Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D. 
Clinical Psychologist 
Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Feeding and Eating Disorders

I offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and rumination disorder. I primarily draw from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family-based treatment (FBT, sometimes called the "Maudsley" approach). This is because both CBT and FBT are evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, meaning that many research studies have supported their effectiveness.  CBT for ARFID and rumination disorder is newer, but data collection is currently underway evaluating its efficacy. That said, each new therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment, which allows us to collaboratively generate a treatment plan catered to your unique needs. When working with young people, I view parents as a critical asset to the healing process, and actively involve them in their child's care.

Many people find it challenging to enter psychotherapy and to find a therapist with whom they feel comfortable. For this reason, I am happy to offer a free 10-minute phone consultation to prospective patients and their families. You can contact me at (617) 854-7425. Within the first few sessions of therapy, you should have the sense of being understood.  If this is not the case, I can help you find a therapist who is a better fit.

Please note that I do not currently accept insurance in my private practice. However, your policy may have out-of-network benefits which would allow you to work with me. I will provide you with a statement to submit to your insurance company to seek reimbursement. Prior to your first appointment, I can send you additional written information about my practice, including fee structure, billing practices, and availability during business hours and in case of emergency. 

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