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Adult Psychiatry - Outpatient

When mental health affects your life, or the people around you, it's time to seek help. At CHA, we don't judge. Our job is simply to try to help you feel better.

Every day, we help people with anger, anxiety and depression, and people coping with trauma or addiction. Our goal is to focus on your strengths and build on them. We get to know our patients, work to understand their needs and try to help them. We also use state-of-the-art research to inform our treatment plans. 

Help is available based on your needs. These may include short-term care at your CHA primary care center, ongoing therapy and support, group therapy and psychological testing.

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  • General Adult Psychiatry Clinics
    Chronic Disease Support

    Mental health care for patients with HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and other medical conditions at the Zinberg Clinic at Cambridge Hospital.

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clinic

    Psychiatry services provided by a deaf and hard of hearing clinician.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    A one-year program for people with borderline personality disorder. The program includes both a weekly skills group and individual therapy following the DBT protocol.

    This group is held the third Thursday of every month from 1-2 pm, at the CHA Central Street Care Center (26 Central Street, Somerville). 

    Note: eligible patients must commit to a one-session DBT Pre-Commitment group. This helps orient patients and set expectations before patients commit to the program.

    CHA clinicians: Please use the attached form (DBT referral form)

    Program for Psychotherapy

    Individual Treatment that is long-term and insight-oriented. The goal is to help individuals better understand the problems in their life so they can make changes that improve their lives.

    Psychological Assessment and Neuropsychology

    Standard and neuropsychological testing to better understand what type of treatment will best help the patient.

    Psychopharmacology (Medication) Clinic

    Evaluation of a patient's psychiatric medications to be sure that they are best suited to improve the patient's mental health.

Get Connected

Adult Mental Health Line: 617-591-6033

Locations

Psychiatry Offices: Cambridge Hospital, Everett Hospital, Central Street Care Center, Revere Care Center

CHA Primary Care Centers: Every CHA care center has therapists, care managers and psychiatrists. They help understand your health needs and may suggest medication or counseling. They also connect patients and families with mental health specialty teams for ongoing care.

Please note: Due to high demand, CHA primary care patients are given top priority for office visits, followed by others who live in Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop, MA. If you or your child do not meet these criteria, we may be able to help you find another mental health provider near you.

Services We Offer

  • Adult Outpatient Services: 617-591-6033
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  • Psychiatry Access Services: 617-665-1356
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  • Inpatient Services (bed search): 617-665-1372
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  • Outpatient Addictions: 617-591-6051

Conditions We Treat

  • Addiction (no detox)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Psychiatric conditions related to a medical condition
  • Some developmental disabilities
  • Major psychiatric illness often co-occurring with substance abuse (dual-diagnosis)
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