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.


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Alicia Bolognese

LICSW
20 years experience
I have 20+ years of experience in the field of counseling, holding a license in clinical social work in the state of MA. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and have particular skills and interests helping individuals with sudden life changes, coping with intense emotions , substance use, depression/anxiety, and acute/overwhelming stress . I am able to assist with whatever challenging situation you have found yourself struggling. I offer messaging... Read More
I have 20+ years of experience in the field of counseling, holding a license in clinical social work in the state of MA. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and have particular skills and interests... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Lissette Soto

LCSW-CT,LICSW-MA
7 years experience
Hello! I'm Lissette! I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since April 2013. I have been with Betterhelp.com since December 2019. Delivering therapeutic services via Betterhelp.com is different. I have been successful with issues related to: trauma, social/relationship issues, assistance with life transitions, enhancement of social life, stress reduction,... Read More
Hello! I'm Lissette! I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since April 2013. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

LAETITIA RODDE

MS,LMHC
8 years experience
First off, don't be baffled by my name! Just call me "Tish". I am an LMHC licensed in Massachusetts and have worked in the counseling field for 8 years. I have worked in both outpatient and crisis counseling, helping people ages 18 to 60 with issues relating to anxiety, substance abuse, parenting, relationships, ADHD, educational and work goals and depression. My treatment approach is wellness-oriented and I encourage a healthy lifestyle balance and good self-care... Read More
First off, don't be baffled by my name! Just call me "Tish". I am an LMHC licensed in Massachusetts and have worked in the counseling field for 8 years. I have worked in both outpatient and crisis counseling, helping people... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Orly Katz

LCPC
13 years experience
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA and in NE. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as... Read More
Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA and in NE. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

Megan Cabrera

LICSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Megan Cabrera and I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts since 2012. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont and then proceeded to obtain my Masters degree in Social Work at Salem State University with a focus on health and mental health. My manner is one of authenticity and connection with my clients. I work primarily within a... Read More
Hello! My name is Megan Cabrera and I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts since 2012. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont and then proceeded to obtain... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Carol Mackiewicz

LMHC
3 years experience
Hi and welcome! My name is Carol. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, however my training occurred in the stunning state of New Mexico. I trained in art therapy and counseling in the high Southwest desert. I returned to New England where my parents raised me, and find myself actively participating in the healing journeys of many people in the communities of my childhood. I run... Read More
Hi and welcome! My name is Carol. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, however my training occurred in the stunning state of New Mexico. I trained in art therapy and counseling in the high... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Christina Wall

LICSW
6 years experience
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who have experienced addiction, bullying, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and anxiety. I have also worked with couples, families and youth on additional issues, including life stressors, communication issues, caregiver and parenting fatigue. Finding someone you can connect with and trust is very important in a therapeutic relationship and can leave you feeling very vulnerable in the process.... Read More
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who have experienced addiction, bullying, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, and anxiety. I have also worked with couples, families and youth on... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Joseph Cusumano

Ph.D.,LPC,LCMHC
33 years experience
I am an energetic, highly-engaging, professional counselor licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Vermont. I also have temporary licenses in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.I have been told that I have a professional, youthful, warm demeanor. My clients call me Dr. Joe. I hold a Ph.D. from St. Louis University, where I specialized in systemic family therapy. I have a lifetime of experience and bring it to each session. In recent years, I have... Read More
I am an energetic, highly-engaging, professional counselor licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Vermont. I also have temporary licenses in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.I have been told that I have a professional, youthful, warm demeanor. My clients call... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 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.