, Boston, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in West End, Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
68% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
88% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West End, Boston, MA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West End, 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.

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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.