About Dr. Plant


Dr. Plant is a psychoanalyst and licensed clinical psychologist.  His private practice is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the heart of Harvard Square.   In addition to his practice, he also serves as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health  Alliance.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also a Faculty Member and Member of the Ethics Committee at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and he serves as a Supervisor and Faculty Member at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy.

Dr. Plant earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, and later earned a Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee.   In his graduate training, he received extensive experience in the practice of psychotherapy and psychological assessment, and conducted published research in the methods used for the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties in adults and adolescents.

In 2002, Dr. Plant moved to Boston to continue his training, completing a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance.  These programs provided intensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychological assessment in outpatient and inpatient settings.  Following this, Dr. Plant pursued psychoanalytic training, and in June, 2013 he completed the general training program in psychoanalysis at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.  (To read more about psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training, click here).

The focus of Dr. Plant’s service in private practice is the consultation, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults, adolescents and couples.  While he works with people who have a broad variety of personal concerns for which they seek help, colleagues often refer to him for concerns related to grief and loss, career development/change, interpersonal intimacy, and life changes.  He also has spent several years conducting neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy with individuals struggling with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other learning disorders.