Last edited 03/01/2024

Natasha Bavolar LMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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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. Once you take the first step of coming to therapy, my goal is that you leave each session with something tangible to practice or utilize; we are a team, you are no longer carrying this on your own.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Natasha Bavolar is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with athletes and young adults on topics of identity development, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidality, intimate and familial relationships, and disordered eating. Natasha has 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with a variety of ages and presentations in multiple settings, from inpatient to after-school programming. The last four years of Natasha s career have been in college mental health, working with undergraduate and graduate students. Her goal has always remained the same: creating a space where clients feel authentic, open, and heard. Natasha completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. Her transparent and authentic nature is something her clients connect with easily, regardless of background, age, or interest differences. As a white, queer woman, Natasha is not afraid to name the identities she holds and ask clients how they feel working with someone who holds them, especially if racial trauma or race-related challenges are what bring them to therapy. It is Natasha s passion to help clients identify the puzzle they are stuck on, help them rearrange the pieces so they may see them in a different way, and ultimately allow them to see they had the skills within them all along. They just needed some help to find them once again. Natasha will carry the pain with you, sit in the dark alongside you, and hold onto the hope for you until you are ready to carry it again for yourself. The first step, reaching out, is often the hardest and, in Natasha s opinion, the bravest step of the therapeutic process. It requires a vulnerability and a naming of something that is often so hard to come to grips with especially when you live in such an individualistic society. You are not weak, you are not wrong, you are not broken. If you are deciding whether or not to try, or try again, Natasha will meet you where you are and you will figure out where to go next, together. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and strengths-based philosophies while being open to incorporating other modalities in order to meet your goals. Your goals are Natasha s goals; you will co-create a plan to tackle your challenges together, evolving your sessions to ensure you are getting what you need to get to where you want to go.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Sexuality Based Issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Aging related concerns

Anorexia nervosa

Gender identity & transgender health

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Fees

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

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Licensure

  • Massachusetts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 12803

Education

Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Johns Hopkins University

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Natasha Bavolar, LMHC

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

Is Natasha Bavolar accepting new clients?

Yes, Natasha Bavolar is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge, 929 Massachusetts Ave Suite 103, Suite M03, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Natasha Bavolar accept insurance?

Yes, Natasha Bavolar accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Natasha Bavolar offer?

Natasha Bavolar offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Natasha Bavolar offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Natasha Bavolar offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge, 929 Massachusetts Ave Suite 103, Suite M03, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Natasha Bavolar offer online therapy?

Yes, Natasha Bavolar offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Natasha Bavolar?

Natasha Bavolar 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 Natasha Bavolar speak?

Natasha Bavolar conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Natasha Bavolar online?

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