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Michael Koren(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PsyD
Trauma-Anxiety-Depression-Stress management-Relationship issues-Insomnia-Existential challenges-Self-esteem-

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Professional statement

Dr. Michael Koren is a distinguished Clinical Psychologist based in Cambridge, MA, renowned for his expertise in helping adults of all ages lead lives filled with less stress and greater purpose. His clientele often seek his guidance when past experiences start affecting their present relationships and self-esteem, or when they find themselves overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, and stress.

Utilizing evidence-based approaches, Dr. Koren crafts personalized treatment plans for each individual, equipping them with a new set of tools to achieve their desired goals. His profound understanding of trauma, manifested in various ways such as physical symptoms or turbulent relationship histories, enables him to work collaboratively with clients to establish a balanced daily routine. This may involve incorporating mindfulness practices or practical problem-solving skills tailored to their unique needs.

Central to Dr. Koren's therapeutic approach is the cultivation of a strong therapeutic alliance where clients feel safe to explore any issue, no matter its size or complexity. He strives to help clients rediscover their sense of meaning and purpose through a blend of existential dialogue and concrete coping strategies, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with resilience and clarity.

Message to clients

Finding the right therapist is not just a step but a pivotal decision that can greatly impact the success of your therapeutic journey. It's not just about finding any therapist, but about finding the therapist who is the right fit for you—a person with whom you can establish a strong connection and rapport. This connection forms the bedrock upon which positive therapeutic outcomes are built.

When looking for a therapist, consider aspects beyond qualifications and expertise. Think about your own values, communication style, and therapeutic goals. A therapist who aligns well with these aspects can create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and honestly.

As you embark on this journey of self-discovery and healing, may it be filled with moments of growth, insights, and inspiration. May you find the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges and to nurture your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Remember, the therapeutic relationship is a partnership, and finding the right therapist can be a transformative and empowering experience. Trust your instincts, be open to the process, and may your journey lead you to a place of health, resilience, and inner peace.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Postdoctoral Fellowship
Veterans Affairs (VA) Columbus, OH, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship

Nova Southeastern University, PsyD, 2016


Massachusetts: 10867




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

*Please note that my colleagues within the same clinic often have availability in case I myself do not. Feel free to inquire!

*We offer appointments in Spanish too!


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $225
  • Initial session:$250 (50min)
  • Group sessions:$50 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"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


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