Steve Rothenberg, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
Steve  Rothenberg
Zencare Vetted

Steve Rothenberg

Psychologist, PsyD
Massachusetts Waitlist Online

Dr. Rothenberg is currently meeting with vaccinated clients in-person.

Updated March 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurofeedback

Professional statement

Dr. Steve Rothenberg is a Clinical Psychologist in Boston, MA who specializes in relationships, anxiety, depression, group therapy, and mindfulness practices. While he works with teens and adults across the lifespan,  he particularly enjoys working with young adults and college students, in individual, group and couple therapy. His favorite clients are individuals who are committed and ready to do the work.

Dr. Rothenberg also offers neurofeedback, direct training of brain function, to clients who are interested. This may include individuals who have not found success with traditional therapy and are not interested in medication. He also has extensive experience working with individuals with Autism.

While Dr. Rothenberg incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into sessions, his work is more emotionally-focused and relational. He helps his clients gain a better understanding of recurring obstacles and thought patterns that may be interfering with their daily lives and relationships. He believes this is necessary work to do before offering coping skills.

Dr. Rothenberg is committed to helping his clients find the best within themselves and leave feeling empowered to live the life they envision. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

I am committed to helping individuals to find the best within themselves and to share that with those most important to them. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship difficulties, or life stresses, I always try to find what will be the most effective way to help you achieve your goals and live a happier life.


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

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

Group therapy - Healing, processing, and skill-building in a supportive small group environment

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

Neurofeedback - A direct training of brain function, wherein the brain learns to function in a more efficient manner


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


  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA 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

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours (Neurofeedback only)
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Stephen Rothenberg, Psy.D., P.C, Clinical Psychologist, Director, 1982 - Present
Mass Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical Schoo, Child Neuropsychology Fellowship, 1988 - 1990

William James College, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 1982
Boston College, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, 1976
Washington University in St Louis, BA, Psychology, 1974



Therapy Groups

Steve  Rothenberg
College Student Support Group

This bimonthly group for college students in the Boston area provides an opportunity for participants to process college-based challenges and develop coping strategies.

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Adult Relationship Group

Work on relationship issues in our safe “laboratory” in real time.

Client testimonials

"It was a thoughtful conversation."
- Zencare client • June 2020