Lowell, Massachusetts Therapists

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Angela Snelling
LMHC, LPC 172, LPCC 15
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts, Connecticut

I believe that the core of successful psychotherapy lies in creating a safe place for you to talk about things that are truly important in your life. I am currently an online psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I draw from...
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Newburyport, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I began working with children when I was a child myself. I worked in afterschool programs, camps, internships, public schools, private schools, and more. I obtained an undergraduate degree in English Teaching when I knew I wanted to work with kids...
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Boston, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I’m an LMHC with over 25 years experience, and a wealth of life experience. I have a private practice in eastern Massachusetts, and have worked with people in mental health centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. I’m trained in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

My sole focus is on helping couples improve their relationship. Learning how to communicate more effectively, resolve differences, fight less is often essential to this process. With 36 years of experience, you will learn best practices to insure a...
Guan Ellerbe
LMHC, BSW, MS
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Brockton, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Guan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Virginia Youngren holds a PhD degree in both English Literature and in Counseling Psychology and has maintained a long-time practice as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. She is also an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud...
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Haverhill, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I specialize in helping people who have hit rock bottom due to toxic relationships, anxiety and depression. As an expert, experienced therapist and coach, I am highly successful at helping you move forward within a short period of time. Please visit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use/Abuse, and PTSD. By implementing CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation and other approaches...
Darwin Gillett
LICSW, MSW
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Newburyport, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Are you suffering from limiting fears, depression, grief, anger, stress, anxiety or addictions? If so, I can help. I help clients break free from these and other issues using different mind/body therapies (including hypnosis) to quickly and...
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Northampton, Massachusetts

Dr. Fearing is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts who provides neuropsychological and psychological testing for children, adults, and geriatric patients. His specialties include: ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome,...
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Boston, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. Together, we will focus on what is right with you and not on what is wrong with you in order to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Susan has been in practice for decades. Using a combination of therapy and life coaching, she helps people get unstuck and make powerful important changes in their lives. Susan is a very interactive counselor and offers her thoughts, insight,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Hi-I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and have been licensed since 2009. I work with a variety of issues clients may be experiencing. I am currently working with adult clients at a group practice and also trying to build my virtual...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Hello, My Name Is Mike and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I have been helping people in clinical settings since 2012. My expertise is in two areas. The first is helping adults cope with problems that can range from...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

As a psychotherapist and consultant I bring a depth of expertise to my work that has been sharpened by more than 35 years of clinical experience. The cornerstone of my work is to help you to become both fully present and engaged in every dimension...
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Boston, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years of working with individuals, groups, and families, Erin believes that healing can come through the development of mindfulness, in the empowering of ourselves through self-awareness, the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Couples and Relationship Therapist, Donna helps clients develop and maintain sexual health, relational health, mental health, well-being,...
Annika Hurwitt
LMHC, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I have been a psychotherapist for 35 years. After 10 years of working with many different approaches, and specializing in working with women survivors of trauma, I was introduced to the Three Principles Approach - a unified, principle-based...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Hi! I'm glad you're here :) I am a trauma trained therapist who works with individuals struggling with trauma-related symptoms such as, flashbacks, trauma memories, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, feelings of shame, guilt, anger or emotional...
Laura Silva
LMHC, MA
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Worcester, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor, and teacher of the emerging new consciousness. I offer my services Online, by phone, and at the Petersham office at this time. I am best know for deep, intuitive perception, and activating in others clarity,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I offer compassionate relational based therapy. My approach is to listen, understand, and build a connection that fosters growth within an individual. While psychodynamic in nature, I utilize behavioral therapies (CBT and ACT) and mindfulness to...
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Newton, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Please see my website, jeffreyfortgang.com.
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Massachusetts, Connecticut

“Finding time is a difficult task for most; I help to support you by meeting you where you are at - literally, with telehealth video-therapy!” (I am licensed in both CT and MA for clients physically located in these states). Have you ever felt...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Are you feeling completely overwhelmed by life or by what you're hearing on the news? When anxiety hits does it feel like you can't think of anything but the tightness in your chest or the sound of your heart beating in your ears? Or, do you find...

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 can find a job, regardless of willingness to participate in the workforce. The unemployment rate in the city is almost 40 percent higher than the national average. Those who 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 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.

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 distressing. 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 that 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. 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 the 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 that 6.2 percent of Lowell residents live without any form of health insurance. Undoubtedly, a good chunk of these people are 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 that focus on improving their community’s mental health are popping up all over the state. Lowell residents are particularly fortunate with a 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.