Tamara Kesselman, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
Tamara  Kesselman
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Tamara Kesselman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues
  • Communication issues
  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Tamara Kesselman believes her role as a therapist is to create a safe, judgment-free environment, where clients feel validated and secure in working through their challenges. She enjoys working with couples and individuals of all ages and has particular expertise in the field of Blended Families.

Experiencing sadness, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, or are simply feeling ‘stuck’, are common in life and there is no need to suffer alone. Working together with Tamara, you will explore real change and begin your therapeutic journey.

As both seasoned therapist and mother of a large Blended Family herself, Tamara developed her own therapeutic approach aimed at meeting the needs of all members of Blended Families. Her goal is to help others navigate the complexities, nuances, and challenges specific to Family Blending, issues such as space sharing, discipline, sibling rivalry, isolation, house rules, family events, finances, and countless other challenges.

Her practice utilizes an integrative approach combining different therapeutic tools to fit the needs of the individual client or couple. Among these approaches are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution- Focused Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy. Tamara employs mindfulness practices and helps clients develop concrete skills for attainable, positive change and self-healing.


Message to clients

It is common to struggle.

Everyone struggles at various points in their lives. This does not mean that struggling has to become your normal state of being. You are right to get help. Therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you, individually or as a couple. Newly learned communication skills can increase resilience, cultivate personal strengths, and help you tackle challenges head-on. Sometimes, even a few small, practical changes can create real, meaningful change in your life.

Therapy doesn’t need to be intimidating, in fact, it can be very warm, heartfelt, honest, even funny. My personal mission is for you to feel increasingly resilient, content, and empowered in your life. With warmth, humor, and humility, I invite you to contact me. Together, we will help you develop new skills to navigate and heal from the rough waters.

Tamara Kesselman, LICSW


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

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

Insurance

Tamara Kesselman 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (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
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 36 years

Abacus Health Products, Director of Corporate Culture, 2014 - 2020
Aidance Scientific , Director of Employee Engagement, 2010 - 2014
Maimonides School, Director of Admissions, 2003 - 2010
Jewish Community Center, Clinical Social Worker, 1992 - 1998
Jewish Home for the Aged, Clinical Social Worker, 1986 - 1989

PESI, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 2021
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 1986
Touro College, Bachelor of Science, 1984


Licensure

Massachusetts: 107428


Languages

English