Barbara Steele Martin, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Boston
I am a seasoned licensed clinical therapist who has been in private practice in Boston for over 8 years working with adults, couples and families. In my field, I am an expert at healing and empowering clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions. I view counseling as an interactive and collaborative process that is based on your individual needs. 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 was a professional figure skater, providing me first-hand experience with the debilitating effects of anxiety/depression. I trained at BU's Sport Psychology graduate program and have over 10 years of experience helping individuals manage and succeed in pressure situations such as sports, music, business or public speaking.
Working in the heart of Boston, My practice is made up of business professionals, students and couples. I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to help my clients heal, grow and succeed in finding peace in their life's journey.
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


  • Sports Performance
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sport & Performance Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

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


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017
Barbara Steele Martin, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Boston

Barbara Steele Martin

Counselor, MA, LMHC