Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Worcester, Massachusetts

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

Dr. Dianne Doyle

Dr. Dianne Doyle, Ph.D.

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson, LICSW

Life can be hard. Work can be hard. Relationships can be hard. You don't have to handle all of it on your own. Getting help means you are strong; it means you are courageous; it means you are smart. I would like to help you. I want to help you remember how to care for yourself; help you learn new skills about communication and being in relationships; help you feel better. I view my clients as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Dr. Christopher Blake

Dr. Christopher Blake, LICSW, PhD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Linda Lufkin

Linda Lufkin, CAGS, LMHC

I am an independently licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts, with 14 years of experience providing mental health services, the past four years as a psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages. I am a nationally certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT) with training in DBT, EMDR and other evidenced based modalities. I have helped people struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disturbances, family and other relationship conflicts, confusion around careers Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Andrew Wurth

Andrew Wurth, LMHC, LICSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Deborah Jean

Deborah Jean, LMHC, CADC-II

I am a licensed mental health counselor; I work with adults, focusing on a wide range of presenting problems including mental health issues, addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship issues. I strive to provide a safe and trusting environment for all my clients. When providing therapy, I work with each client to determine goals and to create a customized treatment plan to meet the specific needs of the individual. I use both cognitive behavioral Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Jill Ortolano

Jill Ortolano, MS, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Annalicia DiLollo

Annalicia DiLollo, MS, LMHC, LPC

I received my degree as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, located in Crystal City, VA, right outside of Washington, DC. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages, but my focus areas are adults suffering current symptoms of anxiety, depression, or struggling in their relationships due to past abandonment, trauma, addiction, or dysfunctional patterns. My treatment is from a clinical psychology perspective, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Gina Mango

Gina Mango, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


MARIA DUGGAN

MARIA DUGGAN, LICSW

Maria Duggan, MSW, LICSW (MA) Education 1988 MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA 1986 BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA I have thirty years of clinical experience with individuals, families and have held a variety of positions as clinical social worker in a variety of settings. These settings include inpatient hospitals, community mental health agencies, partial hospital/intensive outpatient group programs, home health, and school settings. Diagnostic groups I've worked with include dual diagnosis, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years


Mental Health Resources in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. It’s around 40 miles to the west of Boston and is in the central part of the state. Because of the growth and expansion of Boston, in recent years Worcester has often been considered part of the Boston-Worcester-Providence metro. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth because of its central location.

The city is founded on seven hills, and there are also several ponds and lakes in the area that make it popular among boaters and competitive rowers. Much of the commerce and the economy in Worcester are based on biotechnology and technology, and the city is home to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It’s also the site of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park, with companies including Abbvie. Top employers in the area include UMass Memorial Health Care, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Hanover Insurance.

Beyond the history, economy and centralized location of Worcester, there are mental health resources available in the area as well, but it’s important for people to know how to find and connect with those resources.

Mental Health Concerns in Worcester

Even with a good economy and plenty of positives to life in Worcester, like any other city or town, some people struggle with issues, many of which are related to mental health and similar situations such as substance abuse. Not just in Worcester but in general, mental disorders are one of the most common causes of disability. Issues with mental health, particularly when they go untreated, cause problems in relationships and family life, employment problems, and also increased suicide rates. A survey from UMass Memorial looking at the health issues most affecting Worcester residents found that experts who were interviewed described behavioral and mental health issues as a top priority and also a top health-related challenge.

Respondents to something called the CHA Public Service found that among the issues affecting community health, mental health problems were third in terms of significance. In particular, depression was cited as a pressing issue.

There was a community mental health assessment conducted in the spring of 2015 that assessed mental health issues and concerns in Worcester. According to that assessment, some of the most prominent challenges reported by residents include economic stress, exposure to trauma and violence, and substance use disorder. There was also a focus on the stigma of receiving mental health care as far as an obstacle to people receiving treatment.

Based on the results of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, 16 percent of residents in Worcester County said they had more than 15 days of poor mental health within a 30-day timeframe. That was higher than the state average, which was 11 percent.

These issues are similarly relevant among younger people. There was something called the Regional Youth Health Survey which was done in the Greater Worcester area during the 2013-2014 school year. According to this, almost one-fourth of the young people who responded to the research said they had signs of depression. Twelve percent reported having seriously contemplated suicide.

There is a higher rate of hospitalizations for mental disorders in the Worcester area also. Worcester has a rate of 1,274 hospitalizations for mental health per 100,000 individuals. That’s 50 percent higher than the state average.

Worcester Mental Health Resources

Despite the statistics, which can seem somewhat grim, there are treatment resources available throughout the Worcester area. There are nonprofit organizations which provide treatment and other resources to people struggling with mental health disorders. There are also facilities, such as inpatient hospitals and treatment centers, and private practice providers.

One example of a nonprofit in Worcester is called The Bridge. The Bridge operates 50 programs in the area, and they serve the needs of people with complex behavioral health needs, substance use disorders, and brain injuries. Inpatient and outpatient care is also provided at UMass Memorial Health Care.

Worcester Therapist Directory

To help people in Worcester and nearby communities, we created the above therapist directory. We wanted to consolidate the care providers in the Worcester, MA area, and provide them to people in a resource that’s manageable and accessible. The above providers include counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other local mental health services providers.

The providers listed above are not only excellent at what they do, but many also specialize in certain treatment areas, making it a more streamlined process for you to connect with someone who offers the type of treatment you need.