Aceepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments
1) Providence, RI
182 Butler Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
2) New York, NY
211 West 56th St. (16-H)
NY, NY 10019
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Interpersonal issues (individual and group sessions)
- Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
- Personality disorders
- Medication managemenet
- Anxiety disorders
- Compulsive behaviors
- Existential challenges
- Impulse control issues
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
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.
- Individual sessions: $300/session (60min)
- Group sessions: $75/session (90min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is not offered.
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."
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.
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1991 - Present
St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center, Residency, 1983 - 1991
University of Texas Medical School, MD, 1983