Saul Rosenthal, PhD

Boston Area Health Psychologist

Believing that we are healthiest when we balance the physical, mental and emotional aspects of our lives, Dr. Saul Rosenthal has dedicated more than 20 years to the understanding of mind-body health. 

His integrative approach focuses on combining psychology and physiology to help children, adolescents and adults reduce debilitating anxiety, stress, physical issues and emotional suffering.

Dr. Rosenthal earned his Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1993. He has an extensive background in child, adolescent and adult development. He is a licensed psychologist and a certified health services provider. He is Board-certified in Biofeedback, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Quantitative Electroencephalography. He has expertise in several evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, biofeedback and neurofeedback. 

He interned in pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital of Boston. He also completed an advanced fellowship in Harvard Medical School’s Behavioral Medicine Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Rosenthal is involved in numerous areas of clinical work:

  • He provides advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and treatment of chronic anxiety and medical conditions.
  • He served as Training Director and Biofeedback Coordinator of the Behavioral Medicine Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance and was on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School. 
  • He worked for several years in the Primary Care Behavioral Health service of the Bedford Veterans Association Medical Center, providing treatment to vets, developing programs and training psychology pre- and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • He helped develop a short-term treatment for veterans who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and were later diagnosed with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in primary care.
  •  He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at area institutions including Northeastern University, Tufts, and William James College.

Dr. Rosenthal has presented his research and published numerous articles in professional journals on the development of self-concept and self-esteem, long-term effects of sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence, and complicated grief. He gives talks and training workshops internationally on mind-body health, anxiety, stress management and biofeedback. He also continues to consult with health care, educational and corporate institutions as well as individuals and families. 

He remains committed to ongoing training in order to maintain the expertise necessary for the best treatment for his clients.