Last updated: 2/18/2021

William L. Blout, LICSW (781) 862-5215
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
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Video Counseling Waiting RoomDrop-In Video
Open NowClosed
Wed: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Individualand Family Therapist Family and Divorce Mediator HelpPRO President

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Sexual Identity: Heterosexual

Race Identity: White

Languages Spoken:

Please note: 

01/04/20 - I am resuming on January 5, 2021 the "drop-in hour" of free video counseling on Wednesdays from 11am to noon.

I am not accepting new clients right now. My part-time private practice is full for both for mediation and counseling. However, as the founder of HelpPRO, I would be glad to help you find a therapist to meet your needs. Please call the HelpPRO office @ 781-862-5215, and I will call you back promptly.

Through the years, my practice has been focused on adolescents and families with issues of depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and trauma. I have over 40 years of experience working with individuals and families in crisis. I have seen a lot and managed to help hundreds of families negotiate their way through this most turbulent of times.

While my orientation is in family systems, my approach is eclectic. I use my knowledge and experience to help kids and parents get unstuck, find better ways to communicate and make the changes that allow the family to provide comfort and safety.

My mediation practice has primarily focused on divorce mediation, specically helping parents who are going through divorce maintain their positive parenting relationship for the benefit of their children. Currently I am not accepting new clients for mediation but would be happy to provide referrals.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Parenting Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Adoption/Foster Care Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Forensic Grief/Loss Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Pregnancy/Childbirth Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
When you contact this provider, please tell her/him that you used HelpPRO.
Questions, difficulties or suggestions about HelpPRO? Please email HelpPRO Customer Service.
HelpNet, Inc. (HelpPRO)
3 Wallis Court, Suite 7
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 862-5215

Contact: Bill Blout

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
Wed3:00pm – 9:00pm
ThuBy appointment
Fri10:00am – 2:00pm
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Not accepting new clients as of 3/23/2020

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: N/A
Weekends: N/A

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 40

MA - LICSW [102271]

Credentials and Certifications:
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)
Certified in Family Mediation
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
QPRT - Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: $150
Group: $50
Family: $200

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families
Prevention Programs

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Children of Divorce Disabled Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Caregivers Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Crisis Intervention Mediation Parent Guidance Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Evaluation/Diagnostic Information and Referral Outreach Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems
Other methods:
Group Individual Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)