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Ari Shesto, PhD

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)

Education and Licensing


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Graduated 1998


Doctorate, PhD, Clinical Psychology



Recent Presentations


July 2013

ACBS World Conference in Sydney, Austrailia

ACT for ADHD: Working Mindfully with Behavioral Principles

toward Attitude Change

October 2012

Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)

Staying with the Heart in ADHD Skills Training:

Advancing CBT Beyond Manuals

June 2012

Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)

Attitude Transformation via CBT:

Harnessing a Focused Group Process



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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