Accepting new clients for in-person and remote appointments
1330 Beacon St #203, Brookline, MA 02446
Offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (16 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Additional hours available for telepsychiatry.
Specialties & expertise
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Medication management
- Combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
Dr. Brandon Erdos is a psychiatrist with an office in Brookline, MA. He offers integrated and highly personalized care for mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and anxiety. Both medication management and talk therapy are offered to form a powerful, evidence based, effective approach to treatment. Dr. Erdos offers the added convenience of telepsychiatry sessions for busy students and professionals seeking care outside of traditional office hours.
Dr. Erdos helps clients build concrete skills to move beyond traumatic experiences and difficult emotions and restore feelings of normalcy in daily life.His approach is based in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Erdos has worked as a psychiatrist in numerous clinical settings, awarding him a marked expertise in a wide range of mental health challenges. He has treated an expansive clientele, including teens and veterans. Dr. Erdos underscores the importance of therapy to help clients reshape their present and future lives more positively.
Mood disorders – Including depression and bipolar disorder
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Medication management – Optimizing psychopharmacological medications
Combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology – Using talk therapy and medication in conjunction
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Dr. Erdos is not in network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $400 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $300 (50min) or $225 (25min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Erdos can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to take on your life and put your past in your past to most powerfully create yourself and your future. The opportunity to connect and authentically communicate and explore one's life and oneself can be challenging, exciting, eye opening, and life changing. I hope to provide a space for this exploration and creation. I take an integrated approach, combining psychotherapy and medication (when indicated). Together with the patient I look to discover new ways of being with you."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
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)
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)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2005 - Present
The Renfrew Center, Local Medical Director, 2014 - Present
Wild Acre Inns, Interim Medical Director, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Staff Psychiatrist, 2012 - 2015
VA Healthcare Boston, Psychiatrist, 2005 - 2012