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.


Gina Mango

MSW, LCSW, LICSW
10 years experience
As a clinical social worker specializing in mental health treatment, my goal is to help you to reach yours. That may mean reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, processing and resolving negative experiences or trauma, managing stress and improving relationships, or having the time and place to consider the future and how to get there. Whatever it is that has brought you to here, please know that your values, experiences and priorities will be respected... Read More
As a clinical social worker specializing in mental health treatment, my goal is to help you to reach yours. That may mean reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, processing and resolving negative experiences or trauma, managing stress and improving relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Sharon Dinges

M.Ed., LMHC
10 years experience
Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as a crisis clinician in the emergency rooms and in the community, and as an individual outpatient therapist in a mental health clinic. I have worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses.... Read More
Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Joanna Martorelli

LMHC, LPC, ATR-BC
9 years experience
I am a creative, energetic mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and Virginia with over 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and board certified art therapist. I am comfortable treating adults with various degrees of concerns and/or mental illnesses and have a significant amount of experience working with active duty military, military families, and veterans . My counseling style is warm, interactive, genuine, professional and supportive to foster self exploration and expression of... Read More
I am a creative, energetic mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and Virginia with over 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and board certified art therapist. I am comfortable treating adults with various degrees of concerns and/or... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

Cleo Thompson

20 years experience
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have over fifteen years of experience working with preteens to seniors. My experiences have taught me the importance of being an active listener who is nonjudgmental and noncondemning. In my work, it is important for me to inspire others.... Read More
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have over fifteen years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Leslie Miller

LICSW
20 years experience
Hello, thank you for reading my profile! I have twenty-years of experience working with client's who need help navigating major life transitions and navigating change. Most people decide to go to a therapist when they are seeking to make changes and their current ways of managing no longer work for them. Together we will find new strategies, ways to cope, and solutions in a supportive, insight-oriented approach. My approach is to help... Read More
Hello, thank you for reading my profile! I have twenty-years of experience working with client's who need help navigating major life transitions and navigating change. Most people decide to go to a therapist when they are seeking to make... 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

Andrew Wurth

LMHC, LICSW
25 years experience
I have over twenty years of clinical experience working with client's experiencing intimate relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulty managing anger, coping with grief and loss, mental health challenges like Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and PTSD.. I also have almost eight years of working with veterans attempting to adjust to civilian life after separation from the military, young people finding healthy ways to make the transition to early adulthood. My work with client's is driven by the... Read More
I have over twenty years of clinical experience working with client's experiencing intimate relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulty managing anger, coping with grief and loss, mental health challenges like Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and PTSD.. I also have almost eight years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jill Ortolano

MS, LMHC
15 years experience
Hi I'm Jill, a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 13 years experience. For 6 years I met with clients and did initial evaluations in a bustling city clinic; I had the opportunity to work with different populations of people to address and treat a full range of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, sexual problems, social phobias, communication issues, and self-esteem. I also helped many people who experienced... Read More
Hi I'm Jill, a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 13 years experience. For 6 years I met with clients and did initial evaluations in a bustling city clinic; I had the opportunity to work with different populations of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Varayna Cordell

MA, LPC, LMHC
10 years experience
I am a licensed therapist in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Georgia. For over 10 years I have worked in multiple settings and with people from varied backgrounds facing many different life stressors including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and relational conflict. In addition to providing individual therapy, I have conducted therapeutic groups, worked with children and families, and in multiple settings including community centers and inpatient facilities. My counseling style focuses mainly around... Read More
I am a licensed therapist in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Georgia. For over 10 years I have worked in multiple settings and with people from varied backgrounds facing many different life stressors including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and relational... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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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