Howard M Katz, MD, Psychiatrist in Brookline
Over 35 years of practice, I have understood that first and foremost, a therapy relationship must provide trust and safety. In such a setting, close and active listening helps to illuminate a personís inner world and establish a dialog that deepens self-understanding and acceptance. An expanded narrative of the self and discovery of new modes of thinking leads toward more positive feeling and action. I am pragmatic: People want help with pressing problems in living and we go with what works Ė choosing from a range of psychodynamic approaches those best tailored to a personís specific needs.
My work is informed by long experience as a researcher (the neurophysiology of emotion, psychotherapy process and outcome, sleep and dreaming) and teacher. But the core of my identity as a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and psychotherapist has been forged in the crucible of deep therapeutic engagements with my patients.
I am certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association. I serve on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
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  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: 38395 Massachusetts
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $250 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016
Howard M Katz, MD, Psychiatrist in Brookline

Howard M Katz

Psychiatrist, MD