My Credentials

My Credentials

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.

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.

About My Practice 

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.