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Richard D. Ginsburg, PhD


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Adult and adolescent psychotherapy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety.
  • Relationship and Life Transition Challenges
  • Sport Psychology and Injury Recovery
  • Concussion Assessment and Treatment
  • School and Athletic League Consultations
  • Youth Sports Talks and Parent Education
  • Group and Couples Psychotherapy
Medical Education
  • PhD, UMASS
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender


Dr. Richard D. Ginsburg is the Co-Director of the MGH PACES Institute of Sport Psychology, Director of the MGH Child and Adolescent Group Psychotherapy program, Director of Psychological Services at the MGH Youth Concussion Clinic, and assistant clinical professor of the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a clinical psychologist and sport psychology consultant, Dr. Ginsburg offers a broad range of clinical services to children, adolescents and adults and conducts youth and professional sport research and is co-author of Whose Game Is It, Anyway, A guide to helping your child get the most from sports, organized by age and stage. Over the course of the past decade, Dr. Ginsburg has served as a sport psychology consultant for the Harvard Men's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Water Polo and Women's Ice Hockey Teams as well as the U16 and 17 Women's National Soccer Team (2007) and the Boston Breakers (2010). He is also a member of the US Lacrosse Safety and Science Committee. Dr. Ginsburg provides talks and consultations nationally to youth, high school, and collegiate athletic programs. He is an experienced athlete at the high school and college levels having played lacrosse and soccer at Kenyon College, where he won all-conference and all-Midwest honors. He is also a former independent school student, teacher and coach.

News & Events

  • Breaking through the wall

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer… One Step at a Time

  • Get in the Game

    Clinical and Sport Psychologist Richard Ginsburg provides advice on how to help children foster a healthy love of sports and physical activity.


Sports Concussion Clinic
175 Cambridge St
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-9722
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6300
MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723
Phone: 617-726-7797
Fax: 617-726-6950

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