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Irini Gouzos, Psy.D., MEd

Psychologist & Counselor   |   Newton, MA

Dr. Gouzos has worked with diverse individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, age, and sexual orientations in a variety of settings. In addition to training at both inpatient hospitals and outpatient practices, Dr. Gouzos completed one of her internships at Keystone Extended Care Unit, in Chester, PA, working with individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity and trauma. This experience fostered her interest in working with clients who struggle with relationships and adult attachments. Dr. Gouzos also has experience working with couples, families, and individuals presenting with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, complex trauma, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders, sexual health concerns, sexual disorders/dysfunctions, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gouzos approaches clients from a relational and insight oriented standpoint, believing that both the relationship the client has with the self, along with the relationship established between therapist and client, are integral to treatment and progress. She uses a variety of techniques and methods (including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral strategies, dialectic behavioral therapy, and mindfulness) and will tailor the therapeutic treatment to match a client’s strengths and desired goals.

Dr. Gouzos grew up in Orchomenos, Greece and thus is fluent in Greek, both written and spoken, and welcomes the chance to work with Greek speaking clients.

Dr. Gouzos has special interests in:

  • Adults to Geriatric
  • Consultation, Clinical Evaluation and Psychotherapy
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Character Pathology
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • Ethnic Identity/Acculturation
  • Gender
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Mindfulness Based Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma/PTSD

Dr. Irini Gouzos received her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, along with a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality, from Widener University in 2017. Her training included concentrations in Psychodynamic Theory and Diversity Issues.

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