Jennifer Shaw

I work with:

Children, adolescents, young adult, adults, couples

My areas of expertise include:

  • Individuals and couples facing relationship challenges including separation and divorce
  • LGBT and sexuality exploration work
  • Social oppression and stigmatization
  • Parents of children with special needs
  • Parents adjusting to parenthood
  • Mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, grief
  • Trauma
  • Young adults adjusting to college and other life transitions
  • Young parents
  • Strength-based, relational, attachment, CBT, trauma-focused, DBT, psychodynamic, psycho-education

Get to know me:

Making the decision to enter therapy is an important one.   I utilize strength-based ideology that focuses on what is going well, and then leverage resources the person or couple has to navigate life challenges; it is a collaborative process.  I often use rational and attachment frameworks in my practice and feel that appropriately placed humor can help in the healing process. I have over 20 years’ experience working in the field of mental health in an Early Intervention program, outpatient clinics and in a hospital as supervisor of the child and adolescent psychiatric units. As a therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and couples including gay, lesbian and transgender. I also have extensive experience working as a supervisor and administrator of mental health programs.

I look forward to working with you.

My Professional training:

Simmons College, BA psychology and sociology
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW