Jennifer  Harrison
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Jennifer Harrison

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Accepting Online

Please contact me directly to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. I do have flexibility throughout the week, but it changes. I do not take insurance.

Updated November 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Jennifer brings a winding journey of knowledge to her practice. She often works well with clients who have not been satisfied with standard or traditional talk therapy.

Her therapy approach is holistic, integrative and tailored to the individual. She looks at the whole person, not through a lens of pathology but from a place of being in their environment and how the body, mind and spirit are involved in one's life trajectory. From this perspective, she works with people to identify and enhance their strengths as a foundational tool to address life's problems in day-to-day life. This can include looking at daily habits (diet, exercise, self care), lifestyle, thought patterns, stress management, spiritual wellness, etc. She has a psychodynamic orientation, and draws from attachment-oriented and trauma-informed perspectives that apply broadly.

Fully trained in Somatic Experiencing, she is a body-based trauma therapist and helps clients access sensation in the body as way to process past events without the necessity of classic talk therapy, in a way that helps to restore the nervous system from fight/flight/freeze responses. This therapy is also utilized with clients without trauma history. She incorporates mindfulness approaches as well as conventional modalities.


Message to clients

Every person has the strength and healing wisdom inside them to deal with life's greatest struggles. My job is to help you reconnect to those strengths and reinforce them so that you live your life in a way that is true to you. I view people not through a lens of pathology, but one of strength and optimism.

Therapy is not magic, but sometimes it can feel that way. What is important is the therapeutic match--it is a large predictor of therapeutic success. It is the safety and trust that allows for opening and insight. I encourage all potential clients to explore, shop around, really trust their own inner sense of what feels like a good place to land.

Please reach out to set up a free 15 minute consultation with me directly to discuss working together, or if you have any questions or are curious.


Specialties

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

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

Somatic Experiencing - A trauma-based therapy that addresses the psychological and physical symptoms in the body to process past events and restore the nervous system.

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Insurance

Jennifer Harrison 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)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

US Government, Clinical Social Worker, 2013 - 2020
Community Non Profit, Clinical Social Worker, 2009 - 2013

Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2009


Licensure

Massachusetts: 117441


Languages

English