Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Devorah Steinberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach in Jamaica Plain, MA. She specializes in goal setting, spirituality, mind-body connection, couples counseling, and depression. Devorah has an integrative practice, in which she combines traditional talk therapy with diverse techniques like hypnotherapy, reiki, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and yoga. This approach lends itself to Devorah’s mind-body-spirit model, which helps clients gain emotional understanding through physical mindfulness. Devorah sees clients both in-person and through remote video sessions.
Devorah centers her sessions on discussing clients’ personal life goals and spiritual connections. She underscores the connection between the mind and body, describing the body as a root, and cognition as its branches. She and her clients explore the deeper causes of standing emotional burdens, focusing on spirituality and overall well being.
Mindfulness – Incorporating techniques like meditation and breathing to reduce negative thought patterns.
Spirituality – Exploring topics about higher power or connection to the universe.
Mind/Body connection –Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body.
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Infertility counseling – Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD) – Severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that can cause extreme mood shifts and disrupt your work or affect relationships.
Devorah is not in network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session (individual): $165/session
Initial session (couples): $180/session
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $165 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Devorah can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"Are you ready to have the life you desire in health, wellness, relationships and spirituality, to align with your truth values and connect with your life purpose? My unique integrative therapy and life coaching approaches will help you leave behind your difficulties and challenges and create lasting contentment by accessing the fullest capacity of your mind, body, heart and spirit. It takes courage to acknowledge that changes are necessary and that you can’t do it alone. I am dedicated to guiding you with compassion, wisdom, warmth and a sense of humor. Individuals and couples welcome."
Treatment approachesExistential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Gestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (learn more)
Integrative Therapy (IPT)Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mind-Body TherapyUsing techniques like yoga, meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Guided Imagery, and Biofeedback to strengthen the mind's effect on the body.. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1995 - Present
The Wellness Community, Social Worker, 1995 - 1997