Welcome

Welcome to my website! I’m a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist, specializing in food and body issues (binge eating, yo-yo dieting, bad body image), but I help clients with the range of habits (smoking, nail-biting, email checking), anxieties (panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder) and other mental health concerns. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I’ve also got expertise in relationship, career and performance issues. While some clients are solely interested in the powerful tool of hypnosis, many prefer to pick and choose a variety of techniques from mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, among other therapies.

When I’m not seeing clients in my Concord, Massachusetts, private practice or consulting via Skype or telephone, I’m teaching at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, or I’m involved in a writing project. You may have seen my articles in Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, among other magazines and newspapers. Or maybe you heard about my book, The Self-Compassion Diet, from The Boston Globe, MSNBC, NYTimes.com or WBUR. Writing and teaching let me reach people beyond the scope of my private practice.

On this website, you'll discover information about my therapy and consulting services, plus articles, books, audio CDs, videos, newsletters and other resources to help you start taking better care of yourself today.

NEW: Skype Groups For Overcoming Overeating


Why go it alone when support is just a video call away?
For information about Jean's new Skype groups, click here.
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Introducing Jean’s Body Compassion Video Series


Start transforming bad eating habits and body image at once. Watch this.