Black / African-American Therapists in Massachusetts

For many Black therapy-seekers, finding a Black therapist or African-American therapist can be one of the most important steps toward beginning therapy. Clients may find that they feel more comfortable seeing Black therapists who understand their unique societal, personal, familial, and professional experiences, and that they have a greater shared foundation with Black therapists on which to discuss intimate topics in therapy. Black therapy seekers may find it easier to quickly build trust with a Black therapist due to their shared experiences. In session, they might not have to provide cultural context or experience microaggressions, and can simply focus on sharing what’s on their mind.

60 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Chiké Nwankwo

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Trauma - Substance use - Panic disorders
 In-person & online
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Vanessa Leveille

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Trauma - Transition to new parenthood - Self-care
Online only
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The College Psychiatrist

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Stress management
Online only
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Angenette Burns

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Self-esteem - Trauma - Women's issues - Worthlessness
Online only
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Robin M Johnson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Stress management - Burnout - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
Online only
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Sharon Gunda

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Spirituality & religion - Stress management
Online only
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Jadis Deshong-Venay

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Communication issues - Depression - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues
Online only
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Betty Jo Bolin

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Postpartum depression
 In-person & online
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Phuong Do

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Race & cultural identity - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Whitney Ogbo

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - ADHD - Bipolar disorder - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Insomnia & sleep issues
Online only
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Danielle Duchatellier Boucree

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
Online only
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Terri Miller

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Addiction - ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Insomnia & sleep issues
 In-person & online
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Juliette Osborne

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Addiction - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Chronic illness - Depression
Online only
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Just Grow Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Conflict resolution - Clinical supervision - Family Challenges
Online only
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Ericka Goodwin

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Stress management - Panic attacks / panic disorder - Entrepreneur mental health
Online only
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Gold Okoeka

Psychiatric nurse practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Medication Management - ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Child mental health - Bipolar disorder
Online only
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Annette Okereke

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Relationship issues - Stress management - Mood disorders
Online only
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Josephine Thuo

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Psychotic disorders - Schizophrenia
 In-person & online
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Trauma to Hope Counseling Services

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Square Behavioral Health LLC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Schizophrenia - Trauma - Weight loss & management
 In-person & online
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Cumberland Counseling, LLC.

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Couples counseling - Family issues - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Men's health - Race & cultural identity - Women's issues
Online only
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Juna Michel

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Christie Lebrun

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Communication issues - Identity development - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Emotion regulation - Self-care
 In-person & online
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Bianca Busch

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

College & graduate student mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Culture/Identity exploration - Relationship difficulties - Transitions
Online only
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Serene Way Therapy & Wellness Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Anxiety - Depression - Family issues - Trauma - Life purpose & meaning - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
 In-person & online
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PVD Cares and Wellness Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Bipolar disorder - Binge eating disorder
Online only
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Doreen Phillips

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Stafon Abraham

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Addiction - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Body image - Identity development - Men's issues - Trauma
Online only
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Christopher E Conway

Therapist

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

Addiction - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Career counseling
 In-person & online
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Nneka Godwin

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting clients from Massachusetts

ADHD - Anxiety - Binge eating disorder - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
 In-person & online

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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.