I am a licensed social worker and certified sex therapist for individuals, couples and families that are dealing with issues that inhibit future growth and happiness. As the founder of Insight Brookline, I am committed to ensuring all clients have a positive and affirming experience. My specialties include infertility, Surrogacy/Adoption/Foster Care, family formation, life transitions/personal growth, men’s issues, military, and GLBTQQIA issues. I also work with people who are dealing with anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment/mood disorders and other concerns. My approach is solution focused, varied and includes a strength based perspective. Narrative therapy, CBT and interpersonal methods are often used.

After earning an MSW from Simmons College and spending time working in intense foster care/adoption and inpatient pediatrics, I worked internationally focused on gestational surrogacy and egg donation for gay men and women, and heterosexual couples/singles facing infertility. Having worked with individuals, couples and families around the world, I bring my International cultural experience to my private practice. I also hold an MS in Communications to support my work in relationship communications. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. My new book, Couples by Intention: Creating and Cultivating Intimacy is due to be released in Fall 2017.
— Elliott

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Based on the highly successful Couples by Intention group led by Elliott, his new book details the journeys of several couples that have learned and grown through the process of working with a couples’ therapist and by attending a 12-week group process with other couples.

THE MANY WAYS OF CONNECTING
TEDxBeaconStreet - 2017

THE MAGIC IN RELATIONSHIPS
An Interview with Elliott Kronenfeld


Credentials

  • Master of Social Work, Simmons College

  • Master of Communications Management, Simmons College

  • Massachusetts LICSW license #116543

  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

  • Member, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, (AASECT)

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

  • Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Mental Health Subgroup, Gender/Sexuality

  • 4-D Integrated Practitioner

  • Certified Strengths Deployment Inventory Facilitator

  • US Army veteran

Presentations/Speeches

 

  • Men and Infertility: Masculinity and Taboo, AASECT Denver. June 2018

  • Sex, Intimacy and Bodies: Creating Connections and Discovering Possibility, NASWMA Symposium. April 2018

  • Surviving Miscarriage, NASWMA Symposium. April 2018

  • Intimate Communication After Burn Injury, American Burn Association. Chicago. April 2018

  • Social and Family Issues in Surrogacy, Men Having Babies. San Fransisco. January 2018

  • Understanding Psychological Concerns in Surrogacy, Men Having Babies. New York. November 2017

  • Maintaining Intimacy and Connection during Infertility, Resolve New England. November 2017

  • Surviving Miscarriage: Living Through Devastation, AASECT Las Vegas. June 2017

  • Couples by Intention: Communicating for Connection (more info...)

  • Professionals Radio Network. Psychotherapy. Listen Here:

  • Surrogacy from Different Perspectives. Resolve New England. November 2016

  • Creating the Language of Intimacy, Phoenix World Burn Congress. October 2016

  • Extraordinary Sex Therapy: Innovative Approaches, Practical Applications, Webinar: November 2015

  • International Association of Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Couples with Intention: Leading group therapy with intact couples, March, 2015

  • Gay Men: Coming Out of Straight Marriages, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, November 2014

  • Coming Out of A Straight Marriage, NASWMA Symposium, April 2014

  • Gestational Surrogacy: When Adoption Isn't Your Option, NASWMA Symposium, March 2012; NASWMA Symposium, April 2014

  • Look Who's Coming Out Now, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, October 2013

  • Gay Parenting, Massachusetts General Hospital, May 2012

  • Talking about Families!,  Tufts University, March, 2012

  • Hispanic/Black Gay Coalition: Creating Families, Panelist, November, 2011

  • Welcome to the Gayby Boom, Lifespan Hospitals Social Worker Inservice, October 2011

  • International Surrogacy, Family Equality Council/RFamily, Florida, July 2011

  • Understanding International Gestational Surrogacy, offered in Belgium, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

  • Understanding Gestational Surrogacy, offered in New York, Texas, Georgia

  • Coming Out Lounge Radio Show, Nurturing relations with Intention  Listen here:  http://bit.ly/1H45kJI

  • Coming Out Lounge Radio Show: Mommy & Mommy, Daddy & Daddy!  Adoption and Surrogacy...here we come! Listen here:  http://bit.ly/1H45kJI

  • Healthy You! Radio Show with Dr Keesha Ewers: UnderstandingIntimacy and Connection! Listen here and here!

Media/Publications