Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Taunton, Massachusetts

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

Shawn Markey

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Shawn Markey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Massachusetts specializing in the myriad of issues surrounding Drug/Alcohol misuse, Anxiety, Depression, Legal/Behavioral, Communication and Parenting. I incorporate a Person-Centered, Existential approach to therapy while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Support Building and Mindfulness to aid with pressing concerns while clients are encouraged to take a deeper dive into behaviors and experiences which may be causing repeat... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Shawn Markey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Massachusetts specializing in the myriad of issues surrounding Drug/Alcohol misuse, Anxiety, Depression, Legal/Behavioral, Communication and Parenting. I incorporate a Person-Centered, Existential... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Laura Dalton

M.Ed.,LMHC
10 years experience
Life is full of ups and downs, challenges and successes, good times and bad times. Do you feel like you are stuck at a low point? Are you hopeless that things will ever get better? Well, I'm here to tell you they CAN. Do you want to wake up every morning, excited and optimistic to start your day? Can you imagine a day not filled with stress, anxiety, or fear? Let me tell you how. First... Read More
Life is full of ups and downs, challenges and successes, good times and bad times. Do you feel like you are stuck at a low point? Are you hopeless that things will ever get better? Well, I'm here to tell... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Christine Sutka

9 years experience
If you have ever been at a loss for what to do or felt stuck in a situation that seemed to have no solution then please know that there is still hope. Regardless if it is complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, there is hope. If you have a child with ADHD, ODD or another intellectual disability or have a history of that yourself, there is hope. It is my heart to meet everyone where they are at and to... Read More
If you have ever been at a loss for what to do or felt stuck in a situation that seemed to have no solution then please know that there is still hope. Regardless if it is complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Caitlin Pierce

LMFT,CPT
11 years experience
When the burdens of our circumstances, relationships, or daily lives in general begin to weigh on our shoulders, finding help in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental space can begin to ease our heavy loads. My name is Caitlin Pierce, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with 10+ years in the field. I have spent the bulk of my career working with families and individuals in both office and in-home settings. I enjoy working with... Read More
When the burdens of our circumstances, relationships, or daily lives in general begin to weigh on our shoulders, finding help in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental space can begin to ease our heavy loads. My name is Caitlin Pierce, and I'm... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Jessica Jarrard

LMHC
10 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am glad you are here; I understand how hard it can be to reach out for support. My aim is to provide or connect you to the best care possible to address your concerns. To help you make an informed decision about counseling services you are seeking, here is some information about myself. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts with over 10 years... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am glad you are here; I understand how hard it can be to reach out for support. My aim is to provide or connect you to the best care possible to address your concerns.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts is one of the original Plymouth Colony settlements. Elizabeth Poole, a Puritan woman from England, established the town in 1637. Her name is famous in history as the first woman to found an American town. Today, Taunton is a technically a suburb of Boston, yet it retains a unique, wild beauty seldom found near large metropolitan areas.

The 40-mile Taunton River gracefully curves through the city. The undeveloped river is photogenic. Does and fawns wander among shady maple trees that burst into spectacular firestorms of color in autumn. The river is home to otters, seals, and mink. The unspoiled natural habitat draws bald eagles, loons, and herons, including over 150 species of marsh nesting and grassland birds. Fishing, kayaking, hiking and camping are some of the activities enjoyed by Taunton residents and tourists.

Meeting Needs of Aging Taunton Residents

Taunton is proactive in helping its aging citizens. The Department of Human Services and Council on Aging recognizes the emotional, mental and physical changes in later life that can bring peaceful retirement or aching loneliness for those who live alone. The Elder Outreach Program and Community Counseling of Bristol County are services to alleviate the burdens on elders, helping them cope with stressful demands on their diminishing physical and mental health.

Massachusetts Mental Health at a Glance

Massachusetts has been making improvements to behavioral health care systems. The state has been a leader for change; however, like many states across the nation, Massachusetts and its cities are intent on improving access to providers and resources.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of the United States report behavioral health issues at risk for American states. Topics of interest include the rate of access for youth and adults to age-appropriate substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment.

First indications of a serious mental health issue can include perceptual problems (senses such as touch, taste, sight or hearing do not correspond to actual environment input). For example, a person may see a mythical creature and hear it speaking; these issues are prevalent in psychosis. Other preludes to psychosis are a person’s belief in non-real ideas or objects, even in the face of proof that the belief is false.

Treatments exist for serious mental health illnesses. They are time sensitive. Treatment is most effective when a medical professional such as a family doctor notices signs of mental illness onset. If severe mental health deficits have existed for long periods, treatment gains can take longer; nevertheless, improvement is still possible. It is never too late to hope; the key is seeking mental health treatment.

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment Access

Mental health programs and services are important; however, they cannot perform their intended functions when those needing treatment cannot get help. Individuals might not receive behavioral health care services for the following reasons:

  • lack of insurance coverage,
  • poor availability of service
  • unreasonable wait times for appointments,
  • lack of adequate transportation to and from care providers
  • inadequate capacity of area providers to accept new patients
  • lack of insurance to afford the cost of services
  • difficulties in measurement and reporting to identify service gaps
  • lack of treatment offered in a client’s native language
  • prevalence of substance abuse and resistance to therapy
  • the low number of mental health community facilities
  • lack of psychiatric providers to prescribe needed medication
  • appropriate services unavailable for children and teens
  • long-term psychiatric hospital care for those with severe mental issues
  • difficulty in locating desired services such as family counseling
  • unrealistic hours of operation for out-patient treatment
  • inability to identify early-onset mental illness

Access to Behavioral Health Care is Complex

Almost half of adults with a mental health condition were not able to get care. The number of youth with major depression and no treatment approached 60 percent.

Comorbid behavioral health conditions—meaning a patient who suffers from two or more simultaneous mental health conditions, such as both depression and anxiety–exist in a large percentage of Massachusetts care hospitals. A third complication is that people suffering from comorbid conditions may also have substance abuse addictions.

Mental Health Treatment Is Available for Taunton Residents

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible. E-Counseling’s directory can help Taunton citizens can find mental health professionals near them to meet specific needs.  Do not hesitate to give a loved one or yourself the gift of treatment and the possibility of a happier life.