Therapists Providing Strength-Based Therapy in Boston Area

Through strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a person’s character are highlighted rather than one’s problems or weaknesses. The therapist helps the client to build and maintain resilience through exploration of pre-existing strengths and inner resources.

Find therapists in Boston Area who are trained in Strength-Based Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Karen  Seif

Karen Seif

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I view therapy as a collaboration, and I genuinely appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of each of my clients. I will help you embrace health and wellness, develop self-knowledge, value your inherent worth, build advocacy and leadership skills, and constructively cope with the complex challenges of life.


Brian  Bermack

Brian Bermack

5 Water Street, Arlington, MA, 02476

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I know it's not easy to make the decision to see a therapist. I don't know yet what difficult things are going on in your life right now, but there's probably more than it feels like you can manage. That's why you're here - and the last thing I would want to do is to add to that burden. As a therapist, I do my best to make you feel safe and comfortable working with me from the very first time we talk - but I also know that it may take some time for you to trust me enough to tell me everything you want me to know, or to be ready to hear any suggestions I might have for you. That's fine. We'll go at your pace, whether you're ready to dive right into your biggest challenges today, or take some time to decide whether I'm the person you trust to help you.

If you do decide to trust me, there are many different ways I might be able to help you. You may be looking for specific suggestions to help you cope with specific problems, like insomnia or anxiety attacks or conflicts with co-workers. I can probably offer some. Or you may feel the need to have someone you can share your feelings with, who won't judge you or shame you or tell you what to do. I can be that person. You may not really know what you need yet - you might just know that you're not living the life you want to live, but not really know why or what will help. I can help you sort through what your goals are, what's getting in your way, and what can help you achieve them. For some people, a few sessions of therapy is all they need to learn some new skills that help get them past a challenge. For others, therapy may be an ongoing source of valuable support for many years. But we'll take it one session at a time. The first step is reaching out and setting up an appointment. I look forward to getting to know you and finding out how I can help you.


Brie  Shelly

Brie Shelly

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Are you at a crossroads looking for reflection, direction, and renewal? Are you ready to embark an empowering Journey or identify your Core self? Whether you’re in search of 1:1 consulting, an unforgettable growth centric itinerary, or tools to transform, I am ready to be your guide and empower you to discover your own fulfilling life. Join The Experience community by visiting my website today!


Monica  White

Monica White

101 Federal Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Aetna Student Health Insurance, Optum, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $140 per session

It’s healthy to want to have a career and life that you love. I'll help you find your own personal brand of values to make choices and decisions that will help you accomplish your major life goals. We can look at the experiences in your life that are causing you to feel indecisive and stuck. And together, we will create a realistic plan of action that feels right for you. Looking forward to getting connected!

To get started quickly, send me a message here through Zencare; that way I can email you all my booking information - plus helpful resources - within 24 hours. Then, you'll be able to book sessions online that work with your schedule.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Jennifer  Harrison

Jennifer Harrison

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Every person has the strength and healing wisdom inside them to deal with life's greatest struggles. My job is to help you reconnect to those strengths and reinforce them so that you live your life in a way that is true to you. I view people not through a lens of pathology, but one of strength and optimism.

Therapy is not magic, but sometimes it can feel that way. What is important is the therapeutic match--it is a large predictor of therapeutic success. It is the safety and trust that allows for opening and insight. I encourage all potential clients to explore, shop around, really trust their own inner sense of what feels like a good place to land.

Please reach out to set up a free 15 minute consultation with me directly to discuss working together, or if you have any questions or are curious.


Kathy  Clair-Hayes

Kathy Clair-Hayes

Online Sessions, MA

69 Westchester Road, Boston, MA, 02130

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my clinical practice and how we can work together. Picking a therapist is a very personal choice. You need to feel that your therapist understands your experience, your challenges and moves you to a new way of seeing yourself and your strengths.

I provide psychotherapy for college aged adults, adults and couples. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. I provide a non-judgmental, safe, warm and compassionate place to look at the challenges in your life: the depression that is keeping you isolated, the trauma that makes you withdraw and feel alone, the anxiety that won’t let you sleep at night. We will focus on building on your strengths, teaching you a new set of coping skills, and actively witnessing the reworking of your story.

Before Covid-19 Thor was an integral part of my psychotherapy practice and was present during all my therapy sessions. He is a nine-year-old yellow labrador/golden retriever mix who has been bred and trained as a service dog by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Many clients would invite him up on the couch or have him sit close by during a session. It was very common for clients to say that having Thor in the room helped them trust, feel safe, and calm. Thor doesn’t love the video sessions, so he will be with us in spirit.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Colleen Murphy Lucia

Colleen Murphy Lucia

Online Sessions, MA

500 East Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA, 02760

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

My specialty is working with couples and individuals who want more satisfying lives and relationships.Everyone experiences challenges from time to time. When these events change the course of your journey and throw you off your path, with the tough times outweighing the good times, you may feel anxious, stuck or depressed. I am committed to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you want and deserve.

In my practice, I work with people in transition that may include beginning or ending a relationship, becoming a parent or empty nester or coming out to family and friends. All of these events can be meaningful moments for reflection and understanding. I also offer online therapy via a secure, HIPAA compliant platform.

Call me about your situation and let's see whether we may be a good fit to work together. If you don't reach me, just leave me a voice message with a little detail. I'll do my very best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Lindsay  Daskalopoulos

Lindsay Daskalopoulos

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

The change point at the heart of crisis often leads someone to consider therapy and though it may be difficult to see the opportunity for healing and change, seeking help is a first step toward new possibilities.

I am dedicated to building a deep relationship with you and provide an open and safe space for you to explore all your concerns, to cultivate resilience and find solutions. Through the process of self discovery many find greater equanimity, purpose, compassion and an expanded capacity for love.


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