Last updated: 4/1/2020

Janet M. Wiseman, LICSW (781) 861-9847
Last Updated: 4/1/2020
Couple, Individual and Family Psychotherapist, Divorce, Decision Making, Couple and Business Mediation
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Years of Experience: 41

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - LICSW [3175]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Couples Counseling
Certified in Family Mediation
Certified in Family Therapy
Divorce Mediator
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Janet Miller Wiseman is one of the two longest established, most experienced mediators and psychotherapists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Janet's colleagues and clients describe Janet as warm, welcoming, insightful and supportive.

Over many years, Janet has made warm and supportive treatment alliances with those who are ready to work on gaining insight, healing wounds and achieving happiness within themselves and in their relationships, while working to improve depression, anxiety, grief and loss, couple's issues, affairs, incest, decision-making questions, post-traumatic stress, bi-polar/manic-depression, panic, parent/child, parent/elder, ADHD, life transitions, improvement of self-esteem and identity issues & much more.  

Janet always helps people articulate their OWN goals, attempts to situate herself in their shoes and be solidly and warmly in their corner as she and they work together to accomplish those goals.

Janet has evolved a treatment modality referred to as "Decision Making Mediation".   Generally, most people and therapists think of "marriage counseling" or couples therapy as a forum for totally committed couples to work on "communication, intimacy, financial, parenting, and the day-to-day living event"  If the relationship or marriage comes apart, the treatment is felt to be a failure by clients and therapists, alike.

Decision Making Mediation is a structured approach during which clients will answer many questions to help them receive tremendous insight into what they NEED as an individual and as a couple and what they are capable of and motived to achieve.

In the process it becomes crystal clear in what future direction the partnership needs to proceed, either a marriage, relationship, or members of religious or business organizations.

Hundreds of partners are using this approach to succeed in determining their future directions -- those planning BABIES, WEDDINGS, married or partnered couples, adults and their teens, adults and their parents, adult siblings, business partners, every pair needing to make carefully thought out and sane decisions for the future.

See, write, call 781-861-9847 for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Office and Contact Information
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Janet M. Wiseman Mediation and Counseling Services
138 Lowell Street
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 861-9847

Contact: Janet M. Wiseman

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Gender Identity Infertility Learning Disabilities Memory Problems Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Feminist Geriatric Consultation Guardian ad Litem Holistic Home Study Humanistic Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Mediation Parent Guidance Pastoral Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Redecision Therapy Relational Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Focusing Forensic Evaluation Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Sex Therapy Social Support Supervised Visitation Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Online Therapy
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Entertainment Industry Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Step Families Twins
Adopted First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Armenian Asian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Portuguese Russian
Alaskan Native Brazilian Cape Verdean Haitian Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $120
Couples: N/A
Group: $30
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families
Prevention Programs

AETNA (Open Choice) Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)
AETNA Health HealthCare VALUE Management (HCVM)
AllWays (Partners Employees only) HMO Blue Choice
AllWays Health Partners Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) MEDEX
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) MIT Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Partner Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity Personal Help Connection
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO Blue Preferred Mental Health Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network TRICARE
Blue Cross Major Medical Tufts Associated HMO
Champus/Tricare Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare Tufts Navigator
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company (PPO)
Corphealth United Behavioral Health (UBH)
GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees United Healthcare
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care United HealthCare of New England (Options PPO)

Separation and Divorce Group
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Grief/Loss
Couple/Marital Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: 138 Lowell Street, Lexington, Ma. 02420

Lexington, , MA 02420
Phone: (781) 861-9847
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Thursday