Kristin Osborn



I teach people how to pay attention and value the wisdom of their emotions, behaviors and thoughts so they can navigate their personal and professional life in a compassionate way that encourages healthy behavior and caring relationships. I offer individual and family therapy, as well as, consultations to health care providers and family owned businesses.

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Vermont and Massachusetts with almost 20 years of experience. I was trained and certified by the founder of Affect Phobia Therapy, Dr. Leigh McCullough, author of Changing Character and co-author of Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. As a Certified APT-Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor, I offer ongoing training and certification in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Boston. I have conducted workshops and presentations in Ireland, Spain, Africa and England.

Currently I am a Lecturer (part time) at Harvard Medical School and serve as the Director of the Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and am the President of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association. I have also co-authored several publication in Affect Phobia Therapy and my first book, Paraverbal Communications in Psychotherapy: Beyond Words will be published in the spring of 2015.