Cambridge, MA 02139
529 Summer Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Distress due to work difficulties
- Relationship issues
- Compulsive behaviors
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Student concerns
- Major life transitions
- Death and dying process
- Existential challenges / crises
- Family issues
Dr. Jeremy Clyman is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in anxiety, depression, OCD and panic, as well as distress due to romantic and work difficulties, and major life transitions. He also specializes in healthy adapting to trauma, divorce, and the death/dying process. Dr. Clyman sees teenagers, young adults, students, and adults, and works through a cognitive-interpersonal lens. His treatment approach is integrative, drawing predominantly from behavioral therapies such as CBT, DBT and ACT.
Dr. Clyman received his bachelor's from Union College, and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. He provided clinical services to veterans while on internship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA hospital, and he worked with high-conflict divorced families as a post-doctoral fellow at the Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service. He has published articles in academic journals on LGBT issues, and writes about Psychology in Cinema for various publications.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Death and dying process – Assess mood, mental functioning and pain; provide end-of-life counseling to the dying and their families; and advocate for good medical care
Divorce – How to talk to children about divorce, coparenting, communication in the post-separation process
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Student concerns – Working with college and graduate students on adjusting to school, work-life balance, academic issues
Major 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
Distress due to romantic and work difficulties
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Family issues – Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
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
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Berklee College of Music Student Insurance (BCBS)
- 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)
- Individual psychotherapy: $160/session
- Group therapy: $45/session.
For clients with BCBS: Clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are responsible only for co-pays and deductibles. Payment is due at the time of your meeting.
For clients with insurance other than BCBS: Our services may still be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee-benefit plan. Most PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that will cover some percentage of the cost. If you have an HMO from a company other than BCBS, most likely your insurance will not cover our services and you would need to pay directly.
Message to clients
"Our therapy starts with a focused and collaborative exploration of your core goals and deepest hopes. I blend validation, insight-based feedback and skills-building into a treatment plan rooted in evidence-based research. I also strive to construct an engaging, productive and unconditionally warm/accepting environment for my clients within which to pursue greater skillfulness, health, and happiness."
Acceptance 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.
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)
Dialectical 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)
Education and work experience
Kendall Psychological, Psychologist, 2015 - Present
Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service of William James College, Postdoctoral fellow, 2013 - Present
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial, Clinical intern, 2012 - 2013
Yeshiva University, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2012
Union College, BA, 2005