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.


Ashby Gaines

LICSW
3 years experience
Ashby is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she works with clients to find and master skills that can help make life a little better. Ashby believes that the most important indicator of success in therapy is ensuring that clients feel heard, respected, and that they... Read More
Ashby is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she works... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Danielle Ciraulo

LMHC
15 years experience
After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine, I went on to practice as a clinician in an inner city community health center. My time at the community health center provided me with a diverse range of experience and clients; the therapy techniques I learned there (Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Art Therapy) continue to play a large role in how I treat my clients today. I employ self-care strategies for all of... Read More
After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine, I went on to practice as a clinician in an inner city community health center. My time at the community health center provided me with a diverse range of experience and clients;... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kerry Duarte

MSW, LICSW
5 years experience
Hello, my name is Kerry Duarte. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Salve Regina University as well as a Master of Social Work degree from Wheelock College. I have worked in community agencies offering in-home and office-based therapy. I have also worked within school settings... Read More
Hello, my name is Kerry Duarte. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 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
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  • 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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Denise Buckingham

MSW, LICSW
3 years experience
***Please note that I currently am not taking any video/voice chat clients. I am only able to accommodate messaging and live chat clients. Thank you!*** 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... Read More
***Please note that I currently am not taking any video/voice chat clients. I am only able to accommodate messaging and live chat clients. Thank you!*** Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Denise and I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Maryellen Crompton

LMHC
19 years experience
Hello! My name is Maryellen Crompton. I am an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). I have close to twenty years of experience working in variety of settings including schools, outpatient therapy, inpatient facilities, nursing homes and a post-detox environment. I have worked with a variety of clients with all different ages, cultures, life choices and different challenges. I work with clients facing many changes or challenges including career choices,... Read More
Hello! My name is Maryellen Crompton. I am an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). I have close to twenty years of experience working in variety of settings including schools, outpatient therapy, inpatient facilities, nursing homes and a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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.