Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Malden, Massachusetts

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Malden, Massachusetts

Across America, every state is facing issues regarding mental illness and the treatment of it. Many states are facing an overwhelming prevalence of mental illness, while others are struggling to provide the appropriate treatment options due to a shortage of mental health professionals. Massachusetts is one state with a high prevalence of mental health problems. According to Mental Health America, Massachusetts ranks just under the top 10 highest at number 39. However, Massachusetts has stepped up to tackle this problem. While having such a high prevalence rating, the state also ranks at number 1 in the nation in terms of access to mental health care, and at number 3 in terms of its overall state of mental health.

Of course, every region has its own issues, including different contributors and factors that relate to the mental health of that area. State data can be helpful, but it’s important to examine information at a more local level to understand what contributes to the overall state ranking. The city of Malden, Massachusetts, will be the focus of this overview.

Malden at a Glance

Malden is a part of Middlesex County, which is just north of Boston. In 2017, Malden had a population of over 61,000 people. Its economy specializes in sectors like healthcare, hospitality and tech services. The poverty rate is 15.9 percent, while the unemployment rate is 6.1 percent. The per capita income in 2017 was just under $30,000, and the median income was just over $62,000 the same year.

Mental Health in Malden

Massachusetts ranks highly compared to the rest of the nation in terms of mental health care, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The system is still lacking in areas, as highlighted in one report in the Boston Globe. The report details the stories of several Boston-area individuals with severe mental illness who seemingly slipped through the cracks of the mental health system. Despite having received help in the past, and even seeking out help again, these individuals still ended up in trouble with law enforcement and, in some cases, dead. The story illustrates that there are still many hurdles in behavioral health treatment. If a state as high-ranking as Massachusetts is still facing these kinds of issues, it just goes to show how poor mental health care is across the nation.

Suicide Rate

In 2014, Middlesex County had a low rate of suicide at 7.3 per 100,000 people. Comparatively, the highest rate in the state was Franklin County with 16.9 suicides per 100,000, while the national rate was 13 per 100,000. However, Middlesex County had the highest total number of suicides at 115. The total number of suicides statewide was 608.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant part of the mental health crisis seen in Massachusetts and across the country. Between 2000 and 2016, the state saw nearly 14,000 opioid-related overdose deaths. The number of deaths per year climbed exponentially during that time period. Although it saw some fluctuations from year to year, the 379 overdose deaths seen in 2000 increased to a staggering 2,155 deaths in 2016.

In fact, during that same time period, Middlesex County had the highest number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state, with a total of 2,578 deaths.

Local Solutions

The bright side is that it appears communities like Malden are taking further steps to address behavioral health problems. In 2018, multiple projects were underway in effort to assist those suffering from mental illness.

  • Middlesex County was named as a pilot site for DDJ, or Data-Driven Justice. DDJ is a program initiated by President Obama in 2016 with the objective of minimizing the number of individuals ending up incarcerated for reasons stemming from mental illness and substance abuse.
  • The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office received a grant for over a quarter million dollars to implement a plan for helping inmates with mental illness and substance abuse problems re-acclimate to the community after release from prison.

Resources in Malden

Reaching out to ask for help can be almost as difficult as actually dealing with a mental illness. Luckily, although stigma and misunderstanding still exists, we are living in an age of better understanding and awareness than ever before. There are resources available in Malden to help you cope with any mental illness or substance abuse problem you may have. Try using E-Counseling, an online directory of mental health professionals, to find local help today.