Counseling in Boston, MA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Boston, Massachusetts

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Marjorie Siegel, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker

1180 Beacon Street, Suite 4B, Brookline, Massachusetts

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.

Abigail Blackburn, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

233 Needham Street Third Floor, Newton, Massachusetts

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.

David Rainen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

90 Main ST., Andover, Massachusetts

Licensed clinical psychologist with an extensive background treating adolescents and college-age students, but also have significant expertise providing treatment to adults, families, and couples.

Krista Sand, LICSW, LADC-I

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

13 Bowdoin Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Seeking therapy is a sign of personal strength, not of weakness. It takes awareness in our lives and courage to be able to reach out for help. Often people who engage in therapy are actually doing well in life, but would like to do better in one area or another.


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. (2017). 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. (2016). 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. (2017). Homeless Services. Retrieved from http://www.eliotchs.org/Homeless-Outreach.aspx
5. Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). Children's Behavioral Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/commissions-and-initiatives/cbhi/

Boston is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. It has a land area of 48.34 square miles and a water area of 41.25 square miles.  The population of Boston is 667,137 people with 256,294 households and a median annual income of $55,777. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Boston, MA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Boston is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Boston therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility