"I came to Walter feeling isolated, depressed, and confused. All around me it felt like the walls were closing in and I wasn't going to make it out alive. My relationship with Walter changed everything for the first time in my life I feel connected, engaged, successful, and happy. I actually feel excited for the future and have the confidence and resilience I need to handle whatever it brings."

— College Student

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy should be just what the name suggests, individualized! In the therapeutic process there is never a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Each person must be understood from a holistic perspective. Health, cognition, development, trauma, race, ethnicity, culture, learning styles and strengths all need to be carefully considered when deciding how best to effect change. Therapy should be filled with a sense of hope and possibility so that individuals can find relief from depression, anxiety, fear, and isolation.

solo fish

"One thought comes to mind when I think about the impact that Walter Sherburne has had on our family, since my son was diagnosed with ADHD: life-changing. Our son's fear and self-doubt have been replaced with increasing hope and self-confidence, and our family is once again becoming just that ... a family. Walter has a special gift that allows him to positively impact not only those seeking his help, but even more importantly, those who do not even realize that they are in need of help".

— Parent of an ADHD Child

"Walter is a warm and compassionate clinician who immediately connects with his clients, both young and old. His experience working with families struggling with ADHD is impressive and spans over two decades. Those lucky enough to work with Walter will find his wisdom tremendously helpful."

— Theresa Lavoie, Ph.D.

Couples and Family Therapy

Unsuccessful communication between partners and among family members nearly always results in unnecessary stress, conflict and division. When family members can identify common needs and goals through effective communication, tension lessens and needs are met. No one wants to live in a chaotic relationship. We all do best when we feel loved, supported and that we belong.

two fish

"One session of EMDR allowed me to get to the core of a deep-seated issue I hadn't even scratched the surface of in years of talk therapy with other professionals. The progress achieved after a session of EMDR is truly remarkable."

— Therapy Client

"Enter Walter?he performed emergency emotional life support and introduced me to EMDR, my pain began subsiding immediately. I saw a glimmer of light that I had NEVER seen before. He validated my feelings; he had great compassion and truly worked hard to save me. He cared deeply about what had happened to me and knew just how to treat my underlying issues."

— Therapy Client


"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a late stage, trauma resolution method. Developed in the late 1980"s, EMDR currently has more scientific research as a treatment for trauma than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has proved an efficacious and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic material."

EMDR fish

"Very personable and engaging speaker ?Speaker was highly effective ?Great job. I learned a lot about myself?This presenter was excellent? He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work."

— Audience feedback
Connecticut Valley State Hospital

speaking fish

Public Speaking

Walter Sherburne has significant experience speaking to groups and organizations on a wide variety of topics. Here is a partial list of topics Walter can present:

  • Why we have done the things we "should" have done
  • Rockaholism: Why we sometimes can't put down the burdens we carry
  • Parenting children with ADHD
  • Men and relationships
  • Untangling the emotional vines of ADHD: anxiety, depression & self-esteem
  • Adult ADHD
  • ADHD & Children in foster care
  • The Impact of technology on young people

Here are some of the organizations that have asked Walter to present:

  • ADHD Foundation of Canada: Annual Conference in Ottawa
  • US News & World Report
  • Connecticut Valley State Hospital
  • Boston University
  • Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
  • Boston College
  • Maryland Teen Initiative
  • The Ted & Ellen Show: WRKO, Boston
  • Communities fro People, Inc.
  • Acton/Boxborough Regional School District
  • SABES Summer Institute
  • Danvers Pact
  • Danvers PACT
  • Mentor, Inc.


We offer day, evening, and Saturday hours.
We are also available for phone and webcam sessions.
Please contact us for rates and availability for specific dates and times.