— Welcome

Consultation Session

Welcome! I am Wayne Kessler, a Certified CBT and EMDR Therapist

Life can be challenging at times.
You deserve to feel heard and supported. I am here to give you the nonjudgemental support and safe space that you need to heal, grow and begin to feel better.

Wayne Kessler Therapist
Frequently Asked Questions 

Since most of my referrals are from current clients, Primary care doctors and other health professionals who know me, and since I typically have a waiting list, I no longer offer a consultation session before treatment.


To provide people with the information they need to make an informed decision, I have detailed out the typical questions most people ask me in the consultation sessions. Certainly, if you have additional questions not answered here, you can feel free to email me by filling out a Contact request form and I will be happy to get back to you when I am able to. 


My Availability

My availability varies almost daily. I do create a waiting list when I am full, but I find that I can usually fit people in if they have some flexibility during the week. Available times are weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


My Experience

I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years, working with adults who have challenges related to: work-related stress, relationships, layoffs, toxic work environments, fears, health-related issues, school challenges, career transition, struggling with grief from the loss of a human or pet, and challenges around retirement.  I have many years of experience in different settings, including individual therapy, inpatient, residential group homes, outpatient, and in-home therapy.


I offer Teletherapy services only

Therapy is only offered via teletherapy to those who are currently located in Massachusetts.


Who Can You Help?

I work with a diverse population of individuals, including those who’ve never been in therapy, to individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, and other Executive functioning challenges. I do not provide services to actively suicidal individuals. If you are actively suicidal, you will need to be stabilized before I can work with you. I do not provide medications, but, I can refer you to a prescriber. I work primarily with adults.  and am an  LGBTQIA+ friendly therapist.


Therapy Offering

 I am dedicated to providing an open, welcoming, empathetic, and collaborative learning environment in which you feel safe and comfortable expressing yourself without judgment. I work with individuals from all walks of life and use my skills as a Therapist and mindfulness teacher to aid in your understanding of yourself and others.


Therapeutic Orientation

My therapeutic orientation is trauma-informed, evidence based, and I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). I also use trauma-informed EMDR therapy, IFS, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches in my practice. My therapeutic approach involves tailoring the therapeutic intervention to the individual’s unique needs with a customized, co-created treatment plan. I create an open-minded, safe space. I am a lifelong learner, so I strive to keep my clinical skills cutting-edge and up-to-date by frequently attending the latest training and workshops to further my expertise, awareness, and understanding.


Insurance Accepted

At this time, I accept most private insurance plans; however, note that I do not accept any of the MA state plans like Medicare, Medicaid or MassHealth.


Be Brave And Reap The Benefits of Therapy

Starting therapy takes a lot of courage and can be a challenging, yet highly rewarding experience. I believe that if we are able to become curious and adventurous, our lives can become more fulfilled, connected, grounded, and enriched in the process. I am committed to supporting you through this process with a warm, supportive, and collaborative spirit.


Contact Wayne-Take The First Step

Get in touch via email or arrange a phone call or set up your first therapy session here using the schedule a session link. After submitting a contact request form, I will be in touch.