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.


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

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.