Colleen  Casey

Colleen Casey

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients; offering reduced fee sessions to frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19 (updated April 17, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Intimacy challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • College mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss

Professional statement

Dr. Colleen Casey is a clinical psychologist in Newton, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma recovery. Dr. Casey particularly enjoys seeing young adults and college students experiencing anxiety from day-to-day life stressors and challenges with perfectionism. She also works with individuals facing relationship or intimacy challenges.

In her private practice, Dr. Casey works with adolescents and adults to resolve conflicts, improve relationships, and build self-esteem. She also has extensive experience with complex trauma; with these clients, she values her ability to form a stable, supportive relationship and provides a safe environment to facilitate the healing process for each individual.

Dr. Casey draws from various theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic theory to give clients the concrete skills to face current challenges while also examining root causes. She utilizes a strengths-based approach, keeping the focus on what is working well for a client and their ability to control and improve their present circumstances.

Dr. Casey received her doctoral degree from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Prior to private practice, Dr. Casey worked in a variety of clinical settings including a college counseling center and an outpatient hospital setting, providing her with the depth and breadth of experience to support clients from all walks of life.

Message to clients

Welcome! Dr. Casey offers a warm, empathetic approach to clients where they can talk about a variety of concerns in a supportive environment. Dr. Casey's areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and difficulties related to trauma. Dr. Casey helps people make successful life transitions, face challenges, and resolve troubling times in their relationships. Dr. Casey draws from various theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and strength-based approaches.


Intimacy challenges - Difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships, avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships

Relationship issues - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; contemplation of separation; breakups, friendships, dating

Perfectionism - Striving for flawlessness, setting unrealistic performance expectations

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges

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

Grief and loss - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief

General expertise


Colleen Casey is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)

Therapist's note

During COVID-19, Dr. Casey is offering reduced fee sessions to frontline healthcare workers for $50-$75/session.

Dr. Casey can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Newton practice

46 Austin Street

Suite 303

Newton, MA 02460

  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Arlington practice

94 Pleasant Street

Arlington, MA 02476

  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Mass General for Children at North Shore Children's Hospital, Neurodevelopmental Center, Outpatient Mental Health, 2011 - 2012

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2011

Suffolk University, MA MS Mental Health Counseling, 2005

University of Connecticut, BA in Psychology, 2002


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