Alan Gold

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Work issues, relationship tension, anxiety, depression, trauma, decision-making, and even stressful everyday events can keep you from having the life you want and enjoying the results of your efforts. I provide a private, non-judgmental space to work through dilemmas you struggle with. My goal is to help you change the patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors that hold you back in life.

My training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Over the years, I have incorporated ideas and elements from evolutionary psychology, CBT, DBT, grief counseling, and Pema Chodron's Buddhist essays on mindfulness and regular meditation practice. When I meet with a new patient or client, my goal is to develop an understanding of the person and their issues so we can develop a collaborative style suited to that individual's needs, interests, and capacity.

I have worked in my office with students from Emerson, Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), and Wentworth Institute of Technology. For six years, I was part of the team of therapists providing services at SMFA. I’ve worked with individuals transitioning from college to work, from one job to another, from one career to another, from work into retirement, and through the adjustments and transitions that are part of all love relationships, work life, and family life, including end-of-life issues.




  • Career or Work
  • Grief or Loss
  • Life Transitions


8 Beacon St, #48
Boston, Massachusetts

*Offers remote phone sessions



  • Cost per session: $175
  • Eligible for out-of-network benefits if you have a PPO plan


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • MSW, Salem State, 1998
    Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, 3-year intensive training, 2003