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.

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

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

Annalicia DiLollo

MS, LMHC, LPC
5 years experience
I received my degree as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, located in Crystal City, VA, right outside of Washington, DC. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages, but my focus areas are adults suffering current symptoms of anxiety, depression, or struggling in their relationships due to past abandonment, trauma, addiction, or dysfunctional patterns. My treatment is from a clinical psychology perspective, and... Read More
I received my degree as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, located in Crystal City, VA, right outside of Washington, DC. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Denise Buckingham

MSW, LICSW
3 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and other life difficulties. I am especially interested in working with adolescents, but I am excited to have the opportunity to work with adults as well. Most of the... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Roselle O'Brien

LMHC, REAT
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts, Creative Arts Therapist, and an internationally credentialed Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with 20+ years experience working with people of all ages, from very young children through elders. I offer integrative and holistic counseling tailored to your individual needs. My approach is humanistic, narrative, and contemplative with a focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each person and their lives as... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts, Creative Arts Therapist, and an internationally credentialed Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with 20+ years experience working with people of all ages, from very young children through elders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Bridget Boursiquot

MSW, LICSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship, couples, etc), stress, parenting concerns, life stages and transition, trauma and abuse, loss, and infertility and pregnancy. I have coached many people through their processes of individual growth and who are looking to create a... Read More
Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Chris Deiulio

BA, MSW, LICSW
22 years experience
I have been a social worker since 1997. I have worked with people struggling to get into recovery from opiates and other drugs, chronic and persistent mental illness, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the first Gulf War and their dependents and Vietnam era veterans, and LGBTQ individuals. After appropriate evaluation, I could provide letters for gender affirming surgery (if, in my clinical opinion, you meet the criteria... Read More
I have been a social worker since 1997. I have worked with people struggling to get into recovery from opiates and other drugs, chronic and persistent mental illness, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well... 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

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.