John-Paul Arena, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Provider type: Psychotherapist

Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent

Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy

About John-Paul Arena, LICSW

John-Paul provides cognitive behavioral therapy related to anxiety, depression and adjustment issues. His focus is patient centered care, using problem solving techniques to help address related issues. Additionally, John-Paul provides a range of clinical services that include family therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, as well as both short-term and long-term individual therapy.


  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Behavioral Problems
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Related Memory Conditions
  • Depression
  • Ethnic Identity/Acculturation
  • Family Therapy/Parenting
  • Gender
  • Geropsychology
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Mindfulness Based Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Behavioral Difficulties
  • Panic Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Education & Certifications

    John-Paul (JP) Arena, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, received both his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Social Work at Boston College, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. He has worked in Cambridge for over five years assisting geriatric/disabled populations with subsidized public housing. For a span of two years he served as Chair of the Somerville/Cambridge Alzheimer’s Partnership. At the same time, for five years he has also been working as a therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults on issues related to anxiety disorders, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.


    Weymouth – Outpatient

    169 Libbey Parkway
    Weymouth, M MA 02189