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.


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

Sam Healy

LICSW, Nurtured Heart Approach Specialist & Advanced Trainer
25 years experience
Each person has their own unique strengths and qualities, as well as unique challenges and circumstances. I help individuals, couples and families utilize their strengths and learn practical strategies to work through obstacles, and channel intensity and focus in more productive and creative ways. Read More
Each person has their own unique strengths and qualities, as well as unique challenges and circumstances. I help individuals, couples and families utilize their strengths and learn practical strategies to work through obstacles, and channel intensity and focus in more productive and creative ways. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.