Therapists in Waltham , MA and Nearby Locations

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

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Newburyport, Massachusetts

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I began working with children when I was a child myself. I worked in afterschool programs, camps, internships, public schools, private schools, and more. I obtained an undergraduate degree in English Teaching when I knew I wanted to work with kids...
Kevin Stewart
Psy.D., LADC-1
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Massachusetts

For over 30 years I have specialized in treating individuals and families who are experiencing underlying anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress and difficulties with anger/rage. I am also highly skilled with treating individuals and families who...
Christopher Chaisson
LCSW, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

If you prefer to email us, please include a phone number where we can reach you, as we cannot email clients back due to HIPAA regulations Christopher Chaisson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who earned his MSW from Salem State University with a...
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Massachusetts

Hello, My Name Is Mike and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I have been helping people in clinical settings since 2012. My expertise is in two areas. The first is helping adults cope with problems that can range from...
Anna Magliozzi
LICSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy remotely via video sessions with clients located anywhere in Massachusetts. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population of individuals experiencing a broad range of...
Rebecca Girard
LCSW, LICSW
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, New York

Rebecca is a clinical social worker licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, specializing in neurodivergent issues, sexual trauma, and international social work. She is a Certified Autism Specialist, a...
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Boston, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

I’m an LMHC with over 25 years experience, and a wealth of life experience. I have a private practice in eastern Massachusetts, and have worked with people in mental health centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. I’m trained in...
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Massachusetts

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Couples and Relationship Therapist, Donna helps clients develop and maintain sexual health, relational health, mental health, well-being,...
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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use/Abuse, and PTSD. By implementing CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation and other approaches...
Guan Ellerbe
LMHC, BSW, MS
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Brockton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Guan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from...
Emily Cosin
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts

Life is uncertain and difficult, which can leave you feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Friends and family often mean well, but don’t know what to say or how to help. If you are having difficulty coping or you are finding that depression,...
Perrie Mo
LICSW
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Quincy, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Whether you are dealing with emotional pain, navigating a challenging relationship, living with a terminal illness, or grieving for a loved one, I am here to help you identify your strengths and to support you along your healing journey. I deeply...
Elizabeth Gomes
LMHC, LICSW
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Fall River, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Hello. My name is Elizabeth (Beth) Gomes. I have always been health conscious but since high school have gone through stages where I've struggled to stick to healthy habits. This was especially true after my second child was born with medical...
Andrew Aaron
MSW, LICSW
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New Bedford, Massachusetts

Andrew Aaron, LICSW, graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College, Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. For the past 21 years he has helped hundreds of couples and individuals get beyond problems, feel better and love more...
Laura Silva
LMHC, MA
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor, and teacher of the emerging new consciousness. I offer my services Online, by phone, and at the Petersham office at this time. I am best know for deep, intuitive perception, and activating in others clarity,...
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Newton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Please see my website, jeffreyfortgang.com.
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Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

No matter what our life's story is, we can heal. My approach is holistic, integrative, and non-judgmental. In my work, I focus on the integration of the mind-body-spirit which allows us to visit every component that makes you who you are. This...
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Haverhill, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I specialize in helping people who have hit rock bottom due to toxic relationships, anxiety and depression. As an expert, experienced therapist and coach, I am highly successful at helping you move forward within a short period of time. Please visit...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years of working with individuals, groups, and families, Erin believes that healing can come through the development of mindfulness, in the empowering of ourselves through self-awareness, the...
Darwin Gillett
LICSW, MSW
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Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Are you suffering from limiting fears, depression, grief, anger, stress, anxiety or addictions? If so, I can help. I help clients break free from these and other issues using different mind/body therapies (including hypnosis) to quickly and...
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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in work with creative teenagers and young adults (ages 13-35) struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from Boston University and...
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Massachusetts

My sole focus is on helping couples improve their relationship. Learning how to communicate more effectively, resolve differences, fight less is often essential to this process. With 36 years of experience, you will learn best practices to insure a...
Jessica Foley
LMHC, LPC 172, LPCC 15
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Waltham, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Massachusetts, California

If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and...
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Massachusetts

Hi-I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and have been licensed since 2009. I work with a variety of issues clients may be experiencing. I am currently working with adult clients at a group practice and also trying to build my virtual...

An Overview of Mental Health in Waltham, Massachusetts

Located in the heart of the East Coast, Waltham, Massachusetts, is home to 62,442 residents according to the most recent report of the United States Census Bureau. There are many advantages to living in this historically significant part of the US, including proximity to both metropolitan Boston and Gillette Stadium, home of the infamous New England Patriots.

Aside from the numerous cultural and historical amenities, Waltham residents benefit from a strong education system. Schools have a lower teacher-to-student ratio than the US average, and spend more money per student, $19,400 compared to the national expenditure of $12,383. Student test scores are strong, which leads to higher graduation rates. In Waltham, 91 percent of people graduate high school with over 50 percent obtaining a college degree, in comparison to the respective average US percentages of 87.3 and 30.9. Higher education is easily accessible to residents, with two local, respected colleges within the city limits and numerous prestigious universities a short commute away.

A city of endless opportunities benefits the mental health of its population. People aspire to succeed and have hope for the future. However, sometimes life does not go according to plan. Across the United States, over 44 million adults suffer from some form of mental illness. This ranges from mild anxiety or depression to potentially debilitating psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia. It is important to recognize factors that exacerbate mental health difficulties and seek therapeutic support.

The State of Mental Health in Massachusetts

According to Mental Health America, Massachusetts has a slightly higher prevalence rate of adult mental illness (19.34 percent) than the national rate of 18.07 percent. In terms of substance abuse statistics for Massachusetts, apart from the District of Columbia, the state has the highest rate of reported drug and alcohol addiction in the US at 10.31 percent compared to the national average of 7.93 percent. The good news is that both mental illness and substance abuse are responsive to therapeutic support for those brave enough to take the initiative and seek help.

The Impact of the Economy and Cost of Living in Waltham

Compared to the national median income of $57,617, residents of Waltham are better off financially at a median salary of $82,188 per year. However, the cost of living is also significantly higher. In Waltham, the Cost of Living Index of 150 is 50 percent higher than the national average and 15 percent more than the state index. The median property value of $434,500 is more than double the national price of $205,000. Many people experience anxiety when living paycheck to paycheck. Although financial stress is relatively common, it becomes a problem when these feelings start to invade other aspects of life, such as relationships or self-esteem. Counseling helps develop strategies and techniques to effectively manage the pressures of modern life.

Population Density in Waltham, Massachusetts

The city of Waltham is roughly 12.73 square miles in size, according to the most recent census report. Based on the number of residents living within the city limits, the population density is approximately 4,922 people per square mile. To put it in perspective, there are an average of 91 people per square mile across the nation and 630 people per square mile in Massachusetts overall. This increased concentration of people impacts supply and demand, raising the costs of goods and services. Overcrowding results in more traffic, longer lines at stores, and added competition in the job market. Over time, these stressors have the potential to negatively impact emotional well-being.

Waltham, Massachusetts, Mental Health Resources

The state of Massachusetts is number one in the country for access to mental health care. The ratio of mental health providers in the state is 180:1. In comparison, the next closest state has a ratio of 230:1. Mental illness insurance coverage is also the best in the nation, with nearly 98 percent of the Massachusetts population adequately insured. Despite these positive figures, almost half of all people in the state do not receive needed support. Some barriers to seeking treatment include the perceived stigma attached to psychological services and the lack of knowledge on how to find a licensed, highly qualified professional.