Bill Spear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(508) 219-1281

Bill Spear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

6 Wilkens Dr
Ste 203
Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 219-1281

Nearby Areas

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About

Problems and stress happen to all of us but stick to every person a little differently depending on our biology and life experiences. The symptoms that result from a high degree of stress, like anxiety and depression, require interventions like any other medical issue, or they will worsen, creating more health problems. Healing and change require a lot of compassion and a partnership of constructive problem solving. Therapy helps us do 2 important things: 1) Better manage disruptive symptoms and stressors. 2) Recover and discover meaning and success in life.
We all have developed coping skills for managing life's problems as an effort to manage stress the best way we know how - unfortunately, often in unproductive ways. Therapy aims to create a safe and supportive environment, then gives us coping skills to decrease painful emotions and avoid harmful behaviors.
We can start to recover goals and identify what our own meaning of happiness and success is. I have 25 years of experience in community mental health that includes therapy practice, disability and recovery supports, and general social work.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Fallon Health
  • Group Insurance Commission
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Senior Whole Health
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 115709
  • School: Salem State College
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NASW
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

6 Wilkens Dr
Ste 203
Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 219-1281

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-Based

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Photo of Bill Spear, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Plainville
Bill Spear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW