Wayne Brunell

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
(617) 234-4405

Wayne Brunell

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1953 Massachusetts Avenue
#401020
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 234-4405
Offers online therapy

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About

I am a Board Certified, Harvard Medical School affiliated, Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Cambridge . I have had a subspecialty interest in treating OCD since the late 1980's. In addition to treating patients with OCD and related disorders, a large part of my practice is helping people who have depression, and anxiety problems such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Most of my practice involves psychotherapy with empirically tested psychotherapies such as CBT and ACT, and medication management. Many like the idea of seeing one person for therapy and medication instead of two.
I start with a thorough diagnostic evaluation, usually over two to three visits. Then, I discuss pros and cons of treatment options to work together with my patients to form a treatment plan. I use CBT treatments and mindfulness practices to limit use of medications to the minimum that is clinically needed.
During my residency, I trained with John Rush, MD, an international expert in the treatment of depression, and one of the pioneers of CBT. Years later, I worked at the MGH OCD Clinic for 4 years. I am a Physician member of the OCD Foundation, and I have lectured extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD. Time to make some changes? Let's start!

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners | MGBHP
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Health
  • GHI
  • Great-West Life
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Holman Group
  • Optum
  • Others
  • PHCS Network
  • Tufts
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 35 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 150121
  • School: University of Texas Medical School Houston
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry and Neurology

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IOCF International OCD Foundation
  • Certificate Date: 1996

Location

1953 Massachusetts Avenue
#401020
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 234-4405
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, GAD
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure and Response Prevention, Supportive
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • OCD Treatment
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 8 Apr 2022
Wayne Brunell

Psychiatrist, MD