Dr. Samuel C. Roth

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I am a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in Newton Center. I work with people of all ages, specializing in play therapy with young children and talk therapy with adolescents and adults. I also provide couple and family therapy, and parent guidance.

I use active, results-oriented methods in therapy while also emphasizing deeper understanding of one’s own motivations, and encouraging a stronger sense of agency and “choice.”  When working with children and adolescents, I take a family-centered approach in which I partner with parents to facilitate the most effective adjustments for children -- not just in my office, but at home -- and if indicated, at school.

In addition to my practice, I teach a course on serious mental illness at Harvard Medical School and courses in child and adolescent development and psychotherapy at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.




  • Relationship and friendship problems

  • Difficulties with school or work

  • Learning issues, including bright/gifted LD and ADHD

  • Life transitions, including preparation for college, marriage, parenthood

  • Assisted reproduction

  • High conflict divorce

  • Serious mental illness


190 Sumner Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02459



  • Cost per session: $325

  • Insurance accepted: None
    (Dr. Roth can provide you a bill to submit for partial reimbursement for insurance out-of-network benefits)


  • Psychologist (Ph.D.) from Boston University