Therapists Specializing in Codependency in Boston Area

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in Boston Area who specialize in codependency below. 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!


Livia  Freier

Livia Freier

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $220 per session

I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy. My role as a therapist is to provide you with the skills that will allow you to take control of healing from anxiety and depression. I work with individuals and couples who are committed to overcoming self-doubt, change unhealthy behaviors, and reframe limiting beliefs.


Linda  Kramer

Linda Kramer

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

I value creating a safe space where you are able to talk openly and explore your concerns and issues. It’s important that you feel understood, and together we can cultivate insight and compassion towards yourself and your concerns.


Jessica  Bell

Jessica Bell

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

It takes a lot of bravery to reach out and start therapy. It can be scary to think about not trying to do this on our own anymore and it can be pretty vulnerable to talk with someone about what’s been going on in life. I nonjudgmentally and empathetically, go at your pace for exploring vulnerable areas. I also encourage clients to share feedback with me-what is working, what do you like, what’s not working, etc. You are the best judge about what you need, so we pay close attention to this. Our therapeutic relationship is also a very important factor in this process, so it’s important to feel like it’s the right fit and I may check in and see how the therapeutic relationship feels for you.

The first session or two focuses on background information. I provide a thorough assessment in order to understand as much as I can about you and what you’ve been experiencing. We then set goals and then work towards those goals through the variety of techniques above. When we have met or are moving closer to goals, individuals will move down from weekly sessions to biweekly or monthly sessions, until they feel confident to approach what brought them to counseling and feel complete with their process in therapy.


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.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, 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, 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), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Rebecca  Kushins

Rebecca Kushins

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

You are not sure what you need, where to turn; you feel strange reaching out for support - you wonder if you are even worth helping. You’ve tried a lot of things to help yourself - mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise and more. You are relieved for a time, until it all comes back, sometimes worse than before. On the outside, you pride yourself on being an intelligent person, a strong individual, a committed worker, a loyal friend. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community. Yet these days you find yourself spinning inside. You can’t shake these feelings of being out of control. Sometimes your behavior really is.

I can assure you: you are worth it. You’ve decided to seek out therapy because a part of you already knows this. You don’t yet know how, but you are ready to lead a mindful, insight-filled life – both inwardly & outwardly. You are ready to access that deep calm and compassion within yourself, no matter what difficulties you face every day.


Maria  Fletcher

Maria Fletcher

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $150 per session

As a therapist, my intent is to help you recover from whatever is standing in the way of you feeling your best. Oftentimes, this may be symptoms and feelings associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, work related stress, and life transitions such as adjustment to college, divorce, parenthood or preparing for retirement.

My goal is to create a safe, compassionate space where we can work together to help you heal and feel “unstuck.”

I will help you feel safe to share your pain, confront your fears and insecurities, mourn your loss, identify your unique strengths and help you learn to embrace your truth. It is most important to me that you feel heard, validated, and supported.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, 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, 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), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, 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, 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), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Maria  Mellano

Maria Mellano

112 Water Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Medicare, Tufts Health Plan
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

Starting therapy is brave. Finding the right therapist is critical. And, now more than ever during these challenging times, therapy can be the support you've been missing.

If you are suffering and not sure how to make sense of things or feeling alone and overwhelmed with life’s changes and challenges and not sure what to do, help is here. If you’re yearning for change, seeking to live feeling happier, more balanced and empowered as your true Self, help is here. If you’re ready to unearth a dream that aligns your wellness and worth purposefully, I'd love to help you with that. If you feel like you simply need someone to talk to, I look forward to hearing from you.

I encourage a thoughtful process to feel into the connection to make sure it's as helpful as possible to address your concerns, that it's time and energy well spent and that you grow from the work.

I look forward to exploring how I can help you bloom a life you love.


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