Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chicopee, Massachusetts

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


Cefora Rubin

LICSW,MSW
19 years experience
My name is Cece Rubin, I am an independently licensed social worker with 19 years of  experience  providing care to individuals and their families. I provide a safe and nurturing environment supported by confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, no judgment that will inspire and promote growth and change. I will be your partner in your journey, supporting you all the way to the fulfillment of your goals and dreams for your future. I use a combination of... Read More
My name is Cece Rubin, I am an independently licensed social worker with 19 years of  experience  providing care to individuals and their families. I provide a safe and nurturing environment supported by confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, no judgment that will... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish,Portuguese
  • Experience:19 years

Amy Johnson

MSW,LICSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. I have had the privilege of helping teens and their families deal with very complex, challenging issues in a variety of settings. Many of my clients have struggled with depression, anxiety, peer and relationship issues, trauma , dissociation, and abuse. These significant challenges often contribute to behavior including addiction, self harm,... Read More
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. I have had the privilege of helping teens and their families deal with very complex, challenging issues in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Alexandra Duffy

Psy.D.
15 years experience
Hi there! I am Alexandra Duffy a clinical psychologist with licenses in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Thanks for taking a moment to learn how my counseling and therapy can be a useful tool for yourself or someone you care about. Therapy is a way to invest in yourself, have support during difficult times and deal with past issues that impact your current life and relationships. Together, we discover healthy ways to help cope... Read More
Hi there! I am Alexandra Duffy a clinical psychologist with licenses in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Thanks for taking a moment to learn how my counseling and therapy can be a useful tool for yourself or someone you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Katie Jones

LICSW
12 years experience
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who have a wide variety of needs related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, as well as academic, behavioral and/or peer difficulties in both private practice and community mental health settings. Katie has extensive experience in working with... Read More
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Christine Sutka

9 years experience
If you have ever been at a loss for what to do or felt stuck in a situation that seemed to have no solution then please know that there is still hope. Regardless if it is complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, there is hope. If you have a child with ADHD, ODD or another intellectual disability or have a history of that yourself, there is hope. It is my heart to meet everyone where they are at and to... Read More
If you have ever been at a loss for what to do or felt stuck in a situation that seemed to have no solution then please know that there is still hope. Regardless if it is complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Annemarie Bello

MSW,LICSW
10 years experience
It can be challenging to cope with the stress of every day life, to manage strong emotions, and to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and motivation. These are common concerns that often inspire people to seek guidance. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience in counseling and crisis management. I have a background in psychology and received my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work... Read More
It can be challenging to cope with the stress of every day life, to manage strong emotions, and to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and motivation. These are common concerns that often inspire people to seek guidance. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Diane Paseos

MSW,LCSW,LICSW
21 years experience
**Please note- I am available on Sunday evenings for live chat appointments only at this time*** I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families, and groups. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2001. I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and aging/ end of life issues. I believe that... Read More
**Please note- I am available on Sunday evenings for live chat appointments only at this time*** I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families, and groups. I received my Master’s degree... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Chicopee, Massachusetts, located in Hampden County, is an intimate East Coast town of 55,582 residents. Though it has a small-town vibe, it is the state’s third-largest city and once a major center of industrial innovation. Chicopee residents enjoy nearby mountains, museums and cultural entertainment, bars, restaurants and coffee shops, and a low cost of living.

Chicopee At a Glance

Chicopee, like any suburbanized city in the United States, comes with its pros and cons. Its economy is probably its greatest detriment. While once a significant manufacturing center, Chicopee has little to offer in the way of work. Though the median age of residents is 39.6, the city only has enough jobs to support about half of its residents. As a result, the poverty rate in the area is 15.3%.

The median household income in Chicopee is $48,866, down nearly 3% from 2016 to 2017. Households make about $4,000 less than Hampden County households, about $10,000 less than U.S. households and about $26,000 less than state households. Full-time male employees in Massachusetts as a hole made 1.34 times more than female counterparts with the same level of education, experience and skillsets and in the same position.

The low cost of living in Chicopee balances out the low-level of income. For instance, the median property value in the area is $175,500. In Hampden County, the median property value hovers right around $200,000. At a state level, the median property value is $352,600. Despite the low property values, however, only 57% of homes in the city are owner-occupied. The median gross rent is $917, which only slightly less than that of the national gross rent.

A Mental Health Overview of Chicopee, MA

A 2016 Community Needs Assessment revealed that mental illness was among the top three urgent health needs/problems impacting area residents. Substance abuse — or, opioid abuse in particular — was identified as a top issue. In Massachusetts, the number of opioid-related deaths increased by 65% in just two years. Opioid-overdose deaths in Hampden are higher than that of state rates, at 12.7 fatalities per 100,000 individuals, compared with 10.7 statewide.

Substance abuse is not just a problem among adults. According to the report, 15% of 8th graders reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. 12% reported marijuana use.

Mental illness and substance abuse disorders are often concurrent. 15.9% of county residents reported having experienced 15 days or more of poor mental health in the past 30 days. In 2012, Chicopee hospitals saw approximately 2,700 ER visits for mental health.

Data from a youth health survey indicate that 34% of Hampden middle-schoolers felt “so sad or hopeless that they stopped engaging in their everyday activities.” At a statewide level, that percentage was at just 20%.

LBGTQ is also a particularly vulnerable population. 56% of LGBTQ 10th and 12th-grade students who responded to the youth assessment survey reported feeling sad or hopeless for two weeks or more throughout the year, while nearly one-quarter admit to having thoughts of suicide.

Latinos are also a vulnerable population. The hospitalization rates for Latinos was 65% higher than for whites and 40% higher for Hampden County rates overall.

Resources for Help and Treatment

The Hampden County Health Improvement Plan of 2017 outlines a number of objectives regarding mental health treatment and accessibility. Its overall goal is to rank 10th or better among Massachusetts’s counties on health outcomes by 2027. Currently, it stands at number 14. To achieve this goal, it plans to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health, increase residents’ use of preventative behavioral health care, streamline the way in which residents can access treatment and increase residents’ knowledge of available care, among other steps. Until it can achieve its goals, however, there are other resources residents can turn to when in crisis:

Though emergency resources are extremely valuable when you experience an immediate health crisis for concern, mental illness requires ongoing treatment and monitoring. For the ongoing help you need and deserve, find a qualified therapist online today.