Dr. Kay Schwader is a Clinical Psychologist in Boston, MA who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety. She also has extensive experience in treating trauma, depression, and body-focused repetitive behaviors and in helping patients build self-esteem. She offers a range of services, has expertise working with university students, and welcomes adults of all ages. In addition, she helps couples improve relationship patterns and communication.
Passionate about working with individuals experiencing anxiety who want to face and overcome their fears, Dr. Schwader specializes in delivering exposure-based anxiety treatments grounded in the latest scientific research. She also strives to meet patients wherever they may be regarding readiness for change.
Dr. Schwader adapts therapy to a client’s unique goals, circumstances, and personal needs and works with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that helps them reach their goals for therapy—whether that involves improving their functioning, mood, or quality of life or enhancing their relationships.
Dr. Schwader has developed a warm, nonjudgmental environment where she helps individuals and couples work through their challenges and learn how to better manage their symptoms. She received her PhD from Yale University and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. She looks forward to meeting you at her office in the Back Bay neighborhood.