Masha  Sorkin

Masha Sorkin

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning, evening, & weekend appointments in Brookline practice (updated December 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Family issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Masha Sorkin is a licensed clinical social worker in Brookline with expertise in college and young adult challenges, anxiety, couples counseling, trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), family issues, and mood disorders. Masha recognizes that her clients have busy lives, and holds early morning, late evening, and Sunday office hours to make therapy accessible for students and working professionals.

Masha’s practice is focused on working with college students and young adults in their 20s and 30s as they navigate the complicated world of “adulting.” Masha has deep expertise in skills-based approaches to anxiety disorders, including exposure therapy for OCD. She also works with many trauma survivors, offering EMDR to work towards releasing painful memories that are trapped in the body. Masha enjoys helping couples who are feeling “stuck” and trapped in patterns of negative communication reconnect, problem solve collaboratively, and express appreciation for each other’s strengths.

Masha values the contribution that clients make to therapy, and readily adapts her style and the structure of the session to meet individual needs. She frequently provides homework in order for clients to independently assess what skills work best for their lives and get the most out of therapy sessions, and works to support individuals outside of scheduled sessions via Skype, email, phone, and text. Her office is conveniently located less than a minute walk from the Kent Street Station on the Green Line (C).


Message to clients

I feel that finding the right therapist is so important to the quality of treatment and achieving success for set goals. I believe that it is hard to take the first step to come to therapy and it is therefore even more important to find someone you can connect to and feel comfortable with. My mission for all of my clients is to partner with them to achieve their goals and to empower them to obtain and maintain the skills in their own lives so that they eventually come to therapy to check in rather than to confront a crisis.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Mood disorders - Includes depression and bipolar disorders


General expertise


Insurance

Masha Sorkin is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Couples and family initial session fee: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brookline practice

1180 Beacon Street

Suite 7D

Brookline, MA 02446

Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-9:00am, 5pm-10pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 7:00am-10:00am
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 7:00am-9:00am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00am-10:00pm

Work and Education

Springfield College, MSW, 2010

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Community Outpatient Clinic Founder, 2017

Northeast Center for Youth and Families, Director of Northeast Area Services

Department of Children & Families


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Masha was very considerate - she asked thoughtful questions and listened to my answers openly and with empathy. I felt at ease immediately and was certain that she was the right choice of therapist for me.

Zencare client

I felt heard; it is going to be great to work with Masha.


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