Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Somerville, Massachusetts

Find a therapist in Somerville , Massachusetts that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Somerville 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

Dawn Perry

LCSW
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

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

Erica Fayrie

LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
14 years experience
Hello my name is Erica- I have been practicing counseling professionally since 2004 but have been a listener for my whole life. Whatever it is that you may bring to the table I will do my best to reflect validate and be there with you to help you discover your greater self, work through difficult and impossible life transitions, cope and move past crippling anxiety or process traumas that haunt you and you wish for... Read More
Hello my name is Erica- I have been practicing counseling professionally since 2004 but have been a listener for my whole life. Whatever it is that you may bring to the table I will do my best to reflect validate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

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

Chris Deiulio

BA, MSW, LICSW
22 years experience
I have been a social worker since 1997. I have worked with people struggling to get into recovery from opiates and other drugs, chronic and persistent mental illness, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the first Gulf War and their dependents and Vietnam era veterans, and LGBTQ individuals. After appropriate evaluation, I could provide letters for gender affirming surgery (if, in my clinical opinion, you meet the criteria... Read More
I have been a social worker since 1997. I have worked with people struggling to get into recovery from opiates and other drugs, chronic and persistent mental illness, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Somerville, Massachusetts

With a population of 79,507, Somerville, Massachusetts is the most densely populated municipality in New England. It is located in Middlesex County, directly northwest of Boston. Somerville was founded in 1629, nearly 150 before the United States became a country, and had a significant part to play in the American Revolution; the theft of colonial gunpowder by British soldiers was one of the first hostile acts of the war and served to spur the colonists on to revolution.

There is some disagreement as to the median household income of Somerville. Some estimate it as high as $93,343, while a more conservative estimate puts it at $78,673. By either measure, however, Somerville is a prosperous community, with a median household income that exceeds the statewide average of $75,297.

The ethnic makeup of Somerville is predominantly white, at approximately 70 percent. The second most common ethnicities are Asian and Hispanic, each with about 10 percent of the population. Approximately 6 percent of the population identifies as black, making it the third most common ethnicity in Somerville.

An Overview of Mental Health in Somerville

From a psychological standpoint, Somerville seems to be a reasonably healthy community. The percentages of serious mental illness or suicidal thoughts, as well as adolescents experiencing major depressive episodes, in Massachusetts has been similar to the national percentages from 2010 to 2014. More than half of adults (53.8 percent) with any mental illness received some kind of treatment during the same timeframe, and 66.7 percent of them found it beneficial.

An area in which Somerville, and the state of Massachusetts generally, can potentially do better is in reaching and treating youth with mental illness. Just over half (50.5 percent) of Massachusetts’ adolescents who experienced a major depressive episode received treatment from 2010 to 2014. While this was higher than the national average of 38.6 percent, 69.5 percent of the children and adolescents who received mental health treatment throughout the United States reported improved functioning as a result. For Massachusetts youth, the percentage was significantly lower at only 49.7 percent.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Somerville, Massachusetts

The epidemic of opioid abuse has hit Massachusetts hard. The rate of opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 was 29.7 for the state, making it one of the five states most severely affected by the crisis, along with New Hampshire, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio. Of individuals in Massachusetts who abuse or are dependent on illicit drugs, a large majority (86.4 percent) do not receive treatment.

Heavy alcohol use is another area of concern in Massachusetts. The annual average for heavy alcohol use among adults aged 21 and older was 7.4 percent from 2010 to 2014, slightly higher than the national average of 6.7 percent. However, the percentage of individuals who do not receive treatment for alcohol dependence in Massachusetts (92.5 percent) is even higher than the percentage of people who do not receive treatment for illicit drug dependence.

Divorce Rate in Somerville, Massachusetts

Massachusetts used to be a state with a reputation for an exceptionally low divorce rate, but that rate is now approximately on par with national averages. While the rate of divorces in Massachusetts has declined over the past 30 to 40 years, the rate of marriages has also declined, yielding a ratio of divorces to marriages that has fluctuated between 35 and 50 percent. As of 2015, the ratio of divorces to marriages was approximately 47 percent, nearly three times what it had been in 1960 (17 percent).

Mental Health Resources in Somerville, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides resources to individuals and family members seeking mental health services through its Compass program. NAMI is a good starting point for LGBT+ individuals seeking help as it is a safe zone.

The following are facilities providing mental health services in the Somerville area addressing specific needs.

Outpatient Services:

  • Cambridge Health Alliance: Outpatient Counseling and Treatment
  • North Charles Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Riverside Community Care: Somerville Mental Health Association

Mental Health Services for Children:

  • Franciscan Children’s
  • McLean Hospital Child Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Program, a joint effort between McLean and Franciscan Children’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Pediatric Psychiatry

Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation:

  • Column Health
  • New Day for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
  • CASPAR

Another resource available to help you find a counselor or therapist is E-Counseling.com. Its directory is always available to you to help you get in touch with trustworthy professionals located in your area.