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.

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


Andrea Brant

Andrea Brant , MS, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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


Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, LICSW

Hey, I'm Jennifer Lawrence... not the actress, just the social worker! I'm a licensed social worker and I've been working as a therapist for just over 10 years. My background includes a range of topics including trauma and grief work, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and general life "stuff" that comes up where we could all use a little extra support at times. I have experience with individual, couples, family, and group counseling with kids, teens, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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


Cynthia Robinson

Cynthia Robinson, M.Ed., LMHC

Hi, My name is Cindy. Thank you for looking at my profile. Before I tell you about my experience and education, I would like to tell you a little bit about my approaches to counseling. First and foremost, please know that your healing and your journey is important to me. Therefore, along the way I will ask you if my approaches are working for you and if you are comfortable with them. I will also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Melissa DeFilippi

Melissa DeFilippi, LICSW

I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for 17 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I tailor my approach to each client. I use a combination of approaches, including: cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, solution-focused. Treatment Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Leslie  Miller

Leslie Miller , LICSW

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


Dr. Eric Zhou

Dr. Eric Zhou,

As you find yourself struggling to cope with your life challenges, you often wonder what you can do to pick yourself up and to start to feel better. It seems like you have tried everything, but nothing seems to work - at least not for very long. You know that you have so much potential, but feel lost on where to start. Imagine what it would feel like to not constantly worry about the stress Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.