Kristofer  Joondeph-Breidbart
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Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart

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Adult Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, New York, California Accepting Online
Davis Square, Somerville Accepting In-person
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart, MD, is a psychiatrist who specializes in working with adults from diverse backgrounds, including young adults, professionals, LGBTQ individuals, and couples. As a compassionate and experienced therapist, Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart provides a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their emotions and thoughts.

Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart's approach to therapy is centered around creating a warm and welcoming environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and emotions. He offers supportive therapy, which helps clients identify and build upon their existing strengths, while also providing guidance and tools to navigate challenging situations. Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart also specializes in psychodynamic therapy, which helps clients explore and work through underlying emotional issues that may be impacting their mental health. In addition to these therapy modalities, he also provides medication management services designed to help clients achieve optimal mental health. By working together, Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart can identify the right medications and dosage for you, and monitor their effectiveness over time, while also helping you develop insight and create lasting change.

Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. He is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, and has a particular focus on gender and sexuality. He is also experienced in treating OCD using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart is committed to providing the highest quality care to his clients, and regularly attends trainings and conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices.

Dr. Joondeph-Breidbart's office is located in Davis Square in Somerville, and he also offers virtual appointments for clients who prefer remote sessions.


Message to clients

I'm a psychiatrist with a passion for helping individuals achieve their mental health goals via several modalities, including supportive therapy and psychodynamic therapy. My approach is rooted in creating a safe and welcoming environment, where clients can open up and explore their emotions and thoughts.

Through supportive therapy, I work with clients to identify and build upon their strengths, while also providing guidance and tools to navigate challenging situations. This approach can be particularly helpful for those experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression.

In addition to supportive therapy, I also specialize in psychodynamic therapy. This approach helps clients explore and work through underlying emotional issues that may be impacting their mental health. By fostering a deeper understanding and awareness of the root causes of their struggles, clients can gain insight and create lasting change.

As Carl Rogers once said, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." My goal is to help clients achieve this self-acceptance and create a path towards growth and healing.

In addition to individual therapy, I also provide couples therapy. My approach is based on creating a safe and supportive environment where couples can explore their emotions and strengthen their communication. I have experience working with couples of all types, including those in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. Whether you are looking to improve your communication, work through conflicts, or simply deepen your connection, I am here to support you on your journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling relationship.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart 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: $350 (50min)
  • Initial session: $525 (80min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (25min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I can verify out of network benefits and submit reimbursement claims for you.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM -1 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Tue 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Davis Square, Somerville practice
175 Elm Street, Suite C3, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Cambridge Health Alliance, Adult Psychiatry Resident, 2018 - 2022

Harvard Medical School, Adult Psychiatry Residency/Graduate Medical Education, 2022
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2018
Boston University, Master of Arts in Teaching, 2010


Licensure

Massachusetts: 288089

New York: 314147-01

California: A177531


Languages

English