Joseph Prever


I see therapy both as a way to gain both short-term relief from suffering and as an opportunity for deep personal growth. My own practice blends a psychoanalytic approach with elements of CBT. I’m especially interested in working with clients who have long-standing depression, clients concerned with meaning and spirituality, and clients working through issues of gender and sexuality.

My MSW is from Boston College, where I received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), and psychodynamic therapy. As an intern at the Department of Mental Health, I also practiced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I am currently receiving additional training as a fellow at the Psychotherapy Institute of Back Bay (PIBB), and as a trainee at the Psychodynamic Couples and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE).

Areas of Special Interest

Attachment, Depression, Existential issues, Family conflict, Gender and sexuality, Spiritual and religious issues

Therapy Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Couples therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic therapy