Counselors in Massachusetts

Springfield (1983)Worcester (1261)Boston (787)Brockton (645)Quincy (630)
Pittsfield (597)Fall River (583)Holyoke (582)Lowell (540)Lawrence (536)Framingham (509)New Bedford (482)Salem (441)Plymouth (433)Taunton (367)Roxbury (360)Allston (321)Beverly (318)Randolph (311)Lynn (307)Greenfield (301)Northampton (290)Chelsea (287)Fitchburg (262)Haverhill (245)Jamaica Plain (241)Lexington (235)West Springfield (234)Cambridge (234)Dorchester (221)Somerville (198)Newton (191)Brookline (190)Hyannis (190)Attleboro (177)Malden (173)Norwell (147)Woburn (135)Westfield (133)Milford (133)Danvers (132)Southbridge (117)Leominster (116)Norwood (111)Peabody (111)Waltham (110)Weymouth (108)Whitinsville (108)Gardner (105)Braintree (102)Dedham (99)Needham (98)Roslindale (96)Gloucester (96)Medford (91)Marlborough (90)Arlington (88)Falmouth (83)Acton (83)Bedford (80)Concord (72)Brighton (72)Athol (71)Westborough (69)Easthampton (68)Middleboro (67)Vineyard Haven (65)Mashpee (55)Swansea (55)Everett (54)Chicopee (53)Chelmsford (51)Great Barrington (50)Amesbury (49)Stoughton (49)West Roxbury (48)Methuen (46)Franklin (46)Natick (46)Ware (45)Florence (44)Watertown (42)Ipswich (42)Whitman (41)Hingham (37)Amherst (35)Wakefield (33)Belmont (33)Upton (33)Andover (32)Walpole (32)North Adams (31)East Boston (29)Newburyport (28)Westwood (28)Wilmington (28)North Dartmouth (28)S Yarmouth (27)Centerville (27)Nantucket (26)Canton (26)Mansfield (25)Mattapan (24)South Yarmouth (23)Roxbury Crossing (22)North Andover (22)East Longmeadow (22)Littleton (22)Pembroke (21)Northborough (21)Hanover (21)Norton (21)Wareham (21)Raynham (20)Dorchester Center (20)Needham Heights (20)Tewksbury (19)Yarmouth Port (19)East Wareham (19)Orange (18)Duxbury (18)Wellesley (18)South Boston (17)Stoneham (17)Wellesley Hills (17)Shrewsbury (16)Baldwinville (16)West Yarmouth (16)Foxboro (16)Reading (15)Hull (15)Revere (15)South Easton (14)Bridgewater (14)Burlington (14)Longmeadow (13)Marblehead (13)Rockland (13)North Reading (13)North Chelmsford (13)West Boylston (13)South Weymouth (13)Newton Center (12)Spencer (12)Newton Highlands (12)Brewster (12)Westford (12)Feeding Hills (12)Sturbridge (12)Marshfield (11)Oak Bluffs (11)Auburn (11)Orleans (10)Winchester (10)South Hadley (9)Westminster (9)Palmer (9)Saugus (9)Dracut (9)Medway (9)Ayer (9)Melrose (9)Holliston (9)Plainville (8)Bellingham (8)Newton Upper Falls (8)Milton (8)Charlton (8)Williamstown (8)South Hamilton (8)Leeds (8)Charlestown (7)Hopkinton (7)Buzzards Bay (7)Hudson (7)W Springfield (7)Hyde Park (7)Hadley (7)Harvard (7)Sharon (6)Lynnfield (6)Medfield (6)Agawam (6)Abington (6)Holden (6)Wilbraham (6)Swampscott (6)Lancaster (6)Sandwich (5)Southborough (5)Ludlow (5)Lincoln (5)Petersham (5)South Dennis (5)Seekonk (5)Billerica (5)Chestnut Hill (5)Pocasset (5)Lakeville (5)Kingston (5)Topsfield (5)Tyngsboro (5)Ashburnham (4)Mattapoisett (4)Maynard (4)Groton (4)Fairhaven (4)West Bridgewater (4)West Newbury (4)Lunenburg (4)Middleton (4)Millbury (4)Newbury (4)North Attleboro (4)North Quincy (4)Auburndale (4)Eastham (4)Harwich Port (3)West Newton (3)South Deerfield (3)Leicester (3)Dartmouth (3)Clinton (3)Lenox (3)Webster (3)Lee (3)Weston (3)Westport (3)Newtonville (3)Norfolk (3)Georgetown (3)Belchertown (3)North Grafton (3)Marion (3)Huntington (3)West Brookfield (3)Osterville (3)Acushnet (3)East Bridgewater (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 21334 specialists practicing Counseling in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 49 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital Of New Bedford.