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Top 10 psychologists in Boston, MA

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The Heart's Journey

The Heart's Journey

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Christine O. says, " I want to thank Abriete so very much! Her love and guidance greatly helped in pulling me out of an almost six year very dark depression. I was so lost and no longer felt I had a purpose in life. She helped me navigate the darkness and bring me back to the light. She also taught me that boundaries are my right and that taking care of me first was essential. I followed her advice and my life started to change for the better very quickly. If I ever find I need a pick me up, she will be the first person I reach out to. I cannot thank her enough! " Read more
HeartnSoul Holistic

HeartnSoul Holistic

4.5(2)
Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Brian J. says, "Very dedicated, honest and caring, works very well with our teenage daughter. " Read more
R Scott Carpenter - Cedar Counseling

R Scott Carpenter - Cedar Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
I'm a trauma informed clinician known for being down-to-earth and easy to engage and a good listener. I help people become more aware of how they think and feel to foster better connection. My strength is facilitating change by brainstorming a treatment plan that includes coping strategies and best practices to address low self esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD and obsessive thinking. I specialize in the important work of couples counseling and developed a communications curriculum. I'm also a licensed addiction counselor. I enjoy teaching concepts and coping techniques to help clients get unstuck or validate and encourage clients t...
Alison Da Silva Soul Awarenss Therapy

Alison Da Silva Soul Awarenss Therapy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Welcome to Alison Da Silva Soul Awareness Therapy, where I, Alison, offer specialized therapy and counseling services tailored to meet your individual and family needs. Based in Danvers, MA, I provide compassionate and comprehensive family and relationship counseling. With a focus on fostering personal growth and healing, I am dedicated to supporting you through life's challenges. Whether you're looking to improve your relationships or seeking personal transformation, I am here to guide you on your journey towards greater self-awareness and well-being.
Karli K International Life Coaching Services

Karli K International Life Coaching Services

4.9Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Maggie L. says, "Karli is an EXCEPTIONAL therapist. She’ll have you discover and uncover areas of your life you never knew existed. She’s Great!! " Read more
Emotional Freedom Counseling & Therapy Clinic

Emotional Freedom Counseling & Therapy Clinic

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Cliff B. says, "I was quite satisfied with the attention to detail and the comfortable service provided.. The therapist was very thorough and was able to assist me in find a solution to the challenges I was facing... " Read more
The Body Fleurish / Massage By Jeffrey Alan

The Body Fleurish / Massage By Jeffrey Alan

New on Thervo
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
My "Working Life" Spa Space will be an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation, focusing on personalized experiences for clients seeking top-notch skincare treatments and stress relief. The spa will offer a serene ambiance, expert therapists, and luxurious treatments making you pampered. Massage is healing and can be a transformation from what was to the Is Now!
JC Spiritual Coach

JC Spiritual Coach

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Carol D. says, "I love the way he talks and put my ideas together. I could see beyond of my negative thoughts and problems. His advices and exercises to improve my mind and soul have transformed me insideout. Thank you so much, I definitely keep going on with the treatments whith him." Read more
Peace Path Massage

Peace Path Massage

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Are you seeking relief from stress, tension, or chronic pain? Look no further than peace path massage, where your well-being is our priority. **Why Choose Us?** - **Expert Therapists**: Our certified massage therapist are skilled in a variety of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. Personalized Treatments: Each session is tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective experience. Relaxing Environment: Immerse yourself in our serene, spa-like atmosphere designed to promote relaxation and healing. Convenient Location:Located in the heart of the city, with ample parking and flexible hours t
Sal Caraviello MEd, MA

Sal Caraviello MEd, MA

New on Thervo
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Hope. Healing and Thriving. Journeying with people to help them find the higher ground in their lives.

Your psychology questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a psychologist cost?

A psychologist costs $100 to $250 per session if the treatment is not covered by insurance, depending on their experience, specialty, and location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. With insurance, the average cost of a visit with a psychologist is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week through websites offering membership plans or $85 to $135+ per session through an online provider network. Online therapy membership plans typically include support from a licensed psychologist, therapist, or mental health counselor via texting, online chat, or email. Plans priced at the higher end of the range also include one or two therapy sessions per week via video.

What is a psychologist and what do they do?

A psychologist is a licensed mental health professional who studies human behavior and uses an assortment of treatment methods to help people improve their lives. A psychologist can help you understand your emotions, cope with stressful situations, and strengthen your self-esteem. Psychologists guide you in making the necessary changes in your thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

A psychologist can help you with a variety of short-term and long-term problems:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Stressful situations
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anger management
  • Addiction

Can a psychologist prescribe medication?

Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification before being allowed to write prescriptions.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Your psychologist may refer you to your general practitioner or a psychiatrist for a prescription if needed.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A psychologist is not a medical doctor but is trained in helping clients with mental health conditions. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication—except in Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—but can diagnose issues like depression, anxiety, or phobias and provide talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or other treatments.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is authorized to prescribe medication. While psychiatrists will diagnose your condition and determine the proper treatment plan, they typically don't offer talk therapy and will refer you to a psychologist for those services instead.

Can a psychologist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed psychologist can diagnose mental health conditions in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the psychologist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a psychologist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I find the best psychologist near me?

When seeking a psychologist for mental health care, first consider the type of therapy you would prefer. Common methods include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Once you've decided which therapy method you'd like to pursue, follow these tips to find the best psychologist for you:

  • Choose psychologists who specialize in your area of concern.
  • Identify at least three potential psychologists to choose from.
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read psychologists' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the psychologist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Speak with the psychologist via phone to discuss the questions shown below.
  • Schedule an initial session to make sure the psychologist's communication and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask psychologists?

Ask these questions to help you find a psychologist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Are you licensed as a psychologist in this state?
  • What experience do you have in treating clients with my concern?
  • What therapy style or treatment methods do you commonly use for this issue?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?
  • Do you accept my health insurance? Will you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Are there any exceptions to the confidentiality rules for my treatment sessions?

Reviews for Boston psychologists

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Karun D.
I met Abriete Medore a little over a year ago, and in that time I have found her to be open, caring, non-judgemental and perceptive. During this period I have been in a search for a new, truer identity and in my contacts with Abriete I have found that she has been able to hold for me that space, that image of my truer Self in a way that helped me to believe in it more strongly and to learn to accept it as real. She has such an open-hearted approach to relationships, it feels like she makes herself vulnerable in a positive way that helps those she relates with to find that tender space within themselves, in order to better explore and heal that which needs healing.
The Heart's Journey
John
Kind and caring instructors ... suited to my type of yoga... you can’t go wrong with HeartnSoul studio
HeartnSoul Holistic
Elise C.
My Experience with Karli K’s life coaching was amazing ! Going in I was at a low point in my life. I never knew I needed a life coach until I met her. She is a great listener and really took the time to understand who I was as a person. Something that stood out to me during our sessions that many of my past therapists lacked was the way that she presented advice to me. The advice she gave was specifically for me and pertinent to my story , not advice on what she would do if she were me . Her passion and positive outlook made all of our encounters very comforting for me. Thank you for inspiring me to live a more successful and purposeful life. I truely enjoyed working with such an incredible person like you !
Karli K International Life Coaching Services
Aliya C.
I liked that an atmosphere was created for the client to feel comfortable and to speak freely. The counselor asked "Open questions" which gave me the opportunity to express my anxieties while providing her with the opportunity to gather adequate information about my concerns. She displayed active listening skills and was able to guide me into making good decisions. The counsellor was frank and unbias.
Emotional Freedom Counseling & Therapy Clinic
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