About Joan Carroll-Cronin, BFA, MSW, LICSW, RLP

Joan is a veteran clinician and coach whose extensive work in psychology and mental health care includes 25+ years in clinical practice, supervision of interns and psychiatric staff, and authorship of scholarly articles and training manuals, as well as affiliations with Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. A graduate of the Simmons School of Social Work, Joan has maintained a private practice in Psychotherapy and Optimal Performance Training in Concord, Massachusetts for over a decade. She is also a provider at Boundaries Therapy Center, a multi-service mental health center in Acton, Massachusetts.

Among her professional credits is a seven-year tenure at MetroWest Medical center in Natick, Massachusetts, treating patients diagnosed with major mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and psychotic disorders, on both in- and outpatient bases. Joan’s clinical expertise and training have focused on family systems work, and on individual and couples’ therapy. She has also researched and written extensively on clinical and ethical dilemmas in managed care. As an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital, she authored a manual about psychosocial treatment for brain tumor patients for use by patients, physicians, and allied oncology professionals.

Joan Carroll-CroninJoan’s psychological expertise and clinical experience give her insight into the dynamics of individual and family functioning, and the tools and judgment to effect practical solutions. She brings to her psychotherapy and coaching work not only deep and wide experience, but also the creativity and indomitable energy that are her hallmarks. A veteran clinical therapist, optimal performance coach, wealth psychology consultant, and registered life planner, Joan is an amateur equestrian, a distance running and tennis enthusiast, and was a theater professional for a decade. She was a New England ranked marathoner who has completed in more than 100 road races from 5 to 26.2 miles as a USATF Masters competitor.

As a 20-plus-year practitioner of meditation, Joan is well versed in the training and application of meditation skills in psychotherapy and coaching. She also studied the Alexander Technique in Chicago, New York, and London, has taught it to business professionals, performing artists, and athletes, and uses its subtle power in her clinical and coaching work.

Joan’s arts-related training and experience offer clients ready access to the roles and possibilities of intuition, communication, multiple intelligences, and myriad perspectives in problem solving. Having studied the visual and performing arts, and after receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan performed professionally in classical and contemporary theater productions throughout the U.S. for nearly a decade.

Joan is also the founder and principal of the Wealth Psychology Source, providing coaching and consultation to financial and legal professionals, their clients, and private investors. In addition to having completed post-graduate coursework in economics at Harvard University, Joan has achieved certification as a Registered Life Planner® at the Kinder Institute. As a consultant to financial advisors, she has developed affiliations with major investment banks and other organizations serving trust clientele and families of wealth. For further information visit the Wealth Psychology Source.


Institute of Coaching Professional Association,
a Harvard Medical School Affiliate
The Kinder Institute of Life Planning
MentorCoach, LLC
Financial Therapy Association
National Association of Social Workers
Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

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