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Welcome to CRCC

Charles River Counseling Center

Our staff provides services to Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elders. Our clinical team offers the following services:

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychiatric Assessments
  • Psychopharmacological follow-up visits
  • Case Consultation
  • 24 Hour Emergency Coverage
  • Psychological Testing

Every client’s needs are unique. When you schedule your first appointment, the Intake Representative will gather a brief history from you and the reason you are requesting services. They will assist you with cost and insurance questions, as well as any questions about starting treatment.

Your first session is the initial assessment. Your therapist will discuss what form of treatment, i.e. individual, family therapy, medication management, you would most benefit from and how often the sessions will be scheduled. Typical therapy sessions are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly and last 50 minutes. Duration and frequency of your session is dependent upon your needs. Initial assessments for adults with the psychiatrist will last for one hour. Initial assessments for children generally last 1 hour. Medication checks are between 15-30 minutes long, and are scheduled on a basis that is consistent with your needs.

If you require emergency services outside of our general business hours, our answering service will take your name and phone number and a trained on-call clinician will return your call.

Presently under contract with the Department of Social Services .Our clinical team provides a unique and comprehensive array of care and services to children and adolescents and their families in The Greater Boston Area.

In addition Charles River Counseling Center offers training programs for Doctoral Level Psychologists. For more information regarding the training program please refer to the contact section.

Charles River Counseling Center
188 Needham Street, Suite #220
Newton, MA 02464
Phone: 617 527 4610
Fax: 617 527 6829
Email: crcc@cosicounseling.com
Email Contact: Bruce Mermelstein, Ed.D.

Hours of Operation: Our general business hours at each site are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm and Friday 8:00-5:00 pm