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.
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)
Jacob Howe is not in-network with any insurances.
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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.
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
"In addition to his academic qualifications in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Howe is a thoughtful, skilled, warm and empathic clinician. He strives for excellence in everything he does. He consistently shows unwavering dedication to his patients. I find him a delight to work with and feel privileged that we have the continued opportunity to work together. I would unequivocally recommend patients to Dr. Howe with complete confidence that they would get the best possible care. He has impeccable judgment and the highest of ethical standards. I know that if he believed that a patient would be better served under someone else’s care, he would not hesitate to make this recommendation and make every effort to assist in an appropriate referral."- Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH • May 2017
"I have worked closely with Dr. Howe in the past, and can say with confidence that he is excellent clinically, down to earth, personable, and respectful towards patients. He is fair and balanced in his professional style, and especially skilled in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and addiction treatment. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing his services. He is a top notch psychiatrist."- Laura Warren, MD • May 2017
"Dr. Howe is a dedicated psychiatrist who brings a detailed, thoughtful approach to his patients. He cares deeply about his work and thinks comprehensively about all aspects of a person’s history — environmental, social, cultural, psychological, and biological — that may impact emotional well-being."- Amber Frank, MD • June 2017