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Latino Mental Health

Bilingual and Bicultural Team

The Latino Mental Health program is a multidisciplinary team of bilingual and bicultural psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors and community resource specialists who provide culturally sensitive services to Latino patients.  The Program is led by Dr. Claudia Epelbaum since September 2012.

The Latino Mental Health Program offers the following services:

Comprehensive initial evaluation

Psychopharmacologic treatment of general psychiatric disorders

Psychopharmacologic treatment of neurocognitive disorders

Individual Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy:

Body Mind Relaxation Group

Psychoeducational Group

Neuropsychological evaluation

Neurologic evaluation

This experienced team of professionals evaluates and treats general psychiatric conditions and neurological problems. It also provides supportive psychotherapy and group therapy as appropriate depending on the condition of the patient. The team works in close connection with the Cognitive Neurology Unit  led by Dr. Albert Galaburda and the network of Primary Care Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and affiliated clinics. 

 The main category of disorders treated are:

  Affective Illness

  Anxiety Disorders

  Psychotic Disorders

  Learning disabilities

  Mental illness secondary to Epilepsy

  Mental illness secondary to Parkinson's disease

  Mental Illness secondary to Multiple Sclerosis

  Mental Illness secondary to  Brain injuries

Education and Resources

In addition, the program provides important information and referrals to community resources, and sponsors educational seminars for patients and their families.  The Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program,  and its residents participate in this unit as part of their training.  Other local universities often have graduate students rotate through the Latino Mental Health Program in order to increase their expertise in the field.

The Latino Mental Health Program and Cognitive Neurology Unit sponsor Sobremesa, "A quarterly Symposium for the Healthcare Community". This event attracts distinguished speakers that present topics related to Cultural Psychiatry.

To learn more about our programs and services, please contact 617-667-4733


Contact Information

Latino Mental Health Services
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215