Therapists in Massachusetts specializing in Self Harm

Below you’ll find a list of therapists in Massachusetts who specialize in self-harm and are available for online and in-person therapy sessions. You can review each therapist’s profile page to decide if they’re right for you, and then easily book an appointment.

Therapy for Self-Harm

Self-harm entails any action undertaken to intentionally bring harm upon oneself. It oftentimes serves as a maladaptive coping mechanism for emotional distress. Common actions taken include cutting, burning, picking, scratching, intentionally overdosing on substances, and other reckless behavior. Working with a therapist who specializes in self-harm can help you uncover the reasons behind your behavior and develop positive coping strategies to support overall well-being.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Massachusetts

Finding a therapist in Massachusetts may be easier in the city of Boston. Online therapy may be your best option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Massachusetts will run between $110 - $130+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are about $120 - $150+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are currently over 39,000 counselors working in Massachusetts with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LHMC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the MASS.gov website and/or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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