Joanna  Ravina

Joanna Ravina

Psychologist, PhD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Brookline, Newton Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 26, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Joanna Ravina is a psychologist in private practice with offices in Brookline and Newton, MA. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and stress management and enjoys working with college students through transitionary times as they navigate academic, relationship, and career challenges. Dr. Ravina also supports adults experiencing depression and anxiety by offering concrete techniques and a deeper understanding of self.

One of Dr. Ravina's approaches is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in which she helps clients build practical skills to recognize and shift negative thought patterns and behaviors. She also draws from psychodynamic approaches, particularly those that focus on relationships. She takes a client-centered approach to therapy and tailors each session to the client’s needs.

Dr. Ravina works with adolescents and adults of all ages, including parents and families. Her practice facilitates open and engaging conversation toward productive change and well-being.


Message to clients

I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I work with adults and older teens on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and stress. People who call me are often feeling overwhelmed or distressed. Many are curious about how therapy could help them. I have extensive experience with a number of different approaches to help you feel better.
I have been seeing clients for many years. I have developed expertise in treating anxiety, depression, and addressing relationship difficulties, parenting, and life stress. I draw from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy (IPT), which focuses on relationships.
Some people are looking to learn skills and coping techniques. Some are looking to understand familiar patterns that are getting in their way. I want therapy to be helpful and targeted to your needs. I can address the here and now--what is on your plate today? What is coming up for you this week? We can focus on these issues to help you manage and feel supported. I also work with people on issues that have been present for some time. We can work to better understand these patterns so that they no longer interfere with things you want in life.
After we have an initial phone conversation, we will meet so that you can tell me about yourself. During our first meeting, I will listen closely to your story--attending to both your difficulties and your strengths and capacities. We will likely meet another time and then together, we will make a plan that best addresses your needs. It is important to me that I offer an environment that feels supportive, safe, and helpful.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Insomnia - Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions

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 - 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

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other




Clientele

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

Insurance

Joanna Ravina 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: $275 (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
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)

Brookline practice
1318 Beacon Street, Suite 9, Brookline, MA 02446
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 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newton practice
825 Beacon Street, Suite 19, Newton, MA 02459
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 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, 2012 - 2014
Private Practice in Ardmore, PA, 2000 - 2002
MacArthur Foundation, Fellow, 1996 - 2000
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 1995 - 1996
Columbia University, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Research Assistant, 1989 - 1991

Temple University, PhD, 1997
Columbia University, BA, 1989


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Dr. Ravina responded right away and has been extremely helpful with my daughter's anxiety and depression!"

- Zencare client • November 2019