Linda  Kramer

Linda Kramer

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated November 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Family of origin concerns
  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Women’s issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Buddhist meditation
  • Social work graduate students
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Linda Kramer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in the Boston area, with over three decades of experience in using mindfulness as a tool to deepen connections to oneself and others. Linda works with adults of all ages. An active, engaged provider, Linda offers traditional talk therapy, and prioritizes creating a safe space where clients can explore their emotional world. As a long-time practitioner of Buddhist meditation herself, Linda often works with clients who are interested in meditation, or those who already have their own active practice.

Linda often meets with young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who have gotten stuck in moving forward in some important aspect of their lives. She supports them to move towards their goals, whether it’s pursing a job change, seeking higher education, increasing self esteem, clarifying identity, improving family relationships, and/or establishing a successful intimate relationship. Linda provides both short term problem-solving therapy as well as long-term psychotherapy. Her training background is primarily psychodynamic, and she draws on a range of treatment modalities including mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), interpersonal, and strength-based therapies.

Linda is currently seeing patients online and in person, in home office in Newton. She is licensed in MA and RI.

Linda received her masters degree from the Simmons School of Social Work, and a masters degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Message to clients

I value creating a safe space where you are able to talk openly and explore your concerns and issues. It’s important that you feel understood, and together we can cultivate insight and compassion towards yourself and your concerns.


Family of origin concerns - Reflection on how family dynamics and values affect present day coping strategies and learning new tools to process stressors; e.g. parental divorce; identifying new strategies to process and/or express emotions that may differ from one's family norm

Establishing healthy boundaries - Saying yes when you really want to say no; accommodating and tolerating; doing what you think you "should" or "ought" to do rather than what you want and need to do for yourself; addressing this pattern and how to change this pattern by setting boundaries so that you meet your own needs before meeting others

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Buddhist meditation - Working with those who practice Buddhist meditation; strengthening meditative practices through therapy

Social work graduate students - Working with social work graduate students

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


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


Linda Kramer is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $230 (45min)
  • Initial session: $230 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am-1:00pm, 3-5pm
  • Wed 10:00am-1:00pm, 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Mt Auburn Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, 1996 - 1998
Beverly Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, 1994 - 1996
Boston Community Services Family and Adolescent Clinic, 1992 - 1994

Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1992
HGSE, MEd, 1985
Brown University, BA, 1977


Massachusetts: 1024073

Rhode Island: ISW03676




Client testimonials

"Linda listened to my concerns and had a sense of humor. We are going ahead with therapy!"
- Zencare client • August 2021