Rachel Kalvert, LICSW, Clinical Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

Rachel Kalvert, LICSW

Rachel Kalvert, LICSW
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Rachel Kalvert, LICSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 39912
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Boston, Massachusetts 02116
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I see clients in the Back Bay in Boston every work day except Thursday.

Finding the right therapist can be a lot of work but there is payoff when you find someone who is right for you.

These are some of the qualities that I believe are important in a therapist-client connection:
-curiosity about your experiences and viewpoints
-a judgment-free environment where your experiences are seen and heard
-confidentiality so you feel safe to not censor yourself
-scheduling and fee are not burdensome

And then, there is a personality fit which often can't be described in words but you know it when you it works or when it doesn't.

I am trained in psychoanalysis and practice both psychoanalytically as well as psychodynamically. When helpful, I often use cognitive behavioral therapies and solution focused therapy, especially with anxiety and panic.

Email or Call Rachel Kalvert, LICSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 39912

More Info About My Practice

I have been in private practice since 2003 and have a consulting firm that brings support and trainings to the workplace. Before I became a therapist, I worked in a variety of corporate settings in marketing and advertising and use my knowledge of workplace dynamics to those who are interested in gaining clarity or guidance in their job or career.

My Role as a Therapist

I believe therapy is like taking a walk on a path with me pointing out things that maybe you didn't see or my explaining how I see those things differently. By getting clarification on your lens to the world, I can make observations about how your lens is helping or harming interpersonal relationships and causes for your own internal conflicts and turmoil. We are always partners on this walk together and you always decide if you want to stop and look at something more closely or continue walking on the same or different path. The destination of this walk is not as important as the understanding and clarity that you get from walking this path together.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe it takes strength and respect for yourself when you decide to seek therapy to be the best person you can be. For example:

-If a parent is open to understanding the conflicts they have with their child and how their viewpoints help or harm the relationship, they will become better parents and will have a stronger relationship with their child.

- If a person who has interpersonal issues at work comes for therapy, that person will gain a better awareness of themselves which will result in stronger social skills and better work performance.

-If a relationship is limping along, the couple who comes to therapy to understand their conflicts with one another will get clarification about their relationship and will be able to take necessary action to either strengthen or end a relationship before resentment and vindictiveness towards each other occur.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I believe that going to therapy is very much like going to the gym. If you want noticeable results you can't just stop in from time to time but need to make a commitment to the goals you've set out for yourself. Going into therapy is an investment in yourself and your relationships. For many people, it is often the biggest gift they can give others in their life since therapy often helps someone be less conflicted, less anxious, less depressed, and more connected to those they love.

Being psychoanalytically trained, I see clients up to four times a week but also recognize that it is not doable for many people due to time and money. My preference for most clients is for either 1-2 times a week in the beginning so that we can set a foundation and then decide when to decrease (or increase) frequency. No frequency or duration is set in stone and can always be changed.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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