Our Psychological Counseling Staff //

Michael A. Ruben, LICSW, BCD

Michael A. Ruben, LICSW, BCD

Contact information:  Back Bay Life Coaching and Counseling


 (617) 657-2636

Mood and anxiety disorders, CBT, Marriage Counseling

I utilize humor with practical applications to assist individuals who are stuck in their lives.   With couples, I help them restore their connection, create greater intimacy and deal with trust and conflict issues that may be interfering in their relationship. I have a BA in psychology from Oberlin College, and an MSW from Columbia University. Formerly, I was on the faculty  at Wheelock College Center for Family Studies.  I am happily married with four children, enjoy running, cooking and baking, yoga, music and learning  the keyboard.

John J. Sheff, PsyD.

John J. Sheff, PsyD.


(781) 248-1085

Mood disorders, anxiety disorders,marital therapy,ADHD


I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and have over 30 years experience with prior internships at Franciscan Children's Hospital and McLean Hospital.  I am interested in the integration of behavioral health and primary care through my work with Harbor Medical Associates. I treat adults and adolescents and senior citizens.   I also provide consultation to physicians to optimize outcomes for shared patients.  My orientation is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness and solution focused therapy.



Michal A. Jablon, Ed.D.

Michael A. Jablon, Ed.D.

Anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults


I am a graduate of Boston University and past instructor in psychology at the Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital.  I have more than 25 years of clinical experience, specializing in anxiety disorders with children and adolescent clients. I believe it is important to work collaboratively with parents and their children to design solutions to change problematic behavior and emotional issues.  In addition, I provide individual therapy to adult clients presenting with a variety of issues.