Ethan Seidman, Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts — Zencare
Ethan  Seidman
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Ethan Seidman

Psychologist, PhD Practice: Kendall Psychological Associates
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Cambridge Not Accepting In-person

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Specialties & Expertise

  • Blocks to school/work productivity
  • Career and school stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Online addictions
  • Sex/sexuality issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential challenges
  • Trauma
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Dr. Ethan Seidman is the founder and director of Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts and as a psychologist he works with a wide range of individuals. His areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, online addictions, sex/sexuality issues, and blocks to productivity at school and work. Dr. Seidman works from an integrative perspective, incorporating AEDP, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is also an EMDR trained therapist.

He graduated from Wesleyan University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He did his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. He was then a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School for over 10 years.

Message to clients

I provide a warm, attentive, and interactive psychotherapy relationship that aims to help people deepen their self-understanding, break out of hurtful patterns, and develop new modes of thinking, feeling, and relating to others that will reduce depression and anxiety. I am particularly interested in trying to help clients feel freer, more real, more connected, and more like the authors of their own lives, so that they can achieve what they hope for in work and relationships.


Blocks to school/work productivity - Addressing underperformance in school coursework or job productivity

Career and school stress - Difficulties managing uncertainty about career or school, procrastination, low self-confidence, feelings of not living up to your potential

Relationship issues - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Online addictions - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of excessive screen time on physical and mental health

Sex/sexuality issues - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Cultural adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180
  • Group sessions: $45

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

For clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield: Clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are responsible only for co-pays and deductibles. Payment is due at the time of your meeting.

For clients with insurance other than Blue Cross Blue Shield: Our services may still be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee-benefit plan. Most PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that will cover some percentage of the cost. If you have an HMO from a company other than BCBS, most likely your insurance will not cover our services and you would need to pay directly. Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Cambridge practice
234 Broadway, Suite 2, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Kendall Psychological Associates, Founder and Director, 2012 - Present
Harvard Medical School, Clinical Instructor, 2005 - 2015
Private Practice, 2004 - 2012

University of Massachusetts, Boston, PhD, 2003
Wesleyan University, BA, 1990



Professional endorsements

"Dr. Seidman is highly skilled and effective. His advanced training in working with complex issues, along with his sensitivity, sharp clinical judgement, and exceptional responsiveness to his clients’ needs, combine to make him a notably talented therapist."

- Suzanne Marcus, LMFT • October 2016

"With his practice located near MIT, Ethan has a depth and breadth of experience helping his patients drop down into feeling states. His capacity to attune himself to the attachment styles of those he works with is highly developed, so he’s effective in creating a safe holding environment for healing and growth to occur. As a colleague, Ethan is consistently responsive to referral requests and great at sharing resources."

- Rebecca Winborn, LICSW • February 2016