Therapists in Spencer, MA

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Aaron A. Hoffman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562
I provide comfortable, compenent, confidential counseling. My ideal client is willing to engage in a holistic process which creates an awareness of how their physical, emotional, and spiritual health impacts their well being and their relationships on a daily basis. I strive to help develop a sense of understanding which facilates an experience of acceptance and personal growth. Personal growth where individuals learn how to quiet negativity by cultivating hope and optimism.
I provide comfortable, compenent, confidential counseling. My ideal client is willing to engage in a holistic process which creates an awareness of how their physical, emotional, and spiritual health impacts their well being and their relationships on a daily basis. I strive to help develop a sense of understanding which facilates an experience of acceptance and personal growth. Personal growth where individuals learn how to quiet negativity by cultivating hope and optimism.
(508) 719-8433 View (508) 719-8433
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Mitchell D Gurk, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, BCPC, Diploma
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
Treatment is results oriented, which means we work together at the beginning to define the changes that are meaningful to you. In a basic sense, psychotherapy is for thinking about feelings. We are all part of systems, be they family, work or society. The outcome is more freedom to be yourself. All inquiries referrals scheduling by phone: please call 508.885.3861. Repeat your calls (on the hour) to reach me quickest in person. No written messages! No computer inquiries!
Treatment is results oriented, which means we work together at the beginning to define the changes that are meaningful to you. In a basic sense, psychotherapy is for thinking about feelings. We are all part of systems, be they family, work or society. The outcome is more freedom to be yourself. All inquiries referrals scheduling by phone: please call 508.885.3861. Repeat your calls (on the hour) to reach me quickest in person. No written messages! No computer inquiries!
(508) 928-5056 View (508) 928-5056
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Connections for Recovery LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
I have over 18 years of experience working in the addiction and mental health field. I am experienced in various roles across the substance use treatment services continuum of care in both micro and macro levels. I am a “big picture” clinician and believe that to effectively manage addiction and mental health it requires the ability to balance the parts needed for that individual to succeed; mind, body, and spirit. Supporting the client in identifying their unique parts to balance based on their individual needs and history is central to my professional philosophy.
I have over 18 years of experience working in the addiction and mental health field. I am experienced in various roles across the substance use treatment services continuum of care in both micro and macro levels. I am a “big picture” clinician and believe that to effectively manage addiction and mental health it requires the ability to balance the parts needed for that individual to succeed; mind, body, and spirit. Supporting the client in identifying their unique parts to balance based on their individual needs and history is central to my professional philosophy.
(774) 371-4120 View (774) 371-4120
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Allyson Clemmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562  (Online Only)
Now Booking Couples Therapy Intensives..... The problems in your marriage have left you feeling hopeless, frustrated, and alone. Divorce is on the table because you don't think you can go on like this. You're disappointed with how the ongoing conflict, lack of trust, and resentment have changed your relationship and your view of your spouse. You're concerned about your children and how they are affected by the problems in your marriage. You and your spouse have tried talking things out in the past, but those conversations have gone in circles, or they've stopped altogether. You're ready for a professional to step in and help.
Now Booking Couples Therapy Intensives..... The problems in your marriage have left you feeling hopeless, frustrated, and alone. Divorce is on the table because you don't think you can go on like this. You're disappointed with how the ongoing conflict, lack of trust, and resentment have changed your relationship and your view of your spouse. You're concerned about your children and how they are affected by the problems in your marriage. You and your spouse have tried talking things out in the past, but those conversations have gone in circles, or they've stopped altogether. You're ready for a professional to step in and help.
(503) 832-6505 View (503) 832-6505
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Cathy Foulkrod-Pickett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
I have been working in the field of substance use and mental health for the past eighteen years in various positions. My approach is individualized, person centered and strength based. I believe each clients needs and strengths are unique to them as is their recovery process. Healing is a personal experience, my goal is to support and assist you in that process in a safe, healthy environment.
I have been working in the field of substance use and mental health for the past eighteen years in various positions. My approach is individualized, person centered and strength based. I believe each clients needs and strengths are unique to them as is their recovery process. Healing is a personal experience, my goal is to support and assist you in that process in a safe, healthy environment.
(508) 231-9450 View (508) 231-9450
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Melanie Jill Paquette
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562  (Online Only)
I have been in private practice for five years and use an integrative approach specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My belief is that at one time or another we all need support that can be objective. I am client centered and use positive reinforcement to assist others in finding solutions. I have worked with major mental illness from 2002 until 2017. I did intensive community outreach and became a program director in 2007 for PACT ( Program for assertive community treatment). I enjoy clinical work and problem solving solutions as part of my therapy practice.
I have been in private practice for five years and use an integrative approach specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My belief is that at one time or another we all need support that can be objective. I am client centered and use positive reinforcement to assist others in finding solutions. I have worked with major mental illness from 2002 until 2017. I did intensive community outreach and became a program director in 2007 for PACT ( Program for assertive community treatment). I enjoy clinical work and problem solving solutions as part of my therapy practice.
(774) 260-6493 View (774) 260-6493
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Paula Courtney LMHC Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562  (Online Only)
BCBS or self pay only. "We can control our thoughts and emotions or they can control us. There is a world of difference." Therapy is educational and direct with focus on cognitive restructuring and skills building. Clients usually report ease of symptoms in the first few weeks. I'm a graduate of Assumption. I've completed the Aaron Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known to be the most effective form of treatment today. Longer sessions are also available. Some people respond better to a 2 or 3 hour session.
BCBS or self pay only. "We can control our thoughts and emotions or they can control us. There is a world of difference." Therapy is educational and direct with focus on cognitive restructuring and skills building. Clients usually report ease of symptoms in the first few weeks. I'm a graduate of Assumption. I've completed the Aaron Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known to be the most effective form of treatment today. Longer sessions are also available. Some people respond better to a 2 or 3 hour session.
(508) 456-6202 View (508) 456-6202
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Collaborative EMDR with Sherri Westbury, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562
Waitlist for new clients
**I AM CURRENTLY FULL. MY WAITLIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED** Working with trauma clients can be rewarding as well as difficult. Many of our clients reach a point where they can talk about their trauma but are still plagued by symptoms. Medication can help reduce symptoms. Skills building can further help. Unfortunately for some clients these interventions cannot stop the symptoms from recurring. It can leave you and your client feeling that progress has stalled. This is where Collaborative EMDR can help.
**I AM CURRENTLY FULL. MY WAITLIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED** Working with trauma clients can be rewarding as well as difficult. Many of our clients reach a point where they can talk about their trauma but are still plagued by symptoms. Medication can help reduce symptoms. Skills building can further help. Unfortunately for some clients these interventions cannot stop the symptoms from recurring. It can leave you and your client feeling that progress has stalled. This is where Collaborative EMDR can help.
(508) 980-5250 View (508) 980-5250
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Eric Krog
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
Thank you for visiting my profile! Choosing to attend therapy is difficult, while finding the right therapist may be crucial. I am a licensed clinician with 25+ years experience and work with adults who present a variety of issues and needs. These include anxiety, ADHD, bipolar/mood disorders, trauma/stress related disorders, personality disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders. I apply an eclectic approach of evidence based treatment approaches with an emphasis on trust, safety and professionalism. This is an important decision, and I encourage you to call with any questions which may assist you in your search.
Thank you for visiting my profile! Choosing to attend therapy is difficult, while finding the right therapist may be crucial. I am a licensed clinician with 25+ years experience and work with adults who present a variety of issues and needs. These include anxiety, ADHD, bipolar/mood disorders, trauma/stress related disorders, personality disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders. I apply an eclectic approach of evidence based treatment approaches with an emphasis on trust, safety and professionalism. This is an important decision, and I encourage you to call with any questions which may assist you in your search.
(508) 374-9582 View (508) 374-9582
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Ginger Fairbanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth between the hours of 8-2 M-F. I have 20+ years of experience working with children, families, and adults from all walks of life who are working on a wide variety of personal and interpersonal concerns. I borrow from a variety of therapeutic interventions to help others deal with the difficulties they are facing.
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth between the hours of 8-2 M-F. I have 20+ years of experience working with children, families, and adults from all walks of life who are working on a wide variety of personal and interpersonal concerns. I borrow from a variety of therapeutic interventions to help others deal with the difficulties they are facing.
(774) 371-4110 View (774) 371-4110
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Donna Flood
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spencer, MA 01562
Not accepting new clients
I have been practicing in the field of substance use and mental health for over 9 years, in a variety of roles. Working from the perspective that each client is an individual who brings a unique set of strengths with them into the therapeutic process, my approach is eclectic and person centered ;therapy is a collaborative journey that builds on this premise. The recovery process, whether in terms of substance use or mental health, is a personal journey of growth and healing, and my goal is to facilitate this growth in a safe, healthy and positive environment.
I have been practicing in the field of substance use and mental health for over 9 years, in a variety of roles. Working from the perspective that each client is an individual who brings a unique set of strengths with them into the therapeutic process, my approach is eclectic and person centered ;therapy is a collaborative journey that builds on this premise. The recovery process, whether in terms of substance use or mental health, is a personal journey of growth and healing, and my goal is to facilitate this growth in a safe, healthy and positive environment.
(774) 220-3113 View (774) 220-3113
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New Hope Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC, SAC, CAGS
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562
Providing treatment to children, adults and families to improve lives and to foster change and growth. We also specialize in behavior problems often seen in school and home environments.
Providing treatment to children, adults and families to improve lives and to foster change and growth. We also specialize in behavior problems often seen in school and home environments.
(774) 745-6240 View (774) 745-6240
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Will Davidson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562  (Online Only)
I offer evidence-based, client centered, treatments delivered with compassion, humor and intelligence. My job satisfaction comes from seeing large changes in my clients over a short period of time. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and include elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Art Therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychosocial intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health. Guided by empirical research, CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation.
I offer evidence-based, client centered, treatments delivered with compassion, humor and intelligence. My job satisfaction comes from seeing large changes in my clients over a short period of time. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and include elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Art Therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychosocial intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health. Guided by empirical research, CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation.
(508) 603-0139 View (508) 603-0139
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Bethany D'Amico Hackenson
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently full - Parents and children have been having disagreements since the beginning of time. It can be hard to understand what a child is going through, especially when you feel you’ve done everything you possibly can to make things better. The loss of control coupled with feelings ranging from hopelessness to anger can lead to strained and fractured family dynamics.
My practice is currently full - Parents and children have been having disagreements since the beginning of time. It can be hard to understand what a child is going through, especially when you feel you’ve done everything you possibly can to make things better. The loss of control coupled with feelings ranging from hopelessness to anger can lead to strained and fractured family dynamics.
(508) 817-5084 View (508) 817-5084
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Leanne M Joeckel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Spencer, MA 01562  (Online Only)
I am a professional, and empathic therapist, who is down to earth and real. I strive to help my clients utilizing the best therapeutic approach for the specific problem brought to me. Whether it is relationship problems, a divorce, anxiety, depression, or another mental health problem, I'm motivated to find a solution with you that meets your goals and needs.
I am a professional, and empathic therapist, who is down to earth and real. I strive to help my clients utilizing the best therapeutic approach for the specific problem brought to me. Whether it is relationship problems, a divorce, anxiety, depression, or another mental health problem, I'm motivated to find a solution with you that meets your goals and needs.
(508) 625-5383 View (508) 625-5383

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Melissa DiLegge
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlton, MA 01507
From your first meeting, Melissa strives to make you feel heard and at ease. Melissa creates a warm and safe environment and believes that building trust and rapport with her clients is key to healing
From your first meeting, Melissa strives to make you feel heard and at ease. Melissa creates a warm and safe environment and believes that building trust and rapport with her clients is key to healing
(508) 475-5918 View (508) 475-5918
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Anim O Aweh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01603  (Online Only)
I support young mother's of color on their quest to strengthen their family dynamics and work on their own selves. Let's face it, raising a family can be challenging along with caring for yourself and it is nearly impossible to be present for everyone else without taking care of yourself. I support women and children identify the skills they need to move forward past any issues, big or small and thrive. Also supporting mother's through postpartum depression, as this can have a major impact on the family dynamic. "If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow"-Beyonce
I support young mother's of color on their quest to strengthen their family dynamics and work on their own selves. Let's face it, raising a family can be challenging along with caring for yourself and it is nearly impossible to be present for everyone else without taking care of yourself. I support women and children identify the skills they need to move forward past any issues, big or small and thrive. Also supporting mother's through postpartum depression, as this can have a major impact on the family dynamic. "If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow"-Beyonce
(346) 215-0946 View (346) 215-0946
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Justine Isakson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Leicester, MA 01524
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a time to appreciate and develop patterns that are healthy and fulfilling, instead of just focusing on what's going wrong. I work towards establishing a trusting relationship where together we can collaboratively create goals that address your needs. We work together to address symptoms in a way that sustains long term change. I integrate tailored treatment to you so that you do not experience a “cookie cutter” approach.
Therapy is a time to appreciate and develop patterns that are healthy and fulfilling, instead of just focusing on what's going wrong. I work towards establishing a trusting relationship where together we can collaboratively create goals that address your needs. We work together to address symptoms in a way that sustains long term change. I integrate tailored treatment to you so that you do not experience a “cookie cutter” approach.
(508) 206-9192 View (508) 206-9192
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Alexa Moubarak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Worcester, MA 01608  (Online Only)
You don't have to carry that heavy weight all by yourself. No matter what your burden is, how tired you are, how poorly you speak to yourself, or how hopeless you are about this season of your life, you are invited to bring that weight to therapy. Together, we will take a holistic therapeutic approach to support your mind and body's specific needs. We will explore the root of your symptoms, alleviate pain and stress through lifestyle changes and processing, and practice evidence-based skills to improve your daily functioning. Jointly, we will shift your body back into relaxation mode where you can re-experience life with joy.
You don't have to carry that heavy weight all by yourself. No matter what your burden is, how tired you are, how poorly you speak to yourself, or how hopeless you are about this season of your life, you are invited to bring that weight to therapy. Together, we will take a holistic therapeutic approach to support your mind and body's specific needs. We will explore the root of your symptoms, alleviate pain and stress through lifestyle changes and processing, and practice evidence-based skills to improve your daily functioning. Jointly, we will shift your body back into relaxation mode where you can re-experience life with joy.
(617) 765-1925 View (617) 765-1925
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Amy Freeman
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
Worcester, MA 01602
Not accepting new clients
Change is possible. Our darkest moments and greatest challenges can lead to the most powerful transformations. Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, loss or relationship issues I will work with you with compassion and respect while guiding you to effectively make desired changes. As a trained and licensed mental health counselor, I understand how trauma, oppression, life changes, conflictual thoughts, loss and emotional instability can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others.
Change is possible. Our darkest moments and greatest challenges can lead to the most powerful transformations. Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, loss or relationship issues I will work with you with compassion and respect while guiding you to effectively make desired changes. As a trained and licensed mental health counselor, I understand how trauma, oppression, life changes, conflictual thoughts, loss and emotional instability can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others.
(351) 300-7774 View (351) 300-7774

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Spencer, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Spencer, MA who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
73% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
60% Grief
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Tufts
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Spencer, MA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Spencer?

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.