Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lynn, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in Lynn, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lynn 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Lynn, Massachusetts

For anyone who hasn’t visited Lynn in recent years, the saying, “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin” may still be the first thing that comes to mind when this former crime-ridden, factory town is mentioned. However, the city, which is located just 10 miles north of Boston, has been going through a rebuilding period. With 94,063 residents, a diverse population, relatively affordable property, easy access to the trails of Lynn Woods Reservation and a recovering historic downtown, Lynn has much to offer residents. Beautiful ocean views are just an added bonus.

Mental Health in Lynn

While the city may appear more hopeful these days, its legacy still casts its shadow. Many residents may find themselves facing one of the unique situations below. Each one has its own mental health challenges.

  • Poverty: 0% of Lynn’s residents live in poverty. Research indicates that poverty can weigh on a person’s mental health.
  • Income Inequality: The median household income in Lynn is a decent $50,774, but this is considerably lower than the rest of Essex County and Massachusetts. Seeing neighbors who are more financially successful than you are could result in stress and anxiety.
  • Suicide: The suicide rate in Lynn is higher than that of Massachusetts. Remember, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at 1-800-273-8255 if you need it.
  • Disability: 7% of Lynn’s residents under age 65 have a disability. Depending on the disability, the individual may want to pursue counseling services. Families and caretakers may also benefit from the support of a counselor.
  • Chronis Illnesses: Residents of Lynn have higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma than the rest of the state. Managing long-term illnesses presents unique mental health challenges.
  • Refugees: Compared to the rest of Massachusetts, Lynn has taken in a high percentage of refugees. Not all 4% of the foreign-born people in Lynn are refugees, but the city does have a high number of refugees from Cambodia, Ethiopia and other countries. Refugees could face difficulty integrating into a new culture as well as recovering from the trauma that made them flee their homes.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Massachusetts has been one of the hardest hit states in the opioid epidemic in the US. Addicts can often benefit from counseling as they pursue sobriety. Their family and friends may want to seek mental health services as well to help them cope with their loved one’s illness.

Mental Health Resources in Lynn

Across the country, Massachusetts is one of the top-ranked states in terms of providing access to mental health services. For residents in Lynn, there are English and Spanish-speaking counselors available, which is helpful for the large Spanish-speaking population. The experienced therapists have backgrounds as licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors and registered expressive arts therapists.

The counselors who work with Lynn residents have experience in a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management and chronic illness. They can also help individuals who are going through depression or addiction, as well as those who are managing bipolar, OCD, ADHD and more.

Some of the modalities these counselors work with are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, ethnic discovery, solution focus therapy, meditation, strength-based strategies, rational emotive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, expressive arts, motivational interviewing and mind-body connections. Although these terms may seem foreign now, your counselor will help you find the method that works best for you.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lynn

The state may have strong access to health care, but many residents in Lynn are still underserved. The large low-income, minority and immigrant populations are likely to have difficulty accessing mental health services.

Some non-profits and community organizations offer free and sliding scale services. Even a free support group can sometimes provide help, especially for those who are struggling with addictions, when no other services are available.

Find a Therapist in Lynn

It can be tough to ask for help but remember that mental health is just as important as physical health. Check out the E-Counseling directory of counselors to find a professional near you. Working with a counselor can help get you back on the path to a happier and healthier life.