Josh Krieger, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Josh Krieger, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

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(415) 509-6286 |

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About Me

I have been a therapist for over 15 years working with adults, couples, families, and adolescents. I bring a diverse mix of life experience and clinical training to helping my clients. Depending on your needs, I provide Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, or Family Therapy. I also have a 25-year practice in mindfulness meditation.

My first career was in software design where I built speech recognition systems and improved access to the early internet for people with disabilities. I understand well the workings of the technology industry and I particularly enjoy working with people in high tech. I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese as a second language.

How I think about therapy?

My work as a therapist is guided by many diverse ideas. The links below are popular discussions of topics that interest me. They also are representative of things that my clients discuss in therapy sessions.

Meaning and Purpose
Cultivating Your Purpose. This 2021 episode from the Hidden Brain podcast interviews Cornell Psychologist Anthony Burrow about how purpose in life can be cultivated.
Designing Your Life: How to build a well-lived joyful life. This 2016 book by Stanford product designers practically talks about how to use modern product design thinking to find direction in life and how you can iterate rapidly over your choices and directions. A quick and great read!
The All-or-Nothing Marriage by Eli Finkel. A great book about the ways we expect our partners to meet any and all of our individual needs.
Managing Pain
Pain as a bio-psycho-social phenomenon. Ezra Klein's 2023 interview with pain psychologist Rachel Zoffness. She discusses the nature of physical pain and how we can work with it psychologically.
Consciousness and the Mind/Brain
How Emotions are Made is a wonderful book from 2017 by Neuroscientist/Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barett. Here she talks about the ways that we construct our emotions through experience rather than a set of core emotions that are hardwired at birth. She also starts to unravel deeper philosophical questions about the nature of unconscious experience. Also check out her TED talk.
Pops - Fatherhood in Pieces. This 2018 collection of short stories by Michael Chabon speaks to the depth of relationships between fathers and sons.
Josh Krieger, Psy.D. (PSY23643)
3632 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 509-6286