Last updated: 7/16/2019

Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD (617) 492-6298
Last Updated: 7/16/2019
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Years of Experience: 35

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - Psychiatrist [37600]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN), Certified
American Psychoanalytic Assn.

I have 30+ years of experience with a broad range of ages and difficulties, from college students to middle age clients, from personal/marital/professional issues to serious psychiatric disorders.  Although I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I also prescribe medications for those in therapy with me.  I am also well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which I integrate into the therapy whenever needed. I emphasize a supportive, positive, holistic approach.

My academic affiliation is with Harvard Medical School, and I am a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Massachusetts Medical Society.  In the 1970's, I also practiced internal medicine for two years while completing a one-year fellowship in psychosomatics.

I am available to dicuss your concerns over the telephone, and also help in the referral process, if it is indicated.

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Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD
875 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139  

(617) 492-6298

Contact: Steven Varga-Golovcsenko MD

Office Hours:
Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Anger Management Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Medication Management Neurological Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dream Work or Analysis Evaluation/Diagnostic Long-Term Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Sports Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Medicine Case Management Crisis Intervention Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psychopharmacology Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Adopted Children of Divorce College Students Gifted
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
Native American Russian
African-American Armenian
Professional Associations
American Psychoanalytic Association
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $250
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $250

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral