Jennifer Strong, Psy.D                                                                                                                             
Licensed Psychologist
 jennifer (at) jenniferstrong (dot) com
617.501.4505
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass.                                                                                                                     
What to Expect


Getting Started

 You may contact me by phone or e-mail to discuss setting up an  appointment. Generally, I am able to respond more quickly via e-mail. 

 If you intend to use your insurance to pay for therapy, it is helpful to  contact your insurance company to verify your mental health benefits  prior to contacting me. Note that I am only in-network with BCBS PPO,  Indemnity, and HMO plans.

 If we decide to work together, please go to the Forms page to read and fill out the necessary paperwork for our first session.

The waiting room

The Process of Ther
apy

During the initial sessions, I will gather general information about you and your current concerns. This will enable us to identify the issues on which to focus. 

Treatment can include open-ended therapy that continues until you feel finished or therapy that lasts for a predetermined length of time. What we decide about how to structure therapy will be our working plan, which can be modified as the need arises. Because I value collaboration in the therapeutic relationship, I encourage you to share your ideas and feelings about treatment.

I usually schedule one 45-minute session per week at a time that we agree upon, although some sessions may be longer or more frequent. I do not typically schedule sessions less often than once per week.

A good connection with a therapist is essential to success. Thus, if we work together, it is important that we have the right fit, both in terms of personality and therapeutic approach.  I encourage you to ask me any questions you have about my style or therapy in general.

If you choose not to pursue psychotherapy with me, or if I do not provide the particular type of therapy that would be most effective for you, I will refer you to colleagues who can provide the appropriate services.