Psychologists Near Me in Boston

Find the best psychologists in Boston. The following psychologists are highly qualified professionals who specialize in treating mental health conditions. Psychologists offer a range of treatment options including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, and hypnosis, but most tend to focus on a particular area like clinical psychology, child psychology, or couples counseling.

Most Boston psychologists are based in the city and surrounding areas like Cambridge and Somerville. But there are several who practice in the suburbs.

Boston psychologists accept payment from several insurance plans, most commonly Blue Cross Blue Shield. It’s also possible to find psychologists who are in-network with insurances like Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, UnitedHealthcare and local university health plans. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $150 to more than $180 per session in Boston.

Therapy sessions with Boston psychologists usually last 45 minutes to one hour.

Find vetted psychologists in Boston below. Click on any professional to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

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How to find a psychologist in Boston

How much do psychologists charge for therapy in Boston?

If your psychologist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $150 to $180+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, your therapy will cost anywhere from $150 to more than $180 per session.

You can also ask your psychologist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In Boston, sliding scales can be as low as $100 per session.

Does health insurance cover therapy sessions with a psychologist in Boston?

Boston psychologists accept payment from a variety of insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, United Healthcare, and local university health plans. However, these providers may have long waitlists or few available hours.

You can see a psychologist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement. For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.

What should I look for in a psychologist in Boston?

All Boston psychologists have a doctoral degree and at least two years’ practice under the supervision of an experienced mental health professional. In addition, all psychologists must pass a licensing exam. Many psychologists also pursue specialized training in areas like clinical psychology, child psychology or couples counseling.

Before you start therapy, be sure your psychologist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. The better your psychologist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed.

What types of challenges can psychologists help with?

Psychologists are qualified to diagnose and treat a range of mental health issues including anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Most psychologists begin by asking about your thoughts and feelings before trying different evidence-based therapy modalities to help alleviate your symptoms.

Common modalities include CBT, mindfulness practice, and hypnosis. To find the right fit, you may have to experiment with one or more of these techniques.

Where are most psychologists in Boston located?

Most Boston psychologists see clients in the city and surrounding areas like Cambridge and Somerville. But there are several who practice in the suburbs, in towns like Arlington, Belmont, Newton and Brookline.

And while most Boston psychologists see clients in-person, some offer remote or online sessions as well.