Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Cambridge, Massachusetts to 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

Mental Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Located in Middlesex County, Cambridge, Massachusetts is perhaps most well-known as being home to Harvard University. Cambridge is also where the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is located. These are two of the world’s most prestigious universities. Cambridge is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area, and it’s directly north of the city. Cambridge is located across the Charles River, and its name comes from the University of Cambridge in England.

Kendall Square, which is located in Cambridge, is often described as one of the most innovative areas of the world. This is an area where there’s a high concentration of startups and innovation.

Along with Kendall Square, the city is also referred to as the City of Squares, and some of the most popular of these include Central Square, Harvard Square, and Porter Square. Specific neighborhoods in the area include East Cambridge, the area surrounding the MIT Campus, and the Brattle area/West Cambridge, among others.

The population of Middlesex County as a whole is around 1.6 million, and the median household income is $95,249, and the median property value is $477,500. The economy of Middlesex County centers primarily around scientific, tech and educational industries.

Mental Health Concerns in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Substance abuse is a significant concern in not only Cambridge but surrounding Middlesex County, also including the city of Lowell. Middlesex County is ranked ninth in terms of the number of overdose deaths per 100,000 residents among 44 counties in the United States. In 2016, Pew Charitable Trusts reported there was a death rate of 24.3 per 100,000 residents. The median for the 44 highest-ranking counties is 13 deaths per 100,000 individuals. In 2016, Middlesex County saw nearly 2,580 deaths related to drug overdoses. The state of Massachusetts as a whole had 13,870 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016.

The Middlesex Sherriff’s Office has been working on efforts and initiatives to deal with problems related to opioids and substance use disorders along with co-occurring mental illnesses. In 2016, the Middlesex Sherriff’s Office started implementing a regional approach that brings together sheriffs and chiefs of police from throughout the county to work collaboratively on addressing these issues.

According to research compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in the state of Massachusetts around 54,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported having at least one major depressive episode between 2013 and 2014. Of surveyed adults in the state aged 18 or older, four percent said they’d had serious thoughts of suicide within the year before they were surveyed.

The same research shows an estimated 522,000 adults in the state with a major mental illness received counseling or treatment, but 53.8 percent did not receive mental health treatment or counseling.

Cambridge Mental Health Services

There are public and private mental health services available to residents of Cambridge and surrounding Middlesex County. One example is the CHA Cambridge Health Alliance. The CHA Department of Psychiatry offers mental health services for all ages, and in different languages. Some of the areas of evaluation and service available from CHA include treatment for psychological problems, emotional or behavioral disorders, and addiction treatment.

The CHA Cambridge Hospital campus offers psychiatric emergency services, and psychiatrists and clinical social workers are on-duty throughout the day.

There is an organization called Riverside Community Care, which provides health and human services not only to people in Cambridge but also Somerville and other communities throughout the state. The organization offers child and family services, adult services, and community-based services.

North Charles is a provider of psychiatric services as well as addiction services counseling. They offer psychiatric care on an outpatient basis.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) operates a Massachusetts branch, and they regularly publish resources in the area to help guide people searching for care.