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Licensed Psychologist


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Massachusetts since 2001

  • Specialist in behavior modification, cognitive psychotherapy and ADHD coaching

  • 16-year experience in private practice: individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy

  • 18-year experience in child and adolescent therapy, inpatient and private practice

  • Past experience leading programs in acute care environment; each time, initiated positive changes that lead to dramatic reduction of critical incidents and improvement of care

  • Multi-cultural background and current experience in administering cross-cultural psychotherapy (primary language English; fluent in Russian and Hebrew)

Ari Shesto, PhD

Education and Licensing


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Graduated 1998


Doctorate, PhD, Clinical Psychology



Recent Presentations


June 24, 2016

Clinical Workshop at Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)

Managing Anxiety and ADHD: A CBT / ACT Approach

Balancing Emotion Acceptance, Skill Development and Motivation for Change


March 22, 2015

Clinical Workshop at Breakfast Club, New England Society for Group Psychotherapy 

Introduction to Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT):

Dose of Science, a Pinch of New Age, and a Liberal Measure of Good Old Therapy


November 1, 2014

Panel Presentation at Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) Annual Conference

Blending Professional Interests and Personal Passion into Clinical Practice:

Building ADHD Skills Through ACT



Other Skills and Interests


Accomplished finish carpenter and licensed contractor (HIC and CS).  Member of Watch City Writers.  Proud father of three children, each with a wildly different personality.

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