The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) is one of the 17 state agencies that comprise the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. DMH provides services to adults, children and adolescents with long-term or serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; provides early and ongoing treatment for mental illness; and conducts research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. Through state operated inpatient facilities and community mental health centers and through community services and programs provided by nearly 200 mental health providers, DMH directly serves 21,000 citizens, including about 3,500 children and adolescents, with severe and persistent mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.
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Navigating the Intersection of Mental Illness and the Justice System in Massachusetts http://webapps.ehs.state.ma.us/DMH/eLearning/forensic/menhealth1/index.html
New England Psychologist compiled the following hospital directory, updated as of May 2010, from information provided by the individual psychiatric hospitals and units in response to a questionnaire sent to them. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the hospitals or units directly.
New England Psychologist compiled the following directory, updated as of October 2009, from information provided by the individual therapeutic residential schools in response to a questionnaire sent to them. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the schools directly.
CEDAR (Center for Early Detection, Assessment, & Response to Risk) is a program to help young people adolescents and young adults (14-30) and their families: understand recent changes in thoughts, feelings or behavior; consider treatment options; stay on track or get back on track with work, school or self-care; learn strategies for reducing stress and increasing protective factors. For those eligible for services, the CEDAR program is open to all regardless of economic means. A sliding fee scale assures that no young person or family will be charged more than they can afford. Although health insurance may be billed if there is coverage, treatment does not depend on the decisions of insurance companies.
The Pediatric IOCDF Committee is focused on the specific needs of OCD-affected children and youth, and their family members. The website provides information and to answer common questions asked by youth and their parents, treatment providers and teachers.
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) members are behavioral health systems providing treatment for psychiatric and addictive disorders along the full continuum of behavioral health services (including hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, and outpatient services). Services are available for all age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression & other mental illnesses related to childbirth. The blog has links to some of the hospitals and clinics in the United States that have specialized programs to treat women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. http://www.postpartumprogress.com/weblog/postpartum-depression-anxiety-psychosis-treatment-program.html
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Learn about CAM basics and statistics on use.
American Residential Treatment Association, Member organizations of ARTA offer a variety of services and are able to respond to a wide range of needs. Members will be talk with you about their programs and how they might address your specific set of circumstances.
The American Association of Children’s Residential Centers believes that children and adolescents, and their families, are entitled to treatment which offers the maximum opportunity for growth and change. Children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders present unique treatment challenges. The complexity of their clinical conditions and their developmental needs demand that many children and adolescents be served in settings that are constructed to ensure experiential learning of healthy and productive life skills.
State Mental Health Resources for Massachusetts, Searchable Databases at the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the U. S. (SAMHSA)
EIKOS is a private psychiatric community residence located in the Cleveland Circle area of Boston, serving adults ages 20 – 70. We are a very mature, warm humanistic welcoming community dealing with many sorts of special psycho-social needs! We are licensed by DMH, but are independent, and currently have some places available.Take a look at our website at www.eikos.info, and if you would like to talk call me at 617-965-0777 or email me at BADeck1@gmail.com. Barbara Deck, Ph.D., Executive Director.
Pathways Academy is a private, year-round school developed to meet the psychological, social and academic needs of children and adolescents ages six through 22, with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, socialization and peer-relations problems, anxiety disorders and school phobias. http://www.cnspathwaysacademy.org/Site/Home.html
The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. http://chtop.org/Search-For-Respite.html
Social Worker Therapy Referral Service (a service of the Massachusetts Association of Social Workers), one-on-one and group therapy:http://www.therapymatcher.org/index.html
HelpPRO, the oldest, most comprehensive online therapist finder, helps you quickly find local therapists by specialty (addictions, bipolar, dissociative disorders, domestic violence, trauma, etc.), age groups, insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid (MA equivalent), accessibility (home visits, evening office hours, telephone counseling, etc.), credentials and certification, and many others. Don’t have Internet access? Call 781-862-3331.
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, ASCP Psychopharmacologists Database, Find a Psychopharmacologisthttp://www.ascpp.org/fpp.aspx?PanelID=1
GoodTherapy.org, Helping People Find Therapists & Advocating for Ethical and Healthy Therapy & Marriage Counseling Practiceshttp://www.goodtherapy.org/find-therapist.html
The Therapy Directory. Find a Treatment Center, Find a Therapist, Find Therapy Groups, Find a Psychiatrist:http://treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/state/Massachusetts.html
Mass. Division of Professional Licensure, Search for a Licensed Professional, Social Worker: http://license.reg.state.ma.us/loca/locaCity.asp?profession=Social_Worker
Massachusetts Board of Registration; Physicians Profiles, Complaint Process, Tips for choosing a doctor, How to Obtain Vital Records, etc:http://profiles.massmedboard.org/MA-Physician-Profile-Find-Doctor.asp
The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children’s mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.http://www.mcpap.org/
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder
Find a Psychologist, American Psychologist Association: http://locator.apa.org/
Mass. Division of Professional Licensure, Search for a Licensed Professional,Psychologist: http://license.reg.state.ma.us/loca/locaCity.asp?profession=Psychologist
Find a Doctor, American Medical Association (AMA): http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html
Mass. Division of Professional Licensure, Search for a Licensed Professional, Mental Health Counselor: http://license.reg.state.ma.us/loca/locaCity.asp?profession=Mental_Health_Counselor
Find a pastoral counselor, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC):http://www.aapc.org/content/find-counselor
Find a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, use drop down menus to narrow search:http://www.nacbt.org/searchfortherapists.asp
Academy of Cognitive Therapy – Find a Certified Cognitive Therapist – in Masshttp://www.academyofct.org/Library/CertifiedMembers/Index.asp
DBT Resources: Clinical Resource Directory, Find a DBT Therapist, click ok to agree to the terms and then select a state, finally click Search the CRD:http://www.behavioraltech.com/resources/crd.cfm
Find a Dialectic Behavioral Therapist, click on the state:http://www.bpdcentral.com/resources/therapist/main.php
Comprehensive Outpatient Services, Inc., (COSI) operates 4 clinics: Stoney Brook Counseling Center – Chelmsford 978-275-9444 in CHELMSFORD; Riverfront Counseling Center – Fitchburg 978-345-6729 in FITCHBURG; Center For Family Development – Lowell 978-459-2306 in LOWELL and Charles River Counseling Center 617-527-4610 in NEWTON. COSI has multi-disciplinary teams at each site. We provide the full range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults including individual and family treatment as well as addiction services. COSI also provides medication prescription and monitoring services with our Child and Adult Board Certified Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Clinicians. In addition to our Medical Staff, we have Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health and Addiction counselors. Evening and weekend hours are available.
Mental health professionals specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This list is a compilation of treatment providers who have requested that their names appear on this referral list. The listing of treatment providers is not an endorsement, but merely a source listing of individuals who have indicated they treat OCD. http://www.ocfoundation.org/findproviders.aspx
OCD Intensive Treatment Programs that offer more than the traditional once- or twice-a-week individual therapy for OCD. All of these Intensive Treatment Programs are Institutional Members of the IOCDF. Listed on this page is contact information and program summaries for each of these programs. More information about each program is accessible by clicking on “Detailed Program Description” underneath each of the program names. http://www.ocfoundation.org/ITP.aspx#MA
This is list of clinics around the world that specialize in early diagnosis and treatment for schizophrenia and psychosis (delusions, etc). If you are concerned that you or a person you know is at risk for, or may be developing psychosis or schizophrenia we recommend you call today the clinic closest to you, to schedule an appointment. http://www.schizophrenia.com/earlypsychosis.htm#boston
Therapists listed are Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) professional members who specialize in anxiety disorders and have provided descriptions of their practices. They have not been screened by ADAA. If you contact a therapist, please mention that you used ADAA Find a Therapisthttp://www.adaa.org/findatherapist
North River Collaborative Mental Health Resource Guide:http://188.8.131.52:8080/Laamps/resourceGuide.pdf
Latin American Health Institute, Berkley St 6th floor, Boston, MA 02116, Phone: 617-350-6900 x150. Spanish speaking mental health counseling, treatment and case management. Suicide prevention education and training for youth including gay, lesbian and Non-English speaking youth. Training for professionals.
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, the Office of Minority Health, Information and referral offers customized responses to telephone, e-mail and mail inquiries:http://www.omhrc.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=61
Association of Black Psychologists, Psychologists listing for Massachusetts:http://www.abpsi.org/index.php/listing#Anchor-MASSACUHUSETT-56416
Muslim Mental Health Professionals in the US & Canada, page down for the state:http://www.muslimmentalhealth.com/index.php?option=com_sobi2&catid=5&Itemid=39
MassHousing – Hoarding Resourceshttps://www.masshousingrental.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=330&&PageID=13463&mode=2
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation :http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/consumer/depression_toolkit.html
Find a Geriatric Psychiatrist: http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/find.asp
Therapycounseling.com offers a wide range of different counseling services over the phone. Register as a user, choose your counselor, and get your free 5 min. consultation. http://www.TherapyCounseling.com
Medicare: Find a doctor http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-doctor/provider-search.aspx
Massachusetts Community Health Centers (find a health center): http://www.massleague.org/findahealthcenter/index.php
The On-Site Academy in Gardner Massachusetts has expertise in treating First Responders who have experienced traumatic stress related to their work. They provide a residential setting and offer both 3 day and 5 day programs at their facility.Treatments include psycho-education, coping skills training, EMDR, and other state-of-the-art Trauma treatments. Many of the clinical staff at On-Site Academy are First Responders, and so particularly sensitive to the culture of the Responder. email Arianna Setzco at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 978-632-3518
Massachusetts Hospitals: http://www.mhalink.org/public/mahospitals/
Directory of Massachusetts Hospitals and Medical Centers:http://www.masshome.com/med.html
Find a Doctor, Dentist, or Hospital in Massachusetts:http://www.revolutionhealth.com/care-providers/
The Division of Health Care Finance and Policy has adopted the following Health Safety Net policy regarding dental services for individuals covered by MassHealth Standard, MassHealth Basic, MassHealth Essential, MassHealth CommonHealth, MassHealth Family Assistance/Direct Coverage, and Commonwealth Care Plan Type 1. For MassHealth members, this policy applies to individuals ages 21 and older who are not developmentally disabled. For Commonwealth Care members, this policy applies to all members in Plan Type 1.
The Health Safety Net will pay for the following services provided to these individuals by Community Health Centers, Hospital-Licensed Health Centers and acute hospital satellite clinics:
Find a Health Safety Net (HSN) Provider that offers Dental Services:http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dhcfp/p/hsn/restorative_dental_locations.pdf
Options Counseling for adults with a disability and seniors age 60+ and is administered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and is a service of the Aging and Disability Resources Consortia (ADRC). Options Counseling assists individuals in need of long term care support to make an informed choice about the services and settings that best meet their long term support needs, encouraging the widest possible use of community-based options to allow people to live as independently as possible in the setting of their choice. Individuals and caregivers receive unbiased information about a range of long term care support options, such as personal care services, transportation, and medication management and are informed of the resources to help pay for services. The program also provides decision-support to identify next steps in the process and help in connecting with services if needed. Options Counseling is a free service and made available statewide through community-based agencies.
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