Dr. David Kesselman, DSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Provider type: Psychotherapist

Patient Age: Adult, Geriatric

Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy

About Dr. David Kesselman, DSW, LICSW

Dr. Kesselman provides evidence based psychological treatment for adolescents and adults. His areas of expertise include generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, stress related disorders, and psychological distress/pain symptoms associated with medical diagnoses. Dr. Kesselman primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition to the clinical services he provides at several primary care locations as coordinator of the Integrated Behavioral Team, he also provides outpatient psychotherapy at LifeStance Health’ s Milford location where he offers Biofeedback and Virtual Reality (for phobias associated with heights, animals, driving, flying, darkness/storms, crowded spaces, public speaking, social situations, school exams, needles, and MRIs, ) . Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Dr. Kesselman provided clinical services and taught at UMASS/Health Alliance Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency Training Program where he held the faculty rank of Instructor at UMASS Medical School.


  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Biofeedback
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Medical / Health Related Conditions
  • Midlife Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Behavioral Difficulties
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Education & Certifications

    Dr. Kesselman received his doctoral training in Clinical Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In addition, he has completed post graduate training in Cognitive Therapy from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy and in HRV biofeedback from The Heartmath Institute. Prior to his doctoral training, Dr. Kesselman received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College and trained at Boston Children’s Hospital.



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