Teresa  Spillane
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Teresa Spillane

Psychologist, PsyD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Jamaica Plain Accepting In-person

I have occasional Saturday morning hours.

Updated November 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Perinatal mental health
  • Postpartum adjustment
  • College mental health
  • Physician mental health
  • Psycho-oncology

Professional statement

Dr. Teresa Spillane is a psychologist in Boston, MA specializing in perinatal mental health, postpartum adjustment, physician mental health, college mental health, and psycho-oncology. She utilizes psychodynamic therapy to give her clients a flexible, eclectic, and productive approach to mental health.

Dr. Spillane has particular expertise in helping new and expecting mothers with the emotional and mental challenges of the transition to motherhood. She understands the emotional impact of having a child, and works diligently with her clients to ensure they feel supported and confident in parenthood. In addition to this specialty, she enjoys working with young adults, college students, and older adults.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Spillane has worked in several hospital settings and as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.


Message to clients

My approach to mental health involves asking, How well can this person love and work? How flexible is this person in coping with difficulty? What is the nature of this person's suffering? I try to address all three areas with compassion, empathy, and good humor. With 25 years of experience working with a variety of people, I find the quality of the therapeutic relationship is often the best predictor of a therapy where a person feels, heard, affirmed, challenged, and helped to heal and grow.


Specialties

Perinatal mental health - Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Postpartum adjustment - Exploring the hormonal, logistical, and emotional challenges that come after having a child

College mental health - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Physician mental health - Dr. Spillane has a special sensitivity to the emotional and developmental needs of physicians, especially those in training. For 15 years, she taught in the "Patient-Doctor" seminar for first and third year medical students at Harvard Medical School

Psycho-oncology - Working with the aspects of cancer that go beyond medical treatment and include lifestyle, psychological and social aspects of cancer




Clientele

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

Insurance

Teresa Spillane 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 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)

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

Location(s)

Jamaica Plain practice
76 Elm Street, #205, Boston, Massachusetts 02130
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-6
  • Tue 10-6
  • Wed 10-6
  • Thu 10-6
  • Fri 10-6
  • 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 10:00am-6pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6p[m
  • Wed 10:00am-6pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 1995 - Present
New England Ob-Gyn, Consulting Psychologist, 2016 - 2019
Pediatric Psych-Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Intern
Isis Parenting, Consulting Psychologist
Harvard Medical School, Faculty
Brandeis University Counseling Center, Fellow
Simmons Cellege Counseling Center, Intern
Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy , Mass. General Hospital, Board Member


Languages

English