Steve  Rothenberg

Steve Rothenberg

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Boston practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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. His office is located in the heart of Back Bay. 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)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Berklee College of Music 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

75a Arlington Street

Suite 500

Boston, MA 02116


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Thu 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Clinical Psychologist
Stephen Rothenberg, Psy.D., P.C., Director,
1982 – Present
Mass Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical School,
Child Neuropsychology Fellowship 1988 – 1990
William James College,
PsyD, Clinical Psychology 1978 – 1982
Boston College,
M.Ed. Counseling Psychology 1974 – 1976
Washington University St Louis, BA Psychology, 1970 - 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.

Steve  Rothenberg
Separation/Divorce Support Group

This bimonthly group provides a supportive environment for adults to process the challenges associated with going through a divorce or separation.