David  Kahn

David Kahn

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients at 182 Butler Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated October 11, 2019)

Accepting new clients at 211 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA (updated October 11, 2019)

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

General expertise


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 session fee: $300 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)
  • Med management sessions: $200

Therapist's note

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



182 Butler Avenue

Providence, RI 02906

  • Sun Closed
  • 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


211 West 56th Street


New York, NY 10019

  • Sun Closed
  • 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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1991 - Present

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

University of Texas Medical School, MD, 1983


  • English
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