About Dr. Masten

Hanover Square Psychotherapy is the private practice of James Masten, PhD, LCSW.  Dr. Masten works with young, midlife and older adults – men and women, straight, gay and questioning, from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who are seeking help with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, compulsions, recovery, health, work, self-esteem, image, identity, aging, sexuality and relationships.

Dr. Masten has three decades of experience in the field of psychotherapy.  He has been on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty at New York University School of Social Work, and has provided clinical consultation for Yale University, Duke University and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Masten is the author of Aging with HIV (Oxford University Press, 2011) and has written several professional journal articles on health, mental health, trauma and coping.  To learn more about Dr. Masten’s work in the field of HIV/AIDS go to AHAProject.org.


Psychotherapy is most successful in an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and non-judgemental support.  I use my training and experience to provide guidance for people wishing to remove blocks to personal and professional fulfillment, develop greater insight, and confront negative patterns of behavior.

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
― Marcel Proust