Ira  Gooch

Ira Gooch

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend appointments in Online & In-home therapy (MA) practice (updated December 17, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Marijuana/Substance use
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ira Gooch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers in home and remote therapy in Massachusetts. He specializes in substance use challenges, trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety. He has experience working with individuals across the lifespan—from teens to older adults.

Ira has extensive experience in evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices and utilizes all of these treatment approaches in his sessions. He helps his clients learn to focus on the positive aspects of their life and visualize their goals. He also makes a concerted effort to establish a safe space for individuals to process past experiences and learn to reframe their thoughts and emotions.

Ira believes everyone deserves to have a life filled with joy. He looks forward to helping you learn how to develop healthier coping strategies to take on life’s challenges.

Message to clients

Hello, I'm a man who loves his family and his dogs. I enjoy spending time in nature and think it's important to protect natural places and ecosystems. I also feel that it's just as important to protect and support all community in our country and the world. I have devoted my professional career to trying make the world a better place for everyone. I know that because of where I was born and who my ancestors were I have privilege. I have made the conscientious decision to try and use that privilege to help others. I am grateful that I have been able to make a career out of helping people.


Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools

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

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Marijuana/Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

General expertise


Ira Gooch is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

Therapist's note

Ira can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online & In-home therapy (MA) practice
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Clinical Health Care Manager, 2018 - Present

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Transitional Day Program Coordinator, 2016 - 2018

Habit Op/Co, Drug Rehab. Clinician, 2015 – 2016

South Bay Mental Health, Masters Level Therapist, 2014 – 2015

Center House Day Treatment Program, Intern, 2013 – 2014

South End Community Health Center CBFS, Rehabilitative Specialist, 2009 – 2014

Lesley University, MA, 2014

College of the Atlantic, BA, 2003


  • English

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