Aaron Kaplan, Therapist in Waltham, Massachusetts — Zencare
Aaron  Kaplan
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Aaron Kaplan

Psychologist, PsyD Practice: Hope Ave Therapy
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Waltham Accepting In-person
Updated October 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Identity development
  • Depression
  • Existential concerns
  • Psychological evaluations (WAIS-IV, PAI, Rorschach)

Professional statement

Aaron Kaplan is a Licensed Psychologist in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Kaplan works primarily with young adults and teens navigating challenging relationships, identity exploration, and individuation from family of origin. He especially enjoys working with emerging adults who are living away from home for the first time and trying to figure out who they are and what they want out of life.

Dr. Kaplan is a culturally competent therapist who has worked with clients from a wide range of races, ethnicities, and belief systems. In the therapy room, he is patient, warm, and compassionate, and takes a genuinely curious approach to learning about his clients. His style is upfront and open, and he frequently tells his clients that they're welcome to ask anything, in an effort to mitigate the power dynamic. His practice is rooted in a person-centered, humanistic approach.

Outside his work with individuals, Dr. Kaplan leads a men’s psychotherapy group and an interpersonal process group. His office is conveniently located near Brandeis and Bentley University.

Message to clients

If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, isolated, scared and possibly in emotional pain. I aim to provide a safe space that is mutually created through a trusting connection built to hold whatever you bring into therapy. The therapy space is your space, so it is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood. I look forward to working together with you to grow, change, heal, and build a more satisfying and purposeful life.


College & graduate student mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential concerns - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Psychological evaluations (WAIS-IV, PAI, Rorschach) - Utilizing tests and assessments to identify strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Aaron Kaplan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Personality Assessment Inventory: $350 (n/a)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Waltham practice
20 Hope Avenue, Suite 312, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Brandeis University Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018
Rhode Island College Counseling Center, 2016 - 2017
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, 2015 - 2016
Massachusetts Mental Health Center/BIDMC PREP Program, 2014 - 2015

William James College, PsyD, 2017
University of Rochester, BA, 2009




Therapy Groups

Aaron  Kaplan
Young Adult Men's Psychotherapy Group

This all-male group provides a safe and supportive place for young men to discuss and explore questions about their own psychology, self-identity, interpersonal relationships, and stressors.

Aaron  Kaplan
Ourselves and Others: An Interpersonal Process Group for Young Adults

This weekly group offers young adults an opportunity to gain an understanding of their current way of interacting with others while learning and experimenting with new ways to improve communication and relationships.

Client testimonials

"Aaron was helpful and thoughtful."
- Zencare client • December 2020