Dr. Aaron Kaplan

Aaron Kaplan

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients



Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am-2:00pm
Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-2:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-8:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • College mental health

  • Life transitions

  • Relationships

  • Identity development

  • Depression

  • Existential challenges

Professional statement

Aaron Kaplan is a Licensed Psychologist in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Kaplan works primarily with young adults and teens navigating challenging relationships, identity exploration, and individuation from family of origin. He especially enjoys working with emerging adults who are living away from home for the first time and trying to figure out who they are and what they want out of life.

Dr. Kaplan is a culturally competent therapist who has worked with clients from a wide range of races, ethnicities, and belief systems. In the therapy room, he is patient, warm, and compassionate, and takes a genuinely curious approach to learning about his clients. His style is upfront and open, and he frequently tells his clients that they're welcome to ask anything, in an effort to mitigate the power dynamic. His practice is rooted in a person-centered, humanistic approach.

Outside his work with individuals, Dr. Kaplan leads a men’s psychotherapy group and an interpersonal process group. His office is conveniently located near Brandeis and Bentley University.


College & graduate student mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Identity development – Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

General expertise

Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Psychological evaluations (WAIS-IV, Rorschach, PAI) – Utilize tests and assessments to identify strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


Dr. Kaplan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $125 - $175 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.

Therapist's note: Dr. Kaplan can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Message to clients

“If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling confused, frustrated, isolated, scared and possibly in emotional pain. I aim to provide a safe space that is mutually created through a trusting connection built to hold whatever you bring into therapy. The therapy space is your space, so it is important to me that you feel comfortable and understood. I look forward to working together with you to grow, change, heal, and build a more satisfying and purposeful life.”

Education and work experience

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Brandeis University Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018
Rhode Island College Counseling Center, 2016 - 2017
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, 2015 - 2016
Massachusetts Mental Health Center/BIDMC PREP Program, 2014 - 2015

William James College, PsyD, 2017
University of Rochester, BA, 2009