Marcos  Rosenbaum

Marcos Rosenbaum

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for daytime & evening appointments in Boston practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Shame
  • Attachments
  • Loss and grief
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Identity & belonging
  • Financial challenges

Professional statement

Marcos Rosenbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston, MA. He specializes in working with clients navigating life transitions, relationships, cultural adjustment, loss, identity development. Marcos draws from traditional insight-oriented psychotherapy and body-based approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnotherapy to provide well-balanced and inclusive therapy to his clients. Marcos is trilingual, offering sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

When working with clients, Marcos listens attentively to the person's speech and the presenting issues. He helps, in a short period of time, identify underlying causes to gain an understanding of each client's unique history and their environment. His treatment is psychoanalytically-oriented, helping clients to process how early experiences influence their ongoing beliefs about themselves and their relationships. Marcos particularly enjoys working with individuals exploring questions related to their identity in the face of a major life change, such as career transitions, breakups or divorce, change in financial situation, or empty nesting and retirement.

With a background in community mental health, Marcos has experience working with a diverse clientele, and is committed to providing culturally competent and compassionate care.

Message to clients

In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together. I have over 18 years of experience treating clients suffering from relationship or financial issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions such acculturation, job change, or retirement. I enjoy working with individual adults and couples, am fluent in Spanish, and have a good communication understanding of Portuguese. Based on client's presenting issues, my treatment approach varies from concrete problem solving, using mindfulness, or on working to recognize and speak for one's parts following the Internal Family Systems, (IFS), model, EMDR, Hypnosis and/or psychodynamic approaches. I am sensitive to diversity, multicultural, and adjustment situations.


Life changes - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Shame - Decreasing shame and guilt; boosting self-esteem

Attachments - Examining attachment style and early experiences in order to strengthen relationships

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Cultural adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Identity & belonging - Including within the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and cultural background; resolving trauma and internalized oppression related to stigma

Financial challenges - Navigating financial challenges


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $140
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

185 Devonshire Street

Suite 502

Boston, MA 02110


  • Mon 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Clinician-Behavioral Health Clinician, 2004 - 2015

Eliot Community Human Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2011- 2015

Salem State University, School of Social Work, Master of Social Work with a concentration in Old Age and End of Life, 2009

MIT, Physics Research Associate, 1985