Excellent psychotherapy offers a deep appreciation for an individual's thoughts, emotions and wishes. Within the framework of a safe and trusting therapy relationship, individuals can gain the understanding and skills needed to make changes toward a more fulfilling life. Regardless of what brings a person to therapy-a desire for deeper understanding of self, alleviation of symptoms, or help responding to an internal or interpersonal conflict-good therapy facilitates an individual's inherent capacity for growth and resilence.
My clients have described me as warm, open, easy to talk with and respectful. I enjoy working with clients from a broad range of ethnic, international, professional and cultural backgrounds. My work includes a wide range of people including adults, college students, LGBTQ, heterosexual clients, and couples.
In addition to my private practice, I am on the clinical staff at the Brandeis University Counseling Center and academic staff at Salem State University.
Call or Email Jennifer Dotson for a free phone consultation now - (617) 420-7461


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
  • License No. and State: 9348 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • PPO & Indemnity Plans
  • Tufts
  • United Behavioral Health Plan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015
Jennifer Dotson, PsyD, Psychologist in Boston

Jennifer Dotson

Psychologist, PsyD