Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Springfield, Massachusetts

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


Dr. Dianne Doyle

Ph.D.
20 years experience
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also taught counseling courses and provided clinical supervision at a college level and I... Read More
Hi! I am a licensed psychologist, certified Master Addiction Counselor, and author. I have 20-plus years of experience working in private and public agencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and halfway houses. I have helped many people with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Catherine Eccles

LICSW
13 years experience
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13 years of direct clinical experience and have worked in various settings, including a locked residential program for adolescent girls, group homes for adults with major mental illness, and outreach for clients living independently in the... Read More
Hello! I'm Catherine, and I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 13... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

James Votaw

LMHC
13 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do my best to provide each client with a pleasant and meaningful experience, combining cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. As a therapist, my first job is to understand you as well as... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. I have experience both as a crisis clinician, and as an outpatient therapist for adults. I do... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

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

Dr. Michelle Lind

LCSW, LICSW
19 years experience
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality approach. In other words, I believe that everyone has strengths and if we can identify those strengths together, we can perhaps help you to work through or manage your current concern. In addition, you... Read More
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in working towards your goals and resolving your problems. Taking the first step is usually the hardest so you have already overcome one obstacle. I work from a strength-based reality... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Resources in Springfield, Massachusetts

Situated on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Massachusetts after Boston and Worcester. As of 2017, it has a population estimate of 154,758 residents as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is also the county seat for Hampden County and it is located just 24 miles north of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.

In order to better understand the state of mental health in larger cities, including Springfield, it is important to examine socioeconomic factors such as income, employment, housing, and insurance coverage of its residents. Often individuals who are unemployed, have low income, or experience homelessness are at a higher risk for poor mental health, a term that commonly refers to conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression or other emotional problems rather than serious mental illness.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income of Springfield residents is $35,742, a drastically lower number than the averages for both the state of Massachusetts ($70,954) and the entire United States ($55,322). Additionally, nearly one-third of Springfield’s residents (29.7%) live below the poverty line, compared to much lower percentages for the state (10.5%) and the country (12.3%).

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment prepared for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts reports that there are nearly 800 homeless individuals in the city, including families with children. In addition, close to 50% of the population is housing cost burdened, a term meaning that more than 30% of a household’s income is spent on housing.

Mental Health Concerns Impacting Springfield, Massachusetts

The Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment further reports that approximately 15.9% of the Hampden County population experience poor mental health on 15 or more days in the past 30 days, compared to an average of 11.1% for the state of Massachusetts. Additionally, ER visits due to mental disorders in Hampden County are 24% higher than the state average.

Springfield teens have been identified as one of the most vulnerable groups impacted by mental health issues. According to the 2017 Youth Health Survey, 31% of all Springfield 8th graders reported continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness for periods of two weeks or longer. Subgroups exhibiting especially high rates of persistent hopelessness, self-harm, suicide ideation and attempts include LGBT and female students. A staggering 60% of LGBT students reported feeling sad and hopeless, compared to 27% of heterosexual students. Additionally, LGBT 8th graders had much higher rates of suicide thoughts (28%) and suicide attempts (20%) when compared to their heterosexual peers.

When it comes to gender, nearly twice as many female students reported feelings of sadness and hopelessness as compared to males (41% vs. 21%). The percentage of female students with serious thoughts of suicide was also three times higher (15% vs. 5%).

In light of these statistics, it is not surprising that mental health and substance abuse were identified as two of the top three health concerns in this community by the Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment’s survey respondents.

Finding Mental Health Care in Springfield, Massachusetts

Finding help for mental health issues and emotional problems should always be taken seriously as such conditions impact every aspect of an individual’s life including employment, education and personal relationships. Many conditions can be managed with the appropriate therapy and medication, and individuals who receive care are often able to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

Springfield has several community-based and non-profit organizations offering mental, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and services to its residents. These facilities include:

  • MHA (Mental Health Association)
  • CHD (Center for Human Development)
  • Behavioral Health Services of Baystate Health
  • South Bay Community Services
  • BHN (Behavioral Health Network)

In addition, Springfield has a healthy population of private mental health and substance abuse providers. According to the Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment, the ratio of mental health providers to residents in Hampden County is 1 to 160, compared to 1 to 200 average ratio for the state of Massachusetts.

If you prefer to work with a private therapist or counselor, take a moment to review the providers in our directory. We feature only top rated professionals with stellar reputation as our goal is to help you find the right mental health care for yourself or a loved one. When choosing a care provider, remember to consider their specialization, reputation and feedback from past and current patients, as well as their appointment availability and fees.