Jennifer Brownstein, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
Jennifer  Brownstein
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Jennifer Brownstein

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Psychologist, PsyD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated October 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

*Accepting New Clients* Dr. Jennifer Brownstein is a Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist who is currently providing secure online video sessions. She is committed to working collaboratively with you to create a safe space so that you can embrace your vulnerabilities, foster strengths and increase resilience. She works with a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, self-development, relationship difficulties, divorce and unresolved caregiver relationships. Rather than solely focusing on a diagnosis, she believes that it is important to recognize the whole person, which includes all areas of your well-being. Clients who benefit the most from her services tend to be open and enthusiastic about therapy and want to exercise their reflective capacity to better understand their interpersonal needs and difficulties.

While she considers herself an integrative therapist, she specializes in acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), self compassion and positive psychology. Dr. Jen helps individuals increase their well-being through building their existing internal self care resources, such as self-kindness, core values and character strengths. Her authentic leadership, warmth, and curiosity foster a nurturing safe space for individual and group therapy. She is renowned for her “Self Care Group Workshop”, a resiliency curriculum. She fosters a cohesive group to help group members discover their internal resources and co-create their own self care toolbox.

Dr. Jen has worked for the past several years as a psychologist at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jen pursued clinical training in a variety of hospital, community, and private practice settings, including McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Pain Center, Umass Lowell, and Providence College. With her diverse clinical experience and authentic and compassionate nature, Dr. Jen is passionate about helping adults connect with their values and ignite their curiosity to increase their sense of well-being.


Message to clients

I am committed to work collaboratively with you to create a safe space so that you can embrace your vulnerabilities, foster strengths and increase resilience. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and that it is a true privilege to guide and support them along the way. I look forward to meeting you -Together, we can ignite our curiosity to increase your sense of well-being.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jennifer Brownstein is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Dr. Jennifer Brownstein, Private Practice , 2020 - Present
Cambridge Health Alliance , Psychologist, 2018 - 2020
Harvard Medical School , Academic Appointment, 2018 - 2020
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 - 2017
Boston Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 - 2017
Tufts Craniofacial and Headache Pain Center, Clinical Health Psychology Intern, 2015 - 2016
Tufts University, Teaching Assistant, 2015 - 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychology Research Assistant, 2015 - 2016
Providence College, Clinical Health Psychology Intern, 2014 - 2015
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Psychology Practicum Student, 2013 - 2014
McLean Hospital Pathway's Academy, Psychology Practicum Student, 2012 - 2013

Mindfulness Training for Primary Care, Certified Group Leader, 2019
William James College, PsyD Clinical Psychology , 2016
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, 2014
McGill University, BA Major: Psychology; Minors: Behavioral Neuroscience, Sociology, 2012


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10723


Languages

English

French


Therapy Groups

Jennifer  Brownstein
Self Care Group Workshop

If you are interested in providing yourself with a designated time to focus on yourself in a group setting with people experiencing similar strengths and struggles, please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to learn more about the group.

Jennifer  Brownstein
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

This group is designed to help you learn new skills to deal with difficult thoughts & feelings, identify your values and discover your purpose. Have you been feeling stuck or unfulfilled and want to increase your quality of life? This group is for you!