Jane Thorbeck

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I find that most people who come to my office are in distress, and they want to feel better. First we try to ease the distress; then we try to understand more about what is causing it. Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and helpful advisor. Problems such as anxiety, loss, depression, poor self esteem, and difficulty in complex relationships can be solved given the right mix of time, talk, and support. Most people I see are grateful for the relief and valuable insight they gain into their own situations.

In this process I bring to bear 30 years of experience working with adults, both gay and straight, college and graduate students, and couples. I am a psychologist in private practice, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, and on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry.


  • Anxiety
  • Career or work
  • Cross-cultural adaptation
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues


137 West Canton Street
Boston, MA 02118



  • Cost per session: $250
  • A reduced rate may be offered for clients with demonstrated need
  • Accepts private payments and PPO/POS insurance plans from certain insurances as an out-of-network provider 


  • B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Wellesley College 1970
  • M.S. in Counseling, Bank Street College, New York City, 1973
  • Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology, Boston University 1979
  • Graduate, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, 1994