Amber Frank, MD

Chief Psychiatrist - Massachusetts

"Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain." — Matt Haig

Specialty
Medication Management
Years of Experience
9
Locations
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New York
Education
  • Swarthmore College, BA
  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Cambridge Health Alliance, Residency
  • Harvard Medical School, Fellowship
Languages
English

Dr. Amber Frank is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency training at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School Adult Psychiatry Training Program.

Dr. Frank believes in a holistic approach to patient care. She strives to understand and treat every patient using a framework that includes not just the biological (medical), but also the psychological, social, environmental, and cultural elements that may contribute to an individual person’s experience of mental health and wellness.

Dr. Frank’s primary practice is medication management. She also integrates elements of psychotherapy into her work, typically within 30-minute follow-up visits. This may include supportive, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapy strategies, depending on a patient’s individual needs. Occasionally, Dr. Frank may believe that additional therapy is also needed and will recommend that you add a therapist to your care team.

With a clinical focus on general outpatient psychiatry, Dr. Frank has extensive experience working with patients from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ages, and life experiences. Her primary focus is working with adults with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. She also enjoys working with people who may be ready for simplifying complex medication regimens started during prior episodes of mental health treatment.

Prior to joining Talkiatry, Dr. Frank was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Residency Training Director at Cambridge Health Alliance. She also previously served on faculty at the University of Minnesota and has published and presented widely on topics related to medical education. Before pursuing a career in medicine, she worked in education and the arts, experiences that enrich her work as a psychiatrist.

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