Michel Selva


Is anxiety holding you back from pursuing your dreams and living a full life? Is depression pushing you deeper into your own "cocoon," isolated from family and friends? Do you often lose your temper? Are you struggling with substance abuse or compulsive behaviors (binge eating, gambling, video games, pornography)? I have successfully treated people with these problems. I take a collaborative approach to psychotherapy, checking in during each visit to make sure we are making progress toward your goals. In between visits, I use reading materials, experiential exercises, and a smartphone app to help you to stay on track.

I use the tools of Behavior Therapy (ACT, ABA, CBT, REBT). Research has validated these methods for treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and compulsive behaviors. My goal is to help you "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life," which is the title of one of the workbooks I use with clients.

As a long time practitioner of meditation, I have experienced its positive impact in my own life. I teach mindfulness practices individually and in groups. Mindfulness helps us to be fully aware and alive in the present moment, and to act effectively in pursuit of what is most important in our lives.



1 Mifflin Place, Suite 260
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


Practice details

  • Cost per session: $200
  • A reduced rate may be offered for clients with demonstrated need
  • Eligible for out-of-network benefits if you have a PPO plan

Qualifications & Training

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psych from William James College (formerly MSPP) in 1998


  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Anger Management
  • Men's Issues