Dr. Jennifer H. Bourgoin, Psy.D.
Preferred Name: Jen
Hi! I am currently unable to accept new clients. I will update this when I have new availability. My areas of expertise include helping adults (ages 18+) who are seeking therapy for: college/graduate mental health, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, stress management, support with making health behavior changes, and/or living with chronic illness (e.g. Lyme, CFS, IBS, Fibromyalgia). Using an evidence-based, integrative approach to psychotherapy, I utilize skills-focused therapies (such as CBT and DBT) combined with a strong Psychodynamic (insight-oriented) framework. I am also trained in EMDR, which is a helpful tool for processing traumatic memories. As a Health Psychologist, I use the “biopsychosocial model”, a perspective on human wellness that views the mind and body as being connected. My sessions often incorporate attention to this connection via introducing mindfulness and relaxation-based strategies and/or supporting your health goals around improving sleep, nutrition, or physical activity habits. Psychotherapy is a collaborative, goal-oriented process of talking and experiencing emotions in a safe, affirming space. My therapy style is warm, genuine, and solution-focused. Using empathy and expert knowledge, I will guide you through exploring your concerns and vulnerabilities and help you to cultivate self-compassion and stronger coping abilities.
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
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident