Kalman Glantz, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)



Anxiety Depression Sexual maladjustment and dysfunction Work-related problems Personality disorders Performance anxiety Evolutionary psychology Cognitive-behavioral therapy


Mailing Address: 12 Kinnaird Street, Cambridge MA 02139
Telephone: (617) 876-6253
Email: kalman.glantz@gmail.com



I believe in a results-oriented approach to problems. That means keeping abreast of the latest research and knowing how to use all the effective techniques that are available to therapists today. No one-size-fits-all approach is valid.

In my experience, most people who come to therapy want to solve their problems as quickly as possible. While it isn’t realistic to expect overnight cures, the therapist does have an obligation to seek the quickest, most effective way to approach each problem and each individual.

I am often asked by other therapists to help with men who have been reluctant to enter therapy or who have resisted the recommendations of other therapists. My experience indicates that this reluctance is sometimes justified. Men’s needs and desires often get short-shrift in therapy. I believe that men and women are different and the interests of both have to be recognized in therapy.

I strongly believe that lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, relaxation exercises and improved diet, can substantially improve mental health and well-being. I encourage my clients to make these changes and try to find ways to make it easier for them to do so.


Almost all insurance accepted, including... Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; United Behavioral Health Care; United Health Care; Managed Health Network; Champus; Aetna; Cigna; Value Options and Tufts Health Care.

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I’m married and have one son. Before becoming a therapist I studied political science, sociology and history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Sorbonne in Paris. For several years, I taught social science and economics at Lesley College and a few other places. I speak fluent French and Hebrew and a smattering of other languages, having lived for considerable amounts of time in India, Greece and Japan. I love sports and travel, backpack or hotel-style. I’m also very interested in new technologies and how they can improve the delivery of psychotherapy.


Glantz, K., Rizzo, A., & Graap, K. Virtual reality: current realities and future possibilities. Psychotherapy, in press.

Glantz, K., Durlach, N., Barnett, R., and Aviles, W. Virtual reality for psychotherapy: from the physical to the social environment. Psychotherapy 33(3), 1996

Glantz, K. and Himber, J. Sex therapy with dissociative disorders: a protocol. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 18(2), 1992

Glantz, K. and Goisman, R. Relaxation and merging in the treatment of personality disorders. American Journal of Psychotherapy, summer, 1990

Glantz, K. Biology and Psychotherapy. The Psychotherapy Bulletin 24(3), 1989

Glantz, K. Reciprocity: a possible new focus for psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 24(1), 1987

Glantz, K. The use of relaxation exercises in the treatment of reading disability. J. of Nervous and Mental Disease 171(12), 1983

Glantz, K. Memory, negative feedback and emotional stability. Proceedings of the Annual North American Meeting, Society for General Systems Research. Intersystems, Seaside, CA, 1983

Glantz, K. The use of relaxation exercises in the treatment of borderline personality organization. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 18(3), 1981


Glantz, K. and Moehl, M.-B. Couples therapy with reluctant males. In: P. Gilbert & K. Bailey, Genes On The Couch. In press.

Glantz, K. Commentary: Some Combinations and Guidelines in Insight and Behavior Therapy (comments on a case of John Irving's). In: J. Norcross (Ed.): Casebook of Eclectic Psychotherapy. Brunner/Mazel, NY, 1987

Glantz, K. Relaxation technique as an adjunct to psychodynamic treatment (of borderline personality). In: Millman, H., Huber, J. and Diggins, D. (Eds.). Therapies for Adults. Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 1982


Wenegrat, B. Sociobiological Psychiatry. Normal Behavior and Psychopathology. In: Contemporary Psychology, 37(7), July, 1992

Lankton, S., and Zeig, J. Research, Comparisons and Medical Applications of Ericksonian Techniques. Ericksonian Monographs Number 4. In: Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy 8(4), 1989

Rothenberg, A. The Creative Process of Psychotherapy. In: Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy 8(1), 1989

Anderson, C, Reiss, D. and Hogarty, G. Schizophrenia and the Family. In: Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy 7(2), 1988

Prochaska, J. Systems of Psychotherapy and Prochaska, J. & DiClemente, C. The Transtheoretical Approach. In: Contemporary Psychology 30(10), 1985


Glantz, K. Reconceptualizing Psychological Distress. Determinants of Psychiatric Disorders. Delmenhorst, Germany, April, 2011

Glantz, K. and Bernhard, G. Healing the Split in American Society. Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, Binghamton, NY, April, 2011

Glantz, K., Barnett, R., Durlach, N., & Aviles, W. Virtual reality in therapy: opportunities and challenges. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 4, San Diego, CA 1996

Glantz, K. Do individual complaints, severe social problems, ideas for reform and messianic movements indicate that we are living in a changed environment? Contribution to a Round Table discussion at the Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, McMaster U, August, 1991

Glantz, K. Policy implications of the mismatch between our environment and our genetic propensities. Contribution to a Symposium at the Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, McMaster U., August, 1991

Gardner, R., Sloman, L., Wilson, D., Glantz, K., et. al. Across-national study of subordination and depression. Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, UCLA, August, 1990

Glantz, K. and Pearce, J. Toward an evolutionary classification of psychological distress. Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, UCLA, August, 1990

Wilson, D, Heisel, J., Glantz, K., and Strakowski, S. The evolutionary epidemiology of psychosis and neurosis. Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, June, Binghamton, NY, 1990

Glantz, K., Pearce, J. and Moehl, M-B. Piagetian cognition in evolutionary perspective. Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, August, Northwestern University, 1989

Bernhard, J. and Glantz, K. The evolutionary logic of organizational development. Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, Northwestern University, 1989

Glantz, K. Merging: a behavioral focus for the treatment of personality disorders. Spring Meeting, New England Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociative Disorders, 1989

Glantz, K. and Pearce, J. Evolutionary biology and the family. Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Psychological Association, May, 1989

Glantz, K. and Pearce, J. Reciprocity in psychotherapy. Evolutionary Psychology and Psychiatry Conference, Ann Arbor, October, 1988

Glantz, K. and Pearce, J. Toward a theory of intrapsychic conflict. Evolutionary Psychology and Psychiatry Conference (poster session). Ann Arbor, October, 1988

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