Joel  Krieg

Joel Krieg

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Cambridge practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Internet addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Family issues
  • Academic issues
  • Group therapy

Professional statement

Joel Krieg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist in Cambridge, MA with over 10 years of clinical experience facilitating individual, group, and family therapy. He currently coordinates three interpersonal groups for men, early young adults, and young adults. Through group therapy, Joel helps individuals find their voice, feel more connected with others, and learn about themselves to empower self-development and change. Individuals are able to practice different ways of being and connecting with others, which is a therapeutic process in itself.

In addition to group therapy, Joel sees many individuals struggling with transitions in life, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Having hosted groups for students at Boston University’s School of Medicine, he especially enjoys supporting teenagers and college students as they navigate the challenges and opportunities involved in the transitional journey toward adulthood. He values creating a safe and supportive environment to work through each client’s challenges.

Joel draws upon an array of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and supportive approaches. His office is conveniently located within walking distance from Harvard Square.

Message to clients

You might be here because you're considering taking the courageous step of asking for help with feelings or circumstances that have become overwhelming. Or maybe you've noticed reoccurring patterns in your relationships you'd like to address. Or perhaps what desire in life (and in therapy) is unclear and confusing, and you'd like to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive and secure space. I respect your self-reflection, and I can help.


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

Relationship issues - 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

Internet addiction - Examining the role of the Internet and technology in daily life; developing coping strategies to decrease compulsive or excessive use

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'

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

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Group therapy - Facilitating small group therapy and helping individuals find their voice and connect with others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joel Krieg is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $235 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $60 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $235 (50min)

Therapist's note

Joel can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Cambridge practice

10 Concord Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138


  • Mon 10:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:30am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:30am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present

Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, 2010 - 2014

Arbour Counseling, 2010 - 2012

Bournewood Hospital, 2009 - 2010

Lincoln Hospital, 2007 - 2009

Behavioral Associates, 2007 - 2009

New York University, MSW, 2007

Sacred Heart University, MAT, 2002

The College of William and Mary, 2000



Therapy Groups

Joel  Krieg
Men's Lunchtime Interpersonal Group

This weekly group offers a place for men struggling with various social and relational difficulties to be supported and understood.

Joel  Krieg
Early 20s Therapy Group

This weekly group provides a supportive space for individuals in their early 20s to practice skills to improve relationships.

Joel  Krieg
Men's Interpersonal Group

This weekly group for men is designed to improve participants' relationships by offering a supportive place to practice interpersonal skills.

Joel  Krieg
Early Young Adult Interpersonal Group

This weekly group for young adults is designed to help participants strengthen their interpersonal relationships and improve self-esteem.

Joel  Krieg
Thursday Evening Interpersonal Group

This weekly group is for individuals looking to strengthen their interpersonal relationships and improve their self-esteem.

Client testimonials

"Great call with Joel! Everything went well."

- Zencare client • June 2018