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.


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

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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