Jacob  Howe

Jacob Howe

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Brookline practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential challenges / crises
  • Chronic illness
  • Substance use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Howe is a psychiatrist in Brookline, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, sleep-related issues, trauma, and substance use disorders. He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed both his adult psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Harvard Medical School programs. In addition to his private practice, he is a staff physician at Brandeis University's student Counseling Center. He also enjoys teaching Cambridge Health Alliance psychiatry residents as a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

In his Brookline practice, Dr. Howe provides talk therapy for all his clients, and is dedicated to creating a positive therapeutic relationship with his clients so that they can work within a nonjudgmental and productive space. For those who have conditions that could improve with medication treatment, he offers the convenience of both therapy and medications. He values the part that talk therapy plays in treatment, and prioritizes a balance between therapy and medications in reaching clients' personal goals. While Dr. Howe is double board-certified in adult and addiction psychiatry, the focus of his Brookline practice is therapy.

To make an appointment, please call Dr. Howe at 617-733-0165.


Message to clients

The decision to enter psychotherapy is often a deeply personal one, and even taking steps toward it can require a great deal of insight and strength. Choosing a therapist is an important part of the process, as research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the most important predictor of positive outcomes.
I consider it a privilege to facilitate patients’ realization of their therapeutic goals using evidence-based treatments. In my Brookline practice, I provide my patients with a comfortable and empathic environment in which to engage in therapy. Many benefit from psychotherapy alone. When indicated, I offer integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment. Together, we determine the best treatment plan for you.


Specialties

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

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

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

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


General expertise


Insurance

Jacob Howe 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: $300 (50min)
  • Initial session: $495 (80min)

Therapist's note

If your insurance plan covers "out-of-network" services, Dr. Howe can provide billing statements with the information necessary to request reimbursement from your insurance company.


Location(s)

Brookline practice

1419 Beacon Street

#21

Brookline, MA 02446

Hours
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Work and Education

Private Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology Practice, 2016 - Present

Brandeis University Counseling Center, Staff Psychiatrist, 2019 - Present

Cambridge Health Alliance, Medical Director of Dual Diagnosis & Primary Care Addictions, 2015 - 2019

Hallmark Health System, Staff Psychiatrist, 2014 - 2016

Family Doctors, LLC, Psychiatric Consultant, 2014 - 2015

Partners Healthcare, Fellowship, Addiction Psychiatry, 2014

Cambridge Health Alliance, Residency, Adult Psychiatry, 2013

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2009

Amherst College, BA, History, 2004


Languages

  • English

Call 617-733-0165