Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in Boston Area

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in Boston Area who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Hannah  Goodman

Hannah Goodman

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

I believe that all of us can help ourselves once we have the tools and resources to do so. Through practice, commitment, and support, anyone can work through life stressors and transitions. Sometimes we need extra encouragement, and sometimes we need to learn those self-help skills in order to be able to help ourselves through a tough time. I believe in your inner strength and resilience and see my role as teacher/coach and sometimes cheerleader. I aim to help you discover how you want your life to be and then to help you figure out how to get there.


David  Kilgallon

David Kilgallon

23 Massachusetts 134, Dennis, MA, 02660

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Tufts Health Plan, 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
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

I hope to provide a safe space each week that allows you a break from the responsibilities and expectations of work, family, and friends to focus on yourself. In a day and age, where we are always accessible and an immediate response is generally expected from us majority of the time, the decision to actively make time to focus on your own needs deserves praise in itself. My hope is that by helping you prioritize yourself for just one hour each week, that the other 167 hours of your week will feel more useful…providing hope that tomorrow will be better than today.


Michael Cassidy Gallagher

Michael Cassidy Gallagher

1500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $155 per session

Self-discovery and self-recovery is a journey, it takes courage. Starting from birth we enter life with curiosity about ourselves and our capabilities; about the world around us, and how we fit in. Sometimes this journey is seamless, sometimes we get bumps and bruises. Yet regardless of where we are, we can all use some help on our Insightful Direction. It is my great privilege to work with anyone who is eager to understand why they are the way they are and what we can collaboratively work on to feel whole and understood.


Brightline

Brightline

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Brightline is the first comprehensive behavioral health solution designed to support kids, teens, and parents across a range of common family challenges. More families than ever are dealing with tough stuff, but are left without answers or the support they need. We’re here to change that and help families thrive.

With Brightline, cutting-edge technology, data-informed progress tracking, and science-based clinical programs come together with expert teams including psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational and speech language therapists, and coaches. From virtual therapy and modern clinics to groundbreaking digital treatments in our mobile app, everything we do is to move kids and families forward to reach their bright future.


Keavy  Smith

Keavy Smith

Online Sessions, MA

69 Agnes Drive, Framingham, MA, 01701

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

I believe therapy is an essential part of processing and working through many of life's changes and challenges. Something we can all benefit from, I don’t see it as a need to be “fixed” or that something is “wrong.” Everyone has their own challenges and life can be difficult but it can also be a fun and joyful journey when you work on yourself and address the experiences and behaviors that may be holding you back.

It’s my honor to support you to pursue the life you desire and have always deserved. Each of us has a purpose and we can live the best life possible despite difficulty, challenges, and even trauma, while bringing more joy into the journey.


Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Online Sessions, MA

185 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

Seeking help used to be challenging. It is now however the easiest time to seek therapy I have ever seen. It only takes your focus and willingness to take care of yourself by connecting with the right match of your needs today. Thanks.


Aaron  Kaplan

Aaron Kaplan

20 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, isolated, scared and possibly in emotional pain. I aim to provide a safe space that is mutually created through a trusting connection built to hold whatever you bring into therapy. The therapy space is your space, so it is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood. I look forward to working together with you to grow, change, heal, and build a more satisfying and purposeful life.


Through The Forest Counseling

Through The Forest Counseling

100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114

Online Sessions, MA

859 Willard Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Optum, 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), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $125 per session

Through the Forest Counseling is a full-service psychotherapy practice in the Boston area that offers, individual, couples, and group counseling.

They see teens, adults across the lifespan, including young adults and college students, parents, couples, and families. In addition the English, some of their clinicians are fluent in Spanish and Hatian Creole.


Anna  Goetz

Anna Goetz

15 Story Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $155 per session

My clients describe me as warm, compassionate, and supportive. I try to incorporate humor wherever we can. My style is a blend of both working to address current challenges as well as the roots of those challenges in order to have the most effective and lasting impact.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards more self-understanding, and more fulfillment in your life, get in touch! It would be my honor to help.


Alejandra  Schraier

Alejandra Schraier

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the patients, and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to the patients insight and growth in the therapeutic process.

I believe that patient’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation, and is always important to understand how and when the symptoms have emerged and developed in a persons’s life.

In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your problems or difficulties.


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