About Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.
In 35 years as a psychologist, I’ve been fortunate to help many individuals, couples and families through challenging moments in their lives. I’ve come to appreciate the myriad ways my clients draw on their strengths to face adversity and grow through it. Through our creative collaboration, they understand themselves more deeply and take positive steps toward achieving their goals. In the context of a trusting, collaborative relationship, I am active and interactive, asking thought-provoking questions, listening carefully, reflecting, making suggestions and providing support.
My work is informed by psychodynamic and psychospiritual principles. I seek to understand how my clients have been influenced by their life experience and early primary relationships. I also seek to understand their values and how they find meaning in their lives. This provides the larger life context for understanding the specific issues they choose to work on with me.
I also utilize experiential techniques that catalyze rapid transformation and personal growth, such as hypnotherapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), mindfulness, and mind-body movement, breathing, and meditative practices. These evidence-based techniques tap into our innate capacity to learn and create new patterns of thinking, feeling and behavior.
I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University and completed a clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. I completed a 4-year training program in spiritual psychology at the Concord Institute in Concord, Massachusetts and a training program in executive and personal coaching at the College of Executive Coaching.
Over the years I have engaged in intensive training in the techniques mentioned above, as well as other approaches, which allows me to provide a customized approach that best meets the needs of the individuals I work with.
I provided psychotherapy and ran programs for mental health agencies in the Boston area in the 1980’s and for four years was the Director of Psychological Services for a holistic health center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. From 1993 to 2020, I was the Director of Life Management at Canyon Ranch, a world-leading health resort in Lenox, Massachusetts. Since 1999 I have been a consultant to business-owning families and for 10 years, I consulted to executives and business-owning families in the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School.