Shane  Fischbach
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Shane Fischbach


Adult Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
1180 Beacon Street Accepting In-person
Updated November 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Dr Fischbach leverages his training in Neuropsychiatry to apply brain-science principles to help individuals 18+ struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and ADHD. He blends the rigor of Neuropsychiatry with the relational approach of a Psychoanalytically-Informed Therapist, drawing from his training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is motivated to give the personalized, warm care he would want a family member to receive. He takes care of individuals who already have therapists ("medication back-up") and as an integrated prescriber and therapist himself.

Dr Fischbach takes a layered approach to psychiatric diagnosis. After diligently screening for traditional psychiatric symptoms, and prescribing medications judiciously to reduce symptom burden, he strives to look beneath the surface to identify areas where psychotherapeutic approaches may enhance an individual's quality of life in a targeted way. What happens next looks different for every client. One person may benefit from a focus on attachment styles in relationships. A client struggling with OCD symptoms may gain most from adopting an Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) approach. Yet another person may find balance from a focus on the Mindfulness Tradition. What unifies Dr Fischbach's different therapeutic techniques is his focus on treating every client not as a collection of symptoms or diagnoses, but as a mosaic of an individual, seeking a return to wholeness. In therapy, some individuals may benefit from visits every 2 weeks or every month; others may gain most from traditional weekly treatment.

Dr Fischbach's treatment philosophy is influenced deeply by his mentors and colleagues at Brown University, Brown Medical School, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and by the Zen Buddhist Tradition.

Visits may be in-person or virtual, based on shared decision making. In-person appointments take place at 1180 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA.

Message to clients

After our initial visit(s), we can decide together whether we are a good clinical fit. Once we've decided to build a therapeutic relationship, I will take care to provide you with a personalized treatment map that details which approaches I recommend we take, how long I expect it might take for you to notice change in your life, what this change might look like, and how frequently I recommend we meet. This process is both collaborative and iterative.

Psychological growth is an investment, and I'm conscious of the financial cost and time commitment it can require. While there is often no 'quick cure' to psychological challenges, I feel it is my professional and ethical duty to help you as efficiently as possible.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

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

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shane Fischbach 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: $450 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $300 (30min)

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
  • Credit 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
Therapist's note


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 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

1180 Beacon Street practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

McLean Hospital, Division of Neurotherapeutics, Staff Psychiatrist , 2023 - Present
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry Resident, 2019 - 2023

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, MD, 2019
Brown University, AB, Biology, magna cum laude , 2015


Massachusetts: 295162