My name is Jessica Perry and I hold a B.S. from Union College in psychology and a minor in art history. I received my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Throughout my graduate studies, I also trained in a wide variety of clinical settings including an adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit, a college counseling center, a community mental health center for adults, and provided group therapy in an adolescent substance abuse detox unit. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center working with adolescents, adults and their families.
I was trained eclectically, meaning that I am comfortable with and use a variety of approaches depending on each individual's presenting issue and personality. I tend to use aspects of psychodynamic, relational, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy.
I enjoy working with a wide range of individuals including adolescents and adults of all ages. I specialize in eating disorders and am a member of the Multi-service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA), and I also have experience treating individuals with a variety of concerns including life transitions, depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, trauma, borderline personality disorder, and self-injury.
For more information about psychotherapy and the structure of a session please see the psychotherapy page.
My Massachusetts license number is 9569.