Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart, Psychiatrist in Somerville, Massachusetts — Zencare
Kristofer  Joondeph-Breidbart
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Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart

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Adult Psychiatrist, MD
Massachusetts, New York, California Accepting Online
Davis Square, Somerville Accepting In-person
Updated July 25, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

I graduated from UMass Medical school and was trained in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Prior to going to medical school I received a Masters in Teaching from Boston University and worked as a teacher. This unique background affects my approach to psychiatry. I believe that a good psychiatrist should work with you to help you learn about yourself and your mental health.

I am trained in a variety of therapeutic styles including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, and Gottman style couples/relationship therapy.

During my time at CHA I worked extensively with the Gender and Sexuality Clinic to serve patients of diverse sexual and gender identities. I also co-lead a group therapy for individuals in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. I have taught at the American Psychiatric Association’s specialized rotation for HIV Psychiatry, including lectures on how to provide effective telepsychiatry, and I have presented at a national meeting on teaching providers how to better work with patients to prescribe medications.

I am a licensed physician in Massachusetts, New York, and California.

I offer in person appointments in Somerville, MA as well as secure telehealth appointments to those residing in Massachusetts, New York, and California.

In addition to medication management I offer individual and relationship/couples therapy.


Message to clients

There isn’t one approach to medications or therapy that’s right for every person. I’ll take the time to get to know you and your goals to tailor an approach that fits your needs. Every person is unique, and that’s how I approach my practice. Some people do well with medication alone, some with therapy alone, and some prefer a combination of both.

I am trained in a range of therapy styles including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, and Gottman style couples/relationship therapy.

I offer in person services in Somerville, MA, as well as secure telehealth appointments for individuals residing in Massachusetts, New York, and California.

Creating a supportive and inclusive environment is key to allowing you to bring your whole self to therapy. I have specialized training in working with gender and sexual minorities. I welcome individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Likewise, I have experience not only with couples but with poly and non-monogamous relationships as well.


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
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

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 - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • 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 - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • 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 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Thu 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Fri 6 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Davis Square, Somerville practice
53 Chester St, 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 Closed
  • Tue 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 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