Young adults / college
students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
College and graduate students
Dr. Jeanne Choe-Arrieta is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She specializes in anxiety, depression, academic challenges, mindfulness, and multicultural issues. She sees young adults (ages 18-24), college students, adults, parents, and couples.
Before private practice, Dr. Choe-Arrieta was a psychotherapist at Fordham University, where she worked with many international students struggling with the adjustment to a new environment and academics. She helps international and immigrant clients balance the values of their home of origin while adopting a new culture.
Dr. Choe-Arrieta emphasizes a collaborative environment with her clients with the underlying belief that each client is an expert on themselves. Through this self awareness, clients are an integral part of their own therapy, and direct their own progress. Dr. Choe-Arrieta utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Psychoanalytical Therapy, and Supportive Therapy to give her clients the best possible environment to succeed.
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
Multiculturalism – Includes helping immigrants to adjust to new cultures and focusing on challenges with straddling two cultures
Mindfulness – Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston College Student Insurance
Harvard Student Insurance
Lesley University Student Insurance
MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan
Northeastern University Student Insurance
Initial session: $180
Ongoing sessions: $180
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapists: Dr. Choe-Arrieta can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
“I provide a welcoming, warm, and interactive psychotherapy space. Together, we explore patterns of thinking, relating, and behavior that may contribute to unfulfilling relationships and problems at school or work. Then we work together toward developing skills to improve your resilience to stress, and increase your sense of connectedness, agency, and purpose.."
Treatment approachesDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Harvard Business School, 2014–2016
Fordham University, Psychotherapist and supervisor, 2008–2012
Jacobi Medical Center, Intern, 2007–2008
Northwestern University, PhD, 2009