Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
College mental health
Dr. Jon Reeves is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Brookline, Massachusetts specializing in anxiety, depression, spirituality, and male intimacy and relationship challenges. Having worked at many university counseling centers, he has extensive knowledge of the challenges facing college students, graduate students, and early-career professionals. He supports emerging adults as they navigate identity formation, relationships with peers and family members, and academic stressors. He particularly enjoys working with young men, helping them to better understand themselves and work through intimacy challenges.
Dr. Reeves works primarily from a psychodynamic approach to help clients understand their emotions, recognize recurring patterns that cause distress, and empower them to make goal-oriented change. He is passionate about helping clients successfully confront challenges and build resilience through times of adversity.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reeves works as a staff psychologist at Boston University Behavioral Medicine, where he mindfully guides young adults through formative life transitions.
College mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Sex therapy – Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Social skills – Working to improve communication with with family members, in the workplace; conversation skills; peer relations; role playing, e.g., management of stress relating to anxiety or obsessions
Men's health – Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Initial session: $220 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $165/session (50min)
Message to clients
"I offer psychotherapy for individuals, with a focus on college students and young professionals. People seek therapy in times of frustration, suffering, and dissatisfaction--in my practice I take time to understand what brings you in and take a deep, collaborative approach to treatment. Whether you are looking into therapy to deal with a one-time event or to manage a lifetime stressor, together we can facilitate change to help redirect your time and energy from distress towards living a fulfilling life.
My training spans many areas of mental health and I have experience with many problems that bring people to therapy. My particular areas of expertise are those most often encountered by 18-35 year olds, including anxiety and stress, depression, sexuality, and confusion about relationships and careers.
My motto is "caring curiosity." Together we can develop a trusting relationship to help you understand and change what ails you. Please contact me to discuss how we might begin and visit my website to learn more about my practice."
Treatment approachesInterpersonal 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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Boston University Behavioral Medicine, 2017 - Present
Boston College Counseling Center, 2016 - 2017
University of Houston, Clear Lake, 2015 - 2016
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, PhD/MA/MAT, 2016
George Fox University, BA, 2009