Jay Soucy, M.A.
Therapist in private practice seeing adults, children, couples, and families in the San Francisco Bay Area · Doctoral candidate at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. TEL (510) 859-7399
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT, PSB36996
SUPERVISED BY SUSANA WINKEL, PH.D., PSY13559
B.A., Film Studies, Columbia University, 2000
Graduate, Two-Year Professional Actor Training Program, William Esper Studio, 2005
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute, 2012
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute, expected 2015
I am originally from Boston and I've lived in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. In addition to my work as a therapist, I've has also written and directed an independent film, released albums as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and performed sketch, improv, and musical comedy in Los Angeles and New York City.
Some of my clinical interests include the intersection of the arts—especially acting, improvisation, and performance—and psychotherapy, Buddhist psychology, hermeneutics in psychology, and canine-assisted therapy (my golden retriever Maddie is a certified therapy dog and has worked with me during play therapy sessions and assessments with children).
Soucy, J. (in press). Acting Technique as Psychoanalytic Endeavor. Fort Da.
In addition to my private practice, I have trained at the Ann Martin Center, where I worked with elementary school children and their families in Oakland performing assessments and psychoanalytically-oriented play therapy (I have also undergone teacher training in K-5 and 6-12 curricula for mindfulness in educational settings). Previously, I trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Berkeley CBT Clinic. I have also trained at the Salvation Army in Oakland, a dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment center, where I ran groups and worked with individuals in recovery.