Last updated: 4/3/2017

Arnold Robbins, MD (617) 864-0574
Last Updated: 4/3/2017
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Very experienced humanistic psychiatrist and teacher

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:
English

I am a very experienced psychiatric physician, psychotherapist and teacher with a broad knowledge of psychodynamic, self psychological and relational psychotherapies.  I am skilled ar psychopharmacology.  I teach at 2 of the Boston medical Schools and am a professor at one of them.  I vary my approach depending on the patients needs and formulate an approach--always discussed with the patient--only after careful and comprehensive evaluation.  I am open and approachable, and believe empathy to be the basis of psychotherapeutic success.

I have a website where my training and accomplishments can be viewed, and it is ArnoldRobbinsMD (home page)

Specialties
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Developmental Disability Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Forensic Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Medication Management Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Firesetting Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Infertility Learning Disabilities Neurological Neuropsychological Testing Pain Management Runaways Sexual Abuse/Rape Sleep Disorders Tourette's Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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116 Hancock St.
Cambridge, MA 02139  
ArnoldRobbinsMD.com
(617) 864-0574


Office Hours:
Mon11:00am – 6:00pm
TueBy appointment
Wed11:00am – 6:00pm
Thu11:00am – 6:00pm
Fri11:00am – 6:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

1853 Commonwealth Ave.
Brighton, MA 02135  

(617) 864-0574


Office Hours:
Mon11:00am – 6:00pm
TueBy appointment
Wed11:00am – 6:00pm
Thu11:00am – 6:00pm
Fri11:00am – 6:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours

Qualifications
Degrees:
MD

Years of Experience: 37

Licensing:
MA - Psychiatrist [26554]

Credentials and Certifications:
Board Certified in Psychiatry
Certified by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: $80
Family: $200

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Advocacy
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral
Prevention Programs

Insurance:
AETNA (Open Choice) Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
AETNA Health CIGNA HealthCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) HMO Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Tufts Associated HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Tufts Health Plan (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Alzheimer's Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Diabetes Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Focusing Forensic Evaluation Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Nutrition Counseling Occupational Therapy Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology Relational Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Somatic Experiencing Sports Psychology Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Art Therapy Biofeedback Case Management Dance/Movement Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Expressive Therapy Feminist Genetic Counseling Guardian ad Litem Imago Relationship Therapy Jungian Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Outreach Pastoral Therapy Play Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychological Testing and Evaluation Satir
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish Muslim
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Armenian Asian Haitian Hispanic Irish Italian Native American Portuguese Russian
Cape Verdean Caribbean Indian
Professional Associations
American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) American Medical Association (AMA) American Psychiatric Association (APA) American Psychotherapy Association American Public Health Association (APHA) International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
Groups
Life Issues
Reviewing a full range of life issues and avoiding psychiatric syptoms
Group Focus: Education/Personal Development
Life Transitions
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Educational
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 864-0574
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Wednesday

Men's Issues
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Men's Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Educational
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 864-0574
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: On the of the month

Recovery
Living life without addiction
Group Focus: General Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Forming
Educational
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 864-0574
Meeting Frequency: On the of the month

Couples Group
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Couple/Marital Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Forming
Educational
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 864-0574
Meeting Frequency: On the of the month