Ben  Herzig

Ben Herzig

Psychologist, PsyD
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Cambridge Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 8, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • School and workplace performance
  • Men's issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Issues facing American Muslims
  • College related challenges
  • Relationships
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Existential challenges/crises
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Ben Herzig is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, academic concerns, and men's issues, and offers individual, couple, and family therapy. He also has a special research interest in issues facing American Muslims, and sees many college students from this population.

Dr. Herzig received his PsyD in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England, and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internship at the Westborough and Worcester State Hospitals and completed post-doctoral training in community mental health at Advocates, Inc. in Framingham. Dr. Herzig currently sees patients at Kendall Psychological Associates in Kendall Square, MA, and has a private practice in Weston, MA.


Message to clients

As unique individuals, we should all be appreciated and understood from several angles – social, biological, psychological, cultural, and sometimes spiritual – to get the best sense of who we are as complete people. This requires a focus not just on our problems and challenges, but also on our strengths and resources. These aspects of our identities color the way we give meaning to our past, our future, our relationships, and our struggles. Psychotherapy should be a process that recognizes these factors while creating a safe, caring, and creative atmosphere to provide treatment based on sound theory and research. These are the goals to which I aspire as a therapist. I am especially interested in working with young adults, men, people entering therapy for the first time, and individuals who represent the full cultural diversity of the Boston area.


Specialties

School and workplace performance - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Academic concerns - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Issues facing American Muslims - Supporting American Muslims through challenges

College related challenges - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Cultural adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

ADD/ADHD - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Existential challenges/crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160
  • Group sessions: $45

Therapist's note

For clients with BCBS: Clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are responsible only for co-pays and deductibles. Payment is due at the time of your meeting.
For clients with insurance other than BCBS: Our services may still be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee-benefit plan. Most PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that will cover some percentage of the cost. If you have an HMO from a company other than BCBS, most likely your insurance will not cover our services and you would need to pay directly.


Location(s)

Cambridge practice
234 Broadway, Suite 2, Cambridge, MA 02139
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Work and Education

Kendall Psychological Associates, Clinical Psychologist, 2012 - Present

Private Practice, Psychologist, 2015 - Present

Advocates Inc., Post-doctoral training, Clinical Supervisor, 2003 - 2013

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Pre-Doctoral Intern, 2009-2010

Antioch New England Graduate School, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2005 - 2011

University of Pennsylvania, BA in Psychology, 2000 - 2003


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I highly recommended Dr. Herzig for depression, anxiety, relationships, and academics."

- MIT undergraduate student • January 2016