Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, MD
Accepting new clients
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Parent-child relationship challenges
- Behavioral disorders
- College transitions
Dr. Rajvi Broker-Sen is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist in Newton Center, MA. She offers the convenience of clinically excellent psychotherapy and psychopharmacology to young adults, adolescents, and children, as well as parent coaching.
Dr. Broker-Sen provides comprehensive psychological assessments, evidence-based psychotherapy, and medication management when indicated. She works with young adult clients experiencing challenges related to mood, anxiety, academic challenges, ADHD, and the transition in and out of college. Her work with children focuses on behavioral disruptions, including hyperactivity, aggression, learning challenges, and socioemotional difficulties. Dr. Broker-Sen is committed to helping parents develop more effective methods of communicating with their children, and ultimately build closer relationships.
Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Broker-Sen worked at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, Family Service of Rhode Island and Maimonides Medical Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She served as a chief resident during her child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed her adult psychiatry residency at Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. She is an Assistant Professor at Brown University's Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior.
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Behavioral disorders – Works with children expressing hyperactivity, aggression, learning challenges, and socioemotional difficulties, as well as their parents
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Parent-child relationship challenges – Fostering more positive communication, expectations, and boundaries being children and parents
Academic issues – Managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; adjusting to academic expectations in a new setting
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Dr. Broker-Sen is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Intake: $450 (80min)
Medication and psychotherapy: $350 (50min)
Psychotherapy: $350 (50min)
Medication: $250 (25 min)
Therapist's note: Dr. Broker-Sen can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"The process of seeking treatment can be daunting but it adds another layer of angst, when one is seeking care for a loved one, be it a child or a family member.
It takes a village to raise a child. There is some truth to that statement. In my practice, I utilize a family approach and fervently believe in the importance of parental involvement in treatment along with collaborating closely with skilled therapists, other medical specialists and schools throughout the treatment process. I am a physician trained in both evidence based psychotherapy and medication management, and can either augment your current work with a therapist with medications or provide both medication and psychotherapy services in one appointment in a comfortable, judgement free and empathic environment. I strongly encourage you to call and start with a conversation."
Treatment approachesCognitive 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)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (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)
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, 2018 - Present
Emma Pendelton Bradley Hospital, 2014 - 2017
Family service of Rhode Island, 2012 - 2014
Maimonides Medical Center, NY, 2010 - 2012
ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, Child & Adolescent Fellowship, 2008 - 2010