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Alyssa Rautenberg, M.D.

Psychiatrist   |   Cambridge, MA

Dr. Rautenberg provides psychiatric care for adults representing a variety of genders, sexual orientations, and racial and cultural backgrounds. She provides psychiatric medication management and individual psychotherapy. Dr. Rautenberg believes that developing a strong therapeutic connection with each of her patients is an essential element of the healing process. 

 Her style is engaged, down-to-earth, and collaborative. Her approach to treatment centers around empathic and open-minded listening. She strives to understand the whole person, including each individual’s relationships, socio-cultural identities, and past experiences, in order to help her patients better understand themselves and make the changes they want in their lives.  

Dr. Rautenberg works with patients who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD, identity formation, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and more.  

Dr. Rautenberg uses a collaborative approach in psychiatric medication managementshe works with each individual to make shared treatment decisions about whether medication may be beneficial. She values exploring each client’s goals, while carefully weighing risks, benefits, and alternatives to medication. She uses integrative psychotherapy, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavior modalities, depending on each patient’s needs.  

Dr. Rautenberg received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where she served as Chief Resident of Psychotherapy. She is currently completing advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and she is a Teaching Associate at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. She sees patients in our Cambridge office. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

 

 

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