Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lowell, Massachusetts

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


Dr. Dianne Doyle

Ph.D.
20 years experience
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also taught counseling courses and provided clinical supervision at a college level and I... Read More
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Catherine Eccles

LICSW
13 years experience
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13 years of direct clinical experience and have worked in various settings, including a locked residential program for adolescent girls, group homes for adults with major mental illness, and outreach for clients living independently in the... Read More
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

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

Dawn Perry

LICSW
6 years experience
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of settings in Massachusetts and many of the Hawaiian Islands. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My... Read More
Aloha! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Hawaii and the state of Massachusetts. During my time as a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many different people in a variety of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

James Votaw

LMHC
13 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do my best to provide each client with a pleasant and meaningful experience, combining cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. As a therapist, my first job is to understand you as well as... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

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

Dr. Michelle Lind

LCSW, LICSW
19 years experience
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality approach. In other words, I believe that everyone has strengths and if we can identify those strengths together, we can perhaps help you to work through or manage your current concern. In addition, you... Read More
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Lowell, Massachusetts

For many, the city of Lowell, Massachusetts serves as the pinnacle of New England life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lowell is home to approximately 111,000 people. It is not surprising to see why so many people enjoy their time there. Amenities, such as places to shop or grab a bite to eat, are abundant and easy to access. Around just about every corner is a great place to run some errands, catch some entertainment, and more. Speaking of entertainment, there is always plenty to do around town after hours. The city’s nightlife is fast-paced and fun. Plus, people who prefer walking or biking over driving to most destinations should be happy to know a good deal of Lowell neighborhoods are walkable, in addition to plentiful bike lanes and an efficient public transportation system.

While the most common motivating factor behind a family’s decision to move to Lowell is identical to every other major metropolitan area in America. Job opportunities, such as a raise in pay or a new job altogether tend to be what drives people to change domiciles. However, not everyone in Lowell is able to find a job, regardless of willingness to participate in the workforce. In fact, the unemployment rate in the city is almost 40 percent higher than the national average. Those that manage to land a job are not always able to maintain it.

The economic woes of Lowell, Massachusetts are ancillary to another complex problem. Experts are saying the city is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over, in detail, what that means, why Lowell’s mental health status-quo got to be so poor, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Lowell, Massachusetts

Unfortunately, the overall state of mental health in the United States is deteriorating, similar to the rest of the developed world. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with mental health if not yourself. An especially revealing report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates one in five Americans experiences mental illness during a given year. Narrowing the scope of the statistic fails to yield more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study from Mental Health America, the state of Massachusetts ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness amongst youths and adults. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any psychiatric/behavioral disorder ranging in severity. For example, schizophrenia or clinical depression. So, what is causing Lowell’s situation, in particular, to be so bad?

First of all, the city of Lowell’s economy is in a distressing state. Many people in the area are living paycheck to paycheck or cannot find a decent-paying job. As mentioned previously, the city’s unemployment rate is far higher than the national average. Moreover, Lowell’s economy suffers from a major discrepancy. The average income per capita is 23 percent below the rest of the nation while the cost of living is through the roof, as per the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of course, unemployment and low-income tend to breed poverty. Unfortunately, the city of Lowell is no exception. According to Area Vibes, a Lowell resident is 42 percent more likely to be living in abject poverty relative to the average American citizen. Unfortunately, the relationship between income and mental health is not insignificant. Research indicates living in abject poverty can cause mental illness as well as amplify the experience of dealing with it. A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

Another major contributing factor to Lowell’s mental health crisis is the state of Massachusetts’s rising divorce rate. As per the Massachusetts Family Institute, “The ratio of marriages in Massachusetts that will end in divorce has risen from 17 percent in 1960 to 47 percent in 2015.” It is no secret that divorce often has a profound influence on the mental health of all parties involved, including children. If you feel your relationship is in jeopardy, it is best to seek the assistance of a counselor before making any permanent, life-altering decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lowell, Massachusetts

A harsh reality is many Americans across the country are finding the process of seeking out a therapist as being troublesome. A revealing study from the National Institute of Mental Health estimates a majority (57 percent) of Americans who experience mental illness receive no treatment during a given year, regardless of necessity to do so. Experts are partly blaming the abysmally low number of people who receive mental health care on the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals.

In the case of Lowell, people are pointing fingers at ineffective legislation, financial problems, and stigma surrounding mental illness. 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau estimate 6.2 percent of Lowell residents live without any form of health insurance. Undoubtedly, a good chunk of these people is low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Lowell, Massachusetts

Thanks to attention from both state and federal figures, more organizations which focus on improving their community’s mental health are popping up all over the state. Lowell residents are particularly fortunate with the good number of places to choose from when seeking assistance. The Mental Health Association of Lowell is a local institution providing a bevy of services for those living in the area. South Bay Community Services is a mental health clinic with many of the same offerings.

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