Therapists Specializing in Existential Crisis & Challenges in Boston Area

Whenever you’re faced with an important decision or life transition, it’s natural for larger questions about meaning and purpose to arise. Although existential challenges can surface at any time, they may be especially common upon entering a new life stage or when self-identity starts to shift, such as when making a career change or deciding to recommit to (or leave) a relationship. When these experiences lead to intense preoccupation with questions of greater meaning, feelings of a loss of control, and worry about the future, it can amount to existential crisis.

Therapy can help both in moments of existential crisis and in general exploration of one's values and existential beliefs. Some therapists even provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

Find vetted therapists in Boston Area who specialize in existential challenges and crises below. Visit each provider profile to watch their introductory video and book a free call to find a good fit!


Jeremy  Clyman

Jeremy Clyman

529 Summer Street, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

Our therapy starts with a focused and collaborative exploration of your core goals and deepest hopes. I blend validation, insight-based feedback and skills-building into a treatment plan rooted in evidence-based research. I also strive to construct an engaging, productive and unconditionally warm/accepting environment for my clients within which to pursue greater skillfulness, health, and happiness.


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.


David  Harrison

David Harrison

259 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Good therapy requires the trust that comes from feeling respected and understood. My clients - many of whom have histories of childhood trauma and stubborn, treatment resistant depression - tell me that they appreciate my calm, kind, straightforward style. I listen, talk, interpret, untangle, drawing on my professional and life experience to address your individual needs and priorities. Therapy is serious but it doesn’t have to be grim. Together we will identify goals, overcome obstacles and help you make positive change.


Paul  Sawyer

Paul Sawyer

24 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA, 02461

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

No matter what circumstances led us to where we are today, I believe that we all have the potential to be happy and content. It takes work to get there, but with a commitment to therapy, you’ll soon find yourself on the path to a better future.

Choosing to begin therapy and addressing difficult emotions, behaviors, and thinking patterns head-on is an act of courage and bravery. I consider it an honor for individuals, like yourself, to allow me to partner with you on this journey. I am happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment with you.


Sanjay  Gulati

Sanjay Gulati

875 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $350 per session

I believe I am a capable general psychiatrist, but with 26 years of specialized practice and academic work in deafness and hearing loss, I feel I have specific things I can offer those patients who need them: an understanding of what it means for one's body to change or to be different from that of others; an appreciation for the layered complexity of experience, from biological (say, anxiety) to cultural (say, a culture's specific expectations for what should and shouldn't make one anxious); an appreciation of child psychiatric conditions that affect adults too—attention deficit, learning disability, autism spectrum; a special awareness of the difficulty of establishing oneself as an independent human being; and, an interest and expertise in unraveling complex diagnostic puzzles and their associated medication choices.


John  Carr

John Carr

268 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I am a Boston-based psychotherapist who specializes in working with men, healthcare providers and millennials. I collaborate with my clients in obtaining relief and coping strategies around life issues, such as: adjustment to Fatherhood; Anger/Stress; Divorce/Relationships; Anxiety/Depression. The men I see tend to do life alone and have a hard time asking for help. I make it a little easier by providing them with safe, non-threatening male presence that helps explore some of the messy aspects of life: emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
There are very few safe places for a guy to talk honestly and openly about what he is going through. I listen really well and give tender yet firm feedback. We explore solutions together and work toward de-cluttering some of the mess.
My background as a former athlete, a member of a large extended family, a lover of spiritual questions and a father/husband help inform how I work with people.


Kate  Moschandreas

Kate Moschandreas

Online Sessions, MA

Kent Street, Brookline, MA, 02445

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

I have felt the nervousness that comes from sitting across from a therapist for the first time. It can be utterly nerve-wracking to acknowledge that we want to make changes in our lives, and sometimes we can worry that wanting help reflects poorly on us. I want to assure you that I see seeking therapy as an act of great strength and courage. We only have one life to live, and you are trying to make yours the best possible. I would be honored to meet with you to hear about your struggles.

As we work together, we will identify your particular gifts as well as the obstacles that you want to overcome. Collaboratively, we will identify how to shift experiences both internally and in your outer world that will allow you to feel more comfortable with yourself and in relationships with others. My hope is that your therapeutic experience will encourage insight, growth, and hope.


Mallory  Kroll

Mallory Kroll

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My work with clients focuses on providing client centered and strength-based psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I work to empower clients to look at deep-rooted patterns, explore and strengthen identity, gain a better understanding of past experiences and figure out ways to get unstuck. Often the first step is to allow the dark in order to see the light; to identify what's no longer working in order to make room for what will. What's holding you back from having what you really want? It's possible, and you're so deserving of this.

I also offer psychotherapeutic Reiki and incorporate energy and intuitive healing into sessions. Reiki in combination with psychotherapy creates a profound effect on people's emotional lives, their relationships, as well as their physical health. This approach fosters the mind-body connection and is rooted in non-judgement, self-compassion and acceptance.

It's my belief that we all posses everything we need within ourselves to heal and create change. You are the true expert on you, and there is a part of you and an inherent guidance system that is just waiting to be heard and seen. Reach out, connect! You deserve this space, and I'd love to support you.


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.


Andrew  Kang

Andrew Kang

90 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

Let's have a conversation about what you need and want.


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