Joanna  Ravina

Joanna Ravina

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Newton Accepting In-person
Updated January 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Dr. Joanna Ravina is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and stress management. She frequently works with clients who are navigating academic, career, or relationship challenges. She has worked extensively with adults experiencing new or worsening anxiety. Because this is one of her areas of expertise, Dr. Ravina offers a comprehensive approach that includes concrete techniques known to alleviate anxiety.

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.

Dr. Ravina tailors her approach to each client to ensure that therapy is helpful and targeted to the challenges at hand. Her style is active and engaging and is one that facilitates symptom relief and improved well-being.

Dr. Ravina works with college students and adults of all ages. At this time, she is accepting new clients both online and in-person.

Message to clients

I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I see college students and other adults for issues including anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I also see people for work-related stress. People who call me are often feeling overwhelmed or distressed. They are looking for symptom relief and ways to cope with the stress around them.

I have extensive experience with a number of approaches that alleviate anxiety and depression and help you feel more in control, even under personal or work-related stressful circumstances.

I draw from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy (IPT), which focuses on relationships.

In our first meeting, I will listen closely to your story—attending to what is most bothersome right now and what your goals are. Some people want to learn specific coping skills, especially for managing anxiety. Others are interested in understanding familiar patterns that are getting in their way.

We can address the “here and now" and focus on a current stressful situation and work on reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. We can also take a broader view to help you better understand yourself and your relationships.

It is most important that therapy is helpful and relevant to you. I seek to create an environment where you feel understood and supported. My style is active and conversational. We will work together so that you can feel more in control and more hopeful about yourself and your circumstances.


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


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


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

  • Individual sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Family 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
  • 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


Newton practice
825 Beacon Street, Suite 19, Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 11:30am-6:00pm
  • 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 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 11:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

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


Massachusetts: 10101



Client testimonials

"She was able to thoughtfully listen to my concerns, validate what I had to say, and offer potential avenues for addressing the concerns."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Dr. Ravina responded right away and has been extremely helpful with my daughter's anxiety and depression!"
- Zencare client • November 2019