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For more than 30 years, Advocates counseling services have 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, as well as via telehealth.
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.
We provide outpatient therapy for people of all ages at our Advocates Community Counseling clinics and Community Behavioral Health Centers.
Our walk-in hours are:
Framingham: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
Harvard: Monday 10am-1pm; Thursday 1pm-3pm
Marlborough: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm; Friday 9am-5pm; 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9am-1pm
Waltham: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
To inquire about our counseling services or schedule an appointment, please contact us at (508) 661-2038 or Counseling2@Advocates.org. We will set you up with an intake and review service options, which may include individual and/or group therapy. Telehealth services are available.
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 people of all ages with a range of needs including life skills, anger management, addiction, and more.
View our current list of groups.
Adult and Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention (formerly Psychiatric Emergency Services)
Advocates Mobile Crisis Intervention 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.
As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, we offer psychiatric assessments and psychiatric medication management.
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.
NeuroStar Therapy (TMS)
Advocates offers NeuroStar Therapy in Marlborough, Massachusetts. This innovative treatment uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. 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. Learn more or call (508) 661-2038 to schedule a consultation with us.
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).
FRAMINGHAM — Seeking to provide regular and emergency assistance to residents going through mental health struggles, Advocates will open the doors of its new community behavioral health center to the public on Monday.
Mass General Brigham and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) have awarded five Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHC) grants to better support students with urgent mental health and substance use needs.
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)