Lisa  Kantor

Lisa Kantor

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Newton practice (updated July 11, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • College student mental health
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce & separation

Professional statement

Dr. Lisa Kantor is a Clinical Psychologist in Newton Centre, MA who specializes in helping clients navigate difficult life transitions and challenging life events. She works with adults across the lifespan, especially those individuals who may be in some distress, but who are motivated to live their best lives.

Integrating insight-oriented therapy and coaching, she works with a range of concerns, including: relationships, parenting and step-parenting issues, college adjustment, job or career change, as well as lifecycle transitions, such as dealing with an empty nest after children have grown, reassessing work-life balance at mid-life, adjusting to new family structures (marriage, re-marriage, divorce), caring for aging parents, and optimizing life at retirement. She especially enjoys working with young adults in college, men and women in early career and mid-life, couples working to strengthen their relationship, and older adults managing empty nests and retirement.

As a psychologist and a coach, Dr. Kantor integrates the use of inquiry, insight and creative problem-solving along with thoughtful self-reflection, hands-on homework assignments, and honest conversation.In addition, Dr. Kantor also makes use of some cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. She aims to help her clients direct their lives with more awareness, self-compassion, and deliberate intention, while also helping her clients consider how past experiences and beliefs might be interfering with living their lives optimally.

Often in the midst of transitions and challenges, new and more satisfying outcomes unfold. Dr. Kantor deeply commits to being a thought partner, an ally, and a confidential resource for individuals looking to grow from the past and deliberately move into an enriching future.

Dr. Kantor works with clients in person, as well as remotely via video call and by phone.

Message to clients

I want to help you live your best life. Working closely together with a trusted therapist or coach is an amazing opportunity to take your life seriously in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and encouraging relationship. If you have a sense that there's more to life than what you're currently experiencing, it can be very empowering to have a partner in thinking through the obstacles in your way and the opportunities that may be just around the corner. I love working together with my clients to help open up possibilities and identify ways to create meaningful, fulfilling lives!


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

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

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lisa Kantor 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: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)
  • Coaching sessions: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Kantor offers 60min coaching sessions on the topics of "Coping Strategies for Social Isolation" or "Developing a Mindfulness Practice." These sessions are $300/session. Prospective clients should feel free to discuss fee adjustments with Dr. Kantor if these rates are not accessible.

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

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Newton practice

53 Langley Road

Suite 200A

Newton, MA 02459


  • Mon 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1990 - Present

Canyon Ranch Behavioral Health Department, 1998 - 2001

Beth Israel Hospital, Staff Psychologist, 1990 - 1993

Bregman Partners Coach Training, 2016

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development and Family Business Consultation, 1998

William James College, Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (GCEC), 2016

William James College, PsyD, 1990

Tufts University, BS, 1984



Client testimonials

"My call with Lisa was great. She was intelligent, kind, and seemed genuinely interested."

- Zencare client • December 2019