Therapists in Worcester, MA

Photo of Michael King, Counselor in Worcester, MA
Michael King
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01603  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating Substance Use, Mood Disorders, and Personality Disorders using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Combining these tried and tested therapies with genuine compassion, validation and understanding is how we will help build insight and resilience to find a path toward the living the life you want.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating Substance Use, Mood Disorders, and Personality Disorders using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Combining these tried and tested therapies with genuine compassion, validation and understanding is how we will help build insight and resilience to find a path toward the living the life you want.
(774) 344-3304 View (774) 344-3304
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Emmanuella (Emma) Tem
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MS, MHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01604
I am Emma, a dynamic woman of color who is passionate about helping people through mental health challenges to feel more confident and functional in their daily lives. Using evidence-based treatment approaches, I pride myself in being client-centered and want to help you achieve your goals. I am directly supervised by a certified sex therapist and can also provide sexual health counseling and gender affirming care, including support letters.
I am Emma, a dynamic woman of color who is passionate about helping people through mental health challenges to feel more confident and functional in their daily lives. Using evidence-based treatment approaches, I pride myself in being client-centered and want to help you achieve your goals. I am directly supervised by a certified sex therapist and can also provide sexual health counseling and gender affirming care, including support letters.
(508) 500-8590 View (508) 500-8590
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Lauren Auchey
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01608  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals of all backgrounds. I have experience working with individuals that have trauma histories, experience depression, anxiety, ADHD or are going through life changes. I primarily work individually with adults and adolescents. Many of my clients are seeking support to make life changes in order to pursue a better future for themselves and their families.
I enjoy working with individuals of all backgrounds. I have experience working with individuals that have trauma histories, experience depression, anxiety, ADHD or are going through life changes. I primarily work individually with adults and adolescents. Many of my clients are seeking support to make life changes in order to pursue a better future for themselves and their families.
(508) 593-7763 View (508) 593-7763
Photo of Karin E Peterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Karin E Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01604  (Online Only)
I work with children, adolescents and adults to promote learning, healing and growing. As a Client of mine, we focus on your strengths while we work towards managing your setbacks, pressures, and losses that life presents. I would support you to cope emotionally and rationally with these challenges. To build your resilience and power, I listen openly to who you are and who you want to become while gently pointing out reality .
I work with children, adolescents and adults to promote learning, healing and growing. As a Client of mine, we focus on your strengths while we work towards managing your setbacks, pressures, and losses that life presents. I would support you to cope emotionally and rationally with these challenges. To build your resilience and power, I listen openly to who you are and who you want to become while gently pointing out reality .
(774) 272-4020 View (774) 272-4020
Photo of Shana Simkin Shwachman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Worcester, MA
Shana Simkin Shwachman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01608
My practice focuses on treating adolescents, teens, and young adults experiencing anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, life transitions, depression, and family conflict. I provide a supportive environment where each client learns they do not have to navigate their challenges alone, while instilling confidence in them and their ability to face them head-on. I help individuals and families develop insight, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others. My goal is to equip my clients with skills to become more resilient and successful.
My practice focuses on treating adolescents, teens, and young adults experiencing anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, life transitions, depression, and family conflict. I provide a supportive environment where each client learns they do not have to navigate their challenges alone, while instilling confidence in them and their ability to face them head-on. I help individuals and families develop insight, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others. My goal is to equip my clients with skills to become more resilient and successful.
(978) 344-6248 View (978) 344-6248
Photo of Amber Considine, Pre-Licensed Professional in Worcester, MA
Amber Considine
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01603  (Online Only)
I am a pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in relationship and sex therapy. Many people tell me that I am the first person they have ever talked to about "this stuff". I primarily enjoy working with motivated clients who are interested in navigating the complexities of their intimate lives with openness and honesty. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and multi partner relationships exploring intimacy, sexual functioning, power dynamics, and communication. My passion lies with helping others feel empowered by their sexuality and supporting the creation of sexual authenticity.
I am a pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in relationship and sex therapy. Many people tell me that I am the first person they have ever talked to about "this stuff". I primarily enjoy working with motivated clients who are interested in navigating the complexities of their intimate lives with openness and honesty. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and multi partner relationships exploring intimacy, sexual functioning, power dynamics, and communication. My passion lies with helping others feel empowered by their sexuality and supporting the creation of sexual authenticity.
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Elly Romero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01609
Not accepting new clients
I have a special interest in issues of diversity and inclusion and exploring clients' unique experiences and relationships with their intersecting identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, Deaf/hard of hearing/child of deaf adults, religion, gender, sexuality). My particular areas of interest include trauma/PTSD, LGBTQIA* identity, depression/anxiety, major life transitions, college mental health, emotional regulation, multiculturalism and immigration. I have experience and training in psychological assessments, individual, group, and family therapy.
I have a special interest in issues of diversity and inclusion and exploring clients' unique experiences and relationships with their intersecting identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, Deaf/hard of hearing/child of deaf adults, religion, gender, sexuality). My particular areas of interest include trauma/PTSD, LGBTQIA* identity, depression/anxiety, major life transitions, college mental health, emotional regulation, multiculturalism and immigration. I have experience and training in psychological assessments, individual, group, and family therapy.
(508) 306-8024 View (508) 306-8024
Photo of Burgess G Brown, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Worcester, MA
Burgess G Brown
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01604  (Online Only)
Have substances caused so much harm in your life they could be destroying what you've worked so hard for? Have others commented on behaviors that keep you from keeping family, employment and other obligations? Has your quality of life fallen lower than you may want to admit? Have you tried in the past, possibly dedicating a month or more to inpatient treatment, only to give in again. Tired and scared of what may be next? Addiction is a serious problem that requires professional intervention.
Have substances caused so much harm in your life they could be destroying what you've worked so hard for? Have others commented on behaviors that keep you from keeping family, employment and other obligations? Has your quality of life fallen lower than you may want to admit? Have you tried in the past, possibly dedicating a month or more to inpatient treatment, only to give in again. Tired and scared of what may be next? Addiction is a serious problem that requires professional intervention.
(508) 388-5355 View (508) 388-5355
Photo of Sarah Baillie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Sarah Baillie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01609  (Online Only)
Therapy is a special, intimate process through which individuals may heal, evolve, and flourish. Clients who work with me are eager to invest in their wellbeing, growth, and quality of life and relationships.
Therapy is a special, intimate process through which individuals may heal, evolve, and flourish. Clients who work with me are eager to invest in their wellbeing, growth, and quality of life and relationships.
(508) 715-8101 View (508) 715-8101
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Erica L Whyte
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01610
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 17 years of experience in residential schools and outreach mental health clinics. I use a mix of therapeutic treatment modalities, including CBT, ABA, Humanistic, Rogerian, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing. I treat anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, OCD, ODD, reactive attachment, and other related issues, conditions, and disorders.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 17 years of experience in residential schools and outreach mental health clinics. I use a mix of therapeutic treatment modalities, including CBT, ABA, Humanistic, Rogerian, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing. I treat anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, OCD, ODD, reactive attachment, and other related issues, conditions, and disorders.
(508) 501-3807 View (508) 501-3807
Photo of Catherine Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Catherine Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
Accepting New Clients. I have been a social worker for 23 years servicing clients who are coping with life's difficulties and challenges. I believe in meeting you where you are at, and then assisting you to progress to where you want to be. I will guarantee you a safe, non-judgmental space to talk where you will be treated with respect and dignity. My experience encompasses many issues that face us on a daily basis, including, grief & loss, anxiety & depression, trauma, weight loss & self-esteem issues., chronic & terminal illness, and narcissistic abuse recovery. Telehealth/In-person sessions offered.
Accepting New Clients. I have been a social worker for 23 years servicing clients who are coping with life's difficulties and challenges. I believe in meeting you where you are at, and then assisting you to progress to where you want to be. I will guarantee you a safe, non-judgmental space to talk where you will be treated with respect and dignity. My experience encompasses many issues that face us on a daily basis, including, grief & loss, anxiety & depression, trauma, weight loss & self-esteem issues., chronic & terminal illness, and narcissistic abuse recovery. Telehealth/In-person sessions offered.
(508) 658-9122 View (508) 658-9122
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Hillary Murphy
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01603  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is to help others. I specialize in OCD and PTSD treatment and always provide a calm, supportive environment for my clients. I have experience working with people of all ages in both in-person and telehealth settings.
My passion is to help others. I specialize in OCD and PTSD treatment and always provide a calm, supportive environment for my clients. I have experience working with people of all ages in both in-person and telehealth settings.
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Photo of Julie Orozco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Julie Orozco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01603
Sometimes, the bravery it takes to step into the life you want for yourself can be shaken by the allure of familiarity- old patterns of behavior and thinking can be both maddening and comforting simultaneously. When the desire to change begins to outweigh the comfort associated with the ways you've always done things, knowing how to show up in the world in new ways is daunting. Helping you decipher the functions of unhelpful behavior patterns, release what is no longer serving you, and enhance the areas of your life that align with your ideal self are core to the work we will do together.
Sometimes, the bravery it takes to step into the life you want for yourself can be shaken by the allure of familiarity- old patterns of behavior and thinking can be both maddening and comforting simultaneously. When the desire to change begins to outweigh the comfort associated with the ways you've always done things, knowing how to show up in the world in new ways is daunting. Helping you decipher the functions of unhelpful behavior patterns, release what is no longer serving you, and enhance the areas of your life that align with your ideal self are core to the work we will do together.
(774) 450-7377 View (774) 450-7377
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Bethany D'Amico Hackenson
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01603
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
Photo of Barbara Palmgren, Counselor in Worcester, MA
Barbara Palmgren
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01605
I believe that every person has their own strengths and weaknesses. My job is help individuals understand these strengths, that will in turn help them reach their potential. My style of therapy is eclectic. I base my approach on an individual basis and try to meet the client where they are, at the present moment, and work from there. I believe that everybody is unique and I try to accomodate individual needs to the best of my ability. I prefer to use a humanistic approach to counseling. My existing clients describe me as being very laid back and understanding, which helps in the therapeutic process.
I believe that every person has their own strengths and weaknesses. My job is help individuals understand these strengths, that will in turn help them reach their potential. My style of therapy is eclectic. I base my approach on an individual basis and try to meet the client where they are, at the present moment, and work from there. I believe that everybody is unique and I try to accomodate individual needs to the best of my ability. I prefer to use a humanistic approach to counseling. My existing clients describe me as being very laid back and understanding, which helps in the therapeutic process.
(508) 779-5633 View (508) 779-5633
Photo of Theodore Ng, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Theodore Ng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01601  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, but everyone deserves a listening ear. Whether you are going through a personal loss, relationship struggle, job transition, or difficulty managing your individual circumstances; I want to be that support for you.
Life can be challenging, but everyone deserves a listening ear. Whether you are going through a personal loss, relationship struggle, job transition, or difficulty managing your individual circumstances; I want to be that support for you.
(508) 501-0235 View (508) 501-0235
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Marcia Joan Amarsingh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC- 1, CDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01608
I am an Independently licensed Substance Abuse Therapist operating and managing a multi-modal group practice. I have extensive experience in evaluating and treating substance abuse and mental illness, detoxification, rehabilitation, in home services and corrections. I believe it is important in treating individuals using a multi-modal approach .
I am an Independently licensed Substance Abuse Therapist operating and managing a multi-modal group practice. I have extensive experience in evaluating and treating substance abuse and mental illness, detoxification, rehabilitation, in home services and corrections. I believe it is important in treating individuals using a multi-modal approach .
(508) 338-4797 View (508) 338-4797
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I.C. Solutions LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MFT, LADC-1
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01610
Are you struggling to navigate through life challenges? Are you feeling misunderstood by family or friends? Do you engage in destructive behaviors? Do you lack interest in formerly enjoyed activities? Regardless of the circumstance, I. C. Solutions will support you in overcoming your problems.
Are you struggling to navigate through life challenges? Are you feeling misunderstood by family or friends? Do you engage in destructive behaviors? Do you lack interest in formerly enjoyed activities? Regardless of the circumstance, I. C. Solutions will support you in overcoming your problems.
(774) 344-3547 View (774) 344-3547
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Paul Harris Sandman
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
My ideal clients are interested in improving their self awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I treat any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, relationship issues, sexual behaviors, trauma, domestic violence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, attention deficit difficulties, autism, schizophrenia, stress management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, child behavior and attitude problems, school behavior, low motivation, weight loss, quitting smoking, grief and loss of a loved one, divorce, parenting issues, co-dependency, pain management, social skills development, bi-polar disorder, abusive family situations, work problems, shame/inappropriate guilt, and negative thinking but treat many more issues.
My ideal clients are interested in improving their self awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I treat any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, relationship issues, sexual behaviors, trauma, domestic violence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, attention deficit difficulties, autism, schizophrenia, stress management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, child behavior and attitude problems, school behavior, low motivation, weight loss, quitting smoking, grief and loss of a loved one, divorce, parenting issues, co-dependency, pain management, social skills development, bi-polar disorder, abusive family situations, work problems, shame/inappropriate guilt, and negative thinking but treat many more issues.
(774) 768-0617 View (774) 768-0617
Photo of Elizabeth Austin, Psychologist in Worcester, MA
Elizabeth Austin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
Not accepting new clients
I work best with clients who are ready to make changes to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. I have interest and expertise in working with multiple medical conditions. Our meetings will be active, lively and productive while we work toward lasting improvement. After we set goals for therapy, I work collaboratively with my clients to target the barriers that may be affecting their ability to improve physical and emotional health. Therapy can focus on anxiety, depression, coping with health-related issues, or phase of life concerns.
I work best with clients who are ready to make changes to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. I have interest and expertise in working with multiple medical conditions. Our meetings will be active, lively and productive while we work toward lasting improvement. After we set goals for therapy, I work collaboratively with my clients to target the barriers that may be affecting their ability to improve physical and emotional health. Therapy can focus on anxiety, depression, coping with health-related issues, or phase of life concerns.
(508) 644-8159 View (508) 644-8159

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Worcester, MA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Worcester, MA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
69% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Optum

How Therapists in Worcester, MA see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Worcester?

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.