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Jacob Howe(He/Him/His)

Psychiatrist, MD
Existential challenges / crises-Chronic illness-Substance use-Anxiety-Depression-Bipolar disorder-Insomnia-Trauma-
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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.

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 the number to the right.

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.

Work and Education

Private Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology Practice
Brandeis University Counseling Center, Staff Psychiatrist
Cambridge Health Alliance, Medical Director of Dual Diagnosis & Primary Care Addictions
Hallmark Health System, Staff Psychiatrist
Family Doctors, LLC, Psychiatric Consultant
Partners Healthcare, Fellowship, Addiction Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance, Residency, Adult Psychiatry

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2009
Amherst College, BA, History, 2004


Massachusetts: 249862




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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


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

  • Individual sessions:$400 (50min)
  • Initial session:$995 (80min)

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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
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.

Professional endorsements

"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, MPHMay 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, MDMay 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, MDJune 2017