Psychiatrists Near Me in Boston
Find the best psychiatrists in Boston. The following psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating mental health conditions. Psychiatrists offer a combination of traditional talk therapy and medication management but will draw on different therapeutic modalities depending on whether they see children, adolescents, or adults.
Many Boston psychiatrists are based in the city and surrounding areas like Cambridge and Somerville. But there are several who practice in the suburbs.
Due to logistical challenges, privacy concerns, and the low reimbursement rates that therapists receive, few Boston psychiatrists are in-network with health insurance plans. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $250 to more than $325 per session in Boston. It’s helpful to note that you may be charged an additional amount for medication, if prescribed.
Therapy sessions with Boston psychiatrists usually last 45 minutes to one hour.
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How to find a psychiatrist in Boston
How much do psychiatrists charge for therapy in Boston?
If your psychiatrist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $250 to $325+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, your therapy will cost anywhere from $250 to more than $325 per session.
You can also ask your psychiatrist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In Boston, sliding scales can be as low as $100 per session.
It’s helpful to note that you may be charged an additional amount for medication, if prescribed.
Does health insurance cover therapy sessions with a psychiatrist in Boston?
Due to logistical challenges, privacy concerns, and the low reimbursement rates that therapists receive, few Boston psychiatrists are in-network with health insurance plans.
You can see a psychiatrist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement. For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.
What should I look for in a psychiatrist in Boston?
All Boston psychiatrists have a medical degree and residency training in psychiatry. In addition, all psychiatrists must pass a licensing exam. Many psychiatrists also pursue specialized training in areas like child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, or psychopharmacology.
Before you start therapy, be sure your psychiatrist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. The better your psychiatrist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed.
What types of challenges can psychiatrists help with?
Psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose and treat a range of mental health issues including anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Most psychiatrists begin by asking about other illnesses, physical symptoms, and family history before developing a comprehensive treatment plan.
Where are most psychiatrists in Boston located?
Boston psychiatrists see clients in the city and surrounding areas like Cambridge and Somerville. There are also psychiatrists who practice in the suburbs, in towns like Belmont, Newton and Brookline.
And while most Boston psychiatrists see clients in-person, some offer remote or online sessions as well.