Paul  Sawyer

Paul Sawyer


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Newton Accepting In-person
Updated January 21, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Young adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Paul Sawyer is a licensed therapist in Newton, MA who works with individuals of all ages and various presenting concerns. He specializes in working with adults, teens, and couples who are experiencing mental health, substance use, or life-transitional issues (e.g. beginning college, launching into adulthood, managing relationships, grief/loss, etc.).

Paul has training and experience in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), mindfulness practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He meets his clients where they are and helps them develop realistic goals. He also helps them become more grounded and connect to their bodies. In addition, Paul focuses on the relationship he has with his clients and uses this to look at how they approach other relationships.

Drawing from various theories in understanding the roots of suffering and discontentment, Paul takes a non-judgmental, curious, compassionate approach to guiding clients to a place of healing and wellness. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

No matter what circumstances led us to where we are today, I believe that we all have the potential to be happy and content. It takes work to get there, but with a commitment to therapy, you’ll soon find yourself on the path to a better future.

Choosing to begin therapy and addressing difficult emotions, behaviors, and thinking patterns head-on is an act of courage and bravery. I consider it an honor for individuals, like yourself, to allow me to partner with you on this journey. I am happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment with you.


Young adults - 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

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

Addiction - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mindfulness - Developing 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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Paul Sawyer 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: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Newton practice
24 Lincoln Street, Third Floor, Newton, Massachusetts 02461
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

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 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Sawyer Wellness Group, Founder/Therapist, 2019 - Present
O'Connor Professional Group, Director, 2017 - Present
Boston College , Consultant, 2020 - 2021
New England Recovery Center, Clinician, 2016 - 2017
Bedford VA Hospital, Social Worker, 2015 - 2016
Arbour Counseling, Counselor, 2014 - 2015
Wediko Children Services, Counselor, 2013 - 2014

Boston College, MSW, 2016
Stonehill College, BA, 2010


Massachusetts: 121396



Client testimonials

"He’s knows he stuff understood everything I said!"
- Zencare client • June 2022