Last edited 03/01/2024

Shari Gelfand LICSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Shari Gelfand Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As an older woman with 30 years of clinical experience, I understand there are major hurdles for us to overcome, and that life, at times, can be overwhelming and challenging.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Shari Gelfand is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW) who has 30 years of experience workingwith different age groups in various settings. Shari has helped individuals navigate challenging times in their lives, faced with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Shecompleted her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Simmons College. Shari works collaboratively with clients using cognitive behavioral techniques, family system approaches, and reflective listening. She encourages clients to recognize patterns of behavior and how those patterns may have filtered down from earlier generations. Clients may see how one thing leads to another, sometimes in surprising ways. Self-improvement starts with self-understanding. Shari appreciates the courage it takes to reach out for help when confronted with difficulties. She is sensitive to the importance of establishing a comfortable and safe environment and looks forward to working with you on your journey for continued growth and healing.






General Expertise




Aging related concerns


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare





First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy


  • Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 1022121


Masters of Social Work, Simmons College

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, Framingham, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Shari Gelfand, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shari Gelfand, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shari Gelfand accepting new clients?

Yes, Shari Gelfand is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, 463 Worcester Rd Suite 406, Framingham, MA, 01701.

Does Shari Gelfand accept insurance?

Yes, Shari Gelfand accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Shari Gelfand offer?

Shari Gelfand offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Shari Gelfand offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Shari Gelfand offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, 463 Worcester Rd Suite 406, Framingham, MA, 01701.

Does Shari Gelfand offer online therapy?

Yes, Shari Gelfand offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Shari Gelfand?

Shari Gelfand typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shari Gelfand speak?

Shari Gelfand conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shari Gelfand online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shari Gelfand online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.