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Kathy M Gayoski
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RN, LADC, CADC, EdD
Verified
Rochester, MA 02770  (Online Only)
I provide holistic counseling to assist you to explore root causes for your addictions or other events that bring you into counseling. Together we will work with your entirety to provide you with the healing only you can attain. As you explore events in your life you will begin to make the connections and learn ways to release and retrieve lost energies in your life. Once you work together with the causes and effects you will attain a healthy lifestyle free from addictions and a newest about yourself and your outlook on life and living.
I provide holistic counseling to assist you to explore root causes for your addictions or other events that bring you into counseling. Together we will work with your entirety to provide you with the healing only you can attain. As you explore events in your life you will begin to make the connections and learn ways to release and retrieve lost energies in your life. Once you work together with the causes and effects you will attain a healthy lifestyle free from addictions and a newest about yourself and your outlook on life and living.
(508) 471-5861 View (508) 471-5861

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Michael D. Carter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Marion, MA 02738  (Online Only)
If we honestly search within ourselves, we will find the answers and the paths that can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I am compassionate and empathic, utilizing a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nature, humor, and spirituality, to empower people to accept themselves for who they are, to love themselves more fully, and to create successful strategies to enhance as well as sustain more meaning in their lives.
If we honestly search within ourselves, we will find the answers and the paths that can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I am compassionate and empathic, utilizing a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nature, humor, and spirituality, to empower people to accept themselves for who they are, to love themselves more fully, and to create successful strategies to enhance as well as sustain more meaning in their lives.
(508) 213-8177 View (508) 213-8177
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Michael McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02740  (Online Only)
The path to healing starts with a conscious choice to put yourself first, which is often a radical concept for the world and society that we live in. At Mystical Pathways, you will be taking this very step in your journey towards self-healing. I believe that the key to helping my client’s achieve a fully realized version of health is to take a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. I utilize a blend of trauma informed approaches, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients uncover and achieve their wellness goals.
The path to healing starts with a conscious choice to put yourself first, which is often a radical concept for the world and society that we live in. At Mystical Pathways, you will be taking this very step in your journey towards self-healing. I believe that the key to helping my client’s achieve a fully realized version of health is to take a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. I utilize a blend of trauma informed approaches, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients uncover and achieve their wellness goals.
(508) 687-5573 View (508) 687-5573
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Elisa Farias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wareham, MA 02571  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, I know you are seeking a change in either your life or a loved one's. As an experienced therapist, I provide a safe environment for you to grow and learn. We will enter a partnership, in which we will work together to get a better understanding of where your thoughts, feelings and behaviors stem from. We will also build and strengthen the tools necessary to gain insight, problem solve, tolerate distress and heal.
If you are reading this, I know you are seeking a change in either your life or a loved one's. As an experienced therapist, I provide a safe environment for you to grow and learn. We will enter a partnership, in which we will work together to get a better understanding of where your thoughts, feelings and behaviors stem from. We will also build and strengthen the tools necessary to gain insight, problem solve, tolerate distress and heal.
(774) 338-0338 View (774) 338-0338
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Rebecca Kuklinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
(508) 715-3536 View (508) 715-3536
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Christa Cavanaugh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LADC I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeville, MA 02347
I enjoy working with clients with a variety of life challenges and mental health or substance use issues, but I particularly enjoy working with clients who have experienced complex trauma and PTSD. I have experience with addiction, including opioid addiction, and dual diagnosis (mental health and addiction issues combined). I am currently accepting new clients for in-person or telehealth therapy and I am able to accept BCBS, Aetna, and Tufts commercial plans.
I enjoy working with clients with a variety of life challenges and mental health or substance use issues, but I particularly enjoy working with clients who have experienced complex trauma and PTSD. I have experience with addiction, including opioid addiction, and dual diagnosis (mental health and addiction issues combined). I am currently accepting new clients for in-person or telehealth therapy and I am able to accept BCBS, Aetna, and Tufts commercial plans.
(508) 690-4869 View (508) 690-4869
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Andrea Kelley @ The Psyched Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
I am a mental health counselor dedicated to supporting diverse communities, specializing in LGBTQ+ individuals, women, families, and children. My journey began with a deep commitment to addressing mental health within marginalized groups, and I've honed my expertise through specialized training and hands-on experience. I create safe and affirming spaces for ALL individuals to explore identity, relationships, and mental health concerns. With women, I navigate issues related to empowerment, conquering trauma, body image, and gender roles. Working with families, I foster communication and understanding while promoting healthy dynamics.
I am a mental health counselor dedicated to supporting diverse communities, specializing in LGBTQ+ individuals, women, families, and children. My journey began with a deep commitment to addressing mental health within marginalized groups, and I've honed my expertise through specialized training and hands-on experience. I create safe and affirming spaces for ALL individuals to explore identity, relationships, and mental health concerns. With women, I navigate issues related to empowerment, conquering trauma, body image, and gender roles. Working with families, I foster communication and understanding while promoting healthy dynamics.
(508) 504-9887 x715 View (508) 504-9887 x715
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Shannon B'shara @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
Laughter is medicine. We will joyfully discover your path to unlock you potential find your celebrated life worth living. You are stuck, and together we will "unstuck" you into movement, joy, and satisfaction. I currently work with adults and adolescents helping withg depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, subtle addiction, anger, and gender-related issues. In order to journey into full wellness, we will integrate good emotions in your body while cultivating positive thought in your mind so you'll vibe (soul) in new ways that find joyful purposeful living.
(800) 273-6277 x705 View (800) 273-6277 x705
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Lisa M Freitas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Middleborough, MA 02346
My honest, straightforward, and solution-focused style is based on experience as well as my passion in working with individuals who are interested in bettering themselves and finding positive solutions to any challenges they may face. My many years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and their families and having worked in various settings, has enhanced my ability to adapt to each client's individual needs. Believing that everyone's healing path is different, I utilize this experience to offer diverse approaches to address the different needs, struggles, and goals that each individual may have.
My honest, straightforward, and solution-focused style is based on experience as well as my passion in working with individuals who are interested in bettering themselves and finding positive solutions to any challenges they may face. My many years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and their families and having worked in various settings, has enhanced my ability to adapt to each client's individual needs. Believing that everyone's healing path is different, I utilize this experience to offer diverse approaches to address the different needs, struggles, and goals that each individual may have.
(508) 465-2241 View (508) 465-2241
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Stefani Rubeski
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Carver, MA 02330  (Online Only)
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I am a licensed mental health counselor who provides counseling services to adolescents and adults. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. In addition to working on a psychiatric unit, in-home therapy, as well as school based counseling prior to entering into private practice. My therapeutic approach is client centered and strength based to help others use their strengths to become the best possible version of themselves.
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I am a licensed mental health counselor who provides counseling services to adolescents and adults. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. In addition to working on a psychiatric unit, in-home therapy, as well as school based counseling prior to entering into private practice. My therapeutic approach is client centered and strength based to help others use their strengths to become the best possible version of themselves.
(508) 213-0866 View (508) 213-0866
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Megan O'Toole
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified
6 Endorsed
Lakeville, MA 02347
Accepting daytime clients! My focus is supporting women during their pregnancy, postpartum, and infertility. It can be beneficial to have someone there during challenging and uncertain times. My goal is to provide that to all of my clients when I work with them. I am a Registered Art Therapist and will offer the use of therapeutic art-making in sessions to help work towards each individual's goals. In sessions, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that is a client-centered, strength-based, and collaborative approach. I have 13 yrs of clinical experience in diverse settings.
Accepting daytime clients! My focus is supporting women during their pregnancy, postpartum, and infertility. It can be beneficial to have someone there during challenging and uncertain times. My goal is to provide that to all of my clients when I work with them. I am a Registered Art Therapist and will offer the use of therapeutic art-making in sessions to help work towards each individual's goals. In sessions, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that is a client-centered, strength-based, and collaborative approach. I have 13 yrs of clinical experience in diverse settings.
(508) 978-4832 x7 View (508) 978-4832 x7
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Darcy Desautels @ The Psyched Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346  (Online Only)
It takes courage to listen and look deeply into troubling or unwanted thoughts and feelings. You may be struggling to redefine your identity and get a stronger sense of self. Life isn't going the way you had hoped. I help clients to deal with stress, anxiety, sadness, and relationships. Periods of depression and anxiety can upset the balance of relationships and fuel doubts, insecurities and fears. You do not need to struggle with your feelings alone. We will help you cope with feelings, strengthen yourself, improve your relationships and find hope during life challenges. Let's remove the obstacles to living your greater self now.
It takes courage to listen and look deeply into troubling or unwanted thoughts and feelings. You may be struggling to redefine your identity and get a stronger sense of self. Life isn't going the way you had hoped. I help clients to deal with stress, anxiety, sadness, and relationships. Periods of depression and anxiety can upset the balance of relationships and fuel doubts, insecurities and fears. You do not need to struggle with your feelings alone. We will help you cope with feelings, strengthen yourself, improve your relationships and find hope during life challenges. Let's remove the obstacles to living your greater self now.
(774) 260-6507 x708 View (774) 260-6507 x708
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Amy Griffin Leek Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wareham, MA 02571
I have worked with Cape Cod based non-profit organizations for over 11 years, serving clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I have a deep and diverse experience with a variety of mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction as well as the full range of life transition, work and relationship based stressors. Before joining Leek Therapy as a private practitioner, I worked in several school districts and outpatient care facilities working with a diverse group of clients.
I have worked with Cape Cod based non-profit organizations for over 11 years, serving clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I have a deep and diverse experience with a variety of mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction as well as the full range of life transition, work and relationship based stressors. Before joining Leek Therapy as a private practitioner, I worked in several school districts and outpatient care facilities working with a diverse group of clients.
(774) 294-0736 View (774) 294-0736
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Perry Baker, LMHC, Anchor Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02344  (Online Only)
Immediate openings available! My ideal client is most likely struggling with anxious spiraling thoughts, relationship or interpersonal conflicts, constantly feeling stuck, experiencing depression, wondering how to navigate trauma and PTSD, or needing support with managing ADHD. I also have a passion for working with single parents and parents of children with special needs and disabilities. These struggles, whether they have been life-long or recently new, are manageable with newly learned skills in an environment that supports the authentic you. When you are seen, heard, and validated, personal growth starts to evolve.
Immediate openings available! My ideal client is most likely struggling with anxious spiraling thoughts, relationship or interpersonal conflicts, constantly feeling stuck, experiencing depression, wondering how to navigate trauma and PTSD, or needing support with managing ADHD. I also have a passion for working with single parents and parents of children with special needs and disabilities. These struggles, whether they have been life-long or recently new, are manageable with newly learned skills in an environment that supports the authentic you. When you are seen, heard, and validated, personal growth starts to evolve.
(774) 217-7260 View (774) 217-7260
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Larsen Bergen @ The Psyched Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Making life changes or healing from different types of pain can be incredibly difficult, and I am here to help guide you through. My goal is to provide each and every one of my clients with a safe and supportive environment where they can explore any issues that are holding them back from living a better life. Let's get you started on the path to better living.
Making life changes or healing from different types of pain can be incredibly difficult, and I am here to help guide you through. My goal is to provide each and every one of my clients with a safe and supportive environment where they can explore any issues that are holding them back from living a better life. Let's get you started on the path to better living.
(508) 955-5755 View (508) 955-5755
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Andie Cardoza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lakeville, MA 02347
Waitlist for new clients
Life might feel entirely out of your control. Maybe the same thoughts are nagging at you, stuck in an agonizing loop of anxiety about job changes, relationship difficulties, body-image concerns, you name it – it’s all too much. Chronic stress, depression, and anxiety can lead to this feeling of “stuck-ness” that's really hard to handle. Finally, you’ve decided it’s time to prioritize yourself and work through personal challenges that have been on the back-burner for years. You’re ready to breathe again and have that “inner peace” that got lost along the way. It’s time to get un-stuck!
Life might feel entirely out of your control. Maybe the same thoughts are nagging at you, stuck in an agonizing loop of anxiety about job changes, relationship difficulties, body-image concerns, you name it – it’s all too much. Chronic stress, depression, and anxiety can lead to this feeling of “stuck-ness” that's really hard to handle. Finally, you’ve decided it’s time to prioritize yourself and work through personal challenges that have been on the back-burner for years. You’re ready to breathe again and have that “inner peace” that got lost along the way. It’s time to get un-stuck!
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
New Bedford, MA 02740  (Online Only)
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But - so you know where I’m coming from - in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But - so you know where I’m coming from - in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
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Melissa Beane
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified
Lakeville, MA 02347
My passion is working with children 10yo & under who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, family transitions, grief, & disruptions in attachment. I utilize dance/movement, music, storytelling, play, and art therapies to help children engage in the therapeutic process and heal. Through activities, children are able to freely express emotions and learn to self-soothe using the techniques that naturally help to learn about themselves and the world around them. Parent training & family therapy are also frequently used to support caregivers in responding to children with high emotional needs.
My passion is working with children 10yo & under who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, family transitions, grief, & disruptions in attachment. I utilize dance/movement, music, storytelling, play, and art therapies to help children engage in the therapeutic process and heal. Through activities, children are able to freely express emotions and learn to self-soothe using the techniques that naturally help to learn about themselves and the world around them. Parent training & family therapy are also frequently used to support caregivers in responding to children with high emotional needs.
(508) 416-6374 View (508) 416-6374
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Sarah Marie Dionne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, MSW, LICSW, CYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Middleborough, MA 02346
Waitlist for new clients
I now offer EMDR, go to my website to learn more about this powerful therapy. The center of my practice is compassion for ourselves, for our messy lives, for our mistakes and challenges. While my specialty is women's issues, I also focus my work on relieving anxiety, living with grief and illness, and riding the waves of bipolar disorder, successfully living with our challenges, no longer allowing them to define us. Instead, we can take control of our minds and our lives to live freely and peacefully. I am also a spiritual guide and support healing around spiritual trauma and loss.
I now offer EMDR, go to my website to learn more about this powerful therapy. The center of my practice is compassion for ourselves, for our messy lives, for our mistakes and challenges. While my specialty is women's issues, I also focus my work on relieving anxiety, living with grief and illness, and riding the waves of bipolar disorder, successfully living with our challenges, no longer allowing them to define us. Instead, we can take control of our minds and our lives to live freely and peacefully. I am also a spiritual guide and support healing around spiritual trauma and loss.
(781) 561-7429 View (781) 561-7429
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Elevate Counseling Services
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakeville, MA 02347
Elevate Counseling Services has 30+ employees that treat clients as young as 3 years old into retirement. We specialize in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcohol abuse, family and relationship difficulties, stress, communication difficulties, social anxiety, academic struggles, co-parenting and care giver concerns. CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, REBT, Energy Psychology, Person Centered and Humanistic meaning making. Our clinicians are a diverse group of providers that offer a variety of clinical expertise to the practice.
Elevate Counseling Services has 30+ employees that treat clients as young as 3 years old into retirement. We specialize in treating anxiety, mood problems, alcohol abuse, family and relationship difficulties, stress, communication difficulties, social anxiety, academic struggles, co-parenting and care giver concerns. CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, REBT, Energy Psychology, Person Centered and Humanistic meaning making. Our clinicians are a diverse group of providers that offer a variety of clinical expertise to the practice.
(508) 210-4928 View (508) 210-4928

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Transgender Therapists

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognize a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognize a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.