Last updated: 11/9/2018

James Leffert, Ed.D. (508) 370-9056
Last Updated: 11/9/2018
Licensed Psychologist
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Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - Psychologist [6678]

Credentials and Certifications:

Have you, or someone dear to you, run into obstacles where nothing seems to help? Are you seeking to enrich your life in some way? These are good reasons to seek help from a psychologist. With more than 30 years of experience, I apply a wealth of expertise and creativity to target treatment to the specific needs of a person, couple, or family.

I offer an active, problem-specific, practical approach to partnering with you to get you where you want to go. My approach to psychotherapy is sophisticated--it's enriched by cognitive-behavioral, couples-and-family systems and developmental theories, and expert change techniques. I work with individuals of all ages and stages (including children, adolescents, and seniors), couples, and families. Specialties include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, OCD and other problems
  • EMDR for internal resource development and overcoming negative past experiences
  • Treatment for Aspergers, ADHD, LD, and other disabilities
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Guardianship evaluation
  • Adoption evaluations (for pre-adoptive parents)
  • Social skills assessment and instruction
  • Counseling with career issues and coping with life changes

Please contact me by phone or email with questions or to discuss a possible referral.

Office and Contact Information
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5 Edgell Road Suite 27
Framingham, MA 01701  

(508) 370-9056

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

49 Hancock Street
Cambridge, MA 02139  

(617) 492-8393

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Couple or Marital Issues Depression Developmental Disability Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Pain Management Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders Stress Tourette's Disorder Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral EMDR Evaluation/Diagnostic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Education Consultation Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Transactional Analysis (TA) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Brain/Head Injured College Students Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Cape Verdean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $165
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $165

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

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