I am a licensed clinical therapist, educated at Wellesley College and Boston University's School of Medicine, who provides counseling to couples and individuals of all ages. I view counseling as an interactive and collaborative process that is based on your individual needs. I work with couples and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions. My approach is strongly humanistic, client-centered and cognitive behavioral based but also includes some psychodynamic techniques. I believe one of the key factors in successful therapeutic outcomes is building a safe, trusting and respectful relationship.
I specialize in anxiety issues, relational issues and the psychological considerations of career/life transitions. As a professional figure skater for over 10 years I have a profound understanding of the psychological rigors involved in having to perform under pressure as well as coping with major life and career transitions.
My practice specializes in working with athletes, actors, musicians, public speakers and other business professionals who must perform under pressure or who are experiencing a life transition and struggle with moderate to severe anxiety and/or depression.
Call or Email Barbara Steele Martin for a free phone consultation now - (617) 446-3066


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • License No. and State: 7128 Massachusetts


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • First Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Barbara Steele Martin's Groups

On-Site Performance Psychology Workshop

Stay Calm under Pressure! Think like a Winner! In this on-site workshop, Barbara works with participants in reducing their fears and breaking the cycle of anxiety and avoidance so they can perform at their optimal level. Barbara has a firsthand understanding of the psychological rigors involved in performing under pressure. She was a competitive figure skater, a US Figure Skating Gold medalist in Pairs and Freestyle, and a professional figure skater for over 10 years. Barbara's workshop has helped numerous individuals gain the confidence they need. Inquire now to book your on-site workshop!

More about this group


  • Sport & Performance Psychology
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016
Barbara Steele Martin, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Boston

Barbara Steele Martin

Counselor, MA, LMHC