Psychologist and Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts Julia R. Gefter, Psychologist

License: Ph.D.

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts Julia R. Gefter, Ph.D.

Julia R. Gefter, Ph.D.

Dr. Julia Gefter is a licensed psychologist providing individual counseling for adults and young adults. She has worked extensively with individuals coming from complicated and diverse backgrounds, and her practice is respectful and accepting of people from all walks of life. Dr. Gefter views therapy as an active and collaborative process of helping clients enhance mindful and compassionate self-awareness, connect with values, sort out conflicts, and develop new skills. Her style is warm, empathic, and practical, and she uses humor when appropriate.

Dr. Gefter has extensive experience with clients who:
Are experiencing depression and/or anxiety
Are encountering challenges navigating recent life adjustments and transitions
Have been survivors of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, and/or bullying
Are experiencing grief or loss
Want to improve the quality of relationships
Are struggling with inner conflict related to perfectionism, people-pleasing, and self-criticism

Dr. Gefter takes an integrative, flexible approach to therapy in which she uses DBT, CBT, Internal Family Systems, strengths-based, and trauma-informed therapies to strive for a unique balance of practical skill building and increased understanding of how past experiences may influence the present.
Dr. Gefter received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Princeton House Behavioral Health, a division of Princeton Health, training in Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy and Women’s Issues. She went on to complete a postdoctoral clinical fellowship in the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, with specialization in intimate relationships and recovery from interpersonal trauma. Dr. Gefter is a telehealth psychologist based out of the Cambridge office.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tufts


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


  • English



Please call us at 781-551-0999 to schedule an appointment with Julia R. Gefter.

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