Ben Herzig, PsyD

Ben Herzig
Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting clients paying out of pocket or who have PPO plans other than Blue Cross Blue Shield. (Slots for BCBS clients are full.)

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

- MIT undergraduate student (2016)

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    About Dr. Herzig

  • Expertise in anxiety, depression, school and work performance, men's issues, recovery from trauma, relationships, and cultural adjustments
  • Unique understanding and research interest in the American Muslim community; sees many college students from this background
  • Deeply committed to understanding the role of identity in a therapeutic setting
  • Combines multiple therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavior therapy, existential therapy, family systems, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic, supportive therapy
  • Staff Psychologist at the group practice Kendall Psychological Associates; also has a private practice in Weston, MA

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Ben Herzig is a psychologist in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. 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.

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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. "

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

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

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

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
School and workplace performance
Men's issues
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
 

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – 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

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Family
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


I highly recommended Dr. Herzig for depression, anxiety, relationships, and academics.
— MIT undergraduate student (2016)