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The Institute for Emerging Adulthood

The Institute for Emerging Adulthood Inc. is a group private practice serving adults in the Five College Area. Our team provides psychotherapy for being and becoming in changing terrain. We compassionately engage 

  • depression, anxiety, trauma

  • race-based trauma, POC, dialogues on whiteness

  • queerness and gender

  • couple and poly relationships

  • a creative and embodied process

Meet the Team

Jaycelle Pequet, LICSW


In the game of Go, an ancient Chinese board game, you may be completely surrounded by your opponent yet still be free if you have access to an inner liberty. Are you and your partner(s) needing some wiggle room in the gridlock? Might therapy be a place to continue to cultivate your resiliency in the face of it all? Might self care be one of many acts of critical resistance? Does your struggling, creative, trickster self need intentional space? Do you have loved ones to care for and need some time for yourself?

I am the Director for The Institute for Emerging Adulthood which serves adults in the Five College Area. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, and parenting issues using talk therapy, somatic therapy, and EMDR. I'm committed to compassionately engaging individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or POC.

I trained at Smith College School for Social Work and the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, California. I teach about queerness and racism at Smith College School for Social Work. The Institute for Emerging Adulthood is a group private practice providing therapy for being and becoming in changing terrain.

Jaycelle Basford-Pequet, LICSW

Mónica Rosskothen, LMHC
Clinical Associate


I work with adolescents and adults and have a special interest in college students and people in the LGBTQIA+ community. I will draw upon clinical techniques stemming from mindfulness, trauma- informed practices, ACT, CBT, and other integrative modalities. My approach is open, warm, interactive, and non- judgemental. 

Together, we will create a therapeutic environment that allows you to show up exactly as you are. Wherever you are on YOUR journey, and if you are ready to take the next steps , it would be my honor to help empower you to heal yourself through the therapeutic process. I look forward to hearing from you!

Bruno Trindade, LCSW
Clinical Associate Intern

For me, one of the primary tasks, and privileges, of being human is to get to know ourselves and develop a harmonious relationship between all our various parts. I believe this is what sets us up to be in harmonious relationships with those around us, and generally to make more space for joy and compassion to enter our lives. I view my role as a facilitator of this dialog with yourself, and I work to support you in your growth and personal explorations.


I was educated at Smith College where I received my MSW in 2011. My approach is eclectic and responsive to individual needs.  I draw from Psychodynamic theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness, and when appropriate emphasizes the importance of staying grounded in the body. Besides working as a therapist at IEA, I am also a martial arts instructor, which also informs my practice. I look forward to working with you.

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