Polyvagal Theory Therapists in Massachusetts

Find the best Polyvagal Theory therapists in Massachusetts. Polyvagal Theory adds another dimension to the well-established “flight-or-flight” response. By including the brain’s polyvagal system, therapists teach clients about the biological instinct to be social with other humans - but only when feeling safe enough to do so. Therapists then work with their clients to establish safety in social situations so they can activate this brain system and feel connected to others.

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Arrow Behavioral Health

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Adolescent mental health - Divorce & separation - Medication Management - Addiction
Online only
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Carol Hodson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Artists' mental health - Bipolar disorder - College & graduate student mental health - Life transitions - Childhood trauma - Life purpose & meaning
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Kate Graham

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Sexual health & dysfunction - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Anxiety
 In-person & online
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Alle Santiago

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Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Autism spectrum disorder - Dissociative disorders - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Depersonalization & derealization
Online only
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Alba Gomez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Codependency - Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Childhood trauma - Mind-body connection
Online only
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Leslie Miller

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Relationship issues - Trauma - Mind-body connection - Anxiety - Women's issues - Physical wellness
Online only
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Hannah Brents

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Existential crisis & challenges - Spirituality & religion - Shame - Trauma - Sexual harassment & assault
 In-person & online
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Yumin Tan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Mind body connection - Cultural or international adjustment - Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Career development
Online only
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Alysha Warren

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Life transitions - Perfectionism - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma
Online only
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Allison Bell

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Life transitions - Relationship issues - Couples counseling - Anxiety - Parenting and family dynamics - Divorce and separation
Online only
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Zsuzsanna Gero

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Life coaching - Stress management - Communication issues - Relationship issues - Depression - Self-esteem
Online only
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Liza Detenber

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Mind-body connection - Self-doubt - Worry - Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
 In-person & online
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Jessica Audette

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Childhood trauma - Family issues - Mind-body connection - Parenting - Anxiety - Adolescent mental health
Online only
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Robin Okun

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Trauma - Women's issues - Anxiety
 In-person & online
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Allison Helen Grimes

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Medical Trauma - Attachment issues - Medical professionals' mental health - Dissociative disorders - Childhood trauma
 In-person & online
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Abelee Groff

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotion regulation - Mind-body connection - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
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Joshua Boyce

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Identity development - Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Life purpose & meaning
Online only
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Amanda Lassiter

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Identity development - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Trauma - Transition to new parenthood
 In-person & online
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Lauren Blackwood

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Perfectionism - Trauma - Self-esteem - Relationship issues - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Roisin M O'Mara

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Suicidal ideation - Family issues - Bipolar disorder
Online only
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Meghan Albrecht

Therapist

Waitlist

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Abandonment issues
Online only
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Phoenix Rising Centers

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Medical professionals' mental health - Couples counseling - College & graduate student mental health - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
Online only
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Rebecca Kuklinski

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Emotion regulation
Online only
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Aika Marchant

Therapist

Waitlist

Relationship issues - Trauma - Couples counseling - Premarital counseling
Online only

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Massachusetts

How do I find a therapist in Massachusetts?

Find a therapist near you in Massachusetts on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Massachusetts?

Yes, most Massachusetts health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Massachusetts. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Massachusetts?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Massachusetts. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Massachusetts?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Massachusetts on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Massachusetts require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Massachusetts who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Massachusetts offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Massachusetts who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Massachusetts have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Massachusetts near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Massachusetts who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Massachusetts continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Massachusetts therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Massachusetts without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Massachusetts?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Massachusetts on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Massachusetts; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Massachusetts?

Start your search for a great therapist in Massachusetts on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Massachusetts or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Massachusetts go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Massachusetts?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Massachusetts, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Massachusetts include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Massachusetts also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Massachusetts providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Massachusetts?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Massachusetts. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Massachusetts, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.