We are now offering walk-in outpatient intakes at the following locations:
Marlborough: Monday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Waltham: Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Framingham: Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Harvard: (starting 10/4), Monday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
We are offering a mixture of telehealth and in person for those who are interested. Please visit our online intake form or call 508-661-2038 to schedule an appointment.
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 Framingham, Marlborough, Harvard, 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.
Complete our online intake form or call our general intake line at (508) 661-2038 to schedule an appoiuntment.
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 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.
View current group schedule.
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.
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.
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.
NuroStar Therapy (TMS)
NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation ( TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT ( Electroconvulsive therapy)
While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. TMS therapy is a non-invasive and medication-free procedure that uses magnetic fields to gently stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
Call 508-661-2038 to schedule a consultation
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.
Advocates Community Counseling, Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Services, and Medication Management/Psychiatry Services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).