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Joan Barclay LICSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Joan Barclay Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a practitioner and advocate for mindfulness, I facilitate a milieu to make a client feel validated, to recover one s voice, and to recognize and accept one s gifts, imperfections, desires and aspirations.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Joanie Barclay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who brings a diversity of professional acumen from over 25 years working with adults, military families, veterans to build light, peace, and hope within their lives. Her person-centered and strengths-based approaches to healing and wellness are enhanced with her ministerial background. Joanie earned two Master's degrees in Clinical Social Work and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, along with a post-graduate certification in Spiritual Direction. She completed one chaplaincy unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Saints Memorial Hospital, primarily working with oncology patients.As a trained P.R.E.P. (*Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) for Strong Bonds, a facilitator for marriage enrichment, she offers critical gold standard evidence-based tools to assist military couples through the unique reunion and reintegration challenges of post-deployments. As a psychotherapist, Joanie assists clients to develop tools within the framework of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solutions-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, and dialectical behavioral (DBT) based therapy. Her work with community agencies and programs includes a repertoire of populations and issues unique tograndparents raising grandchildren, women s wellness, bereavement and grief, end of life, and meaning-making through trauma and life-altering events.As a practitioner and advocate for mindfulness, she purposefully generates a milieu to make a client feel validated, to recover one s voice, and to recognize and accept one s gifts, imperfections, desires, and aspirations. Joanie acknowledges those who invite her into their lives as courageous individuals and empowers them to navigate a life-giving path that embraces a fullness of often unexplored possibilities. She welcomes new clients who choose to embark on a journey of collaborative problem-solving and enhanced wellness for one s life.






General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance




Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare




First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 120182


Master of Social Work, Boston College

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough, Westborough, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Joan Barclay, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Joan Barclay, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Joan Barclay accepting new clients?

Yes, Joan Barclay is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough, 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA, 01581.

Does Joan Barclay accept insurance?

Yes, Joan Barclay accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Joan Barclay offer?

Joan Barclay offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Joan Barclay offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Joan Barclay offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough, 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA, 01581.

Does Joan Barclay offer online therapy?

Yes, Joan Barclay offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Joan Barclay?

Joan Barclay typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Joan Barclay speak?

Joan Barclay conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Joan Barclay online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Joan Barclay online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.