Dr. Michael Koren is a Clinical Psychologist in Cambridge, MA. He works with adults of all ages who are striving to live their lives with less stress and greater purpose. Many of his clients come in when they realize events from the past are impacting their relationships and self-worth now, or when depression, anxiety, and stress become overwhelming. Dr. Koren pulls from evidence-based approaches to tailor treatment to each individual, creating a new toolkit to help them meet their goals.
Dr. Koren has deep expertise in trauma, which can take many forms, including physical symptoms such as frequent illness or difficulty sleeping, as well as chaotic relationship histories. He works closely with each client to find a balanced daily routine, which might include mindfulness practices or practical problem-solving skills. At the heart of his work is a strong therapeutic relationship, where no issue is too big or too small to be safely explored.
Dr. Koren’s goal is to help clients rediscover their sense of meaning and purpose through a combination of existential dialogue and concrete coping strategies.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Insomnia - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia
Existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Michael Koren is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Dr. Koren can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
Veterans Affairs (VA) Columbus, OH, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship, 2015 - 2016
Nova Southeastern University, PsyD, 2016
"Dr. Koren is patient and supportive. He lets me talk (as is my want), but gently pushed me into areas that may have needed probing. He also encouraged me to move on when he felt we’d come far enough rather than looking to milk me for money."- Mid-30s male client • December 2019