Individual Therapy

“ I feel an incredible sense of futility & shame that even after so many years, and with so much effort, the emotions are still so powerful. The depth of the pain and loss I feel whenever I really think about the issues feels incredibly daunting to me. After so much time and effort, the entire enterprise just feels futile. Like an abscess that just won’t heal.”

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Are you feeling:
Shy? Depressed?
Anxious? Hopeless?
Isolated? Empty? Broken?

Do you have:
PTSD?
Infertility? Miscarriage?
Issues with motherhood?
Difficult feelings about longing or closeness?
Fears about relationships?
Shame about missing developmental milestones?

Sometimes, life is really tough, and you need support to figure things out, to get relief from unbearable feelings, or to just plain feel better and less defective. Sometimes, you’ve got friends and others who truly love you, but you feel afraid that you’ll “use them up,” because you need more than they can possibly give you.

I’ve been a psychologist for over three decades, and at this point, I’ve probably heard it all. I love this work, and I’m not burned out at all by dealing with grief, depression, anxiety or trauma.

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I view trauma very broadly, so I tend to use a trauma lens where others might not. I will try to get you to incorporate mindfulness, tapping, and any other techniques which will help you be able to tolerate and understand your feelings. You’ll learn to view things that upset you in dual consciousness, so that you can think and feel about them at the same time. You’ll learn not to let upsetting feelings overwhelm you.

My style is eclectic. I’ve been trained in a number of schools of therapy—multimodal therapy, imagery, hypnosis, EMDR, Sensorimotor therapy and psychodynamic therapy. I do what works with each individual person.

I value humor and play a lot, so see if that fits with your value system and your goals.

I will tell you that if you are very depressed or anxious. I am likely to want to use psychotropic drugs if you don’t start feeling better with psychotherapy alone. I know several really wonderful psychopharmacologists, and I work well with them. Sometimes, when things are really bad, people get caught in looping, negative thoughts, and that makes it almost impossible to make progress and feel hope. The meds can really help.

Of course, I have patients who feel very strongly about not taking drugs, and I honor their wishes. Therapy is a collaboration, and you are the boss.

I am happy to work with you short term on your problems, if that will be effective. I am known for doing deep, integrative, longer term work, though.

If you are curious if I may be able to help you, please contact me. 781-863-1877

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Individual Therapy

I will work with you one-on-one to help you define, understand, and solve your problem(s). I provide a safe, caring, and confidential environment.

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Couples Therapy

Feel free to join me with your significant other for some couples/marital counseling at my office in the Boston, MA and Lexington, MA area. I would like to help you and your "main squeeze" grow closer and enjoy a more fulfilling life together.

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Sex Therapy

I am well known for my success in helping residents in the Boston, MA area with sex therapy. Sex therapy takes guts. People wait too long to come in. I use a kind, thoughtful, targeted approach to helping you.

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Other Services

You are unique. My approach to helping you will be unique too, and specific to your needs, issues, difficulties and struggles. I look forward to helping you address the issues standing in the way of a more fulfilling life (and especially a more fulfilling sex life!).

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Meet Dr. Z - Boston Sex Therapist

about dr zoldbrod

Dr. Aline Zoldbrod is a licensed psychologist, seasoned sex therapist, teacher and trainer in sexuality, and author of multiple books on sexuality.

Practicing sex therapy in the Boston, MA area, Dr. Z is thoughtful and creative in her approach to help her clients gain confidence and overcome issues.

Dr. Z is a repeat author, including the award-winning book Sex Smart. Dr. Z has been featured or quoted in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Parenting.com, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo.com, Boston Globe, Ladies Home Journal.com, and in many other publications.