Seeking a Psychologist in Boston? Meet Julia Gefter, PhD

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Julia is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and considers Boston home. She received her BA in psychology from Boston University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. Julia views therapy as an active and collaborative process of working towards therapeutic goals. She genuinely cares about her clients' concerns and goals, and works to help them gain not only relief, but also the ability to live as fully and happily as they wish. Her style is warm, empathic, and practical, and she uses humor when appropriate.

Julia has six years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples with complicated backgrounds and situations. She has provided counseling to clients who are struggling with a wide variety of life stressors and mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship conflict). Her practice is respectful and accepting of people from all walks of life, and she is committed to providing LGBTQ affirmative therapy.

Julia's research interests and publications are on the topic of recovery from interpersonal trauma (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse), and she is nationally certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, one of the most effective treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder and related depression. In addition to therapy, Julia also offers psychological assessment services for adolescents and adults. Assessment clients seek Julia's services for several reasons, including learning issues, ADD/ADHD evaluations, and assessments of intellectual functioning (IQ). Julia provides psychological testing to individuals 13 and older.

Serves clients ages 18 years of age to 100+

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Behavioral Healthcare
  • Compsych
  • Tufts
  • Celtic Care
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Pyschotherapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Entitlement
  • Loss or Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Divorce