Last updated: 12/23/2019

Richard Caplan, LICSW, LADC I (617) 930-3470
Last Updated: 12/23/2019
Licensed clinical social worker and licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
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Years of Experience: 40

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


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

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

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.

Office and Contact Information
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Richard Caplan
46 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139  

(617) 930-3470

Contact: Richard Caplan

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 1 weeks

Richard Caplan
1201 Westford St
Suite U-2A
Lowell, MA 01851  

(617) 930-3470

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
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
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
Populations Served (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 First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Transgender
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)
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) Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
AETNA Health Neighborhood Health Plan
Beacon Health Neighborhood Health Plan
Beacon Health Options Tufts Associated HMO
Beacon Health Strategies Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) Tufts Navigator
GIC Health Plan