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Center for Behavioral Health

Mental Health In the Spotlight

The Center for Behavioral Health is a community-based outpatient clinic treating the mental and behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, adults, and their families.

We serve people through our practices in Lancaster and on Cape Cod and through in-school services provided in collaboration with some school districts, including the Clinton and Nashoba Regional Public Schools.

Rooted in an evidence-based treatment model, services include individual and family therapy, behavioral consultation services, family and parent consultation services, and competency evaluations for adults with mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities.

Servicing Central Massachusetts and Cape Cod. In-person appointments available in Lancaster, MA and Orleans, MA. Telehealth services offered statewide.

Contact Us

Phone and Fax

The Center for Behavioral Health
971 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01523


We want to hear from you. Call today to learn about current waitlist times, and hear more about what we can offer you.

Emergency Phone Numbers

-Emergency On-Call Clinician for Current Clients only: 978-804-9366
-Mobile Crisis (Youth and Adults who are covered by MassHealth or Medicare): 877-382-1609
-Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line: 833-773-2445 (All ages and insurances. Call or text.)
-Suicide Hotline: 988

Hours, Forms of Payment, and Building

We see clients Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM and 6PM, depending on Clinician's availability. Clients are given a consistent time slot on a weekly basis.

We accept insurance and private pay. We do not accept Medicare, Cigna, Aetna or GIC Unicare. You are welcome to call to confirm that we accept your insurance.

Please note that in-school services must be directly referred and approved by the Clinton Public or Nashoba Regional High School guidance departments.

Pictured: The Center for Behavioral Health

Our Goals

  1. Provide evidenced-based treatment, skillfully administered by experienced clinical professionals with full respect to the client’s dignity, culture, and personal integrity, creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive space.

  2. Deliver short term, goal directed, trauma informed, and solution-oriented therapy.

  3. Implement a comprehensive approach to ensure long-term success by promoting collaboration between families, schools, and community providers.

Serving a Range of Needs

Last year, the most common diagnoses for Behavioral Health clients were:

• Anxiety Disorders (43%)

• Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders (44%)

• Depressive Disorders (35%)

• Neurodevelopmental Disorders (28%),
specifically Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (21%)

Our Team

Our clinical staff are trauma-focused and focused on your treatment goals. They offer compassion and dedication in a comfortable setting to every person and family we work with.

The training and experience of our clinical staff allow the program to provide outpatient services for a range of needs, including individuals with highly complex mental health challenges.

All of our therapists are licensed, evidence-based practitioners.

of survey respondents were satisfied with services received

would recommend us to others

feel their clinican hears them

felt better able to cope through all situations

We don’t see ourselves as a 45-minute or one-hour per session practice – time’s up and see you next week. Rather, we make every effort to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the people and systems that are part of your life to help you succeed. With children especially, we offer parents support by working with schools and pediatricians to ensure their child is thriving in all areas of their lives.

Dianne Walsh, LICSW

VP of Clinical Services

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