About Jim Brightman, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who works primarily with children, adolescents, young adults and families.  I specialize in treating clients with autism, ADHD, processing and learning differences.  I also treat clients affected with executive functioning deficits.

I graduated from Simmons University in 2008 with a Master of Social Work.  Although I have extensive experience as a private practice therapist, my specialty has been working with clients in-home and also in a school-based setting.  I am based out of Newton (where I live) and serve clients in many of the surrounding towns.

I partner with parents for maximum success for their children.  While my core group of clients have an age range between 8 to 20 years, I have also worked with younger and older clients.


  • Graduated Simmons University in 2008 with a Master of Social Work.
  • Extensive experience working in a variety of settings including home, office, school and community.
  • Based out of Newton covering a 15-20-mile radius.
  • Travel to where you need me.
  • Home-based therapy and therapeutic support.
  • Extensive experience working with clients developing and building confidence in their skills and interpersonal interactions.
  • Experience working as a professional in the private sector.
  • A wide variety of specialized experience to draw from for advocacy and educational consulting goals.
  • Partnering and coaching with parents.
  • I enjoy golf, the outdoors, sports, humor, reading, learning, music, community service, family and friends.


Jim Brightman, LICSW

Based in Newton, Massachusetts and serving the Greater Boston and MetroWest areas.