Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Loss and grief
Identity and belonging
Marcos Rosenbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston, MA. He specializes in working with clients navigating life transitions, relationships, cultural adjustment, loss, identity development. Marcos draws from traditional insight-oriented psychotherapy and body-based approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnotherapy to provide well-balanced and inclusive therapy to his clients. Marcos is trilingual, offering sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
When working with clients, Marcos listens attentively to the person's speech and the presenting issues. He helps, in a short period of time, identify underlying causes to gain an understanding of each client's unique history and their environment. His treatment is psychoanalytically-oriented, helping clients to process how early experiences influence their ongoing beliefs about themselves and their relationships. Marcos particularly enjoys working with individuals exploring questions related to their identity in the face of a major life change, such as career transitions, breakups or divorce, change in financial situation, or empty nesting and retirement.
With a background in community mental health, Marcos has experience working with a diverse clientele, and is committed to providing culturally competent and compassionate care.
Cultural adjustment – Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Identity development – Including within the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and cultural background; resolving trauma and internalized oppression related to stigma
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Insomnia – Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston College Student Insurance
Harvard Student Insurance
Lesley University Student Insurance
MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan
Northeastern University Student Insurance
Initial session: $150 (60mins)
Ongoing sessions: $140 (55mins)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $90 - $140 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Marcos can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together. I have over 18 years of experience treating clients suffering from relationship or financial issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions such acculturation, job change, or retirement. I enjoy working with individual adults and couples, am fluent in Spanish, and have a good communication understanding of Portuguese. Based on client's presenting issues, my treatment approach varies from concrete problem solving, using mindfulness, or on working to recognize and speak for one's parts following the Internal Family Systems, (IFS), model, EMDR, Hypnosis and/or psychodynamic approaches. I am sensitive to diversity, multicultural, and adjustment situations."
Treatment approachesEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
HypnotherapyHypnotherapy is guided hypnosis, or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist.
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (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)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Clinician-Behavioral Health Clinician, 2004 - 2015
Eliot Community Human Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2011- 2015
Salem State University, School of Social Work, Master of Social Work with a concentration in Old Age and End of Life, 2009
MIT, Physics Research Associate, 1985