Therapy for teens and young adults dealing with anxiety
in Concord and virtually throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire
I am a psychologist licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
My Specialty Areas
Throughout my career, I’ve realized there are a couple of areas that I’m best at working in and enjoy the most. One of those areas is helping adolescents and young adults who struggle with anxiety or OCD. I think one of the reasons I’m drawn to work with people struggling with their anxiety is because it is such a fundamental human experience. I understand and can empathize because I’ve experienced it too. The other reason that I love working with teens and young adults on their anxiety and OCD is because we have great treatments that work! It is so fulfilling to see my clients do these hard things that are so important to them.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Science (B.S) in Educational Psychology from Cornell University
Masters of Science (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University
Doctorate (Ph.D) In Counseling Psychology from Boston College
Clinical Fellowship Training
Harvard Medical School
Boston Medical Center’s Child Psychiatry Clinic
Veteran’s Administration’s Outpatient Clinic
Walker School, Needham, MA
Chelmsford Public Schools
Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
What to Expect During Therapy
People come to therapy feeling as though their anxiety or worry is in charge of their lives - as opposed to being in charge of it themselves!
They worry about things that might happen in the future, often impacting their sleep or other important activities. They spend time playing past conversations in their mind trying to figure out if they could have offended someone/ done a better job.
Often, my clients are avoiding important things out of fear (e.g. doctor's appointments, driving, reaching out to make a friend or begin a relationship, taking on a new role or responsibility).
They are taking care of other's needs and saying yes reflexively, leading to feeling like they have no time to do what they care about and burnout.
They often also say that they are exhausted, stressed, and feel stuck. No one likes feeling so anxious and overwhelmed, but many feel like they don't have the time or mental space to figure how how to make a change.
In therapy with me you will find
A non-judgemental space to focus on what is important to you, identify how you want to show up in your relationships and life
Education about the cycles we often find ourselves in - like the worry / avoidance cycle and the obsession / compulsion cycle
Ways to unhook from difficult thoughts and feelings
Strategies to be more present, connected, and intentional
An opportunity to discover what you value most
Support as you take action towards living the life you want
The types of therapy I use are well researched and effective. If you would like to learn more about them, check out the links below.
You probably have a lot of questions about how all of this works.
We'll start with a free 30 min phone call to ensure that this is the best fit for you.
We'll meet for two intake appointments. The goal is twofold. I want to gain a deeper understanding of what you are struggling with, what you have tired, what works and what hasn't. I want you to get a better sense of me and see if we are a good fit.
We'll work together to create a therapy plan that will work best for you and your goals. You will do the brave work with support, guidance, and compassion from me.
Learn more about what to expect in therapy including answers to FAQs
Learn how anxiety can take a back seat while you
Create the life YOU want
Ask any questions you have about therapy with me in Concord and throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire by calling, emailing, or using the form here:
Julie Heim Jackson, PhD
747 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742