Therapists in Gardner, MA

Photo of Terri Connors-MacMillan, Counselor in Gardner, MA
Terri Connors-MacMillan
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
In an average day there are often many things to think about. It is not always easy to consistently remain in touch with what nurtures your mind, body and spirit. Therapy can be a compass point that offers sustained self-support for how you move through life. In sessions, we explore ways to understand how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, and build the ability to hold life with more acceptance. Therapy can nurture the story that helps us find a way back toward ourselves, to define something we unaware of, or find a metaphor that can guide us from where we feel stuck toward the next steps.
In an average day there are often many things to think about. It is not always easy to consistently remain in touch with what nurtures your mind, body and spirit. Therapy can be a compass point that offers sustained self-support for how you move through life. In sessions, we explore ways to understand how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, and build the ability to hold life with more acceptance. Therapy can nurture the story that helps us find a way back toward ourselves, to define something we unaware of, or find a metaphor that can guide us from where we feel stuck toward the next steps.
(978) 480-6488 View (978) 480-6488
Photo of Suerae Stein, Counselor in Gardner, MA
Suerae Stein
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed MH Counselor currently offering tele-health sessions until COVID-19 ends. If you are facing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, difficult life changes, self-esteem issues, grief, and/or substance abuse, I work collaboratively with you towards improving your mental wellbeing and your life. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space, and can help you gain insight into problems, fears, and behaviors which may be creating or compounding your difficulties. I will support you in processing your challenges, while exploring problem solving strategies that lead to empowerment and healthy change.
I am a Licensed MH Counselor currently offering tele-health sessions until COVID-19 ends. If you are facing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, difficult life changes, self-esteem issues, grief, and/or substance abuse, I work collaboratively with you towards improving your mental wellbeing and your life. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space, and can help you gain insight into problems, fears, and behaviors which may be creating or compounding your difficulties. I will support you in processing your challenges, while exploring problem solving strategies that lead to empowerment and healthy change.
(603) 932-5187 View (603) 932-5187
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Brittany Searer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Some clients come to me when they are at a point in their lives where they are ready for change and aren’t sure how to make that change happen. Others are tired of sitting in the passenger’s seat while their emotions drive and control their lives. I see all of these scenarios as an opportunity to help untangle and reorganize the mess that life ultimately turns into sometimes and to help provide a sense of relief and comfort to those struggling to figure out how to do so on their own.
Some clients come to me when they are at a point in their lives where they are ready for change and aren’t sure how to make that change happen. Others are tired of sitting in the passenger’s seat while their emotions drive and control their lives. I see all of these scenarios as an opportunity to help untangle and reorganize the mess that life ultimately turns into sometimes and to help provide a sense of relief and comfort to those struggling to figure out how to do so on their own.
(978) 630-7009 View (978) 630-7009
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Full-Circle Coaching
MA, BCBA, LABA
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
Are you a young adult or adult that has been diagnosed with autism or autism related disorder? Do you have unmanaged ADHD which is impacting your personal and professional life? Do you just feel like something is just off? Do you feel misunderstood by others? I can help. I offer both individual and group therapy sessions. We will address issues such as dating, sexual health, parenting, relationship, emotional regulation, disorganization, impulsivity, inattentiveness, and feelings of not being enough or too much. You’ll be given tools to use between sessions which will help bridge the gap between intention and action.
Are you a young adult or adult that has been diagnosed with autism or autism related disorder? Do you have unmanaged ADHD which is impacting your personal and professional life? Do you just feel like something is just off? Do you feel misunderstood by others? I can help. I offer both individual and group therapy sessions. We will address issues such as dating, sexual health, parenting, relationship, emotional regulation, disorganization, impulsivity, inattentiveness, and feelings of not being enough or too much. You’ll be given tools to use between sessions which will help bridge the gap between intention and action.
(978) 487-5599 View (978) 487-5599
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Megan Shannon
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440  (Online Only)
Telehealth Therapy Only! Welcome! My name is Megan. I earned my bachelor's degree in 2010 from the University of Vermont and my master's degree in 2013 from Vermont State University - Johnson Campus. I am licensed in VT and MA. I utilize a variety of techniques in therapy, trying to find what will work best for you.  Person-centered, Person-focused. These techniques are likely to include dialogue, cognitive reframing, awareness exercises, visualization, journal keeping, drawing, and reading books. Ultimately, I am here to help you work through what is happening and achieve your identified goals.
Telehealth Therapy Only! Welcome! My name is Megan. I earned my bachelor's degree in 2010 from the University of Vermont and my master's degree in 2013 from Vermont State University - Johnson Campus. I am licensed in VT and MA. I utilize a variety of techniques in therapy, trying to find what will work best for you.  Person-centered, Person-focused. These techniques are likely to include dialogue, cognitive reframing, awareness exercises, visualization, journal keeping, drawing, and reading books. Ultimately, I am here to help you work through what is happening and achieve your identified goals.
(978) 300-8430 View (978) 300-8430
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Boden Azora-Minda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 18 years of experience. I have a background in cognitive behavior therapy and meditation. I have an interactive style and committed to help people find self compassion. I am committed to serving trans, nonbinary and questioning folks . I am a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and am culturally informed in this community. I work with teens and adults on an individual basis.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 18 years of experience. I have a background in cognitive behavior therapy and meditation. I have an interactive style and committed to help people find self compassion. I am committed to serving trans, nonbinary and questioning folks . I am a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and am culturally informed in this community. I work with teens and adults on an individual basis.
(978) 310-0702 View (978) 310-0702
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Sparks Counseling Services Stacey Sparks
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
Current Availability : Telehealth Slots: Mon: Weekly 10am, Biweekly 2pm, Biweekly 3pm. Wed: Weekly 9:30am. In person or tele : Mon weekly 9am, Mon weekly 6pm. Wed biweekly 2pm. You can email us , or you can complete our contact form at www.sparkscounseling.com to be placed on our waiting list. Unfortunately we do not have availability for children or couples at this time. We are also unable to accept Straight Masshealth/Medicaid. See below for Masshealth plans we can accept. Please check spam folder as we will respond
Current Availability : Telehealth Slots: Mon: Weekly 10am, Biweekly 2pm, Biweekly 3pm. Wed: Weekly 9:30am. In person or tele : Mon weekly 9am, Mon weekly 6pm. Wed biweekly 2pm. You can email us , or you can complete our contact form at www.sparkscounseling.com to be placed on our waiting list. Unfortunately we do not have availability for children or couples at this time. We are also unable to accept Straight Masshealth/Medicaid. See below for Masshealth plans we can accept. Please check spam folder as we will respond
(508) 232-7368 View (508) 232-7368
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Adesholla Gionet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gardner, MA 01440
I have significant experience in the fields of Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Clinical Social Work. I have expertise in working with clients whom have mild to severe clinical psychological needs. Focus areas of my work include, but are not limited to, independent treatment of mood dysregulation, co-occurring and dual diagnosis disorders, personality and addictive disorders, legally mandated clients, anger, grief and loss, as well as family and couples work. I take great pride in practicing as a professional, but also as a "real person" with real life experiences both personally and professionally.
I have significant experience in the fields of Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Clinical Social Work. I have expertise in working with clients whom have mild to severe clinical psychological needs. Focus areas of my work include, but are not limited to, independent treatment of mood dysregulation, co-occurring and dual diagnosis disorders, personality and addictive disorders, legally mandated clients, anger, grief and loss, as well as family and couples work. I take great pride in practicing as a professional, but also as a "real person" with real life experiences both personally and professionally.
(978) 575-5042 View (978) 575-5042
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Diane Spindler
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
I specialize in helping clients let go of the negative emotions that keep people anchored in the past or afraid of the future. These emotions are usually part of either an acute (one time) or chronic (on-going) traumas that a client has experienced in his or her life. Once the emotions are dissolved, the trauma no longer has power over a client and the client has more energy to enjoy life, both present and future.
I specialize in helping clients let go of the negative emotions that keep people anchored in the past or afraid of the future. These emotions are usually part of either an acute (one time) or chronic (on-going) traumas that a client has experienced in his or her life. Once the emotions are dissolved, the trauma no longer has power over a client and the client has more energy to enjoy life, both present and future.
(508) 928-5093 View (508) 928-5093
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Josephine Amato
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gardner, MA 01440
We are taking new clients with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Commonwealth care Alliance, Unicare insurance and private pay. The Center for Counseling and wellness, LLC is a growing group practice with a team of mental health clinicians that specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Our therapists strive to help empower clients to work with their own positive qualities, identify their strengths and make necessary changes. Our life experiences and stressors can make this feel extremely difficult. Seeking out help at these times can be helpful and is a very courageous step.
We are taking new clients with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Commonwealth care Alliance, Unicare insurance and private pay. The Center for Counseling and wellness, LLC is a growing group practice with a team of mental health clinicians that specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Our therapists strive to help empower clients to work with their own positive qualities, identify their strengths and make necessary changes. Our life experiences and stressors can make this feel extremely difficult. Seeking out help at these times can be helpful and is a very courageous step.
(978) 636-6065 View (978) 636-6065
Behavioral Health Perspectives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
Hello Everyone! Thank you for checking out my page. I have had many years of working with different populations, and have enjoyed learning new people, cultures, and different types of people. I always try to meet the person where they are at, and try to give them the most support and treatment as I can working collaboratively together.
Hello Everyone! Thank you for checking out my page. I have had many years of working with different populations, and have enjoyed learning new people, cultures, and different types of people. I always try to meet the person where they are at, and try to give them the most support and treatment as I can working collaboratively together.
(351) 300-0524 View (351) 300-0524
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Matthew R. Bodanza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
You might be looking for someone to talk to, wondering where to begin for the first time, or looking to start a new chapter with counseling. No matter where your starting point is, you are probably looking for someone to listen first, hear and understand without judgement, and have a desire to see you succeed. You might believe that it is important to find someone that you can connect with, work with collaboratively, someone you can share your strengths with, and trust with your experiences. You are in the right place.
You might be looking for someone to talk to, wondering where to begin for the first time, or looking to start a new chapter with counseling. No matter where your starting point is, you are probably looking for someone to listen first, hear and understand without judgement, and have a desire to see you succeed. You might believe that it is important to find someone that you can connect with, work with collaboratively, someone you can share your strengths with, and trust with your experiences. You are in the right place.
(978) 307-0704 View (978) 307-0704
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Rachel Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardner, MA 01440
Email preferred regarding any inquisition to services or becoming a client. Practicing clinician with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I currently provide individual counseling to adults who present with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, behavioral issues, and whatever stressors life might throw at you.
Email preferred regarding any inquisition to services or becoming a client. Practicing clinician with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I currently provide individual counseling to adults who present with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, behavioral issues, and whatever stressors life might throw at you.
(508) 403-7923 View (508) 403-7923
Photo of Michael Richard Young, Pastoral Counselor in Gardner, MA
Michael Richard Young
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, CRW, CHC
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
My ideal client is someone who is confused or conflicted in their life. They may or may not have a clear picture of their goals and what their life should look like. How do they get there? They need guidance, clarity, and support on their life's path. They need to connect with others, with nature, and with their true self. Perhaps they are not clear on how to get help or where they can start. In the case of feeling hopeless or helpless, they need to know they have the support of another human being and, perhaps if they are spiritual, the support of the Divine, however they see that. They are looking for wholeness.
My ideal client is someone who is confused or conflicted in their life. They may or may not have a clear picture of their goals and what their life should look like. How do they get there? They need guidance, clarity, and support on their life's path. They need to connect with others, with nature, and with their true self. Perhaps they are not clear on how to get help or where they can start. In the case of feeling hopeless or helpless, they need to know they have the support of another human being and, perhaps if they are spiritual, the support of the Divine, however they see that. They are looking for wholeness.
(351) 444-5007 View (351) 444-5007
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Brandy Alweiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has had the joy and honor of helping others for the last ten years. My lived experiences as a woman of color, a former foster child, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community allows me to connect with others on topics of gender, sexuality, race, intersectionality and more as it relates to everyday life and its challenges. My focus is on helping persons experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life stressors while working on improving communication skills, building boundaries, and strengthening relationships.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has had the joy and honor of helping others for the last ten years. My lived experiences as a woman of color, a former foster child, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community allows me to connect with others on topics of gender, sexuality, race, intersectionality and more as it relates to everyday life and its challenges. My focus is on helping persons experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life stressors while working on improving communication skills, building boundaries, and strengthening relationships.
(978) 718-5473 View (978) 718-5473
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Melanie P Designas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
I am a clinical social worker with many years of experience in trauma, loss, and adoption. I treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief. I help people learn healthy coping skills and let go of patterns that no longer serve them. The pandemic has been hard on us and increased feelings of isolation and depression. Coming to therapy can be hard. I provide a non-judgmental space to work through grief and trauma.
I am a clinical social worker with many years of experience in trauma, loss, and adoption. I treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief. I help people learn healthy coping skills and let go of patterns that no longer serve them. The pandemic has been hard on us and increased feelings of isolation and depression. Coming to therapy can be hard. I provide a non-judgmental space to work through grief and trauma.
(351) 200-0625 View (351) 200-0625
Photo of David L Wein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gardner, MA
David L Wein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
(978) 464-8399 View (978) 464-8399
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The Counseling Center at MOC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gardner, MA 01440
*******NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.****** The Counseling Center at MOC is a licensed behavioral health clinic located in Fitchburg, MA that serves the North Central MA region. We believe that treating the whole person is the most effective way to produce lasting change. We provide a comprehensive selection of professional services all in one location.
*******NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.****** The Counseling Center at MOC is a licensed behavioral health clinic located in Fitchburg, MA that serves the North Central MA region. We believe that treating the whole person is the most effective way to produce lasting change. We provide a comprehensive selection of professional services all in one location.
(978) 785-5343 View (978) 785-5343
Photo of Alicia Patterson, Counselor in Gardner, MA
Alicia Patterson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardner, MA 01440  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
Do you struggle with feeling anxious or depressed? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage all aspects of their lives. I've worked in the community for over a decade and have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parenthood, self-esteem issues, and relationship conflict.
(351) 200-9110 View (351) 200-9110
Photo of Doug Wessel, Counselor in Gardner, MA
Doug Wessel
Counselor, MA, M Ed, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardner, MA 01440
Waitlist for new clients
If you have been looking for a dependable sense of well-being in your life, knowing that how you feel and function in the world isn’t what it could be or what you’d like it to be, I offer professional and compassionate help. Your feelings and behaviors make sense and healing is possible. I help you become your own source of support and growth. Internal Family Systems (IFS) informs my practice. We all have parts that can become less extreme and more harmonious, and a Self that is wise and compassionate. Trauma, attachment wounds, shame, self-hate and feeling insecure about ourselves can frequently be at the root of our struggles.
If you have been looking for a dependable sense of well-being in your life, knowing that how you feel and function in the world isn’t what it could be or what you’d like it to be, I offer professional and compassionate help. Your feelings and behaviors make sense and healing is possible. I help you become your own source of support and growth. Internal Family Systems (IFS) informs my practice. We all have parts that can become less extreme and more harmonious, and a Self that is wise and compassionate. Trauma, attachment wounds, shame, self-hate and feeling insecure about ourselves can frequently be at the root of our struggles.
(978) 231-9609 View (978) 231-9609

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Number of Therapists in Gardner, MA

20+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Gardner, MA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Harvard Pilgrim
70% Optum

How Therapists in Gardner, MA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gardner?

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.