Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Photo of Heather Wright, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
I'm passionate about reducing stigma around mental health and creating a supportive space for all clients. I strongly believe in meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them to create an environment that is most conducive to meeting their therapeutic goals. Additionally, I value the importance of trust in the therapeutic relationship, and I strive to understand my clients’ identities and experiences while exploring their strengths. My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety, general stress, interpersonal relationship and family challenges, as well as work or school challenges.
I'm passionate about reducing stigma around mental health and creating a supportive space for all clients. I strongly believe in meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them to create an environment that is most conducive to meeting their therapeutic goals. Additionally, I value the importance of trust in the therapeutic relationship, and I strive to understand my clients’ identities and experiences while exploring their strengths. My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety, general stress, interpersonal relationship and family challenges, as well as work or school challenges.
(617) 658-4798 View (617) 658-4798
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Haley Mazzarella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Sometimes we need help resolving painful and difficult experiences, strengthening our emotional muscles, and finding new paths in our lives. I am dedicated to helping people live their lives in a way that best reflects and supports who they are and who they want to be. I consider it a special trust to listen—as an unbiased third party—and help others process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences so that they can move forward. I use my training in clinical psychology to carefully consider the complexities of life’s challenges and help people see themselves and their choices in new ways.
Sometimes we need help resolving painful and difficult experiences, strengthening our emotional muscles, and finding new paths in our lives. I am dedicated to helping people live their lives in a way that best reflects and supports who they are and who they want to be. I consider it a special trust to listen—as an unbiased third party—and help others process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences so that they can move forward. I use my training in clinical psychology to carefully consider the complexities of life’s challenges and help people see themselves and their choices in new ways.
(617) 440-4875 View (617) 440-4875
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Heather Gardener
MA
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Please note: I can't take insurance but I have a sliding scale - we will figure something out! - - Everyone has their own strengths and needs, children and adults alike. Sometimes the needs are overwhelming and the strengths are hard to find. Those are times when it helps to have someone who will listen, understand, support, validate, encourage, and help. I believe it's important to honor all emotions as valid and all needs as real. I also believe those needs don't have to define who you are, and that recognizing and accepting something as real - a loss, a child's behaviors - opens the way to start making positive changes.
Please note: I can't take insurance but I have a sliding scale - we will figure something out! - - Everyone has their own strengths and needs, children and adults alike. Sometimes the needs are overwhelming and the strengths are hard to find. Those are times when it helps to have someone who will listen, understand, support, validate, encourage, and help. I believe it's important to honor all emotions as valid and all needs as real. I also believe those needs don't have to define who you are, and that recognizing and accepting something as real - a loss, a child's behaviors - opens the way to start making positive changes.
(508) 252-0310 View (508) 252-0310
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
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.
(857) 370-4531 View (857) 370-4531
Photo of Emily Baer, LSCW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Experiencing Anxiety & symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be an isolating and confusing struggle. This disorder commonly gets in the way of individual's lives, affecting their personal relationships, familial relations, social life and even professional life. OCD is a complex disorder that can manifest in several different ways.
Experiencing Anxiety & symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be an isolating and confusing struggle. This disorder commonly gets in the way of individual's lives, affecting their personal relationships, familial relations, social life and even professional life. OCD is a complex disorder that can manifest in several different ways.
(617) 977-5130 View (617) 977-5130
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Tanya Ozbey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
Welcome. I'm glad you made the decision to seek out help and begin the process of feeling better. For many, this first step is difficult. It's important to find a therapist who is a good match in terms of style and therapeutic approach. My style of therapy is a collaborative process in which we work together to identify what you want your life to be like and how best to make that happen. I work to provide a nonjudgmental space in which clients are better able to discuss difficult topics, keeping an open mind throughout the therapy process.
Welcome. I'm glad you made the decision to seek out help and begin the process of feeling better. For many, this first step is difficult. It's important to find a therapist who is a good match in terms of style and therapeutic approach. My style of therapy is a collaborative process in which we work together to identify what you want your life to be like and how best to make that happen. I work to provide a nonjudgmental space in which clients are better able to discuss difficult topics, keeping an open mind throughout the therapy process.
(617) 622-5811 View (617) 622-5811
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Debra S Filiurin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
Debra Filiurin has been working with individuals, couples and groups for 35 years. You will engage in a humanistic approach, with respectful dialogue to help you achieve your individual goals.
Debra Filiurin has been working with individuals, couples and groups for 35 years. You will engage in a humanistic approach, with respectful dialogue to help you achieve your individual goals.
(617) 446-3015 View (617) 446-3015
Photo of Jeffrey Steinbrink, MA, PsyD, Psychologist
Jeffrey Steinbrink
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Feeling nervous or stressed is natural. When these feelings overwhelm us, we need someone to listen, to validate our concerns, and to help us get to the root of our problems with tools that will inspire hope, and help us regain control of our lives. I use Mindfulness Practices to help people sit with, and tolerate what comes up. I use Self-Compassion Practices to help soothe what ails you, and I often use CBT to organize our plan going forward. This gives you tools that you can use immediately, and strikes a fine balance between listening and responding.
Feeling nervous or stressed is natural. When these feelings overwhelm us, we need someone to listen, to validate our concerns, and to help us get to the root of our problems with tools that will inspire hope, and help us regain control of our lives. I use Mindfulness Practices to help people sit with, and tolerate what comes up. I use Self-Compassion Practices to help soothe what ails you, and I often use CBT to organize our plan going forward. This gives you tools that you can use immediately, and strikes a fine balance between listening and responding.
(617) 326-3782 View (617) 326-3782
Photo of Jessica Newman, LMHC, Counselor
Jessica Newman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02140
Not accepting new clients
I believe every person has inner wisdom and the capacity for fulfillment in life. However, challenging events in the far or recent past can make this wisdom hard to access, or, at times, even imagine. Instead, you may experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or feelings of chronic stress. Using a collaborative, integrative approach I help you connect with your strengths, develop practical coping skills, and gain deep self-understanding and acceptance. In this way you can free yourself from self-limiting patterns and become more of who you want to be in your life.
I believe every person has inner wisdom and the capacity for fulfillment in life. However, challenging events in the far or recent past can make this wisdom hard to access, or, at times, even imagine. Instead, you may experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or feelings of chronic stress. Using a collaborative, integrative approach I help you connect with your strengths, develop practical coping skills, and gain deep self-understanding and acceptance. In this way you can free yourself from self-limiting patterns and become more of who you want to be in your life.
(617) 229-6854 View (617) 229-6854
Photo of Hannah Biskind, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hannah Biskind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02141  (Online Only)
I am a Spanish-English bilingual psychotherapist specializing in working with folks around themes of biculturalism, migration, identity, family challenges, sense of belonging, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with people recovering from violence and trauma. I work from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist psychodynamic lens informed by principles of liberation psychology and my training in narrative therapy. I am trained in relational and interpersonal psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I am a Spanish-English bilingual psychotherapist specializing in working with folks around themes of biculturalism, migration, identity, family challenges, sense of belonging, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with people recovering from violence and trauma. I work from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist psychodynamic lens informed by principles of liberation psychology and my training in narrative therapy. I am trained in relational and interpersonal psychodynamic psychotherapy.
(617) 915-2445 View (617) 915-2445
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Anna Silva
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I do my best work with LGBTQ folks who are in the midst of a big change or transition in their life, and who are looking for a safe and supportive place to both explore, and be challenged to initiate change. My expertise is in helping individuals and families navigate the range of life experiences including: the coming out process, the transition to college, young adult identity exploration, difficulties in long-term relationships, and parenting. I understand the unique complexities you may face at each of these phases and I have spent my career learning to effectively guide you through these important and challenging times.
I do my best work with LGBTQ folks who are in the midst of a big change or transition in their life, and who are looking for a safe and supportive place to both explore, and be challenged to initiate change. My expertise is in helping individuals and families navigate the range of life experiences including: the coming out process, the transition to college, young adult identity exploration, difficulties in long-term relationships, and parenting. I understand the unique complexities you may face at each of these phases and I have spent my career learning to effectively guide you through these important and challenging times.
(857) 320-3665 View (857) 320-3665
Photo of Purnima Sahgal, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Our unique life experiences influence how we relate to ourselves, and others. This is the lived lens through which we approach problems. We all have latent capabilities and skills to overcome challenges, but may find it hard to access them. It can be very helpful to speak with an objective person to gain insight and a better understanding of oneself. I work from an empowerment model, with a compassionate approach. I endeavor to build a therapeutic relationship founded on equality, trust and safety to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
Our unique life experiences influence how we relate to ourselves, and others. This is the lived lens through which we approach problems. We all have latent capabilities and skills to overcome challenges, but may find it hard to access them. It can be very helpful to speak with an objective person to gain insight and a better understanding of oneself. I work from an empowerment model, with a compassionate approach. I endeavor to build a therapeutic relationship founded on equality, trust and safety to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
(857) 344-1475 View (857) 344-1475
Photo of Danielle Bergeron, LICSW, RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Danielle Bergeron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02142  (Online Only)
I believe deeply in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I strive to deeply understand your perspective, emotions, and challenges, fostering a genuine connection that allows for meaningful exploration and growth. In this space, you are heard, valued, and supported as we work towards achieving your therapeutic goals.
I believe deeply in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I strive to deeply understand your perspective, emotions, and challenges, fostering a genuine connection that allows for meaningful exploration and growth. In this space, you are heard, valued, and supported as we work towards achieving your therapeutic goals.
(617) 272-7225 View (617) 272-7225
Photo of Lucila Halperin, PsyD, Psychologist
Lucila Halperin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I provide a warm and empathic environment that focuses on individual strengths to help my clients cope with life challenges and foster a sense of meaning in life. I help clients cope with issues related to: immigration and acculturation stress; relationship problems; depression; anxiety; trauma; academic and job-related struggles; and grief and loss. I consider it a privilege to hear a client's personal story and collaboratively work towards a greater understanding of oneself to reduce distress, set achievable goals and make long lasting changes.
I provide a warm and empathic environment that focuses on individual strengths to help my clients cope with life challenges and foster a sense of meaning in life. I help clients cope with issues related to: immigration and acculturation stress; relationship problems; depression; anxiety; trauma; academic and job-related struggles; and grief and loss. I consider it a privilege to hear a client's personal story and collaboratively work towards a greater understanding of oneself to reduce distress, set achievable goals and make long lasting changes.
(857) 271-4145 View (857) 271-4145
Photo of Stephanie Tabashneck, PsyD, JD, Psychologist
Stephanie Tabashneck
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist and attorney specialized in coparenting, separation, and divorce. In my psychotherapy practice, I work with clients using solution-focused therapy and coaching to help navigate divorce, coparenting, and substance use issues. In my forensic evaluation practice, I conduct psychological assessment and substance use evaluations. I often provide consultation to attorneys on family court matters and juvenile court matters. I am a Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience at the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior at Harvard Medical School and the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School.
I am a psychologist and attorney specialized in coparenting, separation, and divorce. In my psychotherapy practice, I work with clients using solution-focused therapy and coaching to help navigate divorce, coparenting, and substance use issues. In my forensic evaluation practice, I conduct psychological assessment and substance use evaluations. I often provide consultation to attorneys on family court matters and juvenile court matters. I am a Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience at the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior at Harvard Medical School and the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School.
(617) 431-1586 View (617) 431-1586
Photo of Meaghan Clifford, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Meaghan Clifford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience providing individual and group therapy. I work with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, decision-making, and/or making behavioral changes. In particular, I enjoy working with young adults in their 20s and 30s around common issues that come up including life transitions and forming meaningful and authentic relationships.
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience providing individual and group therapy. I work with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, decision-making, and/or making behavioral changes. In particular, I enjoy working with young adults in their 20s and 30s around common issues that come up including life transitions and forming meaningful and authentic relationships.
(508) 794-3128 View (508) 794-3128
Photo of Kiersten Anderson, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kiersten Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02142  (Online Only)
Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I offer individual therapy to adults (ages 20+), specializing in adjustment to medical illness and grief/loss, with additional interests in stress management, navigating life transitions, and working through relationship issues. With a career centered around the intersection of mental health and medical care, I am well-versed in the unique challenges that arise for individuals facing loss or illness. Currently, I am accepting clients seeking support for coping with illness (whether their own or a loved one's) or acute/prolonged grief.
Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I offer individual therapy to adults (ages 20+), specializing in adjustment to medical illness and grief/loss, with additional interests in stress management, navigating life transitions, and working through relationship issues. With a career centered around the intersection of mental health and medical care, I am well-versed in the unique challenges that arise for individuals facing loss or illness. Currently, I am accepting clients seeking support for coping with illness (whether their own or a loved one's) or acute/prolonged grief.
(857) 524-2964 View (857) 524-2964
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Jennifer Quell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Therapy is often sought out in times of despair, grief, desolation and heartache. I have a client-centered approach that allows my clients to not feel alone and to help in moving past these terribly isolating feelings. I find it is very important to be present and ‘in the moment’ with my clients so that they don’t need to face life’s hardest challenges without someone by their side. I encourage my clients to be very transparent, and tell me exactly what they need from me, and I will do what it takes to get what they need or will find the person who can.
Therapy is often sought out in times of despair, grief, desolation and heartache. I have a client-centered approach that allows my clients to not feel alone and to help in moving past these terribly isolating feelings. I find it is very important to be present and ‘in the moment’ with my clients so that they don’t need to face life’s hardest challenges without someone by their side. I encourage my clients to be very transparent, and tell me exactly what they need from me, and I will do what it takes to get what they need or will find the person who can.
(617) 915-2435 View (617) 915-2435
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Iara Cury
LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
As a Latina immigrant and queer woman of color, I use a social justice-focused, anti-oppression approach to promote an affirming environment where clients can reconnect with their strengths and lineages. I work with clients on healing life experiences in the context of intergenerational trauma and systems of oppression. I specialize in working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ clients, immigrants and children of immigrants, people with mixed racial or cultural backgrounds, and clients of all identities interested in working to end oppression.
As a Latina immigrant and queer woman of color, I use a social justice-focused, anti-oppression approach to promote an affirming environment where clients can reconnect with their strengths and lineages. I work with clients on healing life experiences in the context of intergenerational trauma and systems of oppression. I specialize in working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ clients, immigrants and children of immigrants, people with mixed racial or cultural backgrounds, and clients of all identities interested in working to end oppression.
(413) 238-1142 View (413) 238-1142
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Cylie Wieck
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Cylie Wieck is a Masters Level Mental Health Therapist. Cylie believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change, and enjoys bringing empathy, empowerment and authenticity to the space. She emphasizes the importance of understanding her clients for who they are - their values, their goals, their struggles and their strengths. Cylie understands beginning your journey to prioritize mental health can be intimidating, and strives to create an inclusive environment where clients feel heard and safe to explore through challenges, wins, and understanding ourselves more deeply.
Cylie Wieck is a Masters Level Mental Health Therapist. Cylie believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change, and enjoys bringing empathy, empowerment and authenticity to the space. She emphasizes the importance of understanding her clients for who they are - their values, their goals, their struggles and their strengths. Cylie understands beginning your journey to prioritize mental health can be intimidating, and strives to create an inclusive environment where clients feel heard and safe to explore through challenges, wins, and understanding ourselves more deeply.
(617) 676-2349 View (617) 676-2349
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Number of Therapists in Cambridge, MA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Cambridge, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cambridge, MA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cambridge?

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.