Last updated: 3/21/2020

Maxine Sushelsky, LMHC (781) 874-1970
Last Updated: 3/21/2020
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Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:


Are you experiencing a transition in your life--in a relationship, career, education, or life stage such as early adulthood or midlife? Are you overwhelmed and uncertain, feeling depressed, anxious, grief-stricken, resentful, conflicted, or confused? Change of all types stirs up unsettling feelings, including unresolved issues, memories and traumas. You might feel like you're always in "crisis-mode." When your feelings overwhelm you, they cloud your judgment and vision. Rather than being at their mercy, you can learn to allow your feelings to guide you, no matter how difficult the challenges you face.
Though it might seem daunting, sorting out your feelings with a trained professional can enhance your sense of control and well-being, helping you weather the difficulties and make a smoother transition. Change and transitions offer an opportunity to increase your self-confidence and ability to make more conscious choices.
I value each client as an individual, and work collaboratively with clients to promote insight, self-acceptance and positive change. I have worked with clients in out-patient and college counseling centers and in partial hospitalization programs. I have helped people navigate many types of transitions. I practiced law for 20+ years, giving me insight in working with clients in the legal field. 


Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Depression Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Gender Identity Multicultural Issues Personality Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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279 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 874-1970

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
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
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 14

MA - LMHC [6658]

Credentials and Certifications:

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $50
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

AllWays Health Partners Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) HMO Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Personal Help Connection
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity TeamstersCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network Tufts Associated HMO
Boston Medical Center (HealthNet) Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
Chickering Tufts Navigator
CIGNA HealthCare UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
ComPsych United Healthcare
GIC Health Plan United HealthCare of New England (Options PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) College Students
Adopted Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Existential Psychotherapy Focusing Humanistic Mindfulness Based Approaches Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Art Therapy Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Expressive Therapy Holistic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Jungian Meditation/Relaxation Psycho-Educational Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)