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
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
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
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 concerns - 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
Psychological evaluations (WAIS-IV, PAI, Rorschach) - Utilizing tests and assessments to identify strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals
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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
This all-male group provides a safe and supportive place for young men to discuss and explore questions about their own psychology, self-identity, interpersonal relationships, and stressors.
This weekly group offers young adults an opportunity to gain an understanding of their current way of interacting with others while learning and experimenting with new ways to improve communication and relationships.