Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in New Bedford, Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in New Bedford, Massachusetts to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


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

Dr. Shannon Pickett

PhD, LMHC
10 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor with a PhD in General Educational Psychology. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples to identify their goals and improve their overall wellness by focusing on their strengths. I do so through a supportive, therapeutic relationship. My objective is to help you feel safe and free of judgement while processing recent challenges in your life. Together, we come up with a plan to implement in... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor with a PhD in General Educational Psychology. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples to identify their goals and improve their overall wellness by focusing on their strengths. I do so... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

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

Annalicia DiLollo

MS, LMHC, LPC
5 years experience
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 perspective, and... Read More
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,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Denise Buckingham

MSW, LICSW
3 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and other life difficulties. I am especially interested in working with adolescents, but I am excited to have the opportunity to work with adults as well. Most of the... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Roselle O'Brien

LMHC, REAT
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts, Creative Arts Therapist, and an internationally credentialed Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with 20+ years experience working with people of all ages, from very young children through elders. I offer integrative and holistic counseling tailored to your individual needs. My approach is humanistic, narrative, and contemplative with a focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each person and their lives as... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts, Creative Arts Therapist, and an internationally credentialed Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with 20+ years experience working with people of all ages, from very young children through elders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Bridget Boursiquot

MSW, LICSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship, couples, etc), stress, parenting concerns, life stages and transition, trauma and abuse, loss, and infertility and pregnancy. I have coached many people through their processes of individual growth and who are looking to create a... Read More
Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Andrew Aaron

MSW, LICSW
20+ years experience
Andrew Aaron, LICSW, graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College, Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. For the past 21 years he has helped hundreds of couples and individuals get beyond problems, feel better and love more fully. Read More
Andrew Aaron, LICSW, graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College, Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. For the past 21 years he has helped hundreds of couples and individuals get beyond problems, feel better and love more fully. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a small, quiet, seaside town just a short drive from Boston and Cape Cod. The city is known for its rich history. You can still visit Civil War-era Fort Taber or follow Herman Melville’s tracks (the Moby Dick author once called the city home). “The Whaling City” may no longer be the active whaling port it once was, but it still offers cheap and serene surroundings from Buzzards Bay to Buttonwood Park.

In recent years, however, the city has taken on a rougher reputation, which makes addressing mental health in the area even more urgent. Some of the challenges New Bedford is facing are listed below.

  • Poverty: The median household income in New Bedford is $38,178, far below the state and national levels. While numerous factors influence the effect that poverty has on mental health, evidence suggests a strong causal relationship. This means that the 5% of New Bedford’s residents living in poverty – a rate that is higher than that of the state or country – are likely to face unique mental health challenges.
  • Suicide: The suicide rate in Bristol County has been rising in recent years. While organizations such as NAMI Bristol County and the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition are working to reduce stigma and increase access to mental health services, if you need immediate help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
  • Chronic Illness: Bristol County has a high rate of diabetes prevalence as well as HIV/AIDS diagnoses as compared to the rest of the state. The Southcoast also has higher rates of cancer than state levels. Living with chronic or terminal illness can affect mental wellbeing.
  • Integration: Portuguese speakers make up a significant part of the 1% of Bedford residents who speak a language other than English. Cultural diversity is wonderful but living in your non-native country can come with difficulties.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the country. Addiction affects not just the addict, but also their family and friends. It’s important for everyone affected by the opioid epidemic or any form of addiction to seek mental health treatment.
  • Crime: New Bedford is the fifth most dangerous city in Massachusetts. If you’ve been the victim of a crime, part of your recovery should include mental health services to help you cope with post-traumatic stress (PTS), anger, fear and other emotions.

Mental Health Resources in New Bedford

Massachusetts is ranked relatively highly within the US in terms of providing access to mental health services. If you’re a New Bedford resident who is seeking help, you can choose from licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors and registered expressive arts therapists.

These counselors have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, addiction, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, bipolar, OCD, ADHD, chronic illness and more. Depending on your preference, you can choose from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, arts therapy, ethnic discovery methods and motivational interviewing. Counselors are available in a variety of settings including group homes, psychiatric and local community hospitals, educational settings, in-patient and out-patient addiction treatment, online, email and instant chat.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in New Bedford

Although the state is known for having strong access to health care, state-wide ranking may hide underlying difficulties at the city-level. With a high rate of poverty, many New Bedford residents may find it difficult to access mental health services. The priority is often on getting food on the table, rather than caring for your mental health. There is also a stigma associated with seeking help, but remember mental illness and addiction are real conditions that deserve the support of a therapist.

You can check with local non-profits or community organizations to see if they offer free support groups or sliding scale services. Some alternative forms of therapy such as phone or text support may be cheaper options to consider as well.

Find a Therapist in New Bedford

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed and even scared during the process of asking for help. E-Counseling helps make this process easier. Their broad directory contains listings of therapists and counselors in your area, along with helpful information such as their background, treatment style and specialties. There is no shame in reaching out. You deserve to live a healthier and more fulfilled life.