Psychologist and Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts Jyothi Ramakrishnan, Psychologist

License: PhD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: Telehealth only. In-office visits not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts Jyothi Ramakrishnan, PhD

Jyothi Ramakrishnan, PhD

Dr. Ramakrishnan’s core approach is to support clients in tuning into their own inner voice, their own intuition, and the guidance of their own emotions, which she believes are important to discovering one’s path. She believes that the exploration and identification of meaning and purpose are central to living a good life, and supports clients in building a vision for the future.

Dr. Ramakrishnan offers Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Couples Therapy to help couples develop clear communication, effective conflict resolution, a shared vision of the future, emotional and physical intimacy, and fondness and appreciation for one another. In her work with couples and individuals, Dr. Ramakrishnan additionally draws from the field of positive psychology, or the science of human flourishing and thriving, to support clients in building positive emotions, positive thoughts and positive practices that establish the basis of well-being. She also offers skills from the field of self-compassion, which is the practice of treating oneself with warmth, kindness and understanding, and from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, including practices such as breathing meditation. Dr. Ramakrishnan additionally has significant training in evidence-based and skills-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with clients who are interested in integrating spirituality/religion into psychotherapy.

Education and Certifications: Dr. Jyothi Ramakrishnan completed her doctoral training in Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota and at the Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program, University of Minnesota. She has published research focused on psychological strengths that contribute to resilience, such as mastery motivation and positive emotionality. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. During her predoctoral internship, she provided psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment and neuropsychological assessment to children, adolescents and families. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation residential substance treatment center in Center City, Minnesota, where she provided individual and group psychotherapy, and diagnostic assessment to adults. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Ramakrishnan received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University. She is a practitioner of breathing meditation.


Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Tufts


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Men
  • Women


  • English



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