Jennifer Pugh, Therapist in Needham, Massachusetts — Zencare
Jennifer  Pugh
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Jennifer Pugh

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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Needham Heights, West Roxbury Not Accepting In-person

Current availability for individuals and couples.

Updated November 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Jennifer Pugh is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) serving individuals and couples throughout Massachusetts. Jennifer has expertise in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and acute distress resulting from life transitions, relationship issues, and impactful life events. Jennifer promotes the creation of meaningful change and lasting psychological growth by providing all clients regardless of identity, background, or circumstance with a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Trained in several cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches, Jennifer specializes in both short- and long- term treatment interventions. Her treatment also is highly individualized to ensure that each client receives tailored care to best meet their needs. For short-term therapy, Jennifer focuses on collaborative coping strategy development and active treatment engagement to effectively target client-identified goals. For long-term therapy, Jennifer and her clients engage in exploratory work to develop deeper insights, greater self-awareness and a strengthened sense of self.

Jennifer earned her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and maintains a lifelong commitment to continuing education to further her expertise in support of her clients. She has experience in working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is passionate about providing culturally competent mental health treatment. When Jennifer is not engaged in her full-time private practice, she is teaching clinical courses at Boston College and is leading resiliency workshops across the country.


Message to clients

To acknowledge that you are experiencing something that may benefit from professional support is a powerful first step. You may be noticing changes in your mood, behaviors, or personality as a result of the stressors you currently face or have faced. Too often, we attempt to tackle our greatest insecurities or challenges alone. Together in session, you will never feel alone. You will feel respected, heard and supported as we navigate the issues that bring you into treatment. With my collaboration and support, you can develop the skills you need to cope with life's stressors and ultimately achieve lasting psychological growth. No question or concern is too great or too small - please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to working with you.


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)

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

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

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jennifer Pugh 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: $160 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

While I am a private pay clinician, many of my clients with PPOs are successful in obtaining significant reimbursement for their treatment with me. Please feel free to contact me directly or visit my website (jppsych) for more information.


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 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Needham Heights practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Roxbury practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

JP Psychotherapy LLC, Private Practice, 2022 - Present
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Part Time Faculty , 2021 - Present
VA Boston Healthcare System, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2022
VA Boston Healthcare System, Psychiatric Social Worker, 2015 - 2018

Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, IBCT Certification , 2022
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT Certification , 2021
Interpersonal Psychotherapy , IPT Certification, 2018
Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI), Academic Fellow, 2017
Boston College, Master of Social Work, Clinical, 2015
Boston University, BA in Psychology, 2013


Licensure

Massachusetts: 121251


Languages

English