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.

Andrea Brant

Andrea Brant , MS, LMHC,

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 in age from 5-68. Needless to say, my Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 8 years


Cleo Thompson

Cleo Thompson,

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. My specialties include Ethnic discovery, Cognitiv Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 years


Maryann Whalen

Maryann Whalen, LICSW, CADC,

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 to this, I have gained a vast Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 22 years


Annalicia DiLollo

Annalicia DiLollo, MS, LMHC, LPC,

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 perspe Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years


Deborah Jean

Deborah Jean, LMHC, CADC-II,

I am a licensed mental health counselor; I work with adults, focusing on a wide range of presenting problems including mental health issues, addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship issues. I strive to provide a safe and trusting environment for all my clients. When providing therapy, I work with each client to determine goals and to create a customized treatment plan to meet the specific needs of the individual. I use both cognitive behavioral tech Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years


Jill Ortolano

Jill Ortolano, MS, LMHC,

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 experien Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 14 years


Michael Pithis

Michael Pithis, MSW, LICSW,

Hi, My name is Mike, and I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Massachusetts with over 7 years’ experience working as a therapist and Social Worker. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and includes a helpful dose of humor. I believe in treating anyone I work with the respect, sensitivity, and compassion they deserve. I also believe in empowering individuals to make changes in their life and use their strengths to become the best version of thems Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 8 years


Cynthia Robinson

Cynthia Robinson, M.Ed., LMHC,

Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know that your healing and your journey is important to me. Therefore, along the way I will ask you if my approaches are working for you and if you are comfortable with them. I will also welcome your feedback at any time as well. That being said, I am trained in b Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 18 years


Debra Mills

Debra Mills, MA, LMHC, LADC,

My 16 years of experience in the mental health field have shown me that people can make positive adjustments when they are motivated to do so and they can clearly see the benefits of change. I offer counseling services that motivate individuals to harness their strengths, make good decisions, and reach their personal goals. I believe a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship is crucial to successful treatment. My therapeutic approach is solution-focused and emphasize Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 16 years


Vanessa Kline

Vanessa Kline, LICSW,

My name is Vanessa and I am a LCSW. I have over 6 years of experience. I truly enjoy what I do and have experience working and helping clients through depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I took some time off and spent time at home with my four children. I have experience both therapeutically and personally in helping parents in the struggles and emotional highs and lows of parenting. I view my role as a therapist as a guide to help you find your best life and your b Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish,
  • Experience: 6 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.