Therapy is a partnership. I am a deep listener, committed to following my clients as they ride the sometimes smooth, sometimes roller-coaster-like pathways of their lives. I sit beside them, a true companion on their trip for as long as they wish me to be their therapist. I feel--and generate--a sense of deep acceptance, providing a taste of what it is like to be loved, seen, protected, and empowered.
In the therapeutic relationship, I foster a dynamic, supportive environment in which my clients can deal creatively with present challenges, free themselves from self-defeating patterns, heal old wounds, retrieve lost parts of themselves, and grow into the fullest versions of themselves.
I come to psychotherapy from a background in writing, teaching, and photography. Issues I treat include anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, trauma recovery, and relationships. I treat children, adults, couples, and families, and have special expertise in working with the creatively gifted and with people interested in discovering/rediscovering their creative selves.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email David J Bookbinder now - (978) 308-9954


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Cambridge College
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 6338 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BMC Health Net
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Chickering
  • Corphealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • MHN
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • PHCS
  • PacifiCare
  • Tufts
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Boston University/MA
  • Year graduated: 1983

David J Bookbinder's Groups

Cultivating Your Creative Self

The Cultivating Your Creative Self group helps you imagine how you'd like your creative life to be, then uses the group's power to help you get there. Whether you are a practicing artist who senses you could do more, or someone who feels a creative itch you can't quite scratch, or a hobbyist who wants art to take a more prominent place in your life, this group can enable you to envision your ideal creative life and provide the tools and support to achieve it.

More about this group


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Artistic and Gifted
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2015
David J Bookbinder, LMHC, MEd, MA, Counselor in Danvers

David J Bookbinder

Counselor, LMHC, MEd, MA