Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- ADHD & behavioral Issues
Dr. Jennifer Taub is a psychologist in Jamaica Plain, MA with over 20 years of experience Dr. Taub specializes in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, couples therapy, communication issues, relationships, ADHD, LGBTQ+ identity issues, and trauma. She takes an active, collaborative, and supportive approach to her work, and works together with clients to identify the approach best suited to their needs.
Dr. Taub's background is in both clinical and academic work, and she has researched and been published in the areas of school violence prevention, parent empowerment, youth resilience, and bisexuality. She is a queer, poly, and kink-friendly therapist, end enjoys supporting individuals exploring their gender and sexual identity. Dr. Taub is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, a structured approach for couples that focuses on communication skills, active listening and empathy. Couples focus on identifying their shared relationship vision, re-romanticize their relationship, and learn to connect in ways that bring them closer.
Dr. Taub sees children, teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, couples, families, and parents in her private practice, and is particularly excited about working with children, twenty-somethings, and recent grads. In her practice, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, mindfulness practices, Psychodynamic therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, panic disorders, OCD, specific fears and phobias
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
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Communication – Gaining concrete strategies to improve communication at home, work, and school
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
LGBTQ and gender identity issues– Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Transgender topics – Provides therapeutic support before, during, and after transition
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Boston College Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Harvard Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Lesley University Student Insurance (BCBS)
- MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (BCBS)
- Northeastern University Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Initial session: $200
- Couples & families ongoing sessions: $180 (55min)
- Individual ongoing sessions: $160 (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Taub can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
Individuals: "I have experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, and managing family and work life to be less stressed and more content with life. I tend to take an active, collaborative and supportive approach to my work. Because I have training and experience in a variety of evidence based treatments, we will work together to identify the approach best suited to your needs. The goal is to help you feel better!"
Parents: "No one knows your child better than you, and no one spends more time with your child than you. I tend to take an active, collaborative and supportive approach to my work, employing a “coaching” approach to working with parents. We will work together to envision the family relationships you would like to have, and I will support you in getting there using a strengths-based approach. I can be available to work with you between sessions via phone and text, when crises or concerns arise, to support you in the moment. I have experience working with a variety of family configurations, stepfamilies, and LGBTQ families."
Children: "Is your child defiant, aggressive and difficult? Does your child have worries that get in the way of her happiness? Is he feeling sad or disconnected from friends? These are problems we can help with. The younger your child is, the more time I will spend with you as a family. For school aged children, I will work individually with the child, but have regular check ins together to enhance positive communication, and to support parents in learning new ways to support your child."
Adolescents: "Work with adolescents starts from a youth-centered and strengths-based approach. For youth struggling with depression or anxiety, I take an interpersonal focus with specific skills taught as needed, such as understanding how negative thoughts influence behavior, mood tracking, and mindfulness. For youth with Executive Functioning challenges, we will focus on specific systems and skills to support time management, planning, and organization."
Couples: "Why did you choose your partner? What childhood wounds do you carry with you into your adult partnerships? How do those wounds impact your day to day interactions? Are you stuck in cycles of blame? Do your relationship conflicts follow you to the bedroom? We will work together to helping you move from unhealthy cycles of blame and reactivity, to ones of increased understanding, empathy and intimacy with your partner. Using the frameworks provided by Imago therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, you will improve communication skills and your empathic responses so that you have a deeper and more rewarding relationship. I am experienced in working with a diverse range of couples and families, including LGBTQ and poly-identified couples and families."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (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)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Education and work experience
Taub Psychotherapy, Psychologist, 2003 - Present
Beacon Clinical Research, Sub-Investigator, 2015 - Present
Vive Family Support Program, Parent Coach and Therapeutic Mentor, 2013 - Present
Taub Evaluation Consulting, Independent Evaluation Consultant, 1999 - Present
Heading Home, Director of Individual Services, 2013 - 2014
Harvard Medical School, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2000-2002
University of Vermont, PhD, 2000
Oberlin College, BA, 1991