Katherine Ryan, LMHC, Counseling in Topsfield, Massachusetts, 01983

Katherine Ryan, LMHC

Katherine Ryan, LMHC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 7007
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 14733
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Office 1
239 Boston Street
Suite 208
Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • BMC HealthNet Plan
  • Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (Massachusetts)
  • Network Health
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Beacon Health Options

Fees: Initial session $200.00, subsequent sessions $130.00 per hour for counseling. Family & divorce mediation are scheduled in 2 hour blocks and are $200.00 per hour.

Free 30 minute consultation. Pro bono and sliding fee scale available depending on appointment availability.

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Hello, My philosophy and approach is fairly simple ~ people sometimes get stuck in their lives and want to make a shift. My job is to help you identify where you are stuck, work with you to identify the changes you want to make, help you neutralize the fears that get in the way, and navigate as you move in the direction you want. You will find me warm, caring, emphatic and a good listener. You will find that I also challenge you and will ask you to examine some of your beliefs and thoughts. You are the driver in your journey. I am your co-pilot who helps you navigate tricky areas.

In my mid-thirties I experienced a life-changing event and made the decision to return to school and earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in my early forties. For me, my "job" isn't only my profession; it is what I am passionate about and, I believe, is my calling, it's who I am.

You should know that my dog, Nina, comes to work with me most days. She is a Standard Poodle, just a year old and a great co-worker.

I am also a trained mediator and specialize in family mediation including, helping couples stay together, divorce and mediating disagreements among family members.

Email or Call Katherine Ryan, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14733

More Info About My Practice

I am contracted with most major insurances and strive to accommodate busy schedules with evening, early morning and weekend appointments.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work well with people who are:
* stuck in depression, anxiety or recovering from trauma
* healing from divorce (both the adults and the children)
* struggling to co-parent
* creating blended families
* changing the pattern of unhealthy relationships
* adults, youth or families

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am passionate about co-creating healing and change. It will brings me joy when you are able to make changes in your life that allows you to move in the direction of a full and satisfying life. And I know that sometimes I may plant the seeds of change and the change may occur later in your life.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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