Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Newton, Massachusetts

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


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

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

Leslie Miller

LICSW
20 years experience
Are you struggling in personal or family relationships or maybe considering a break-up or divorce? Possibly you have struggled to find the right partner or feel that you have not made healthy choices with respect to dating relationships. Navigating life transitions can be confusing and overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps you are seeking other types of important professional changes or lifestyle changes related to health and well-being. ... Read More
Are you struggling in personal or family relationships or maybe considering a break-up or divorce? Possibly you have struggled to find the right partner or feel that you have not made healthy choices with respect to dating relationships. Navigating life... 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

Ashley Weaver

MA, LMHC, R-DMT
6 years experience
The therapy session is a time and space one sets aside to focus on self. To be with self. And to build one’s self. It can be challenging to reflect on patterns, thoughts and emotions, relationships, past events and/or change, but it can also be transformative and rewarding. My role as your therapist is to witness your process and to reflect back with you along the way. The therapeutic relationship is an essential piece of... Read More
The therapy session is a time and space one sets aside to focus on self. To be with self. And to build one’s self. It can be challenging to reflect on patterns, thoughts and emotions, relationships, past events and/or change,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Cynthia Robinson

M.Ed., LMHC
18 years experience
Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know that your healing and your journey is important to me. Therefore, along the way I will ask you if my approaches are working for you and if you are comfortable with them. I will also... Read More
Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Dr. Celina Pina Shemo

Psy.D.
30 years experience
About Celina Pina Shemo PSY.D. Dr. Celina is a seasoned clinician, of 30 years, and has dedicated her life’s work to helping those who have experienced trauma. She has been in private practice for 25 years serving the minority and disadvantaged populations of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape and the Islands. As well as, providing services for the religiouis communities in New York. For many years, she provided forensic evaluations on sexually abused children. In 1988,... Read More
About Celina Pina Shemo PSY.D. Dr. Celina is a seasoned clinician, of 30 years, and has dedicated her life’s work to helping those who have experienced trauma. She has been in private practice for 25 years serving the minority and disadvantaged... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Newton, Massachusetts

Newton, a Boston suburb in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is composed of 13 villages. It is the 11th largest area in Massachusetts. Newton’s beautiful small-town ambiance features historic homes in charming, leafy neighborhoods. Newton boasts high-quality public schools and proximity to over 30 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Cambridge. Newton provides a popular residential area for students and faculty.

The famous Boston Marathon route goes through the city of Newton, and the nearly insurmountable Heartbreak Hill traverses a steeply inclined street.

Demographics Affecting Mental Health in Newton

The city of Newton reflects a diverse culture. Of the total 88,994 residents, 77.8 percent are White, 13.9 percent are Asian, 3.5 percent are Black, and 4.3 percent are Hispanic. The remaining 0.5 percent is composed of other races. The population is well educated: 48.1 percent hold graduate degrees and 28.6% hold bachelor’s degrees. Other significant facts include:

  • Poverty rate: 4.36 percent
  • Unemployment rate: over 3.9 percent
  • Divorce rate: 11.5 percent
  • Opioid-related drug fatalities in Middlesex County: 17.4 percent of the state rate

Obstacles to Mental Health

Middlesex County ranks perform well on surveys of healthy behavior, best health conditions, and most access to care. Unfortunately, Newton only ranks around 50 percent compared to national mental health statistics.

According to a mental health advocacy group, those who need mental health care in Massachusetts are vulnerable to substance abuse, homelessness and incarceration.

Top problems for mentally ill populations in Massachusetts are:

  • Treatment costs preclude or limit access to services.
  • Stigma, fear, and isolation of mentally ill people prevent them from reaching out for help.
  • Navigating the insurance process is difficult even for those without mental illness.
  • Mentally ill residents do not know how to find out what treatment options are available to them.
  • Treatment providers are few and far between, making the right kind of help hard to locate.

An online survey on mental health asked questions of a cross-representative section of Massachusetts residents with mental health issues. The research goal was to discover challenges people face to get necessary mental health care.

Ten Key Weaknesses in Finding Mental Health Access

Ten key findings pointed to weaknesses in the mental health care system. This information was useful in identifying where and how to apply practical solutions:

  1. Medical health services are more accessible than mental health resources.
  2. Frequently, emergency rooms must provide mental health care.
  3. Those with both substance and mental health issues were least able to get care.
  4. There were long waits to locate and get appoints with providers.
  5. Insurance companies were not able to explain mental health benefits clearly.
  6. The majority of insurance denials were for mental illness or substance treatment.
  7. Insurance appeals regarding benefit denials were only marginally accepted.
  8. Fewer visits were allowed for the mentally ill than for regular specialists.
  9. Treatment costs discouraged care visits.
  10. Insurance did not help access enough providers or help find emergency services.

Mental Health Initiatives May Provide Treatment

Massachusetts needs additional ways to bring early mental health intervention to people in ways they can easily access. They also need help to pay for the kind of treatment they need. Children are another underserved group who need mental health care tailored specifically to their special needs.

Suggestions include a mandate to create a state-wide helpline; employ and train more people to act in peer support roles, and petition all commercial health insurance providers to cover Emergency Service Programs for both adults’ and children’s behavioral health needs. Mentally ill people needed help in evaluating which insurance companies provided the best mental health benefits.

The Faces of Mental Health Recovery

Lynda Cutrell, a Massachusetts artist, created a project called 99 Faces. She photographed the mentally ill next to those who are not ill. The two people look healthy. Viewers cannot tell which person is mentally ill. She called these people “individuals whose lives are remarkable for their recovery, not their illness.” Her portraits dissolve stereotypes about mental illness. These people need resources and treatment so they can overcome their own “Heartbreak Hill”.

To begin recovery, people searching for mental health care can access a comprehensive directory for help. E-Counseling helps Newton, Massachusetts residents easily locate the right certified mental health provider.