Jeffrey Napolitano, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in mathematics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology at Boston College. As a doctoral student, he completed clinical training at Harvard University, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Friends Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Subsequently, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service in Washington, DC. For the past 15 years, he has conducted assessments and psychotherapy, taught, supervised, and overseen training in different universities and private practices.
The core of Dr. Napolitano’s approach is establishing and maintaining a warm, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and supportive relationship with clients. He believes it is important to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and safety where together you and he can thoughtfully consider your experience. He will aim to understand your difficulties and the ways in which those challenges impact your current relationships and life in general. Dr. Napolitano believes that important relationships from the past shape how individuals think, feel, and behave in relation to themselves and others in the present. He will work with you to identify themes in your relationships, assumptions you make about yourself and others, and coping styles you have developed in response to past experiences. With this knowledge, together you and he will identify ways to build on your strengths, experiment with new and different coping strategies, and make meaningful changes.
Dr. Napolitano works with adults, college and graduate students, and adolescents to address a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, low self-esteem, general “stuckness,” sexuality concerns, adjustment to parenthood, career dissatisfaction, academic underachievement, and attention, learning, and organizational difficulties.