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Alison Jost(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
New HampshireMassachusettsRhode Island
Anxiety (all anxiety disorders, OCD, perfectionism)-College & graduate student mental health-Divorce & separation- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Women's issues- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Alison Jost is a Boston area-based Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She provides video sessions to clients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Virginia. She specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, perfectionism, college and graduate student mental health, relationship issues (including divorce), grief and loss, and women's issues. Although these are her main areas of focus, she welcomes clients with a wide variety of issues who come from all walks of life.

Alison draws on various therapeutic approaches according to her client's unique interests and needs. In general, she sees therapy as having two parts. One part is gaining insight into why we are who we are. This often involves some exploration of our past. The other part is using these insights to make positive changes -- here and now. This involves learning better ways of coping with stress, clarifying deeply held values, and using mindfulness techniques to relate differently to our thoughts and feelings.

Alison graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in philosophy, and then worked in the field of bioethics for several years. She later worked at the Yale Child Study Center as a research assistant while completing her MSW at nearby Southern Connecticut State University. After graduation, she was selected for a one-year fellowship through Yale's Department of Psychiatry. More recently, she completed a one-year fellowship in psychoanalysis through the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Message to clients

Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just curious to understand yourself better, I believe that going to therapy takes enormous courage. I aim to create a warm, down-to-earth, nonjudgmental space where it's okay to express whatever you're thinking or feeling. I believe that humor can be an important part of the therapeutic process, and my clients appreciate that even difficult sessions sometimes include laughter. In working together, over time you'll find that you have better insight into your unique strengths, challenges, ways of thinking, and behavioral patterns. We'll use these insights, in addition to other tools and techniques, to make your life more manageable and fulfilling. I feel deeply honored to work alongside clients as they do the challenging but rewarding work of therapy. If you feel like we would be a good fit in working together, I encourage you to reach out, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Lifespan Outpatient Psychiatry (Providence, RI), Therapist
Yale Department of Psychiatry (New Haven, CT), Post-MSW Fellow
The Connection Counseling Center (New Haven, CT), Therapist
Private Practice

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, 1-year Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2020
Yale Department of Psychiatry, 1-year Post-MSW Fellowship, 2016
Southern Connecticut State University, Master of Social Work, 2014
Bryn Mawr College, BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2006


Massachusetts: 000123761 - Rhode Island: ISW02650 - Virginia: 0904012796 - New Hampshire: 2548




Anxiety (all anxiety disorders, OCD, perfectionism) - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Alison Jost is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$220 (55min)
  • Initial session:$220 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Professional endorsements

"Alison is such an incredible therapist! She is thoughtful, kind, smart, and seamlessly navigates the delicate balance between supporting and pushing her patients. Having previously collaborated with Alison, I have always been impressed with her insight, and I know our shared patients have found tremendous benefit in working with her."

- Dana Siperstein, MDSeptember 2021

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