Robert  Kitts

Robert Kitts

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for weekend appointments in Cambridge practice (updated November 08, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College health
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ and gender identity issues
  • School and work burnout

Professional statement

Dr. Robert Kitts is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who has been working in Boston for over ten years. He works primarily with children, teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, and parents. Dr. Kitts draws from a number of approaches in order to best meet the needs of his clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy, as well as mindfulness practices.

Dr. Kitts focuses on clients dealing with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, college health, and school and work burnout. Dr. Kitts also has experience with academic issues, ADHD, bipolar disorder, chronic illness, compulsive behaviors, existential challenges, impulse control, parenting, transgender topics, and trauma.

Dr. Kitts graduated from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University with his MD after receiving his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He trained at Boston Children’s Hospital and stayed on as faculty for a total of 9 years, including being the training director of its Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. He is as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Kitts is currently a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Bentley University.

Message to clients

I've always wanted to be a physician since middle school, and to work with adolescents and kids. I really believe in providing and supporting youth and young adults, empowering them, and creating an environment that makes them have a much more likely chance of being successful in life.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, panic attacks, phobias

College health - Challenges with adjusting in college, issues with career direction, relational issues, feeling like an imposter, perfectionism challenging one’s self-esteem

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

LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues; for transgender individuals, includes advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues

School and work burnout - Feeling overwhelmed by school, postgraduate training or work; decline or loss in passion in one’s work; feeling trapped and hopeless about career path

General expertise


Robert Kitts 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: $275 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $175 (30min)
  • Child and adolescent intake sessions: $500 (120min)
  • Adult intake sessions: $375 (90min)


Cambridge practice

678 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Bentley University, Psychiatrist, 2018 - Present

Massachusetts General Hospital, Attending Psychiatrist, 2016 - Present

Harvard Medical School, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, 2009 - 2013; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 2007 - Present

Boston Children's Hospital, Attending Psychiatrist, 2009 - 2016; Associate Training Director, 2012 - 2013; Training Director, 2013 - 2016

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, MD, 2004

Cornell University, BS, Biology, 2000


  • English

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