Zachary Moses, LCSW-C
Zach Moses is a licensed independent clinical social worker specialized in acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention for OCD/anxiety, motivational interviewing for substance use issues, and mindfulness for health psychology. He works with adults suffering with both new and chronic conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. His focus is on using process-based techniques based in applied behavioral science research.
Through a functional analysis, Zach works collaboratively with each person to develop a treatment plan that moves them towards their values and goals in order to increase quality of life.
Zach went to school at Northeastern University for his undergraduate psychology degree and Boston College for his Master of Clinical Social Work. He then trained in settings varying from inpatient, partial hospitalizations, residential, and primary care behavioral health. He spent years working at the Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) at McLean Hospital as both a counselor and residential house manager. His style is aimed at establishing strong therapeutic relationships quickly and deeply as these are the keys to treatment success and satisfaction.
Zach joined Boston Pain Care at the beginning of 2018, gaining expertise in the behavioral treatment of complex medical conditions, including low back pain, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and insomnia. He is interested in the intersection between medical and psychiatric care through education and advocacy.
Throughout the year Zach speaks at universities, hospitals, and other care facilities about ACT for Chronic Pain, including Tufts, William James College, and North Carolina State University. In addition, he spoke last year at the International Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder conference on the role of intellectualization in treatment.
Outside of therapy, Zach focuses his time on cooking, camping, and hiking. One of his major life goals is to travel to all the National Parks.