Counseling & Therapy

We're developing a strong staff of remarkable mental health therapists in Western Massachusetts that support our goal to treat the whole person in the context of their lives.

We offer a full range of counseling services to help you address the challenges you’re facing in life.

Our clinics are located throughout the community and, in some cases, therapists can see you in your home or other convenient setting.

Here are just some of the issues we can help you with.

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Marriage and divorce issues
  • Senior concerns
  • Addiction recovery
  • Parenting challenges
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Court-mandated education

Central Registration Desk

Please call this number for information about programs, services, and more.

4,935 people served in our Outpatient MH clinics.

Holistic Healthcare Treats the Person, Not Just the Problem

Our holistic approach to care considers all aspects of your health – physical, mental, emotional, and social – so the root causes of pain can all be addressed with care.

We’ll help you decide whether one-on-one counseling, family or marital counseling, or group therapy would be most helpful.

In all of our locations throughout Western Massachusetts, you’ll find caring mental health therapists dedicated to your well-being. Here’s what you can expect:

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling takes place in private sessions between you and your therapist, which last about an hour.

After learning more about your physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as your current struggles, your therapist can begin designing a treatment plan.

Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is important to your progress, so feel free to ask questions about which therapies are recommended as well as how long treatment may last. Together, you can set goals such as managing stress and modifying behaviors that can help improve your quality of life.

Couples Therapy

Romantic relationships are hard work. From communicating effectively to managing family dynamics, relationships are ever evolving. If trust has been broken it may be hard to repair the damage without help.

Our couples counselors can help you gain new insights into your partner and yourself. Setting aside time to focus only on each other, without the demands and distractions of everyday life, can help you resolve longstanding problems.

Common concerns couples struggle with include issues around parenting, in-laws, money, sex, infidelity, health challenges, substance use, emotional distance, and unresolved conflicts. Even happy couples seek help during times of transition or added stress.

Group Therapy

While sharing your problems with a group of strangers may seem scary, group therapy often comes with unexpected benefits.

Since groups usually address specific problems such as depression, anxiety, or substance use you’ll gain a support network of peers who know exactly what you’re going through. Listening to the stories of others can help you see that you’re not alone in your struggles. And, along with strategies your therapist recommends, you’ll likely find a wealth of good advice from fellow group members.

Led by a psychologist, group therapy often includes 5 to 15 clients who meet weekly for an hour or so. Some groups are open, meaning you can join at any time. Others are closed and run for a certain number of weeks. Some people find it helpful to participate in both group and individual therapy.

With clinics across Western Massachusetts, you’ll find experienced mental health therapists who are ready to help.

CHD offers a range of therapies, including:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps you become more aware of negative thinking, shift your perspective, and respond to stress in healthier ways. CBT can be a helpful in treating depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and other common issues. CBT can help anyone learn how to manage difficult situations.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that can be used to treat emotional dysregulation, suicidal thoughts, and other harmful behaviors. With the help of individual counseling, group skills training, and homework assignments, DBT can help you recognize and change unhealthy behaviors.

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