Tamar Vishlitzky LICSW, Clinical Social Work in Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446

Tamar Vishlitzky


Tamar Vishlitzky


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - 116200
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.


1330 Beacon Street, Suite 340
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

My Approach to Helping

I believe the reasons that bring you to seek therapy can provide an opportunity for growth and change for the better. In my practice I create an environment where my clients feel respected and heard. My collaborative and open orientation is toward healing and personal growth. It is based on the belief that we are capable of change, and finding new adaptive ways of overcoming our challenges and getting unstuck. I look forward to meeting with you and to constructing a treatment plan that meets your specific individual needs.

I will work with you to help enhance your coping skills, improve functioning, creativity and vitality, as well as gain relief from symptoms and stress. I provide a nonjudgmental space in which there is possibility and freedom to be curious about yourself, gain new understanding and increase your capacities to explore and address your feelings, as well as develop strategies for self-care. I believe that therapy can be useful and effective. I also believe that some feelings and life situations are too difficult to bear alone. I love the work I do and would feel honored to be part of your journey towards self-discovery and healing.

More Info About My Practice

My fees are $150 for an individual session and $160 for a couple session. I am a Blue Cross Blue Shields Provider for both HMO and PPO, and a Tufts Health Plan Provider for both HMO and PPO. I currently also have some openings for self-pay and out-of-network insurance appointments; this includes most PPO plans such as UBH, Tufts, and Aetna PPO plans. I have a select number of sliding scale slots available--if you are experiencing financial hardship, please feel free to email/call and discuss my sliding scale availability. Please contact me for more information, and I would be happy to discuss payment and insurance options.

Selected Training:
-Current Psychoanalytic Candidate at The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
-Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston University Graduate School of Social Work
-Postgraduate Psychotherapy Fellowship at The Cambridge Health Alliance, an Harvard Medical
School Teaching Affiliate, Victims of Violence Program. Specializing in trauma, complex
trauma, and crisis intervention
-Postgraduate Psychotherapy Fellowship at The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
-Couple Therapy Training Program at The Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New
-Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy immersion course and one year core

Professional Memberships:

-Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
-National Association of Social Workers
-Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England
-American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Hebrew

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals and couples; I enjoy working with professionals, mothers, students, immigrants and people with diverse cultural identities/backgrounds, artists of all disciplines, people facing life transitions, relationship difficulties, as well as people dealing with chronic/sudden medical conditions, trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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