Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Medford, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in Medford, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Medford 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • 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
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Medford, Massachusetts

Home to 57,180 residents and nestled into the northwest Boston metro area, Medford is a beautifully urban city with access to all the great sites, food and history of Boston, as well as Harvard University just a few miles away. This classic New England city has a wealth of resources, but isn’t without its problems. Mental illness and risk factors leading to mental illness are present throughout the area. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, find out how you can access local resources today.

Contributing Factors to Mental Health Issues

Mental illness can be influenced by a large variety of factors, on the personal, communal and societal levels. Most of these factors are strongly and positively correlated, and the effects are cumulative. Here are some of the most common risk factors that can increase the risk of a mental health issue:

  • Drug use
  • Alcohol use
  • Child abuse
  • Lack of parental involvement
  • Poverty
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • Lack of economic opportunities

Thankfully, Medford is an area full of economic opportunities. Many of these factors are less frequent in Medford than in other areas of the nation. Still, it’s important to understand each of these risks and seek help from a therapist or other mental health professional if you experience any of these factors.

Prevalence of Mental Illness in Massachusetts

Mental illness can be seen at the national, state and local levels. Nationally, approximately 18.3 percent of adults, or 44.7 million individuals, experience mental illness. Of those, less than half, about 19.2 million, receive any treatment for their mental health issue.

The rate of depression among adolescents in Massachusetts is similar to the national average, about 11.1 percent. Unfortunately, only half of adolescents with depression received treatment. Middlesex County is ranked well as a healthy community, with only 25.8 deaths of despair out of 100,000 residents, which is significantly less than the national average of 38.5. This may mean that less individuals suffer from mental illness or its disastrous side effects, but that doesn’t make mental health issues any less serious for those who are still affected. Even with low averages and great preventive factors, Medford is still home to many individuals who are struggling with a mental health crisis. Learn to identify the signs in order to help a loved one find the assistance they need.

Mental Health Challenges in Medford

Residents of Medford, Massachusetts face many of the risk factors that can contribute to poor mental health in a community. Approximately 3.71 percent of adult residents of Massachusetts live with a serious mental illness. These challenges can cause increased rates of mental illness. If you know anyone who is dealing with one or more of these factors, encourage them to contact a local mental health professional for assistance and support.

Excessive use of alcohol is strongly linked with depression. Not only do individuals who are experiencing a depressive episode typically drink to excess, but many individuals who are drinking excessively soon become depressed. In Middlesex County, 19 percent of adults reported drinking to excess. This is lower than many other counties in Massachusetts, but still leaves a large number of adults at risk of depression.

While poverty is a strong risk factor in mental health, Medford enjoys a low poverty rate of 10.5 percent and a median household income of $79,607. On average, households fare far better in Medford than other areas of the nation. There are still over 10 percent of individuals for whom poverty is a source of emotional, financial and interpersonal stress.

Drug abuse, whether prescription or illicit, can dramatically impact an individual’s mental health. Even worse, drug abuse can be dangerous and lead to premature death. In Massachusetts, 33 individuals per 100,000 were killed from a drug overdose. Because of the strong link between drugs and mental illness, it’s critical that anyone you know struggling with drug addictions seeks help immediately.

Finding a Therapist in Medford, Massachusetts

If you or someone you know is part of the 46.2 percent of adults living with mental illness in Massachusetts who haven’t receive treatment, learn how you can get connected today. The E-Counseling directory can help you find the local resources you or a loved one needs.