Barbara  Burton
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Barbara Burton

She/Her/Hers

Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, New York Accepting Online
Coolidge Corner Accepting In-person
Updated December 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Work stress
  • Entrepreneur mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Barbara Burton is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist with a practice based in Brookline, MA. She holds physician licensure in Massachusetts and New York, and offers psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapy services to adults throughout both states.

Her practice is designed to support flexible scheduling, including the ability to accommodate urgent appointments when needed. She works with patients in person at her office in Brookline, MA and also remotely via telehealth.

Dr. Burton's treatment philosophy incorporates each patient's own unique values and goals, using an open, warm, and practical approach. She believes that treatment should be individualized and collaborative, and that patients and psychiatrists should work together as a team to guide treatment. In addition to adult psychiatry, she has subspecialized training in forensic psychiatry, which prepared her to adeptly manage complex and elusive psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Burton treats a wide variety of conditions, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety disorders. She also has a special clinical interest in issues unique to individuals with high-stress professions (i.e. business leaders, attorneys, physicians), including burnout, sleep and concentration disruption, relationships, and identity.


Message to clients

I take pride in approaching each patient holistically and uniquely, as I believe there is no one "right" method in psychiatric care. I believe that treatment should be patient-centered and strategized around your specific values, so that together we can maximize your well-being. Whether you are seeking medication, therapy, or a combination of the two, I am happy to work with you towards improving your mental health and reaching your goals.

Many of my patients are hard working individuals who find themselves feeling uncertain or lost, even in the face of success. I believe that therapy is an essential tool that can help you rediscover those parts of yourself which bring happiness and meaning to your life and relationships. I also see therapy as an opportunity (for the therapist and the patient!) to challenge the way we think and learn in new and unexpected ways. With this approach, I hope to help you grow a renewed sense of peace and confidence, reduce anxiety and depression, prevent burnout, and enrichen your personal and professional life.

Reach out to me anytime over Zencare or through my website to schedule a free 15-minute phone call! I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Barbara Burton is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $500 (50min)
  • Initial session: $650 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $500 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $350 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Coolidge Corner practice
1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Barbara Burton MD LLC, Private Practice, 2022 - Present

University of Massachusetts Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship (1 Year), MD, 2022
Harvard Medical School BIDMC Psychiatry Residency (4 Years), MD, 2021
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certification, 2021
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD, 2017
Texas Tech University, BA, 2013


Licensure

Massachusetts: 286479

New York: 321425


Languages

English