Jessica Nargiso,Ph.D.

Jessica Nargiso,Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $200-225 a session
Free Initial Consultation


Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

My Approach to Helping

On the outside things look like they are going great for you, so why don’t you feel better? You thought things would fall into place once you graduated, landed the job you wanted, or met that next relationship milestone but instead things feel overwhelming and definitely harder than you thought they'd be. Maybe you are constantly in your head, wondering about the perfect choice to make or how to keep everyone in your life happy. It can feel easier to stay stuck than to really spend time examining where things got off track and how to get back on track, or even why do you feel like there a track you need to be on ... Things that may have worked in the past aren’t working for you any longer. For some of you, you are realizing that those drinks at the end of the day or the marijuana to help you unwind are starting to feel less like solutions and more like things that are keeping you stuck.

I love working with folx who are self-reflective and who enjoy processing things out loud so we can explore together the unhelpful patterns that are playing out in your life right now. Sometimes this is looking at the beliefs you have developed about your self or the world ("I am not good enough, smart enough, attractive enough, etc.") and clues can be often be found in our experiences growing up, or in a toxic relationship or job that made a lasting impact on you. Other times we will look to understand other barriers to you living the life you want.

More Info About My Practice

I am an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Staff Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. I have over a decade of experience treating anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, as well as substance use concerns. I have a lot of experience working with young adults (18-29), as well as adults.

I also have specialized training working with parents and other family members of individuals with substance use disorders. I am one of a few psychologist nationally who is trained in CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) which has good demonstrated success helping parents or other family members help their loved one make changes in their substance use and engage in treatment for their substance use problems. I also provide clinical consultation andor supervision to clinicians who are feeling stuck or uncertain about how to address substance use issues when they arise in the course of therapy.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

* Depression and other Mood Disorders
* Anxiety
* Life Changes and Transitions
* Substance Use Problems Addiction- helping individuals maintain recovery, or explore goals of moderation when appropriate
* Young Adult Issues-extensive experience working with Young Adults (18-29)
* Parent- Family Coaching to help get a child or other family member into treatment for addiction issues

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults, and adults, parents

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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