Janna Koretz, PhD

Janna Koretz
Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients (updated March 7, 2017)

Dr. Koretz is an extremely talented and experienced clinician, who has built a remarkably successful clinical practice... The most impressive thing about the practice is the very personalized and practical approach they take with each patient..."

- Dana Sarvey, MD (2016)

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    About Dr. Koretz

  • Specializes in the differential diagnosis of complex, emerging neuropsychological and psychological challenges
  • Expertise in depression, anxiety, self injurious behavior, suicidality, and relationship issues
  • Eclectically trained in multiple approaches, including CBT and psychodynamic therapy
  • Founder of the group practice, Azimuth Psychological
  • Works collaboratively to meet the specific needs of clients, such as providing innovative support for female entrepreneurs

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Janna Koretz is a clinical psychologist with experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of needs, including depression, anxiety, self injurious behavior, suicidality, and relationship issues. In addition, she specializes in diagnostic clarification and differential diagnosis for complex emerging issues in pre-adolescence and adolescence. She has extensive training in helping people with complicated histories and situations, who may have more than one issue that requires immediate focus.

Trained through an eclectic program, Dr. Koretz integrates many different treatment techniques to inform her construction of useful testing batteries as well as to inform her patient's therapy. These techniques include dynamic, cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and relational therapy, which allows her to bring many different tools to a collaborative relationship in which patients will find the most effective way to reach their goals.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

" I maintain an open, compassionate, and warm environment so that people will feel comfortable and understood while engaging in the assessment and therapeutic process. My goal is to help you in a supportive and caring environment, with an experience that is specifically tailored to your needs.

I want this practice to be a place that is safe and helpful, so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly. "

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Azimuth Psychological, Founder & Licensed Psychologist, 2013-present
Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2012-2013
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012

William James College, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2011
Cornell University, BA, Psychology, 2007

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Adolescent issues – Helping adolescents with mood and relationship issues while also working with parents to better understand adolescence as a developmental stage and how best to help their child
Neuropsychological & psychological testing – Using testing to highlight cognitive functions and emotional difficulties that may be impacting life goals
Differential diagnosis for emerging complex issues – Helping to sort out "whats what" for those struggling with more than one issue or who are unsure what their symptoms mean in terms of possible diagnosis
Business coaching for female entrepreneurs – Navigating the nuances and complexities of entrepreneurship
Creating and maintaining a helpful and warm practice – Dr. Koretz is committed to continually improving Azimuth Psychological to ensure your experience is of the highest quality

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships –  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

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Why would you recommend this therapist? Dr. Koretz is an extremely talented and experienced clinician, who has built a remarkably successful clinical practice. She and her team at Azimuth are dedicated to working with children and adolescents of all ages, afflicted with a variety of mental health challenges. The most impressive thing about the practice is the very personalized and practical approach that Dr. Koretz and her colleagues take with each patient.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Developmental disorders, suspected learning difficulties, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and other mood disorders
— Dana Sarvey, MD (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? Janna and her staff are so warm and inviting to clients. I have referred many clients from my private practice for psychological testing to them. They are super responsive and manage to schedule testing within days of the request. My patients love them! Their reports are extremely thorough and enlightening to families; they are my number one “go to” for psychological services! Thank you Azimuth!
What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? ADHD, anxiety, trauma, depression, PTSD, childhood issues
— Christine E. Smith, Clinical Social Worker and Consultant in private practice (2016)