Charisma Counseling

James Lenfesty, M.S. LMHC

a beautiful sunset over the Boston skyline is always a moment to reflect on the blessings of today.

The fact that people are unique and have their own personality cannot be helped by only one type of psychotherapy. Getting to know each individual and what their needs are is so specific to their personality, situation/life circumstances, and unique experiences. These shape our lives and impact our relationships. Psychotherapy should be helpful whether one needs an empathetic listening ear or in navigating the most challenging of circumstances.

The majesty from a mountain top experience is always glorious, where most feel happy, safe, and secure. It is a place where one can practice the mindfulness process, and even contemplate what is in the valley. It is these valley's when the individual seems to need help navigating the valley's many challenges...psychotherapy is one way to face these challenges and feel supported.


James Lenfesty, LMHC is a graduate of a small Catholic college in Vermont, completing his Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011. For the first seven years post-graduation he worked full time in private practice psychotherapy where he specialized in treating people with opioid dependence. He also treated people with major mental illness, PTSD, LGBTQIAA folks, as well as a group of people who were struggling with mood and/or personality disorders.

In the later part of 2018, he moved to Boston. In all, he has worked in mental health for 15 years after changing career paths. The new path led to what he feels is his true calling, to help people navigate challenges of their lives. He has worked inpatient psychiatry, outpatient, and residential.

He specializes in marginalized populations; especially LGBTQIAA persons, trauma survivors, people who struggle with substance use, and people of color. Some topics especially close to his heart are religious trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, substance use, and problems of difference (being different).