Jotham  Busfield

Jotham Busfield

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Newton practice (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Sports psychology
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Jotham Busfield is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with an office in Newton, Massachusetts. His practice focuses on supporting young men between the ages of 8 and 25 as they navigate a range of challenges, including anxiety and depression. During this formative time when many individuals may struggle with self-esteem, identity, and relationships, Jotham is passionate about empowering his clients to lead their lives with confidence and feel more connected to themselves and their peers.

Jotham utilizes a blend of traditional talk therapy and personal coaching. Tailored to the goals of each individual client, he draws upon evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices.

Enthusiastic and empathic, Jotham strives to create an environment that is judgment-free and approachable. He believes deeply in taking a goal-oriented approach, working closely with his clients and their parents to take actionable steps toward the lives they envision.


Message to clients

My focus is working with young male clients (ages 8 - 25), using a blend of coaching and therapy. Most young guys are resistant to therapy, the blend of coaching often makes the idea of getting help more approachable. I offer free initial meetings in person as a way to give control back to the client before they commit to working with me, and pride myself on making sure clients (and their parents/family members) leave each session with strategies they can use right away.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

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


General expertise


Insurance

Jotham Busfield is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $250 (90min)

Therapist's note

Jotham can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Newton practice

383 Elliot Street

Suite 100

Newton, MA 02464

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Riser+Tread, Owner, 2019 - Present

Think-diff Institute, Owner, 2013 - Present

Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015 - 2018

Solutions for Living, 2012 - 2015

Boston University, MSW, 2013

Temple University, B.Arch, 2006


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Jotham  Busfield
Mental Fitness Group (for boys grades 4-8) Newton Location

This 6-week group provides boys in grades 4-8 an opportunity to learn about topics integral to future success and happiness, such as communication skills, habit formation, resilience, mindfulness practices, and more.

Jotham  Busfield
Mental Fitness Group (for boys grades 4-8) Lexington Location

This 6-week group provides boys in grades 4-8 an opportunity to learn about topics integral to future success and happiness, such as communication skills, habit formation, resilience, mindfulness practices, and more.

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