Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Brockton, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in Brockton, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Brocktonto find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Dianne Doyle

Ph.D.
20 years experience
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also taught counseling courses and provided clinical supervision at a college level and I... Read More
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Catherine Eccles

LICSW
13 years experience
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13 years of direct clinical experience and have worked in various settings, including a locked residential program for adolescent girls, group homes for adults with major mental illness, and outreach for clients living independently in the... Read More
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Christopher Blake

LICSW, PhD
18 years experience
I am a LICSW who has both a private practice and works in a counseling center in Massachusetts. I have been a counselor for over 18 years. In that time, I've gotten really quite good at helping with depression, anxiety, the struggles of living with ADHD (both as a parent and as an adult with ADHD), the extremes and felt helplessness of OCD, bi polar conditions, and addiction, and and the turbulent feelings of... Read More
I am a LICSW who has both a private practice and works in a counseling center in Massachusetts. I have been a counselor for over 18 years. In that time, I've gotten really quite good at helping with depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Dawn Perry

LICSW
6 years experience
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of settings in Massachusetts and many of the Hawaiian Islands. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My... Read More
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

James Votaw

LMHC
13 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do my best to provide each client with a pleasant and meaningful experience, combining cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. As a therapist, my first job is to understand you as well as... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Maryann Whalen

LICSW, CADC
22 years experience
I began my career in the field of addictions in 1996 and haven't looked back since, having worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings for both addictions and dual diagnosis in the state of Massachusetts including Methdone and Suboxone clinics. Along the way I realized the need for further education and training in the areas of trauma and abuse, and am a certified member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In addition... Read More
I began my career in the field of addictions in 1996 and haven't looked back since, having worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings for both addictions and dual diagnosis in the state of Massachusetts including Methdone and Suboxone clinics.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Mary Karlan

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is determined on a case by case basis, and I will work in collaboration with you to design a treatment plan that will suit your unique style and therapeutic goals. I believe that... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Quinn Gathercole

LMHC
3 years experience
Hi there! I am a non-binary therapist in the state of Massachusetts. I went to the University of Central Florida for my bachelor's degree in psychology, then continued on to Walden University for my Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I have helped clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues. I believe that everyone has the right to live their best life as their true selves. I can help to... Read More
Hi there! I am a non-binary therapist in the state of Massachusetts. I went to the University of Central Florida for my bachelor's degree in psychology, then continued on to Walden University for my Master's in Mental Health Counseling.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

ANN BROOKS

LICSW
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a focus on identifying negative thoughts, the impact they play on emotions and that lead to negative behaviors. My mindfulness-based, client... Read More
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Michelle Lind

LCSW, LICSW
19 years experience
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality approach. In other words, I believe that everyone has strengths and if we can identify those strengths together, we can perhaps help you to work through or manage your current concern. In addition, you... Read More
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Brockton, Massachusetts

Brockton, Massachusetts is home to a diverse population of over 94,000. This Plymouth County city is home to a wide array of small businesses, colleges and a healthy economy. However, the household median income is slightly lower than the national average, and Brockton residence can suffer from a number of mental health crises. Find out how you or a loved one can benefit from mental health resources in Brockton.

Types of Mental Illness

Mental illness is prevalent throughout the United States, and the National Institute of Mental Health shows that only half of all people who experience mental illness receive treatment. There are a diverse number of signs to look for. Here are a few of the common mental illnesses in the United States:

  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Find out all the current statistics for Brockton, Massachusetts, as well as some resources available to anyone experiencing mental illness.

Mental Health Statistics for Brockton, Massachusetts

There are many factors that can lead to mental health issues. From financial to personal, there are many events that can indirectly or directly affect your mental health. From substance abuse to depression, these issues can be dangerous and severely affect your quality of life. Here are just a few mental health issues that residences of Brockton, Massachusetts can face:

  • Depression: While Massachusetts has, on average, lower rates of depression among high school students, approximately 14 percent of residences aged 12 to 17 experienced at least one depressive episode, which is slightly higher than the national average. 12 percent of high school students in Massachusetts have considered attempting suicide in the past year.
  • Excessive Drinking: Plymouth County, home to Brockton, has the second highest excessive drinking rate in Massachusetts, at 7 percent. This percentage shows the number of adults who report drinking to excess. Excessive drinking can not only be damaging to your health, but can also lead to alcohol use disorder and depression.
  • Opioid Overdose: In 2017, there were 1,938 deaths related to opioid overdose. Opioid addiction is strongly correlated with mental health issues. Whether you or a loved one became depressed before abusing opioids or became addicted after experiencing a depressive episode, both are issues that can dramatically affect your mental health.

Divorce Rates in Massachusetts

Divorce is often linked with mental illness. Many mental health issues, like depression and panic disorders, can cause higher rates of divorce. At the same time, divorce can lead to individuals experiencing greater levels of anxiety and depressive episodes. This is particularly true of children of divorced parents. Specifically, there are 18 types of mental illness that are positively linked with divorce. Consider consulting a therapist today if you’re experiencing marital conflict, or are married and experiencing high levels of anxiety or depression. Any of these signs could lead to higher levels of divorce.

In 2015, the national divorce rate was 3.1 per 1,000 of the population. The Massachusetts rate was slightly lower, at 2.6 per 1,000 of the population.

The Challenge of Finding Mental Health Resources in Brockton,

It can be challenging to find the right mental health resource for you or your loved one. Although there are many resources available for individuals and families to receive mental health counseling and resources, Brockton experiences a number of factors that make it challenging to connecting with the proper services.

With a poverty rate of 18.2 percent, many individuals struggle to find access to resources. Whether it’s affording transportation or insurance challenges, poverty can provide many hurdles to connecting with the right resources. Brockton has a median income of $49,956, which is less than the national average. A diverse population can bring many benefits to the city, but it also can increase instances of discrimination and racial injustice.

Find a Therapist Today

Despite the many hurdles and mental health issues in Brockton, there is hope. Brockton is home to qualified therapists who can help you or a loved one receive the care needed. Explore the E-Counseling directory today to find a comprehensive list of therapists available in Brockton, Massachusetts. You’ll be able to search by area, credentials and areas of expertise. Read in-depth reviews by other individuals who are already on the road to a healthier, more positive future.