Jennifer  Taub

Jennifer Taub

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Jamaica Plain practice (updated November 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • ADHD and behavioral issues
  • Trauma
  • EMDR

Professional statement

Dr. Jennifer Taub is a psychologist in Jamaica Plain, MA with over 20 years of experience Dr. Taub specializes in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, couples therapy, communication issues, relationships, ADHD, LGBTQ+ identity issues, and trauma. She takes an active, collaborative, and supportive approach to her work, and works together with clients to identify the approach best suited to their needs.

Dr. Taub's background is in both clinical and academic work, and she has researched and been published in the areas of school violence prevention, parent empowerment, youth resilience, and bisexuality. She is a queer, poly, and kink-friendly therapist, end enjoys supporting individuals exploring their gender and sexual identity. Dr. Taub is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, a structured approach for couples that focuses on communication skills, active listening and empathy. Couples focus on identifying their shared relationship vision, re-romanticize their relationship, and learn to connect in ways that bring them closer.

Dr. Taub sees children, teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, couples, families, and parents in her private practice, and is particularly excited about working with children, twenty-somethings, and recent grads. In her practice, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, mindfulness practices, Psychodynamic therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). She is also EMDR certified.


Message to clients

Individuals: I have experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, and managing family and work life to be less stressed and more content with life. I tend to take an active, collaborative and supportive approach to my work. Because I have training and experience in a variety of evidence based treatments, we will work together to identify the approach best suited to your needs. The goal is to help you feel better!
Parents: No one knows your child better than you, and no one spends more time with your child than you. I tend to take an active, collaborative and supportive approach to my work, employing a coaching approach to working with parents. We will work together to envision the family relationships you would like to have, and I will support you in getting there using a strengths-based approach. I can be available to work with you between sessions via phone and text, when crises or concerns arise, to support you in the moment. I have experience working with a variety of family configurations, stepfamilies, and LGBTQ families.
Children: Is your child defiant, aggressive and difficult? Does your child have worries that get in the way of her happiness? Is he feeling sad or disconnected from friends? These are problems we can help with. The younger your child is, the more time I will spend with you as a family. For school aged children, I will work individually with the child, but have regular check ins together to enhance positive communication, and to support parents in learning new ways to support your child.
Adolescents: Work with adolescents starts from a youth-centered and strengths-based approach. For youth struggling with depression or anxiety, I take an interpersonal focus with specific skills taught as needed, such as understanding how negative thoughts influence behavior, mood tracking, and mindfulness. For youth with Executive Functioning challenges, we will focus on specific systems and skills to support time management, planning, and organization.
Couples: Why did you choose your partner? What childhood wounds do you carry with you into your adult partnerships? How do those wounds impact your day to day interactions? Are you stuck in cycles of blame? Do your relationship conflicts follow you to the bedroom? We will work together to helping you move from unhealthy cycles of blame and reactivity, to ones of increased understanding, empathy and intimacy with your partner. Using the frameworks provided by Imago therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, you will improve communication skills and your empathic responses so that you have a deeper and more rewarding relationship. I am experienced in working with a diverse range of couples and families, including LGBTQ and poly-identified couples and families.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, panic disorders, OCD, specific fears and phobias

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Communication - Gaining concrete strategies to improve communication at home, work, and school

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

ADHD and behavioral issues - Managing ADHD (and other behavior challenges) and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

EMDR - EMDR is a trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities. In addition to other therapeutic techniques, the therapist leads the client in a series of lateral eye movements while focusing on a difficult memory, reducing any overwhelming feelings connected to past experiences, and allowing for emotional healing


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200
  • Couples sessions: $180 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $180 (55min)

Therapist's note

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

Dr. Taub cannot accept the Tufts Public plans; she accepts Tufts Commercial plans only.


Location(s)

Jamaica Plain practice

65 Cornwall Street

Boston, MA 02130

Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Taub Psychotherapy, Psychologist, 2003 - Present

Beacon Clinical Research, Sub-Investigator, 2015 - Present

Vive Family Support Program, Parent Coach and Therapeutic Mentor, 2013 - Present

Taub Evaluation Consulting, Independent Evaluation Consultant, 1999 - Present

Heading Home, Director of Individual Services, 2013 - 2014

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certification

Harvard Medical School, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2000-2002

University of Vermont, PhD, 2000

Oberlin College, BA, 1991


Languages

  • English