Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

440 Humphrey Street, Suite 3

Swampscott, MA 01907

Phone: (781) 598-6680

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1975: B.A., U. of Wisconsin-Madison

1979: M.S.W., U. of Louisville

1992: Ph.D., Simmons College



Harvard Medical School

Cambridge Health Alliance

Mass. Institute for Psychoanalysis



Swampscott is an oceanfront community in Essex County, Massachusetts located approximately 10 miles north of Boston. Swampscott borders the towns of Marblehead, Salem, and Beverly and is directly accessible by public transportation and has its own stop on the commuter rail. Dr. Steinberg’s office is located at the intersection of Humphrey Street and Puritan Road.


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Why People Seek Help: At difficult times in our lives, stress or personal problems may adversely affect physical and emotional well-being. However, timely, personal response and support can help those in therapy plan positive steps for growth and change in their lives. It can help people feel better about themselves, make difficult personal decisions, and improve their relationships with others. While people are often confronted with a wide array of emotional difficulties, it is my belief that any approach should be flexible in terms of the unique needs and personality of the individual. Although challenging when appropriate, I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, and empathic environment for full expression and exploration.


Services Provided


Psychoanalysis: This is a form of therapy that is comprised of more frequent sessions than typical psychotherapy, and it aims to relieve suffering by exploring the underlying or unconscious sources of emotional pain. This form of therapy often makes use of an exploration of the individual’s direct relationship with the therapist as a method for understanding the underlying sources of emotional discomfort. Symptom abatement can occur as a result of further insight into symptoms and through a new and constructive relational experience with the therapist.


Psychodynamic Therapy: Like psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy attempts to look at the underlying sources of emotional pain. However, it is also different than psychoanalysis in several ways. First, it is usually briefer in duration and sessions are not as frequent. Second, it often involves discussing more everyday problems in life which require a more active and direct problem-solving approach. Third, it often makes use of techniques that are drawn from a wider variety of theoretical orientations.


Supervision and Consultation: Dr. Steinberg has extensive experience consulting to organizations and employee assistance programs, primary care physicians, and attorneys. Over the course of his career, he has also provided supervision, consultation and support to other therapists of multiple disciplines.


About Dr. Mark Steinberg: Working closely with attorneys, physicians, and other health and business professionals, Dr. Steinberg has been providing consultative and psychotherapy services for 30 years. He has a diverse background in mental health issues with individuals, couples, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He deals with a wide-range of problems including those involving marriage and relationships, anxiety and depression, personality issues, substance abuse and addictions, medical issues, grief and bereavement, and job stress. In the past, he has taught courses at Smith College and Salem State College and he is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School where he teaches and supervises psychotherapy trainees through the Cambridge Health Alliance. He has also been featured on radio and television and has published several newspaper articles on mental health topics of special interest to the community. He currently has a full-time private practice and is affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Scheduling and Billing:

Scheduling is by appointment only. Please telephone to schedule an initial consultation. Most insurance companies provide some coverage for mental health services.

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