Therapists in Watertown, MA

Photo of Jean Charette, Counselor in Watertown, MA
Jean Charette
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
Sometimes life just gets in the way of remembering our true nature. I like helping people find their inner core-so they know who they are and are able to express themselves freely. Life is not always easy, but there is a ground of truth that sustains and supports us when we know who we are. Old stories often hurt and pain informs what we see and what we do. Therapy can help free us from mistaken beliefs and free us from the burdens of the past.
Sometimes life just gets in the way of remembering our true nature. I like helping people find their inner core-so they know who they are and are able to express themselves freely. Life is not always easy, but there is a ground of truth that sustains and supports us when we know who we are. Old stories often hurt and pain informs what we see and what we do. Therapy can help free us from mistaken beliefs and free us from the burdens of the past.
(617) 675-9087 View (617) 675-9087
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Laura Horn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
I believe good psychotherapy can simultaneously alleviate distress while also cultivating joy, creativity, and fulfillment for oneself and others. My approach to therapy helps people remain deeply connected to themselves in order to more skillfully navigate relationship challenges, life transitions, and other difficulties. Flexible and collaborative, my approach brings attention to the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of healing and growth. I work well with people who are looking for both support and challenge and people who are seeking more ease in the face of difficulty.
I believe good psychotherapy can simultaneously alleviate distress while also cultivating joy, creativity, and fulfillment for oneself and others. My approach to therapy helps people remain deeply connected to themselves in order to more skillfully navigate relationship challenges, life transitions, and other difficulties. Flexible and collaborative, my approach brings attention to the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of healing and growth. I work well with people who are looking for both support and challenge and people who are seeking more ease in the face of difficulty.
(617) 764-9835 View (617) 764-9835
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Ashley Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
The ideal client would finally be open to change and hope to have better interpersonal relationships. This can be a client who struggles with their anxiety, possibly has poor attachment styles, and struggles with holding meaningful relationships (romantic, platonic, familial). Their goals would be identifying healthy boundaries and healthy responses, increasing effective communication skills, and identifying past relationships/present relationships in order to identify patterns/habits.
The ideal client would finally be open to change and hope to have better interpersonal relationships. This can be a client who struggles with their anxiety, possibly has poor attachment styles, and struggles with holding meaningful relationships (romantic, platonic, familial). Their goals would be identifying healthy boundaries and healthy responses, increasing effective communication skills, and identifying past relationships/present relationships in order to identify patterns/habits.
(617) 744-4854 View (617) 744-4854
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Kanika Minocha
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
Through our time together, my goal is to aid clients in developing self-awareness, uncovering their innate potential and leading their lives with self-compassion. I have experience in working with teenagers, adults, immigrants, people of color, college students and athletes. I lead with a person-first approach and partner with clients to hone tools and resources that can support them as they navigate the emotional disruption of life challenges.
Through our time together, my goal is to aid clients in developing self-awareness, uncovering their innate potential and leading their lives with self-compassion. I have experience in working with teenagers, adults, immigrants, people of color, college students and athletes. I lead with a person-first approach and partner with clients to hone tools and resources that can support them as they navigate the emotional disruption of life challenges.
(857) 574-4691 View (857) 574-4691
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Brittany Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SAC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and young adults who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with life transitions, problems with peers and a variety of school-related issues that interfere with functioning as their best selves. Together, we problem solve, develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult emotions, tackle low self esteem and self-worth, strengthen effective communication strategies and improve ways to navigate difficult social situations.
I work with adolescents and young adults who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with life transitions, problems with peers and a variety of school-related issues that interfere with functioning as their best selves. Together, we problem solve, develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult emotions, tackle low self esteem and self-worth, strengthen effective communication strategies and improve ways to navigate difficult social situations.
(339) 201-9852 View (339) 201-9852
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Arianna Davis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is someone who is higher functioning and has some self-awareness. My ideal client is between the ages of 25-40, struggling with managing emotional distress, and often has issues with relationships in their lives. My ideal client is in a place where they are ready to do the work, even if it's uncomfortable. Their needs are often centered around building confidence, improving emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and building healthy relationships with themselves and others. My clients desire to obtain peace in their lives, even if that means letting go of what no longer serves them.
My ideal client is someone who is higher functioning and has some self-awareness. My ideal client is between the ages of 25-40, struggling with managing emotional distress, and often has issues with relationships in their lives. My ideal client is in a place where they are ready to do the work, even if it's uncomfortable. Their needs are often centered around building confidence, improving emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and building healthy relationships with themselves and others. My clients desire to obtain peace in their lives, even if that means letting go of what no longer serves them.
(857) 847-3435 View (857) 847-3435
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Adam Gilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
At the Mindfulness & Change Group, I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I have particular expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both group and individual DBT. With warmth, thoughtfulness, and direction, I help my clients build on their strengths while learning more helpful ways to cope with their difficulties. By identifying the goals that make life worth living for each unique individual and taking the time to understand my clients' struggles, I make therapy safe and validating.
At the Mindfulness & Change Group, I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I have particular expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both group and individual DBT. With warmth, thoughtfulness, and direction, I help my clients build on their strengths while learning more helpful ways to cope with their difficulties. By identifying the goals that make life worth living for each unique individual and taking the time to understand my clients' struggles, I make therapy safe and validating.
(617) 744-4703 View (617) 744-4703
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Anne J Gieseker
BCBA, LABA
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
I am a behavior consultant for children and parents. I provide executive functioning support, as well as helping with functional communication and routines. I have worked with children with Executive Functioning Challenges, ADHD, autism, and who need help with general behavior support. I can also provide support for school meetings, as well as the IEP process for parents.
I am a behavior consultant for children and parents. I provide executive functioning support, as well as helping with functional communication and routines. I have worked with children with Executive Functioning Challenges, ADHD, autism, and who need help with general behavior support. I can also provide support for school meetings, as well as the IEP process for parents.
(617) 712-2871 View (617) 712-2871
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Marlene Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist I will work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental space that encourages exploration and reflection upon your particular situation and needs.
As your therapist I will work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental space that encourages exploration and reflection upon your particular situation and needs.
(857) 263-2791 View (857) 263-2791
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Sidney Irias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is a person who is seeking treatment and is aware of the reason why he/she/they want help. The person can be self-referred or referred by a provider, family, etc. The client is aware of their goals and objectives. The client is also okay with meeting weekly for 50 minutes and understands/agrees with the policies of the agency. The client is aware of and agrees with the limitations therapists have.
My ideal client is a person who is seeking treatment and is aware of the reason why he/she/they want help. The person can be self-referred or referred by a provider, family, etc. The client is aware of their goals and objectives. The client is also okay with meeting weekly for 50 minutes and understands/agrees with the policies of the agency. The client is aware of and agrees with the limitations therapists have.
(617) 676-0852 View (617) 676-0852
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Martha C Pedersen
Counselor, MLA, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Watertown, MA 02472
I am currently only accepting Intensive EMDR clients over the summer, and I specifically hold places in my schedule for college and high school students wishing to recover from sexual assault prior to returning to school. These intensives generally include three or four two hour sessions completed over several weeks or a weekend depending on mutual availability. EMDR can be incredibly helpful in recovering from sexual assault. I would love to talk to you about whether EMDR would be a good fit for you or your child. Please see my website for more information.
I am currently only accepting Intensive EMDR clients over the summer, and I specifically hold places in my schedule for college and high school students wishing to recover from sexual assault prior to returning to school. These intensives generally include three or four two hour sessions completed over several weeks or a weekend depending on mutual availability. EMDR can be incredibly helpful in recovering from sexual assault. I would love to talk to you about whether EMDR would be a good fit for you or your child. Please see my website for more information.
(617) 681-7644 View (617) 681-7644
Photo of Arlene Small, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Watertown, MA
Arlene Small
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
The ideal client is open to receiving advice and implementing it into their daily lives. The client may have issues with substance abuse due to a lack of healthy coping skills. The client's needs are to improve the quality of work-life balance. It is also important for clients to learn healthy coping strategies to cope with anxiety, depression, and other underlying mental health disorders that are often the underlying cause of substance abuse.
The ideal client is open to receiving advice and implementing it into their daily lives. The client may have issues with substance abuse due to a lack of healthy coping skills. The client's needs are to improve the quality of work-life balance. It is also important for clients to learn healthy coping strategies to cope with anxiety, depression, and other underlying mental health disorders that are often the underlying cause of substance abuse.
(857) 754-3833 View (857) 754-3833
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Henry Anne Velysia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is an individual facing challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety, or depression, who seeks guidance and support in navigating their emotions and relationships. They may be grappling with self-esteem or identity issues and are motivated to better understand their needs and feelings. Their goals include building resilience, enhancing mental well-being, fostering healthy connections with others, and finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. They are open to have their believes be challenged, self-help, self-reflection, and are committed to personal growth in order to develop.
My ideal client is an individual facing challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety, or depression, who seeks guidance and support in navigating their emotions and relationships. They may be grappling with self-esteem or identity issues and are motivated to better understand their needs and feelings. Their goals include building resilience, enhancing mental well-being, fostering healthy connections with others, and finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. They are open to have their believes be challenged, self-help, self-reflection, and are committed to personal growth in order to develop.
(339) 237-3995 View (339) 237-3995
Photo of Costenah Ward, Licensed Professional Counselor in Watertown, MA
Costenah Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
(617) 398-4538 View (617) 398-4538
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(857) 349-9631 View (857) 349-9631
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Vivian Garcia
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
My intention as a therapist is to help you get clear about what you need physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually so you have more energy and confidence to create a fulfilling, authentic life. Using an eclectic approach, I integrate Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Mind-Body modalities to work with the barriers that prevent you from creating the life and transformative relationships you desire. I am particularly interested in helping clients navigate internal and external relationship patterns, supporting creative expression, developing self compassion, and spiritual exploration and development.
My intention as a therapist is to help you get clear about what you need physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually so you have more energy and confidence to create a fulfilling, authentic life. Using an eclectic approach, I integrate Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Mind-Body modalities to work with the barriers that prevent you from creating the life and transformative relationships you desire. I am particularly interested in helping clients navigate internal and external relationship patterns, supporting creative expression, developing self compassion, and spiritual exploration and development.
(781) 399-0039 View (781) 399-0039
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Stephanie M Wensink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are young adults, women, and children that are adjusting to new phases in their life and need help navigating their way through the rough bumps and turns in the journey. Common issues include: generalized anxiety, depression, stress management, emotional regulation, and processing past trauma. Most of my clients are facing significant life changes like becoming new parents, starting and/or ending relationships, switching jobs/career path, attending school/university, and dealing with complex family dynamics.
Many of my clients are young adults, women, and children that are adjusting to new phases in their life and need help navigating their way through the rough bumps and turns in the journey. Common issues include: generalized anxiety, depression, stress management, emotional regulation, and processing past trauma. Most of my clients are facing significant life changes like becoming new parents, starting and/or ending relationships, switching jobs/career path, attending school/university, and dealing with complex family dynamics.
(617) 915-2779 View (617) 915-2779
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Bridget Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
In the ideal scenario, my client seeks therapy to address a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and everyday life stressors. They desire a safe and supportive space to freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Their goals include developing healthier thought patterns, improving emotional regulation, and fostering greater self-awareness. Ultimately, they aspire to cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and authenticity, driven by a desire for personal growth and meaningful connections with others.
In the ideal scenario, my client seeks therapy to address a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and everyday life stressors. They desire a safe and supportive space to freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Their goals include developing healthier thought patterns, improving emotional regulation, and fostering greater self-awareness. Ultimately, they aspire to cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and authenticity, driven by a desire for personal growth and meaningful connections with others.
(857) 598-7832 View (857) 598-7832
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Sarah Roseby Berkoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are going through big or small life changes, from emerging adulthood struggles related to the college experience, to the transition to independence, to becoming a new parent, or just everyday struggles with mental health issues. I also have expertise working with individuals and caretakers who are managing medical issues. As a former medical oncology social worker, I understand the impact a new diagnosis (from cancer to dementia) can have on someone’s mental health and that of their loved ones. I also have experience working with end of life and grief.
I work with clients who are going through big or small life changes, from emerging adulthood struggles related to the college experience, to the transition to independence, to becoming a new parent, or just everyday struggles with mental health issues. I also have expertise working with individuals and caretakers who are managing medical issues. As a former medical oncology social worker, I understand the impact a new diagnosis (from cancer to dementia) can have on someone’s mental health and that of their loved ones. I also have experience working with end of life and grief.
(857) 375-8698 View (857) 375-8698
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Claire Elwyn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client is someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in change and personal growth. This individual is open to self-reflection and exploration, recognizing the significance of understanding past behaviors and patterns as a means to foster positive transformation. My ideal client values the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and sees me as a supportive guide in navigating the complexities of their emotional landscape. This client is committed to embracing change, recognizing that self-awareness and an understanding of past behaviors are essential components in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling life.
My ideal client is someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in change and personal growth. This individual is open to self-reflection and exploration, recognizing the significance of understanding past behaviors and patterns as a means to foster positive transformation. My ideal client values the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey and sees me as a supportive guide in navigating the complexities of their emotional landscape. This client is committed to embracing change, recognizing that self-awareness and an understanding of past behaviors are essential components in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(857) 475-7869 View (857) 475-7869

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Watertown, MA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Watertown, MA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Tufts
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Watertown, MA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Watertown?

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.