Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fall River, Massachusetts

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


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

Andrea Brant

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hi. My name is Andrea. I'm a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years experience as a therapist. I began my career working in an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. I simultaneously worked as a therapist for the federal government proving therapy to men and women looking for guidance on making good life decisions. For several years, I ran an outpatient clinic on my own and was fortunate enough to work with clients ranging... Read More
Hi. My name is Andrea. I'm a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years experience as a therapist. I began my career working in an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. I simultaneously worked as a therapist for the federal... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Leslie Miller

LICSW
20 years experience
Are you struggling in personal or family relationships or maybe considering a break-up or divorce? Possibly you have struggled to find the right partner or feel that you have not made healthy choices with respect to dating relationships. Navigating life transitions can be confusing and overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps you are seeking other types of important professional changes or lifestyle changes related to health and well-being. ... Read More
Are you struggling in personal or family relationships or maybe considering a break-up or divorce? Possibly you have struggled to find the right partner or feel that you have not made healthy choices with respect to dating relationships. Navigating life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Ashley Weaver

MA, LMHC, R-DMT
6 years experience
The therapy session is a time and space one sets aside to focus on self. To be with self. And to build one’s self. It can be challenging to reflect on patterns, thoughts and emotions, relationships, past events and/or change, but it can also be transformative and rewarding. My role as your therapist is to witness your process and to reflect back with you along the way. The therapeutic relationship is an essential piece of... Read More
The therapy session is a time and space one sets aside to focus on self. To be with self. And to build one’s self. It can be challenging to reflect on patterns, thoughts and emotions, relationships, past events and/or change,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Cynthia Robinson

M.Ed., LMHC
18 years experience
Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know that your healing and your journey is important to me. Therefore, along the way I will ask you if my approaches are working for you and if you are comfortable with them. I will also... Read More
Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Dr. Celina Pina Shemo

Psy.D.
30 years experience
About Celina Pina Shemo PSY.D. Dr. Celina is a seasoned clinician, of 30 years, and has dedicated her life’s work to helping those who have experienced trauma. She has been in private practice for 25 years serving the minority and disadvantaged populations of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape and the Islands. As well as, providing services for the religiouis communities in New York. For many years, she provided forensic evaluations on sexually abused children. In 1988,... Read More
About Celina Pina Shemo PSY.D. Dr. Celina is a seasoned clinician, of 30 years, and has dedicated her life’s work to helping those who have experienced trauma. She has been in private practice for 25 years serving the minority and disadvantaged... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts is just minutes away from dozens of beautiful, historical destinations that attract tourists from around the country, but for those who live there, life may not be as pretty as the postcards. As the 10th largest city in the state, mental health services are stretched too thin for its population of over 88,000, which may contribute to their high divorce rates and growing homeless population.

Mental Health Statistics in Fall River

Although Fall River sits at about the national average in terms of total mental health diagnoses, those who have been diagnosed are more likely to have severe mental illnesses, have difficulty finding treatment, and are more likely to suffer from drug addiction in addition to mental health issues.

  • Fall River has approximately 1 therapist per 250 people.
  • According to Data USA, Massachusetts has the 4th highest opioid overdose rate in the US.
  • A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration shows that about 222,000 adults in Massachusetts have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, and about 208,000 have had serious thoughts of suicide, slightly higher than the national average.
  • In the same study, it was found that only 53 percent of Massachusetts adults diagnosed with any mental illness actually receive treatment.
  • Of those who do receive treatment, 66 percent see improvement – four percent lower than the national average.
  • According to the Massachusetts Family Institute, the divorce rate has steadily grown over the last fifty years.

Mental Health Challenges in Fall River

Fall River suffers from an overburdened mental health system that can’t meet the demand of patients in the area. Though many things can contribute to mental health issues – high stress, trauma, genetic factors, abuse, etc. – there are some factors that specifically affect residents of Fall River.

Homelessness and Drug Abuse

When the average property value is $227,000, and the median income is just over $36,000, it’s no surprise that nearly a quarter of the population is living at or below the poverty line. This is leading to a growing homeless population rife with mental health issues. In fact, up to 1 in 4 homeless people are afflicted with some form of mental illness in the US. Those who suffer from mental illness are less likely to be able to gain and retain employment. Out of all adults diagnosed with mental illness in Massachusetts, over 64 percent were unemployed. People with mental health issues are also more likely to turn to drugs when they aren’t properly treated, leading to the prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose seen in Massachusetts in recent years.

Unfortunately, this problem is only growing, as treatment can be difficult to find due to shortages of therapists, and long waiting lists for detox programs. Those who need mental health services can get stuck waiting four to five times as long for help as people with physical conditions.

Divorce

Although the state of Massachusetts has some of the lowest divorce rates in the country, Fall River has the highest divorce rates in the state, at over seventeen percent. The ratio of divorces to new marriages has been steadily growing over the last half-century and shows no sign of declining. Due to the lack of therapists, it’s difficult for struggling couples to get the marriage counseling they need. Even happily married couples can benefit from marital counseling and mental health services, in order to catch and solve potential problems before they become big issues. People who have already completed the process can also benefit from mental health services, as a divorce can be a traumatic and distressing event.

It’s also important for children of divorce to see a counselor at least once. Divorce can be very hard on younger minds and may lead to mental health issues later in life if not addressed early on. Children should see a therapist who specializes in child psychology, as a child’s mind is still developing and may work differently than an adult’s.

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