Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Waltham, Massachusetts

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.


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 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 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 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 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.

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