Growing up and parenting, even under the best circumstances, are full of challenges. When you or your child is struggling, it makes each of those challenges even more difficult. I specialize in helping adults and children navigate these difficult times whether they are brought on by life stressors, grief, behavior patterns, or illness. I work with individuals and their families to evaluate their circumstances, to provide personalized recommendations, and to address their concerns so that they may return to a more comfortable, peaceful way of life. - Dr. Jennifer Koch
Dr. Jennifer Koch is an adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist offering psychotherapy and medication management in downtown Lexington, MA. She works collaboratively with adults, young adults, children, and adolescents as they navigate the stressors of difficult times. In addition to learning about a client’s particular concerns, Dr. Koch pays close attention to sleep, nutrition, connection, and exercise to help work towards overall wellness. She supports positive changes with talk therapy and medication as indicated.
Dr. Koch enjoys working with clients of all ages. One focus of her practice is in working with clients to help manage anxiety, irritability, and depression. She draws upon cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy and other evidence-based approaches to evaluate circumstances and provide gentle guidance. In conjunction to her individual work with children and adults, she works with parents to offer parenting support, address concerns, and personalize recommendations.
Dr. Koch completed residency in Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
General wellness - A holistic approach to care, exploring multiple aspects of health such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, social life/ relationships, career, spirituality, and self-esteem
Child psychiatry - Working with children to develop specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues
Medication management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions
School and family stressors - Supporting children and families through various stressful life events and transitions
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Psychiatry Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Newton Wellesley Hospital Child Psychiatry and PACT, 2014 - Present
Massachusetts General Hospital & McLean Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2012 - 2014
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency, 2009 - 2012
Yale Medical School, Research Assistant, 2002 - 2005
New Jersey Medical School, Humanism Scholar, 2009
Dartmouth College, 2002