Saul Rosenthal, PhD


Saul Rosenthal, PhD

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.

Education and Training  

Dr. Rosenthal earned his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire. He later trained as a clinical psychologist at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He has expertise in several evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biofeedback and neurofeedback, as well as in the new fields of Internet addiction and the psychology of the Web. In addition to his Massachusetts license, he is registered to practice in the United Kingdom and holds board certifications in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and Internet addiction.

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

Leadership and Research

Dr. Rosenthal has held leadership positions in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he served as Training Director and Biofeedback Coordinator and as a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He served as a health psychologist and consultant for Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Bedford, MA, and was on the faculty of Northeastern University, Tufts University, and William James College for graduate psychology.

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, technology overuse, and biofeedback.

Beyond Clinical Practice

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

  • He provides workshops for the public, professionals, educators, corporations and other organizations in Internet addiction, stress management and understanding anxiety.
  • He trains and supervises graduate students and health care providers in cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and treatment of Internet addiction, chronic anxiety and medical conditions.
  • He worked for several years in the Primary Care Behavioral Health service of the Veterans Association Medical Center in Bedford, MA, providing treatment to veterans, 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.