He/Him/HisMaster of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Raphael Apter, LMHC 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 provides psycho-education to clients about 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 to 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 even in uncertain times.
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
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Appointments canceled less than 48 hours prior will be subject to full charge of session fees.
Years of Experience: 11 years
Codman Square Health Center, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2015 - 2023
Bay Cove Treatment Center, Clinician, 2013 - 2015
University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.S., Mental Health Counseling, 2013