Elizabeth  Baratta
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Elizabeth Baratta

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Spring Hill Accepting In-person

Offering a 6 session group for pregnant persons starting in January 2024. For birthers 6mo. +; helping you to prepare for birth and the postpartum time-there is a lot to learn. Ask me!

Updated December 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Codependency
  • Trauma
  • Mind-body connection
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Elizabeth Baratta LMHC has been working as a mental Health professional since 1991, and as a licensed therapist since 1999. She has worked in community mental health and psychiatric emergency services in her early career and as a therapist in private practice since 2010. Personal growth is one of the most important values of hers, and in 2022 she trained as a birth doula and yoga teacher, adding these areas to the work she does. These skills aligned and strengthened her work with women struggling with all aspects of pregnancy and birth.

Elizabeth's therapeutic approach in rooted in her training as an expressive therapist but like most clinicians she uses an eclectic method based on client's needs and integrates many approaches including; Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness based practices with a backbone of Psychodynamic theory-relating an individuals past to their present to assist them is observing their own patterns of relating to themselves, relating to others and the world. She takes a trauma informed approach using self compassion to build self support.

Historically Elizabeth has worked with female identifying clients who are struggling with depression and anxiety and this has become more specialized to peripartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her clients are pregnant people who have struggled with miscarriage losses, depression while pregnant, infant loss and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her training and experience as a birth doula has informed this area of her work.

Elizabeth's style is interactive, non-judgmental, and always trusting clients do know what is best for them. Using support, active listening and humor, Elizabeth assists clients to listen to their inner knowing by working on what gets in the way of that inner knowing-anxiety, family and cultural forces and expectations, perfectionism and ultimately helping folks to recognizing there is no "right" answer, but the right choice for them.


Message to clients

Welcome, come in and take a deep breath. Here you can find a place to rest. In our busy, busy lives it's a gift to have a place to go where someone is completely present with you to listen, support and connect. There is nothing to get right here...all of you is welcome even the parts of you that you might not bring out to the light very often-they will be supported too.

Each person needs a different kind of support, so after 2-3 sessions we'll check in; how is it going for you? What is working well for you and what is not? This is also a great practice in being clear and attending to your own needs by asking for what you want.


Specialties

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Initial session: $160 (55min)

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
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I use Square for co-pay, deductibles and private pay fees.


Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9a-4p (last client)
  • Thu 9a-4p (last client)
  • Fri 9a-3p (last client)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Spring Hill practice
Gibbens St., Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9a-4p (last client)
  • Thu 9a-4p (last client)
  • Fri 9a-3p (last client)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Lesley University, Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - 2019
North Suffolk Mental Health, B.E.S.T. crisis Clinician, 2004 - 2011
Cambridge District Court, Clinician-motherhood Program, 2003 - 2011

Lesley University, MA: Expressive Therapies, 1999
New York University, MA: Educational Psychology, 1992
University of Rhode Island, BA: Psychology, 1990


Licensure

Massachusetts: 5170


Languages

English