Virginia R. Youngren, Ph.D.
Psychoanalysis | Psychotherapy | Telehealth
I hold a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in English literature (Nineteenth Century Studies) and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. I did my Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital. I have experience in behavioral medicine and in short- and long-term psychotherapy and psychoanalysis of adults and adolescents.
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.
Our services use technology that allows us to communicate using an Internet connection instead of a regular phone line.
One of the goals of psychoanalysis is to help people examine and become conscious of self-defeating patterns in behavior and relationships.
I’m a clinical psychologist licensed as a Health Care Provider in Massachusetts.
I’m also a psychoanalyst, a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and at the Harvard Medical School.
Within the field of psychology, I have a special interest in Anxiety, with a particular focus on individual performance anxiety as it affects work, relationships, and self-esteem. Public figures do battle with anxiety under the watchful gaze of the public. But many others suffer from the watchful gaze of their own internal audience, who can be ruthlessly and relentlessly critical.