Last updated: 1/2/2021

Richard Caplan, LICSW, LADC I (617) 930-3470
Last Updated: 1/2/2021
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Licensed clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Sexual Identity: Heterosexual

Race Identity: White

Languages Spoken:

For the past 40 years I have treated individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues. While my specialty is in addictive disorders (including codependency and adult child issues) my practice also includes people with a variety of psychiatric and personal problems.  I use a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, transactional analysis and inner child work and would be more then happy to meet with you to see if I could be helpful.

If I do not accept your insurance, I would be happy to discuss what a reasonable payment would be for you.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Pain Management Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Domestic Violence Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Tourette's Disorder Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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Richard Caplan
26 Lexington St
Burlington, MA 01803  

(617) 930-3470

Contact: Richard Caplan

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 5:00pm
Tue8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed8:00am – 5:00pm
Thu8:00am – 5:00pm
Fri8:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 weeks

Richard Caplan
4 Courthouse Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824  

(617) 930-3470

Contact: Richard Caplan

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 weeks

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 40

MA - LICSW [106324]
MA - Chemical Dependency Professional [326]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS)
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Chemical Dependency Counseling, Professional, Fellow & Diplomate
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP)
Master Social Work Addictions Counselor (MSWAC)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $130
Couples: $130
Group: $30
Family: $130

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

AETNA (Open Choice) GIC Health Plan
AETNA Health Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)
Beacon Health Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
Beacon Health Options Neighborhood Health Plan
Beacon Health Strategies Neighborhood Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Tufts Associated HMO
Commonwealth Care Alliance Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) Tufts Navigator

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight
AIDS/HIV+ Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled Entertainment Industry First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Transactional Analysis (TA)
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Medicine Crisis Intervention Existential Psychotherapy Gestalt Meditation/Relaxation Social Support Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group Online Therapy
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Irish
Haitian Native American Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)