Springfield, Massachusetts Therapists

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Laura Silva
LMHC, MA
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor, and teacher of the emerging new consciousness. I offer my services Online, by phone, and at the Petersham office at this time. I am best know for deep, intuitive perception, and activating in others clarity,...
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Massachusetts

I offer compassionate relational based therapy. My approach is to listen, understand, and build a connection that fosters growth within an individual. While psychodynamic in nature, I utilize behavioral therapies (CBT and ACT) and mindfulness 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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Holden, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

I am a psychologist. I do CBT.
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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...
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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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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Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts, California

From National TV producer and writer to psychotherapist. What they have in common is helping people realize that their hair is not on fire! As a licensed psychotherapist in the state of California and Massachusetts. I have extensive experience in...
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Northampton, Massachusetts

Dr. Fearing is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts who provides neuropsychological and psychological testing for children, adults, and geriatric patients. His specialties include: ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome,...
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Northampton, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

My name is Katelyn and I have experience providing therapeutic services in crisis, inpatient, and outpatient treatment settings with individuals and groups. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Westfield State University, and my...
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Massachusetts, Connecticut

“Finding time is a difficult task for most; I help to support you by meeting you where you are at - literally, with telehealth video-therapy!” (I am licensed in both CT and MA for clients physically located in these states). Have you ever felt...

Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Resources in Springfield, Massachusetts

Situated on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Massachusetts after Boston and Worcester. As of 2017, it has a population estimate of 154,758 residents as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is also the county seat for Hampden County and it is located just 24 miles north of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.

In order to better understand the state of mental health in larger cities, including Springfield, it is important to examine socioeconomic factors such as income, employment, housing, and insurance coverage of its residents. Often individuals who are unemployed, have low income, or experience homelessness are at a higher risk for poor mental health, a term that commonly refers to conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression or other emotional problems rather than serious mental illness.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income of Springfield residents is $35,742, a drastically lower number than the averages for both the state of Massachusetts ($70,954) and the entire United States ($55,322). Additionally, nearly one-third of Springfield’s residents (29.7%) live below the poverty line, compared to much lower percentages for the state (10.5%) and the country (12.3%).

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment prepared for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts reports that there are nearly 800 homeless individuals in the city, including families with children. In addition, close to 50% of the population is housing cost burdened, a term meaning that more than 30% of a household’s income is spent on housing.

Mental Health Concerns Impacting Springfield, Massachusetts

The Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment further reports that approximately 15.9% of the Hampden County population experience poor mental health on 15 or more days in the past 30 days, compared to an average of 11.1% for the state of Massachusetts. Additionally, ER visits due to mental disorders in Hampden County are 24% higher than the state average.

Springfield teens have been identified as one of the most vulnerable groups impacted by mental health issues. According to the 2017 Youth Health Survey, 31% of all Springfield 8th graders reported continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness for periods of two weeks or longer. Subgroups exhibiting especially high rates of persistent hopelessness, self-harm, suicide ideation and attempts include LGBT and female students. A staggering 60% of LGBT students reported feeling sad and hopeless, compared to 27% of heterosexual students. Additionally, LGBT 8th graders had much higher rates of suicide thoughts (28%) and suicide attempts (20%) when compared to their heterosexual peers.

When it comes to gender, nearly twice as many female students reported feelings of sadness and hopelessness as compared to males (41% vs. 21%). The percentage of female students with serious thoughts of suicide was also three times higher (15% vs. 5%).

In light of these statistics, it is not surprising that mental health and substance abuse were identified as two of the top three health concerns in this community by the Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment’s survey respondents.

Finding Mental Health Care in Springfield, Massachusetts

Finding help for mental health issues and emotional problems should always be taken seriously as such conditions impact every aspect of an individual’s life including employment, education and personal relationships. Many conditions can be managed with the appropriate therapy and medication, and individuals who receive care are often able to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

Springfield has several community-based and non-profit organizations offering mental, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and services to its residents. These facilities include:

  • MHA (Mental Health Association)
  • CHD (Center for Human Development)
  • Behavioral Health Services of Baystate Health
  • South Bay Community Services
  • BHN (Behavioral Health Network)

In addition, Springfield has a healthy population of private mental health and substance abuse providers. According to the Mercy Medical Center Health Assessment, the ratio of mental health providers to residents in Hampden County is 1 to 160, compared to 1 to 200 average ratio for the state of Massachusetts.

If you prefer to work with a private therapist or counselor, take a moment to review the providers in our directory. We feature only top rated professionals with stellar reputation as our goal is to help you find the right mental health care for yourself or a loved one. When choosing a care provider, remember to consider their specialization, reputation and feedback from past and current patients, as well as their appointment availability and fees.