Fall River, Massachusetts Therapists

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Emily Cosin
Psy.D.
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Massachusetts

Life is uncertain and difficult, which can leave you feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Friends and family often mean well, but don’t know what to say or how to help. If you are having difficulty coping or you are finding that depression,...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I’m an LMHC with over 25 years experience, and a wealth of life experience. I have a private practice in eastern Massachusetts, and have worked with people in mental health centers, schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. I’m trained in...
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Massachusetts

Hello, My Name Is Mike and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I have been helping people in clinical settings since 2012. My expertise is in two areas. The first is helping adults cope with problems that can range from...
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Salem, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Hello! My name is Angelica Acevedo, LICSW, MBA, I go by “Toni”. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 16+ clinical years experience working with all age groups including couples, families and individuals. I am Latina, speak Spanish...
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I am a US Navy veteran who began a career in counseling after a decades long, successful career in business. My extensive life experiences are an integral part of my success as a therapist. I am highly analytical, but at the same time very...
Perrie Mo
LICSW
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Quincy, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Whether you are dealing with emotional pain, navigating a challenging relationship, living with a terminal illness, or grieving for a loved one, I am here to help you identify your strengths and to support you along your healing journey. I deeply...
Christopher Chaisson
LCSW, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

If you prefer to email us, please include a phone number where we can reach you, as we cannot email clients back due to HIPAA regulations Christopher Chaisson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who earned his MSW from Salem State University with a...
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Massachusetts

As a psychotherapist and consultant I bring a depth of expertise to my work that has been sharpened by more than 35 years of clinical experience. The cornerstone of my work is to help you to become both fully present and engaged in every dimension...
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Are you struggling with chronic anxiety, unwanted and intrusive thoughts, phobias, or OCD? Do you feel hopeless and like no one would understand? We are here to help. Clearview OCD Counseling, LLC employs experienced specialists who use the latest...
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Massachusetts

Hi-I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and have been licensed since 2009. I work with a variety of issues clients may be experiencing. I am currently working with adult clients at a group practice and also trying to build my virtual...
Andrew Aaron
MSW, LICSW
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New Bedford, Massachusetts

Andrew Aaron, LICSW, graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College, Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. For the past 21 years he has helped hundreds of couples and individuals get beyond problems, feel better and love more...
Elizabeth Gomes
LMHC, LICSW
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Fall River, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Hello. My name is Elizabeth (Beth) Gomes. I have always been health conscious but since high school have gone through stages where I've struggled to stick to healthy habits. This was especially true after my second child was born with medical...
Jessica Foley
LMHC, LPC 172, LPCC 15
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Waltham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, California

If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and...
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Massachusetts

Virginia Youngren holds a PhD degree in both English Literature and in Counseling Psychology and has maintained a long-time practice as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. She is also an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud...
Rebecca Girard
LCSW, LICSW
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, New York

Rebecca is a clinical social worker licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, specializing in neurodivergent issues, sexual trauma, and international social work. She is a Certified Autism Specialist, a...
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Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

No matter what our life's story is, we can heal. My approach is holistic, integrative, and non-judgmental. In my work, I focus on the integration of the mind-body-spirit which allows us to visit every component that makes you who you are. This...
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Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Shannon Burrington ACC, E.L.I Master Practitioner, EFT Practitioner, and Reiki Master As a trained coach and energy worker, I support people as they discover their own inner voice of reason- their own loving higher coach that is free from old,...
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

It can be difficult navigating the many challenges life throws at you, and it is easy to get stuck in a negative cycle of thinking, feeling and behaving. Together, we will focus on what is right with you and not on what is wrong with you in order to...
Megan Rakes
LMHC, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

If you prefer to email us, please include a phone number where we can reach you, as we cannot email clients back due to HIPAA regulations Megan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a graduate of William James College with a Master’s...
Sam Healy
LICSW
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Melrose, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I’ve been working with individuals, couples, youth and families for 30 years and believe each person has unique strengths and talents to contribute and connect with.
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years of working with individuals, groups, and families, Erin believes that healing can come through the development of mindfulness, in the empowering of ourselves through self-awareness, the...
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Massachusetts

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Couples and Relationship Therapist, Donna helps clients develop and maintain sexual health, relational health, mental health, well-being,...
Guan Ellerbe
LMHC, BSW, MS
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Brockton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Guan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from...
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Massachusetts

Extensive and personal experience with adoption has allowed for me to possess a clear understanding of the array of issues that can manifest..Use of clinical skills, professionalism, empathy, and humor has emanated in goal-oriented outcomes. Being a...

An Overview of Mental Health in Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts is just minutes away from dozens of beautiful, historical destinations that attract tourists from around the country, but for those who live there, life may not be as pretty as the postcards. As the 10th largest city in the state, mental health services are stretched too thin for its population of over 88,000, which may contribute to their high divorce rates and growing homeless population.

Mental Health Statistics in Fall River

Although Fall River sits at about the national average in terms of total mental health diagnoses, those who have been diagnosed are more likely to have severe mental illnesses, have difficulty finding treatment, and are more likely to suffer from drug addiction in addition to mental health issues.

  • Fall River has approximately 1 therapist per 250 people.
  • According to Data USA, Massachusetts has the 4th highest opioid overdose rate in the US.
  • A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration shows that about 222,000 adults in Massachusetts have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, and about 208,000 have had serious thoughts of suicide, slightly higher than the national average.
  • In the same study, it was found that only 53 percent of Massachusetts adults diagnosed with any mental illness actually receive treatment.
  • Of those who do receive treatment, 66 percent see improvement – four percent lower than the national average.
  • According to the Massachusetts Family Institute, the divorce rate has steadily grown over the last fifty years.

Mental Health Challenges in Fall River

Fall River suffers from an overburdened mental health system that can’t meet the demand of patients in the area. Though many things can contribute to mental health issues – high stress, trauma, genetic factors, abuse, etc. – there are some factors that specifically affect residents of Fall River.

Homelessness and Drug Abuse

When the average property value is $227,000, and the median income is just over $36,000, it’s no surprise that nearly a quarter of the population is living at or below the poverty line. This is leading to a growing homeless population rife with mental health issues. In fact, up to 1 in 4 homeless people are afflicted with some form of mental illness in the US. Those who suffer from mental illness are less likely to be able to gain and retain employment. Out of all adults diagnosed with mental illness in Massachusetts, over 64 percent were unemployed. People with mental health issues are also more likely to turn to drugs when they aren’t properly treated, leading to the prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose seen in Massachusetts in recent years.

Unfortunately, this problem is only growing, as treatment can be difficult to find due to shortages of therapists, and long waiting lists for detox programs. Those who need mental health services can get stuck waiting four to five times as long for help as people with physical conditions.

Divorce

Although the state of Massachusetts has some of the lowest divorce rates in the country, Fall River has the highest divorce rates in the state, at over seventeen percent. The ratio of divorces to new marriages has been steadily growing over the last half-century and shows no sign of declining. Due to the lack of therapists, it’s difficult for struggling couples to get the marriage counseling they need. Even happily married couples can benefit from marital counseling and mental health services, in order to catch and solve potential problems before they become big issues. People who have already completed the process can also benefit from mental health services, as a divorce can be a traumatic and distressing event.

It’s also important for children of divorce to see a counselor at least once. Divorce can be very hard on younger minds and may lead to mental health issues later in life if not addressed early on. Children should see a therapist who specializes in child psychology, as a child’s mind is still developing and may work differently than an adult’s.