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James Finkelstein(He/Him/His)

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
Addiction- Anxiety -Chronic pain- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Shame-

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Professional statement

Dr. James Finkelstein is a Clinical Psychologist who practices in the greater Baltimore, Maryland area as well as telehealth for all Psypact states. Dr. Finkelstein relies on research-based psychotherapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and somatic approaches for many common difficulties. He has extensive clinical experience working successfully with individuals who may have struggled for years and tried many approaches to fix their symptoms. Dr. Finkelstein particularly enjoys meeting and working with individuals who are ready to do more than just “survive”. He understands personally the experience of struggling with chronic pain as well as anxiety, and the importance of finding and creating a meaningful life even amidst difficult circumstances.

Dr. Finkelstein’s therapeutic approach is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a mindfulness-based therapy focused on identifying what is most important in life and creating new ways to manage the obstacles getting in the way. When helpful, he also uses somatic approaches in therapy, which help the body to express and release tension that may have been stuck for years. Dr. Finkelstein’s style is warm, humorous and genuine, along with being active and collaborative in your care.

Dr. Finkelstein received his doctorate in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. He has been in clinical practice for over 20 years, having worked with children and families, military veterans, individuals with addictions and trauma, and adults in clinical private practice. He has been honored to have supervised dozens of trainees and teaches at local universities. Dr. Finkelstein sees clients both in-person at his Baltimore office as well as via telehealth.

Message to clients

Hi, thanks for stopping here in your search for a therapist!

Twenty-five years ago, when I was in graduate school for Psychology and I needed a therapist, I had absolutely no idea what made for a good Psychologist;

how to look for one, and quite frankly, how different in quality and type therapists could be. My goal as your provider is to create a safe and confidential space where we can work together to ensure that therapy is personally targeted to your goals, moving as efficiently towards those goals as possible.

I love doing therapy. I can't imagine doing anything else for my professional work. I want the same for you, in whatever direction life leads you. Let's figure it out! Feel free to send me a message to set up a free initial consultation.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Loyola University Maryland, Psy.D., 2003


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Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in MD)

James Finkelstein is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • George Washington University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (55min)

Client testimonials

"Mr. Finkelstein was very professional and took the time to listen to my experiences and my symptoms so he could get me connected with a specialist."
- Zencare client August 2023
"Very friendly and helpful"
- Zencare client August 2023

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