Ayelet Barkai, MD, Psychiatrist in Cambridge
People are often unaware of, and frustrated by, the emotional and relational roadblocks that repeatedly thwart them. I work with you to clarify and understand these issues and their origins, to help you effect positive change. I believe that the self-understanding that catalyzes such change is best reached by cultivating a psychotherapeutic relationship in which compassionate, honest and constructive communication can occur. I strive to create an environment that encourages the development of empathic and reflective self-awareness, recognizes and fosters resilience, and promotes your optimal well-being.
I am trained as an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and as an Adult Psychoanalyst. I specialize in combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment, psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I work with you within a collaborative model that recognizes and optimizes your strengths and focuses on your individual needs.
I work with adults, adolescents, parents and children in combined psychotherapy / medication treatment. Areas of interest include depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, childhood emotional and behavioral difficulties, and LGBT issues. ***My practice is currently full and am not accepting new patients--please check back for updates.***
Take the first step to help. Call Ayelet Barkai now - (617) 440-3237


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Albany Medical College
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: MA 80642 Massachusetts
  • Board Certification: ABPN


  • Avg Cost (per session): $250+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity / Out-of-Network
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency
  • Year graduated: 1997
  • Degree: Cambridge Hospital Child and Adolescent Fellowship
  • Year graduated: 2000



  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2016
Ayelet Barkai, MD, Psychiatrist in Cambridge

Ayelet Barkai

Psychiatrist, MD