Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD, Psychiatrist in Boston
Dr. Toppelberg is an experienced, Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, usually working with ages 3-30. He evaluates and treats emotional/ behavioral difficulties including ADHD, depression, trauma, stress, anxiety, and selective mutism, and those preventing weight loss. He has focused on issues of performance at work, study and competitive sports. He regularly works with tour-level tennis players and other professional and student athletes. He is an expert in neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as learning and language disabilities. He runs psychiatric services at an excellent school for children/adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, the prestigious New England Center for Children.
Dr. Toppelberg teaches and conducts research at the renowned Judge Baker Children's Center and Harvard Medical School (see photo gallery and website). He formerly directed psychiatric services at Judge Baker's Manville School. His broad experience as a physician and psychopharmacologist has taught him a cautious science-based approach to medications, minimizing adverse effects.
In his child and adolescent work, he collaborates with and deeply values the views of parents and others involved. In his work with adults, his approach is collaborative and deeply respectful of individual preferences. ***NOTE: Insurances NOT accepted; only private pay. The office will provide invoices, if you would like to try to get reimbursed.***
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  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Buenos Aires Medical School
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: 76684 Massachusetts
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $390
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Wire

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Board certified (diplomate)
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Membership: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member Since: 1995


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Autism
  • Medication Management


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Performance/ mental issues in athletes
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Child Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Child and Adult Medication
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Parental Guidance
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017
Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD, Psychiatrist in Boston

Claudio O. Toppelberg

Psychiatrist, MD