Raphael Apter, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
Raphael  Apter
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Raphael Apter

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Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated November 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Raphael Apter is a licensed mental health counselor located in Boston, MA. Raphael is strongly committed to understanding and advocating for social justice issues, and many of his clients arrive at therapy because of the emotions that come with a deep sense of national and global injustice. Raphael works with clients to address any feelings of hopelessness or lack of optimism clients may feel about the future, which can impact their overall mental health. Raphael also helps clients to work through persistent anxiety, depression, and grief as well as to safely explore and process traumatic experiences.

Raphael’s approach to therapy combines many popular therapy modalities. Raphael teaches clients about psychological topics like attachment theory and family systems. He encourages clients to become introspective about their inner worlds with a psychodynamic approach, asking them about their motivations, needs, desires, and the reasons behind their instincts. Clients set goals for themselves, whether that’s to feel a certain way, engage in healthy relationships, or make a major change in their lives. Raphael supports clients every step of the way until they reach their goals. When faced with a roadblock, he helps clients gain a sense of meaning as well as practice self-compassion.

Raphael earned a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has nearly ten years of experience as a therapist. His goal is to empower clients to live closely to their values, and affirms his clients’ identities, experiences, and choices so they can feel hopeful despite the news cycle.


Message to clients

I look forward to meeting and talking with prospective clients about how I may be able to help and support them.

I have an eclectic approach; one that borrows from many different theories and techniques to best serve the needs of my clients. I often focus in on the stories and narratives we learn to tell ourselves, and work with clients to find alternatives to the patterns of thinking that keep them feeling unable to make progress in their lives. I draw most from strengths-based and client-centered approaches; ones that are affirming and self-esteem building.

The therapeutic relationship is a special and sacred bond. I encourage all prospective and current clients to openly and regularly discuss with me about what they need from their sessions in order to feel that real progress is being made. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any further questions prior to requesting an appointment.


Specialties

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Raphael Apter 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: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • 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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Appointments canceled less than 48 hours prior will be subject to full charge of session 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 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Codman Square Health Center, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2015 - Present
Bay Cove Treatment Center, Clinician, 2013 - 2015

University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.S., Mental Health Counseling, 2013


Licensure

Massachusetts: 9431


Languages

English