Thank you for your interest in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI) Referral Service.  

BPSI’s Referral Service is a group of volunteer clinicians who assist people of all ages seeking a non-urgent referral to a psychoanalyst or psychoanalytic therapist member of BPSI for individual treatment in the modality of psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Please note that BPSI is not a treatment clinic, and does not provide direct clinical care or urgent referrals.   If you need immediate help, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.  Or, you may call 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  Alternatively, you can call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.   

Please click here to confidentially submit a referral request. 

It will be helpful to us if you could respond to the linked brief questionnaire. Please fill out all required fields then, click “Submit” and your confidential form will be submitted. 

  • A volunteer clinician from the BPSI referral service will be in touch within seven to ten days
  • If we are not able to provide you with a referral to a clinician in response to your request, we will recommend that you seek a referral from your primary care physician or local mental health center. 

Who are our clinicians?   

Members of BPSI who may take referrals are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health clinicians who all have additional training in psychoanalytic theory and practice; many of these professionals are currently in advanced training at BPSI, and some are graduates of one of BPSI’s advanced training programs.  

BPSI Members Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists provide treatment in their own private offices located throughout the Boston, North Shore, South Shore and Metro-West area. 


Fees and other treatment arrangements are made directly with the therapist providing service. 

Psychotherapist and Psychoanalytic trainees are able to negotiate an adjusted fee, and they will have a senior clinician overseeing the treatment.  Mental Health professionals seeking a training analysis in order to pursue training to become a psychoanalyst may seek a referral for adjusted psychoanalysis with a Training Psychoanalyst (TA). 

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