David Kahn, MD - Psychiatrist in Providence, RI

David Kahn

Psychiatrist, MD

Aceepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments



Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: 8:00am-8:00pm
Tu: 11:00am-8:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Interpersonal issues (individual and group sessions)

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)

  • Personality disorders

  • Medication managemenet

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Parenting


  • Compulsive behaviors

  • Existential challenges

  • Impulse control issues

  • Insomnia

Professional statement

Dr. David Kahn is a psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience providing individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and medication management. He has particular specialty in interpersonal issues (individual and group sessions), mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), and personality disorders.

Dr. Kahn uses psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches, which focus on releasing one's repressed emotions and experiences as well as developing self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. He provides medication management to those patients who he feels might benefit from biological remedies alongside talk therapy.

Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School, and completed residencies in General Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Medical Center. In addition to his private practice, he has trained and supervised other psychotherapists as well as clinicians and residents of Brown University Medical School.


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Interpersonal relationships – Addresses interpersonal challenges as a couple, parent, family member, or friend; offers clients the option of joining his interpersonal group sessions which run throughout the year
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders

General expertise

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Insomnia – Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions


Dr. Kahn is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300/session (60min)

  • Medication management only: $200/session

  • Group sessions: $75/session (90min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Kahn can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"Therapy is a healing process, which enables you to gain control of your life. It focuses on your personal issues that you need to understand and resolve. Therapy will help you decode your thoughts and emotional patterns that are preventing you from living a full life. Each person has the ability to create a unique set of life skills that gives them the power to change."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 1991 - Present

St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center, Residency, 1983 - 1991
University of Texas Medical School, MD, 1983



Professional endorsements

Dr. Kahn is very dedicated to his patients and passionate about his work. His level of professionalism, his knowledge of the field, and his clinical skill are superior, in my opinion. He also brings an emotional sensitivity and his own personality to his work, which I find particularly powerful and impressive.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? I would refer anyone who is interested in healing from any emotional disturbance and/or just gaining control of their life.
— Suzanne Bowman, LICSW (2017)
Dr. Kahn has all of the qualities a patient/client would want in a therapist and pharmacologist. He is warm, empathic, caring, and compassionate. He is knowledgeable about contemporary pharmacology and psychotherapy.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Group, marital, and individual therapies; pharmacology consultation for ADHD, anxiety, and depression
— Peter G. Erickson, PhD (2017)
He is thoughtful, ethical, and well trained with extensive experience.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Medication, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy
— Katherine Kahr, LICSW (2017)