Deborah Silverstein

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I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1973, for most of this time at Focus Counseling and now in my private practice in North Cambridge. My work with individuals and heterosexual and gay and lesbian couples has been a constant source of professional and personal inspiration. I have extensive experience helping both young and mature adults deal with complex life challenges and transitions, as well as expertise related to childhood exposure to family trauma and its long term legacy of depression and anxiety. I actively integrate stress and anxiety reduction strategies, Mindfulness Meditation, and the Internal Family Systems model (IFS), along with an openness to creative and artistic expression into a collaborative therapeutic process. Additionally, I specialize in working with people who are experiencing infertility; and those who are building families through adoption and third party reproduction (donor gametes, surrogacy, etc.). I look forward to hearing from you.




  • Adoption
  • Life transitions
  • Family conflict
  • Infertility 
  • Pregnany, pre-natal, postpartum
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma


54 Fairfield Street,
Cambridge, MA 02140



  • Cost per session: $160
  • Reduced rate slots may be available for clients with demonstrated need
  • Accepts private payments and PPO/POS insurance plans from certain insurances as an out-of-network provider 


  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)