Therapists in West Newton, MA

Photo of Carol Fizer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Carol Fizer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
If you need direction and support solving a disturbing problem or managing an emotional state, I know that addressing this need quickly is important. I will meet with you within two to three days of your call. My approach to therapy is to focus initially on solving the problem in partnership with you quickly and efficiently. If this does not bring sufficient relief, I invite my clients into a longer deeper process of understanding the situation and its complexities. I encourage the use of communicating via email between sessions. I have evening and Saturday hours available to insure accessibility
If you need direction and support solving a disturbing problem or managing an emotional state, I know that addressing this need quickly is important. I will meet with you within two to three days of your call. My approach to therapy is to focus initially on solving the problem in partnership with you quickly and efficiently. If this does not bring sufficient relief, I invite my clients into a longer deeper process of understanding the situation and its complexities. I encourage the use of communicating via email between sessions. I have evening and Saturday hours available to insure accessibility
(617) 448-1439 View (617) 448-1439
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Garrett Berna
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I have worked with diverse populations and people of all ages ranging from 4-74 years old while working in community mental health. My clinical experience also includes treating children and adolescents with trauma and severe emotional and behavioral issues at two residential schools. I currently focus on children, teens/adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy working with (and working alongside) athletes, taking a sports psychology approach. I also have a strong history of working well with clients who have not responded/had difficulty engaging in traditional therapy.
I have worked with diverse populations and people of all ages ranging from 4-74 years old while working in community mental health. My clinical experience also includes treating children and adolescents with trauma and severe emotional and behavioral issues at two residential schools. I currently focus on children, teens/adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy working with (and working alongside) athletes, taking a sports psychology approach. I also have a strong history of working well with clients who have not responded/had difficulty engaging in traditional therapy.
(508) 544-0258 View (508) 544-0258
Photo of Constance Mccashin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Constance Mccashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I have a concentration of clients among college age students, and young adults. I specialize in eating disorders, and related issues. I also have a strong background in the performing arts, and see a significant number of creative clients. For twelve years I worked in a college counseling center. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with students who struggle with the concerns of people in their late teens, early twenties: depression; anxiety; ADD; OCD; substance abuse (as well as the more common issues surrounding living away from home, roommates, academic rigor, awaking sexual identity, etc.)
I have a concentration of clients among college age students, and young adults. I specialize in eating disorders, and related issues. I also have a strong background in the performing arts, and see a significant number of creative clients. For twelve years I worked in a college counseling center. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with students who struggle with the concerns of people in their late teens, early twenties: depression; anxiety; ADD; OCD; substance abuse (as well as the more common issues surrounding living away from home, roommates, academic rigor, awaking sexual identity, etc.)
(617) 300-0563 View (617) 300-0563
Photo of Jill S Adler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Jill S Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I have been a psychotherapist for 48 yrs. and a therapist-at-heart for much longer. To make this an optimal experience for you we will stay close to your desire to grow and heal. In our working relationship it is essential that we have an open and honest communication about all aspects of our work together. I understand it takes time for trust to develop in order to discuss certain concerns freely. I expect and welcome your feedback about what is useful and helpful and what you think might be changed for the better. You bring powerful resources to this therapy and I will encourage you to get to know them and practice them.
I have been a psychotherapist for 48 yrs. and a therapist-at-heart for much longer. To make this an optimal experience for you we will stay close to your desire to grow and heal. In our working relationship it is essential that we have an open and honest communication about all aspects of our work together. I understand it takes time for trust to develop in order to discuss certain concerns freely. I expect and welcome your feedback about what is useful and helpful and what you think might be changed for the better. You bring powerful resources to this therapy and I will encourage you to get to know them and practice them.
(857) 663-7164 View (857) 663-7164
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Centre Place Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I work with individuals coping with stressful life situations, problematic behaviors, and difficult emotions. I am skilled and experienced in supporting those struggling with ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and trauma.
I work with individuals coping with stressful life situations, problematic behaviors, and difficult emotions. I am skilled and experienced in supporting those struggling with ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and trauma.
(617) 830-1837 View (617) 830-1837
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Charles L. West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465  (Online Only)
Helping people to deepen their understanding of themselves and to use their native strengths to more successfully welcome life’s challenges is my focus. You may be experiencing a life crisis that is taxing your capacity to cope, and you are suffering from anxiety, depression and other signs of emotional distress. You may be a foreign national overwhelmed by issues you are facing and unsure who will understand and be able to help. I have over 35 years of experience as a psychologist, some of it abroad, working with people from varied cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds toward improving their lives.
Helping people to deepen their understanding of themselves and to use their native strengths to more successfully welcome life’s challenges is my focus. You may be experiencing a life crisis that is taxing your capacity to cope, and you are suffering from anxiety, depression and other signs of emotional distress. You may be a foreign national overwhelmed by issues you are facing and unsure who will understand and be able to help. I have over 35 years of experience as a psychologist, some of it abroad, working with people from varied cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds toward improving their lives.
(617) 206-4912 View (617) 206-4912
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Jena Talbot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be really hard. Whether you're struggling with mental health concerns like anxiety and depression, wanting to overcome relationship difficulties, healing from trauma, or facing the very real challenges of living life in this complex world, I believe change is possible. I'd be honored to accompany you on your journey to help you make the changes you'd like to see in your life. I will help you start to implement strategies in your life that will help make a difference in how you are functioning today.
Sometimes life can be really hard. Whether you're struggling with mental health concerns like anxiety and depression, wanting to overcome relationship difficulties, healing from trauma, or facing the very real challenges of living life in this complex world, I believe change is possible. I'd be honored to accompany you on your journey to help you make the changes you'd like to see in your life. I will help you start to implement strategies in your life that will help make a difference in how you are functioning today.
(617) 401-0493 View (617) 401-0493
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Marguerite Pierre
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Not accepting new clients
I will be on medical leave 12/10-12/24. Not accepting pts.It seems like you have tried everything and nothing seems to work or isn't long lasting. Young adulthood can be difficult; their personalities change and you fear that they might not overcome their challenges. Not only do I work with teens, but also adults who are experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. It can be nerve-racking to reach out to a counselor because you want to ensure you find someone who you can truly connect with. I have a clinician who joined the team who will offer services to teens, young adults and adults.
I will be on medical leave 12/10-12/24. Not accepting pts.It seems like you have tried everything and nothing seems to work or isn't long lasting. Young adulthood can be difficult; their personalities change and you fear that they might not overcome their challenges. Not only do I work with teens, but also adults who are experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. It can be nerve-racking to reach out to a counselor because you want to ensure you find someone who you can truly connect with. I have a clinician who joined the team who will offer services to teens, young adults and adults.
(857) 496-6394 View (857) 496-6394
Photo of Alissa Susan Kuznick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Alissa Susan Kuznick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We all face challenges in our lives. Some conflicts are the result of early childhood experiences, others more rooted in difficult, life altering experiences such as grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions or long standing feelings of depression and anxiety. It often feels overwhelming to address difficulties on our own. A therapeutic relationship can provide the support and encouragement needed to help understand and change destructive thoughts or behavior patterns, confront ones past issues with compassion and make positive life changes.
We all face challenges in our lives. Some conflicts are the result of early childhood experiences, others more rooted in difficult, life altering experiences such as grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions or long standing feelings of depression and anxiety. It often feels overwhelming to address difficulties on our own. A therapeutic relationship can provide the support and encouragement needed to help understand and change destructive thoughts or behavior patterns, confront ones past issues with compassion and make positive life changes.
(781) 786-7211 View (781) 786-7211
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Carol J Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Psychotherapy focuses on restoring perspective and building confidence in addressing life's challenges. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and based on an appreciation of each person's creative potential. Through asking questions, sharing knowledge and observations, and getting feedback, we work towards self-discovery and understanding. Together we focus on clarifying goals and identifying effective ways to meet them. Psychotherapy involves recognizing patterns, expectations, or beliefs that may have been helpful in the past, but are no longer. Addressing these patterns removes barriers to change. Strengths are identified and fostered, becoming the foundation for new ways of approaching things.
Psychotherapy focuses on restoring perspective and building confidence in addressing life's challenges. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and based on an appreciation of each person's creative potential. Through asking questions, sharing knowledge and observations, and getting feedback, we work towards self-discovery and understanding. Together we focus on clarifying goals and identifying effective ways to meet them. Psychotherapy involves recognizing patterns, expectations, or beliefs that may have been helpful in the past, but are no longer. Addressing these patterns removes barriers to change. Strengths are identified and fostered, becoming the foundation for new ways of approaching things.
(401) 680-6121 View (401) 680-6121
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Richard L Phillipps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MPH
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465  (Online Only)
For over 30 years I've been helping people overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable. I have special expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, and emotional issues related to physical illness. My dual background in Public Health and Social Work enables me to help people who have both psychological and health issues. I'm a strong advocate for family, peer and community support when acceptable to my clients.
For over 30 years I've been helping people overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable. I have special expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, and emotional issues related to physical illness. My dual background in Public Health and Social Work enables me to help people who have both psychological and health issues. I'm a strong advocate for family, peer and community support when acceptable to my clients.
(617) 440-7138 View (617) 440-7138
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Aliza Stein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and related disorders. I aim to help you build a meaningful life while tackling the tough emotions that come with it. Whether engaging in long-term or short-term therapy, I meet clients where they are, tailoring my approach to their unique needs using primarily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is centered on the client, providing validation, nonjudgmental support, and tangible tools for personal growth.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and related disorders. I aim to help you build a meaningful life while tackling the tough emotions that come with it. Whether engaging in long-term or short-term therapy, I meet clients where they are, tailoring my approach to their unique needs using primarily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is centered on the client, providing validation, nonjudgmental support, and tangible tools for personal growth.
(617) 958-7758 View (617) 958-7758
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Aliya Kleiner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Everyone needs support at times of transition and stress. These situations may be varied, from relationship difficulties, to illness, to the death of someone important. Or you might be in a place of wanting to have a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself. Whatever brings you to therapy, I am here to gently support you while also playing an engaged role in our time together.
Everyone needs support at times of transition and stress. These situations may be varied, from relationship difficulties, to illness, to the death of someone important. Or you might be in a place of wanting to have a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself. Whatever brings you to therapy, I am here to gently support you while also playing an engaged role in our time together.
(857) 226-4532 View (857) 226-4532
Photo of Jennifer Ruhl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Jennifer Ruhl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed independent social worker , licensed in MA ,VT and ME, with 20+ years of experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Clients describe me as warm, empathic, flexible, genuine, humorous and direct. I view the therapy process as a collaborative one in which you and I work together to address your challenges and allow you to move forward in a healthy way.
I am a licensed independent social worker , licensed in MA ,VT and ME, with 20+ years of experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Clients describe me as warm, empathic, flexible, genuine, humorous and direct. I view the therapy process as a collaborative one in which you and I work together to address your challenges and allow you to move forward in a healthy way.
(781) 253-8145 View (781) 253-8145
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Gabriella Arrien
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed and burned out. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to navigate the difficulties they face. By adopting a strengths-based approach, I strive to help individuals identify and leverage their inner resources to develop resilience and achieve their therapeutic goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where my clients and I work together as equal partners in exploring their concerns and co-creating personalized strategies for positive change.
(339) 240-6826 View (339) 240-6826
Photo of Beck Sloman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Beck Sloman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Newton, MA 02465
I specialize in supporting individuals eager for personal growth, particularly those navigating trauma, identity, and emotional challenges. Though I work with all ages, my practice is a haven for children, families, and couples, offering a compassionate space for healing and self-discovery. I also try to make space for men seeking support for challenges they might face.
I specialize in supporting individuals eager for personal growth, particularly those navigating trauma, identity, and emotional challenges. Though I work with all ages, my practice is a haven for children, families, and couples, offering a compassionate space for healing and self-discovery. I also try to make space for men seeking support for challenges they might face.
(617) 271-2910 View (617) 271-2910

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Youngsuk Kim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Independent of my job at MGH/Harvard Medical School as a clinical psychologist, I see clients in my private practice (Psychological Care and Consultancy, PLLC). I provide video telehealth only. I have extensive experience treating adults and 65+ suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, stresses associated with relationship and family conflicts, and educational and occupational concerns. I also have experience working with health professionals, high-functioning autism, late teens, and military service members. I am licensed in MA and RI.
Independent of my job at MGH/Harvard Medical School as a clinical psychologist, I see clients in my private practice (Psychological Care and Consultancy, PLLC). I provide video telehealth only. I have extensive experience treating adults and 65+ suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, stresses associated with relationship and family conflicts, and educational and occupational concerns. I also have experience working with health professionals, high-functioning autism, late teens, and military service members. I am licensed in MA and RI.
(857) 380-0222 View (857) 380-0222
Photo of Latrese Vance, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Newton, MA
Latrese Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
It can be challenging and scary to seek counseling and to take the first steps toward desired change. Being aware of that, Latrese is grateful and eager about the opportunity to meet people where they are and to help them get to where they want to be.
It can be challenging and scary to seek counseling and to take the first steps toward desired change. Being aware of that, Latrese is grateful and eager about the opportunity to meet people where they are and to help them get to where they want to be.
(617) 393-5409 View (617) 393-5409
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Asraa Alfatlawi
Counselor, Asraa A, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02466  (Online Only)
Covid-19 NOTICE: All appointments are telehealth (Online) sessions) In times of stress and uncertainty we all need someone that can help us focus on our mental health and well-being in the best way possible. Sometimes that comes in the form of therapy. I specialize in working with women who have been through trauma or difficult life experiences and are suffering as a result. As a psychotherapist, I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, family relationships and trauma.
Covid-19 NOTICE: All appointments are telehealth (Online) sessions) In times of stress and uncertainty we all need someone that can help us focus on our mental health and well-being in the best way possible. Sometimes that comes in the form of therapy. I specialize in working with women who have been through trauma or difficult life experiences and are suffering as a result. As a psychotherapist, I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, family relationships and trauma.
(781) 524-7066 View (781) 524-7066
Photo of Alan S Jacobson, Psychologist in West Newton, MA
Alan S Jacobson
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. I am trained in a wide variety of techniques that are designed to produce measurable and meaningful results. I also work with families and couples to help improve or repair relationships. My approach is positive, empathic, and solution-focused. Therapy results should not be a mystery - it should be clear that it works as you feel better, reach goals, and set new ones.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. I am trained in a wide variety of techniques that are designed to produce measurable and meaningful results. I also work with families and couples to help improve or repair relationships. My approach is positive, empathic, and solution-focused. Therapy results should not be a mystery - it should be clear that it works as you feel better, reach goals, and set new ones.
(617) 767-0148 View (617) 767-0148

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Number of Therapists in West Newton, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in West Newton, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
63% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Tufts
42% Aetna

How Therapists in West Newton, MA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Newton?

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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.