Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association

Treatment Center, LICSW, LMHC, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
(617) 917-2782 x121 Website

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association

Treatment Center, LICSW, LMHC, MA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association (BAMHA)
77B Warren Street
Ground Level
Brighton, MA 02135
Call Intake Department
(617) 917-2782 x121
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Italian Home for Children
1125 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 917-2782 x121
Announcement icon Currently all therapy and psychiatric services can be provided in-person or via phone and/or video telehealth.

About

Outpatient Clinics

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association (BAMHA), a program of Italian Home for Children (IHC) is a diverse community mental health agency that has been servicing the Brighton/Allston community and surrounding Metro Boston area since 1964. BAMHA also has an outpatient satellite office in Jamaica Plain. We offer individual and group therapy treatment, psychopharmacology, as well as family and couples counseling services. BAMHA services clients ages 4-80+. Our BAMHA clinicians are trained in various treatment modalities including: traditional psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, and play therapy. We also offer In-Home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring, In-Home Behavioral, and ABA services for children ages 4-20 through our partner Community Based Programs (CBP) at Italian Home. Our clinicians speak over a dozen languages, including Spanish. We now have immediate openings in all of our CBP programs, and offer telehealth services for your convenience and safety.

School-Based Program

Currently BAMHA provides individual and group therapy services in three schools throughout Boston. Our school based mental health program currently services children and adolescents in some of the most diverse communities within the city. Our BAMHA school clinicians work closely with school administrators, teachers, and support staff in order to better meet the academic, emotional, and behavioral needs of children. All of our BAMHA clients receiving therapy services within one of our clinics or partnership schools have access to our outpatient psychopharmacology services at our Brighton clinic, as well as access to our 24 hour on-call system. Currently offering telehealth. - Ellis Mendell Elementary School (Roxbury) - Gardner Pilot Academy K-8 School (Allston) - Brighton High School (Brighton)

Group Therapy Program

We currently offer a wide variety of telehealth therapeutic co-ed groups for teens and adults including: Teen Social Skills Group (ages 13-17), Dance and Movement Group (ages 13-17), Young Adult Transitions Group (ages 18-24), Dialectical Behavior Therapy- DBT (ages 18+) with several day/time options, Adult Social Skills Group (ages 25+), and Adult Psychotherapy Processing Group (ages 50+).
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Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • MBHP | MassHealth
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Massachusetts / 4636

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association 's Groups

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Adults

The DBT Group is intended to help adults (ages 18 yrs or older) practice mindfulness, increase assertive communication skills, strengthen emotion regulation, and learn new distress tolerance skills to help manage emotions more effectively. Working on these skills in a co-ed group setting gives adults the opportunity to practice hands-on DBT skills with their own personal life experiences, while doing so in a safe and therapeutic setting. Currently 4 co-ed DBT groups running at BAMHA on different days and times.

More about this group

Memoir Writing for Adoptees

Would you like time each week to write about adoption and/or your identity? The group will meet weekly for an hour, and will offer structured writing exercises each week. It will not involve any type of critique, in order to maintain a safe space for people to write their life stories. Space will be limited to 6 people. Expected start date will be Spring of 2021. It will be facilitated by Eve Lyons, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), registered expressive arts therapist (REAT), and an adoptive parent.

More about this group

Location

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association (BAMHA)
77B Warren Street
Ground Level
Brighton, MA 02135
Call Intake Department
(617) 917-2782 x121
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Italian Home for Children
1125 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 917-2782 x121
Specialties
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Creole, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Small Residential Programs
Out / Inpatient
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022
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Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association

Treatment Center, LICSW, LMHC, MA