Stephanie  Thrower
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Stephanie Thrower

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Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated August 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women's issues
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Career Support

Professional statement

Dr. Stephanie Thrower is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. She provides individual therapy and career counseling/coaching at the intersection of parenthood + career. Many of Dr. Thrower’s clients seek help when they are feeling lost, overwhelmed, burnt out, stuck in the distraction of perfectionism, and ready to have a more easeful, connected, and purposeful existence.

Dr. Thrower is trained in several evidence-based treatments and largely draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Dr. Thrower leads with validation, seeking ways to help clients experience the full range of emotions (even the tough ones) in order to approach their life more fully and according to their values. In a session, Dr. Thrower focuses therapy on the client’s short-term and long goals, all the while supporting skill development to cope with the highs and lows of life.

Dr. Stephanie Thrower is a graduate of Boston College's doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. In addition, she received her masters in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Sport Psychology. Her clinical training includes a variety of settings, primarily occurring within community and Veteran hospitals. She gained advanced training for perinatal mental health and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Thrower also has a research interest and experience training mental health providers to be more racially and culturally responsive.

Dr. Thrower hopes her clients will find her to be genuine, informed, and compassionate. She seeks to establish a therapeutic relationship where clients are comfortable providing feedback and centering their goals and needs. In addition, Dr. Thrower sees therapy as offering an invaluable opportunity to deepen an individual's understanding of who they are in the world, including making sense of how they see themselves, how the world sees them, and how to find liberation from oppression that undoubtedly harms our well-being.


Message to clients

I help individuals gain confidence and clarity in their values and purpose. Life can feel overwhelming amidst the never-ending to-do lists, the high demands of those around you, and the perfectionism sewn into every domain in your life you encounter...oh yeah and also loss and disappointment that we may avoid because we're trying to keep afloat.

Before clients reach out for therapy, they tend to think something is wrong with them. They think, "Other parents seem to have no trouble balancing their careers and having kids, why can't I?" They feel like on paper they are doing all the right things, but their anxiety and self-doubt tell them otherwise. Ultimately, building self-compassion is key to finding peace and purpose.

It takes bravery to be present with your feelings in the midst of major change and challenge. Living wholeheartedly at work and at home not out of your reach. If you want to live your life with more courage, less self-criticism, and more hope I’d love to help you get there.


Specialties

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Perinatal mental health - Anxiety, depression, and general adjustment in the process of becoming parents, including the period of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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

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

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

Career Support - Support around personal and professional growth; explore purpose, values and establishing meaningful goals. Cope with impossibility of "work life balance" as parents and connecting with intuition to feel more empowered and clear




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents

Insurance

Stephanie Thrower 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: $250 (50min)

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
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
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

You might be able to get reimbursed for out-of-network therapy! Check out my website to use the free benefits calculator to estimate your costs.

Career counseling, assessment, & coaching sessions may not covered by insurance, but may be partially or fully covered by your employer.


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 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years


Boston College, PhD, 2018
Boston College, MA, 2013
John F. Kennedy University, MA, 2009


Licensure

Massachusetts: 11096


Languages

English