Malden, Massachusetts Therapists

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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...
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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in work with creative teenagers and young adults (ages 13-35) struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from Boston University and...
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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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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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Massachusetts

My sole focus is on helping couples improve their relationship. Learning how to communicate more effectively, resolve differences, fight less is often essential to this process. With 36 years of experience, you will learn best practices to insure a...
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Massachusetts

Clinician focusing on trauma and a shift towards self-awareness and acceptance
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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...
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Westborough, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

My name is Elyza Bertuzzi MS, CAGS, LMHC (She, Her, Hers), I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with children 10 and up, Adolescents, and Adults to address trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment through difficult...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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,...
Christopher Chaisson
LCSW, The Leggett Group
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Framingham, Massachusetts

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Alexis Silver
LICSW, MSW
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I work with clients seeking clarity on why they feel the way they do, relief from intrusive and negative thoughts, depression, anxiety, work issues, trauma, crisis, career choices, adoption , caregiving, acculturation and changing patterns of...
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North Andover, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., is a neuropsychologist, board-certified health psychologist, board-certified sports psychologist, trauma therapist, and brain injury survivor. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Diane is a consultant, writer,...
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Newton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Please see my website, jeffreyfortgang.com.
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...
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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...
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...
Darwin Gillett
LICSW, MSW
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Newburyport, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Are you suffering from limiting fears, depression, grief, anger, stress, anxiety or addictions? If so, I can help. I help clients break free from these and other issues using different mind/body therapies (including hypnosis) to quickly and...
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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...
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Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Hi! I'm glad you're here :) I am a trauma trained therapist who works with individuals struggling with trauma-related symptoms such as, flashbacks, trauma memories, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, feelings of shame, guilt, anger or emotional...
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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Malden, Massachusetts

Across America, every state is facing issues regarding mental illness and the treatment of it. Many states are facing an overwhelming prevalence of mental illness, while others are struggling to provide the appropriate treatment options due to a shortage of mental health professionals. Massachusetts is one state with a high prevalence of mental health problems. According to Mental Health America, Massachusetts ranks just under the top 10 highest at number 39. However, Massachusetts has stepped up to tackle this problem. While having such a high prevalence rating, the state also ranks at number 1 in the nation in terms of access to mental health care, and at number 3 in terms of its overall state of mental health.

Of course, every region has its own issues, including different contributors and factors that relate to the mental health of that area. State data can be helpful, but it’s important to examine information at a more local level to understand what contributes to the overall state ranking. The city of Malden, Massachusetts, will be the focus of this overview.

Malden at a Glance

Malden is a part of Middlesex County, which is just north of Boston. In 2017, Malden had a population of over 61,000 people. Its economy specializes in sectors like healthcare, hospitality and tech services. The poverty rate is 15.9 percent, while the unemployment rate is 6.1 percent. The per capita income in 2017 was just under $30,000, and the median income was just over $62,000 the same year.

Mental Health in Malden

Massachusetts ranks highly compared to the rest of the nation in terms of mental health care, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The system is still lacking in areas, as highlighted in one report in the Boston Globe. The report details the stories of several Boston-area individuals with severe mental illness who seemingly slipped through the cracks of the mental health system. Despite having received help in the past, and even seeking out help again, these individuals still ended up in trouble with law enforcement and, in some cases, dead. The story illustrates that there are still many hurdles in behavioral health treatment. If a state as high-ranking as Massachusetts is still facing these kinds of issues, it just goes to show how poor mental health care is across the nation.

Suicide Rate

In 2014, Middlesex County had a low rate of suicide at 7.3 per 100,000 people. Comparatively, the highest rate in the state was Franklin County with 16.9 suicides per 100,000, while the national rate was 13 per 100,000. However, Middlesex County had the highest total number of suicides at 115. The total number of suicides statewide was 608.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant part of the mental health crisis seen in Massachusetts and across the country. Between 2000 and 2016, the state saw nearly 14,000 opioid-related overdose deaths. The number of deaths per year climbed exponentially during that time period. Although it saw some fluctuations from year to year, the 379 overdose deaths seen in 2000 increased to a staggering 2,155 deaths in 2016.

In fact, during that same time period, Middlesex County had the highest number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state, with a total of 2,578 deaths.

Local Solutions

The bright side is that it appears communities like Malden are taking further steps to address behavioral health problems. In 2018, multiple projects were underway in effort to assist those suffering from mental illness.

  • Middlesex County was named as a pilot site for DDJ, or Data-Driven Justice. DDJ is a program initiated by President Obama in 2016 with the objective of minimizing the number of individuals ending up incarcerated for reasons stemming from mental illness and substance abuse.
  • The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office received a grant for over a quarter million dollars to implement a plan for helping inmates with mental illness and substance abuse problems re-acclimate to the community after release from prison.