Dr. Jennifer H. Bourgoin, Psy.D.
Preferred Name: Jen
I provide a safe, affirming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space for you to explore your concerns and vulnerabilities. My passion is helping to nurture hope and recovery in the lives of my clients through supporting healthy behavior changes and emotional healing. My therapy style is warm, genuine, solution-focused, and collaborative. I use an evidence-based, integrative approach to psychotherapy, utilizing skills-focused therapies (such as CBT and DBT) combined with a strong Psychodynamic (insight-oriented) framework. I am EDMR trained and use RemoteEMDR technology for virtual sessions. I help individuals and couples (ages 18+) manage and recover from anxiety, depression, traumas, chronic pain or illness, relationship concerns, addictions or substance abuse issues as well as problems with sleep, body image, self-esteem, and ADHD/organizational difficulties. My speciality in Clinical Health Psychology emphasizes the mind/body connection, and I often incorporate meditation and relaxation strategies into the therapy. I have 11 years of experience working with Boston-area undergraduate and graduate students in college counseling center and outpatient settings. I work with couples on a case-by-case basis.
Education & Experience
Education: Psy.D., specialization in Clinical Health Psychology, William James College (MSPP), 2014 M.A., Clinical Psychology, William James College (MSPP), 2012 B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Clinical Psychology, Keene State College, 2008 Experience: Private Practice, 2017 - Present Clinical Psychologist, Psych Garden, Belmont, MA 2016-2017 Title: Assistant in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Role: Clinical Case Manager, Fernside, McLean Hospital Signature Recovery Program, Princeton, MA, 2015-2016 Post-doctoral Fellowship in Addictions Treatment, McLean Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Belmont and Princeton, MA, 2014-2015 Internship, Boston Behavioral Medicine, Brookline, MA, 2013-2014 Community Residential Counselor, OCD Institute, McLean Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, 2008-2014 Internship, Neponset Health Center Behavioral Health, Dorchester, MA, 2012-2013 Practicum, Arlington School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, 2012-2013 Practicum, Curry College Counseling Center, 2010-2012
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
APA Member, Maine Psychological Association, Massachusetts Psychological Association, EMDRIA member
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Stress Management