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Qualifications and Experience
*Please note that Dr. Wasik is currently not accepting any new patients for the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Theodore P. Wasik has worked as a clinician and researcher in psychiatry and psychology for almost thirty years. In his private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Wasik sees patients with complaints of depression, anxiety, and self-esteem problems, which is often expressed as self-doubt and self-criticism. Also seen are patients who repeatedly do self-destructive things, whether it be from OCD or trouble resisting certain kinds of impulses. An area of specialty for Dr. Wasik are those patients who have bodily symptoms or pain where psychological factors play a role, such as IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and other psychosomatic complaints. The treatment used by Dr. Wasik for any of these problems is therapy on a once-a-week or more frequent basis, with psychoanalysis being available for those patients seeking an even more intensive form of treatment. Medication may be prescribed, but only conservatively and where needed. Patients seeking medication management only are also welcome. Dr. Wasik earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Catholic University of America and later studied neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. Training in medicine and psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Virginia was followed by advanced training in psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Today Dr. Wasik specializes in the treatment of adult patients, ages 18 and over, at his comfortable, converted Victorian house-turned-office at 61 Roseland Street, Cambridge, MA. Please visit my website tpwasikmd.com for further information on my practice. As I am currently accepting new patients, please feel free to schedule an appointment through ZocDoc. If there is no availability on ZocDoc, please feel free to give me a call, as there may be openings that are not listed on the ZocDoc site.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Wasik is an excellent psychiatrist that I highly recommend. I have seen him over the course of the last year and he's been able to help me in direct and meaningful ways. His personality and bedside manner make you feel immediately comfortable, and his depth of experience in psychoanalysis and talk therapy make you feel like you're in the right hands. It's hard to find a psychiatrist with the right mix of empathy and professionalism, and I'm glad I was able to find both with Dr. Wasik.
This is the most effective Psychotherapy I've received from a professional, highly recommended!
Dr. Wasik is an excellent doctor. He is kind, thoughtful and relatable. He makes therapy enjoyable and productive. There's nothing that I don't feel comfortable talking to him about which is liberating and something that I have been striving to find for some time.
Dr. Wasik was the first long-term therapist I've seen. I only stopped because my insurance changed. As someone who went through life not ever thinking he'd need a therapist, in one year, Dr. Wasik has helped me make significant changes in my life. I look forward to continuing my journey in therapy and continuing to improve the quality of my life. Dr. Wasik has been an important part of helping me make the first steps.
Dr Wasik is a excellent and professional psychiatrist and physician. He uses time tested techniques and knows when to guide but does not lead. His excellent work brought me out of a deep depression and assisted in improving many other areas in my life. My anxiety which was out of control when I before I began working with Dr Wasik, is now under control and I will be off all medications within a few weeks. I would highly recommend Dr Wasik to anyone looking to make improvements in your mental well being.
He was kind and knowledgeable but disorganized. Generally speaking you want some kind of continuity between sessions and he didn't seem to ever refer to notes from previous sessions, so they were often disjointed and didn't result in cumulative progress.
Dr. Theodore Wasik was very professional and extremely helpful. His office was comfortable and his place was easy to find, easy parking, in a beautiful neighborhood.
I've been seeing him for about 4 - 6 months at this point. I know the definition of a good therapist depends on the patient but for me, where I was new and uncomfortable to therapy, he was patient and I feel I've made great progress. Sometimes there's a bit of a wait (usually no more than 15 minutes) when previous appointments run long but seeing that I benefit from it frequently when he lets our sessions run over rather than cutting me off during insightful moments, I don't mind. Sometimes I also have to repeat details previously talked about but I also find that ok, given the time gap between our sessions and him seeing many patients. All in all, I've had a great experience working with Dr Wasik.
I saw him a few times and he was always very scattered and disorganized. He kept forgetting what we had talked about previously and would sit for 10 minutes reading notes from our past session.
I first started working with DR. Wasik a year ago when I was having very bad side affects to my Anti-depressant prescribed by my PCP. Within an hour of me contacting him he responded and asked a series of questions and set up an appointment. I have seen a few very good psychiatrists in the past but he is by far the best. He allows me the space to work thru my emotions and thoughts but remains present enough to interject when needed or asked. My health insurance recently changed and his practice did not take my new insurance. I have been so positively impacted by seeing him I decided to pay my insurance out of pocket in order to continue my work with him. I am usually a very critical person but I would without question recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Wasik is a wonderful psychiatrist. He has helped me immensely, he gives great feedback and challenges my thought process. I would highly recommend him.
The doctor would have problems staying awake on more than one occasion during my visit, and he always appeared focused on his wallet than my service. i would not recommend Dr Wasik
Dr. Wasik is an excellent clinician. He is on time, organized and able to accomplish alot in a short time through the use of expert therapeutic skills. It is a pleasure to go to his appointments. He is also a nice person who relates well to his clients. He has an interactive style which is probably wished for by most clients but not always accomplishable. Appointment time with Dr. Wasik is well spent.
Dr. Wasik is very professional and highly practical. He's a good listener and he knows how to make individualized recommendations based on your situation.