Stephanie  Thrower

Stephanie Thrower

Psychologist, PhD
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Woburn Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 2, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Career assessment and coaching
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Stephanie Thrower is a Licensed Psychologist who works with individuals (ages 14+) in Woburn, Massachusetts.  She is passionate about helping clients gain confidence and clarity in their roles at work or school, as well as in relationships. With a background in performance psychology and vocational counseling, she views clients as whole people and understands how someone’s professional and academic success relates to their physical and mental health, family life, and social identities.  

Dr. Thrower aims to provide a warm and trusting relationship with her clients.  She draws from psychodynamic, behavioral (CBT, ACT), and multicultural training to support clients in accessing and maximizing both internal and external resources. Dr. Thrower values authenticity, resilience, courage, and connection, and she brings these values to every session. 


Message to clients

Change can cause a great deal of stress, yet offers the opportunity for positive growth and transformation. Unfortunately, perfectionism, self-doubt, and difficulty prioritizing self-care gets in the way of our ability to thrive. I help individuals cope and find success during significant times of change. I have two small practices, one focused on perinatal mental health and the other focused on career counseling.

My approach is strengths-based and culturally responsive, viewing career and parenthood as crucial aspects of identity. I draw from my sport psychology background along with evidence-based treatment and assessments to bolster clients' courage and resilience.  Often, clients see improvement in self-care, functioning, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Specialties

Career assessment and coaching - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Multicultural counseling - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins, personal identity, and experience navigating work and school

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

Perinatal mental health - Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

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

Dr. Thrower can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Career counseling, assessment, & coaching sessions are not covered by insurance. 


Location(s)

Woburn practice
10 Tower Office Park, STE 212, Woburn, MA 01801
Not 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 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not 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 Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Boston College, PhD, 2018 
Boston College, MA, 2012
John F. Kennedy University, MA, 2009


Languages

English