Mental Health resources: referrals: & & 781-862-5215 & &

Mental-health referrals:  Nat. Assoc. of Social Workers at & & 781-862-5215 &/or the Am. Psychological Assoc. at & (ask for referrals in specific geographical areas:  by state, region of state, city).  More details from each of the two Web sites:

1. & select “Help Starts Here” from the right-hand menu (including “Find a Social Worker” within the “Help Starts Here” link) or top-bar menu’s “Resources” Find a Social Worker:    HelpStartsHere is featuring a few online directories to help jumpstart your search for the right therapist.   These sites list thousands of clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other licensed mental health professionals.

HelpPRO Therapist Finder / HelpPRO Social Worker Finder
Are you looking for a therapist or social worker to help you deal with anxiety, depression, or marital issues? Do you have concerns about your child’s behavior or the aging of a parent? HelpPRO offers immediate access to comprehensive information about clinical social workers and therapists who can help – in your town or across the country.  Developed in partnership with NASW, the HelpPRO Social Worker Finder makes it easy to quickly find the right therapist to meet your needs. Clinicians who are NASW members interested to list click here.

Psychology Today Therapy Directory
Therapy is interpersonal treatment for problems in living. It involves talking with a trained professional about conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to relationship conflicts and career frustrations. Therapy provides ways to express feelings, understand patterns of thinking, gain perspective on past events and current relationships, set goals, and clarify dreams for the future. Clinical social workers make up more than 40% of the Psychology Today Therapy Directory listings, and many manage blogs that cover a range of mental wellness topics.
The decision to see a therapist is a very personal decision. Many times, people choose therapy during times of stress and emotional pain, and it may also be when you want to grow and mature. The decision to call a therapist may be a difficult one but is viewed as a strength—not knowing the answers to all your life questions is normal. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, a therapist will listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the most appropriate course of action. This site allows visitors to research many different mental illnesses and to conduct easy geographic searches for therapists.

Other ways to find the right therapist for you:
  • Talk to trusted friends,      family, or clergy about professionals they may know
  • Ask another health care      provider, such as a family doctor, for a recommendation
  • Ask your health insurance      company for a mental health provider list
  • Use a referral service from a      national professional organization for therapists
  • Contact a local or national      mental health organization or national medical society
  • Look in the phone book under      “social service organizations” and “mental health”

2. & select “Psychology Help Center” from the top-bar menu (& from the left-hand menu of Help Center Interest Areas:   INTEREST AREAS


Contact the Psychology Help Center

 Contact the APA Help Center

Psychology is the study of the mind, human experience and behavior. Psychologists spend an average of 7.2 years, in addition to their undergraduate college degree, in education and training. Psychologists are trained to help people cope more effectively with life problems, using techniques based on best available research and their clinical skills and experience, and taking into account the person’s unique values, goals and circumstances.

The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA works to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.

To contact the APA Help Center, please send an  e-mail to

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