Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lawrence, Massachusetts

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


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Alicia Bolognese

LICSW
20 years experience
I have 20+ years of experience in the field of counseling, holding a license in clinical social work in the state of MA. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and have particular skills and interests helping individuals with sudden life changes, coping with intense emotions , substance use, depression/anxiety, and acute/overwhelming stress . I am able to assist with whatever challenging situation you have found yourself struggling. I offer messaging... Read More
I have 20+ years of experience in the field of counseling, holding a license in clinical social work in the state of MA. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and have particular skills and interests... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

Lissette Soto

LCSW-CT,LICSW-MA
7 years experience
Hello! I'm Lissette! I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since April 2013. I have been with Betterhelp.com since December 2019. Delivering therapeutic services via Betterhelp.com is different. I have been successful with issues related to: trauma, social/relationship issues, assistance with life transitions, enhancement of social life, stress reduction,... Read More
Hello! I'm Lissette! I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since April 2013. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

LAETITIA RODDE

MS,LMHC
8 years experience
First off, don't be baffled by my name! Just call me "Tish". I am an LMHC licensed in Massachusetts and have worked in the counseling field for 8 years. I have worked in both outpatient and crisis counseling, helping people ages 18 to 60 with issues relating to anxiety, substance abuse, parenting, relationships, ADHD, educational and work goals and depression. My treatment approach is wellness-oriented and I encourage a healthy lifestyle balance and good self-care... Read More
First off, don't be baffled by my name! Just call me "Tish". I am an LMHC licensed in Massachusetts and have worked in the counseling field for 8 years. I have worked in both outpatient and crisis counseling, helping people... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Orly Katz

LCPC
13 years experience
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA and in NE. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as... Read More
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA and in NE. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

Megan Cabrera

LICSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Megan Cabrera and I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts since 2012. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont and then proceeded to obtain my Masters degree in Social Work at Salem State University with a focus on health and mental health. My manner is one of authenticity and connection with my clients. I work primarily within a... Read More
Hello! My name is Megan Cabrera and I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts since 2012. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont and then proceeded to obtain... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Carol Mackiewicz

LMHC
3 years experience
Hi and welcome! My name is Carol. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, however my training occurred in the stunning state of New Mexico. I trained in art therapy and counseling in the high Southwest desert. I returned to New England where my parents raised me, and find myself actively participating in the healing journeys of many people in the communities of my childhood. I run... Read More
Hi and welcome! My name is Carol. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, however my training occurred in the stunning state of New Mexico. I trained in art therapy and counseling in the high... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Christina Wall

LICSW
6 years experience
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who have experienced addiction, bullying, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and anxiety. I have also worked with couples, families and youth on additional issues, including life stressors, communication issues, caregiver and parenting fatigue. Finding someone you can connect with and trust is very important in a therapeutic relationship and can leave you feeling very vulnerable in the process.... Read More
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who have experienced addiction, bullying, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and anxiety. I have also worked with couples, families and youth on... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Joseph Cusumano

Ph.D.,LPC,LCMHC
33 years experience
I am an energetic, highly-engaging, professional counselor licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Vermont. I also have temporary licenses in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.I have been told that I have a professional, youthful, warm demeanor. My clients call me Dr. Joe. I hold a Ph.D. from St. Louis University, where I specialized in systemic family therapy. I have a lifetime of experience and bring it to each session. In recent years, I have... Read More
I am an energetic, highly-engaging, professional counselor licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Vermont. I also have temporary licenses in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.I have been told that I have a professional, youthful, warm demeanor. My clients call... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Lawrence, Massachusetts, is in Essex County on the Merrimack River and is home to just under 80,000 people. The city is surrounded by Andover, Methuen and North Andover. As part of the Merrimack Valley, the city manufactures a large portion of textiles, paper products, electronic equipment, foodstuffs, computer, paper products and footwear.

The median household income in Lawrence, Massachusetts, is considerably lower than the rest of the state. Massachusetts boasts a median income of $75,297, while Lawrence hovers much lower at $38,455. The population is 82 percent Hispanic, 16 percent white and the rest is made up of blacks, Asians and other races.

In Massachusetts, just under 16 percent of residents are foreign born, while in Lawrence, over 40 percent are born in other countries with the majority being in Latin America. Unemployment rates in Lawrence hit 6.6 percent, while the rest of the state was at 5.6 percent and the national average was much lower at 3.7 percent.

Lack of jobs, lower income, language barriers and cultural differences can be big factors when it comes to diagnosing and treating mental illness. Many without jobs lack the access to basic health care, and mental health care is almost impossible to come by. When it comes to risk factors related to mental illness, biology and chemicals both play a huge part. Many genetic factors come into play, but there are also environmental factors that make it more likely that a person will deal with a mental illness.

Those who have lost a job, lost a loved one, had a debilitating injury, dealt with domestic abuse or divorce or recently been through a traumatic event are likely to develop a mental illness, although it may only last until the situation has been resolved. Those who have chronic mental illness may require therapy and medication for life.

According to Mental Health America, those who had adverse events in childhood are more likely to have problems with mental health. This can include parents with substance abuse issues, parents in jail, divorce, neglect, abuse, domestic violence or parents with mental illness.

  • 3 times more likely to have problems keeping a job
  • 17 more likely to have serious behavior or learning problems
  • 5 times more likely to have a drinking problem
  • 6 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression

Substance abuse also factors into mental illness. Those with mental illness are more likely to deal with substance abuse and those with substance abuse problems are more likely to have mental illnesses. They are 30 times more likely to develop a dependence to illicit drugs, 3 times more likely to become reliant on alcohol and 2.3 times more likely to become dependent on nicotine.

Mental Health Resources in Lawrence, Massachusetts

In Lawrence, there are only 459 mental health professionals per 100,000 people. This keeps up with the nation’s problem, where 111 million people live in areas with a shortage of mental health professionals. Despite this staggering statistic, there is hope available for those who know where to look. Signs that someone needs mental health resources include:

  • Changes in eating habits, such as a loss of appetite or overeating
  • Problems with the ability to think clearly, memory or concentration
  • Excessive worry
  • Feelings of emptiness, sadness, worthlessness or hopelessness
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Sensitivity to sight, sounds, touch or smell
  • Loss of interest in things that would normally be fun
  • Disconnection or withdrawal from others
  • Hearing sounds or voices or seeing things others don’t see
  • Changes in sleep patterns and energy levels

While some of these symptoms may come and go and it’s normal to feel sad and worried occasionally, if they last more than a few days or week, it is time to seek help from a professional. Catching the problem early can go a long way toward minimizing the trauma and negative side effects that those with mental illness face.

The Challenge of Finding A Suitable Therapist in Lawrence, Massachusetts

At E-counseling, we know how hard it can be to find a therapist that you can trust and open up to when it comes time to seek help for mental illness. That’s why we’ve put together a large directory of therapists and professionals you can choose from. With a simple, quick search, you can start your journey to a better, happier, healthier life.