Counseling & Psychiatry

The support you need, when you need it. We offer initial appointments for new clients on the same day you call.

Counseling and Psychiatry, Clinical Services
Please note: There is no wait list at our Framingham and Marlborough clinics for new counseling patients of all ages. Call today.

For more than 30 years Advocates Community Counseling has served as a safety net for people experiencing difficulties in life. Our experienced team of counselors and clinicians provides a full range of outpatient services at our locations in Marlborough and Framingham. Select services are also available at our offices in Ayer and Waltham.

We all face challenges in life, and sometimes we need guidance from a skilled and compassionate professional to help us grow. Whether its support during a difficult time, help coping with the stresses of everyday life, or treatment for addiction and mental health issues, our counselors, clinical nurses, and psychiatrists are here for you.

Foremost in our approach is the firm belief that counseling is a partnership between the counselor and client. We take great care to empower clients in this relationship and on their path to recovery.

Clinical Services

Assessment

Our clinicians will meet with you to discuss your concerns, assess your needs, and partner with you to plan services that will be most helpful for you.

Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling

We support adults, children, and families coping with life’s ups and downs as well as ongoing behavioral health issues including addiction, anxiety, trauma, depression, and other psychiatric conditions.

Group Therapy

Group treatment can instill hope, create a sense of belonging, and provide a safe place to practice new skills. We offer a variety of groups for men and women with a range of needs including life skills, anger management, addiction, and more.

Psychiatric Emergency Services / Mobile Crisis Intervention

Advocates PES team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We provide personalized support tailored to the needs of children, teens, and adults, always with sensitivity and respect during difficult times – at our offices or in your home, school, and other community locations.

Medication Management

Advocates’ clinical nurse specialists and psychiatrists provide evaluations and ongoing treatment when needed. It is an option for individuals who also meet regularly with an Advocates counselor.

Youth & Family Services

Our supports for children and families are designed first to help stabilize and then to foster coping skills that will help them strengthen and grow. Services include counseling, psychiatry, in-home therapy and behavioral services, therapeutic mentoring, and mobile crisis intervention.

Elder Services

We offer assessment, counseling, psychiatry, crisis intervention, and support groups for older adults and their caregivers facing addictions or mental health needs along with the unique challenges of aging.

ELIGIBILITY and FEES

We accept MassHealth and most private insurance plans. To find out if we are in your network, please contact your insurance company or our office. For those without insurance, a sliding scale fee schedule is available.

Related News/Updates

April 6, 2017

MutualOne Foundation Awards $10,000 To New Behavioral Health Partnership Program

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Advocates

March 1, 2017

The Westborough State Hospital Cemetery Memorial Project Looks for Support

A portion of the Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough is the site for more than 500 graves for patients with mental health challenges who resided at the Westborough State Hospital from the early 1900s up to 1987.