Abigail Blackburn, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Boston, MA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Blackburn.
DepressionEating Disorders
Gay And Lesbian IssuesAdolescent And Family Issues
Injuries From ChildhoodMen's Issues

My experience has been that a collaborative or "team" approach to therapy solves problems quickly and thoroughly. Helping people to help themselves produces the most noticeable changes that remain significant over time.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: Boston 02215
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kevin.
Emotional IssuesPartner Conflict/Relational
Behavior ChangePeak Performance
AddictionLife Coaching
Weight LossExecutive Coaching

Grey Matters International, Inc and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.is not counseling or the professional practice of psychology. We help the brain do the changing with powerful technology that can dramatically reduce time,frustration, and money spent on your goals

Marjorie Siegel, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Boston, MA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Marjorie.
Anxietytrauma/PTSD/EMDR
relationships/intimacySelf Esteem
College Students/Young AdultsIdentity Issues
Grief And Loss

Hesitant about therapy? Don't be. We all go through rough patches and sometimes we're left feeling stuck. Depression, anxiety, anger, and stress may follow. Having someone listen to what you're struggling with can help you clarify your goals and break old habits.

Rowell Levy, PsyD

Psychologist

Location: 185 Devonshire St, Suite 900, Boston 02110
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Levy.
relationshipsManaging One's Moods
depression/anxietySocial Anxiety / Social Phobia
Personal Growth/ InsightCBT
Group TherapySocial Anxiety Group

Greetings and welcome! You are already doing a good job of starting your goal: to change. Let me help you get there with my integrative approach which combines CBT / DBT, psychodynamic, positive psychology, and my experiences of 100s of clients from all walks of life.

Related Sites:
City of Boston
Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

Therapy Boston Massachusetts

Counseling Allston, Cambridge, Back Bay, Roxbury, Charlestown, Beacon Hill, South End, Boston, Harrison, Lenox

After the War for Independence was won, Boston became one of the wealthiest trading ports in the world. During the mid-1800s its economy was built on the back of its strong manufacturing industries such as garment production and leather goods. Manufacturing eventually overcame international trade as the most vital part of the city's economy. Irish immigrants began streaming into Boston following the potato famine of 1845-49. To this day, Boston has the largest percentage of descendants of Irish people in the nation.1 Boston therapists are available for individuals of all cultures and backgrounds with specializations for families who are looking to immigrate to the area. Boston was developed throughout the rest of the century as more settlers called the area home. It recovered from the economic slump of 1950 and has gone on to be a major global city with influence in virtually every area of human life.

Mental Health in Boston

Mental health care has long been an important topic for the state of Massachusetts. Over 185,000 state residents live with a mental illness.2 Approximately 15 percent of Boston residents have used an illicit drug in the past year, and over 10 percent report having a substance abuse disorder. Combined with a binge-drinking rate of 24 percent among persons 12 years of age and older,3 many of the city's residents are forced to deal with significant behavioral health issues.

Outreach and support services for Boston's homeless population are offered by Eliot Community Human Services. The Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness seeks to provide mental health assessment, treatment, advocacy, and benefit assistance to those without a permanent residence. These services are offered directly to those who are residing in emergency and transitional shelters in the metropolitan area. Food, blankets, and other supplies are also delivered to those living on the streets. For information about other programs and services, call 781-861-0890.4

Current Initiatives

The State of Massachusetts has undertaken the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative to expand and improve services delivered by state mental health agencies to the state's children. The initiative focuses on growing community-based care to ensure that all families have a local option for obtaining behavioral, emotional, and mental health care. Many in-home services are also provided as part of the initiative. Programs are child-centered, strengths-based, culturally responsive, and specifically target low-income children 21 years of age and younger. Screenings for the presence of behavioral health conditions are also offered.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014). Boston, Massachusetts. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2004). Matters of Fact - Massachusetts. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Massachusetts&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=14937
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Boston.pdf
4. Eliot Community Human Services. (2014). Homeless Services. Retrieved from http://www.eliotchs.org/Homeless-Outreach.aspx
5. Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Children's Behavioral Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/commissions-and-initiatives/cbhi/