Jennifer L DeSouza

Jennifer L DeSouza


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
East Arlington, MA Accepting In-person
Updated December 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression

Professional statement

Jennifer DeSouza, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker based in East Arlington, MA. Jennifer sees clients 18 years of age and older and offers session remotely and in person to meet the needs of today's busy schedules. In addition to individual work she also offers group psychotherapy.

Clients come to Jennifer seeking to address issues related to mood and anxiety, to manage curent challenges and to adaptively cope with relationships and unresolved childhood experiences. Her clients may have a sense that past experiences continue to impact their current life, relationships and ability to feel connected and satisfied in their lives. They may have engaged in others therapies that didn't seem helpful.

Jennifer promotes meaningful change by creating a collaborative enviornment coupled with a warm, interactive approach. Her theraputic approach is eclectic and she utilizes techniques drawn from somatic experiencing, attachment theory and psychodymanic psychotherapy. Through collaboration with the client Jennifer emphasizes the theraputic relationship as an agent for change. She places importance on connecting the mind and body to promote an integrated experience.

Jennifer has 20 years experience as a clinician and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist. She has participated in a significant post graduate training in attachment theory, relationship dynamics, group therapy and trauma informed care. Her office is located in East Arlington and is accessible by public transit. Jennifer see clients on-line and in-person depending upon preference.

Message to clients

Clients often seek me out after years of suffering from difficult feelings that may include guilt, shame and self critical thoughts. They often present with low self confidence, conflicted feelings and can have difficulty connecting to their authentic self. I address these concerns with an emotion focused lens. We spend time understanding your experiences, preferences and desires for healing. I firmly believe that an attuned psychotherapy relationship can heal trauma sustained in past relationships. I work experentially, not as an expert but an ally. Together we will pay attention to the emotions, patterns and reaction that maintain symptoms such as low mood and anxiety. We will connect historical experiences that drive present ways of relating and discuss them in the context of the therapy.


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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


  • Adults (24+)


Jennifer DeSouza 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (90min)
  • Group sessions: $70 (75min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

I also accept payment through Health Savings Plans (HSA's). I provide a Superbill for reimbursement from your insurance plan.


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 10-7
  • Tue 12-6
  • Wed 11 am-5
  • Thu 11:00 am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat 9a-12p
  • Sun none

East Arlington, MA practice
259 Massachusetts Avenue 1st Floor, Suite 4, Arlington , Massachusetts 02474
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-7
  • Tue 2-6
  • Wed 11-4
  • Thu 11-7
  • Fri 10-6
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Social Worker Department of Psychiatry, 2010 - Present
Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Director of Group Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, 2018 - 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Coordinator of Group Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, 2016 - 2018

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Completed One Year Fellowship Program, 2017
Certified Group Psychotherapist , National Certificate, 2015
Boston College School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, 1999
Simmons College , Bachelors in Psychology, 1997


Massachusetts: 110660



Therapy Groups

Jennifer L DeSouza
Interpersonal Therapy Group

A mixed gender, in person process group open to all genders and orientations. Meeting weekly in East Arlington from 7:30 pm-8:45pm. Ages range from late 30's-late 50's.