Counseling & Psychiatry

Compassionate care close to home.

Advocates counseling and psychiatry services in Framingham, Marlborough, and Harvard, Massachusetts

We are now providing walk-in access for outpatient therapy. Telehealth and face to face appointments are available.

  • Waltham: Thursdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Harvard: Mondays 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

*For people who speak a language other than English OR are younger than 18, OR have Blue Cross Blue Shield, OR have Medicare insurance- please call our intake line at (508) 661-2038 to make a referral.

Same day access for Framingham and Marlborough clinics. Everyone is welcome!

No matter what age, insurance, language spoken, etc. We will set you up with an intake and review service options.

  • Framingham: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; 1st and 3rd  Sundays 9 a.m. –1 p.m. 

  • Marlborough:  Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; 2nd and 4th  Sundays 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

For questions, please contact the Advocates Community Counseling Intake Department at (508) 661-2038 or

Online Intake Forms:


Court Referrals/NOMS

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.

Clinical Services


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.
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.

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.

NeuroStar Therapy (TMS)

Advocates offers NeuroStar Therapy in Massachusetts. This innovative treatment uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). 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 learn more or schedule a consultation with us.




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).

Related News/Updates

Advocates Designated by State to Operate Community Behavioral Health Center

Advocates, a nonprofit human services provider, today announced that it has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to operate a Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)

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The professionals who provide care at community mental health clinics around the state are leaving their positions faster than they can be replaced, worsening access just as the stresses of the pandemic have intensified the need among their mainly lower-income patients, according to a survey released Tuesday.