David  Kahn

David Kahn

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, & afternoon appointments in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, & afternoon appointments in NoMad practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Interpersonal issues
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Personality disorders
  • Medication management
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Parenting
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Existential challenges
  • Impulse control issues
  • Insomnia

Professional statement

Dr. David Kahn is a psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience providing individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and medication management. He has particular specialty in interpersonal issues (individual and group sessions), mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), and personality disorders.

Dr. Kahn uses psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches, which focus on releasing one's repressed emotions and experiences as well as developing self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. He provides medication management to those patients who he feels might benefit from biological remedies alongside talk therapy.

Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School, and completed residencies in General Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Medical Center. In addition to his private practice, he has trained and supervised other psychotherapists as well as clinicians and residents of Brown University Medical School.

Message to clients

Therapy is a healing process, which enables you to gain control of your life. It focuses on your personal issues that you need to understand and resolve. Therapy will help you decode your thoughts and emotional patterns that are preventing you from living a full life. Each person has the ability to create a unique set of life skills that gives them the power to change.


Interpersonal issues - Addresses interpersonal challenges as a couple, parent, family member, or friend; offers clients the option of joining his interpersonal group sessions which run throughout the year

Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) - Works with clients with mood disorders

Personality disorders - Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders

Medication management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

Anxiety disorders - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

ADD/ADHD - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Compulsive behaviors - Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Impulse control issues - Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking

Insomnia - Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


David Kahn is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (30min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Kahn can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

182 Butler Avenue

Providence, RI 02906


  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

NoMad practice

303 5th Avenue

Suite 901

New York, NY 10016


  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1991 - Present

St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center, Residency, 1983 - 1991

University of Texas Medical School, MD, 1983



Therapy Groups

David  Kahn
Adult Group Therapy

This weekly group is for adults seeking to improve their communication skills and receive emotional support from others in an interactive environment.

Professional endorsements

"Dr. Kahn is very dedicated to his patients and passionate about his work. His level of professionalism, his knowledge of the field, and his clinical skill are superior, in my opinion. He also brings an emotional sensitivity and his own personality to his work, which I find particularly powerful and impressive. I would refer anyone to Dr. Kahn who is interested in healing from any emotional disturbance and/or just interested in gaining control of their life."

- Suzanne Bowman, LICSW • January 2017

"Dr. Kahn has all of the qualities a patient/client would want in a therapist and pharmacologist. He is warm, empathic, caring, and compassionate. He is knowledgeable about contemporary pharmacology and psychotherapy."

- Peter G. Erickson, PhD • January 2017

"Dr. Kahn is thoughtful, ethical, and well trained with extensive experience."

- Katherine Kahr, LICSW • February 2017

Client testimonials

"David answered my questions and seemed caring."

- Zencare client • August 2019

"He was very calm and helpful!"

- Zencare client • August 2019