Profile image of Brighter Life Therapy

Brighter Life TherapyGroup practice

Group practice

3 providers

Anxiety -Adjustment difficulties & disorders-College & graduate student mental health-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Childhood trauma- Relationship issues-
AboutProvidersSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Practice Information

Welcome to Brighter Life Therapy, a compassionate and dedicated therapy practice nestled in Arlington, MA, where we specialize in supporting individuals across various life stages. From teenagers to young adults and adults, we understand the unique challenges that life can bring.

Many who come to us are experiencing overwhelming feelings and are simply too fatigued to initiate change on their own. We recognize that taking the first step can be daunting, especially when grappling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or overwhelming emotions like frustration and sadness, which can spill over into physical symptoms like headaches or insomnia.

Our team at Brighter Life Therapy is here to offer a guiding light, assisting our clients as they embark on their journey towards healing. We believe in personalized care, tailoring each treatment plan to meet individual needs. Sessions are not rigid but rather flexible, led by the client's pace and comfort.

Taking a holistic approach, we delve into healing the mind, body, and spirit. Our therapists utilize evidence-based modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while integrating mindfulness practices to cultivate self-awareness and grounding techniques.

What sets us apart is our team's wealth of experience and unwavering dedication to our clients' well-being. Every conversation is infused with warmth and empathy, fostering a safe space for growth and transformation. Let Brighter Life Therapy be your partner in finding clarity, resilience, and a brighter path forward.


What services does your practice offer?

Brighter Life Therapy stands as a comprehensive therapy group practice nestled in the heart of Arlington, MA, dedicated to providing a wide range of individual and group services to support our community.

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Julian Pino, we are proud to offer specialized group sessions designed to address specific needs and foster personal growth. These groups include Anger Management, tailored to help individuals navigate and transform their responses to anger, and our General Support Group, a nurturing environment for diverse challenges and shared experiences.

Our commitment extends beyond traditional therapy; we strive to create a space where individuals can find solace, support, and a pathway toward brighter, more fulfilling lives. Whether seeking individual sessions or the camaraderie of group dynamics, Brighter Life Therapy is here to accompany you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.

What are your practice's specialties?

The expert therapists at Brighter Life Therapy bring a wealth of specialized knowledge across various domains, encompassing but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, sports performance enhancement, and a myriad of other individual needs.

Why should I choose your practice?

Brighter Life Therapy sets itself apart by offering a versatile range of therapy options, including both telehealth and in-person sessions. Our team comprises professionals with diverse expertise, from Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) to Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) practitioners. We believe in providing comprehensive, compassionate, and convenient therapy experiences to meet the unique needs of each individual.

How does payment work at your practice?

Brighter Life Therapy is proud to be in-network with major insurance providers such as Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. For those without these insurances, we also offer private pay options. Our intake rate is $225.00, with subsequent regular sessions ranging from $160.00 to $200.00, depending on the provider and service provided.

Clients opting for private pay can request monthly Superbills, which can be submitted to their insurance companies for potential partial reimbursement (subject to individual insurance coverage). We encourage clients to inquire with their insurance carriers regarding coverage details to make informed decisions about their reimbursement options.


Head of Practice's Licensure

Massachusetts: 10867


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

We have several clinicians with current openings, who see a multitude of specialties.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$210 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$180 - $210
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$55 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We accept Aetna and BCBS insurances, and self pay options.

We offer assistance with private pay options for Veterans.